Monday’s Quick Hits: Stapleton, Face the State, & Concealed Carry

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. – Henny Youngman

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • SoS Corey Stapleton
  • Face the State
  • Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Welcome to Monday – Are you ready for a great week?

Today I take a look at:

  • Montana Governor
  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle & Zinke
  • Citizens for Worse Schools
  • The Debate
  • Very Little Confidence

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The Wednesday Read: Guns, Land, and Bloggers

Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. – Joseph Campbell

Today the following items caught my attention:

  • Gianforte & 2nd Amendment
  • Montana Political Bloggers
  • New Denise Juneau Ad
  • New Ryan Zinke Ad

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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright

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

Today’s topics include:

  • TWW Poll Results
  • MTN’s Face the State
  • Operation Stop Donald Trump
  • SCOTUS Fundraising

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Caught My Eye…

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. – W. Clement Stone

Welcome to Friday and the big show I call “Caught My Eye” (CME). If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular CME has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about Ashley Madison & Montana, helicopters & fires, Zinke, Gianforte, & Boehner, a new campaign complaint, MTN’s new political reporter, The Western Word lives on, and Donald, Roger, & Megyn make the big show!

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Caught My Eye…

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. ― Ernest Hemingway

Welcome to the Big Show which is called “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include:

  • The Western Word Milestone
  • Montana Democrats & Montana Republicans
  • The Knudsen Tweet
  • Lee Newspapers
  • Fair Cops

The Western Word Milestone:

This is column/post number 2,550 here at The Western Word (TWW). It all started January 10, 2005.

Where it stops nobody knows…

Rest assured there’s still a burning desire each morning between 4:00-6:00 a.m. to write something that’s on my mind. This usually means I am writing about politics, sports, the media, or current events.

Often I am writing about something that has ticked me off, which is somewhat therapeutic.

One negative side to this, besides the pay, is with 2,550 columns under my (rather large) belt, I think I have managed to tick off just about everyone on the right-left-middle at one time or the other. At least readers know they will get an independent view of the issue that is not tainted by my employer (I am self-employed) or with whom I associate (I don’t have many friends) or political party (I don’t belong to any).

I started giving many of my opinions/commentaries on the issues because I was finding that most editorial boards were lacking the courage to call people out or take sides on an issue – at least very often. I remember the days when the Sunday editorial pages were the most talked about part of the paper – and talked about most of the week. That’s not the case today. Many small and medium-sized towns’ editorial boards are so engrained in the community (like many reporters) and are afraid they might tick off an advertiser or run into the subject of their editorial at church or in line at the grocery store. So they squelch their opinions and reporting.

You might not always get the greatest writing sprinkled with flowery $20 words here at TWW, but what you will get is my honest opinion about the issues that I (and hopefully you) care about.

Thanks for reading. Now buckle up…

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Caught My Eye…

WARNING: Buckle up!

Welcome to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial Day & Veterans Day, Lee Newspapers State Bureau, Veterans Affairs Appropriations, Patriot Act – The Big Picture, Top 10 Candidates, Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” show. There’s a lot more so read on!

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Campaign 2014: The Wrap-Up

It’s Monday. I scooped snow this morning. It’s cold.

Unlike the local TV weather guy, I don’t get too excited over snow and bitterly cold weather. I really want to like the local TV weather guy, but he’s making it difficult.

There’s also sporadic Internet access possibly because there’s a power outage in some parts of Great Falls, Montana. I really want to like Charter Communications, too, but they are making it difficult.

So Monday is not off to a great start. But there’s still politics to write about!

There are some political stories still trickling in about last Tuesday’s election. Over the weekend, I happened to read three of them.

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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

Happy Monday folks!

Today is “potpourri” day with my commentary about Ryan Zinke’s military records, the Great Falls Tribune’s editor’s note, and my perspective on Lee Newspapers’ “perspective.”

So grab your coffee and read on!

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