When it was announced yesterday that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was pulling the assault weapons ban from the gun bill currently being looked at in Congress, I ran outside to see if I could hear assault weapons being fired into the air around my neighborhood in celebration.
My neighborhood was pretty quiet for a Tuesday afternoon. There was no sporadic gunfire to be heard.
I did hear some elementary school children laughing and having a good time during their recess a few blocks away – an elementary school that both my children attended. My thoughts then turned to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and the 20 kids who were senselessly murdered along with six adults on December 14, 2012. There are no more recesses for those children. Their parents have holes in their hearts from losing a child. I cannot imagine the pain.
For a few days (maybe a week or so) after Sandy Hook the United States seemed poised to tighten the gun laws and maybe make us just a little safer. That movement faded quickly and now we can say that the gun lobby has won, once again. Continue reading →
Welcome to Friday and to those of you who get a three-day weekend – Congrats! To those of you serving as U.S. Senators and Representatives, enjoy your week off…
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is 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 some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.
Today I write about Tester’s Committee Assignments, Electric City Weblog, Dark Money, Johnson trial, the Hagel filibuster, the cruise, the meteor, and much more!
Here we are – the last Friday of 2012, and you (almost) have another year under your belt, so congratulations!
For those of you heading out on New Year’s Eve, please don’t drink and drive.
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This is 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 some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.
Today I write about Gen. Schwarzkopf, milk, gun owner’s home addresses, NRA, Fiscal Cliff blame, unfavorable ratings, Tim Tebow, Detroit Lions, and much more…
Congratulations on making it to Friday! There are just 18 days until Christmas! Are you ready?
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! This is 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 some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.
Today I write about Pearl Harbor, Hiring, Lobby Funding, Unemployment, DeMint quits, Colbert for Senate, McConnell Filibusters Himself, Karl Rove, Boots, Clotheslines, and much more so read on!
We are just 92 days out from November’s General Election and things are heating up like a hot August day!
If this is your first time dropping by, “Monday Morning Politics” is where I put together several of the political stories from the past weekend all in one place for your reading pleasure. I also offer some commentary about these stories. Sometimes my commentary is laced with just a little sarcasm…
Today I talk about women’s health, wilderness, small business, most Democratic states, fundraising, name calling, and Ohio! There’s more so read on… Continue reading →
Welcome to the first Friday of August and to the latest edition of Caught My Eye!
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 C-130s, Olympic rings, write-in candidacy, unemployment numbers, Romney’s taxes, NBC, On This Date, and I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…
Hello Thursday! If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).
REMINDER: By reading this column you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites! You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…
This week I write about a surplus, a jackpot, Facebook, bonuses, unemployment, taxes on medals, equal pay, bunker time, fundraiser, Post Office names, women with curves, a bikini parade, not paying taxes, the last August recess, and much more! Continue reading →
Alexander Hamilton, who was a statesman, founding father, and first Secretary of the Treasury once said, “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” Mr. Hamilton would be surprised to see how politicians “govern” in the United States these days. He would probably be downright embarrassed, too.
I guess I was not too surprised when I heard that Montana’s junior U.S. Senator, Jon Tester, voted against advancing President Obama’s jobs bill Tuesday night. Tester, along with fellow Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, voted against the jobs bill. They are up for reelection in 2012 and both are near the top of my 10 Most Vulnerable Senators list.
Tester is in full-time save his job mode. If this vote would have happened in 2007 right after Tester took office or in 2013 if Tester wins reelection, he would have voted for it. Tester fails to realize that being a statesman means casting the vote the same way whether you are approaching a tough re-election battle or running unopposed. Jon Tester is no statesman. Continue reading →
There’s some snow in the mountains. The air is chilly and the leaves are starting to turn yellow, gold, and red. Yes, fall has arrived in the Rocky Mountains.
Normally as the weather gets colder, the readership grows, but The Western Word has seen unprecedented growth in the number of readers over the summer of 2011. In fact, August was a record month and then September readers shattered the August record. Thank you.
For those of you stopping by for the first time, this Friday column called “Caught My Eye” is designed to help you kill some time and make it through another Friday – and let you hit the weekend with a smile on your face and armed with knowledge! Caught My Eye has been published every Friday for 64 straight weeks!
Today I take a look at a poll regarding state and local governments, a settlement, some e-mails from my political inbox, Baucus and aliens, a bear and pizza, bras and magic, an anniversary and there’s a lot more! Continue reading →