Thursday Numbers

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. – Winston Churchill

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 the defense bill, AmeriCorps, unemployment, sexual abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses, U.S. Space Force poll results, Aerosmith, Congressional approval ratings, Twitter & Alex Jones, July was hot, and inmates on the fire lines.

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The Wednesday Read: Pearl Jam – Concert & Poster

Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • The Pearl Jam Concert
  • The Pearl Jam Poster

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Gianforte Ad, Sea-Tac, & Poll

The older I get, the earlier it gets late. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Gianforte for U.S. Congress Campaign Ad
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  • TWW Poll: U.S. Space Force?

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TWW Poll: Space Force?

Now the time has come to write the next great chapter in the history of our armed forces, to prepare for the next battlefield where America’s best and bravest will be called to deter and defeat a new generation of threats to our people and to our nation. The time has come to establish the United States Space Force. – Vice President Mike Pence 08/09/18

Today’s poll here at The Western Word asks, “Do you agree with the Trump Administration’s plan to create the U.S. Space Force?”

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

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Published in: on August 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm  Comments (2)  
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Caught My Eye…

No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around. – Unknown

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Great Falls Public Schools, U.S. Space Force, Chain Migration, Trump & Mueller, and One More Thing!

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale & Trump, Ohio Special Election, & More

Be careful when you blindly follow the masses. Sometimes the M is silent. – Unknown

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale’s New Campaign Ad
  • Ohio 12th District Special Election
  • Be in the Know

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Bullock, Counting Bills, NRA, & Trump

No matter how bad it gets I’m always rich when I go to the dollar store. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Bullock & Butter Cow
  • If You’re Counting at Home
  • NRA & Financial Crisis
  • Trump & LeBron & Lemon
  • TWW Poll

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Published in: on August 7, 2018 at 6:15 am  Comments Off on Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Bullock, Counting Bills, NRA, & Trump  
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TWW Poll: Is the Media the Enemy?

President Donald J. Trump has said several times that the media is the “enemy” of the people. (Source)

Today’s poll here at The Western Word asks, “Is the media the enemy of the people?”

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Published in: on August 6, 2018 at 6:42 am  Comments (4)  
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The Sunday Message

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)

I think it’s important that we pray for our leaders. I may not have voted for some of the leaders or even agree with them on many things, but I want them to be safe and for our city, county, state, and country to do well.

The Hill and other media reported that at President Trump’s rally in Ohio, Gary Click, a pastor, and member of the Ohio GOP’s State Central Committee, delivered the prayer ahead of Trump’s remarks, asking for God to “protect our President and his family with a shield of faith, Lord.”

That’s cool. I can agree with those words.

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Published in: on August 5, 2018 at 5:15 am  Comments (2)  
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Caught My Eye…

In fact, as I know — as far as I know, I’m the first Press Secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders 08/02/18

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME 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 – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include the best haircut poll results, Debates, QAnon, and One More Thing featuring Kathleen Williams and Danni.

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