Caught My Eye…

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. – Douglas MacArthur

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME). Be careful today – it’s Friday the 13th!

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 Malmstrom helicopters, unsecured nukes, Gianforte’s donation, the Gianforte jacket patch update, my newspaper column, Trump/Ryan meeting, Stamp Out Hunger, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town. – George Carlin

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 Apple ConnectED technology, Montana State University, Montana Lottery, unemployment, Bernie in Missoula/Billings, Clinton & Trump, Great Falls & fireworks, Area 51, Max Scherzer, Congressional fundraising, shoes & power lines, Corvallis school, San Antonio Spurs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. – Kobe Bryant

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 taxes & WalletHub, Montana State University & Rob O’Neill, unemployment, Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, Kobe Bryant, Congress’ approval rating, Congressional Pig Book, Ethan Couch & drunk driving, and much more!

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

Hello Monday! It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Cowgirl Blog & Phil Drake
  • Montana’s Expert Political Scientist
  • City of Great Falls
  • Gun Laws & Gallup
  • Benghazi Circus
  • Saturday Night Live

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Caught My Eye…

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. – W. Clement Stone

Welcome to Friday – it’s a three day weekend for many! 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 Americans For Prosperity, Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, the Kentucky County Clerk, Donald Trump & the Republican National Committee, Tom Brady, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to read “Thursday Numbers.”

If this is your first time, this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about holiday travel, Major League Baseball salaries, unemployment, the bi-partisan budget agreement, Max Baucus, Steve Daines, Montana State University, John Walsh, swearing, big government, Jack Johnson and the Tribune, wireless phones, Apollo 17, a special announcement about my Mega Millions winnings, and much more – so read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday Numbers! Are you ready for the weekend?

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about the Powerball jackpot, the jobs grant, the Economic Development Summit in Butte, the overzealous hug, Montana State University, Super Bowl tickets, the Unabomber’s Manifesto, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, most corrupt members of Congress, fastest pitch, Ken Norton, government shutdown, state of Hawaii’s computer system, health care spending, Servicemember’s Electronic Health Records Act of 2013, unemployment, and a lot more so read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to my weekly column called “Thursday Numbers!” I’m glad you stopped by!

If you are a new visitor, this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Please consider yourself warned.

This week I write about the highest-earning athletes, Powerball, salaries for university presidents, unemployment, Barry Beach, Montana Department of Justice, anesthesiologists, deer and bus, satisfaction, shampooers, Trevor Runyon, IRS and Obama, BAC, and much more!

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Thugs and Thuggery

Former Congressman Pat Williams spent nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Montana from 1979-1997. Most folks would find it hard to remember anything remarkable about Williams’ career in the U.S. House. Maybe readers can refresh my memory…

So Pat Williams’ claim to fame might be a February 2013 quote in the New York Times about the trial beginning for Jordan Johnson, the former starting quarterback at the University of Montana. Williams said, “The university has recruited thugs for its football team, and this thuggery has got to stop.” Just before that sentence, Williams said, “We’ve had sex assaults, vandalism, beatings by football players.”

Williams is currently serving as a Montana University System Regent (his term expires in 2019). He also attended the University of Montana.

And I thought University Regents and alumni were supposed to promote their university…

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