The Sunday Message

I’m against abortion. On the other hand, I believe in a woman’s choice. – Nancy Reagan

Many people felt that Nancy Reagan was trying to be on both sides of the abortion issue by what she said in that quote.

That seems to be the answer some people have these days – it’s kind of like “walk a mile in her shoes” before you judge.

One of the quotes that I like most that deals with abortion came from former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming:

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.

With the process of appointing a new member to the U.S. Supreme Court beginning this week, Gallup Polling released the results of a poll about Roe v. Wade:

As the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the public is strongly opposed to any attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. Currently, 64% of Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.

It’s not like the Justices of the Supreme Court check the polls before deciding a case.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome – if this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

DISCLAIMER: If you read this column you will probably gain knowledge not found on other websites! You may be able to use this information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. The information might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about the Kansas City Chiefs, Unemployment, Kobe, Citigroup, Gerald Ford, World’s Oldest Person, Max Baucus, R.E.M., Brian Schweitzer, Same-Sex Marriages, Alan Simpson, Boehner, Toilet Shopping, and Astronauts. There’s a lot more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

The good news is that the weekend is coming, but it just seems to be taking forever to arrive!  So please hang in there, and we’ll slide into the three-day weekend before you know it – and Thursday Numbers will take your mind off the waiting!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (often laced with sarcasm).

PLEASE NOTE:  By reading “Thursday Numbers” you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites!  You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about the lottery, SPAM e-mail, unemployment, sludge, YouTube Views, boating safety, Bob Dylan, Priscilla Presley, TWW poll results, the Unabomber, Alan Simpson, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and the happiest countries!  There’s a lot more!

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One Good Thing

The one and only thing that was good about yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House on the debt limit was that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., made a surprise showing in the House chamber to cast her vote.  Giffords had been absent from the House since January after being shot in the head.  Thank God she is well enough to return to the House.

That was the one good thing.

The bill, the final product, those in leadership working on the bill, and most of the elected folks in the House, the Senate, and the White House have all terribly disappointed most of the citizens in this country the last few weeks.  That disappointment reached the zenith yesterday evening and will continue today with the senate vote.  Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

TGIF!  Congratulations on making it through another week.  For your reward, I’ve written a special edition of Caught My Eye for the end of July.

Caught My Eye (or CME as we like to call it around the newsroom) is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week.  Sometimes I add just a touch of sarcasm.  I also try to make my readers smile and forget about their worries (not really).

This week we take a look at people named Simpson, Rehberg, Tester, Schweitzer and Hill.  We look at issues such as pell grants, the postal service, and circumcision.  I also write about music and MTV and REO Speedwagon.

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