Thursday Numbers

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. – E. B. White

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” Are you ready for Christmas? Me neither…

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 the Presidential debate, Montana Public Service Commission, climate change, Scholastic & James Patterson, unemployment, omnibus spending bill, red kettle, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Thriller, Golden State Warriors, inmates in Montana, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of May! I’m glad you stopped by!

If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

PLEASE NOTE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Please consider yourself warned.

This week I write about incentive payments, Electric City Power, hiring veterans, The Weather Channel, Brian Schweitzer, Social Security Administration, explosives, Ted Cruz, Cheap Trick, morning after pill, Chicago Newspaper Guild job opening, hearings about extraterrestrials, and bin Laden. There’s a lot more so read on! Continue reading

REO Speedwagon: Still Rolling

For a couple hours on Tuesday night in Great Falls, Montana, REO Speedwagon took the crowd of 5000 away from their worries of unemployment, the national debt, war, and united the young and the old with old-fashioned ear-splitting rock and roll.

It was just a normal Tuesday night for REO – a sixteen song set list that had something for everyone from the 1973 song “Ridin’ the Storm Out” to the 1971 political song “Golden Country” – they’ve been doing these shows in one form or the other since 1967.

More importantly, this was a chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of REO’s greatest selling album from 1981 titled, “Hi Infidelity.”  So hearing REO kick off the concert with “Don’t Let Him Go” and continuing with “Keep on Loving You,” “In Your Letter,” “Someone Tonight,” “Tough Guys” and “Take it on the Run” from that album was nothing short of a classic rock celebration. Continue reading