The Wednesday Read: Tester, McCaskill, Helena Schools, & Paul Ryan

We need to stop spending money we don’t have. – Paul Ryan

Today’s topics are:

  • Most Vulnerable Senators
  • Helena School District
  • Speaker Paul Ryan

(more…)

Advertisements

Caught My Eye…

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – Ann Landers

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 that I am providing commentary about today include the special session, Zinke’s travel, Al Franken, House tax plan, and One More Thing!

(more…)

The Wednesday Read: Gianforte & Jacobs, Text Messages, & Trump in Missouri

Note: Schools starts in many places across Montana today. Please be alert for children walking to and from school.

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Gianforte & Jacobs
  • Government Text Messages
  • Trump & Missouri
  • Kathy Griffin

(more…)

Published in: on August 30, 2017 at 7:27 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Gianforte & Jacobs, Text Messages, & Trump in Missouri  
Tags: , , , , , ,

Thursday Numbers

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

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 Powerball, Obama’s Tweet, unemployment, hate groups, sexual/violent offenders, Mayweather–McGregor, Elvis, Trump’s job approval, McCaskill’s town hall forums, MoviePass, Trump’s advisory councils, and much more!

(more…)

Published in: on August 17, 2017 at 6:32 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Wednesday Read: Gianforte, Tester, & McCaskill

I take my vacation on the combine and tractor. – Jon Tester

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Friends & Family Vacation
  • Gianforte & WH Press Briefing
  • Lee Newspapers & Tester
  • WaPo on Gianforte

(more…)

Caught My Eye…

Welcome to Friday and to Flag Day 2013!

amflag1

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!

(more…)

Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday! To those of you going on spring break after today – have fun and be safe! Today there were so many interesting political stories to comment about that I put them in a “Political Potpourri” column.

Today I write about Daines listening, Tester hopping on the train, anonymous blogs, a cellphone ban bill, plus I give some motivation for the righties! There’s much more so read on…

(more…)

Published in: on March 27, 2013 at 8:34 am  Comments Off on Wednesday’s Political Potpourri  
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators (Final Update)

Right after the November 2010 elections, I wrote and published a column I called, “Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators” which has been widely read – in fact it’s the most read column of all time from The Western Word (and we’ve been in business here since January 2005).

That column was updated in March 2011 and again in September 2011. Since we are under 50 days until Election Day, I will take a final look at my “10 Most Vulnerable Senators” which has been narrowed down to just a few! Enjoy the read…

(more…)

Published in: on September 18, 2012 at 8:32 am  Comments Off on Politics 2012: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators (Final Update)  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Monday Morning Politics

We’re just 78 days out from Election Day 2012, and already some candidates can’t seem to handle the spotlight…

Welcome!  “Monday Morning Politics” is where I take a quick look at several political stories from the past weekend.  Plus, I also offer some commentary about these stories – sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm…

Today I talk about the Missouri Senate race, being bona fide, skinny dipping, drunk driving, McCain in Great Falls, Veterans, unemployment, Montana Governor’s race, being better off, milking cows and camping, and much much more! (more…)

Published in: on August 20, 2012 at 8:17 am  Comments Off on Monday Morning Politics  
Tags: , , , , , ,

Monday Morning Politics

It’s a cold and dreary Monday and there’s some fog.  Today’s weather is a perfect companion for a Monday.

In case this is your first time stopping by, Monday Morning Politics is the column where I take a look at some of the political news from the past weekend and put it in one place for all to see.  I also add my personal (sometimes sarcastic) commentary!

Today I take a look at a secret weapon, family affairs, another letter, the first commercial, health care, death row, having a heart, campaign ads, and much more!

(more…)

Published in: on March 26, 2012 at 9:08 am  Comments Off on Monday Morning Politics  
Tags: , , , , , , ,