The Wednesday Read

I’m at that age where my mind still thinks I’m 29, my sense of humor suggests I’m 12, while my body mostly keeps asking if I’m sure I’m not dead yet. – Unknown

Coming to you, Coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana that also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Democratic Debate Wrap
  • Schumer meets with Bullock
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

I used to wonder what it’d be like to read other people’s minds. Then I got a Facebook account, and now I’m over it. – Unknown

Welcome to Caught My Eye (CME)!

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:

  • Congressional District Census
  • MT Public Service Commission
  • Limbaugh/Buttigieg
  • Stop/Frisk
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions. ― Ezra Taft Benson

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 Bill Simmons, Academy Awards, unemployment claims, a milestone, age of Presidential candidates, confidence in the next presidential election, the federal deficit, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you. – Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • New Hampshire Primary
  • Roger Stone
  • Lt. Colonel Vindman

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The Monday Memo

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. ― Charles Bukowski

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

  • Circling the Drain
  • Great Falls Public Schools
  • Iowa Caucus
  • The XFL

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The Wednesday Read

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • The Democratic Debate
  • Montana Campaigns
  • 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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The Wednesday Read: The Debate

I love jokes about the eyes. The cornea the better! –Unknown

The first night of the Democratic Party presidential debates is in the books, and here at The Western Word, I managed to watch the whole thing without falling asleep! There should be an achievement medal or certificate of appreciation for this accomplishment.

Here are my thoughts…

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