Monday’s Quick Hits: Fox News poll, Stormy, March, & Santorum

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Fox News Poll about Guns
  • The Stormy Daniels Interview
  • March for Our Lives
  • Rick Santorum



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!


Thursday Numbers

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

Here you go – your free dose of knowledge awaits!

In case you’re new around here, “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 sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week I write about food stamps, unemployment, the treason petition, Hillary’s deleted emails, tickets for Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, the Montana GOP Statewide Lincoln Reagan Dinner, letter to Iran & Steve Daines, firearm owners, government is the problem, guns on campuses & keggers, preschool programs, and much more!


Fort Hood: More Guns?

Once again the good folks at Fort Hood, Texas, are hurting over another shooting incident on the installation. Let’s keep them in our prayers. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday.

U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three soldiers and wounded 16 others at Fort Hood last week. Then he killed himself.

It’s been reported that Lopez “had argued with the Army about leave benefits, including time off last year to attend his mother’s funeral in his native Puerto Rico. Just before the shooting, there was another argument with a soldier over paperwork for another leave request.”

Taking leave (vacation) that you have earned in the military is extremely important, but like most things in the military, there’s no guarantee that you can take leave when you want to because the mission comes first. The mission always comes first.


Published in: on April 7, 2014 at 6:36 am  Comments Off on Fort Hood: More Guns?  
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Caught My Eye…

Congrats on making it through another week and to another edition of “Caught My Eye!”

So what is “Caught My Eye?” It’s the column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Often I throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today should not disappoint in the poking fun and sarcasm categories! I write about Rep. Hagstrom, Being deviate, Being friends, Ream-ed, applause for Judge Ed McLean, Cloture, Daines on guns, Meghan versus Ann, 30 miles of Noodles, David Cassidy, and much more! (more…)

Pop-Tarts, Warfair, & Concealed Weapons

Here at The Western Word I’ve poked fun at some of the pro and con gun arguments over the years. Today I write about people’s views on guns going a little too far.

It must have been frightening for the teachers and the students when a 7-year-old Maryland boy gnawed a pop-tart into the shape of a gun and supposedly said, “Bang bang.”

I wonder if the young man chewed a chocolate or brown sugar pop-tart into bullets to use in his strawberry pop-tart gun. He was supposedly trying to chew the pop-tart into a mountain. He failed miserably.

The boy was suspended (and not for failing to chew the pop-tart into a mountain).

Maybe the principal and teachers had a little too much caffeine that momentous day when the “Pop-Tart Terrorist” strolled into the cafeteria and chewed his pop-tart into the shape of a weapon.

It gets better… (more…)

Published in: on March 25, 2013 at 8:54 am  Comments Off on Pop-Tarts, Warfair, & Concealed Weapons  
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Camo Scarves, F-22s, & Shotguns

When a newspaper article starts with “In a chamber dotted with female legislators wearing new camo scarves” it, for some reason, gets my attention.

The camo scarves (from Nordstrom) were being worn by Alaska’s female legislators as they and their colleagues passed a piece of legislation that “declares that guns and ammunition possessed by Alaskans are exempt from federal gun laws. It also subjects federal agents to felony charges if they try to enforce any future federal ban on semi-automatic weapons or ammunition or enforce any new federal requirement for gun registration.”


I don’t follow Alaska state politics enough to know if they have declared the local County Sheriff to be the supreme law of the land yet. If not, here’s a draft they can use and just take out the word “Montana” and insert “Alaska” in its place.


Published in: on February 27, 2013 at 8:07 am  Comments Off on Camo Scarves, F-22s, & Shotguns  
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“Everyone wants to wipe out guns”

Did you ever wonder who makes the decision on whether or not a law or regulation is constitutional? I think I’ve found the answer: Five county sheriffs in Montana.

Yes – Five county sheriffs in Montana. You probably won’t find that information in any textbook – but aren’t textbooks mostly a tool from the educated left to keep the righties down…

According to a story by the Associated Press, “Sheriffs in at least five Montana counties are resisting new federal gun regulations.”

One Montana Sheriff said that “he won’t enforce any ‘unconstitutional’ federal gun regulations” and others said they won’t help the Feds when they come to confiscate our guns.

An e-mail was sent from two Montana sheriffs to their counterparts across the state “urging them to refuse to enforce or to permit the enforcement of any new federal gun regulations.”

And I thought a court would be deciding these things – but I guess President Barack Obama controls all the courts so we can’t trust them… (more…)

Published in: on January 28, 2013 at 8:15 am  Comments (4)  
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Guns: The “Fight of the Century” Starts Today

President Barack Obama will unveil his ideas about gun restrictions today. Sources say that Obama will push for a ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Plus he will push for expanded background checks for gun buyers. There will be other ideas, too.

It will be nasty. It’s already headed that way.

On Tuesday, it was reported that National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre sent an e-mail to members saying, “I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here. This is the fight of the century and I need you on board with NRA now more than ever.”

In other words, “Obama is coming to take your guns today so you need to join the NRA.”

By the way, I checked on my guns this morning and they are still right where I left them – right next to my gas masks and in between the cases of Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) and ammo I have stockpiled in my underground bunker… (more…)

Published in: on January 16, 2013 at 8:15 am  Comments Off on Guns: The “Fight of the Century” Starts Today  
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Montana Politics 2010: Gun lock…trigger lock…

Congressman Denny Rehberg was touring a tool and machine shop in Hamilton, Montana, when a reporter for the Ravalli Republic quoted Rehberg saying:

“If Obama is president, maybe you need to spend more time developing a gun lock, a trigger lock…”

I knew when I first read it the lefties would try to twist it into something else, and they did – like saying Rehberg was joking about shooting the President or that the President’s life was in danger.

Silliness. (more…)

Published in: on September 10, 2010 at 7:23 am  Comments Off on Montana Politics 2010: Gun lock…trigger lock…  
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