Terrific News Tuesday

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here are the stories that caught my attention for this week’s TNT column:

  • Grizzlies Do Good
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Bob Seger
  • Joe Thomas
  • Talk like a Pirate Day

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Caught My Eye…

Thanks for visiting! For those keeping track, there are just 39 days until the November election!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about Ryan Zinke & John Lewis, debating, Eric Holder, Bob Seger, people who need to get off Facebook, follow me, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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Sunspot Baby

“Man that was sure unkind…” –Sunspot Baby lyrics by Bob Seger

That’s what I was thinking after reading that most of Kansas and Missouri was switched from the Kansas/Missouri men’s basketball game to the Michigan/Michigan State men’s game on Saturday.

Being located over a thousand miles from the game, I really did not think too much about it when Greg Gumbel said CBS was switching from the Kansas/Missouri game to the start of the Michigan/Michigan State game.  I figured that here in Montana I was lucky to see a few minutes of the game.

But for some reason, CBS switched the game on their affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri – in the heart of the border rivalry! I also heard it was switched in Columbia, Missouri – the home of the Missouri Tigers. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Here we are almost at the official end of summer. I only hope the cold weather can hold off a little longer so my tomatoes will ripen! Have a great time this Labor Day weekend and remember, if you drink don’t drive! I want you back next week to read The Western Word.

In this week’s edition I take a quick look at some of the stories that “Caught My Eye” that I did not have time to write about this week. Enjoy!

POW/MIA bracelet:

Get your tissues out; this is a very touching story about a POW/MIA bracelet being returned to a family. We must never forget those who did not return.

Number 24:

No, NASCAR fans, I am not going to write about Jeff Gordon (NASCAR #24), but about Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) being ranked #24 in the House and Senate. Not in seniority, but in riches. The Hill’s annual look at the 50 wealthiest members of Congress was released this week and Rehberg is estimated to be worth $10.9 million. Continue reading