Thursday Numbers

My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose. – Donald Trump

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 voters in Montana, unemployment, Help Wanted, first 100 days, exit polling, voter turnout, McCone County Montana, Big Horn County Montana, Montana legislature, Elsie Arntzen, final numbers, campaign literature, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, President-elect Donald Trump, Cleveland Browns, and much more!


That’s how many Montanans voted in the 2016 General Election. (MT SOS)

There are 693,224 registered voters in Montana and some of them can read and write. (Just kiddin).


That’s how many people filed new claims for unemployment last week. (USDOL)


President-elect Donald J. Trump has his transition website up and running and has a “Help Wanted” press release asking for qualified individuals to fill 4,000 presidential appointees.

The website is and a link to the “Help Wanted” press release can be found HERE.


Click HERE to read what Donald Trump wants to do in his first 100 days. (NPR)

I wonder if on inauguration day when Trump is sworn in if he will use the line from the “Captain Phillips” movie, “Look at me. I’m the Captain now.”


It looks like McCone County Montana was the leader for voter turnout in Montana with an 86.15% participation rate.(MT SOS)

They should give McCone County a free Walmart or a puppy (or something) for their patriotism. #Winning


CBS News reports in their presidential exit polling that the most important “quality” voters were looking for in their Presidential candidate was one who could bring about change. Donald Trump won 83% of these voters.

Voters were fed up with the way things are being done in Washington. They believe Trump can change that. (CBS News)


That’s the total voter turnout percentage in Montana for the 2016 General Election. (MT SOS)

Montana can get decent voter participation, but officials can’t count the votes in a timely manner.


It looks like Big Horn County Montana had the lowest voter turnout in Montana with a 54.54% participation rate.(MT SOS)

I think they should at least get a participation ribbon…


According to MTN News, Montana Republicans picked up a net three seats in the state Senate, increasing their majority to 32-18. The Montana Republicans possibly held a 59-41 spread in the Montana House.

But can Republicans actually work together? The ace in the hole to keep the right wingers from running wild is Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat.


The Billings Gazette reports that Elsie Arntzen’s first day in office as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will be the first governed by a Republican in almost 30 years.

I think she should have employees take a pop quiz on her first day on the job…


During the 2016 campaign season, I received 26 pieces of campaign literature in the mail or left at my door.

God bless America!


The man who styled himself “America’s toughest sheriff” has lost his job after 24 years. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Arizona’s Maricopa County, was defeated Tuesday in his bid for a seventh consecutive term by his Democratic challenger, Paul Penzone, a 21-year veteran Phoenix police officer. (WaPo)

I wonder if there’s room in the Trump administration for Sheriff Joe. Maybe he can help oversee the building of the wall…


NOW HEAR THIS: President-elect Donald Trump will be our President for at least the next four years. Some of the comments on social media about his election remind me of when Barack Obama was elected President almost eight years ago, only this time from the other side of the fence.

You can bet that here at The Western Word I will point out the differences I have with Trump just as I did with Obama and Bush, so stick around for the fun! The comment section is always open and all comments and political opinions are welcome. Tell your friends!


The Cleveland Browns are the only winless NFL team (0-9). They play tonight on Thursday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens.(ESPN)

Although my last name is Brown, I am not affiliated with the Cleveland Browns…


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1 thought on “Thursday Numbers

  1. I spent the first 5 years of the Obama administration living out of the country. Perhaps others should give that a try as well. You realize how little what happens here really matters in other parts of the world when it comes to everyday life.

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