Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the first “Caught My Eye” of March – I can almost see spring from my underground bunker!

NOTICE: Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, so make sure you get up at 2:00 a.m. to set your clocks ahead one hour. For the people in Iowa reading this, that means it will be 3:00 a.m.

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

Today I write about changes at the Great Falls Tribune & some suggestions, problems with the new guy at the Air Force Global Strike Command, Ryan Zinke and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Charter Communications, Jeannette Rankin, Lucky for Life, the Selma anniversary, Curt Schilling, and much more!

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Hey Cable Guy – You’re on Probation!

I am a long-time cable television subscriber – about 35 years. I’ve gone through the never-ending changes in cable companies here in Montana (we should be given a medal). They all promise in some way that they are providing me “with the very best products at the very best value.”

Charter is just the latest company to offer cable, internet, and phone service in Montana.

I’m a television and internet guy – and I’ve got the belly and the large butt to prove it! All I want is to turn on my TV and click on Google Chrome and have them work. I watch mostly sports and news – and I watch movies over Netflix and catch up on some shows via the internet. One of the main reasons I am keeping my cable is because I watch a lot of football and football is on ESPN, NFL Network, and Fox Sports – all of which I need cable or I need to switch to satellite service.

I officially placed Charter on probation a month or so ago when my cable was out. I told the nice lady from Charter that I was tired of them squeezing every last dime out of me. My cable was quickly fixed. While I was on the phone, I also pointed out that one of their websites said certain channels were “Included in All TV Packages” and that I was not getting these channels. She told me that service in Montana was different and I said something like, “You can’t be serious.” A few days later, I was surfing and those channels were now showing up on my television.

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly fix of “Thursday Numbers.” The weekend is in sight!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about unemployment, Missoula County, Rep. Eric Cantor, Healthy Montana Initiative, Montana GOP Convention sponsor packages, President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Charter Cable, Barry Beach, AG Tim Fox, Rep. Steve Daines, Sen. John Walsh, President George H.W. Bush, veterans, DUI, and much more!

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