Caught My Eye…

Well, I know what’s right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground
And I won’t back down
– By Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne

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

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 will be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Questions for Tester & Rosendale
  • Little Shell Recognition
  • NRA Endorsements
  • New Rosendale Ad
  • Kavanaugh Hail Mary
  • One More Thing



CIA Torture Report

Every day on the USA Today website they list the “5 things you need to know” for that particular day. It is part of my morning read from around the web.

The number one thing they listed for today is “Angels strut for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.” I actually appreciate the reminder.

The number two thing they listed for today is “Torture report: Is summary’s release a good or bad thing?”


Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!  By the way, it’s perfectly fine to take a break from work to read Caught My Eye.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Dark Money, apprentice hunter certificate, One America News Network, MSNBC, Olbermann, The Girls on Fox News, CPAC 2013, Feinstein v. Cruz, Menendez Grand Jury,, St. Patrick’s Day, and much more!


Feinstein and Guns

A faithful reader and commentator (Barry) pointed out to me that U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) made some silly remarks about veterans and gun ownership last week. So I checked it out and today’s column is about Feinstein and guns. By the way, if you have tips or ideas about columns, you can leave a comment or e-mail me at

To set this up, I am a veteran who spent almost 12 years in the military (honorably discharged). I carried an M-16 rifle for several of those years. I currently own four guns, I don’t actually think President Obama is lurking outside my home waiting to take them, the Patriot Act does not scare me, and drones do not bother me (I do love to joke about all these things).

Sometimes the intelligence of elected officials fascinates me. For example, an article in about Sen. Diane Feinstein reported, “She was especially concerned over veterans being able to acquire the weapons.”

It goes downhill quickly for Feinstein.  (more…)

Published in: on March 13, 2013 at 8:17 am  Comments Off on Feinstein and Guns  
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