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 Monday Memo

When people ask, “What do you do?” Answer: “Whatever it takes.” – Unknown

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

  • Corey Stapleton
  • Macabre Video
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership. – 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:

  • Trump’s Bill
  • Giuliani & Trump
  • Applause for PETCO
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

The most damaging phrase in our language is ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ – Grace Murray Hopper

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 Greg Gianforte’s fundraising, unemployment, squirrel problems, impeachment poll, Bronze Star, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, friends, city of St. Louis is #1, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean be kind to the people who think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone. – Ellen DeGeneres

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Polls
  • White House to Dems – Stick It
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

A little progress each day adds up to big results. –Unknown

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from major stories and provide brief commentary about them.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Trump & Syria
  • Trump’s Tax Returns
  • Trump & Nickelback
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Impeach Nancy Pelosi
  • Daines on TV

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Caught My Eye…

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. ― Babe Ruth

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:

  • Ukraine & China
  • Schiff & the Whistleblower
  • Evangelist Franklin Graham
  • Trump Approval
  • One More Thing

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