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.

Tuesday’s Quick Hits

The only people I owe my loyalty to are the ones who never made me question theirs. ― Joe Mehl

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

  • Gianforte’s Ad
  • Wyoming Republican Convention
  • Chief Justice of the United States
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

The worst thing about Trump’s presidency isn’t what we learned about him. It’s what we’ve learned about our family and friends. – Facebook

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

  • Cheaters
  • Trump’s Weekend
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Do not correct a fool, or he will hate you; correct a wise man and he will appreciate you. -Pinterest

Welcome to “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:

  • Montana GOP & Bullock
  • The Lincoln Project
  • Cheaters
  • Jack Abramoff
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Quote of the day:

Sit with the winners, the conversation is different. – 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 unemployment claims, COVID-19 cases & deaths, record-high cases, Trump’s federal judges, play ball, Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Trump’s disapproval rating, the death penalty, 2020 Census, Trump & coronavirus, a Tennessee dog, miles of border wall, plus much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

If words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation. –Unknown

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

  • Montana GOP & Bullock
  • Trump Does Not Kid
  • NASCAR
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

Quote for the Day:

If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t. -John Fugelsang

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

  • Montana Marijuana Legalization
  • The Tulsa Rally
  • Largest Single-Day Increase

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Caught My Eye…

In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Welcome to “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:

  • Toss-Up
  • Klobuchar Out
  • NASCAR & MAGA
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Quote of the day:

I can explain it to you, but I can’t comprehend it for you. ― Edward I. Koch

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 new unemployment claims, new coronavirus projections, COVID-19 cases and deaths, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Aunt Jemima, Gallup polls, Trump’s disapproval rating, 2020 Census, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Congressional approval ratings, John Bolton, a new bump in COVID-19 cases, and much more!

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