Caught My Eye…

To all Americans tonight, in all our cities and towns, I make this promise: We will make America strong again! We will make America proud again! We will make America safe again! And we will make America great again. – Donald J. Trump 07/21/16

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 this week include analysis of Trump’s speech, Al Baldasaro & Treason, Bullock/Gianforte & Debates, the Montana Family Foundation Pledge, the Tracy Houck Matter is NOT closed, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

I’m back!

I’ve been traveling due to a family issue, but I have been watching the news and taking notes! Here are a few of my opinions on some of the things that caught my attention:

  • City Commissioner Tracy Houck
  • Gregg Smith & the Sex Shop
  • Melania Trump & Plagiarism
  • Trump is the GOP Nominee
  • Notes from my Travels

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Terrific News Tuesday

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vince Lombardi

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:

  • Veteran Ronald Doney
  • Fort Harrison VA Medical Center
  • Lewis & Clark Humane Society
  • Montana Medical Marijuana Cards
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship

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Montana Monday: Nukes, Healthcare, Bathrooms, Picnics, & Slurpees

Some of the major issues I will be writing about today include Malmstrom’s nuclear security, health insurance rate increases, the bathroom lawsuit, the topless picnic, and Slurpee Day 2016!

Malmstrom Nuclear Security:

The Great Falls Tribune has a story posted this morning about Malmstrom Air Force Base and the security of nuclear weapons. As of 6:00 a.m. this morning the Tribune story on the website began with these two paragraphs:

Many of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missile sites across 13,800 square miles in Montana are in remote areas, farmer’s fields, or may otherwise appear to be unprotected.

But a complex security network ensures each of the nuclear weapons in the care of airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base are secure at all times.

First, there are not “450 intercontinental ballistic missile sites across 13,800 square miles in Montana.” There are 150 missile sites in Montana. There once were 200, but in 2007 the congressional delegation (Sens. Baucus, Tester, and Rep. Rehberg) allowed the Air Force to start the process of removing 50 missiles.

Maybe the Tribune “military” reporter should take a road trip to count the missile sites?

U.S. Senator Steve Daines told his constituents in a May 2016 press release “Right now, our world’s most powerful weapons are sitting unsecured in Americans’ backyards.”

I called Daines’ statement “pure BS” and I’ve been proven correct many times since then. The article from the Tribune once again proves Daines is a failure at understanding defense issues.

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Terrific News Tuesday

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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:

  • Tribal Healthcare Grant
  • Montana Law Enforcement Academy
  • Powerball Winners
  • Young Professional Profiles
  • Pope Francis
  • Common Age
  • The Twinkie

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Thursday Numbers

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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 defrauding Medicare & Tricare, Mega Millions, Daines & Payment in Lieu of Taxes, unemployment, same-sex marriages, sex assaults on campus, Weyerhaeuser, Doolittle Raiders, Montana roadway deaths, U.S. House sit-in, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Scum), top landowners in Montana, Daines & press releases, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. – Leo Buscaglia

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 Trump & aircraft carriers, Trump & nuclear, unemployment, General Mills, prison guard, Ichiro Suzuki & Pete Rose, terror watch list & guns, snakes in Montana, Lewis and Clark County coroner’s office, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy & the filibuster, Custer County MT & rape, deer & dogs in Helena, and much more…

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