Caught My Eye…

Quote of the day…

In 2020 we thought we’d have flying cars…but no, here we are teaching people how to wash their hands. – Dejon Simmons @dejonsim

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME) – the Friday the 13th edition!

CME is coming to you, STILL coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

I’ve got a new photo from the “bunker” to share with you today!

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:

  • Real Invitation
  • Coronavirus Stuff
  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • Bunker Photo
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish. – Herm Edwards

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

  • Trump National Doral
  • World Series Poll
  • 2019-20 NBA Season
  • Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Maybe my mom was right all those years ago. Maybe I won’t be happy until someone loses an eye. Maybe that’s what’s been missing. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Non-Citizens & Voting
  • NFL Free Agency
  • The NBA Problem

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Thursday Numbers

Life is like an elevator: On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

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 sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the U.S. budget deficit, Mega Millions and Powerball, Montana’s U.S. Senate race, Montana At-Large race, unemployment, deportation cases, Chris Collins (NY-27), National Basketball Association, stricter firearm laws, campaign material, Trump’s spending cuts, Major League Baseball playoffs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway

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 sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the bipartisan budget deal, NBA teams, unemployment, Berlin Wall, the winter Olympics, military service academies and sexual assaults, acceptance of gays and lesbians in the U.S, REO Speedwagon and Chicago, Nancy Pelosi speaks and speaks, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Selfless Gift
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • World Series
  • NBA
  • Two Weeks

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Thursday Numbers

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

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 unemployment, grants, University of Montana, wind, pay raises, Larry King, Syrian refugees, Jared Fogle, the NBA, DraftKings and FanDuel, college football playoff rankings, the NFL, plus a lot more!

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Thursday Numbers

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. – Dave Barry

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 VA bonuses, oil business money, unemployment, Medicaid expansion, oldest living WWII female veteran, veterans in Congress, The Western Word poll results, Tester’s VA bills & Report, University of Missouri, Congressional job approval, Capitol Hill staffers, undefeated teams in the NFL and the NBA.

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Thursday Numbers

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

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 Marco Rubio, unemployment, towing, House budget deal, this column, the NBA, Amanda Curtis, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kansas City Royals, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to another edition of “Caught My Eye!”

Disclaimer: Do not read while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 both.

Today I write about Walsh/Daines, closed primaries, VA claims backlog, the NBA draft, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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