The Great Falls Tribune’s editorial board writes a column called “The Edge” that is published every Saturday on their Viewpoints page. It is where the editorial board members kind of let their hair down some. The Viewpoints section is one of my favorite parts of the newspaper. I always read “The Edge” first on Saturday mornings.
In this past Saturday’s column (I cannot find it online) they looked at the disappearance of right-wing blogs in Montana and made some interesting observations. They asked, “why more moderate or left-leaning blogs are sticking around in Montana” instead of the right-leaning blogs.
I have been an active blogger since January 2005. As a recovering right-wing blogger who is now more independent, I have always held moderate beliefs (I see both sides). The Western Word is more of a blog where I comment on the news and issues. Up at the top of the page I state that The Western Word provides “Independent Commentary about Politics, Sports, the Media, and Current Events.”
I thought maybe I could shed some light on the issue of the scarce right-wing blogs. Continue reading →
Welcome – if this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.
PLEASE NOTE: If you read this column you will probably gain knowledge not found on other websites! You may be able to use this information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. The information might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…
This week I write about unemployment, airport boarding numbers, the count including provisional ballots, iPad minis, the Rescue Mission, Kansas City Chiefs, the Cat/Griz meeting, Pelosi and Russert, Veterans, Christmas, and Shania arrives in Vegas!
TGIF faithful readers! We are now 25 days from Election Day 2012. You can do a lot in 25 days.
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! It’s where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So, get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.
Today I write about an MSU-Billings poll, Rehberg visiting Big Sandy, Toss-Ups, the Scott Walker visit, the Vice Presidential debate, a Dixie Chicks birthday, I share the contents of my political inbox, and there’s a lot more so read on…
And summer is rolling on…and it’s Friday! That means it is time for Caught My Eye.
First, please keep the folks who live in Aurora, Colorado, in your prayers today as they suffer through the tragedy that happened last night.
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! Here is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write or comment about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile – so get ready to slide into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile!
Today I talk about the Cancer ad war, the Montana GOP and Bullock, Special Operations for America, Santorum in Montana, complying with roadblocks, Obama and Small Business, Romney and taxes, Michele Bachmann, and I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…
You did it! You made it through another week! Congratulations. To help make your Friday go by just a little more quickly, I’ve written another award-winning (almost) column to help you make it through the day and into your weekend.
For those of you attending the birthday bash for Kim Kardashian (she turns 31 years old today) please be safe! Happy birthday Kim!
If you are a new visitor, Caught My Eye is the weekly column that takes a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and sometimes I offer commentary sprinkled with some sarcasm!
This week I write about silver spoons, Gadhafi, conservadems, goats, that lawsuit, an energy tour, we peek inside my political inbox, we talk about getting nailed, and much more! Continue reading →
Happy Monday morning! Wow – there were oodles of political stories across the state and nation this weekend! The Western Word has managed to find most of them and bring them to you in one place – and of course I offer some commentary about each!
Today we take a look at state unemployment numbers, the Montana Democratic Convention, reporting about politics, popularity, on the airwaves, the cartel, corporate spending, yawning, and much more. So take a few minutes and catch up on the political news from the past weekend! Continue reading →
Oh yes! You have made it to another Friday and this one is special because it is April Fools’ Day! So congratulations!
Although this is normally the day to “fool” people, here at The Western Word we sometimes poke fun at people or issues every week in the Caught My Eye column. Caught My Eye is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have time to write about during the week and comment about them (sometimes with a little sarcasm).
So grab yourself a cup of coffee (or something else) and enjoy this week’s edition of Caught My Eye… Continue reading →
Being someone who surfs the web for news and has about 50 Google Alerts sending me news throughout the day, I happened to catch the story coming out of Colorado yesterday that GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams has decided not to run for re-election.
Of course, I have to offer some commentary.
Wadhams was quoted saying he was, “tired of the nuts who have no grasp of what the state party’s role is.”
“I have tired of those who are obsessed with seeing conspiracies around every corner and who have terribly misguided notions of what the role of the state party is while saying “uniting conservatives” is all that is needed to win competitive races across the state.” Continue reading →
President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address contained these words, “…to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan…”
In what used to be the norm, most members of Congress served in some capacity with the United States Military. These days they are harder to find roaming the halls of Congress.
Montana is home to over 100,000 veterans (I am one of them) so this voting bloc can make a big difference in a statewide race. Since Conrad Burns was defeated in 2006 by Jon Tester, Montana has not had a military veteran serving in the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House. Congressman Pat Williams was the last U.S. Representative from Montana to serve in the military.
It was really no surprise to me that U.S. Senator Jon Tester brought forth the Veterans issue after hearing that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann proposes to cut $4.5 billion from the Veterans Administration (VA). Frankly, I am surprised that Bachmann would propose these cuts although the chances of VA funding being cut are very slim. But there it was – posted on her website (PDF).