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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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the Big Show which is called “Caught My Eye!”

By the way, it’s National Doughnut Day. I have to confess that I had a blueberry muffin before I realized this was National Doughnut Day.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. 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 sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both. Buckle up…

Today’s topics include:

  • Sheriff Edwards & Fair Cops
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • The Duggars & Megyn Kelly
  • The Pentagon & NFL
  • Ted Cruz
  • Bucket List Dream

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of knowledge!

Have a wonderful Independence Day – and remember we are `Merica – so let’s do it right!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about fireworks, World Cup, the USA in 1776 & 2014, American Crossroads, Veterans Administration, unemployment, Declaration of Independence, Benefis Health System, Liberty, Civil Rights Act, worst president, Air Force Global Strike Command, Yahoo Contributor Network, parking at Walmart, Mitt Romney, Fox News, a new four-star admiral, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!” Make sure you buckle your seatbelt – let’s get going!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Sales versus Zinke, Daines and Ryan/Murray, Morris/Waters Confirmed, Boehner finds his spine, Megyn Kelly’s hard news reporting, plus we have another winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Although the federal government shutdown continues, they can’t shut down another exciting edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is 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).

This week I write about veterans’ disability compensation, The Kelly File, new claims for unemployment, Fisher House, dark money initiative, health care, Who will blink first poll results, David Lee Roth, Brett Favre, Republicans’ unfavorable ratings, Democratic National Committee and the U.S. House, winless/unbeaten NFL teams, the Daines Diet, and much much more!

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