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.

Thursday Numbers

As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake. – 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 and humor.

This week’s topics include a lucky player in Florida, unemployment, Kobe Bryant, Iowa Democratic Caucuses, Articles of Impeachment, Leap Year, State of the Union viewers, Rush & Donald, Kansas City Chiefs, State of the Union length, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: State of the Union

America is the place where anything can happen. America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true. – President Donald J. Trump 02/04/20

After watching the State of the Union address last night, I think the actual state of our union is much divided. There’s a lot of hate, not just in Congress and the White House, but all across the fruited plains.

It may never be repaired.

If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or something else, you should be worried about our Republic.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

No matter how big a hammer you use, you can’t pound common sense into stupid people. – 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:

  • Montana House Republicans
  • Iowa Caucuses
  • Trump’s Job Approval
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Sometimes I question my sanity. Occasionally it replies. -Unknown

Welcome to Caught My Eye! We’ve just about made it through January – Good job!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! Caught My Eye (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:

  • Impeachment Trial
  • Poll Results: Chiefs or 49ers
  • The United States of Chiefs Fans
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things. – Ronald Reagan

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Trial
  • Most Important Race of 2020
  • Super Bowl Poll
  • One More Thing

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