Caught My Eye…

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. —Carl Bard

Welcome to the big show! If you are a first-time visitor, “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 Gallatin County Republicans and the Montana Democrats, the Missoula Gun Ordinance, Miller endorses Gianforte, Badger Guns, local TV News, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista & Royals’ Kendrys Morales, and much more!

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MT Politics 2014: Primary Thoughts

It was primary election day on Tuesday and that means it’s almost as great a Super Bowl Sunday for me! I hope you voted for the candidate of your choice! If you were a candidate, thanks for running.

Here are some of my thoughts about the main races: U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

It did not take long for Representative Steve Daines to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here in Montana. The race was called for Daines around 8:35 p.m.

A few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Democratic Senator John Walsh was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. In a statement received here at The Western Word (TWW) Walsh said, “We know what’s at stake with this election, and we will keep holding broken Washington – from our own Congressman to the White House – accountable.”

I did not receive a statement from the Daines campaign.

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MT Politics 2014: Final Shots

One day until primary Election Day here in Montana! Are you ready? ARE. YOU. READY?

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow (Tuesday). Montana voter information, including how to register to vote, can be found HERE.

And, if you want to know what’s going on, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord on election night for updates! If you don’t have Twitter, my Twitter feed is here on the right side of the page at TheWesternWord.com.

It’s been an interesting primary election season, probably one for the history books because of the contested primary races and the number of ads on television. Here are some thoughts.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the 199th edition of “Caught My Eye!” Buckle up!

PLEASE NOTE: Take a moment this weekend to remember the veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country and pray for their families and friends.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 – or both.

Today I write about Walsh’s new ad called “Melissa,” Daines’ new ad called “Rebekah,” Montana ExpoPark and the Montana Attorney General, Zinke responds, Daines does not, Obama sends a deputy to help veterans, a new poll about the military, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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MT Campaign 2014: Two Weeks!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks two weeks before the June 3 primary election – then the real fun starts!

Meanwhile, Republicans across Montana can be heard saying, “Candidate, candidate on the ballot, who is the purest conservative of them all.”

I’m thinking they may need to conduct a DNA test or play a few rounds of rock-paper-scissors to settle this dilemma.

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MT Campaign 2014: Daines, Walsh, & Zinke

It was a tough weekend here in Western Word country. It snowed a little less than four inches on Sunday and, although it melted, it made for a gloomy Mothers Day.

To make matters worse, I did not get drafted or even called by any NFL teams during the draft this weekend (I had even “bulked up” some). This is something like the 30th year I have not been drafted…

There’s good news! I am here to write! Today I write about a Steve Daines campaign ad, and I write about Ryan Zinke earning a big endorsement. Plus, Gallup polling says we’re not that enthused about the 2014 elections.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” Thanks for stopping by; now buckle your chinstrap!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” 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) just to make you smile or to make you shake your head.

This week I write about tourism, NBC, unemployment, Big Sky Freedom Fund, levy elections, Lois Lerner, Steve Daines, John Walsh, my mom, Ryan Zinke, Tea Party, Benghazi, the three stooges, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by to read “Caught My Eye” – the first one for May! Tighten your belts and let’s get started!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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.

Today I write about Political Practices and Cyndi Baker, Randy Vogel v. Ken Miller, the Missoula shooting, John Walsh – “Kennedy,” Elsie Arntzen – “We Can Do Better,” The Weather Channel, Sprint’s Framily plan, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” – and welcome to May! Thanks for stopping by!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” 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) just to make you smile or to make you shake your head.

This week I write about the sage grouse, Malmstrom AFB, unemployment, the “anchor tenant,” Mission Accomplished, my Twitter followers, Paul McCartney, Josh Huestis, Jameis Winston, the anniversary, KFC, Taco Bell’s beef, minimum wage, most visited stores in the USA, Ryan Zinke bus tour, Jon Tester, John Walsh, Steve Daines, B-1 bomber, and much more!

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MT House 2014: The Circular Firing Squad

Today I was going to write about the new TV ads from the Ryan Zinke and John Walsh campaigns – two veterans who honorably served their country. I was probably going to mention the fact that they did not shoot at drones in their campaign ads.

All that changed when I read an e-mail from Ken Miller and then heard similar comments from Rick Hill.

Miller sent an e-mail yesterday in effect saying Zinke was not conservative enough. Miller wrote, “State Senators Matt Rosendale, Corey Stapleton and Elsie Arntzen would all serve this state and conservatives well.”

Ironically, Hill posted a message on his Facebook page yesterday basically saying Zinke was not conservative enough, too. Hill supports Elsie Arntzen saying, “I am supporting Elsie’s candidacy. There are three strong conservatives to choose from. But Ryan is not one of them.”

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