The Monday Memo

The Western Word is coming to you from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana where we’re helping to deprogram the Trump cult members one column at a time…

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

  • National Guard
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • Super Bowl
  • One More Thing


OMG – those damned Democrats made our National Guard members sleep in a parking garage that was lacking restrooms and electrical outlets for their smartphones.

The horror. The horror.

The Democrats did not do that. There’s a lot of fake news about the National Guard in Washington, D.C. Here are my thoughts.

Sometime during the aftermath of the inauguration, there was a failure to communicate about the staging area and break area for the National Guard folks in Washington, D.C. Then it was blown out of proportion and politicized like most things in D.C.

I think it was a nothingburger. If it was actually something sinister, then we need better training for our National Guard folks on how to handle concrete jungles without electrical outlets. We may need advanced training on how to find places to defecate and urinate during the mission.

I am a veteran. I was never in the National Guard. Back several years ago when I could have joined, it looked like nothing but a “good old boy” network that resembled the unit that tried to take on Rambo in “First Blood.” I went active duty all the way with 12 years of active service and twice as many on inactive reserve. One thing for sure, I could sleep anywhere and I never missed a chance to use the restroom.

Then wars came and it wasn’t just a weekend each month and two weeks of fun and sun in the summer for the Guard. It got very real. The Guard improved. I respect them.

All the crap spewed from elected folks before they had the correct information did was make the National Guard look weak. We older veterans are getting a chuckle out of the whole thing.

At least they got some cookies from the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden. I’m sure that made up for the horror.

Read two fact checks about the fiasco HERE and HERE.


In case you missed it, The Hill is reporting that former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she will run for governor of Arkansas in what will amount to one of the first tests of the battle for the future of the Republican Party.

Her father, Mike Huckabee, was the governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007.

This should be fun to watch. It has been reported that Donald Trump won Arkansas in 2020 with 62% of the vote.


I was born in Northern Missouri and lived about two hours from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. I have been a Chiefs fan all my life.

When I was very young the Kansas City Chiefs lost Super Bowl 1 to the Green Bay Packers. They then won Super Bowl 4 in 1970. It was about 50 years later when the Chiefs went back to the Super Bowl. That was last season. They won it. Now they are going back to the Super Bowl for the second time in a row – this time they play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • Tampa Bay beat Green Bay 31-26
  • Kansas City Beat Buffalo 38-24

So am I stoked? HELL YES!

The Chiefs and Buccaneers play on Sunday, February 7, 2021. The game is in Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay is the first team to play the Super Bowl in its home stadium. The kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Montana time. It will be televised on CBS.

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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. – Vince Lombardi

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6 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. Lies for war-making. Needless casualties, Definition of a war crime. Keep up the good work. Maybe, just maybe someone is listening.

  2. Sending National Guard units overseas is and was a big, big mistake. Korea should have proved that. Hello everyone, it is called the national guard for a reason.

    • John – Thanks. When the active duty forces were at very low numbers, they really had no choice. -JmB

      • If you are referencing Korea, that might be reasonable since they were very nearly expelled from South Korea. If you are referencing Iraq and or Afghanistan, I’m not supportive of the National Guard being used in this way. Please do not forget all the false information that was used. The use of information that was easily proven to be false, rises to the level of a war crime

      • John – And the servicemen and women take the hit when there are lies for political purposes. Thanks, JmB

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