Thursday Numbers

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E.B. White

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 Montana’s Primary Election, Beth Baker, unemployment, oysters, the obituary, Liberty County Patriots, gambling, the news, cloning animals, Jon Tester’s 15th bill, the NBA Finals, and much more!

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Remember When

Yesterday when I was trolling the web, I happened to read a Guest Column in the Missoulian written by Bob Brown and 17 cosigners (nine Republicans and nine Democrats).

It will probably being showing up in a Montana newspaper in your town, soon. You can read it HERE.

They are endorsing Beth Baker for the Montana Supreme Court. They wrote about the good old days when politics was less a “blood sport” and more “bipartisan” – kind of like a “remember when we were important” piece with some kind words thrown in about Baker.

The funny thing was that nobody commented about the column, nor did they post it on Facebook or Tweet it. Maybe nobody cares about the past bipartisanship these cosigners wrote about. Maybe people are just glad they no longer serve in the Legislature. Continue reading