Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. – Lyndon B. Johnson
Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 and sometimes I am actually serious.
This week’s topics include Greg Gianforte, unemployment, .Gov .Mil & AshleyMadison.com, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over, DoD funding, Jared Fogle & Subway, traffic deaths, Josh Duggar, and much more!
According to reports, Greg Gianforte sold his business, RightNow Technologies, to Oracle in 2011 for $1.5 billion. (Source)
Gianforte is considering a run for Montana Governor.
Is this a great country or what?
That’s how many people filed new claims for unemployment last week. (Source)
That’s how many .gov and .mil addresses have reportedly showed up after hackers stole customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com and released it. (Source)
As least they were using official email to conduct business…
Face it dear readers, we have some idiots working in our Federal government…
Each year on average, nearly 11,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. Law enforcement in every state and most U.S. towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving from August 21 (this Friday) through Labor Day. (Source)
Please don’t drink and drive!
According to a post by Troy Carter of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on his blog, Montana received less than $100 million in Department of Defense spending during fiscal year 2015 ($94.8 million to be more exact), placing it at 45th of 50 states.
I’m holding out hope that Rep. Ryan Zinke will change that pattern. I know that having an elected official in Washington who actually served in the military is important when it comes to rounding up those critical defense dollars.
That’s how many years Jared Fogle was “the public face” of Subway during which its number of locations tripled, making Subway the world’s largest restaurant chain.
Fogle is no longer associated with Subway. He will be going away for awhile as the Associated Press reported that he agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography.
By the way, I’ve dined at Subway probably twice in my life – I don’t think the subs look like they do on television…
Three teens were killed Wednesday in a car crash in Judith Basin County, Montana. Another teen was injured in the wreck. You can read the story HERE. It’s been reported that they were not wearing seat belts.
There are four families and their friends suffering from broken hearts today. Please say a prayer for them.
According to a story posted on Gawker.com, former “19 Kids and Counting” star and admitted child molester Josh Duggar “may” have had two accounts on AshleyMadison.com, which is a website that helps married individuals have secretive affairs. Data from AshleyMadison.com was recently hacked.
If this is correct, then someone may need a refresher course in family values…
*UPDATE: Josh Duggar has confessed to cheating on his wife Anna Duggar and issued an apology. (Source)