Monday’s Quick Hits

You can observe a lot by watching. – Yogi Berra

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • The Sanders Boost?
  • Humbly Ask
  • Final Days
  • COPP
  • The Zinke Dance
  • Saturday Night Live

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

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

Today I take a look at:

  • Montana Cowgirl Blog
  • Montana Property Taxes
  • Quote of the Weekend
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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Thursday Numbers

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. – Mark Twain

Welcome to the first second “Thursday Numbers” of September! 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 fundraising for Clinton & Trump, unemployment, Political Practices & Dan Kennedy, Panthers & Broncos, cell phone violations, Oracle & Bozeman, Star Trek, Affordable Care Act, favorable ratings, newest iPhones, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed. – Wayne Dyer

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • MT State Rep. Randall Pinocci
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • The Trump Boycott
  • Planned Parenthood

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Tuesday – time for another political potpourri edition! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column. Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word about:

  • Motl Confirmation Hearing
  • Governor Bullock & the Boston Marathon
  • Special Operations Speaks PAC

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Caught My Eye…

Hello Friday!

Disclaimer: Discontinue reading if nausea or dizziness occurs.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted 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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I provide valuable independent commentary about coal & copying, Commissioner of Political Practices, Secure Rural Schools, getting tased, the worst jobs of 2015, Britt McHenry & the tow company, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

Buckle up…

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to “Caught My Eye!” Hopefully this column will help make the time go by quickly for those of you counting the hours before you are on vacation for the rest of the year!

By the way, be careful at today’s office Christmas party!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about the MT Senate jockeying, Brian Schweitzer, Tester’s Forest Jobs bill, Rep. Mike Miller and a Secretive Conservative Group, Smoking Shelters, a Book Sale, Phyllis from Mulga, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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So let it be written…

It was really not a surprise when I happened to catch a tweet from the Great Falls Tribune (@GFTribune) last night that said, “Commissioner of political practices resigns.”

After reading the story in Sunday’s Tribune about the current Commissioner, Dave Gallik, and the problems the office was having, I wrote in my column on Monday, “…here’s my advice to Gallik:  Resign.”

He did.  Gallik’s parting shot in today’s Tribune tells it all: “This is a political, Republican-based fight against me,” Gallik said. “Not necessarily against me, against anybody who wants to get the job done down there.” (more…)

Monday Morning Politics

Here’s a look at some of the political news that caught my attention recently. Of course, I offer my commentary about each!

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Caught My Eye…

Hello Caught My Eye (CME) fans – congrats for making it to another wonderful Friday. You’ve worked hard this week and you deserve a few minutes just for yourself to read Caught My Eye.

You have my permission!

If this is your first time reading CME, welcome to the almost “award winning” weekly column. In CME, I take a look (sometimes with sarcasm) at stories that I did not have time to write about during this week.

This week I take a look at bin Laden, millionaires, a goat, bras and panties, my political inbox, political practices, a kangaroo and MORE.  Here we go…. (more…)