Thursday Numbers

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. – Douglas MacArthur

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 lottery jackpots, Eric Bolling, Glacier National Park, unemployment, Springsteen on Broadway, New England Patriots, North Korea’s nuclear warheads, TV news anchor, University of Montana, Postal Service, Billboard Hot 100 charts, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)! This is the 316th edition of this non-award winning column.

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 my analysis of the Montana gubernatorial debate, Congressional Inventions Caucus, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), Values Bus Tour, Bruce!, Between Two Ferns, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. – Dale Carnegie

Here are some the interesting things that caught my attention over the weekend:

  • Circular Firing Squad
  • Wilcox Exit Interview
  • Vibrantville Tale
  • Rob O’Neill
  • Springsteen Cancelation

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Thursday Numbers

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. – Yogi Berra

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 the Blackfeet Tribe, refugees, homeless in LA, ESPN layoffs, New Jersey National Guard, Pope Francis, Bruce Springsteen, Brad Johnson, Yogi Berra quotes, Marco Rubio, Montana Highway Patrol, Brian Williams, Jesus and politicians, baseball playoffs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia

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 USDA and the internet, Social Security disability benefits, Great Falls’ new bathroom, unemployment, Donald Trump, marijuana use, a bear and his beer, National Day of the American Cowboy, Bruce Springsteen, going to the movies, honey, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

Wherever this flag is flown
We take care of our own
-Bruce Springsteen

Deuteronomy 15:11 (NCV)
There will always be poor people in the land, so I command you to give freely to your neighbors and to the poor and needy in your land.

There’s been a lot of news lately about our government cutting food stamps for the poor. While that is a debate for another column, I believe as Christians it is our job to take care of those less fortunate.

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday! The big news is we are now just four days from Election Day 2012. Can you believe this is the last weekend before the big election? Are you ready for it all to end?

By Monday evening the major campaigns will have their internal (rolling) poll numbers in, and they will probably have a good idea if their Tuesday night will be filled with happiness or sadness.

To prepare for the evening, you should follow me on Twitter @TheWesternWord for all the updates!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here! It’s 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 a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile. So, get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about the Montana Governor’s poll, unemployment numbers, the Montana Statesman, American Tradition Partnership, U.S. Senate political ads, the boat crash video, Ronald Reagan, Twitter battles, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more, so read on… Continue reading