Caught My Eye…

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night. – Irish Blessing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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 Montana Legislature’s party-line votes, the “America First” budget, Sean Spicer & wiretapping, Sean Hannity & Jihad, McDonald’s tweet, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. – Alfred A. Montapert

Today I take a look at State Government emails, guns in checked baggage, Make Russia Great Again, Residential Snowplowing, National Championship poll results, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome! Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to read “Thursday Numbers.”

If you are a first-time visitor, 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 valuable NBA teams, the New York Yankees, abortions, Roger Goodell, Verizon data, plowing streets, dissatisfaction with the government, missile launch facilities, Roe vs. Wade, the actual unemployment rate, new claims for unemployment, the Secretary of the Air Force, food stamps, Super Bowl, the McDonnells, Sean Hannity, the worst states in highway safety, plus a lot more so read on!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to Friday and “Caught My Eye!”

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or maybe to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Shannon Augare, F-15s, the 2014 election, the Montana Legislature, Malmstrom AFB, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler, Sean Hannity, Stricter Gun Laws, Grenada, plus there’s another Making Montana Proud winner!

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Caught My Eye…

If it’s Friday then it’s time for another edition of “Caught My Eye!”

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or maybe to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Dark money, Tim Fox and Columbus Day, Jon Tester and hostages, Steve Daines and Obamacare, President Obama and Bloggers, the Stenographer, My Advice to the Extremists, birthdays, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud! There’s much more so read on…

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Changes in the Empire?

Fox News pretty much controls cable news, but there might be a crack in their armor. O’Reilly, Hannity, and Van Susteren pretty much destroy the competition in the evening on cable news. Even the replays of their earlier shows later in the evening normally beat the competition soundly.

So why tinker with a successful thing? Some believe Fox News is losing the all-important viewers between the ages of 25-54 and that is the reason for the change.

Fox News lost me years ago.

It appears that Fox News star Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime and will possibly take over the 9 p.m. (eastern) slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity. Nobody really knows where Hannity will go. I suspect that Van Susteren will move to another spot in the day, and Hannity will take her slot, but that is just my idea. It would make sense to put Kelly in between O’Reilly and Hannity. It would be a ratings bonanza for Kelly. Maybe Fox News needs more moderation during that time. Kelly would be more moderate than Hannity.   Continue reading

Monday Night Television

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on television last night being interviewed by Sean Hannity on his Fox News show. On CNN, we had the premier of Piers Morgan Tonight. Morgan interviewed Oprah Winfrey. A new episode of House was on the Fox Network.

There wasn’t a Monday Night Football game…so I was kind of lost. Football games are few and far between these days and that is depressing enough for a Tuesday.

So I watched House. I flipped over to watch Piers Morgan during the commercials. I caught up with the Sarah Palin interview via Fox’s website this morning. Preliminary numbers show that Hannity still won the timeslot.

Disclosure: I voted for McCain and Palin.

Face it, Sarah Palin is a real force in the conservative political world. She can raise money. Many of her endorsed candidates win. If you are a candidate on the far right side of the fence, you want her on your side. If you are a Republican In Name Only (RINO), watch out. Continue reading