Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and the first day of spring – congratulations!

By the way, my NCAA bracket is busted, too.

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

Today I write about the Montana Legislature and their budget, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Judge Richard Cebull’s emails, CQ Roll Call’s 50 State Project, Chainsaws in Big Sandy, the best Montana Legislature band names, and much more!



USDOJ: Circle the Wagons

I guess I was not too surprised when I read that U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) attorneys argued that “hundreds of inappropriate and offensive emails” from U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull can’t be released. You can read the Associated Press story HERE.

The Feds contend the emails are “confidential.”

In case you forgot, Cebull, who was a U.S. District Judge in Montana, sent a racist email about President Obama. Cebull resigned for that. Now, attorneys for a former chairman of the Crow Indian Tribe who was convicted of bribery in Cebull’s court want to see if any of Cebull’s e-mails reference their client.

In January of this year, it was reported:

A judicial committee determined Cebull sent hundreds more inappropriate emails from his federal account that showed disdain for blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, women, certain religions and others.


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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another round of Thursday Numbers! Are you ready for some football? The NFL season starts tonight!

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter, unemployment, coffins, fruit salad, Barbie dolls, NASCAR, alligator season, Raquel Welch, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Council, Obamacare, Tester anniversary, math wins, the NFL season, plus a lot more so please read on!


Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of April! If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. You are hereby warned.

This week I write about the Michael Jackson family lawsuit, finding Kony, a unique stimulus study, unemployment, Martin Luther King, Jr., Daines listens, Women in Montana, the cell phone at 40, jury duty in Los Angeles, highest paid NFL players, Obama giving back, Cebull moving on, my latest book, and much more! (more…)

Monday Morning Politics

It’s December! Welcome to Monday Morning Politics!

This column is where I take a look at some of the political stories that caught my attention from the past weekend and put them in one place for my readers to see. I also provide some commentary!

Today in Monday Morning Politics I write about Federal Judges, the House Office Lottery, Won’t You Stay, Honesty ratings, and much more! (more…)

Campaign 2012: Wednesday Quick Hits

Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about Tuesday’s Montana gubernatorial debate, Libertarians being excluded, obtaining more free speech, and the newest federal courthouse dedication ceremony!

Enjoy The Western Word extra edition today!


Published in: on September 19, 2012 at 10:41 am  Comments (1)  
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Caught My Eye…

Since today is “Good Friday,” I hope you take a moment to reflect and thank God for the blessings you have received this past year!  I sincerely hope that this weekend you get away from the hustle and bustle of this crazy world and enjoy this special Easter weekend with your family and friends.

For those of you on Spring Break:  P-A-R-T-Y.

Are you ready for another (the 89th) edition of Caught My Eye?  Caught My Eye is posted every Friday morning right here!  In this column I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile…

ADVISORY:  Everyone and everything is fair game…

Today I write about unemployment, Judge Cebull, the attorney general crime fighter, a campaign strategy with dirt, Petrino and the volleyball player, I open my political inbox and share, and I write about the Rock of Ages!  There’s a lot more! (more…)

Published in: on April 6, 2012 at 8:54 am  Comments Off on Caught My Eye…  
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Tuesday Potpourri

Here we are folks – Super Tuesday.  I know I know I’m yawning, too.  Today is “Tuesday Potpourri” day where I take a look at some of the more interesting stories I’ve read in the last 24 hours.

Mark your calendars:  Wednesday (tomorrow) morning I will be making a special announcement right here at The Western Word – one that will require you to have your debit or credit card handy.  So be sure to stop by!

Today I write about Barbara Bush, Bin Laden, terrorists, Walter, a treatise, silliness from a District Court, Milking it, O’Reilly and Cebull, and being in the red.  There’s a lot more…


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Caught My Eye…

Wow  – February rolled by quickly (even with that extra day) and now I am looking forward to Spring arriving in about 18 days – how about you?

Congratulations on making it to another Friday and another edition of Caught My Eye.  If you are stopping by for the first time, welcome!  Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here!  This is the column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week – often with a touch of sarcasm thrown in for good measure.  Everyone is fair game – so watch out…

Today I write about a couple jokesters getting together, fighting for planes, Schweitzer slipping away, a 14th DUI,  birth control, birthdays, the ‘Stache Act, and I peek inside my political inbox and share!  There’s a lot more so let’s have some fun!


Thursday Numbers

So long February – hello March!

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” and if you are new around here this is the column where I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and provide commentary with them – with nothing being off limits.

Disclaimer:  When you read this column you will find yourself armed with more knowledge – knowledge that you can use to impress your family, friends and co-workers!  It’s been known to change lives…

Today I look at Yellowstone National Park, wolves, a bad joke, I thank the President, Opie, Rocky, unemployment, Bieber, dry cleaners, Tweeting, more Tweeting, and much more… (more…)

Published in: on March 1, 2012 at 9:11 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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