Caught My Eye…

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. – Theodore Roosevelt

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 Bump Stocks, Rep. Tim Murphy – Hypocrite, Political Parties, Cam Newton – Sexist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and One More Thing!

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Tuesday Commentary: Las Vegas

Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. – Claire McCaskill

I’m skipping my normal Tuesday column, “Terrific News Tuesday” to comment about the shooting Las Vegas.

We saw plenty of “thoughts and prayers” comments and posts after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

The President even took time out to talk about it Monday morning. He’s even going to visit Las Vegas this week because that is what Presidents do.

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Caught My Eye…

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein

Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional blogger…

Welcome to the big show to end the week! This is the first “Caught My Eye” of 2016, and the 280th “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 – maybe both.

Today’s topics include:

  • Real ID
  • Cascade County Attorney
  • GF Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Obamacare Vote
  • CNN’s Town Hall Meeting
  • Natural Born Citizens
  • Plus Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, Jon Tester, and Tim Fox are all mentioned in today’s column.

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MT House 2014: I Love Guns More Than You Do!

The Ryan Zinke campaign released a new 30-second ad yesterday called “Shoot.”

As you can imagine, this ad is about guns. Gun rights are important to many Montanans.

The ad begins with, “Ryan Zinke was a Navy Seal.” (I think I have heard this somewhere before), and then adds, “He appreciates firearms – a Montana tradition.” The voice in the ad then says “John Lewis took money from pro-gun-control advocates, let them campaign for him.”

The voice in the ad then states: “Ryan Zinke is Montana. John Lewis is a Washington insider who will join team Pelosi and fight to keep Obamacare.”

I did get a good chuckle or two from the ad. I was a little disappointed that the ad did not have Ryan Zinke saying something like, “As a Navy Seal I once shot the legs off a fly from 500 yards away.”

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Published in: on October 8, 2014 at 7:39 am  Comments (1)  
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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

It’s October 1 and Wednesday! How about those Kansas City Royals winning the wild card game in 12 innings last night? Whoop – whoop!

There’s a potpourri of political news to write about today, so buckle up!

Today I write about closing the tent, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Montana candidates, September 30, October 1, and much more!

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Guns: The “Fight of the Century” Starts Today

President Barack Obama will unveil his ideas about gun restrictions today. Sources say that Obama will push for a ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Plus he will push for expanded background checks for gun buyers. There will be other ideas, too.

It will be nasty. It’s already headed that way.

On Tuesday, it was reported that National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre sent an e-mail to members saying, “I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here. This is the fight of the century and I need you on board with NRA now more than ever.”

In other words, “Obama is coming to take your guns today so you need to join the NRA.”

By the way, I checked on my guns this morning and they are still right where I left them – right next to my gas masks and in between the cases of Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) and ammo I have stockpiled in my underground bunker… (more…)

Published in: on January 16, 2013 at 8:15 am  Comments Off on Guns: The “Fight of the Century” Starts Today  
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Caught My Eye…

Happy Friday folks – welcome to Caught My Eye! I had to scoop about eight inches of snow this morning so I am a little late in posting my column!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Baucus addressing the legislature, payroll taxes, NRA members, Baseline Budgeting, Mobile Nuclear Missiles, Rockefeller Retiring, Mr. Teeth, the Invisible Driver, and much more!

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Published in: on January 11, 2013 at 8:44 am  Comments Off on Caught My Eye…  
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Caught My Eye…

Here we are – the last Friday of 2012, and you (almost) have another year under your belt, so congratulations!

For those of you heading out on New Year’s Eve, please don’t drink and drive.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Gen. Schwarzkopf, milk, gun owner’s home addresses, NRA, Fiscal Cliff blame, unfavorable ratings, Tim Tebow, Detroit Lions, and much more…

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Published in: on December 28, 2012 at 7:45 am  Comments Off on Caught My Eye…  
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Monday Morning Politics

Welcome to Monday Morning Politics – the Christmas Eve edition! For those of you tracking Santa tonight, here’s a website to help you (Santa was delivering gifts in China when I posted this column).

By the way, I have some last-minute shopping to complete so today’s column will be shorter than normal.

In case you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at some of the political stories that caught my attention from the past weekend and put them in one place for my readers to see. I also provide some commentary!

Today I write about Mike Crapo, Mitt Romney, the NRA, and much more! (more…)

Published in: on December 24, 2012 at 7:33 am  Comments Off on Monday Morning Politics  
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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Hang in there – It’s Wednesday and the weekend is starting to come into sight! It may all end on Friday anyway…

Today several issues in the news caught my attention, like the NRA comes out of hiding, Max Baucus and the NRA, Montana Shooting Sports Association, Joe Biden, Person of the Year, a “think tank” person, a new App, a lump of coal, and much more…

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Published in: on December 19, 2012 at 8:35 am  Comments Off on Wednesday’s Political Potpourri  
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