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 Wednesday Read

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. ― Warren Buffett

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Update
  • Breaking News
  • School Lunches
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus. – 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:

  • Bullock Suspends
  • Trump Won’t Participate
  • Pray for 45 T-Shirt
  • One More Thing

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TWW POLL: FCS Playoffs

The Montana State University Bobcats and the University of Montana Grizzlies football teams are in the 2019 FCS playoffs. They received a first-round bye and play in the second round on Saturday, December 7, at 1:00 pm (Montana time).

The Bobcats (9-3) will host Albany (NY) (9-4).

The Grizzlies (9-3) will host Southeastern Louisiana (8-4).

All the games are available to watch on the ESPN App (ESPN3).

This week’s poll asks, “Which team (Bobcats or Grizzlies) will go further in the 2019 FCS Playoffs?”

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Thanksgiving Polls: Final Results!

Happy Thanksgiving! Please remember and say a prayer for those, like military personnel, who are away from home and can’t be with their families during this holiday.

This week I posted a couple of polls about Thanksgiving. One poll asked readers, “What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie,” and the other poll asked readers, “What is your favorite main dish on Thanksgiving.”

Here are the results –

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TWW Poll: Thanksgiving Main Dish

Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not a coincidence. – Erma Bombeck

Here is another Thanksgiving poll!

What is your favorite main dish on Thanksgiving?

Here are some choices:

  • HAM

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TWW Poll: Thanksgiving Pies

Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight. ― Yogi Berra

Since this is Thanksgiving week, I decided to ask my readers about their favorite Thanksgiving pies.

Here are your choices, and you can pick more than one:

  • Pumpkin
  • Pecan
  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Mincemeat
  • Other

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