Caught My Eye…

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. – John Adams

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. In fact, this is the 288th CME of all time! 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 caught my eye this week include Montana Supreme Court Justice #3 candidate Kristen Juras, the U.S. Postal Service in Great Falls, the 11th GOP Debate, Romney vs. Trump, plus a lot more!

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams

Hello Monday! We are starting the last week of January, so hang in there! We’re just a week away from the Iowa Caucus!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Gianforte Kickoff
  • Conrad Burns
  • National Review
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Super Bowl 50
  • Snow Totals in Washington, D.C.

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday – We’re back…

Congratulations – We made it through another Christmas holiday! I hope you had a great Christmas.

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Insults and Barbs
  • Max Baucus & The Revenant
  • Quote of the Week
  • The Ted Cruz Cartoon
  • Peyton Manning

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Election 2016: Turning the Corner?

This morning I am sitting in my office (also used as a bunker and a basement) looking at my Hillary Clinton bumper sticker. It was free. It’s not the greatest bumper sticker ever made, but free is free.

I believe the information listed on the bumper sticker is unclassified. It could become classified at a later date.

I have not seen any offers for free bumper stickers from other candidates, which is a bummer. Send me an email if you know about any free bumper stickers from Presidential candidates. By the way, getting a free bumper sticker does not mean that I am voting for her or any other candidate.

Now back to Hillary Clinton. Conservatives may find it hard to believe, but Clinton may have turned the corner on the email controversy. What’s around that corner is yet to be seen. It could be Joe Biden!

We did discover some very interesting pieces of information from the latest batch of emails that were released. We now know that Clinton enjoys watching “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife.”

Oh my…

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Monday Morning Politics

Here’s a look at some of the political news that caught my attention recently. Of course, I offer my commentary…

Public Service Commission:

Last week I wrote about the feud on the Public Service Commission (PSC).  Some more commentary has popped up, this time from former PSC commissioner and Chairman Greg Jergeson (a Democrat).  It is pretty good and you can read it HERE.

Jergeson writes the following about current commissioners Brad Molnar and Bill Gallagher (Republicans):

Brad Molnar has long had a reputation for a shoot-from-the-hip style when it comes to the PSC. He doesn’t do his reading, ignores advice of the PSC’s professional staff, and disregards evidence presented at hearings before the commission. It’s a shame that Bill Gallagher appears to be have allied himself with Molnar’s political antics.

In regards to Republican Commissioner Travis Kavulla, Jergeson writes:

I am more and more impressed with Kavulla’s work ethic and determination to ferret out the facts. He has rapidly established a reputation for decisiveness, integrity and thoughtfulness. Continue reading