The Monday Memo

Always remember…Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Hello July – you beautiful thing!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • MTGov – Cooney
  • Trump – North Korea
  • Kamala Harris

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Thursday Numbers

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. – Marlo Thomas

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, humor, and bluntness.

One thing is for certain – you will be smarter by reading this column!

This week’s topics include the Green New Deal, America farmers’ debt, unemployment, Trump’s false or misleading claims, Walmart greeters, Montana Legislature’s halfway point, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, snow in Great Falls, Montana, Capitol Police, Michael Cohen, Kim Jong Un takes questions, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

The fact that humanity has to clarify that any lives matter should be concern enough. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Infanticide Bill
  • Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un
  • Men-Only Military Draft Unconstitutional

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The Wednesday Read: State of the Union

This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. – President Donald J. Trump 02/05/19

President Donald J. Trump gave his State of the Union (SOTU) address last night. The speech lasted 1:22:25 making it the third-longest SOTU speech in history.

Here are some of my thoughts about his speech.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Debate, Summit, & Breaking the Law

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. – Colin Powell

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • The Debate Thing
  • The Summit
  • Breaking the Law

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Caught My Eye…

Some people are such treasures that you just want to bury them. –Unknown

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 the Little Rocket Man meeting, Generic Unnamed Challengers, Man on River (Update), Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Maher’s Rules for Actual News, and One More Thing!

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