Thursday Numbers

You will never win if you never begin. – Helen Rowland

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 unemployment, household income, Steven Mnuchin, Great Falls City Commission primary election, rain and snow, rats in D.C., teddy bears, Kobe Bryant, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, congressional approval, Michael Lange, mowing the White House lawn, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Quist Campaign Signs
  • Gianforte’s Loan
  • Pence on a Horse
  • Game 7

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Monday’s Quick Hits

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. – Francis Bacon

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Sanders & Quist
  • Won Battle/Lost War
  • Mail-Only Voting
  • Montana Legislature & Infrastructure
  • Thank You Scott

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

Today’s quick hits include:

  • Bumper Sticker Mania
  • Social Security
  • Great Falls flooding
  • Blog of the Week

There’s much more, so watch out…

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Four Things for Wednesday…

Through chunks of hail, flash floods, and tears from having my tomato crop (my one and only plant) destroyed in the storm, nothing can keep me from posting my daily column!

Are you ready?

Here are four things you need to read today:

  • Trump Self-Destruction Tour
  • Bernie vs Debbie
  • The Blago Appeal
  • Elway vs Osweiler

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Final Super Tuesday Analysis

Election night is kind of like the Super Bowl to political junkies like me. Thanks to all those who texted, emailed, tweeted and re-tweeted The Western Word last night. It was fun – let’s do it again in November!

One thing was pretty evident as the races unfolded last night: The candidates who sent their bumper stickers to The Western Word did well on Primary Election Day.

Thanks to all the people who ran for elective office – you make this country great. All the results are still unofficial.

Here are some results and comments about Cascade County Elections, Montana Supreme Court #3 (Juras, Sandefur, & Mills), Public Service Commission #2 (Bushman vs. O’Donnell), SD-10 (Fitzpatrick vs. J.C. Kantorowicz), HD-19 (McKamey vs. Pinocci), HD-20 (Anderson vs. Buck), HD-22 (Sheldon-Galloway vs. Loney), Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders.

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Thursday Numbers

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. – Robert A. Heinlein

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 debt, Clinton & Sanders, the Billings escapee, unemployment, Kansas, Trump, Bill Kristol, Major League Baseball, Zinke & Vietnam veterans, the big alligator, Gianforte & Robinson, Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris, special session, Bullock & Cooney, Obama & Hiroshima, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. – H. L. Mencken

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME) – and the good news is that this is CME #300.

300 – Let that sink in just a moment. I can’t wait to read the congratulatory messages from the President, Senators, Representatives, Ambassadors, foreign leaders, and teenagers.

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 this week include Trump in Montana, Montana Political Donations, Montana Democrats & Accountability, Gianforte Welcomes Candidate, Gianforte’s problem, Daines is Learning, Memorial Day, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. – William Butler Yeats

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about these important issues:

  • Zinke Endorses Trump
  • MBA Debate
  • Bumper Sticker Mania & Kristen Juras
  • State Senate District 10
  • Jesse O’Hara
  • McDonald & Disneyland

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Caught My Eye…

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. – Terry Pratchett

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME) – and the good news is that this is CME #299. How cool is that?

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 this week include Clinton/Trump in Billings, the new anti-Gianforte Ad “Believe,” Senate District 10 battle, comments about my recent column, bumper sticker mania, former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, Armed Forces Day, plus a lot more!

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