Thursday Numbers

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason. ― Pravinee Hurbungs

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 Walmart, Montana Cash lottery, unemployment, Larry Nassar, Super Bowl, Justice Department, sanctuary cities, White House personnel, Mueller investigation, Jon Tester, most educated states, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Steve Daines, Baseball Hall of Fame, Elton John, Tammy Duckworth, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. – Barack Obama

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 national debt now and in 2008, unemployment, Obama poll, Trump polls, rising temperatures, GOP dinner, Trump donates, Governor’s Inaugural Ball, Twitter followers, NorthWestern Energy, Baseball Hall of Fame, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. – Will Rogers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of 2016! Are you stoked?

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 jackpot, unemployment, Greg Gianforte, Governor Steve Bullock, Baseball Hall of Fame, George & Barbara Bush, criminal background checks, Obamacare, NFL playoffs, gun deaths, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

And just like that it’s Thursday – and your weekly dose of knowledge awaits!

In case you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about the national debt, the Bullock campaign, female lawmakers, veterans in Congress, Elvis, Montana Legislature, John Thune, unemployment, independent voters, coldest cities, John Boehner, Sarah Laszloffy, Charlie Hebdo, baseball Hall of Fame, and much more.

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The Sunday Message

1 Corinthians 9:24 (NCV)
You know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. So run to win!

But don’t cheat…

2 Timothy 2:5 (NCV)
Also an athlete who takes part in a contest must obey all the rules in order to win.

This past week three former baseball players received enough votes to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The honor was overshadowed some by talk about the steroid era. During that time some baseball players used performance-enhancing drugs (PED) to enhance their already great talent. Some voters are adamant that nobody from that era should get into the hall of fame, even if they did not get caught or test positive for PEDs. Basically a few folks believe just playing during that time means you don’t deserve entry into the Hall of Fame.

Several athletes that I thought highly of, and I defended vigorously on this website, confessed to using the PEDs. The last one was Lance Armstrong. Although Armstrong contended for years and years that he was clean, he finally admitted to cheating.

Maybe this sounds weird to non-believers, but I bet Armstrong feels better after coming clean. He no longer lives a lie. He can start rebuilding his life.

It’s like confessing your sins to God – you feel better afterwards. The Bible says in 1 John 1:9 (NCV), But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.

Although people may take longer to forgive those of us who have messed up, God’s forgiveness is automatic – if we ask!

 

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome! Thanks for taking time out of your day to read “Thursday Numbers.”

If this is your first time, 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 nukes, Max Baucus, unemployment, John Lewis, light bulbs, empowering women, Kim Jong-un and Dennis Rodman, Montana State Prison, congress, deferred prosecution, and the baseball Hall of Fame.

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday! If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out you spend your time reading blogs they may not be that impressed…

This week I write about food stamps, 30-round magazines, airport travel, unemployment, abortion procedures, Katherine Webb, Zip Code, Rod Stewart, Pat Benatar, Inaugural Ball, Kelly LeBrock, Religion, Baseball Hall of Fame, Academy Awards, and much more…

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