Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” and thanks for stopping in! If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, this 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.
NOTICE: 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 viewers of the last Presidential debate, Donald Trump, Presidential ads, U.S. Senate ads, selling virginity, the Montana Governor’s race, unemployment, the “You Don’t Own Me PSA,” oil and gas leases in Montana, Katy Perry, Student Debt, Approval ratings, Home Runs, and much more!
Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about Tuesday’s Montana gubernatorial debate, Libertarians being excluded, obtaining more free speech, and the newest federal courthouse dedication ceremony!
Enjoy The Western Word extra edition today!
Happy Tuesday! It will seem like Monday all day – but at least it is a short week for most of you…
I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend and paused to think about those military men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. My flag was flying proudly! It’s kind of sad, but Memorial Day during an election year is when the elected officials and the candidates pretend they really care about Veterans. Since that day is past, most will forget about us until they next election cycle in two years.
Today I write about The Western Word poll results, point/counterpoint, a mistake in the Political Notebook, beating Daines, endorsements, Watchdogs, jockeying, Romney & Veterans, Romney and Mormonism, and much more!
Congratulations! You’ve almost made it over the hump to slide into the three-day weekend – so hold on and you’ll start feeling better as quitting time approaches!
Thanks to all the visitors to The Western Word yesterday, and thanks to all you who took part in the poll! There’s more information on that below.
Today I talk about a new poll, the baggage ad, Pro-Life/Pro-Choice, Cobell, Great Falls Airport, rebranding, blood for sale, and a lot more so read on!
Welcome! It’s a cool and rainy (kind of gloomy) Tuesday here at The Western Word (TWW) World Headquarters. The gloomy weather kind of reminds me of some of the campaigns being run in the state this season!
I have some good news – In just 14 days the Primary Election will be over! That’s at least enough time for Jon Tester’s campaign to release four more campaign commercials…
Today I write about Lunch at the Lake, loans to campaigns, outside money, drunk driving, clemency, 2014 fundraising, Booker’s damage control, and commencement speeches! There’s a lot more so read on…
You made it to Friday – Congratulations! I’m here to help you bring it home and help you slide into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile!
If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, 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 keep it peppy.
BE ADVISED: Everyone and everything is fair game…
Today I write about Barack’s girlfriend, Montana Governor and Senate polls, I-166, Montana Attorney General, unemployment, Al Qaeda and Montana, death row, I peek inside my political mailbox and share, I write about flyers in my mail box, I talk about the Veterans for a Strong America video, and I remember Kent State University. There’s a lot more so read on… Continue reading
One of the last things any of the Republican candidates for Montana Governor needed now that we are within 45 days until the June 5 primary is a scandal. It appears that the Ken Miller for Governor Campaign got just that – call it an April surprise!
The Great Falls Tribune broke the story yesterday about the Miller campaign being accused of “misreporting funds, accepting campaign donations over the statutory contribution limits, accepting anonymous donations and failing to disclose certain campaign expenditures.” The accusations were reportedly made by Miller’s former finance director, Kelly Bishop of Polson.
By the way, I applaud the Great Falls Tribune for breaking the story, and also I give the Tribune a high-five for actually showing the correct photo of Ken Miller this time. Continue reading
Happy Tuesday! Hold on…the weekend will get here – I promise!
Today I take a look at our jet setting Senator and Congressman, I examine a new poll, I find even more silliness from the Republicans, I write about the gubernatorial candidates debating wolves, I discuss the postal service and voting, and I close out the column talking about the General Services Administration and clowns…
Happy Monday faithful readers – I am blessed that you stopped by – so thank you! We are now entering April and spring fever is in full swing.
Since Saturday night was the deadline for the first quarter of fundraising, many politicians are waking up in piles of money raised (more on that below).
If you are new to Monday Morning Politics, this column is where I take a look at political stories from the past weekend and provide (sometimes snarky) commentary about them.
Today I write about a new poll, Baucus and Rehberg as The Godfather, military support, going to court with the Governor, profiles of the candidates, non-native, a big dinner, hiring veterans, I share some fundraising e-mails, I talk about the transportation bill and much more! Continue reading