Great Falls: School Trustee Election

Happy Earth Day – take care of it!

I vote in every election. I don’t remember the last time I did not vote – it was probably when I was in the military and my ballot did not make it to me in time. I believe that the voting process for military members and their dependents has improved some since then.

I received my “Official School Election Ballot” in the mail yesterday. I must admit, I am always a little excited when my ballot arrives. That’s my chance to have my say, and my vote counts the same as every other voter.

It’s been reported that only one name will appear on the ballot for School Trustee. The reports are correct – in the 2015 School Trustee Election the only name that appears on the ballot is Bob Moretti.

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Caught My Eye…

Hello Friday!

Disclaimer: Discontinue reading if nausea or dizziness occurs.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted 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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I provide valuable independent commentary about coal & copying, Commissioner of Political Practices, Secure Rural Schools, getting tased, the worst jobs of 2015, Britt McHenry & the tow company, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

Buckle up…

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Thursday Numbers

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

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 Obama & Bullock’s taxes, unemployment, the Republican National Committee, the Tax Code, the school board election, AmeriCorps, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, The Western Word’s Facebook page, Jon Tester & his sidekick, a talking horse, the Flathead Water Compact & amendments, the United States Air Force, Aaron Hernandez, Atlanta public school educators, a math problem, and much more!

Your weekly dose of knowledge awaits…

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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday – It’s time for another potpourri edition! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column. Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word about:

  • Medicaid Expansion & the Montana Legislature
  • U.S. Senators Jon Tester & Robert Menendez
  • Former Governor Tim Babcock
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul
  • Affordable Care Act

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MT Legislature: Sticking it to Veterans

So far the 64th session of the Montana Legislature has been disappointing for many, a comedy show for others, and a great example of how partisan politics cripples our state.

The Legislature goes back into session tomorrow (April 7) to start the final push. The session is scheduled to end May 1. What the heck will we write about then?

One of the more disappointing failures (so far) of the 64th Montana Legislature was the tabling of House Bill 493 which would provide funding for a 60-bed veterans’ home in Butte.

It’s one of those actions in the legislature that makes me shake my head.

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Caught My Eye…

Hey faithful readers – it’s Friday – so stay classy!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted 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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I provide valuable independent commentary about Steve Daines & Federal Lands, Jon Tester & Media Trackers, the Montana Legislature & spring break, Iran & Nukes & Framework, State Liquor stores, plus Making Montana Proud is back!

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Thursday Numbers

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge. – Michel de Montaigne

Prepare yourself – your free dose of knowledge awaits!

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 I write about National Parks, the Montana Legislature, Veterans Affairs, The Daily Show, unemployment, Major League Baseball, ramen & coffee, a bold prediction, my brackets, states & drug use, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the ladies of Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living Facility, the National Basketball Association, and much more…

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