Caught My Eye…

It’s finally Friday and that means it is time for another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about clowning around, Barry Beach, Area 51, Downpour, Elvis, plus there are three Making Montana Proud winners, so please read on…

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to Friday and to Flag Day 2013!

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Today is also a big milestone here at The Western Word – it’s the 150th “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Often I throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Sen. Tester betting the farm, keeping the ICBMs warm, looking for Shannon, School bus drivers, Barry Beach, Rep. Trent Franks, Sen. McCaskill gets tough, Palin and FOX News, internships, the U.S. Army, Making Montana Proud, father’s day cards, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and that means it is time to end your week with another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

Reminder: “Caught My Eye” goes well with a glass of wine or with your favorite microbrew (especially on Friday afternoons).

If you are a first-time visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Often I throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Daines and Obamacare, Barry Beach, Brad Molnar, Brown v. Board of Education, Werfel/Wuerffel, IRS, Top Baby Names of 2012, Making Montana Proud, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to my weekly column called “Thursday Numbers!” I’m glad you stopped by!

If you are a new visitor, this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Please consider yourself warned.

This week I write about the highest-earning athletes, Powerball, salaries for university presidents, unemployment, Barry Beach, Montana Department of Justice, anesthesiologists, deer and bus, satisfaction, shampooers, Trevor Runyon, IRS and Obama, BAC, and much more!

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The Best of 2012

2012 was the best year yet here at The Western Word (TWW) – and I’ve been doing this since January 2005! Thank you!

It is always fun to see which columns are viewed the most and from where the columns are viewed – this past year people from 75 countries visited TWW – a special “shout-out” to one person in China who stopped by!

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Caught My Eye…

Here we go – it’s finally Friday and that means another edition (the 83rd) of Caught My Eye!

If you are new around here, Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here!  This highly-read column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week, and I often add just a touch of sarcasm for good measure.

Everyone and everything is fair game…

Today I write about favorable ratings, a quote, Just the Fax, veterans, Postal Service cuts, Barry Beach, Presidents Day coverage, birthday wishes, and then there’s the reader favorite – e-mails from my political inbox!  There’s more so read on…

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2011 – A Look Back!

Now that we have safely made it to 2012 and you’ve had a chance to read other lists from 2011, it’s time to take a look back at the top columns (called posts on blogs) here at The Western Word.

It was a record-breaking year here at TWW – with more readers stopping by than ever before – and several columns being linked to or posted on newspaper websites around the country.

Here are the top five columns from 2011:

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Thursday Numbers

Just one more day until the weekend – I know you can do it!  Hold on!

Almost every Thursday I take a look at some of the numbers behind the news and I call it “Thursday Numbers.”  It is one of the most-read columns every week.

Today in Thursday numbers I take a look at a blogger who is not a journalist, unemployment, I say Happy Birthday to a couple of ladies, I mention Tester’s big speech in NYC tonight, I remember a Beatle, I write about a shameful and sickening discovery, and much much more – so read on!

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Justice Delayed

I happened to catch a story in the Great Falls Tribune that August 1-5, 2011, is the date that has been set to decide if Barry Beach deserves a new murder trial. You can read the Tribune story HERE.

Waiting that long is ridiculous and deserves some commentary…

I have always contended that there are more questions than answers in this case – and that Beach deserved a new trial. You can read my commentaries about the case by going to “Categories” on the right side of the screen, clicking on it, and selecting “Barry Beach.”

New judges have been assigned to this case several times – the latest being assigned (PDF) on May 5, 2010 –which means it will be around 454 days or one year, two months and 28 days before Beach gets his hearing in August 2011. Continue reading