Caught My Eye…

I was hoping for a battle of wits, but you appear to be unarmed. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show 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 commentary so be warned!

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

  • Legislative Referendum 129
  • Recounts in Montana
  • Cascade County Elections
  • Ryan Zinke
  • CNN’s Jim Acosta
  • Fox News’ Tucker Carlson
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

This is a special edition of “Caught My Eye…” about President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Great Falls, Montana.

We need to work every day from now until the election. For your family, for your community, the country, for your constitution. And this November, I need you to get your friends, get your colleagues, get your neighbors, and get your ass out to vote. – President Donald J. Trump (Great Falls, MT 07/05/18)

I don’t think there’s a much more exciting thing to witness than the President visiting your town – it’s especially great when you don’t have to work or volunteer at the event.

The people in and around Great Falls, Montana, and almost every Republican I can think of from Montana showed up early and in massive numbers for President Donald J. Trump on Thursday (July 5) and the President delivered a speech that was, shall we say, typical Trump.

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Terrific News Tuesday

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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:

  • Montana Constitution
  • Vets for Vets Stand Down
  • Steve Daines’ Offices
  • The Hug

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Caught My Eye…

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. – Donald Trump

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME). It’s also the first CME of May!

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 Montana & Trump, bumper sticker update, Gianforte’s patch, Trump & the Republicans, Fox News & Ed Henry, Cruz & Twitter, Beer & ice cream & cupcakes & blood, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 campaign fundraising, George W. Bush & veterans, U.S. Army cuts, 40th Helicopter Squadron, unemployment, fundraiser for Bullock, music, U.S. Marines, electricity rate increase, fatal automotive accidents & Montana, and much more…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!”

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 the Mega Millions jackpot, Taylor Swift, food stamps, Great Falls Public Schools, Obamacare, Uranus, John Lewis, Montana Democrats, unemployment, Montana Republicans, Obama’s approval rating, Bush’s approval rating, “FunnyOrDie,” flood warnings, veterans & suicide, Congressional job approval, Gov. Steve Bullock and his documents, and much more!

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Gallup’s Most Admired for 2013

When Gallup published their most admired list for 2013, the first thing I thought was this will send conservatives over the edge.

Why? Gallup reports, “For the sixth consecutive year, Barack Obama ranks as the Most Admired Man among Americans, and Hillary Clinton is again the Most Admired Woman. Both won by comfortable margins.”

I think the key line is “Both won by comfortable margins.”

For as much hatred that is spewed from the right about Obama and Clinton, they are more admired than Pope Francis, former President George W. Bush, and even former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

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