Thursday Numbers

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Quote of the day…

One minute you’re young and fun. And the next, you’re turning down the stereo in your car to see better. –Anonymous

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 unemployment claims, body bags, sale of alcoholic beverages, coronavirus deaths in a single day, coronavirus/Trump poll, gas prices, checking temperatures, REO Speedwagon, earthquake, Trump & Facebook, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

To many of my readers, your children will be starting back to school this week – congratulations on making it through another summer!  But to some, there’s one big holiday left before classes start again, so hang in there you’ve almost got it made.  I personally prefer school starting after Labor Day and ending before Memorial Day.

To celebrate the end to another fabulous summer, this is a special “Caught My Eye!” You really need to read it and catch that “end of summer” feeling!  To the new folks visiting for the first time, Caught My Eye is my weekly look at the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – offered up with some commentary and sometimes a bit of sarcasm!

This week we take a look at a special road trip, picketing, Michael Vick, Wi-Fi names, earthquake jokes, Danica, Cheney, school starting, high school football and more. Oh yes, I share some of the e-mails from “My Political Inbox,” too!

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Caught My Eye…

My prayers go out to the folks in Japan this morning. Japan suffered a massive earthquake with much devastation, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers in the following days. Prayer does work!

In this week’s Caught My Eye, I give my thoughts on potholes, toilets, hotdogs, March Madness, gas prices and I check out the e-mails that came into my political inbox. There’s more!

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