Thursday Numbers

The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits. – Matt Taibbi

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 omnibus spending bill, Mega Millions, unemployment, Vladimir Putin, Christians, “Who will President Trump fire next” poll results, Sweet 16, disqualified candidates, Mississippi & Vermont, Benefis Health System, and much more!



TWW Poll: Who will President Trump fire next?

Who will President Trump fire next? The choices are:

  • Robert Mueller (Special Counsel)
  • H.R. McMaster (National Security Advisor)
  • Ryan Zinke (Sec. of the Interior)
  • Ben Carson (Sec. of HUD)
  • Betsy DeVos (Sec. of Education)
  • David Shulkin (Sec. of Veterans Affairs)
  • Other

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”


Published in: on March 19, 2018 at 7:26 am  Comments (1)  
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Wednesday Commentary: Government Travel

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. – Potter Stewart

You’ve probably heard about the members of the Trump Administration having problems with travel. Some are acting like a teenager with a new car and daddy’s credit card. So far, there are four who are under scrutiny for their travel.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned. There should be more resignations because the folks who are screwing up all know better.

The latest mess deals with the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, who reportedly cruised the Thames, took in sight-seeing at Westminster Abbey, and watched a Wimbledon tennis match during a 10-day European trip with his wife. The trip was half business, half pleasure. (Fortune)

Montana’s own Ryan Zinke, who is now the Department of Interior Secretary, is one of the four cabinet members who are having some problems with travel.


Published in: on October 4, 2017 at 11:35 am  Comments Off on Wednesday Commentary: Government Travel  
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Terrific News Tuesday

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories. – Steven Wright

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • The Solar Eclipse
  • Students Hold Special Class Reunion
  • VA Secretary in Montana
  • Airfares Fall


The Wednesday Read: Going Rogue, Going to Jail, & the VA Secretary

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Going Rogue
  • Go To Jail
  • VA Secretary in Helena


Published in: on August 16, 2017 at 5:58 am  Comments (1)  
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