Tuesday’s Quick Hits: GF Public Schools, Rudy, & Bullock Poll

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. – Ann Landers

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Great Falls Public Schools
  • Rudy, Rudy, Rudy
  • TWW Poll: Bullock’s Comments

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Caught My Eye…

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around. – Unknown

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 Great Falls Public Schools, U.S. Space Force, Chain Migration, Trump & Mueller, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

O’ beautiful, for spacious skies
But now those skies are threatening
They’re beating plowshares into swords
For this tired old man that we elected king
Armchair warriors often fail
And we’ve been poisoned by these fairy tales
The lawyers clean up all details
Since daddy had to lie
— Bruce Hornsby/Don Henley “The End of the Innocence”

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 unemployment, Rudy Giuliani, false or misleading claims, Montana’s campaign contribution limits, “Stand for the Second,” Braveheart, National Day of Prayer, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer & CNN, beer consumption, NASCAR viewership, Nobel Peace Prize, North Korea prisoners, and the Philadelphia Starbucks.

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Rudy…Rudy…Rudy…

Last week former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told some people at a private fundraising event for Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin that he did not believe that President Obama loves America.

It kind of reminds me of Mitt Romney speaking candidly at a private event about the 47% who will vote for Obama no matter what because the government takes care of them.

Some politicians have a hard time understanding that these “private” fundraisers may not be all that private.

I have always liked Giuliani, and I even thought he was a better Presidential candidate than Mitt Romney. Giuliani’s remarks about the President were way out of bounds. At age 70, Giuliani seems to be grasping for the limelight as his life fades over the horizon. It would have been better if he would have ridden quietly into the sunset, but instead he decided to throw some firebombs to get some attention – and attention he did get!

Personally, I don’t think we’ve ever had a President who did not love our country.

Giuliani also decided that Obama should be painted as a communist. He said Obama from a young age was influenced by communists.

If Obama supporters want to say these are racist remarks, Giuliani has that covered, too, because he says the President:

“…was brought up by a white mother, a white grandfather, went to white schools, and most of this he learned from white people,” Mr. Giuliani said in the interview. “This isn’t racism. This is socialism or possibly anti-colonialism.”

Please.

Next up we’ll have Giuliani and Donald Trump holding a press conference on Fox News saying they have uncovered evidence that Obama was born in Kenya.

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Along Came Perry

The boys and the girl vying for the GOP nomination for President in 2012 were having a great time in Iowa, attending the state fair (eating corn dogs and anything else that could be fried), participating in a debate on the Fox News Channel, and holding a straw poll.

All just seemed right in the world…

Just about the time it looked like there was a little clarity coming to the Presidential race with Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney doing well and Ron Paul making a decent showing, along came Texas Governor Rick Perry. Continue reading