Caught My Eye…

I really don’t mind getting older but my body is taking it badly. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Christianity Today
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Wakanda
  • Fake News
  • Go Bobcats Go
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

Look in the mirror and you’ll see your only competition. –Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Trump & Toilets
  • Bobcats & Grizzlies
  • College Football Playoffs
  • College Football Bowl Schedule
  • One More Thing

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TWW POLL: FCS Playoffs

The Montana State University Bobcats and the University of Montana Grizzlies football teams are in the 2019 FCS playoffs. They received a first-round bye and play in the second round on Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 pm (Montana time).

The Bobcats (9-3) will host Albany (NY) (9-4).

The Grizzlies (9-3) will host Southeastern Louisiana (8-4).

All the games are available to watch on the ESPN App (ESPN3).

This week’s poll asks, “Which team (Bobcats or Grizzlies) will go further in the 2019 FCS Playoffs?”

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The Wednesday Read

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

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Hearings
  • Fifth Democratic Debate
  • Don’t Forget to Vote

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TWW POLL: Brawl of the Wild

The University of Montana Grizzlies travel to Bozeman Saturday to play the Montana State University Bobcats in the annual “Brawl of the Wild” football game.

The Grizzlies are 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big Sky Conference.

The Bobcats are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Big Sky Conference.

The game is important in determining who wins the Big Sky Conference and for seeding in the FCS playoffs.

The game starts are 12 noon and will be televised on the ROOT Sports Network.

So this week’s poll asks, “Which team will win Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild football game?”

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The Monday Memo: Trump, McRaven, & Football

**Posting may be a little lighter this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday**

One of the best gifts you can give someone is a genuine thank you for being in your life. -Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Retired Admiral Bill McRaven
  • Self-Grading
  • Football
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

A fool tells you what he will do; a boaster what he has done. The wise man does it and says nothing. – 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 Trump’s MAGA Rally in Billings, Anonymous Sources, Brett Kavanaugh, the Griz/Cat Poll results, and One More Thing!

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Tuesday Commentary: Stitt, The Zinkes, & Driving

The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don’t bring presents. – Zig Ziglar

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Bob Stitt
  • The Zinkes
  • Highway Deaths

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Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

Disclaimer: Here at The Western Word I use my personal email for work-related matters…

With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

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 Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Welcome to Wednesday! If you are traveling today – have a safe trip and buckle your seatbelt. Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Montana Lawmakers & Syrian Refugees
  • New Montana Campaign Finance Rules
  • Montana State University & Peter Fields
  • GF Public Schools Superintendent Eval
  • Thanksgiving

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