The Wednesday Read: The Debate

I love jokes about the eyes. The cornea the better! –Unknown

The first night of the Democratic Party presidential debates is in the books, and here at The Western Word, I managed to watch the whole thing without falling asleep! There should be an achievement medal or certificate of appreciation for this accomplishment.

Here are my thoughts…

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Caught My Eye…

Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is realizing the other person is a complete idiot. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Montana Sales Tax
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Straws and Plastic Bags
  • The Daines Tweet
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo: Trump’s Weekend, Cell Phone Ordinance, & Playoff Football

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. – Wayne Dyer

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Trump’s Weekend
  • G.F. Cell Phone Ordinance
  • Playoff Football

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Tuesday Commentary: Daines, Gianforte, & Pocahontas

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets. – Will Rogers

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Daines & Taxes
  • Gianforte – Just Shut Up
  • Pocahontas

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Caught My Eye…

My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose. – Donald Trump

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)! This is the 335th 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 on today include Daines & Warren, Trump travel ban, Trump comprehends, Kellyanne sells, most important problem, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: DeVos, Daines & Warren, & Nutjob Bills

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. – Frederick Douglass

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

  • Betsy DeVos
  • Daines & Warren & McConnell
  • Nutjob Bills in Montana Legislature

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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…

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