The Monday Memo

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! I may have a photo or two from the underground bunker to share later this week…

Quote of the day…

I’m pretty sure my dream job would be Karma delivery person. -Anonymous

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

  • Bullock Is In
  • MT GOP & Bullock
  • Republicans & Coronavirus
  • Biden’s Running Mate

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Thursday Numbers

Thinking positively isn’t about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for this moment. – 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.

This week’s topics include tax revenues, new millionaires, unemployment, Brawl of the Wild, Ryan Zinke, Trump reelect poll, hate crimes, U.S. Postal Service, still counting votes, Chiefs vs. Rams, LeBron, and much more!

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Politics 2016: Tribune, Rasmussen, and Trump

Welcome to Monday and to August! Question: Where did July go?

To start the first week of August, today I provide commentary about the Great Falls Tribune’s new verification process, the Rasmussen poll that shows people are switching their support in the Presidential election, and about Trump and the Kahn family.

Thanks for stopping by…

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” – the 214th edition of the non award-winning Friday column.

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 both.

Today I write about fundraising on 9/11, Montana’s awful political coverage, dumb voters, the weather report, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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Politics 2014: Iraq

Iraq is falling apart right before our eyes. Almost everyone in Washington has an opinion about what we should do. Most of those giving their opinions on what we as a country should do in Iraq are letting politics play a big role in their opinions.

So Iraq is also going to be a great political tool to use to win elections in November – and probably for the races of 2016. I bet most political consultants did not have Iraq on the radar for the summer of 2014.

People like South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham are already saying if we don’t do something to stop the group called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) it could lead to another 9/11.  Graham is being bold mostly because he just won a primary election and has little competition in November.

Then there’s Iran – some folks believe we should work with them to help Iraq. We may not have a choice.

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