Caught My Eye…

It’s not what you are that holds you back; it’s what you think you are not. ― Denis Waitley

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that 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. There may will be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Kavanaugh & Ford
  • 2018 Montana Pre-Election Survey
  • About that Poll
  • Bullock & I-185
  • Congressional Approval Ratings
  • One More Thing

(more…)

Advertisements

Tuesday’s Quick Hits: MTSen Poll, Half-Staff, Corn Maze, & TWW Poll

Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • A New MTSen poll
  • Half-Staff
  • Battle of Flat-Tops Corn Maze
  • TWW Poll: I-185

(more…)

Thursday Numbers

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. – Rosemary Nonny Knight

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, Duncan & Margaret Hunter, the midterm election, Jon Tester, The Western Word poll, a Fox News poll, Duncan Hunter’s indictment, the Big Bang Theory, Veterans Affairs Montana, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, and much more!

(more…)

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

(more…)

Monday’s Quick Hits: Bullock & Assault Weapons, & TWW Poll

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. – Robin Williams

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is getting a few minutes of fame. On Sunday he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he would support a ban on semiautomatic firearms.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that this is the first time Bullock has said he would “support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons.”

It wasn’t long before the Washington Post, and other news organizations picked up the story.

Breitbart put it this way:

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) announced Sunday that he would support prohibiting Montana residents from buying and possessing commonly owned semi-automatic firearms.

When I heard the comments, my first thought was that Bullock must have decided to never run for statewide office in Montana again.

Today’s poll asks, “Do you agree with Gov. Steve Bullock’s comments on CNN about banning assault weapons/some forms of semiautomatic weapons?”

If you do not see the poll, click on “MORE.”

(more…)

Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Bullock, Counting Bills, NRA, & Trump

No matter how bad it gets I’m always rich when I go to the dollar store. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Bullock & Butter Cow
  • If You’re Counting at Home
  • NRA & Financial Crisis
  • Trump & LeBron & Lemon
  • TWW Poll

(more…)

Published in: on August 7, 2018 at 6:15 am  Comments Off on Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Bullock, Counting Bills, NRA, & Trump  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Security Clearances, Sexual Assaults at Military Bases, & Bullock

No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is. Our graves will always be the same size. Stay humble. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Security Clearances
  • Sexual Assault at Military Bases
  • Bullock Heading to New Hampshire

(more…)

Published in: on July 24, 2018 at 5:16 am  Comments Off on Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Security Clearances, Sexual Assaults at Military Bases, & Bullock  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Wednesday Read: Trump, Will, Comey, & Bullock

Americans elected a president who — this is a safe surmise — knew that he had more to fear from making his tax returns public than from keeping them secret. – George Will

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • President Trump Backtracks
  • James Comey’s Advice
  • George Will’s Opinion
  • Bullock Heading to Iowa

(more…)

Published in: on July 18, 2018 at 6:09 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Trump, Will, Comey, & Bullock  
Tags: , , , ,

The Wednesday Read: Opinions, Nastiest, Slurpee, & SCOTUS Poll

The pen is the tongue of the mind. – Horace

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Thanks for your opinion, but…
  • The Nasty Poll
  • Free Slurpee Day
  • SCOTUS Poll

(more…)

Published in: on July 11, 2018 at 6:14 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Opinions, Nastiest, Slurpee, & SCOTUS Poll  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday Numbers

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

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, photos with Michael Flynn, NFL Draft, Fox News poll, Most Beautiful Democrats running for President, Trump’s approval rating, Jon Tester & Ronny Jackson, the American Bankers Association & Tester, and much more!

(more…)