Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Ford vs Kavanaugh

When President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, was derailed the Democrats cried foul and said how unfair it was. Now that President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is possibly being derailed, the Republicans are crying foul and saying it is unfair.

Welcome to politics in 2017-18. It’s a dirty business. I must admit the only thing better than watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up in Congress, is watching a bunch of rich people beat each other up on the football field on Sundays.

Surely the Republicans must have thought that the Democrats would use whatever they could to stop a Trump nominee. The Trump nominee had to be super clean. I know, don’t call you Shirley.

The Democrats found something on Brett Kavanaugh – from his high school days a mere 36 years ago – that could bring down the nomination. The Democrats waited until the 11th hour to spring it – those dirty rascals.

Full disclosure – I don’t remember my high school days, and I am around the same age as Kavanaugh. It was all kind of a fog. I still believe the movie “Dazed and Confused” was about my life.

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The Sunday Message

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. – Ronald Reagan

It was recently announced that President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next justice on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is set for a confirmation hearing on Sept. 4. (ABC News)

In July, NPR did a story about the religion of the members of the U.S. Supreme Court reporting, “… for most of U.S. history, the court, like the country, was dominated by Protestant Christians. But today, it is predominantly Catholic and Jewish.”

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Thursday Numbers

I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face with words. – Unknown

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 the Mega Millions jackpot, the Davidson family, unemployment, Turnberry golf resort, Troy Downing, Kilauea volcano, Supreme Court, NFL Training camps, Trump & Russia, Kansas City Royals & Boston Red Sox, Congressional Pig Book, Blockbuster video, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice. – Nancy Reagan

Many people felt that Nancy Reagan was trying to be on both sides of the abortion issue by what she said in that quote.

That seems to be the answer some people have these days – it’s kind of like “walk a mile in her shoes” before you judge.

One of the quotes that I like most that deals with abortion came from former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming:

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.

With the process of appointing a new member to the U.S. Supreme Court beginning this week, Gallup Polling released the results of a poll about Roe v. Wade:

As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the public is strongly opposed to any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Currently, 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.

It’s not like the Justices of the Supreme Court check the polls before deciding a case.

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Published in: on July 15, 2018 at 2:00 am  Comments Off on The Sunday Message  
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TWW Poll: SCOTUS

Should the U.S. Senate confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court?

  • YES
  • NO
  • No Opinion Yet

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

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Published in: on July 10, 2018 at 2:43 pm  Comments (2)  
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Monday’s Quick Hits

Nothing is work unless you’d rather be doing something else. – George Halas

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Face to Face or Not (Tester & Daines)
  • Four of a Kind (Campaign 2018)
  • The Supreme Court
  • Zuckerberg & Truck Stops
  • The Big News!

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The Western Word Poll: Gorsuch

Should U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch be confirmed by the U.S. Senate?

If you do not see the poll, click on “Continue Reading”

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Published in: on March 21, 2017 at 7:30 am  Comments (1)  
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Caught My Eye…

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. – Joseph Campbell

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 this week include Gianforte & PACs, Zinke’s fundraising & the Constitution, bumper sticker mania continues, Badger-Two Medicine, Supreme Court Nominee, the five remaining Presidential candidates and my two cents, plus much more!

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Politics 2016: The President’s Supreme Court Nominee

Here are some of my thoughts on President Barack Obama nominating Federal Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court should get an up or down vote. The Republican-controlled Senate should allow this. It is also up to the President to nominate someone who can get the required votes in that Republican-controlled Senate to be confirmed.

Whether Republicans like it or not their argument that Americans need a say in this process is hogwash. Americans did speak – they elected Barack Obama (twice).

As of today, there are 310 days left in the President’s term. By nominating Merrick Garland, the President has done his constitutional duties. Garland was confirmed before (1997) to the Federal Court (76-23) with 32 Republicans voting for him.

The Republicans in the Senate should do their constitutional duty.

For a Republican U.S. Senator (or a Democrat Senator if the tables were turned) to come out and say they will oppose any hearing or votes for the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court is one of the reasons people are mad as hell at the Federal government. It’s also one of the reasons the job approval rating for Congress is around 13%.

There are very few statesmen and stateswomen left in Washington, let alone adults.

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Thursday Numbers

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. – Mark Twain

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the national debt, unemployment, former Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson, congressional trips, the 100 Years of Women in Congress Act, the visit to Cuba, confidence in state government, Supreme Court spin, Daytona 500, Saint Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Ted Cruz and Canada, and much more!

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