The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. – Stephen Covey
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 on today include the University of Montana, Denise Juneau & UM, Sarah Palin & VA, Jon Tester & VA, TWW Christmas party, and much more!
On Tuesday Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.” With that announcement, Bush kind of jump-started the 2016 Presidential election season.
Are you ready?
With it being an open seat, that means there should be several candidates on the Republican side and several on the Democratic side “testing the water” in the coming months.
Below I have posted one of those fabulous polls from The Western Word – so pick your favorite candidate on the Republican side. If your Republican candidate is not listed, please put his/her name in the comment section or send me an e-mail.
Welcome to the last “Caught My Eye” of August. Before you head out for your Labor Day weekend take a few moments to arm yourself with knowledge!
NOTICE: School is starting so be careful on the roads!
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 – or both.
Today I write about Adam Sanchez Jr., Amanda Curtis and Steve Daines on education, Wittich & conspiracy, Mitt Romney, TWW on Facebook, a birthday, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!
Thanks for stopping by to read “Thursday Numbers!” One week until Thanksgiving!
If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is the column 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 a missing Powerball ticket, campaign fundraising, expanding Medicare, possession of cocaine, burial spot, Dan Dierdorf, JFK assassination, Daines’ job approval, sexiest man alive, The Kelly File, Brawl of the Wild, Pro Football Hall of Fame, the GED, talking filibuster, Martin Bashir, unemployment, and much more!
Yesterday morning I wrote about a veterans rally in Washington where Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and former Governor Sarah Palin made a showing shouting, “Tear down these walls” and seemingly acting like they had just stormed the beaches of Normandy.
Yesterday afternoon CNN reported that the veterans who put on the rally were not happy that Cruz, Lee, and Palin had hijacked their rally. The group issued a statement saying, “We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain.”
I’m with my fellow veterans, as are most Americans. We also feel pretty disheartened that Cruz and his Tea Party members hijacked our country and shutdown the government.
The hijacking at the memorials has happened many times since the shutdown. As many folks have said, one of the most dangerous places to be in this country is between a politician and a television camera.
I wrote about politicians and memorials last week, saying “As for the politicians and right-wing radio and TV hosts exploiting these veterans to promote their agenda: get a life. Better yet, maybe you should join the military.”
We gotta get out of this place If it’s the last thing we ever do We gotta get out of this place, there’s a better life
-We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals
On Friday when all the polls seemed to be showing Republican and Tea Party favorable ratings in the toilet, I imagine many people on the right were thinking, “We gotta get out of this place.”
Today starts a new week (it’s also Columbus Day) and we’re in day 14 of the Federal Government shutdown. If you enjoy politics and government, then this is going to be exciting!
The Republicans are cornered and they are searching for a way out to save face. The Democrats may not be willing to give them an easy way out. They want to make sure there’s no way the Republicans can’t own the shutdown – and if the GOP wants to screw with the debt limit, the Democrats will make them own that, too.
This is going to be an interesting week because the debt limit deadline is Thursday. Thursday is the day when the United States would no longer be able to borrow. It will be like going to the store and using your credit card to make your purchase and having your card declined. Continue reading →
Welcome to August and thanks for stopping by The Western Word for another edition of “Thursday Numbers!”
If you are a new visitor, this column 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).
NOTICE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. This is your only warning.
This week I write about the Powerball jackpot, unemployment, Sarah Palin, sugar, prostitution in Belgrade, the Eagles, MTV, cold temperatures, blogging in Saudi Arabia, subscribers, stolen dentures, minimum wage, Walmart, Camp 7 detainees, Pro Bowl changes, amusement rides, babies in Utah, and much more!