The Wednesday Read: Graham-Cassidy and Stapleton

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Graham-Cassidy
  • Corey, Corey, Corey

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Caught My Eye…

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. – Joseph Campbell

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME).

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 Gianforte & PACs, Zinke’s fundraising & the Constitution, bumper sticker mania continues, Badger-Two Medicine, Supreme Court Nominee, the five remaining Presidential candidates and my two cents, plus much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree. – Edward Kennedy

Happy Constitution Day 2015 and welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” 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’s topics include poverty, Full Throttle Saloon, unemployment, median income, the U.S. Constitution, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Governor’s Awards for Excellence, Montana suicides, the 50 States of America If They Were Actually People in a Bar, the Citizenship Test, the GOP Presidential debates, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Tuesday – It’s time for Tuesday’s Political Potpourri!

When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word. Today’s subjects include:

– Cascade County Republican Central Committee & Steve Fitzpatrick
– Medicaid Expansion & the Montana Legislature
– Steve Daines & the letter to Iranian leaders
– Hillary’s e-mail issue & Lindsey Graham

There’s a lot more, so read on…

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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Congrats on making it to Wednesday – Hump Day! It’s time for Wednesday’s Political Potpourri!

When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word. Today’s subjects include:

-Department of Homeland Security funding & reaction
-Netanyahu’s speech & reaction
-Republicans & private fundraisers
-Hillary’s e-mail issue
-Obamacare & the Supremes
-David Petraeus & his mistress

There’s a lot more, so read on…

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Politics 2014: Iraq

Iraq is falling apart right before our eyes. Almost everyone in Washington has an opinion about what we should do. Most of those giving their opinions on what we as a country should do in Iraq are letting politics play a big role in their opinions.

So Iraq is also going to be a great political tool to use to win elections in November – and probably for the races of 2016. I bet most political consultants did not have Iraq on the radar for the summer of 2014.

People like South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham are already saying if we don’t do something to stop the group called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) it could lead to another 9/11.  Graham is being bold mostly because he just won a primary election and has little competition in November.

Then there’s Iran – some folks believe we should work with them to help Iraq. We may not have a choice.

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the second Friday of March – Whoop, whoop!

As a public service from The Western Word (TWW) here’s a reminder to get up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and set your clocks ahead one hour.

By the way, how’s that sequestration thingy working out for you? I am currently waiting for President Obama to ask me out to lunch or dinner…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column 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 some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about WaPo’s best blogs, jobs, the catheter, McCain & Graham, Piers Morgan Live, NRSC & RNC Plot Comeback, a special video showing a North Korea missile test, the Insane Rope Swing video, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…

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