The Monday Memo

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

  • National Emergencies for Dummies
  • Robert Mueller
  • Anthony Weiner

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word and checking out “Thursday Numbers!”

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

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

This week I write about Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, unemployment, weddings, Bonnie & Clyde, bench press, ESPN, blacks serving in the military, McCormick School, calling 911, Anthony Weiner, child abuse, wedding dresses, Shredalicious, Urlacher, IRS, Tea Party, drones, and The Hope Movement. There’s more so read on… Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

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

This week I write about President Obama’s budget, fundraising for the Presidential library, executive pay, the Postal Service, unemployment, Sally Jewell, Montana Legislature, Anthony Weiner, Carol the elephant, obesity, K.C. Royals, egg salad, and much more!

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Monday Morning Politics

It was quite an interesting weekend in the political world!  Have no fear, the staff here at The Western Word (TWW) were monitoring the newspapers across the web and checking out a few newscasts and newspapers to keep up with all the happenings in the world of politics.

Here’s what we came up with: the Rehberg Campaign and organized labor, the Tea Party and Montana GOP Convention, candidates lining up, Weiner-gate, the Montana PSC and much MORE. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Congrats!  It’s Friday and you made it…and you did not need a boat either!

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word and checking out this week’s edition of “Caught My Eye.”

Caught My Eye is where I take a look at some of the stories during the week that I did not have time to write about, and I briefly comment about them (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

This week some of the things that Caught My Eye were a Facebook sting, Facebook tattoo, Schweitzer and Baucus, Schweitzer and China, Iowa and Romney, Gingrich, Weiner, Blago, Palin, my political inbox and much much more (plus a music video at the end)!

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Ending Weinergate

United States Representative Anthony Weiner represents New York’s 9th congressional district.  He has been in that seat since 1999.  Before that, Weiner was a New York City Councilman.  He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Personally I enjoy listening to Rep. Weiner’s tirades.  He believes the biggest mouth gets the attention – and he often does.  Now Weiner may have met his match and he needs our help!

Rep. Weiner is on Twitter (@RepWeiner) as are many elected officials.  Weiner’s Twitter account sent what some describe as a “lewd” photo to a 21 year-old female college student.  Now we all know that a Twitter account cannot just take a photo and send it; someone had to be pushing the buttons OR someone hacked into Weiner’s Twitter account (that is what was first reported by Weiner’s staff).  Now it’s being called a prank. Weiner supposedly has retained an attorney. Continue reading