Caught My Eye…

Always remember that someone else is happy with much less than you have. – Unknown

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 Border Deal
  • Loser Teachers
  • Covington Catholic High School
  • Sheriff of Social Media
  • One More Thing

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The Sunday Message

I sought for a man among them who would build a wall, and stand in the gap before me on behalf of the land, that it should not be destroyed… – Ezekiel 22:30

That must mean Donald Trump is supposed to build that wall, right? He will keep our land from being destroyed, right?

I saw some friends post the verse (above) from Ezekiel on Facebook and decided to check it out. It’s not accurate. Someone decided to edit it to fit their beliefs and many people posted it without checking the accuracy – or they did check it and decided to spread the lie.

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Caught My Eye…

Freedom, well, that’s just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone. – Glenn Frey/Don Henley “Desperado”

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 Republicans smelling blood in Senate race, The Western Word Poll, the “Too Many Years” hypocrisy, Sean Hannity, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

Better days are coming; they are called Saturday and Sunday. – 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 CNN Town Hall, Steve Daines, Greg Gianforte, School Resource Officer, Lindsey Vonn, Fake News, Olympic Figure Skating, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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 best of the Montana Blogs for 2017, #Montana tweets for 2017, the sheriff, fake news, and one more thing!

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The Wednesday Read: “It Is What It Is”

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford

A new Marist Poll found that for the ninth consecutive year, Americans say “whatever” is the most annoying word or phrase used in casual conversation.

The Marist Poll also found:

33% of Americans consider “whatever” to be the most annoying word or phrase. The recent addition of “fake news” takes second place with 23% followed closely by “no offense, but” with 20%. 11% think “literally” is the most grating word used in conversation while 10% assert “you know what I mean” is the most agitating.

You can read more about the poll HERE.

The phrase that ticked me off the most in 2017 is “It is what it is.”

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The Sunday Message

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill*

Winston Churchill died in 1965. As you may know, he was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1940s and 1950s.

The quote from Churchill (above) was long before we had social media.

Here we are in 2017, so that “lie” can probably get around the world 10 times “before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

That’s because of social media.

We hear a lot about “fake news” these days which may be news the person it’s directed at does not agree with, or maybe it is actually fake. There are people who spread the sketchy stories about people or issues mostly because they want to harm that person or issue.

Sometimes they don’t check on what they are posting or they actually believe it. Some probably don’t care.

There are several websites out there which will help you find out if the story is true or false.

The internet is a wonderful tool to help us stay in contact with family and friends. It is also a wonderful tool for learning. We just need to make sure what we are learning and passing on is fact and not fiction.

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. – Proverbs 12:22 (NIV)

Have a great week!

*A friend pointed out that this quote did not come from Winston Churchill.

The Website https://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/07/13/truth/ has this to say about the quote:

Jonathan Swift can properly be credited with the statement he wrote in 1710. Charles Haddon Spurgeon popularized the version he employed in a sermon in 1855, but he did not craft it. At this time, there is no substantive support for assigning the saying to Mark Twain or Winston Churchill.

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