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.

Tuesday’s Quick Hits: MT Gov Poll

So far there are five Republicans who have announced that they intend to run for Governor of Montana.

They are Attorney General Tim Fox, U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte, State Senator Al Olszewski, former State Senator Gary Perry, and Army veteran Peter Ziehli.

So today The Western Word asks, who do you think will win the Republican primary election for Montana Governor?

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The Monday Memo

Don’t regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many. – Unknown

Welcome to another Monday!

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

  • MTGov – Gianforte
  • MTAL – Stapleton
  • Trump 2020
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader, sell ice cream. –Steve Jobs

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

REMINDER: Today (Friday, June 14) is Flag Day. Fly your flag proudly!

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:

  • Bullock Out
  • Trump & Foreign Governments
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders
  • Kellyanne Conway
  • Rocky Mountain High Colorado
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

The funny thing about getting older, your eyesight may weaken yet you can see through people much better. -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 federal government spending, Mega Millions jackpot, duck boat crash, unemployment, Global Peace Index rankings, St. Louis Blues & the Stanley Cup, best/worst records in MLB, a Florida man, U.S. women’s national team, Montana Democrats & Senator Daines, plus much more!

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The Wednesday Read

A liar’s worst enemy is someone with a good memory. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • It Just Got Real
  • MT-Gov – Reilly Neill
  • MT-Gov – Casey Schreiner
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Discipline is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t want to do it. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Daines & Pence
  • Gianforte & Three Republicans
  • George Ochenski
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Toronto Raptors

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The Monday Memo

It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100. –Unknown

Welcome to another Monday!

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

  • Tester Endorses
  • The DNC Debate
  • Game Seven
  • One More Thing

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