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

When I was little we didn’t have emojis. We had to put smiley face stickers on handwritten letters like a bunch of savages. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • MTLeg – No Notice Meetings
  • Fox on the Run
  • Barr’s Mueller Report
  • Bigfoot in Montana

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. ― Winston S. Churchill

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • MT GOP State Officers’ Convention
  • Randolph “Tex” Alles
  • Kirstjen Nielsen
  • Baylor Lady Bears
  • Virginia Cavaliers

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The Monday Memo

Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. – Robert Green Ingersoll

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

  • Threats & Hate
  • Joe Biden & SNL
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Trump’s Tax Returns

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Caught My Eye…

Wanting everyone to have healthcare and food does not make you a communist, socialist, or unpatriotic. It just makes you a good person. -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:

  • Albert Olszewski – Montana Governor
  • The Mueller Report
  • The Candidates
  • The McConnell Fall
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Social media has made too many of you comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it. –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 Sanders, Harris, and O’Rourke fundraising, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, unemployment, Russell Westbrook, tax phone scams, NBA playoffs, Trump’s tax returns, the Senate’s nuclear option, Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. – Charles Lamb

Today’s topics include:

  • Honor & Dishonor Rolls
  • AG Tim Fox & Obamacare
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Tom Winter – U.S. House
  • Kathleen Williams for…

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