Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day!

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day. – David Byrne

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Tonight’s the Night
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
  • Election Night Parties
  • It’s a Holiday (for some)
  • Pete Davidson & Dan Crenshaw

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The Monday Memo: Anon Mailers, Senate/House Polls, & Election Confidence

Vote like you understand that someone died for your right to do so. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Anonymous Mailers
  • U.S. Senate – Montana
  • Montana House At-Large
  • Bonus – U.S. Senate – Missouri
  • Gallup – Confidence in Elections

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The Wednesday Read: Kavulla, MO Senate, & Michael

I am running a little late today in posting my column – I had to take a lab (blood) test this morning and I was up late studying. -JmB

Today’s topics include:

  • Travis Kavulla
  • U.S. Senate – Missouri
  • Hurricane Michael

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The Wednesday Read: Pay Raise, Kavanaugh, & Midterms

Caring about what people think of you is useless. Most people don’t even know what they think of themselves. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • 69% Pay Raise?
  • Faith & Freedom Coalition
  • Midterms

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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

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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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