Caught My Eye…

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. – Bertrand Russell

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 Zinke and Trump, Gianforte takes questions, Montana and drunk driving, Obama and ISIS, the DEA and Reefer Madness, and this week’s “One More Thing” is a must read!

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about these important issues:

  • Motl vs. Wittich
  • ISIS Hunting Tag
  • Plane-Gate – Shortchanged?
  • SCOTUS’ 4-4 Decision
  • D.C. Madam’s Call Log
  • Trump’s Campaign Manager
  • Quote of the Campaign

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Monday’s Odds & 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:

  • Tribune’s New Conservative Columnist
  • Aaron Rodgers & Muslims
  • Obama – ISIS is Contained
  • Democratic Presidential Debate
  • Wyoming House Seat
  • Peyton Manning/Broncos

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the 200th edition of “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 tourism in Montana, unemployment, ISIS on Twitter, Zinke & PTSD, cholesterol-fighting drug, Noah, new troops in Iraq, highest-paid athletes, terror attacks, civil liberties, Clinton’s emails, Obamacare, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome – thanks for dropping by!

“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 spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about the budget deficit, Brittany Maynard, unemployment, Nobel Peace Prize, life expectancy, Jackson Browne, U.S. Supreme Court, cool things found on Google Earth, suicide, ISIS, baseball, Colbert & Montana, the flu season, and much more!

Prepare yourself – your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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The Sunday Message

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.Psalm 23:4 (ESV)

This past week it was disturbing to hear about another beheading of an innocent person by the ISIS terrorists. That person’s name is Alan Henning and he is from Britain. He is the father of two children, and he was on his fourth aid mission to Syria when he was captured.

The actions by ISIS are pure evil. They must be stopped. I pray that God will give the leaders of our country and those with us in the anti-ISIS coalition the wisdom needed to defeat this evil.

There are six things the Lord hates. There are seven things he cannot stand: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, a mind that thinks up evil plans, feet that are quick to do evil, a witness who lies, and someone who starts arguments among families.Proverbs 6:16-19 (NCV)

 

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On Alert

Gallup released a new poll yesterday that told us “Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low 43%.”

That’s one of the reasons President Barack Obama needs to hit a home run during his speech tonight. According to the Associated Press, the President will talk about his plans “to combat Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.”

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