Thursday Numbers

I am as swift as a gazelle. An old one. With arthritis. Run over by a Land Rover. Eight days ago. – Unknown

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 and humor.

This week’s topics include the Powerball lottery, unemployment, lobbyists in Washington, Montana Legislature, Delta Air Lines Flight 89, Bernie & Elizabeth, the impeachment walk, NFL playoffs, climate conditions, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. – Lewis Mumford

Disclaimer: Here at The Western Word I use my personal email for work-related matters…

With next Friday being Christmas and the Friday after that being New Year’s Day, this will be the last “Caught My Eye” of 2015. This is the 279th “Caught My Eye” of all time.

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 Gov. Steve Bullock & Lt. Gov. Angela McLean, State Rep. Tom Burnett, Montana’s DUIs, millennial Muslims, Obama & Guns, Dakota Prukop, chemtrails, plus much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down. – Wilson Mizner

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!

The “Odds & Ends” today include these topics:

  • Great Falls Election Results
  • Daines Endorses Rubio
  • Chemtrails
  • Anonymous & KKK
  • The Parade
  • College Football Playoffs

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are several stories that caught my attention:

  • Great Falls School Board Election
  • The “Rainbow” Forecast
  • Montana Speed Limit Increase
  • Chemtrails
  • Marathon Kiss
  • The AF General & Native Americans

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations – You made it to Friday and to another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

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. Sometimes I throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or maybe both.

Today I write about Bullock and Tester, Planned Parenthood, Chemtrails, Max Baucus, Little People, plus we have a group that is Making Montana Proud!

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Get down! Shut up!

Yesterday the Washington Examiner reported“Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against an American on American soil, he wrote in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.”

Oh no. Holder said “can imagine.”

Politico reported that Sen. Rand Paul said this means “Americans could be killed while they’re ‘eating dinner’ or ‘at a cafe.’”

In other words, that means people like me who eat a lot are more likely to be killed by a drone. This is terrible news for the restaurant business…

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