The Wednesday Read: DUI, Monica, & Mitt

The bad news is I accidentally took the wrong medicine this morning. The good news is I’m now protected against fleas and worms for the next 3 months. –Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana’s DUI Laws
  • Monica Lindeen
  • Mitt Romney

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Caught My Eye…

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

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 Linda’s conspiracy theory, deleting emails, Rick Perry, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

Get your coffee! Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME). We’re coming to you from The Western Word world headquarters which is just a few (thousand) miles west of Aleppo, Syria! (Map for Gary Johnson)

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 Zinke’s First Campaign Ad, Municipal Court & contempt, TWW picks the winning candidates (so far), Commander-in-Chief Forum, Colin Powell’s Advice, Charter Spectrum cable TV, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

Today’s quick hits include:

  • Bumper Sticker Mania
  • Social Security
  • Great Falls flooding
  • Blog of the Week

There’s much more, so watch out…

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MT Politics 2016: Medicaid, the Plane, Hooked, & Slideshow

Some of the topics I will be writing about today include Medicaid expansion in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock and the state plane, Greg Gianforte and the “Hooked,” campaign ad, and the Gianforte family “Slideshow” campaign ad.

There’s a lot more – so read on…

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Caught My Eye…

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular “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 the health insurance rates, homecoming, Senate & Planned Parenthood, Pope Francis & Congress, fundraising, Kansas City Royals, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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MT Senate 2014: Next?

With Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau saying no to a 2014 U.S. Senate and U.S. House bid on Monday, the bench is getting a little empty for the Montana Democrats.

Brian Schweitzer – No. Monica Lindeen – No. Stephanie Schriock – No.

The Montana Democrats may be forced to hold a convention, place everyone’s name in a hat, and draw a name. That person would have to run for U.S. Senate.

Frankly, if the Democrats lose the Montana Senate seat to the Republicans, it’s Max Baucus’ fault. Baucus’ sudden decision to retire without a heads up to someone he wanted to take over the seat he’s occupied for decades has left his Montana Democratic Party in a pickle. They are also several hundred thousand fundraising dollars behind Steve Daines, who may be the GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate.

Max will have to write some checks from his campaign coffers to get back in the good graces of the Montana Democrats.

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