The Sunday Message

President Trump has nominated a stunningly successful individual. You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics, but here’s what I want to tell you, in the very near future Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Those were comforting words on Friday (Sept. 21) from McConnell for the attendees of the Values Voter Summit being held this weekend in Washington, D.C.

McConnell also told those in attendance to “Keep the faith. Don’t get rattled by all of this. We’re gonna plow right through it and do our jobs.”

The Values Voter Summit is an annual event and according to their website:

Values Voter Summit was created in 2006 to provide a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong.

If you are a conservative, this is the place to speak. You can see who is speaking at the event by clicking HERE. Speakers this year range from Vice President Mike Pence to actor Dean Cain.

Next week will be interesting with regard to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

We’ll see how faith plays a role in it.

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. – J. William Fulbright

Have a great week!

 

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Published in: on September 23, 2018 at 2:00 am  Comments Off on The Sunday Message  
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Caught My Eye…

Sometimes I wish I were a nicer person but then I laugh and continue my day. – Rebel Circus

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 Trump coming to Great Falls, the Robert O’Neill interview, Justice Kennedy replacement, plus One More Thing that you don’t want to miss!

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Thursday Numbers

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

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 Mega Millions, unemployment, goats, Anthony Kennedy, Planned Parenthood, KRTV, a second civil war, Congressional leadership ratings, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

I ain’t as good as I once was,
My how the years have flown,
But there was a time,
Back in my prime,
When I could really hold my own
– As Good As I Once Was (Scott Emerick /Toby Keith)

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 my observations from Tuesday’s Primary Election, Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards, August Recess, Plagiarism, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

It’s okay if you disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right. – Unknown

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 short government shutdown and budget bill, McConnell Super PAC, Federal spending, Steve Daines, Jon Tester, Greg Gianforte, SpaceX, Jeff Choate, and a very personal One More Thing!

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Tuesday Commentary: Jell-O 1, Schumer 0

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) told reporters that negotiating with President Donald Trump and the White House leading up to the government shutdown “is like negotiating with Jell-O.”

It looks like Jell-O won.

Sure there’s plenty of blame to go around and if past shutdowns are any indication, the Republicans don’t do well in the shutdown game in the polls. In a poll here at The Western Word, Trump was blamed for the shutdown by 75% of those responding. Just 16% blamed Schumer and 9% blamed others.

Part of the blame has to start with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), who in my opinion is a poor excuse for a leader. McConnell knew he needed 60 votes in the Senate to pass the funding bill, and that would mean he would need Democrat support. He failed to get it.

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Caught My Eye…

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine

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 pep rally for Trump, government shutdown averted, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Greg Gianforte, CHIP, Obamacare, the Zinkes, and One More Thing!

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The Wednesday Read: Graham-Cassidy, Geography, Alabama, & Ryan

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Graham-Cassidy
  • Geography by Trump
  • Alabama Primary Runoff
  • GF Public Schools Board of Trustees

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Published in: on September 27, 2017 at 7:35 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Graham-Cassidy, Geography, Alabama, & Ryan  
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Caught My Eye…

Some mornings, it’s just not worth chewing through the leather straps. – Emo Philips

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.

CME is “locked and loaded” today! Topics that I am providing commentary about include Troy Downing for Senate, Trump and McConnell, thank you Vladimir Putin, and One More Thing!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. – Stewart Udall

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • John McCain
  • Steve Daines
  • Ryan Zinke
  • Nothingburger

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