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

Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there. – Marie Forleo

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Birthday Boy
  • Trump Folds
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. ― Zig Ziglar

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Planned Parenthood
  • Trump & Google
  • Mind Your Own…

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The Monday Memo

Indecision steals many years from many people who wind up wishing they’d just had the courage to leap. — Doe Zantamada

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

  • Recess Rallies
  • Juan Williams & Trump
  • NFL Preseason
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Leaders don’t force people to follow — they invite them on a journey. – Charles S. Lauer

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

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:

  • Israel
  • Rep. Steve King
  • Greenland
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

If it excites you and scares you at the same time, it probably means you should do it. – 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 the Powerball jackpot, unemployment, gun laws, best/worst records in Major League Baseball, Trump’s performance rating, gun ownership, the net worth of Presidential candidates, Little League World Series, NFL preseason games, and Tester’s town hall.

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The Wednesday Read

When you are dead, you do not know you are dead. It’s only painful and difficult for others. The same applies when you are stupid. – Ricky Gervais

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Tester’s Town Hall
  • Gubernatorial Debates
  • 837-Page Rule

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show. – Anonymous

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Tester’s Town Hall
  • Ballot Interference Prevention Act
  • Pan American Games Protests
  • Scaramucci Speaks

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