Thursday Numbers

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. – Thomas Fuller

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of September! 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 unemployment, Montana GOP, medical marijuana, Steve Daines, Jon Tester, Denise Juneau, Montana highway deaths, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Walmart & toys, Susan Carstensen & Greg Gianforte, immigration, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden. – Anonymous

Welcome to the big show! If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about Malmstrom AFB, Juneau vs Zinke, Obama veto, Hillary Clinton testifies, Fan Duel/Draft Kings & Montana, Toronto Blue Jays & Kansas, plus much more!

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

Hello Monday! It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Cowgirl Blog & Phil Drake
  • Montana’s Expert Political Scientist
  • City of Great Falls
  • Gun Laws & Gallup
  • Benghazi Circus
  • Saturday Night Live

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

Hello Monday! It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Fundraising
  • The “liberal” Western Word
  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
  • The Benghazi Staffer
  • Newt Gingrich & Speaker
  • Social Security & Gas
  • Saturday Night Live

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Caught My Eye…

Note to readers: Please take a moment today to pray for the folks around Roseburg, Oregon, where a shooting occurred at a local community college.

Also, a U.S. Air Force C-130J transport plane crashed overnight at an air base in eastern Afghanistan, killing six American airmen and 5 civilians, so please pray for these brave people and their families.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both. Since I’m independent, I don’t have to worry about who gets ticked off.

Today I write about MilCon & VA Approps, Obama’s remarks about Oregon shooting, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers” which always means we are one day closer to the weekend!

By the way, there are no lines or secret lists…

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” 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 sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or send me nasty e-mails.

This week I write about General Motors, disability, Jasmine Eskew, Steve Daines, VA, Malmstrom AFB, oldest living man, Gregg Jarrett, Tara the famous feline, unemployed, Tea Party, Benghazi, the search for extraterrestrial life, Montana’s first national VA cemetery, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” Thanks for stopping by; now buckle your chinstrap!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” 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) just to make you smile or to make you shake your head.

This week I write about tourism, NBC, unemployment, Big Sky Freedom Fund, levy elections, Lois Lerner, Steve Daines, John Walsh, my mom, Ryan Zinke, Tea Party, Benghazi, the three stooges, and much more!

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When It Rains…

Yesterday I wrote about five issues the Obama Administration owns and will have to defend during the mid-term elections of 2014 and the Presidential election of 2016. You can read it HERE.

Now there are six issues. It’s very hard for a Presidential Administration to juggle six issues.

The Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday “The Justice Department [DOJ] secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press.” The AP claims the records obtained listed outgoing calls from their offices in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn.

The fourth estate was just slapped across the face, and it probably hurt a little more since it came from the Obama Administration.

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Obama: One Tough Spring

Spring is in the air. It’s a time of renewal with new flowers sprouting from the ground, gardens being planted, and the aroma of fresh-cut grass encircling the neighborhood.

I doubt many in the Obama Administration have stopped to take in the sights and sounds of spring. To say the spring of 2013 (so far) has been tough on the Obama Administration would be an understatement – and summer is still over a month away. That means people will be paying attention for a while longer before school is out and they head off on vacations.

You can bet that some of these issues will stick around and have an effect on the 2014 mid-term elections and some will be the topics of the Presidential race of 2016. Here are the top five issues that the Obama Administration (as well as Democrats) now own and will have to defend for the next few years:

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  Today is the 120th “Caught My Eye!”  This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about the Montana Legislature, Malmstrom AFB, Yellowstone County, Montana OPI recount, Public Service Commission, Daines takes DC, Cat/Griz game, Proctology, Benghazi, Ding Dongs, and much more…

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