You made it to Friday – Congratulations! I’m here to help you bring it home and slide into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile!
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…
BE ADVISED: Before proceeding please understand that everyone and everything is fair game…
Today I write about F-15s, Armstrong, cellphone ban, raising a child, I share some e-mails from my political inbox, I talk about party line voting, and there’s a lot more! Continue reading →
Ah yes…it is Friday! Congrats for almost making it to another weekend (hold on for a few more hours). Some of you will be getting a three-day weekend (President’s Day is Monday) so enjoy it. Hey – why not just take off from work right now and get a head start on your weekend?
Of course, you need to read “Caught My Eye” first.
If you are new around here, then you need to know that Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here! This is the highly-read column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week, and I often add a touch of sarcasm. By the way, everyone and everything is fair game…
Today I write about electronic signatures, countries we like, a big haul in D.C., constituent services, Rumsfeld and Rehberg, VA claims backlog, more thanks, a job offer, Kennedy, I share e-mails from my political inbox, and there’s a lot more!
We’ve made it to another Thursday and the weekend is just about here! Congratulations! If you’ve read The Western Word very much in the last three or four months you know that Thursdays are the days that we take a look at some the “numbers” in the news and offer a little commentary about each.
This week I write about solar panels, followers, unemployment, a fine, poverty, passing yards, baseball games, ovens, and pounds! Plus there’s a lot more, so read on…
Although today is a holiday, the staff here at The Western Word has been busy this weekend looking for political news to share with you. We’ve got you covered!
Happy Labor Day 2011! Today is the day that we honor the working men and women of the United States – the people who make this country go. Thank you. After reading this column, you’ll have something to talk about when you’re eating that burger or hotdog at the local union picnic!
This Labor Day there are about 14 million people registered as unemployed. There are about 9 million people who are working part-time jobs looking for full-time work. There are about 2.6 million people who are not counted because they stopped looking for work and their benefits have run out.
Today we talk about Congress’ vacation ending, being a leader, free picnics, the Bullock poll, Rick Hill and the Supremes, wolf-wolf with Denny and Jon, an upgrade and much much more! Continue reading →
I think we can say we’re in the “dog days of summer” now, woof, woof. Congratulations on making it through another week and, for your reward, I am authorizing you to take a break and read this week’s “Caught My Eye.”
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 sometimes I add just a little sarcasm.
This week we put the heat wave in perspective, we take a look at Max’s garbage, a pool party, Jesus and Walmart, buying a lemon, defense conferences, my political inbox, and much much more so read on!
It’s not too often that a small-market newspaper goes after another small-market media outlet, but that was what happened in Great Falls (MT) on July 2. So before this Viewpoint from the Great Falls Tribune Editorial Board is placed into the archives (and we have to pay to read it), I wanted to comment about it.
The Tribune Editorial Board was bothered that “one local media outlet” released the name of an accident victim before (they contend) all the relatives were notified. The Tribune was also miffed that that the same media outlet reported that an alleged beating victim from Great Falls had died in a hospital in Salt Lake City. The Tribune contends the beating victim was still alive at that time and even Tweeted on June 25: Continue reading →
In what some folks are calling a heavyweight matchup, the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Montana will feature two statewide office holders running against each other: Congressman Denny Rehberg versus U.S. Senator Jon Tester for the junior U.S. Senate seat.
As most people who follow Montana politics know there are certain areas in the state that are pretty much a given to go to one political party or the other meaning the area swings either to the Democrats or the Republicans during the elections.
For example, the Butte area is considered Democratic territory just as the Kalispell area is considered Republican territory.
This does not mean that less populated areas are not important. This race looks like it will be close, so even a few dozen votes here and there could spell victory. To keep this column somewhat short, I take a look at the seven major areas (Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell) in the state and go in depth about a couple.
I also pick the one area that could decide the 2012 Senate race in Montana. So you really need to read on… Continue reading →
The Great Falls (Montana) community spoke yesterday about providing more money to educate their children. They said NO by a 54 to 46 percent vote. I was surprised by the vote – even in this economy as I think that having outstanding schools and supporting the children should be the cornerstone of every community.
I guess too many people have been drinking the tea…and believed the propaganda or the conspiracy. Continue reading →