Caught My Eye…

As we continue to speed toward the “end of the Mayan calendar” and for the “fiscal cliff” it’s time to pause and remember that this is Friday – and you made it through another hectic week. You deserve a pat on the back for that alone, so congratulations!

To add to the hysteria, Christmas is just 11 days away…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Susan Rice, Best Quotes of 2012, NRSC & Todd Aiken, Charlie Crist, Cleve Loney, Justin Bieber, and much more!

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TWW Poll: The Fiscal Cliff

In case you are lacking knowledge about the “Fiscal Cliff” the Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel posted a video explaining it back in October.  You can watch “Everything You Need to Know About the Fiscal Cliff’ by clicking HERE.

Today’s Poll Question: “Do you think Congress and the White House will come to an agreement before the United States reaches the “Fiscal Cliff” on January 1, 2013?”

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Heading for the (Fiscal) Cliff

I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather – not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car as he drove off the cliff…

On Monday, Gallup released their monthly approval ratings for Congress and reported that “Eighteen percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, down slightly from 21% shortly before the election.”

Of course, a majority of people believe their elected officials in their state are not the problem – it’s the guy or gal representing another state who are the dirty rotten scoundrels.  Continue reading