Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant
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 just a little bit of sarcasm.
This week’s topics include personal financial documents, Megyn Kelly, emergencies, the bison calf, unemployment, Republican delegates, EgyptAir, same-sex couples, The Western Word poll, early voting offices, Trump’s judges, Juneau/Zinke debates, and much more!
The government released Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s personal financial documents filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). They showed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said revenue at his businesses grew by $190 million over the past 17 months, and he had $557 million in earned income. (AP)
Seeing his personal financial documents filed with the FEC is all well and good, but Trump really needs to release his income tax returns and stop the BS about waiting for an audit to be completed.
That’s how many people (age 18-49) watched “Megyn Kelly Presents” on Fox Tuesday night. She interviewed Donald Trump. CBS’ NCIS topped the night with a massive 17.6 million viewers and “The Voice” was watched by 8.9 million viewers on NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)
Kelly is the new star of Fox News…
That’s how many people filed new claims for unemployment last week. (USDOL)
Two-thirds of Americans would have difficulty coming up with the money to cover a $1,000 emergency, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday, a signal that despite years of recovery from the Great Recession, Americans’ financial conditions remain precarious as ever. (AP)
That’s the fine that Shamash Kassam of Canada paid for putting a bison calf in the back of his SUV during his visit to Yellowstone National Park. Kassam was worried that the bison calf was cold. When park officials tried to reunite the calf with its mother, the mother rejected it, and park officials then euthanized the calf. (MTN)
They should post a sign at the entrance to Yellowstone that reads, “Restricted Area: No Stupid People Allowed.”
That’s how many delegates Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump needs to clinch the Republican nomination. (AP)
It just got real.
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early this morning. (AP)
Prayers for the families…
That’s the percentage of Americans who say that marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized by the law as valid. In 1996, only 27% felt that way. (Gallup)
The change is amazing.
That’s the percentage of Americans who say they have a will. (Gallup)
If there’s a will, there’s a way…
In the latest poll here at The Western Word, that’s the percentage (40%) of people who agreed with the Feds new ‘bathroom’ guidance that directed public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. Another 36% felt that decision should be left up to the states. The remaining 24% was split evenly between “Do Not Care” or “Disagree” with the Feds.
You can see my column and poll HERE.
That’s how many early voting offices have been established on Montana’s American Indian reservations for the June 7 primary election. (GF Tribune)
This is a very good thing.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump released a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court. (The Hill)
I am totally surprised that Judge Judy was not on Trump’s list…
That’s how many debates Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat Denise Juneau is proposing to have with Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke. (AP)
It was a good move for Juneau to request that one debate be held on the Flathead Indian Reservation.