Thursday Numbers

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“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 turkeys, football coaches, black bears, beer money, unemployment, stoves, healthcare, Joe’s birthday, gay marriage, diabetes, traffic jams, pregnancy, Glacier National Park, Philadelphia 76ers, and a lot more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word – are you ready for your free dose of knowledge?

“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 Fox News & Bin Laden, Taylor Swift, CNN, Keystone XL pipeline, unemployment, Democratic Party, sinkholes, statements from Montana politicians, GOP 2015 Calendar, U.S. Senate, YouTube, President Barack Obama, earthquake, first female president of the Montana Senate, the circus is coming, and a whole lot more!

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Tuesday Potpourri

Here we are folks – Super Tuesday.  I know I know I’m yawning, too.  Today is “Tuesday Potpourri” day where I take a look at some of the more interesting stories I’ve read in the last 24 hours.

Mark your calendars:  Wednesday (tomorrow) morning I will be making a special announcement right here at The Western Word – one that will require you to have your debit or credit card handy.  So be sure to stop by!

Today I write about Barbara Bush, Bin Laden, terrorists, Walter, a treatise, silliness from a District Court, Milking it, O’Reilly and Cebull, and being in the red.  There’s a lot more…

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Photo of the Week

Great Falls is Montana’s military town. Often you will see signs around Great Falls welcoming units back to Montana from their deployments. I know it was a nice feeling to see the signs when I was serving in the military, and I am sure the military personnel serving now (and their families) appreciate seeing the signs.

The photo of the sign (below) was spotted on 10th Avenue South in Great Falls a few days ago, and I just happened to have my camera with me last night to snap a photo:

I’m sure I will be renting all my equipment from this store here on out…

Caught My Eye…

Hello Caught My Eye (CME) fans – congrats for making it to another wonderful Friday. You’ve worked hard this week and you deserve a few minutes just for yourself to read Caught My Eye.

You have my permission!

If this is your first time reading CME, welcome to the almost “award winning” weekly column. In CME, I take a look (sometimes with sarcasm) at stories that I did not have time to write about during this week.

This week I take a look at bin Laden, millionaires, a goat, bras and panties, my political inbox, political practices, a kangaroo and MORE.  Here we go…. Continue reading

The Fog of War and Politics

Sorry to my faithful readers for being a little late posting my column this morning…

The first I heard about the finding and killing of Osama bin Laden was when I checked my Twitter feed Sunday night. If you are like me, I check Twitter about a thousand times a day for my news. I have more Google Alerts and Twitter followers than friends…and they are nicer, too.

Soon after hearing the news, my TV was on, the laptop was on, and I was getting ready for the big announcement like most Americans.

I was proud. I was relieved. I was cautiously happy because there are so many bad people in the world that someone else will surely step up and take bin Laden’s place – but we got the sucker and being a veteran of the United States military, I am proud of my active duty buddies!

Many times when something big happens in the world there’s so much information flowing out it is almost like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hydrant. This successful military mission has exceeded our wildest imagination in this information world. Continue reading