Caught My Eye…

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There are only 25 days until Election Day 2014!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about campaign mailers, Michele & Steve, distracted driving, midterm election turnout, my senate win/lose wish list, birthdays, plus we have winner who is making Montana proud!

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Caught My Eye…

Todaypow_mia_poster_2014_hr is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. We will never forget.

 

 

 

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Right to Work, Daines & Bachmann, November 12, Legal.Answers.com, the best news bloopers, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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Ted Cruz: Time to Beam Him Up…

Following in the footsteps of another 2016 Presidential hopeful (Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the senate floor on Tuesday to talk. But his talk was not like that of his fellow Tea Party member. Paul actually filibustered, whereas Cruz just talked and talked and talked about defunding Obamacare.

He also read a couple Dr. Seuss books, which is way more interesting than hearing him speak about Obamacare.

Realistically, it did not matter what Cruz talked about – Tea Party supporters will love him and others will hate him. It was silliness and shows just how insane Washington, D.C., has become.

Cruz worked out a deal with the enemy (Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid) that allowed him to speak. He won’t delay a vote or anything like a real filibuster would. It was pure theater and to gain him some publicity for a presidential run.

On his personal road to the White House, Cruz has many problems to overcome. He acts like a snob for one and comes across as just a little better than most of us commoners. It looks as though most everyone else in the Senate (even many Republicans) don’t like Cruz, even referring to him as a “wacko bird.”

Add me to the list.

While Rand Paul is Tea Party, Ted Cruz is Tea Party X-Treme – “the next great conservative hope” for the GOP. He kind of reminds me of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) in cowboy boots – “black ostrich-skin cowboy boots” which is his “favorite footwear” according to an article from GQ.  Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and, more importantly, it’s the last day of May which means summer is right around the corner!

If you are a first-time visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Often I throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about drafting Schweitzer, Daines and Tea, Best state-based political reporter, Operation Enduring Wait, Newtown, Making Montana Proud, Off-The-Record Meetings, Photography Staffers, Galocher, birthdays, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word – I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Please consider this your warning.

This week I write about highway money, lobbyists, Arlington National Cemetery, Twitter followers of Montana’s major newspapers, the evaluation of the Great Falls Airport Director, Montana Republican Convention, unemployment, Meadowlark, Barbara Eden, losing religion, a very live update, Michele Bachmann, a scooter, working mothers, Barry Beach, and much more!

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Bob Dole & the Republicans

In April, Roy Wenzl of The Wichita Eagle wrote a story about former Senator and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. It was a fascinating look at Dole’s life and his take on politics in 2013. On Sunday, Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace conducted an interview with Dole, now 89, which received lots of play on the cable news networks.

Today’s Republican Party should be listening to Dole.

Dole was asked what he thought about the Republican Party today, and he said, “I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says closed for repairs until New Year’s Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas.” Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and time to celebrate! Congratulations for making it through another week.

By the way I hope your March Madness brackets are doing well (unlike mine).

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about grilled deer, unanimous vote, the beat down, Bachmann is back, Dylan, older than dirt, plus I pry open my Political Inbox and share!

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