It looks as though members of the Tea Party will be out in force all across the fruited plains at noon on Tuesday (May 21) to protest in the front of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offices.
One e-mail I received said, “Tea Party Patriots, 912s and several other groups are having a Nationwide protest against the IRS abuses at IRS offices across the country.” This protest is a little too far for me to make, as it’s being held in Nashville (TN) at the Federal Building.
One protest is a little closer to my home; it’s planned for Great Falls (MT) at the local IRS office.
Spring is in the air. It’s a time of renewal with new flowers sprouting from the ground, gardens being planted, and the aroma of fresh-cut grass encircling the neighborhood.
I doubt many in the Obama Administration have stopped to take in the sights and sounds of spring. To say the spring of 2013 (so far) has been tough on the Obama Administration would be an understatement – and summer is still over a month away. That means people will be paying attention for a while longer before school is out and they head off on vacations.
You can bet that some of these issues will stick around and have an effect on the 2014 mid-term elections and some will be the topics of the Presidential race of 2016. Here are the top five issues that the Obama Administration (as well as Democrats) now own and will have to defend for the next few years:
The Great Falls Tribune’s editorial board writes a column called “The Edge” that is published every Saturday on their Viewpoints page. It is where the editorial board members kind of let their hair down some. The Viewpoints section is one of my favorite parts of the newspaper. I always read “The Edge” first on Saturday mornings.
In this past Saturday’s column (I cannot find it online) they looked at the disappearance of right-wing blogs in Montana and made some interesting observations. They asked, “why more moderate or left-leaning blogs are sticking around in Montana” instead of the right-leaning blogs.
I have been an active blogger since January 2005. As a recovering right-wing blogger who is now more independent, I have always held moderate beliefs (I see both sides). The Western Word is more of a blog where I comment on the news and issues. Up at the top of the page I state that The Western Word provides “Independent Commentary about Politics, Sports, the Media, and Current Events.”
I thought maybe I could shed some light on the issue of the scarce right-wing blogs. Continue reading →
Welcome to Monday and Monday Morning Politics. Today I take a look at Rehberg’s new job, the Republican National Committee’s Growth & Opportunity Project, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and how the U.S. Senate office space nightmare ended. There’s more so read on!
Welcome to the second Friday of March – Whoop, whoop!
As a public service from The Western Word (TWW) here’s a reminder to get up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and set your clocks ahead one hour.
By the way, how’s that sequestration thingy working out for you? I am currently waiting for President Obama to ask me out to lunch or dinner…
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 WaPo’s best blogs, jobs, the catheter, McCain & Graham, Piers Morgan Live, NRSC & RNC Plot Comeback, a special video showing a North Korea missile test, the Insane Rope Swing video, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…
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!
Around 3:15 a.m. last night (this morning) I decided to take a short nap and get back up at 5:00 a.m. to continue the election night (morning after) fun. As with most election nights, there were some “happy” moments and some “not so happy” moments.
Some of the races are still not settled as of this morning. I heard some election offices had problems operating their abacuses…
Nonetheless, here are some of my thoughts and observations surrounding Election Day 2012 and, as always, I try to be brutally honest (I know you enjoy that).
Wow – another week is upon us – welcome to The Western Word! I actually mowed my yard for the first time on Saturday and it was covered in snow on Sunday. For you folks who do not live in Montana, I know you are jealous…
If you are “new around these parts” Monday Morning Politics is where I put together several of the political stories from the past weekend, and I offer some commentary with them (often the commentary is dripping with sarcasm).
Today I write about a Buffett (or buffet) rule, Brian and David and Michael, a bounty, a Day in the Life, hearing and listening, wolf, the KKK, the Tea Party, Taxes, a new heart, Clemens, Romney, Rosen, and much more so read on…
Happy Washington’s Birthday 2012! If you are one of the fortunate ones to have the day off, congratulations!
Almost every Monday (even on holidays) I gather a lot of the political stories from the past weekend and put them all in one place for all to see – and I often add a little commentary!
Today I take a look at the best recent Presidents, charging $93 billion, out of state money, letting it flow, Decision 2012 coverage, Stolen Valor, rural voting, and to Russia with Max! There’s a lot more…