Tuesday Commentary: Robocalls, Politics & Religion

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. – Thomas Paine

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Robocalls in Montana
  • Politics and Religion

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Caught My Eye…

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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 caught my eye this week include Montana Robocalls, Montana Governor Poll, Montana Marijuana, FBI & the iPhone, VA Inspector General, GOP Presidential Debate, and much more!

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Dirty Rotten Campaigning

If you’re a regular reader of The Western Word you know that I have offered my commentary about the automated phone calls (Robocalls) conducted during campaigns. I don’t care for them.

They are also against Montana law (MCA 45-8-216).

According to the Associated Press (AP), the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices “ruled last month that Citizens for Strong Law Enforcement should be penalized for thousands of automated phone calls to voters…”

88,400 calls…made way back in mid 2008. I believe I received one of those calls. The harm and the pain, not to mention the valuable time it cost me, is worth about a half a million… Continue reading