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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Monday’s Quick Hits

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • More Quist Financial Troubles
  • Montana Special Election Lawsuit
  • Republicans & Healthcare
  • Fake News & 60 Minutes
  • Koppel & Hannity

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The Wednesday Read: Quist, REAL ID, & Gorsuch

What really matters is what you do with what you have. – H. G. Wells

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

  • Rob Quist
  • REAL ID & Montana
  • Neil Gorsuch

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Monday’s Quick Hits

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Montana Democrats & Quist
  • Cotter – Still Complaining
  • This Week in Washington

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Monday’s Quick Hits

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • U.S. Attorneys
  • The Final Three
  • Montana VA Problems
  • Kasich on Meet the Press

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The Wednesday Read: Montana’s Special Election

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Unless a great Libertarian candidate for Montana’s open At-Large House seat is nominated to run, the choice between Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte will be a tough one for this blogger. Maybe it will be a tough choice for you, too.

So heads-up to these candidates and their staffers – you have some selling to do in the next 79 days.

Here are some of my thoughts about the race between Rob Quist and Greg Gianforte.

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