Caught My Eye…

Hopefully the President is just blowing off steam again, but if he’s even half-serious, this is nuts. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) about the President’s trade war.

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 National Guard, Steve Bullock, Montana’s GOP Senate candidates, Trump & Stormy, Trump’s Trade War, and One More Thing!

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MT Senate 2014: Coercion?

Montana Television Network (MTN) state political reporter Sanjay Talwani seems to have recently discovered that there’s coercion ‎in the United States military.

That news might be earth-shattering to people who never served in the military.

I guess the two-star General who told me to join the club or else, and the superiors who pressured me to donate, join, or participate to “make our (flight, squadron, group, wing, or base) look good” were wrong to do that.

By the way, I did not contact the Inspector General about it, either.

Talwani recently “broke” a story about a 2010 Army report that cites former Adjutant General John Walsh for improper private gain. A 2010 report. My calendar tells me we are two days shy of 2014. “The (2010) report says Walsh improperly solicited other Guard leaders to join a non-governmental group, the National Guard Association of the United States.” Talwani reported that subordinates said Walsh’s e-mails about joining the Association “seemed coercive” and “very threatening.”

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