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

Quote of the Day:

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington

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

  • Plane to Plane
  • Hanoi Jane
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. ― Confucius

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

  • Pence in Montana
  • 60 Minutes
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life; they have shown me exactly who I do not want to be. –Anonymous

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

  • Pence, Montana, & QAnon
  • Daines’ Campaign Website
  • Dear Postal Customer
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining. – President George W. Bush (09/11/01)

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:

  • AARP Poll
  • New Daines Ad
  • QAnon & Montana
  • Rage
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

If you have to hurt other people to feel powerful, you are an extremely weak individual. – Bobby Mattingly

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 Trump fundraising, unemployment, Sturgis super spreader, USA coronavirus deaths, Afghanistan & Iraq troop cuts, 2020 Census, Trump’s disapproval rating, Bob Woodward’s new book, NFL Kickoff 2020 – Texans vs Chiefs, VP coming to Montana, and much more!

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