About Jackie M. (Mike) Brown

CONTACT: Western_Word@Yahoo.com I am a military veteran who honorably served my country in different parts of the world with the last stop being in Montana. I am a husband, a father, and I attend church regularly. I am also a college graduate, and I have worked and volunteered on several political campaigns (local, state, national). I have also been employed in various government positions (city, state and federal) as well as in the private sector. In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading a good book, writing, and enjoying a fine glass of wine while visiting with friends around the fire.

The Wednesday Read

I’m at that age where my mind still thinks I’m 29, my sense of humor suggests I’m 12, while my body mostly keeps asking if I’m sure I’m not dead yet. – Unknown

Coming to you, Coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana that also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Democratic Debate Wrap
  • Schumer meets with Bullock
  • One More Thing

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Tuesdays Quick Hits

Coming to you, Coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana that is also the worldwide headquarters of The Western Word.

Here are the topics for today:

  • Montana Air National Guard
  • Tenth Democratic Debate
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

I’m having salad for lunch so I can have three dozen Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups tonight. –Anonymous

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

  • Montana PSC
  • Jury Duty
  • Trump Reelect
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

People who stay in the car to listen to music a little bit longer are my kind of people. – Unknown

Welcome to Caught My Eye (CME)!

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:

  • Real ID Deadline
  • Roger Stone
  • The Russians
  • The Democratic Debate
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says. – Yiddish Proverb

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 and humor.

This week’s topics include unemployment claims, Montana ExpoPark upgrades, Greg Robinson, Houston Astros, coronavirus, Trump’s job approval, Roger Stone, changes in the NFL, trash pickup fees, Democratic Primary, PC updates, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time
-Eagles “Take it to the Limit”

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Election 2020
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • NASCAR/Ryan Newman
  • One More Thing

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