Caught My Eye…

Never in a million years could I have imagined going to a bank teller with a mask on and asking for money. – Unknown

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

NOTICE: CME is coming to you, STILL, I repeat STILL, coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

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:

  • The Conspiracy
  • Opening Up America Again
  • Major Polls
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

If your path is more difficult, it’s because your calling is higher. – Unknown

Happy November!

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:

  • The Impeachment Vote
  • Facebook & Twitter
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Trump in Missoula, Gianforte, Voting, & More

There will be many chapters in your life. Don’t get lost in the one you’re in now. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Trump in Missoula (Important Update)
  • Gianforte & Taxpayer Dollars
  • False Information on Voting
  • In the Red

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Thursday Numbers

There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. – Daniel Webster

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 Greg Gianforte, Facebook, poop train, Ryan Zinke, Denise Juneau, unemployment, snow, Donald Trump, RGIII, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

I’ve always loved investigations. – Robert Mueller

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 Great Falls Police Department, Jimmy Kimmel & healthcare, Facebook & politics, Paul Manafort, dotard, and One More Thing!

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The Wednesday Read: Spicer, Gianforte, Tester, Taxes, & Friends

To rule is easy, to govern difficult. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

  • Spicer & Hitler
  • Trump, Jr. & Gianforte
  • MT U.S. Senate 2018
  • Daines & FEMA
  • Billings Gazette – Pro Gas Tax Increase
  • Petrini & Friends

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Swearing-in/Swearing-at

“Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life.” – Donald Rumsfeld

It’s that time of year when newly-elected officials take the oath of office with swearing-in ceremonies. There are various ceremonies all across the fruited plains from small city halls and courtrooms all the way to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Thank you to all who have taken the time to serve. Your service is very much appreciated.

The 64th session of the Montana Legislature will convene on January 5 in Helena, which means January – April will probably be more exciting than it should be. Republicans control the state House and Senate, but the Governor is a Democrat.

Republicans Steve Daines and Ryan Zinke will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate and to the U.S. House of Representatives, respectively, on January 6 in Washington, D.C. Republicans will control the House and the Senate, but the President is a Democrat.

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Campaign 2014: The Fun Begins

As of today, there are 63 days until the November 4 General Election, but probably the most important date for Montana politicians and campaigns is October 6, 2014. That’s the date by which ballots are mailed to electors on the absentee list.

That’s only 34 days from today (or about 816 hours). Here in Montana, more and more voters are mailing their ballots instead of waiting until Election Day.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – thanks for stopping by!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Facebook, Apple iPhones, mill levy, Governor Steve Bullock, Mariah Carey, Great Falls visitor center, coffee pot problems, IRS, Presidential sushi, Chicago Cubs, Jodie Foster, Obama’s job approval rating, 2014 Senators Classic Committee, Icebreaker, Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, clemency, earthquake, Russian bombers, unemployment, and much more!

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