Thursday Numbers

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. – Yogi Berra

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 the Cascade County mill levy, unemployment, President Donald Trump, Montana State University, traffic fatalities, World Series, legalizing marijuana, job approval, National Parks fee increase, VA quality ratings, hurricane relief, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Las Vegas

Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. – Claire McCaskill

I’m skipping my normal Tuesday column, “Terrific News Tuesday” to comment about the shooting Las Vegas.

We saw plenty of “thoughts and prayers” comments and posts after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

The President even took time out to talk about it Monday morning. He’s even going to visit Las Vegas this week because that is what Presidents do.

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Monday’s Political Odds & Ends

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge. – Arnold H. Glasow

Hello Monday…

Today is another one of those days in which there are several major political stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • Republican Governors Association
  • Steve Bullock & Fundraising
  • Ted Cruz & Montana
  • Bumper Sticker Update
  • Dialing for Dollars

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. – Isaac Asimov

Welcome to Wednesday! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • MT House District 19
  • Champ Edmunds
  • Obama’s Budget
  • Montana AFL-CIO
  • Montana Democrats
  • New Hampshire

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Caught My Eye…

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. – Vince Lombardi

Welcome to the big show to end the week – the first “Caught My Eye” (CME) of February!

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.

Today’s topics that caught my eye this week include Daines & Social Security & Guns, Tester & Terrorism, Zinke & the Draft, John Walsh, Montana Political Reporting, Clinton & Powell & Rice Emails, NFL Pro Bowl, TWW Super Bowl poll results, plus my Super Bowl 50 prediction!

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Thursday Numbers

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain

Welcome to the “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 the New Hampshire primary, the California lottery, World Cancer Day, NFL concussions, Dan Quayle, Super Bowl 50, Obama’s job approval rating, Facebook, issues Republicans & Democrats agree about, Prop Bets, Denise Juneau, and much more!

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