Tuesday Commentary: VA Secretary, Secretary of State, & Snow

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. – Doug Larson

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • VA Secretary Nominee
  • Tester a “No” on Pompeo
  • Billings & Snow
  • The Western Word

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Published in: on April 24, 2018 at 7:54 am  Comments Off on Tuesday Commentary: VA Secretary, Secretary of State, & Snow  
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Thursday Numbers

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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 National debt, Montana Cash lottery, unemployment, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, Oprah vs Donald poll, Most Admired Woman, House Republicans, former Montana House majority leader Michael Lange, The Western Word is 13, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Montana Highway Patrol, and much more!

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Published in: on January 11, 2018 at 6:59 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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TWW – The Teenage Years Are Upon Us

I wasn’t born here, but I blog here. –Jackie M. Brown (GF Tribune 3-3-14)

Today The Western Word (TWW) turns 13 years old!

Please, no parades. It’s too cold.

TWW blog started on January 10, 2005. It was a Monday. The first post went up about 10:04 p.m.

Ironically, the first line had the following information that seems to be the norm for Kansas City Chiefs fans:

Ah yes, since my Chiefs are done and there’s no Monday Night Football, I will pick the winners of the weekend games:

Hitting the magic 13 means that The Western Word is starting the dreaded teenage years. We all know how teenagers can be, so be prepared.

As for stats, here are a few:

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Thursday Numbers

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work. – Walter Cronkite

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 Greg Gianforte, Bill O’Reilly, unemployment, Rob Quist, ACLU, Montana & rape kits, TWW on Twitter, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, World War I, news media favoritism, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. – Benjamin Franklin

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • On the Road
  • Anniversary
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
  • NFL Divisional Playoffs

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. – Samuel Johnson

I’ve already posted my thoughts about the mass shooting in Orlando. Click HERE to read my column.

Welcome to Monday! Here are some “Quick Hits” about some issues that caught my attention over the weekend:

  • Blog of the Week
  • Public Access/Public Lands Games
  • Who Do You Support?
  • Democrats Pick Delegates

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Caught My Eye…

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. – Robin Williams

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 this week include the VA in Montana & the congressional delegation, the Debate Games starring Zinke & Juneau, Tester & Women, Three Things You Should Do, My Favorite Comment of the Week, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Spurgeon

It’s Groundhog Day and time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

It’s Groundhog Day and time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Malmstrom AFB Airmen
  • Express Appeals Act
  • Belt Theater
  • MT Commissioner of Political Practices
  • 2016 Primary Season

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Published in: on February 2, 2016 at 5:42 am  Comments Off on Terrific News Tuesday  
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Monday’s Odds & Ends

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • 75,000 Montanans
  • Dish Network
  • TWW Anniversary
  • Presidential Campaign TV Ads
  • State of the Union

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday! By the way, it’s just about time to start shopping for Christmas…

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • TWW Christmas Party
  • Omnibus Bill
  • Omnibus & Sen. Tester
  • Omnibus & Sen. Daines
  • The Debates
  • Gas Prices
  • Happy Birthday

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