Thursday Numbers

Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. – John C. Maxwell

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 suicide prevention, unemployment, Dennis Hastert, classified briefings, NFL draft, ESPN, Montana AFL-CIO Convention, U.S. House poll, Presidential poll, national monuments, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Rob Quist & Greg Gianforte, Kansas City Royals, Trump’s tax plan, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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 defrauding Medicare & Tricare, Mega Millions, Daines & Payment in Lieu of Taxes, unemployment, same-sex marriages, sex assaults on campus, Weyerhaeuser, Doolittle Raiders, Montana roadway deaths, U.S. House sit-in, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-Scum), top landowners in Montana, Daines & press releases, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include urinals at Target, unemployment, Bullock/Gianforte & Twitter, Trump delegates, the Bar Exam in Montana, Thursday Numbers number, Cruz/Fiorina reactions, Montana Public Service Commission, Fiorina’s delegate, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

I happened to read that former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will be sentenced next week on illegal bank structuring charges.

USA Today reports that Hastert, 74, pleaded guilty in October to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals, as part of an effort to payoff one of his former student-athletes from his days as a high school teacher and wrestling coach.

It has also been reported that prosecutors allege that Hastert abused or had inappropriate contact with at least five minor boys during his time at Yorkville High School, touching them in the “groin area and genitals” or having oral sex with them. The statutes of limitations have long passed on the alleged sexual misconduct.

Make no mistake about it; if the allegations of abuse are true then Hastert is scum in my books. The interesting part is what was written in some letters of support asking the judge to go easy on Hastert for the illegal bank structuring charge.

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay wrote that Hastert started a Wednesday bible study that the two men took part in and added, “He is a good man that loves the lord. He gets his integrity and values from Him. He doesn’t deserve what he is going through. I ask that you consider the man that is before you and give him leniency where you can.”

I am a big believer that people can change their lives. I try to be a forgiving person – but I fail often and I hold grudges. Although Hastert will only be held accountable this week for his part in the illegal bank structuring, I do believe that as a Christian we will have to stand before God and be held accountable for our past actions.

In heaven there are no statute of limitations like there are here on earth.

We can debate Hastert’s integrity and values and applaud him for starting a bible study and for his service to our country. Only God knows what is in Dennis Hastert’s heart.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.1 John 1:9 (NIV)

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Thursday Numbers

Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for. – Will Rogers

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Marco Rubio, unemployment, towing, House budget deal, this column, the NBA, Amanda Curtis, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kansas City Royals, and much more!

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Published in: on October 29, 2015 at 6:39 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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