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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Thursday Numbers

I told my psychiatrist that I’ve been hearing voices. He told me that I don’t have a psychiatrist. – 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 and humor.

This week’s topics include unemployment claims, decriminalizing marijuana, Gianforte & Trump, Jr., Brawl of the Wild poll, Trump’s approval/disapproval ratings, LeBron James, Jon Tester town hall, Joe Biden, Malmstrom AFB, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

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 “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 unemployment claims, Malmstrom AFB, mass shootings, Major League Baseball winners & losers, U.S. Supreme Court, Trump’s potty mouth, Hillary Clinton/Mike Pompeo, Amber Guyger, Great Falls (MT) weather, Steve Bullock, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! 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:

* Daines the Sycophant
* Democratic Primary Debate
* Send Her Back
* Gianforte & Malmstrom AFB
* One More Thing
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Caught My Eye…

Your strongest muscle and worst enemy is your mind. Train it well. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! 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:

  • The Sound of Freedom
  • MTSen – Mues
  • Trump & Citizenship
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Tolerance is ensuring others have equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness even if you don’t agree with their choices. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Bullock for President
  • Pentagon’s $1.5B Wall Transfer
  • A Fun Run

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Caught My Eye…

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority. -Rick Warren

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! 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:

  • Colstrip 4 & Northwestern Energy
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base
  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
  • Affordable Care Act/Obamacare
  • Adam Schiff
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

It’s better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. – Diane Grant

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.

One thing is for certain – you will be smarter by reading this column!

This week’s topics include the Powerball lottery, Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, Jon Tester & the Weapons Generation Facility, unemployment, Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, defense spending, government spending, quality-of-living rankings, Paul Manafort, Ann Coulter & miles of border wall built, plus much more!

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Caught My Eye…

You know you’re all grown up when you actually pick up the ice cube instead of kicking it under the fridge. – Unknown

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! 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:

  • Wheat Ridge/Malmstrom AFB
  • Daines is Safe
  • Paul Manafort
  • Impeachment
  • One More Thing

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