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

Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward. – Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment
  • Fox News
  • TWW Facebook/Twitter Pages

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Impeachment: Crazy Train

Monday morning as I was watching the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, I thought of the song “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne, “I’m going off the rails on a crazy train.”

It seemed both sides were a little crazy, not to mention cranky. There were a few times that the committee train ran off the rails.

The House Democrats seem to be “all in” on this impeachment exercise. They are betting the House – the House of Representatives on impeaching Trump. We’ll see come November how the voters feel.

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The Monday Memo

Look in the mirror and you’ll see your only competition. –Unknown

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

  • Trump & Toilets
  • Bobcats & Grizzlies
  • College Football Playoffs
  • College Football Bowl Schedule
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas

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:

  • Basement Blogger
  • Nancy Pelosi Prays
  • Joe Biden – Fighter
  • Poll Results FCS Playoffs
  • Melissa Romano
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. ― Soren Kierkegaard

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 Rep. Devin Nunes & CNN, guns everywhere, George Zimmerman, food stamps, unemployment claims, Obamacare, new citizens, most popular baby names, legal scholars, Bengals, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. ― Warren Buffett

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Update
  • Breaking News
  • School Lunches
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus. – Unknown

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:

  • Bullock Suspends
  • Trump Won’t Participate
  • Pray for 45 T-Shirt
  • One More Thing

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