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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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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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

Happy Presidents’ Day! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • Antonin Scalia & the Politics
  • Republican Presidential Debate
  • A Conservative Blog

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Thursday Numbers

And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? – Chuck Noland (Cast Away)

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 National Defense Authorization Act, Montana campaign fundraising, health insurance, Murdoch tweets, airfares, Olbermann, unemployment, game day signs, U.S. Supreme Court, NFL, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 Donald Trump, Kansas City Chiefs, unemployment, Montana No Kid Hungry campaign, Hillary Clinton, Blue Angels, RED HORSE, cellphone ban, Montana disaster areas, worst states to make a living, U.S. Supreme Court approval rating, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and much more!

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