Thursday Numbers

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason. ― Pravinee Hurbungs

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 Walmart, Montana Cash lottery, unemployment, Larry Nassar, Super Bowl, Justice Department, sanctuary cities, White House personnel, Mueller investigation, Jon Tester, most educated states, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Steve Daines, Baseball Hall of Fame, Elton John, Tammy Duckworth, and much more!

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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…

Welcome to the first “Caught My Eye” of February!

In case you are new around these parts, “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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about the Baucus confirmation vote, Steve Daines & the deleted scenes, Zinke’s joke, Mansfield-Metcalf & Cecile Richards, Girl Scout cookies & Planned Parenthood, G.I. Joe, the cleavage poll, plus there’s a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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