DHS Secretary Nielsen: Crash & Burn

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Emma Lazarus

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared in front of the White House press corps yesterday in an attempt to defend the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents who enter the U.S. illegally.

Overall Nielsen came across as cold-hearted – very cold-hearted. She seemed to be in over her head when she tried to explain things.

About the only other member of Trump’s cabinet who has a colder heart is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The funny part, if there is one, is that Nielsen contradicted many things that Sessions and other members of the President’s team said about the policy

Nielsen tried to blame Congress. I think she fails to realize that the President’s Republican Party has majorities in the Senate and House.

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Thursday Numbers

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. – Paul Bryant

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 Jared & Ivanka, a Capitol Hill home, unemployment, California, Donald Trump, Jr., George H.W. Bush, Matt Rosendale realtor, abortion, Trump & North Korea, the media & the Trump Administration, REO Speedwagon, Flag Day, Jon Tester dirt farmer, and much more.

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale, Junior, & Working Together

Some of our folks went to Washington to drain the swamp and made partnership with the alligators instead. – Fred Thompson

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale in DC
  • Junior Coming to Montana
  • Working Together

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Debate, Summit, & Breaking the Law

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • The Debate Thing
  • The Summit
  • Breaking the Law

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Thursday Numbers

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E.B. White

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 Montana’s Primary Election, Beth Baker, unemployment, oysters, the obituary, Liberty County Patriots, gambling, the news, cloning animals, Jon Tester’s 15th bill, the NBA Finals, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day, Tweets, & Pardon

If I were president of the United States and I had a lawyer that told me I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Election Day
  • Junior Tweets
  • Pardon Me

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Memorial Day, Vacation, and One Week!

I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don’t you, Clark? – Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Here we are – it’s a Tuesday that seems like a Monday! Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Trump’s Memorial Day Tweet
  • Trump’s Memorial Day Speech
  • Vacation Time
  • One Week Out

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Caught My Eye…

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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 Trump, Daines, and Twitter, Fagg vs Rosendale, Ethics Complaint, Tester’s number 14, the canceled summit, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

I hate it when I see some old person and then realize we went to high school together. – Unknown

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 August recess, Montana ACLU and Steve Daines, E-City Beat, Trump’s salary, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer. – Yogi Berra

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 Michigan State University, Powerball Lottery, unemployment, Trump’s ethics disclosures, Michael Avenatti & interviews, Indianapolis 500, satisfaction, “Top Gun,” Armed Forces Day, Billings’ bad boys, Special Counsel, the NBA Draft lottery, and much more!

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