The Wednesday Read

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. ― Warren Buffett

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Update
  • Breaking News
  • School Lunches
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

In order to be old and wise, you first need to be young and stupid. – Unknown

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Trump Picks Gianforte
  • Red Flag Laws
  • Rev. Franklin Graham
  • Brawl of the Wild

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Caught My Eye…

I’ve found that if you tuck one part of your pant legs into your sock, people expect less of you. – Unknown

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

*This is a very special CME. It is CME #425. Wow – that’s 425 Fridays that this column has been posted. It’s one of the favorite columns of my readers! Thank you for reading.*

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:

  • Montana Legislature
  • Montana Defense Alliance
  • The Wager
  • One More Thing

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Brawl of the Wild

It’s officially Cat-Griz week across Montana – this is the week when the Montana Grizzlies take on the Montana State Bobcats in a college football game called the Brawl of the Wild.

It’s the 113th meeting. Meeting 113 times for anything is pretty impressive. I will have the one key thing you need to know about the game later in this column.

This year’s game will be held in Bozeman – home of the Bobcats. The Bobcats are 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference, and the Grizzlies are 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference. A few years ago when players (and some coaches) were getting arrested frequently, someone joked that they might need to hold the game at a field near the Montana State prison. They have done better in keeping out of trouble since then, it seems.

I’m an outsider. Heck, I’m not even a 4th or 5th generation Montanan, and I don’t play one on TV. I also attended another university in Montana. So I don’t have a horse in the race although I have friends on both sides of the fight, and I watch both teams often. I do know that people take this game very seriously – and there are some great jokes told about each team during the week. The media will tell us about families who split like it’s a civil war during this week – Mom and Dad went to one University and little Billy is playing for the other.

This week you can vote for who you think will win the game – take my poll HERE. Results will be released on Friday in my “Caught My Eye” column.

If you are a politician then the “Brawl of the Wild” game is the place to be. You have to attend and shake hands with folks and wave a lot. You also have to act like you enjoy football – you have to be seen.

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