The Monday Memo

UPDATE: CME is coming to you, STILL, I repeat STILL, coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker, where cursive writing is required and the pledge is recited each day, also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

Today’s quote:

Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception. Do not confuse them with ‘facts’ or ‘truths.’ – John Moore

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

  • Fox vs Gianforte
  • Hill to the Rescue
  • It’s All About Trump
  • Did You Know?
  • One More Thing

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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Wednesday!

When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today’s topics include:

  • Thad Cochran channels Max Baucus
  • $500K Campaign Donation
  • Glendive third-graders
  • Memorial Day Sales
  • ObamaCare
  • Shifting Left on Key Moral Issues
  • Immigration

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Caught My Eye…

All aboard! Hahaha…

There are only 32 days until Election Day 2014. Here in Montana, ballots are being mailed to absentee voters on Monday!

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 Zinke & Hill, the Montana Judicial Standards Commission, Voting & Ballots, Special Nuke Pay, birthdays, O.J., plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!

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MT Politics 2014: Primary Thoughts

It was primary election day on Tuesday and that means it’s almost as great a Super Bowl Sunday for me! I hope you voted for the candidate of your choice! If you were a candidate, thanks for running.

Here are some of my thoughts about the main races: U.S. Senate and U.S. House.

It did not take long for Representative Steve Daines to win the Republican primary for U.S. Senate here in Montana. The race was called for Daines around 8:35 p.m.

A few minutes after 9:00 p.m. Democratic Senator John Walsh was declared the winner of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. In a statement received here at The Western Word (TWW) Walsh said, “We know what’s at stake with this election, and we will keep holding broken Washington – from our own Congressman to the White House – accountable.”

I did not receive a statement from the Daines campaign.

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MT Politics 2014: Final Shots

One day until primary Election Day here in Montana! Are you ready? ARE. YOU. READY?

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow (Tuesday). Montana voter information, including how to register to vote, can be found HERE.

And, if you want to know what’s going on, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord on election night for updates! If you don’t have Twitter, my Twitter feed is here on the right side of the page at

It’s been an interesting primary election season, probably one for the history books because of the contested primary races and the number of ads on television. Here are some thoughts.

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