The Wednesday Read

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. ― Kevin Kruse

Today’s topics include:

  • Romano Announces
  • Montana Legislature & DUIs
  • Biden vs Trump Poll

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The Monday Memo: MT Legislature, a Gimmick, & Tester

My words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak one. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • 2019 Montana Legislature
  • The Gimmick
  • Tester’s New Communications Director

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Thursday Numbers

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. – Ron White

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, unemployment, Jon Tester, Border Patrol & ICE, Steve Daines, Michael Lange, life expectancy, Donald Trump & media, NASCAR, Earth-size planets, DUIs, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

Disclaimer: Here at The Western Word I use my personal email for work-related matters…

With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Are you ready for some good news? That’s all you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • DUI Task Force Awards
  • Autumn Veatch
  • The “Magical” Rock
  • Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Sentences Commuted
  • Kansas City Royals All-Stars
  • Pluto

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another pretty exciting edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

“Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about Scrabble, unemployment, bison, a bridge, golf, this column, congress, Kansas City Royals, Sen. Jon Tester, Magic Johnson, Cindy Brady, Sen. John Walsh, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Ice Bucket Challenge, veterans, rain, drunk driving, best paying jobs, NFL pre-season games, living in Walmart, Gen. Viet Luong, and much more!

Your free dose of knowledge awaits…

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MT Senate 2014: Ridin’ the Storm Out

What you’ve got to do when you’re in trouble is stick together, keep each other warm, and always keep ridin’ the storm out! -REO Speedwagon

That should be the motto for the John Walsh for senate campaign from here on out. Three major Montana newspapers (Great Falls Tribune, Billings Gazette, and the Missoulian) are calling on him to stop campaigning because he plagiarized a paper at the Army War College seven years ago. Here are my thoughts about the latest information.

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