The Monday Memo

When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ― Dalai Lama

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

  • Judge Greg Pinski
  • Bill Maher
  • Andrew Luck
  • Little League World Series
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

If it excites you and scares you at the same time, it probably means you should do it. – 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 the Powerball jackpot, unemployment, gun laws, best/worst records in Major League Baseball, Trump’s performance rating, gun ownership, the net worth of Presidential candidates, Little League World Series, NFL preseason games, and Tester’s town hall.

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Monday’s Potpourri

Hello Monday!

As we close out August today, it’s time for another potpourri edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today’s topics include:

  • Griz/Bison Football
  • Montana Weather
  • Dome Lights
  • Video Music Awards
  • Little League World Series

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Monday Morning Politics

It’s back once again – Monday Morning Politics!

While you were out and about enjoying yourself this weekend, the staffers here at The Western Word were looking for political stories all across the World Wide Web.  We’ve put them in one place so you can be “in the know.”

This week we take a look at politics and Little League Baseball, the Montana U.S. Attorney’s office, Tester and public lands, gadflies and activists, and much much more!

Also, you won’t read anything about Hurricane Irene.  We grew very tired of hearing about it over and over and over.

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Caught My Eye…

Oh man – just a few hours until we make it to another summer weekend!  Congrats!

Your reward is another edition of the (almost) award-winning column “Caught My Eye.”  Caught My Eye is the column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and offer some commentary (as well as some sarcasm).

It’s the column that the “political junkies” from around the country visit to see if their candidate made “The Political Inbox” section, or if they even received a mention in Caught My Eye…

This week we take a look at Little League baseball, a goodwill trip, treatment of the media, nude fishing, what the New York Times says about the Rehberg/Tester race, abandoning veterans, and what showed up in my political inbox.

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