The Wednesday Read: School Starts, Anti-Tester ads, & Farewell Message

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • School Starts
  • Anti-Tester Attack Ads
  • Farewell Statement from Senator John McCain

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The Sunday Message: John McCain

I consider myself a Christian. I attend church. My faith has sustained me in very difficult times. – John McCain

Rest in Peace, John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain, who may be the last statesman in Washington, D.C., died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

McCain may best be remembered for a response he gave to a lady during an October 2008 townhall meeting when McCain was running for President (back then politicians still had the guts to hold town hall meetings).

The woman told McCain that she did not trust Barack Obama because he was an “Arab.”

“No, ma’am,” McCain replied. “He’s a decent family man, citizen, who I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is about.”

In watching McCain over the years, it was obvious that he could be just as tough on people from his own party as he was on people who were Democrats. I sometimes cringed when McCain questioned people during committee hearings because he was tough on many of them.

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Caught My Eye…

This is a special edition of “Caught My Eye…” about President Donald J. Trump’s visit to Great Falls, Montana.

We need to work every day from now until the election. For your family, for your community, the country, for your constitution. And this November, I need you to get your friends, get your colleagues, get your neighbors, and get your ass out to vote. – President Donald J. Trump (Great Falls, MT 07/05/18)

I don’t think there’s a much more exciting thing to witness than the President visiting your town – it’s especially great when you don’t have to work or volunteer at the event.

The people in and around Great Falls, Montana, and almost every Republican I can think of from Montana showed up early and in massive numbers for President Donald J. Trump on Thursday (July 5) and the President delivered a speech that was, shall we say, typical Trump.

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Agent Orange, Betting, Ballots, & Apologize

Hey folks – I am running late today due to medical appointments. Don’t worry – I am still healthy enough to continue to pick on Republicans and Democrats!

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Harmless to Humans
  • Place Your Bets
  • June 5 Primary
  • One More Thing – Apologize!

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Caught My Eye…

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

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 that I am providing commentary about today include Fagg vs Rosendale, Montana Roots, 2020 Census, Thomas McInerney, Stamp Out Hunger, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on. – Thurgood Marshall

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 that I am providing commentary about today include Judge Ingrid Gustafson, Net Neutrality, Mueller, The Tax Bill, and One More Thing!

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The Wednesday Read: Health Care, McCain, & Special Election

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. – Otto von Bismarck

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Senate Health Care
  • McCain’s Speech
  • Montana Special Elections

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Terrific News Tuesday

The road to success is always under construction. – Arnold Palmer

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:

  • U.S. Senator John McCain
  • Miracle Treat Day
  • Montana State Fair
  • NFL Training Camps

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Thursday Numbers

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course. – Lee Trevino

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, losing health insurance, unemployment, fact-checking the President, John McCain, Fox News Poll, drought disaster, Donald Trump, White House briefing, working together, the sixth month, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. – Stewart Udall

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • John McCain
  • Steve Daines
  • Ryan Zinke
  • Nothingburger

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