Cascade County Attorney John Parker: Step Aside

Robynn Dunn is the widow of Cascade County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Dunn, who was killed in the line of duty in August. According to a story in the Great Falls Tribune, she wants someone other than Cascade County Attorney John Parker to prosecute the case.

Parker should honor Robynn Dunn’s request, immediately.

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2014 World Series: Let’s Go Royals!

Note:  This column has been updated with the new video from MLB about the Royals being back in the World Series.  Check it out at the end of this column!

You may have heard this somewhere, but it’s been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals won the 1985 World Series and, ironically, that was the last year they made the playoffs.

For some reason in 2014 it has all come together at the right time for the Royals. The 2014 World Series starts tonight in Kansas City.

I am a native Missourian (I don’t know how many generations I am because we don’t make a big deal out of it). I root for the professional teams on the west side of the state:  the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.

In 1985, I was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, just about 65 miles away from Royals Stadium, on Sunday, October 27, when the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0 to win game seven of the World Series. I still have game seven on a VHS tape – but I no longer have a VCR.

Here’s what the Kansas City Star looked like on Monday, October 28, 1985:

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The Sunday Message

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

-Psalm 23

Caught My Eye…

Time to cue Crazy Train…All aboard! Hahahahahahaha…

There are only 18 days until Election Day 2014!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Ryan Zinke/John Lewis fundraising, Amanda Curtis Ad, Yellowstone County Republicans, Florida FanGate, Houston Mayor & FRC, Kansas City Royals play in Missouri, plus there’s a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for dropping by The Western Word. Get prepared – your free dose of knowledge awaits!

“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 spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about education, brotherly love, weapons of mass destruction, tips, richest people, spookiest spots, control of the government, Kansas City Royals, St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, ACLU of Montana, and much more!

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Campaign 2014: LR-126 & Supreme Court Mailers

Today I take a look at the debate between Secretary of State Linda McCulloch (D) and state Rep. Champ Edmunds (R) about Legislative Referendum 126 (LR-126), and the mailer I received about the Montana Supreme Court race. I also comment about a new Gallup Poll that asked about members of Congress.

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