Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and the first day of spring – congratulations!

By the way, my NCAA bracket is busted, too.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about the Montana Legislature and their budget, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Judge Richard Cebull’s emails, CQ Roll Call’s 50 State Project, Chainsaws in Big Sandy, the best Montana Legislature band names, and much more!

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USDOJ: Circle the Wagons

I guess I was not too surprised when I read that U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) attorneys argued that “hundreds of inappropriate and offensive emails” from U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull can’t be released. You can read the Associated Press story HERE.

The Feds contend the emails are “confidential.”

In case you forgot, Cebull, who was a U.S. District Judge in Montana, sent a racist email about President Obama. Cebull resigned for that. Now, attorneys for a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe who was convicted of bribery in Cebull’s court want to see if any of Cebull’s e-mails reference their client.

In January of this year, it was reported:

A judicial committee determined Cebull sent hundreds more inappropriate emails from his federal account that showed disdain for blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, women, certain religions and others.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another round of Thursday Numbers! Are you ready for some football? The NFL season starts tonight!

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 U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter, unemployment, coffins, fruit salad, Barbie dolls, NASCAR, alligator season, Raquel Welch, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Council, Obamacare, Tester anniversary, math wins, the NFL season, plus a lot more so please read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of April! If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column 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. You are hereby warned.

This week I write about the Michael Jackson family lawsuit, finding Kony, a unique stimulus study, unemployment, Martin Luther King, Jr., Daines listens, Women in Montana, the cell phone at 40, jury duty in Los Angeles, highest paid NFL players, Obama giving back, Cebull moving on, my latest book, and much more! Continue reading

Monday Morning Politics

It’s December! Welcome to Monday Morning Politics!

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 in Monday Morning Politics I write about Federal Judges, the House Office Lottery, Won’t You Stay, Honesty ratings, and much more! Continue reading