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 Monday Memo

Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish. – Herm Edwards

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

  • Trump National Doral
  • World Series Poll
  • 2019-20 NBA Season
  • Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • One More Thing

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TWW Poll: 2019 World Series

The 2019 World Series begins Tuesday night. It’s the Washington Nationals from the National League and the Houston Astros from the American League.

Which team will win? Take The Western Word poll!

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Caught My Eye…

Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow. – 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:

  • Lewis & Clark County Sheriff
  • Gianforte & Impeachment
  • Bullock & Iowa
  • Mick Mulvaney
  • Trump National Doral
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Some people are such treasures that you just want to bury them. –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 federal debt, New Jersey sports betting, Sandy Hook school shooting, unemployment, the great (California) pumpkin, U.S. House & Syria, censure Schiff, Trump impeachment poll, Congressional approval, ESPN’s Pigskin Pick, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • The Democratic Debate
  • Montana Campaigns
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

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:

  • Fourth Democratic Presidential Debate
  • Shepard Smith
  • Neil Cavuto’s Common Sense
  • Lions vs Packers

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The Monday Memo

When people ask, “What do you do?” Answer: “Whatever it takes.” – Unknown

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

  • Corey Stapleton
  • Macabre Video
  • One More Thing

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