Kavanaugh – An Independent View

On Friday the Senate Democrats won a small battle over the Senate Republicans when they convinced Republican Jeff Flake to announce that he wanted a week delay and to further investigate Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I also heard that Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins went along with Flake’s demand. The Republicans need their votes.

Anyone who watches politics knew the fight over Trump’s nomination was coming.

Over the years we’ve had the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas nomination process that turned nasty. Recently the Merrick Garland nomination was shut off by the majority Republicans, which was called a cheap tactic on one side and a great move on the other side. Others being nominated to the highest court could have turned nasty, too, if maybe they kept a calendar and drank some beer in high school. (I did one of those)

What goes around comes around. If the sides were flipped you can be sure the Republicans would try to win at all costs.

This “winning” turns my stomach and it should turn yours. It does give me something to write about.

Today we are concentrating on a prep school guy who may have assaulted a high school girl at some place she can’t remember, on a date she can’t remember, and she does not remember how she arrived at the unknown location of the alleged assault or how she left that unknown location.

We don’t have to believe her, but many do.

We don’t have to believe him, but many do.

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Thursday Numbers

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

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 unemployment, photos with Michael Flynn, NFL Draft, Fox News poll, Most Beautiful Democrats running for President, Trump’s approval rating, Jon Tester & Ronny Jackson, the American Bankers Association & Tester, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. – Joseph Hall

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 plowing snow in Montana, unemployment, school lunches, Andre the Giant, U.S. House, MSNBC surging, homes for Montana veterans, NRA & Russia, NBA playoffs, Stanley Cup playoffs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Social Security beneficiaries, 2018, claims for unemployment, Montana Millionaire drawing, the NFL this Sunday, least intelligent dogs, most admired for 2017, top media stories for 2017, Montana unemployment, the top column for 2017 from The Western Word, and much more!

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That Uranium One Deal/Scandal

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

Probably one of the best explanations of the “Uranium One deal-Clinton Foundation scandal” came from Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith.

The Washington Post reported that Smith debunked what his own network has called the Hillary Clinton uranium “scandal,” infuriating Fox viewers, some of whom suggested that he ought [to] work for CNN or MSNBC.

Since I am a little older, I can still remember back to a time when we wanted and expected our anchors to tell us the truth and be accurate and not partisan.

You can catch the explanation from Smith below. It’s some of the best six minutes of reporting that you will ever see from the Fox News channel:

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The Indictments

Nobody should underestimate how much Paul Manafort did to get this campaign to where it is right now.Newt Gingrich (Last August)

CNN reported on Friday a federal grand jury in Washington on Friday approved the first charges in the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources briefed on the matter.

So we eagerly waited for Monday. The New York Times reported early Monday that Paul Manafort, who once ran the Trump campaign, was told to surrender.

Several news outlets, including Fox News, reported that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates were indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the US and money laundering.

In addition, Fox News reported that a guilty plea by former Trump campaign policy adviser George Papadopolous was announced by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He admitted to making false statements to FBI agents as part of the investigation.

It was reported that Manafort and Gates surrendered to authorities Monday morning.

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Caught My Eye…

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Seneca

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

Buckle up!

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 this week include VA Montana and the media, Bozeman Daily Chronicle & Gianforte, Bullock’s first campaign ad, “Fox and friends with benefits,” the Milky Way, Summer Olympics, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George Edward Woodberry

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 cash to Iran, state revenue concerns, state liquor stores, Gianforte donations, unemployment, Home Depot in Missoula, the Montana GOP invoice, Bullock’s airfare, Obama’s commutations, the Fox News presidential poll, and much more…

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Politics 2016: Super Tuesday Analysis

That was a fun evening. Merica!

Here are some of the headlines about Super Tuesday:

Rubio Falters again as Trump Extends His LeadYahoo

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Cemented as 2016 LeadersAP

Top Super Tuesday takeaways: Clinton and Trump Near the Promised LandUSA Today

Trump, Clinton cement status as 2016 front-runners with big winsThe Hill

Trump, Clinton capture key wins on Super TuesdayReuters

Continue reading for the best independent analysis…

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Thursday Numbers

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

Welcome to the “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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include federal budget deficit, Oprah Winfrey & Weight Watchers, Zinke & Juneau fundraising, Montana Republican Party’s Winter Kick-Off, Trump & Fox News, Space Shuttle Challenger, Tester & Veterans, Best Super Bowl announcing teams, Montana Democrats & Greg Gianforte, unemployment, and much more!

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