The Monday Memo

If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. – Zig Ziglar

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

  • Talking Points
  • Impeachment Talk
  • Afghans & Taliban
  • NFL Football

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The Monday Memo

It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at that line for the rest of your life. – Anonymous

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Super Bowl Recap
  • Halftime Show
  • Commercials
  • Next Year

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Caught My Eye…

Hello February!

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
-American Pie (Don Mclean)

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:

  • State of the State Address
  • Daines – Publicity Hound
  • State of the Union
  • Sheriff of Social Media
  • Super Bowl Prediction
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

My wife made me coffee this morning & winked at me when she handed me the cup. I’ve never been more scared of a drink in all of my life. – @AndyAsAdjective

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Rand Paul & rubbish, the 2020 Census, unemployment, Amanda Knox & Italy, Super Bowl tickets, Super Bowl dates, Super Bowl Monday, January is ending, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams, John Elway & interceptions, and much more!

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The Monday Memo: Playoff Football

Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder. – Paul “Bear” Bryant

The seasons for the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs came to an abrupt end on Sunday. Both teams lost in overtime to the visiting teams (Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots).

It was a pretty exciting day for football.

If the NFL could make their officiating better, it would have been a perfect football day (See New Orleans Saints).

Here are my thoughts on both games. Enjoy!

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Caught My Eye…

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. ― George Orwell

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:

  • SOTU & the Plane
  • 2020 Census
  • Karen Pence Gets a Job
  • AFC/NFC Championship Polls
  • One More Thing

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