The Monday Memo

As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am…that you’re not here to ruin it for me. –Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Steve Daines
  • Malmstrom & Migrant Children
  • Islamophobia

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Caught My Eye…

Aliens probably ride past Earth and lock their doors… – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Todd Capser
  • Daines and the Census
  • Pope Francis
  • Inside Montana Politics
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Today is another chance to get better. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Kudos – Billings Gazette
  • Faith Leaders & I-186
  • Trump & Pence Visits
  • Zinke in Trouble?
  • Deadly Force
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Trump in Missoula
  • Tryon vs Houck Part ?
  • LR-129 – No Thanks
  • Rosendale – Cease and Desist
  • 25 Days
  • One More Thing – Kanye Version

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Thursday Numbers

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions jackpot, unemployment, median U.S. household, the Orioles & the Red Sox, Montana lawmakers & a pay raise, Trump or Media poll, Tester & Trump produce, Bob Woodward’s bestseller, Billings & Trump & #PlaidShirtGuy, Verizon, Apple iPhone, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Fighter & Winner, Happiest States, & 57 Days

Whenever you feel like giving up, think of all the people that would love to see you fail. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Fighter & Winner
  • Happiest States
  • 57 Days

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The Wednesday Read: Drunks & Child Abuse

Montana, Montana, Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast, You’re easily the best
Montana, Montana, Where skies are always blue…
-Montana State Song
-Lyrics by Charles Cohan, Melody by Joseph E. Howard

We are about to enjoy another one of those great summers in Montana, with thousands upon thousands of people visiting the state to see our mountains, visit our parks, and fish and float in our rivers.

Sadly, Montana is becoming well-known for a couple reasons that should bother us all: drunk driving and child abuse.

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