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

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  Today is the 120th “Caught My Eye!”  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 a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about the Montana Legislature, Malmstrom AFB, Yellowstone County, Montana OPI recount, Public Service Commission, Daines takes DC, Cat/Griz game, Proctology, Benghazi, Ding Dongs, and much more…

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