The Wednesday Read: Trump, Sales, & Parker

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

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

  • Trump’s Tax Return
  • Scott Sales & Cyclists
  • John Parker – District Court Judge

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Thursday Numbers

Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice. – Donald J. Trump (Feb. 1, 2017)

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 campaign fundraising, unemployment, Arthur Lichteof, John Parker, Brett Doney, Robert O’Neill, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Rex Tillerson, Super Bowl 51, Punxsutawney Phil, Jonathan Motl, Steve Bullock, Betsy DeVos, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein

Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional blogger…

Welcome to the big show to end the week! This is the first “Caught My Eye” of 2016, and the 280th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 include:

  • Real ID
  • Cascade County Attorney
  • GF Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Obamacare Vote
  • CNN’s Town Hall Meeting
  • Natural Born Citizens
  • Plus Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, Jon Tester, and Tim Fox are all mentioned in today’s column.

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1.6 Years Per Life

Many folks in the Great Falls (Montana) community woke up Sunday morning September 25, 2011, and heard about a horrible accident that happened early in the morning at the Loading Zone bar.  As details emerged over the next few days, we found out that a driver plowed into the bar killing three people (Jeffrey Scott, Tony Hiatt, and Daigerrys Leon) and injuring two others.

With the case coming to a close and a sentence rendered last Friday, it’s time for me to offer my personal commentary.

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