Caught My Eye…

Hopefully the President is just blowing off steam again, but if he’s even half-serious, this is nuts. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) about the President’s trade war.

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 National Guard, Steve Bullock, Montana’s GOP Senate candidates, Trump & Stormy, Trump’s Trade War, and One More Thing!

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Tuesday Commentary: Wired to Fight, Bots & Ingraham, & Villanova

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Tester’s “Wired to Fight” Campaign Ad
  • Russian Bots & Laura Ingraham
  • Villanova – National Champs

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Caught My Eye…

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. – James Madison

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 Omnibus Spending bill & Tester, the Republican Senate debate, the Montana ExpoPark grandstands, Biden vs Trump, here comes Bolton, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find. ― Auliq Ice

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 the Academy Awards, Dallas Cowboys, unemployment, TWW Senate & House poll results, Lucky Every Day Cash, NCAA men’s Tournament Selection Show, senior officials leaving the White House, turnover rate among White House senior staff, Houston Rockets, Trails, Tales, and Journeys, and much more!

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TWW Poll: Republican U.S. Senate Primary (MTSen)

Who will win the Montana U.S. Senate primary for the Republicans?

So far the candidates are:

Troy Downing (troydowning.com)

Russ Fagg (russformontana.com)

Albert Olszewski (alforsenate.us)

Matt Rosendale (mattformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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The Wednesday Read: Tester Files for Re-Election

I have great faith in the people of Montana; they can’t be bought. – Jon Tester

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) filed the paperwork to run for a third term on Tuesday. Terms in the U.S. Senate are for six years.

Along with the filing, Tester’s campaign issued the following statement:

“As a United States senator, I have had the humbling opportunity to defend the state that three generations of my family have called home,” Tester said. “Over the years, we’ve fought to protect the Montana we know and love from outsiders while continuing to hold government accountable. Today, I’m honored to file to continue that fight for the people of the best state in the best country in the world.”

According to MTN News, there are four Republicans lined up to take on Tester: state Auditor Matt Rosendale, Big Sky businessman Troy Downing, former state District Judge Russell Fagg of Billings and state Sen. Al Olszewski of Kalispell.

They will face off in a June primary.

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Tuesday Commentary: Mueller, Trump, Stocks, Downing, & Manure

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. – John Milton

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Mueller and Trump
  • The Stock Market
  • Downing’s Investment
  • Horse Sh**

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Published in: on February 6, 2018 at 8:21 am  Comments Off on Tuesday Commentary: Mueller, Trump, Stocks, Downing, & Manure  
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Caught My Eye…

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. – Dalai Lama

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 Senator Al Franken’s resignation and the “ethics champs,” Ryan Zinke did it again, Matt Rosendale endorsements and Russ Fagg counters, bumper sticker mania, Donald, Melania and Pearl Harbor, and One More Thing!

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Tuesday Thoughts: 9th U.S. Circuit & Rosendale

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection. – Neal Boortz

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals:

The Associated Press reported that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Montana’s limits on direct contributions to political campaigns are justified in trying to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption while still allowing candidates to raise enough money to run a campaign.

I don’t think the decision will stand.

Basically, money is speech these days. We are already far down a path that allows the rich and powerful (big money) to influence elections.

It did give Governor Steve Bullock (D-Mont.) the opportunity to say, in part, that “Elections should be decided by ‘we the people’ — not by corporations, millionaires, or wealthy special interests buying more television ads.”

That’s a great line. The other side will say that corporations, millionaires, or wealthy special interests have rights, too.

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Caught My Eye…

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

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 on today include Sheriff Bob Edwards, Matt Rosendale, General John F. Kelly, the grand jury, and One More Thing!

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