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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Published in: on January 23, 2018 at 8:15 am  Comments Off on Tuesday Commentary: Jell-O 1, Schumer 0  
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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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The Wednesday Read: DeVos, Daines & Warren, & Nutjob Bills

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. – Frederick Douglass

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

  • Betsy DeVos
  • Daines & Warren & McConnell
  • Nutjob Bills in Montana Legislature

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Caught My Eye…

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D. Rockefeller

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 this week include the first debate, National Pro-Life Alliance, BigMike Lenahan, SCOTUS & Obama & Immigration, McConnell Kills Gun Bill, Britain to Leave EU, Any Given Wednesday, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. – Donald Trump

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME). It’s also the first CME of May!

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 this week include Montana & Trump, bumper sticker update, Gianforte’s patch, Trump & the Republicans, Fox News & Ed Henry, Cruz & Twitter, Beer & ice cream & cupcakes & blood, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and 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 St. Patrick’s Day & Guinness, unemployment, Missouri Presidential Primary, Marco Rubio & Florida, Supreme Court nominee poll, Western Art Week, Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner, State offices for Tester & Daines, NCAA brackets, and much more!

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