Monday Afternoon Extra: Random Thoughts…

Here are a few Monday afternoon random thoughts about the following issues:

  • Juras/Sandefur Debate
  • Laslovich
  • The Montana Polls
  • Jury Duty

Enjoy…

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Caught My Eye…

No matter what name we give it or how we judge it, a candidate’s character is central to political reporting because it is central to a citizen’s decision in voting. – Roger Mudd

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics this week include the Zinke commercial, Montana Secretary of State, Confidential Settlements, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), ballots, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin’
-Bob Dylan

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.

This week’s topics include Wells Fargo, Bullock & settlements, unemployment, Montana Supreme Court election, National Hockey League, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Montana Cowgirl, Election Day 2016, Congressional job approval, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, drunk driving, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

We have met the enemy and he is us. – Walt Kelly

What a weekend – politics, football, and playoff baseball! Are you ready for another great week?

Today I take a look at:

  • Montana’s Gubernatorial Debate
  • The Second Presidential Debate

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TWW Poll: The 2nd Presidential Debate

Who do you think won the second presidential debate?

Click on “Continue Reading” to see the poll…

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Caught My Eye…

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

What a week! Here I am working my tail off to bring you the best independent commentary from The Western Word world headquarters, which is located in a well-stocked underground bunker (in an undisclosed location). I worry about the Feds like Obama coming to take my guns or the UN moving in and taking over my compound. Now I have the added worry about freaking CLOWNS, running around my neighborhood, too? Beam me up, Scotty!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics this week include Montana U.S. House debate poll results, Pinski vs. Briggs, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), Hurricane Matthew, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Emails, Ads, TWW Poll, & Fact Checkers

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

Today these items caught my attention:

  • Bullock’s Emails
  • Gianforte’s New Ad
  • Zinke’s New Ad
  • TWW Debate Poll Results
  • Fact Checkers

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The First Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – one will be the next President of the United States of America. Lord help us!

Here are my thoughts about the first presidential debate.

Saturday Night Live may have to expand their show to fit all the skits they could do from this one 90 minute debate.

It was one of the most anticipated presidential debates ever. For the first half, it mostly lived up to expectations. For some, it was probably not nasty enough.

You can vote for who you think won the debate right here at The Western Word. I will keep the poll open until early Wednesday morning.

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TWW Poll: Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Welcome to Monday – Are you ready for a great week?

Today I take a look at:

  • Montana Governor
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle & Zinke
  • Citizens for Worse Schools
  • The Debate
  • Very Little Confidence

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