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.

Caught My Eye…

Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together. -Unknown

Welcome to another exciting edition of 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:

  • Recreational Marijuana
  • New Birther Lie
  • Voter Suppression
  • For Shame
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be. ― Lou Holtz

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, deaths in the USA from coronavirus, Fox News, FiveThirtyEight election forecast, Montana Senate Debate poll results, confidence in the police, Trump’s disapproval rating, 2020 Census, The Squad, Trump’s intelligence briefings, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

I know what I bring to the table. So, trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone. – Anonymous

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

  • It’s Kamala!
  • Williams for Montana Ad
  • Final Day – The Debate Poll
  • Ilhan Omar
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Who you were, who you are, and who you will be are three different people. -Unknown

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

  • Trump’s Executive Orders
  • The Debate Poll
  • Walmart Drive-In
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

To be honest I’ve wanted to spray a lot of people with Lysol before this all started. -Unknown

Welcome to another exciting edition of 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:

  • U.S. Census – Montana
  • Vote By Mail Montana
  • National Rifle Association
  • Michelle Obama
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Stand up for what is right even if it means standing alone. ― Suzy Kassem

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 Trump/Biden fundraising, unemployment, projected COVID deaths, coronavirus cases/deaths in the USA, social media misinformation, Trump’s disapproval rating, 2020 Census, Tester announces, Americans’ satisfaction, every 80 seconds, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

I don’t like to brag, but I’ve been avoiding people since way before the coronavirus. -Unknown

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

  • Great American Outdoors Act
  • Five Words
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we never lived. ― Henry David Thoreau

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

  • Emerson College Poll
  • Nevada
  • 2020 Census
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

A dog will look down when they have done wrong, but a snake will look you right in the eyes. -Unknown

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

  • Liberal Mob
  • Jared’s Secret Testing Plan
  • Biden’s Running Mate
  • One More Thing

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