Terrific News Tuesday

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Montana Candidates
  • Unemployment rate
  • Western Art Week
  • Sports Scores
  • Horse Rescue
  • Primary Election Day

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Caught My Eye…

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden. – Anonymous

Welcome to the big show! If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 Malmstrom AFB, Juneau vs Zinke, Obama veto, Hillary Clinton testifies, Fan Duel/Draft Kings & Montana, Toronto Blue Jays & Kansas, plus much more!

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Thursday Numbers

It’s Thursday. That means tomorrow is Friday.

“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 and sometimes sarcasm.

This week I write about the 2016 presidential election, abortions, networks/cable news and the State of the Union (SOTU) speech, Tweets during the SOTU, unemployment, jury duty in Aurora, Roe vs. Wade, public school dropout age, deflated footballs, minimum wage, lowest average gas prices, and much more!

Your weekly dose of knowledge awaits…

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Ferguson: No Indictment

I must say that I was a little surprised there wasn’t an indictment of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last night. They could have indicted Wilson on first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter.

I was also surprised about how terribly managed this whole issue was from start until now – especially why officials waited until 8:00 p.m. local time to release the information. It’s almost like they waited until primetime.

Considering the outcome, I wasn’t surprised that there were riots in Ferguson.

I watched CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News coverage of the event throughout the evening. Around 1:00 a.m. (Montana time) I turned the TV back on and CNN and MSNBC were still live, and I heard one reporter say 12 buildings were burning in and around Ferguson.

Throughout the evening I often thought how hard it is to find neutral reporting these days.

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U.S. Senate 2012: Hello Missouri…

I believe it was one of my favorite Presidents, Harry Truman, who said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

I don’t know if Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has a dog, but he might consider it.  Just about everyone, except for maybe a few staffers and relatives, have abandoned him after he said in a television interview on Sunday that, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Although the Democrats find what Akin said appalling, deep down they want him to stay in the race.  They know that incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has a better chance of winning – and the Democrats have a better chance of maintaining a majority in the U.S. Senate.  As you have heard me say over and over on this website, it’s all about winning the next election in Washington, D.C.

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Just Football…

Happy Tuesday folks – and that means today is all about football!

The AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday were pretty darn good.  We can only hope the Super Bowl comes close to this.  With the history of recent games between the Giants and the Patriots, I think it will be a close game. My pick is at the end of the column.

Today I take a look at some of the facts about the upcoming game, the Pro Bowl, Montanans doing well in the NFL, people being stupid, an interview with Peyton, JoePa, and much more – so read on!

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Just Football…

OK, we’ve got week one of the NFL season under our belts and half of the teams are losers.  That means there’s only about a 25% chance those “losers” will make the playoffs – that’s a cold hard fact.

We also have a couple weeks of college football in the books and even the high schools are well into their seasons.

My eyes are a little tired this morning – it all started Thursday night with the NFL kickoff and ended with a Monday Night Football doubleheader about midnight (in the Mountain Time Zone) with the Raiders beating the Broncos.

So after the first full weekend of football, here are some of the games, the teams, and the people that caught my attention from the pros all the way down to the high school – read on… Continue reading