The Wednesday Read

Don’t forget to drink water and get sunlight. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • The Dudik Violation
  • Bullock Town Halls
  • Mueller, Mueller
  • Star-Studded Reading

Continue reading


Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Once you carry your own water, you will learn to value every drop. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • The Rainbow Flag
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Migrant Children

Continue reading

The Monday Memo

Try to remember, the greener grass across the fence may be due to a septic tank issue. – Unknown

Welcome to another Monday – the last Monday of June!

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Gazette & Stapleton
  • Concentration Camps
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar
  • One More Thing

Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

If you’re lost in the woods start talking loudly about politics. Someone will show up to argue with you. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

REMINDER: Today (Friday, June 21) is the first day of summer!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • MT-Gov Poll Results
  • The “A” Word
  • Rumble in the Falls II
  • Night Court
  • One More Thing

Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them. -Unknown

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” 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 sarcasm, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Trump’s fundraising, ransom to hackers, unemployment, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Montana AFL-CIO convention, NBA Draft, Trump’s job approval rating, Bullock & the second debate, the congressional women’s softball game, Yellowstone, and much more!

Continue reading

The Wednesday Read

I’m at the place in my life where running errands count as “going out.” – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Secretary of State Stapleton
  • Orlando Sentinel Endorsement
  • AOC & Concentration Camps
  • One More Thing

Continue reading

Tuesday’s Quick Hits: MT Gov Poll

So far there are five Republicans who have announced that they intend to run for Governor of Montana.

They are Attorney General Tim Fox, U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte, State Senator Al Olszewski, former State Senator Gary Perry, and Army veteran Peter Ziehli.

So today The Western Word asks, who do you think will win the Republican primary election for Montana Governor?

Please click on “Continue Reading” if you do not see the polls.

Continue reading