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

You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back. – Unknown

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

  • Campaign Literature
  • First Debate
  • Shepard Smith
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say. ― Snoopy

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

  • Trump’s Taxes
  • Amy Coney Barrett
  • Montana Ballot Interference Protection Act
  • Returning Mailed Ballots
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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:

  • Transition of Power
  • Nine Discarded Ballots
  • Electoral College
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time. ― Malcolm X

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 Greg Gianforte, unemployment, USA deaths from coronavirus, NFL coaches and masks, pilot whales, 2020 Census, Trump’s disapproval rating, following national politics, Louisville Police officers, Breonna Taylor, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Quote of the Day:

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. ― George Carlin

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

  • Voting By Mail – MT
  • Bumble Bee
  • SCOTUS
  • Cindy McCain

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