Caught My Eye…

My prayers go out to the folks in Japan this morning. Japan suffered a massive earthquake with much devastation, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the following days. Prayer does work!

In this week’s Caught My Eye, I give my thoughts on potholes, toilets, hotdogs, March Madness, gas prices and I check out the e-mails that came into my political inbox. There’s more!

So take a break and enjoy this week’s edition of Caught My Eye!


Now that the weather has been warmer for a couple of days, we get to find out where the potholes are located. If the city would have done a better job at removing the snow, then there would be fewer potholes. It’s the “you can spend the money now or spend it later theory.” (OK, now that’s off my chest).

Sen. Rand Paul on Toilets:

I know how he feels about the toilets. He must own one that has to be flushed twice!  Watch the video and read the story HERE.

Flying Hotdogs:

Being one who has (almost) caught a flying hotdog at a Kansas City Royals baseball game, I have to wonder, “Can’t we have fun anymore?” Read the story HERE.

March Madness: The Basics

There will be 68 teams in the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament. This is the most teams ever. Selection Sunday is March 13. First game is March 15. The National Championship is April 4 in Houston. The games will be shown on CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV.

The Women’s tournament starts March 19 and ends April 5 in Indianapolis.

The best bracket contest to play (in my humble opinion) is through KRTV and Papa John’s. Last year (or was it the year before) I won a round and received a $50 Pizza party…so go to to enter.

Speaking of Pizza:

I love Godfather’s Pizza!  They have a new location in Great Falls – on the corner of 20th Street South and 10th Avenue South near the Target/Albertsons shopping center.  Call ahead at 727-4992.

Gas Prices:

I would like to personally thank the current leadership in Washington, D.C., for the $3.20 I paid yesterday for a gallon of gas. Since I am presently an “unemployed winner” I only purchased $25 worth of fuel. Here we are, the greatest country on this earth, and we can’t even extract oil and gas from our own land, but instead we buy our oil and gas from other countries…

Daylight Saving Time:

OK, be sure to set your clocks forward (spring forward) Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. I enjoy having more daylight in the evenings, but one thing I don’t like is getting up at 2:00 a.m. to set my clocks…

Political Inbox:

Each week I receive a few e-mails from candidates, officeholders, political parties, etc., trying to get their message out. Sometimes they get my attention and some ink here at The Western Word:

Imagine that you have this big story to send via e-mail – an earth shattering story – and you hit send. Then, you see that there’s been an error. That happened to the Montana GOP when they sent an e-mail with the subject, “MAJOR CAMPAIGN COMPLAINT AGAINST STEVE BULLOCK.” About five minutes later another e-mail was sent “CORRECTED: MAJOR CAMPAIGN COMPLAINT AGAINST STEVE BULLOCK”

About the only thing you can say is Dang it.  They might also look into hiring an editor…

U.S. Senator John McCain sent me an e-mail informing me that he is again having an NCAA basketball bracket challenge through his Political Action Committee. The winner of the bracket challenge will receive an autographed basketball.

The e-mail does not say who will autograph the basketball…

Rehberg for Senate sent me an e-mail with the subject, “Help Restore Balance to the U.S. Senate.” In the e-mail, Rehberg wrote, “This week, we lost a small battle in the larger fight to enact true spending reform in Washington, DC. Harry Reid and his allies in the U.S. Senate, after increasing federal spending 24% in just two years, wouldn’t even support a mere 1.5% spending reduction.”

By the way, Rehberg still needs letters to the editor…

Barack Obama’s “Organizing for America” sent me an e-mail with the subject “2,300 jobs lost across Montana” which I take to mean that’s how many jobs will be lost in Montana if the federal government shuts down.

Maybe we can all be “unemployed winners!”

Mitt Romney sent me an e-mail with the subject, “Focus on Creating Jobs” and stated “As of this month, 14 million Americans can’t find work.”

Romney needs someone to mess up his hair…maybe he could use it as a fundraiser…

Caught My Eye Archives:

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Get Your Green On:

Don’t forget that Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day!


It is somewhat amazing how social media sites are playing a part in world events – like the situations in Egypt and Libya and the natural disaster in Japan. It was amazing that Charlie Sheen had over a million followers on Twitter in just 24 hours.

While I don’t have a national (or even local) television station (or newspaper) to promote my Twitter account or my website, I have to shamelessly plug my Twitter account and website here. So please be one of the over 400 people to follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord. I promise not to be too serious…because in life, nobody gets out alive…

Most Importantly:

Don’t forget to stretch….and don’t forget to pray for the folks in Japan…

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