The Monday Memo

Don’t regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many. – Unknown

Welcome to another Monday!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • MTGov – Gianforte
  • MTAL – Stapleton
  • Trump 2020
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader, sell ice cream. –Steve Jobs

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

REMINDER: Today (Friday, June 14) is Flag Day. Fly your flag proudly!

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 be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

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

  • Bullock Out
  • Trump & Foreign Governments
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • Kellyanne Conway
  • Rocky Mountain High Colorado
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d have to miss the dance
-The Dance (Garth Brooks)

Welcome to the big column 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 be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

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

  • Gianforte – Governor
  • Stapleton vs Bullock
  • Trump at Normandy
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

There was a safety meeting at work today. The boss asked me, “What steps would you take in case of a fire?” “Great big ones” was the wrong answer. -Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include the Mega Millions jackpot, fortune cookies and the lottery, the White House & limos, Vice President Mike Pence & U.S. Senator Steve Daines, unemployment, made-up news, Biden/Trump & the Texas poll, Trump’s job approval, Royals/Orioles records, Duckworth & #CadetBoneSpurs, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

If you want to assert a truth, first make sure it’s not just an opinion that you desperately want to be true. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Daines Saves Job Corps?
  • Tester’s Endorsement Promise
  • Jeopardy!

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The Monday Memo

Maturity is when you have the power to destroy someone who did you wrong, but you just breathe, walk away, and let life take care of them. –Unknown

Welcome to Monday – and to the first column of June!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Stapleton vs Bullock II
  • U.S.S. John S. McCain
  • Meghan Markle

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Thursday Numbers

I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes. She hugged me. -Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Great Falls parking meter rates, Trump’s three-minute meeting, John Walker Lindh, border wall completed, top movies, same-sex marriage, troops to the Middle East, unemployment, Trump’s golf outings, Mega Millions, Powerball, and much more!

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