The Monday Memo

Sometimes my mind wanders off to a happy place where I’m allowed to punch people in the throat, and there are cute puppies and free cake. – Anonymous

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

  • Bloodstained Men
  • Trump & Cummings
  • Jared Kushner
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday Commentary: Ag Day, Assault, & Opioids

I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike? – Jean Cocteau

Happy first day of spring!

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • National Agriculture Day
  • Zinke Staffer Assaulted
  • The Death Penalty & Love

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Tuesday – and Tuesday’s Political Potpourri!

When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide valuable independent commentary about Agenda 21, nutjobs, private school funding, death penalty, Montana Legislature, the VA Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Happy Halloween! Before you get a sugar high from all the candy, please take a few minutes to read the newest edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about a scary car, illegal immigrants, unemployment, the Rosendale for Congress video, David Ortiz, the Red Sox, replacing your member of congress, the death penalty, Obama’s approval rating, violent crimes rising, the Republican Party, Social Security benefits, coldest cities, Kansas City Chiefs, Steve Daines, Kathleen Sebelius & Marsha Marsha Marsha Blackburn, and the third-most beer-loving state!

There’s a lot more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of February! Whoop, whoop!

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.

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out that you spend your time reading blogs they may not be too impressed…

This week I write about the budget deficit, the Postal Service, Allen Iverson, disability payments, unemployment, Cory Stapleton, Ashley Judd, Max Baucus, Fox News, Monopoly, Pee Patrol, the Beatles, Buckwild, Stewie the Cat, death penalty, and much more!

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Montana Legislature: The Death Penalty Debate

In what has become as normal as lobbyists having receptions in Helena, it seems each session the Montana Legislature debates the death penalty. The debate receives a lot of coverage from the media as both sides present very emotional reasons for support and non-support of the death penalty.

This session it is Senate Bill 185 which was introduced by State Senator Dave Wanzenried, a Democrat from Missoula. Readers may remember that Wanzenried wants to be Montana’s next Governor (See my Fear the Beard column).

The Associated Press covered the debate and reported this interesting quote from Wanzenried:

“Interestingly enough the people that have come here share the belief in the sanctity of life,” Wanzenried said of the legislators who could pass the bill. “So I’m hoping those people would apply that judgment to this particular bill.”

That statement seems like a pretty desperate attempt to tie someone wanting to protect the life of an unborn child to the life of someone who has brutally murdered another human being. Continue reading