The Monday Memo: Daines, Drake & MTLeg, WH COS, & Football

It’s okay if you don’t like me. Not everyone has good taste. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Daines, Drake & MTLeg
  • White House Chief of Staff
  • FCS Playoffs
  • NFL Playoffs

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about these important issues:

  • Motl vs. Wittich
  • ISIS Hunting Tag
  • Plane-Gate – Shortchanged?
  • SCOTUS’ 4-4 Decision
  • D.C. Madam’s Call Log
  • Trump’s Campaign Manager
  • Quote of the Campaign

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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

Happy Presidents’ 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:

  • Antonin Scalia & the Politics
  • Republican Presidential Debate
  • A Conservative Blog

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Hello Monday – Welcome to 2016!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Gianforte & the Gazette
  • Gianforte & Money
  • Cooney’s Pay Cut
  • Obama & Guns
  • Fiorina & the Rose Bowl
  • NFL Playoffs

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Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

Disclaimer: Here at The Western Word I use my personal email for work-related matters…

With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

Hello Monday! It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Cowgirl Blog & Phil Drake
  • Montana’s Expert Political Scientist
  • City of Great Falls
  • Gun Laws & Gallup
  • Benghazi Circus
  • Saturday Night Live

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Monday’s Potpourri

Hello Monday!

I think I may have overdosed on football this weekend – or maybe it was the barbecue ribs. There are still two NFL games left to watch tonight. The good news is that I still have some ribs left over!

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:

  • Jess O’Hara & Closed Primaries
  • Jim Nelson & Kim Davis
  • Phil Drake & Helena
  • What the Hay Contest
  • Gary Richrath & REO Speedwagon

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