Today is the 2,600th column posted here at The Western Word.
Please, no parades.
It all started January 10, 2005, and when it will stop nobody knows. One day I envision TWW ending like Forrest Gump ended his run across the United States by saying, “I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll go home now.”
But TWW won’t end today…
What recently caught my attention was the story posted by the Montana branch of the Media Trackers about U.S. Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, and his schedule and fundraising. It was titled “Tester Omits $10K a Ticket NYC Fundraiser with Obama from Schedule.”
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead
Welcome to Friday and “Caught My Eye.” Unlike many newspapers, cable and network news shows, today’s column is free of any mention of Donald Trump.
If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.
Today’s topics include Fair Cops, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, Veterans Health Administration, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia
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 USDA and the internet, Social Security disability benefits, Great Falls’ new bathroom, unemployment, Donald Trump, marijuana use, a bear and his beer, National Day of the American Cowboy, Bruce Springsteen, going to the movies, honey, and much more!
Tuesday night the Great Falls City Commission started their commission meeting at 7:00 p.m. When they finally adjourned it was 12:15 a.m. and there were just a few diehards remaining in the audience.
It was not always pretty and professional during those five-plus hours.
As I have mentioned several times, Great Falls City Commission meetings can become very comical and circus-like. I watched most of the proceedings on television from the comfort of home. With an over-flow crowd attending the event, I believe they could outdraw some of the acts at the State Fair if they decided to take their commission meetings on the road.
With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees in Great Falls, I imagine some of the attendees smelled pretty ripe by the end of the evening.
Here are some of my observations and my opinions about the epic event.
Everyone needs a little good news once in awhile. That’s all you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).
There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!
Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:
- Horse Racing
- Montana Cash
- Brett Favre
- Becky Hammon
- John Kasich
- Keith Olbermann
Hello Monday! It’s time for another potpourri edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.
Today’s topics include:
- Great Falls City Commission
- Fox Farm Road & Cascade County Commission
- Montana Republicans & Dead Rats
- Donald Trump
- The Moon Walk Anniversary