Thursday Numbers

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. – Zig Ziglar

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 Jeff Bezos & Amazon, college basketball coaches’ salaries, REAL ID & Montana, Greg Gianforte, NRA & Jon Tester, Rob Quist, unemployment, Cascade County Montana, Montana post offices, Donald Trump, Montana Legislature & mail ballots, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Debt/Taxes, Coal, Russia, & Dressing

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Montana House – Debt & Taxes
  • Trump & Coal
  • Trump & Russia
  • Trump & Russian Dressing

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Terrific News Tuesday

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

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:

  • The Nurse
  • The Police Officer
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Women’s Final Four
  • Men’s Final Four

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • More Quist Financial Troubles
  • Montana Special Election Lawsuit
  • Republicans & Healthcare
  • Fake News & 60 Minutes
  • Koppel & Hannity

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The Sunday Message

Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is. – Mahatma Gandhi

Gallup polling released a report this past week that told us that President Donald Trump’s approval rating — early in his presidency — is significantly higher among highly religious Americans than among those who are not religious.

Trump had a 51% approval rating from those who considered themselves “highly religious” and 44% approval rating from those who are “moderately” religious. His approval rating from those “not religious” was 32%.

Republicans usually have a higher rating from those who consider themselves religious than those who are not religious, so this report was not that shocking.

Trump’s overall approval rating on Friday from a three-day rolling average was 41%.

You can read the whole report and see how Trump compares to other presidents HERE.

Religion does play a big part in our politics – and in my opinion, that is good and bad.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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Caught My Eye…

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. – Bob Hope

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 that I am providing commentary on today include Republicans & Healthcare, Montana & fuel taxes, special election by mail, Daylight Saving Time, One More Thing, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. – William James

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 the Montana Legislature, healthcare, unemployment, Meals on Wheels and Colin Kaepernick, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, approval rating, Elmo, Chuck Barris, NCAA Basketball men’s basketball tournament, World Baseball Classic, and much more!

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