Thursday Numbers

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. – Will Rogers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of 2016! Are you stoked?

In case you’re a first-time visitor, this 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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the Powerball jackpot, unemployment, Greg Gianforte, Governor Steve Bullock, Baseball Hall of Fame, George & Barbara Bush, criminal background checks, Obamacare, NFL playoffs, gun deaths, and much more!

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MT Politics 2016: Obama, Guns, & Independence

I am so looking forward to this year! 2016 will be a great year to be an independent blogger writing about politics.

Being independent means when I disagree with a candidate or elected official I don’t have to worry about to which party they belong, or how the Republican Party or the Democratic Party feels about my column. I won’t even have to worry if some lobbyist is ticked off at what I write, plus I won’t care of they want me fired. I can tell them (I’ll be nice since I like to keep this site rated at least PG) to take a hike.

Montana politicians worry about those things every day. Politicians from both sides of the aisle do. They are not alone in that most politicians from all across the fruited plains spend their terms in office worried that they will piss off their base of support and/or the people who spend money to get them elected. I have written many times that for the people serving in D.C. it’s all about the next election. Yesterday’s actions prove it.

Many voters in the middle are independent and if you have that independent streak in you, you need to stop by this website and my Facebook page every day – or better yet subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the box on the right. You’ll get my columns delivered to you via your email address! How cool is that?

Obama, guns, and the Montana Congressional Delegation:

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TWW: The Best of 2015

Thanks to you, 2015 was another great year here at The Western Word (TWW)!

Special thanks to the 209 subscribers to TWW. By the way, you can be notified of new columns by subscribing – and it’s FREE. You can do that by clicking on the +Follow tab in the bottom right corner and entering your e-mail address, or by going to the subscribe box on the right side of the page and entering your e-mail address there.

It is always fun to see which columns are viewed the most and from where the columns are viewed. This past year people from 98 countries visited TWW. A special “shout-out” to the four people in China who stopped by! Besides the United States, the other top countries for visitors to TWW are Brazil and Canada.

In 2015, there were 311 new posts which bring the total archive of this blog to 2,730 posts.

Top Five Columns for 2015:

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Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

Disclaimer: Here at The Western Word I use my personal email for work-related matters…

With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

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

Today I write about Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Smith’s Column in the Tribune
  • Lee Newspapers & MTN
  • Angela McLean
  • GOP Presidential Debate
  • Saturday Night Live Opening

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Caught My Eye…

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S Truman

Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional.

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

Today I write about Motl v. Wittich, Roasting Bullock, Adam Sanchez Jr, Gazette & Daines/Zinke, the Iowa Caucus, alcohol deliveries, plus much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to the first “Caught My Eye” of December!

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

Today I write about Lt. Governor McLean, KBZK & Judy Slate, ObamaCare Repeal Bill, and Gun Control Measures. There’s a lot more so read on!

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