Thursday Numbers

I’ve had the fame and the joy of getting laughter – those are gifts. – Mary Tyler Moore

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 the Mega Millions & Powerball lotteries, unemployment, hush money, Dow Jones, Mary Tyler Moore, Brent Musburger, cell phone bill, federal hiring freeze, Trump approval rating, Twitter, U.S. House candidates, U.S. Senate Youth Program, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Are you ready? It’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT) because everyone needs a little good news once in awhile.

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Stuff the Bus
  • Special Olympics
  • MontanaFair
  • Football
  • Brent Musburger
  • Josh Huestis

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Caught My Eye…

Happy Pi Day 2014! Thanks for stopping by.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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.

Everyone and everything is fair game!

Today I write about Yellowstone County Republicans, Emergency War Orders & Malmstrom AFB, Republicans who filed as Democrats, Montana High School Association, Brent Musburger, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Funniest Pinterest Pins of the Week, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud – so read on!

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Now that was domination…

It did not take long on Monday night for viewers to see which team was better in the BCS National Championship. It took the Alabama Crimson Tide a little less than three minutes to march 82 yards and score the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-0 on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. After the Irish went three and out, the Tide went on a 10 play 61 yard drive to go up 14-0.

Then the Irish then went three and out again. Alabama scored again and that pretty much took the fight out of the fighting Irish.

They were up 35-0 before the Irish scored. Alabama won the game 42-14. That was their second straight national title and third in four years.

The most exciting thing during the game happened when, with it getting out of hand, viewers were treated to camera shots of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb (who is also Miss Alabama). Twitter went wild when ESPN commentator Brent Musburger (age 73), said, “You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she’s also Miss Alabama and that’s AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.” He then added, “You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow.”

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