Thursday Numbers

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. – Charlotte Whitton

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Erin Andrews, SPAM, unemployment, Steve Bullock, Greg Gianforte, Jesse Laslovich, the Great Wall of China, Matt Rosendale, Stand Against Violence, Fear and Hate Day of Action, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, contested Montana state legislative seats, Rafael Edward Cruz, GOP Presidential debate, Republicans who won’t support Trump, Ben Carson, and much more!



Caught My Eye…

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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 caught my eye this week include Montana Robocalls, Montana Governor Poll, Montana Marijuana, FBI & the iPhone, VA Inspector General, GOP Presidential Debate, and much more!


Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Smith’s Column in the Tribune
  • Lee Newspapers & MTN
  • Angela McLean
  • GOP Presidential Debate
  • Saturday Night Live Opening


Caught My Eye…

In honor of 9-11:

Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.  –U.S. Senator John Kerry (2004)

Welcome to Friday – and this is not just any Friday – this is the Friday before the first Sunday of NFL football!

If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about Corey Stapleton and the Montana GOP, the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, fundraisers, Iran nuclear deal, government shutdown, the eleven, suicide awareness, and much more so buckle up!


Caught My Eye…

There you are – you made it through this long week and Friday is well underway – Congratulations!  So now you deserve to take a few minutes of your time to enjoy another exciting edition of Caught My Eye.

Caught My Eye is my weekly column where I take a brief look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and often offer some commentary.

Today I take a look at defense/military news, how we are getting debated to death, the political practices job opening, a couple birthdays, Jeopardy, I share some e-mails from my political inbox, I celebrate a milestone on Twitter, and much more!


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