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

You think you know stress? When I grew up if you missed a TV show you just missed it. Forever. –Unknown

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

  • State Work Period
  • Missoulian Editorial Board
  • Jeffrey Epstein

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Caught My Eye…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that I should have learned some other stuff. – 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:

  • Federal Jury Duty
  • Bullock Bumper Stickers
  • Healer-in-Chief
  • Shep & Don
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. ― Alexandra K. Trenfor

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 Tom & Gisele, unemployment, illegal crossings, ICE raids, paint for the White House, Pizza Hut, mass killings, Curt Brockway, Bullock & Quinnipiac poll, Rod Blagojevich, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. ― Margaret Thatcher

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

*Montana Delegation Responds
*The Trump Address
*Public Opinion on Guns

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Caught My Eye…

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. ― Bethany Hamilton

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:

  • Go Easy On Me, Kid
  • Debate Second Night
  • Joe 30330
  • One More Thing

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