Thursday Numbers

What if they’re not stars, but holes poked into the top of the container so we can breathe? – Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include the Mega Millions lottery, unemployment data, the DoD and the Trump Turnberry resort, Brad Tschida, firearm deaths, Justin Trudeau, NFL penalties, most/least diverse states, new Democratic primary voters poll, Eli Manning, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Tester, Scranton, Ethics, & More

The more you learn to live without, the more you’ll have to live with. – Frank A. Clark

These items caught my attention for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Gazette & Tester
  • Montana’s Elector
  • The Ethics Complaint
  • Rep. Randy Pinocci
  • REAL ID & Montana
  • Trump & Hamilton
  • Tweet of the Week

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Caught My Eye…

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

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 that I am providing commentary on this week include Tschida vs. Motl, Bozeman Daily Chronicle & pay raises, Veterans Affairs & Whistleblowers & Tester, Montana’s suicide prevention program, Brawl of the Wild, and much more!

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Montana Politics 2016: Three Things

Enjoy doing nothing, and you can enjoy doing anything. Enjoy having nothing, and you can enjoy whatever you have. – Ralph Marston

Welcome to Wednesday – also known as “Hump Day” or “Wine Wednesday” or whatever works to help you make it to the weekend! Remember to stay calm – the downward slide into the weekend starts today!

Today is another one of those days in which there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, but I have narrowed my commentary to “Three Things.”

Today’s “Three Things” are:

  • Montana Campaign Contributions
  • Gianforte’s Patch
  • Buildings & Planes & Goofballs

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Caught My Eye…

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life

-“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince
(June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016) RIP

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME).

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 State Rep. Randy Pinocci & Fairfield Sun Times, the conspiracy, Armed Forces Reserve Center, Gianforte & Facebook, Drunk Driving, the Governor’s Plane, Curt Schilling, Earth Day, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to Friday the 13th and another (almost) award-winning edition of “Caught My Eye.”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted 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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about the Commissioner of Political Practices, Ground Troops & Zinke, letters from Bullock, Daines, and Zinke, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, Ashton Carter & the Department of Defense, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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