Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

So, my fellow Americans, whatever you may believe, whether you prefer one party or no party, our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen. To vote. To speak out. To stand up for others, especially the weak, especially the vulnerable, knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us. – President Barack Obama

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several major political stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • State of the Union Wrap-Up
  • Kaiser & the Oregon Standoff
  • More REAL-ID Paranoia

Also mentioned in this column are U.S. Senator Jon Tester, U.S. Senator Steve Daines, and U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke.

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

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:

  • 75,000 Montanans
  • Dish Network
  • TWW Anniversary
  • Presidential Campaign TV Ads
  • State of the Union

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Caught My Eye…

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein

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

Welcome to the big show to end the week! This is the first “Caught My Eye” of 2016, and the 280th “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 – maybe both.

Today’s topics include:

  • Real ID
  • Cascade County Attorney
  • GF Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Obamacare Vote
  • CNN’s Town Hall Meeting
  • Natural Born Citizens
  • Plus Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, Jon Tester, and Tim Fox are all mentioned in today’s column.

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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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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is one of those days in which there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Rick Tryon & Tracy Houck
  • Greg Gianforte & Faith
  • Steve Daines & Stop Hillary PAC

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Thursday Numbers

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store. – Dr. Seuss

Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of “Thursday Numbers!” Are you ready for Christmas? I think I finished shopping Wednesday which may be a personal record!

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 “12 Days of Christmas,” The Beatles, Christians, broadband Internet service, U.S. Senator Steve Daines & Christmas, Danny Berg Memorial Christmas Dinner, “Dazed and Confused” & “Everybody Wants Some,” richest game show hosts, Kobe Bryant’s toughest opponents, my third-place finish, gas prices, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

I wasn’t born here, but I blog here. –Jackie M. (Mike) Brown @TheWesternWord

Welcome to Wednesday! It’s just about time to start my Christmas shopping – so I will see you at the stores today and tomorrow!

Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Best Montana Tweets of 2015
  • Gianforte is Exploring
  • Dark Money & the Wild West
  • Daines & the Red Kettle
  • Ice Ice Baby

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