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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Caught My Eye…

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S Truman

Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Motl v. Wittich, Roasting Bullock, Adam Sanchez Jr, Gazette & Daines/Zinke, the Iowa Caucus, alcohol deliveries, plus much more!

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell

Welcome to Wednesday! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into an “Odds & Ends” or “potpourri” column. Today is one of those days!

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The “Political Odds & Ends” today include these topics:

  • Cascade County Attorney John Parker
  • MT Republican Legislators & Education
  • Montanans for Community Development
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan?

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Wow – it’s hard to believe that this is the last day of September. At least with October we’ll have some baseball playoffs to watch (if you can find the channel), plus football kicks into high gear. We also have hunting season – so watch out!

By the way, there are about a gazillion new laws taking effect October 1 here in Montana. This is because the Montana legislature circus met in Helena earlier this year. OK, there are not a gazillion new laws, just 165 according to the story from the Associated Press. Some even make sense!

The “Odds & Ends” today include these topics:

  • Sanchez Case
  • Funding the Government
  • Planned Parenthood Hearing
  • Edward Snowden

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Caught My Eye…

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

Welcome to Friday and “Caught My Eye” (CME). If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 Montana GOP vs Montana Attorney General, Tester & the Iran Nuclear Agreement, letters of apology, Hillary’s email server, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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