The Monday Memo

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. ― Laird Hamilton

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

  • Great Falls Tribune
  • FCS Football Semifinals
  • Amazon Singing Boxes
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean be kind to the people who think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone. – Ellen DeGeneres

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Polls
  • White House to Dems – Stick It
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

The answer may not lie at the bottom of a bottle of wine, but you should at least check. – Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include the federal debt, Montana Senate President Scott Sales, unemployment, Montana traffic fatalities, paycheck-to-paycheck, U.S. Senator Steve Daines, top 50 websites, cancer, The Western Word, the NFL divisional playoff round, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

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 Mega Millions lottery, Matt Rosendale, unemployment, flu season, MLB losers, party goats, Bill Cosby, Initiative 186, roughing the passer penalties, Senate Judiciary Committee and Kavanaugh, plus much more!

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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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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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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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