Caught My Eye…

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary on today include Ryan Zinke and the horse, Greg Gianforte and the House, GF Police Department and Coercion, the Committee to Defend the President, the Montana Legislature and Daylight Saving Time, and much more!



Wednesday’s Quick Hits

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. – John C. Maxwell

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

  • Bullock & Gianforte & Money
  • Rick Perry & Greg Gianforte
  • New Anti-Gianforte Website
  • Trump & Obama
  • Russia & DNC computers
  • Trump & Orlando Shooter


Caught My Eye…

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado

Welcome to Friday and the big show I like to call “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. This column is where 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 snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include the GOP Presidential debates, Malmstrom’s Visitors, Chester and the Chester Cheetah, Daines & Planned Parenthood, Gianforte donations, and much more so buckle up!


Politics 2016: Who Do You Love?

On Tuesday Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.” With that announcement, Bush kind of jump-started the 2016 Presidential election season.

Are you ready?

With it being an open seat, that means there should be several candidates on the Republican side and several on the Democratic side “testing the water” in the coming months.

Below I have posted one of those fabulous polls from The Western Word – so pick your favorite candidate on the Republican side. If your Republican candidate is not listed, please put his/her name in the comment section or send me an e-mail.


Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the last Friday of June and to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye.”

If you are a first-time visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Daines sending a letter, a hoedown with Max, Jon, and Steve, Medicaid, airport parking, Wendy Davis, Senate immigration bill, and lots more – plus I have three winners on this week’s Making Montana Proud list!


Caught My Eye…

Watch out – today is Friday the 13th.  Maybe you should just take the day off?

Today I am posting the 90th 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 Tester/Rehberg fundraising, the postal service, the Veterans Administration, planning ahead, Perry v. Schweitzer, rent a celebrity, my book, rocket man, I peek inside my political inbox and share, and there’s a lot more!


Monday Morning Politics

Oh…oh…it’s another Monday, but we’re getting closer to the big holiday: CHRISTMAS!!

Almost every Monday I take a look at the political news that hit the newspapers and internet over the weekend and put it in one neat little package for all to see – with some commentary!

Today I look at Post Offices, the bet, a new poll, airport name, the new judge, winter tourism, spending money, and much more – so read on…


Published in: on December 12, 2011 at 8:41 am  Comments Off on Monday Morning Politics  
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Thursday Numbers

It’s the first of December.   Oh my!

It’s been a couple of weeks since Thursday Numbers was published, but we’re back with all the numbers behind the news!

In case you’re new to The Western Word, Thursday Numbers is where we kind of countdown the numbers in the news and the stories behind them – with some commentary.

Today I take a look at some polls, Tebow, unemployment, buttocks, a birthday, columns, cows, turkeys, bowling, and much more – so read on…


Published in: on December 1, 2011 at 7:44 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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Politics 2012: Campaign Ads (Thursday Update)

Here are a couple of newer campaign ads that were recently published – one from the Rick Perry Campaign and one from Americans United for Change against Congressman Denny Rehberg. So check them out…


Published in: on November 17, 2011 at 2:31 pm  Comments Off on Politics 2012: Campaign Ads (Thursday Update)  
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Politics 2012: Campaign Ads

The weather may be getting colder all across the fruited plains, but it’s heating up in the political world.  More and more political ads are being released as we get closer to the 2012 Election and here at The Western Word (TWW) we’re searching for them every day.

Here at TWW we’re going to try to publish as many of them as we can find, so if you see a political ad, drop me an e-mail with the link to it ( so I can publish it – and we can all enjoy it.

Today we have six videos for your viewing pleasure!  I’ve posted videos from the U.S. Chamber about Sen. Jon Tester, one from Rick Perry about insider trading, one about Jon Huntsman’s leadership skills, one showing Newt Gingrich’s best lines, one about Ron Paul’s plans to stop the financial crisis and finally, one that tells us that Washington could learn a lot from a drug dealer!

Enjoy… (more…)

Published in: on November 16, 2011 at 9:03 am  Comments Off on Politics 2012: Campaign Ads  
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