Thursday Numbers

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include urinals at Target, unemployment, Bullock/Gianforte & Twitter, Trump delegates, the Bar Exam in Montana, Thursday Numbers number, Cruz/Fiorina reactions, Montana Public Service Commission, Fiorina’s delegate, and much more!

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Hello Monday – Welcome to 2016!

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Gianforte & the Gazette
  • Gianforte & Money
  • Cooney’s Pay Cut
  • Obama & Guns
  • Fiorina & the Rose Bowl
  • NFL Playoffs

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Caught My Eye…

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where 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 snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about flirting and politics, the Veterans Party of Montana, Iran Deal & Daines/Zinke, Great Falls to Chicago, the GOP Presidential Debate & some facts, Dislike, the Kansas City Chiefs choke, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree. – Edward Kennedy

Happy Constitution Day 2015 and 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 poverty, Full Throttle Saloon, unemployment, median income, the U.S. Constitution, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Governor’s Awards for Excellence, Montana suicides, the 50 States of America If They Were Actually People in a Bar, the Citizenship Test, the GOP Presidential debates, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado

Welcome to Friday and the big show I like to call “Caught My Eye!”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. This column is where 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 snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include the GOP Presidential debates, Malmstrom’s Visitors, Chester and the Chester Cheetah, Daines & Planned Parenthood, Gianforte donations, and much more so buckle up!

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Campaign 2016: The Ten & The Seven

Since Fox News has a show called “The Five” I think it’s perfectly OK to call the Republican Fox News/Facebook debate Thursday night “The Ten” and the debate for those candidates not fortunate enough to make the big show can be called, “The Seven.”

One big difference is “The Five” show on Fox News normally has several females participating, but “The Ten” won’t have any females and the “The Seven” will only have one, Carly Fiorina.

According to Fox News, the roster of 10 candidates was determined based on an average of the five most recent national polls.

Are you excited or what? Since Facebook is sponsoring the debate, maybe they should have the candidates attempt to post comments or a photo on their own Facebook page to see if they are at least a little tech savvy…

Here are “The Ten” who made the big show:

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

Welcome to Tuesday – time for another political potpourri edition! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide that valuable independent commentary you’ve come to love from The Western Word about:

  • State Rep. Randy Pinocci
  • Benghazi Hearings
  • Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll

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