The Monday Memo

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

Hello March – you beautiful thing! I can’t wait to meet your friend, April…

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!

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

  • Gianforte Picks Juras
  • Great Falls Schools
  • Jury Duty
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME) – the final CME before Election Day!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics this week include Tschida vs Motl, School Bus Drivers, Gianforte Ads, I pick the 2016 election winners, One More Thing, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

The press is the enemy. – Richard M. Nixon

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)! This is CME edition #320 – is that cool or what?

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics this week include Presidential debate poll results, Judge John McKeon, endorsements & Dirk Sandefur, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), City of Great Falls & cellphones, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Juras/Sandefur, Tribune, Ballots, & Poll

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

Today these items caught my attention:

  • Montana Supreme Court
  • Tribune & the “P” Word
  • May I Drop Off Your Ballot
  • The Final Debate Poll

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Caught My Eye…

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

Get your coffee! Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME). We’re coming to you from The Western Word world headquarters which is just a few (thousand) miles west of Aleppo, Syria! (Map for Gary Johnson)

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics this week include Zinke’s First Campaign Ad, Municipal Court & contempt, TWW picks the winning candidates (so far), Commander-in-Chief Forum, Colin Powell’s Advice, Charter Spectrum cable TV, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

Today’s quick hits include:

  • Bumper Sticker Mania
  • Social Security
  • Great Falls flooding
  • Blog of the Week

There’s much more, so watch out…

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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. – Regina Brett

Welcome to Monday! Can you believe it – today is the first day of summer!

Today is another one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • BigMike Lenahan
  • Montana Chamber Endorses
  • Tester Endorses Clinton
  • Gun Control Measures
  • Obama & National Parks

*By the way, later today I will post a special column about the NBA Finals and sports – stay tuned!

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