Monday’s Quick Hits: Stapleton, Face the State, & Concealed Carry

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. – Henny Youngman

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • SoS Corey Stapleton
  • Face the State
  • Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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Caught My Eye…

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke

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

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include government funding, Corey Stapleton, Cascade County Sheriff, Women’s Marches, NSA Extension, Michael Lange, Fake News Awards, Joe Biden, and One More Thing that will leave an indelible picture in your brain…

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Thursday Numbers

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. – Katharine Hepburn

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 campaign ads, unemployment, Stapleton, Minnesota Twins, Hugh M. Hefner, the total solar eclipse, Trump’s tweets, a third political party, job approval, kneeling during the national anthem, University of Montana enrollment, the Montana VA Health Care System, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Graham-Cassidy and Stapleton

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Graham-Cassidy
  • Corey, Corey, Corey

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The Wednesday Read: Gianforte, Tester, & McCaskill

I take my vacation on the combine and tractor. – Jon Tester

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Friends & Family Vacation
  • Gianforte & WH Press Briefing
  • Lee Newspapers & Tester
  • WaPo on Gianforte

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Caught My Eye…

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. – Bob Hope

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

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary on today include Republicans & Healthcare, Montana & fuel taxes, special election by mail, Daylight Saving Time, One More Thing, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Election Bloodbath

In the state of Montana, the Republicans almost wiped out the Democrats in statewide races. It was a bloodbath.

It all started with Democrat U.S. House candidate Denise Juneau losing to incumbent Republican Ryan Zinke. I never actually thought that race would be close. It wasn’t.

There are still votes to be counted because for some reason election after election it seems the Montana election officials have problems election night counting the votes. I checked some national maps at 6:30 a.m. and states like Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Utah all had 99% of their votes counted. Montana had 90% at that time (78% of precincts reporting).

So we wait, and wait, and wait.

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Caught My Eye…

In honor of 9-11:

Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.  –U.S. Senator John Kerry (2004)

Welcome to Friday – and this is not just any Friday – this is the Friday before the first Sunday of NFL football!

If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where 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 snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about Corey Stapleton and the Montana GOP, the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, fundraisers, Iran nuclear deal, government shutdown, the eleven, suicide awareness, and much more so buckle up!

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MT Politics 2014: Primary Thoughts

It was primary election day on Tuesday and that means it’s almost as great a Super Bowl Sunday for me! I hope you voted for the candidate of your choice! If you were a candidate, thanks for running.

Here are some of my thoughts about the main races: U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

It did not take long for Representative Steve Daines to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here in Montana. The race was called for Daines around 8:35 p.m.

A few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Democratic Senator John Walsh was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. In a statement received here at The Western Word (TWW) Walsh said, “We know what’s at stake with this election, and we will keep holding broken Washington – from our own Congressman to the White House – accountable.”

I did not receive a statement from the Daines campaign.

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MT Campaign 2014: Two Weeks!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks two weeks before the June 3 primary election – then the real fun starts!

Meanwhile, Republicans across Montana can be heard saying, “Candidate, candidate on the ballot, who is the purest conservative of them all.”

I’m thinking they may need to conduct a DNA test or play a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors to settle this dilemma.

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