Terrific News Tuesday

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

Welcome to 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:

  • Early Special Graduation
  • Movie Night
  • The Bag of Cash
  • Twin Toddlers
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Kentucky Derby

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Thursday Numbers

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. – Franklin P. Jones

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 Mega Millions, Steve Bullock, unemployment, Great Falls International Airport Director, Great Falls Public School District’s food truck, troops in Afghanistan, Ryan Zinke, Hillary Clinton, The Ark Encounter, veterans & suicide, vulnerable House members, Oscar Pistorius, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill

Welcome to the big show! This, dear friends, is the 275th Caught My Eye!

If you are a first-time visitor, Caught My Eye is posted every Friday. 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 sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both. Everything is fair game because I’m independent.

Today I write about VA claims pilot program, Daines & Paris & Syria & Fundraising, the Paranoia Vote, Greg the Explorer, Great Falls International Airport, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead for 15 years. – Harry S Truman

Welcome to Wednesday! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into an “Odds & Ends” or “potpourri” column. Today is one of those days!

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The “Odds & Ends” today include these topics:

  • Great Falls International Airport
  • Rasmussen & Planned Parenthood
  • Gallup: Rating Congress
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • Seahawks/Lions
  • Jason Whitlock

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Caught My Eye…

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

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 flirting and politics, the Veterans Party of Montana, Iran Deal & Daines/Zinke, Great Falls to Chicago, the GOP Presidential Debate & some facts, Dislike, the Kansas City Chiefs choke, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – where knowledge is power!

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. Everyone and everything is fair game.

This week I write about Fifty Shades of Grey & Russell Wilson and Lolo Jones, Affordable Care Act, unemployment, Great Falls International Airport, protecting the disabled & elderly, Obama’s favorable rating, Google Street View images, hiding bottles of beer, Jeb Bush, drunk driving, our most important problems, fourth graders, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the last Friday of June and to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye.”

If you are a first-time visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Daines sending a letter, a hoedown with Max, Jon, and Steve, Medicaid, airport parking, Wendy Davis, Senate immigration bill, and lots more – plus I have three winners on this week’s Making Montana Proud list!

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