Caught My Eye…

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

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 be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

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

  • Toss-Up
  • Klobuchar Out
  • NASCAR & MAGA
  • One More Thing

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The Netanyahu Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be delivering a speech to a joint session of Congress today (Tuesday) at 9:00 a.m. Mountain time. I’ll be watching because I don’t have a life.

The speech is supposed to be about nuclear weapons and Iran, but it’s about more than just that.

Netanyahu was invited to give the speech by Speaker of the House John Boehner and then Boehner told the White House something like, “Hey, look who accepted my invitation.” There’s such a dislike for President Barack Obama by Boehner, this really isn’t all that absurd.

According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, “Nearly half of American voters — 48 percent — say that congressional Republicans should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress on Tuesday without first notifying President Barack Obama. (Source)

As of this morning, The Hill is reporting that “at least 55 Democrats — eight senators and 47 House members — are vowing to skip the speech.”

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word to read this week’s 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 laced with just a little sarcasm).

NOTICE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Consider this your warning.

This week I write about “Likes” on Facebook, Bobby Kennedy, Chris Christie, Susan Rice, D-Day, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Max Baucus, Steve Bullock, Montana Republicans, Montana Democrats, Brian Schweitzer, Stop Dark Money Montana, unemployment, Veterans Upward Bound, NSA and Verizon, Will Deschamps, Gary Carlson, Don Hart, Major League Baseball, Obamacare, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

As we continue to speed toward the “end of the Mayan calendar” and for the “fiscal cliff” it’s time to pause and remember that this is Friday – and you made it through another hectic week. You deserve a pat on the back for that alone, so congratulations!

To add to the hysteria, Christmas is just 11 days away…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Susan Rice, Best Quotes of 2012, NRSC & Todd Aiken, Charlie Crist, Cleve Loney, Justin Bieber, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Happy “Black” Friday! I hope your Thanksgiving went well and you were surrounded by family and friends on the special day – and you are stuffed!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Rick Hill, Ken Miller, Denny Rehberg, Veterans in Congress, abortions, privacy, the silly house Republicans, Joint Resignations, some birthdays and some music videos – so read on!

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