Caught My Eye…

We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Whistleblower
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Favorite Sitcom Theme Song
  • Top Searches
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo: Thoughts on Veterans Day

As a veteran, it has always been pretty interesting to me to watch and read what people say and do on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Armed Forces Day.

I was amused watching the events surrounding Veterans Day this year. Here are some of my thoughts.

This past week leading up to Veterans Day we are inundated with Veterans Day sales. It seems mattresses are all the rage this year. For some reason, I don’t think I would spend Veterans Day shopping for a mattress, but that’s just me.

Of course, as a veteran, we can get a “great deal” on the car this week! Can’t we always get a “great deal” on a car, somewhere?

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The Sunday Message

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. -Elmer Davis

Here’s a reminder that Veterans Day will be observed on Saturday (Nov. 11) to honor all U.S. military veterans. So please take a few moments to say thanks to a veteran – and pray for our veterans, too.

There will also be Veterans Day sales for cars, furniture, mattresses, etc. Some people or businesses just don’t understand what Veterans Day is. They seldom get my business.

For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do. –Unknown

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Terrific News Tuesday

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

Welcome to another edition of 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:

  • Last Day/Vote
  • On the Road
  • Unlikely Friendship
  • Thank You Veterans
  • Free Newspaper Access

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Caught My Eye…

WARNING: Buckle up!

Welcome to another exciting edition of “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 sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial Day & Veterans Day, Lee Newspapers State Bureau, Veterans Affairs Appropriations, Patriot Act – The Big Picture, Top 10 Candidates, Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” show. There’s a lot more so read on!

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The Best of 2013

Happy New Year! Thanks to you, 2013 was a great year here at The Western Word (TWW) world headquarters in Great Falls, Montana.

TWW has been an active blog since January 2005. By the way, I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

A special thanks to the 124 subscribers to TWW. By the way, you can be notified of new columns by subscribing. You can do that by clicking on the +Follow tab in the bottom right corner and entering your e-mail address, or by going to the subscribe box on the right side of the page (under the Twitter feed box) and entering your e-mail address there.

It is always fun to see which columns are viewed the most and from where the columns are viewed. This past year people from 95 countries visited TWW. A special “shout-out” to one person in China who was able to stop by!

In 2013, there were 317 new posts, growing the total archive of TWW to 2,097 posts.

Listed below are the top five columns that received the most views in 2012 on TWW:

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