Thursday Numbers

You are free to choose, but you are not free to alter the consequences of your decisions. ― Ezra Taft Benson

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 Bill Simmons, Academy Awards, unemployment claims, a milestone, age of Presidential candidates, confidence in the next presidential election, the federal deficit, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you. – Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • New Hampshire Primary
  • Roger Stone
  • Lt. Colonel Vindman

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Thursday Numbers

I am as swift as a gazelle. An old one. With arthritis. Run over by a Land Rover. Eight days ago. – Unknown

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 the Powerball lottery, unemployment, lobbyists in Washington, Montana Legislature, Delta Air Lines Flight 89, Bernie & Elizabeth, the impeachment walk, NFL playoffs, climate conditions, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read

The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. – Vince Lombardi

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • The Democratic Debate
  • Montana Campaigns
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read: The Debate

I love jokes about the eyes. The cornea the better! –Unknown

The first night of the Democratic Party presidential debates is in the books, and here at The Western Word, I managed to watch the whole thing without falling asleep! There should be an achievement medal or certificate of appreciation for this accomplishment.

Here are my thoughts…

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Caught My Eye…

Sometimes the first step towards forgiveness is realizing the other person is a complete idiot. – 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:

  • Montana Sales Tax
  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Straws and Plastic Bags
  • The Daines Tweet
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo: Trump’s Weekend, Cell Phone Ordinance, & Playoff Football

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about. – Wayne Dyer

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Trump’s Weekend
  • G.F. Cell Phone Ordinance
  • Playoff Football

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