Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Medicare payments to doctors, John Walsh, unemployment, Montana State Fair, Champ Edmunds, Titanic, ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, stolen explosives, armed agents from the BLM and FBI, quality of education, Minuteman III missiles, Archie Andrews RIP, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tax Day, approval ratings for congress, election performance rankings, UConn women, seven astronauts, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the last Friday of February! Get ready – next Friday is “Sequestration Day 2013.” I wonder if the House and the Senate are taking it off…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Sequestration, A Facebook Photo, Brian Schweitzer, Identical Letters, Live Every Moment, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the latest edition of “Thursday Numbers” where I take a look at the numbers in the news and provide commentary with them – with nothing being off limits.

By reading this column, you may just find yourself armed with more knowledge that you can use to impress your family, friends and co-workers!  It’s been known to change lives…

Today I look at the numbers dealing with redistricting, balancing a budget, comic books, unemployment, Mount Suribachi, taxes, posing nude, concerts, U.S. House candidates, Claire McCaskill, Jon Tester, and much much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Here we go – we made it to Friday (FINALLY).  This is your chance to get away from it all for a few minutes and enjoy this week’s edition of “Caught My Eye.”

Caught My Eye is posted almost every Friday morning right here!  This is the column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to comment about during the week (and often with just a touch of sarcasm).

Today I talk about Obama and REO, Three Cups, Schweitzer-care, contraceptives, eating wings, a poll, I share some of the e-mails from my political inbox, I write about No Child Left Behind, I give you a laugh with a Will Ferrell video, I mention the Governor Candidates forum, and the Winter kick-off.

One more thing – some important people were born today…and I tell you who they are!

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Thursday Numbers

Here we go – another Thursday!  Just one more day and we’ve made it to another weekend – it’s downhill from here!

For the new folks stopping by for the first time, “Thursday Numbers” is the column where I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and put them in one place for all to see – and offer some commentary about each.

This week I take a look at campaign fundraising, unemployment, “Likes” on Facebook, football, baseball, pitchers of beer, and much, much more! Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Happy September – now summer is really winding down which, in itself, is depressing.  But football is starting, so that should make things better!

Each week I take a look at some of the numbers in the news and out them in one nice place for all to see.  This week we talk about movie tickets, contracts, waste, unemployment, pay to play, fans, followers, taxes, and much more – so please read on… Continue reading

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

REO Speedwagon: Still Rolling

For a couple hours on Tuesday night in Great Falls, Montana, REO Speedwagon took the crowd of 5000 away from their worries of unemployment, the national debt, war, and united the young and the old with old-fashioned ear-splitting rock and roll.

It was just a normal Tuesday night for REO – a sixteen song set list that had something for everyone from the 1973 song “Ridin’ the Storm Out” to the 1971 political song “Golden Country” – they’ve been doing these shows in one form or the other since 1967.

More importantly, this was a chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of REO’s greatest selling album from 1981 titled, “Hi Infidelity.”  So hearing REO kick off the concert with “Don’t Let Him Go” and continuing with “Keep on Loving You,” “In Your Letter,” “Someone Tonight,” “Tough Guys” and “Take it on the Run” from that album was nothing short of a classic rock celebration. 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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Thursday Numbers

For the last few weeks (on Thursdays) the “staffers” here at The Western Word have compiled some numbers that tell the readers about what is happening all across the fruited plains.

Today we take a look at debt, unemployment, data centers, cut, cap and balance, a gang, a consolidation, the NFL, MLB, REO, the Space Shuttle, some wine and much more!

So take a break from your daily grind and enjoy Thursday Numbers… Continue reading