Thursday Numbers

Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. – Christopher Reeve

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “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 sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include PILT payments, donuts, unemployment, the audit, Robbie Knievel, “Hold my beer and watch this,” heat wave, the Augusta rodeo, James Taylor, Bobby Jindal, Tom Brady, and the University of Virginia Cavaliers. There’s a lot more so read on…

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Politics 2016: Who Do You Love?

On Tuesday Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States.” With that announcement, Bush kind of jump-started the 2016 Presidential election season.

Are you ready?

With it being an open seat, that means there should be several candidates on the Republican side and several on the Democratic side “testing the water” in the coming months.

Below I have posted one of those fabulous polls from The Western Word – so pick your favorite candidate on the Republican side. If your Republican candidate is not listed, please put his/her name in the comment section or send me an e-mail.

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Caught My Eye…

Happy Friday folks and welcome to Caught My Eye! Today is special because this is the 130th Caught My Eye! The first one was posted July 23, 2010, and I’ve been posting the column almost every Friday since then (Applause). Now if I could just get paid for writing my life would be complete…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column 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 some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about SenatorBaucus.com, Jobs for Veterans, Montana Supreme Court, Indian Health Service, Women in Combat, “Wokers,” RNC Strategy, Cardigan Sweaters, Filibuster Reform, Footlongs, and much more!   Continue reading