Thursday Numbers

For the past several Thursdays, the staffers here at The Western Word (TWW) have come up with some numbers to let you know the pulse of America.  This week the numbers are kind of depressing – so be prepared!

Today we take a look at food stamps, unemployment, Spenditol views, vacations, some polls, a supercommittee, a camp in Montana for rich people, a set list, and much more so read on! Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

TGIF!  Congratulations on making it through another week.  For your reward, I’ve written a special edition of Caught My Eye for the end of July.

Caught My Eye (or CME as we like to call it around the newsroom) is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week.  Sometimes I add just a touch of sarcasm.  I also try to make my readers smile and forget about their worries (not really).

This week we take a look at people named Simpson, Rehberg, Tester, Schweitzer and Hill.  We look at issues such as pell grants, the postal service, and circumcision.  I also write about music and MTV and REO Speedwagon.

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Caught My Eye…

I think we can say we’re in the “dog days of summer” now, woof, woof.  Congratulations on making it through another week and, for your reward, I am authorizing you to take a break and read this week’s “Caught My Eye.”

Caught My Eye is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have time to write about during the week – and sometimes I add just a little sarcasm.

This week we put the heat wave in perspective, we take a look at Max’s garbage, a pool party, Jesus and Walmart, buying a lemon, defense conferences, my political inbox, and much much more so read on!

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