Thursday Numbers

I accidentally wore a red shirt to Target today and, long story short, I’m covering for Debbie this weekend. –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 NorthWestern Energy, unauthorized immigrants, General Motors, unemployment, Nancy Pelosi, most charitable states, Montana highway deaths, College Football Playoff Rankings, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Candidate Filing, Oprah, & Football

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Candidate Filing
  • Oprah 2020
  • Roll Tide

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Published in: on January 9, 2018 at 8:45 am  Comments Off on Tuesday Commentary: Candidate Filing, Oprah, & Football  
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Tuesday Commentary: Fees, Edwards, and Football

*I hope you like the new look for 2018. Let me know your thoughts in the comments or send me an email. This “theme” is one I used many years ago. -JmB

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson

Happy New Year! Today’s commentary deals with:

  • More Fees
  • What about Bob?
  • I Love Football

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. – Alfred A. Montapert

Today I take a look at State Government emails, guns in checked baggage, Make Russia Great Again, Residential Snowplowing, National Championship poll results, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

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 Zinke & Public lands, Montana Legislature, Quist for Congress, E-CITY Beat, College Football, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

Things don’t have to change the world to be important. – Steve Jobs

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 Powerball lottery, unemployment, gonorrhea & Montana, Montana Republican Party, candidate filing, graduation rate, State of the Union speech, U.S. House, Republican Presidential debate, Nick Saban, Pro Picks contest, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.Chanakya

Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Big Sandy, Montana
  • State of the Union
  • College Football National Championship
  • Super Bowl I
  • Playboy Mansion

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Published in: on January 12, 2016 at 6:16 am  Comments Off on Terrific News Tuesday  
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Thursday Numbers

We are back after taking last Thursday off for Thanksgiving. I hope you had a great holiday!

Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about Mega Millions, free preventative care, federal disability benefits, unemployment, Mike Tomlin, CenturyLink versus Arrowhead, Sandy Hook calls, roadkill permits, could it be Satan, Affordable Care Act, College Football Bowl schedule, Florida State/Ohio State, air pocket, the temperature, and much more!

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Just Football…

Oh my…I managed to watch a lot of football over the past week – and it was (mostly) all good – but now we are getting down to crunch time!

The NFL playoffs are set.  The FCS championship is this Saturday.  The mythical major college football National Championship game is Monday night.

I write about all that and also some highlights from the bowl games, an NFL record, some impressive performances, the draft order, the FCS Championship, and much more!

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Published in: on January 3, 2012 at 8:31 am  Comments Off on Just Football…  
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Just Football…

Oh man…nothing in football (and I mean nothing) compares to Arrowhead Stadium during a night game – and nothing much is better than Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers fumbling a snap and giving my Chiefs one more chance – and they won it!

Today is November 1 (you can take your mask off) so that means that real football is upon us. High school teams are starting or already into the playoffs, college teams are getting ready for the stretch run, and NFL teams are starting to figure out what kind of team they have.

My NFL picks were just a little better last week; I got nine correct and missed on four.  That’s two better than last week!

In case this is your first time reading “Just Football” then welcome! Just about every Tuesday during football season, I take a look at some of the NFL teams, major college and FCS games, throw in some high school football, plus a few pieces of info you won’t get anywhere else. (more…)

Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 9:09 am  Comments Off on Just Football…  
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