Monday’s Odds & Ends

Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn

Happy Monday! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • Anti-Refugee Rally
  • Two-Party Political System
  • U.S. Senate Freshman
  • Jeb Bush
  • Social Security Misinformation

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Caught My Eye…

You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning
– “Positively 4th Street” by Bob Dylan

Welcome to the big show to end the week – the last “Caught My Eye” (CME) of January! Did I ever tell you how much I hate January?

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.

Today’s topics that caught my eye this week include:

  • Montana Democrats & Hate Group
  • AG Tim Fox & Reelection
  • Applause…
  • GOP Presidential Debate
  • Jeb Bush & Christians
  • Tom Brady’s Letter

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. – John F. Kennedy

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Montana GOP’s Closed Primary
  • A Blog’s Obsession
  • Wittich Responds
  • Obama is coming for your guns
  • GOP Presidential Debate – My Winner is…

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Thursday Numbers

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are. – John W. Gardner

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 World Series viewers, the Royals parade, unemployment, the garbage man, Griz/Cats/Saints & playoffs, area code, Packers & Broncos, election results, Jeb Bush, the undefeated, and much more!

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Mass Shootings: Stuff Happens

This past week we had another mass shooting – this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Next time – and there will be a next time – it may happen in your neighborhood.

Our hearts are sad and broken for those killed and wounded there just as our hearts were sad after Sandy Hook and Tucson and Aurora and our hearts will be sad and broken next time.

It’s always interesting to read what some people say are solutions to the mass shooting epidemic in the United States.

“If this place was not a gun-free zone…”
“If someone would have been carrying a concealed weapon…”
“If we had stronger gun laws…”
“If we had fewer gun laws…”
“If they would have had armed security…”

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