Tuesday’s Quick Hits

A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done. — Napoleon Hill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Good News for Bullock
  • Bad News for Bullock
  • Daines Heading to China
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read: Flynn, Reporters, and China

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work. – Walter Cronkite

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Michael Flynn
  • Be Kind to Reporters
  • China’s Social Credit System

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MT Senate 2014: In the Land of China…

Most Montanans who follow politics know that Max Baucus resigned from the U.S. Senate to become the U.S. Ambassador to China. He was given the Ambassadorship because he was not running for office again, and the Democrats wanted to give someone a head start to keep the senate seat with the Democrats. That someone ended up being Lt. Governor John Walsh.

Before all this happened, about all I (and Baucus) knew about China came from Forrest Gump who said, “In the land of China, people hardly got nothing at all.”

According to the campaigns of U.S. Senate candidates John Walsh and Steve Daines, China has something that belongs to Americans: American jobs. To hear them tell the story, it’s all because the other guy let the jobs go to China.

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Caught My Eye…

Oh man – just a few hours until we make it to another summer weekend!  Congrats!

Your reward is another edition of the (almost) award-winning column “Caught My Eye.”  Caught My Eye is the column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and offer some commentary (as well as some sarcasm).

It’s the column that the “political junkies” from around the country visit to see if their candidate made “The Political Inbox” section, or if they even received a mention in Caught My Eye…

This week we take a look at Little League baseball, a goodwill trip, treatment of the media, nude fishing, what the New York Times says about the Rehberg/Tester race, abandoning veterans, and what showed up in my political inbox.

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Caught My Eye…

If it’s Friday, then it’s time for “Caught My Eye” the weekly (almost award-winning) column where I take a look (sometimes with a little sarcasm) at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week.

This week I take a look at global warming, powerful women, a visit to the Guard, China, the IRS, and much more.

Since it’s Friday and not much work is getting done, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s look at the news… Continue reading