The Wednesday Read

Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that’s why life is hard. – Jeremy Goldberg

Today’s topics include:

  • What if Fox News…
  • Joe Biden
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Megyn Kelly

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Caught My Eye…

The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • The Bombs
  • Montana Polls
  • Crosspoint Church
  • Megyn Kelly & NBC
  • Thoughts to Close the Week
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it. – Lyndon B. Johnson

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 Montana Legislature, gun sales, unemployment, Chicago, 2016 & The Western Word, Montana Child & Family Services, Megyn Kelly, Marsy’s Law, Marine Corps, anniversary, lottery, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include personal financial documents, Megyn Kelly, emergencies, the bison calf, unemployment, Republican delegates, EgyptAir, same-sex couples, The Western Word poll, early voting offices, Trump’s judges, Juneau/Zinke debates, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. – John Adams

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. In fact, this is the 288th CME of all time! 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 Supreme Court Justice #3 candidate Kristen Juras, the U.S. Postal Service in Great Falls, the 11th GOP Debate, Romney vs. Trump, plus a lot more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. – Wayne Dyer

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • MT State Rep. Randall Pinocci
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • The Trump Boycott
  • Planned Parenthood

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Election 2016: Turning the Corner?

This morning I am sitting in my office (also used as a bunker and a basement) looking at my Hillary Clinton bumper sticker. It was free. It’s not the greatest bumper sticker ever made, but free is free.

I believe the information listed on the bumper sticker is unclassified. It could become classified at a later date.

I have not seen any offers for free bumper stickers from other candidates, which is a bummer. Send me an email if you know about any free bumper stickers from Presidential candidates. By the way, getting a free bumper sticker does not mean that I am voting for her or any other candidate.

Now back to Hillary Clinton. Conservatives may find it hard to believe, but Clinton may have turned the corner on the email controversy. What’s around that corner is yet to be seen. It could be Joe Biden!

We did discover some very interesting pieces of information from the latest batch of emails that were released. We now know that Clinton enjoys watching “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife.”

Oh my…

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Caught My Eye…

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. – W. Clement Stone

Welcome to Friday and the big show I call “Caught My Eye” (CME). If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular CME 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 Ashley Madison & Montana, helicopters & fires, Zinke, Gianforte, & Boehner, a new campaign complaint, MTN’s new political reporter, The Western Word lives on, and Donald, Roger, & Megyn make the big show!

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Campaign 2016: Reality TV

Donald Trump is the candidate who just keeps giving!

Last month I said that Trump was gaining traction in the GOP Presidential race and that listening to Trump is like watching a NASCAR race at Daytona – maybe you don’t care for NASCAR too much, but you like to see a good crash so you just have to watch.

Trump has managed to say negative things about immigrants, U.S. Senator John McCain, and most recently, Fox News star Megyn Kelly.

Now Trump is dividing the Republican Party. Since his dust-up with Kelly during the debate last week, he has managed to harm the Republicans with the all-important women’s vote. Trump is also causing several problems for Fox News.

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Campaign 2016: The Ten & The Seven

Since Fox News has a show called “The Five” I think it’s perfectly OK to call the Republican Fox News/Facebook debate Thursday night “The Ten” and the debate for those candidates not fortunate enough to make the big show can be called, “The Seven.”

One big difference is “The Five” show on Fox News normally has several females participating, but “The Ten” won’t have any females and the “The Seven” will only have one, Carly Fiorina.

According to Fox News, the roster of 10 candidates was determined based on an average of the five most recent national polls.

Are you excited or what? Since Facebook is sponsoring the debate, maybe they should have the candidates attempt to post comments or a photo on their own Facebook page to see if they are at least a little tech savvy…

Here are “The Ten” who made the big show:

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