Thursday Numbers

Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. – John C. Maxwell

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 suicide prevention, unemployment, Dennis Hastert, classified briefings, NFL draft, ESPN, Montana AFL-CIO Convention, U.S. House poll, Presidential poll, national monuments, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Rob Quist & Greg Gianforte, Kansas City Royals, Trump’s tax plan, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. – Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Trump Jr. & Montana
  • Montana Legislature
  • Government Funding
  • April 29 – 100th Day

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The Wednesday Read: Georgia, Montana, Daines, Elsie, & Ivanka

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

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

  • Georgia Special Election
  • Get Ready Montana
  • A Beef with Daines’ Trip
  • Working for Elsie
  • It’s Good to be Ivanka

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Caught My Eye…

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 Tester’s big bucks, grading the Montana legislature, Mayor of Billings, Chocolate Cake & Missiles, I Like Big Bombs, Reefer Madness in Canada, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. – Aldous Huxley

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 Rob Quist, Greg Gianforte, Steve Daines, Amanda Curtis, Donald Trump, Russia, Mike Flynn, the Freedom Caucus, and much more!

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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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