Caught My Eye…

Happiness is not about getting all you want, it is about enjoying all you have. – 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:

  • Montana vs. Michigan
  • MTN – Gianforte’s ‘domino effect’
  • Montana Tavern Association
  • Sports Gambling
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali

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, Beto & Bernie, unemployment, hate groups in America, March Madness, Jimmy Carter, New Zealand’s gun ban, Trump’s weekend tweets, rattlesnakes, C-SPAN, job approval rating of Congress, and much more!

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The Monday Memo

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. ― John Wooden

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

  • New Zealand & Trump
  • Trump & McCain
  • Trump & Fox News
  • March Madness

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Thursday Numbers

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Brock Osweiler, Erin Andrews, unemployment, Veterans & Tester & Daines, ConAgra Foods & Trenton MO, March Madness, job approval ratings, Tom Alfrey, GOP Presidential debate, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau

Hey kids – welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Cascade of Talent
  • City RockFest Tour
  • Dava Newman
  • Primary/Caucus Day
  • Peyton Manning
  • March Madness

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Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and time to celebrate! Congratulations for making it through another week.

By the way I hope your March Madness brackets are doing well (unlike mine).

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 grilled deer, unanimous vote, the beat down, Bachmann is back, Dylan, older than dirt, plus I pry open my Political Inbox and share!

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Caught My Eye…

My prayers go out to the folks in Japan this morning. Japan suffered a massive earthquake with much devastation, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the following days. Prayer does work!

In this week’s Caught My Eye, I give my thoughts on potholes, toilets, hotdogs, March Madness, gas prices and I check out the e-mails that came into my political inbox. There’s more!

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