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!
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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 a Jeb Bush fundraiser, unemployment, Hillary’s e-mails, the world’s oldest person being really old, it pays to grow old, Teflon Jon, the Montana Legislature, Americans for Prosperity – Montana branch, singer-songwriters, Ronda Rousey, the veto vote, Obamacare & the Supremes, and much more!
Thanks for stopping by to read “Thursday Numbers.”
If this is your first time, this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).
This week I write about Mega Millions, the VA backlog, unemployment, ObamaCare enrollments, Xbox, fee increase, Judge Pinski, Max Baucus, John Kerry, Tea Party, Colt .45, Cade Foster, wreaths across America, and much more!
It looks as though we’re going to attack Syria, probably with air strikes, and probably sooner rather than later. I’m thinking it will happen later this week. After the air strikes, nobody knows what we will do and that is what bothers me.
If we use our military to attack Syria, then we have inserted ourselves into their civil war.
Some reports say the Obama Administration is giving some of the leaders in Congress a heads-up (not asking, but telling) that the attack is coming. Some members don’t like that.
Hopefully nothing will interfere with congressional vacations.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told people, “We are ready to go.” In other words, we are ready to go kick some ass. The Administration’s wartime cheerleaders (Hagel, Kerry, Biden) seem to be out in force. People may start thinking that “W” is in charge again.
In case you missed it, former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman visited North Korea for a few days and met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un, who has been the “Supreme Leader of North Korea” since December 2011.
Let me repeat that: Dennis Rodman was the first American to meet with Kim Jong-un.
It was a very successful diplomatic mission. Plus it gave Rodman five more minutes of fame.
Kim Jong-un and Rodman reportedly watched a Harlem Globetrotters game and talked basketball. Rodman is six feet seven inches tall and he was a five-time NBA Champion and seven-time NBA rebounding champion. Kim Jong-un is five feet five inches tall. He has trouble rebounding, but he is the dictator of over 24 million people.
I have not confirmed the rumor they acquired matching tattoos and piercings.
Who’s the cat that won’t cop out…when there’s danger all about? MAX! Right On!
OK, maybe the theme song from Shaft goes a little too far in describing Montana’s Max Baucus and his career in the United States Senate – way too far – Baucus is really not cool at all.
Nonetheless, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has picked Montana’s Max and two other senate democrats (Patty Murray, John Kerry) for spots on the new Super Committee. They will join nine others in cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal budget before Thanksgiving. The Super Committee needs seven votes to pass anything – Max Baucus could easily be that seventh vote.
Baucus was “working” at a market in Billings on Tuesday when word came that he was Harry Reid’s man. Baucus took time out from stacking the grocery shelves with yogurt to issue a statement saying, “I’m humbled to be appointed to the committee to help tackle this critical issue for Montana and the American people.” Continue reading →
Within a few minutes of the tragedy in Arizona the blame game started. The left blamed the right and the right blamed the left.
The cable news networks picked their sides and the debate started.
It’s time for everyone to just shut up – take a step back. Do no harm. People were murdered – one was a nine year-old girl – who just wanted to meet the congresswoman – a role model. Others have also suffered and some will be scarred for life both mentally and physically. Continue reading →