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

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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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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!

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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.

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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! Continue reading

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.

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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.

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