Welcome to the last Friday of February! Get ready – next Friday is “Sequestration Day 2013.” I wonder if the House and the Senate are taking it 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 Sequestration, A Facebook Photo, Brian Schweitzer, Identical Letters, Live Every Moment, and much more!
Welcome to the latest edition of “Thursday Numbers” where I take a look at the numbers in the news and provide commentary with them – with nothing being off limits.
By reading this column, you may just find yourself armed with more knowledge that you can use to impress your family, friends and co-workers! It’s been known to change lives…
Today I look at the numbers dealing with redistricting, balancing a budget, comic books, unemployment, Mount Suribachi, taxes, posing nude, concerts, U.S. House candidates, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, and much much more!
Here we go – we made it to Friday (FINALLY). This is your chance to get away from it all for a few minutes and enjoy this week’s edition of “Caught My Eye.”
Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here! This is the column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week (and often with just a touch of sarcasm).
Today I talk about Obama and REO, Three Cups, Schweitzer-care, contraceptives, eating wings, a poll, I share some of the e-mails from my political inbox, I write about No Child Left Behind, I give you a laugh with a Will Ferrell video, I mention the Governor Candidates forum, and the Winter kick-off.
One more thing – some important people were born today…and I tell you who they are!
Here we go – another Thursday! Just one more day and we’ve made it to another weekend – it’s downhill from here!
For the new folks stopping by for the first time, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and put them in one place for all to see – and offer some commentary about each.
This week I take a look at campaign fundraising, unemployment, “Likes” on Facebook, football, baseball, pitchers of beer, and much, much more! Continue reading →
Happy September – now summer is really winding down which, in itself, is depressing. But football is starting, so that should make things better!
Each week I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and out them in one nice place for all to see. This week we talk about movie tickets, contracts, waste, unemployment, pay to play, fans, followers, taxes, and much more – so please read on… Continue reading →
For the past several Thursdays, the staffers here at The Western Word (TWW) have come up with some numbers to let you know the pulse of America. This week the numbers are kind of depressing – so be prepared!
Today we take a look at food stamps, unemployment, Spenditol views, vacations, some polls, a supercommittee, a camp in Montana for rich people, a set list, and much more so read on! Continue reading →
For a couple hours on Tuesday night in Great Falls, Montana, REO Speedwagon took the crowd of 5000 away from their worries of unemployment, the national debt, war, and united the young and the old with old-fashioned ear-splitting rock and roll.
It was just a normal Tuesday night for REO – a sixteen song set list that had something for everyone from the 1973 song “Ridin’ the Storm Out” to the 1971 political song “Golden Country” – they’ve been doing these shows in one form or the other since 1967.
More importantly, this was a chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of REO’s greatest selling album from 1981 titled, “Hi Infidelity.” So hearing REO kick off the concert with “Don’t Let Him Go” and continuing with “Keep on Loving You,” “In Your Letter,” “Someone Tonight,” “Tough Guys” and “Take it on the Run” from that album was nothing short of a classic rock celebration. Continue reading →
TGIF! Congratulations on making it through another week. For your reward, I’ve written a special edition of Caught My Eye for the end of July.
Caught My Eye (or CME as we like to call it around the newsroom) is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week. Sometimes I add just a touch of sarcasm. I also try to make my readers smile and forget about their worries (not really).
This week we take a look at people named Simpson, Rehberg, Tester, Schweitzer and Hill. We look at issues such as pell grants, the postal service, and circumcision. I also write about music and MTV and REO Speedwagon.
Sit back and relax. Grab a cup of your favorite drink and enjoy the read… Continue reading →
Way back in December of 1980 a band called REO Speedwagon released their ninth studio album called “Hi Infidelity.”
By the end of 1981 Hi Infidelity was the biggest selling rock album for that year. Six songs from the album made the Billboard charts with “Keep on Loving You” making it to number one. My favorite song from the album, “Take it on the Run” peaked at number five. Continue reading →