The Monday Memo: Rock & Roll Song, Graham, & Football

Dear Past, Thank you for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rock and Roll Song
  • Rev. Franklin Graham
  • Big Football Games
  • One More Thing

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Children in Cages

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.Associated Press

Today would be a great day for the Trump Administration to stop separating children from their families at the border.

Over the weekend, more and more people came out against this cruel act being administered by the Trump Administration.

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Caught My Eye…

When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective. – George C. Marshall

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 dreamers & the wall, Robert Mueller, Oprah 2020, hypocrites, Sheriff Bob Edwards, and one more thing!

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Terrific News Tuesday

And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? –Chuck Noland (Cast Away)

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Stuff the Bus
  • GFPS Facilities Tour
  • 10th Street Bridge
  • Decision America Tour 2016
  • The Heart Story

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The Sunday Message

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

I happened to see that the Decision America Tour 2016 is coming to Helena, Montana, next week (August 9). The event will be held at the state capitol at noon.

The Decision America Tour is part of Christian evangelist Franklin Graham’s ministry. Franklin Graham is the son of famed evangelist, Billy Graham.

I have not always agreed with some of the tactics used or things said by Franklin Graham, but I do believe it’s always a good thing to pray for our leaders and our nation. I think it’s important to vote.

According to an article in the Great Falls Tribune, the Decision America Tour will not endorse political candidates or legislation, and no candidates or current public officials will speak at any of the rallies.

That’s a good thing.

According to the Decision America Tour website:

Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.

You can visit the Decision America Tour website HERE.

 

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Wednesday’s Topics: Istanbul & Benghazi

We’ve had another suicide attack, this time in Istanbul, Turkey. We also saw the release of the House Republicans’ Benghazi report.

I’ve got an opinion about each – so read on…

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Trump: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the toughest jobs in the United States might just be GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s communication director and/or press secretary.

The communications director is one of the paid campaign staffers whose job it is to explain/defend Trump’s statements. Being a communication director or press secretary is a great job when all is going well, but when a scandal hits or the boss says something stupid, it can become a freaking nightmare.

Plus, as the press person you have to be somewhat nice to reporters. Believe me – I’ve done many interviews and sometimes it’s difficult to keep from telling some reporters where to go.

Donald Trump seems to be able to “strike a nerve” just about every week with some outrageous statement. His press office must be busy. Although he’s pretty bombastic, he leads in just about every Republican Presidential poll. Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.

He seems to be saying what many Obama haters believe deep down, but they are afraid to say out loud.

The Republican Party probably never thought that Trump would be relevant this long. Now he is becoming a problem. He could win this darn thing and take down the Republican Party all in one year! He already threatened to run as an independent and that would also sink the Republicans. If Trump is the Republican nominee for President, then the Democrats would probably win back the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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