Procrastination is totally a good thing. You always have something to do tomorrow, plus you have nothing to do today. – Unknown
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 emergency relief for farmers, Mega Millions winner, unemployment, VP in Billings, Cascade County Detention Facility, Thursday Numbers, Montana State Fair, Jennifer Lopez, Club for Growth & Sen. Tester, Impeachment, and much more!
The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it would provide up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers hurt by the president’s trade war. (NY Times)
That’s how much ($522 million) somebody won in the Mega Millions lottery Tuesday night. The ticket for the fifth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was purchased in Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose, California. (CBS)
The cash amount is $308,000,000.
That’s how many people filed new claims for unemployment last week. (USDOL)
That’s how many people attended an event in Billings with Vice President Mike Pence who touted the Administration’s accomplishments and pushed for the election of Matt Rosendale to U.S. Senate. (AP)
Montana Republicans can’t be happy with only 400 people showing up for the VP.
The Cascade County Detention Facility (Great Falls) has a capacity of 360. On Monday the population of the facility was 530, so the Sheriff has stopped accepting misdemeanor and nonviolent offenders. (GF Tribune)
Wondering if this is because the sheriff lost his re-election bid and he’s pissed…
This is the 355th Thursday Numbers here at The Western Word.
Please, no parades…
Tomorrow (July 27) through August 4 is the 87th Montana State Fair in Great Falls. (Montana State Fair)
Jennifer Lopez turned 49 years old this week and she took a selfie. (USA Today)
A Club for Growth ad in Montana tells viewers that U.S. Senator Jon Tester told voters back in the campaign of 2006 that he was against increasing the debt limit. The ad tells viewers that twelve years later, Tester has voted to raise the national debt limit 11 times, adding trillions of dollars to the national debt.
What goes around comes around. I know Tester and his people spread a lot of lies in 2006 and the gullible Montana media believed them.
That’s how many Republicans introduced articles of impeachment to remove Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. They are accusing Rosenstein of hiding investigative information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and other alleged misconduct. (Reuters)
These 11 Republicans are dumber than a box of rocks.