It’s better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. – Diane Grant
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, humor, and bluntness.
One thing is for certain – you will be smarter by reading this column!
This week’s topics include the Powerball lottery, Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, Jon Tester & the Weapons Generation Facility, unemployment, Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, defense spending, government spending, quality-of-living rankings, Paul Manafort, Ann Coulter & miles of border wall built, plus much more!
Always remember that someone else is happy with much less than you have. – Unknown
Welcome to the big column to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!
If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!
Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:
The way we treat people we strongly disagree with is a report card on what we have learned about love, compassion, and kindness. – Marc & Angel Chernoff
Covington Catholic High School is a private, all-male, high school in Park Hills, Kentucky. It has between 500-600 students.
In case you missed it, videos surfaced of dozens of Covington students in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington after the March for Life, chanting as they do at games, wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and appearing to be in a standoff with an elderly Native American man. (NY Times)
Some reports said the students were mocking participants of the Indigenous Peoples March.
The spotlight grew so bright that the school issued a statement apologizing saying the “behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.” The school also said they would investigate and take appropriate action up to and including expulsion.
Those on the left went wild in condemning the students.