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…

Common sense is not a gift it’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it. – Unknown

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:

  • AG William Barr
  • The Mueller Report
  • MTLeg – Medicaid Expansion
  • MTLeg – Firefighter Protection Act
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision. –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 Jeopardy, unemployment, taxes & corporations, Trump’s job approval, Mueller report, NFL schedules, Josh Huestis, Columbine High School, Madonna, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

When you ask me what I’m doing today and I say “nothing,” it doesn’t mean I’m free. It means I’m doing nothing – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Drunk Driving in Montana
  • Gianforte – MT Governor
  • The Tax Cut Debate
  • Trump & Bernie & Fox News
  • 2019 NFL Schedule

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

I’m at that delusional age where I think everyone my age looks way older than I do. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Montana Legislature
  • GFPD Lip Sync
  • New GFPD Schedule
  • Mueller’s Redacted Report
  • Trump the Firefighter

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The Monday Memo

As I have grown older, I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but ticking everyone off is a piece of cake. – Unknown

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

  • Clowns in a Circus
  • Seventh DUI
  • Sanctuary Cities
  • Tiger Woods

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Caught My Eye…

The unhappiest people in this world are those who care the most about what other people think. ― C. JoyBell C.

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:

  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Colstrip & PSC
  • 350Montana.org
  • Trump & WikiLeaks
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Do not be afraid of dying. Be afraid of living with nothing to die for. –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 border fencing, iPad problems, unemployment, Jeopardy, delinquent meal accounts, Lucky for Life, Minnesota undercover sting, Governor Steve Bullock, annual debt, possible US Space Command bases, Trump’s immigration policy, and much more!

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