Caught My Eye…

May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right. ― Peter Marshall

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

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:

  • UM Big Sky Poll
  • D.C. Statehood
  • Lone Ranger
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

The best way to avoid disappointment is to not expect anything from anyone…

Today’s independent commentary deals with the Montana Primary Election. I will provide independent commentary about:

  • Presidential Primary
  • U.S. Senate
  • Montana Governor
  • U.S. House At-Large
  • Disappointments/Surprises
  • One More Thing

The Montana Primary was held Tuesday. It was not as exciting as I thought it would be. The Montana Secretary of State’s election website did not work for about 40 minutes. I used the New York Times election coverage for Montana and seemed to be ahead of most other folks who were posting the results.

Here are some brief thoughts on some of the races. Thanks to all the candidates!

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Caught My Eye…

In the end, people will judge you anyway, so don’t live your life impressing others – live your life impressing yourself. ~ Anonymous

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

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:

  • CME Milestone
  • Tester’s Haircut
  • Montana GOP
  • Trump & Social Media
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

The Western Word is coming to you, STILL coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

Quote of the day…

Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Public Policy Polling
  • Montana Fundraising
  • Coronavirus Task Force Briefing
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out. – Unknown

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this 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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include U.S. House fundraising, unemployment, Matthew Stafford, Jack Eaton & the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, civil war coming, impeachment poll, America’s Scariest Haunted House, House Republicans – storm troopers, Houston Astros & Washington Nationals, undefeated and winless NFL teams, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • The Democratic Debate
  • Montana Campaigns
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. – Charles Lamb

Today’s topics include:

  • Honor & Dishonor Rolls
  • AG Tim Fox & Obamacare
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Tom Winter – U.S. House
  • Kathleen Williams for…

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day!

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood – rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky – they all turn out in one day. – David Byrne

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Tonight’s the Night
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
  • Election Night Parties
  • It’s a Holiday (for some)
  • Pete Davidson & Dan Crenshaw

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The Monday Memo: Anon Mailers, Senate/House Polls, & Election Confidence

Vote like you understand that someone died for your right to do so. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Anonymous Mailers
  • U.S. Senate – Montana
  • Montana House At-Large
  • Bonus – U.S. Senate – Missouri
  • Gallup – Confidence in Elections

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