Thursday Numbers

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 National Parks, unemployment, NFL schedule, Veterans Choice Program & Jon Tester, #Happy420, University of Montana, Elsie Arntzen, University of California, Berkeley, & Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Patriots at the White House, Jason Chaffetz quits, best pro players by the numbers, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Georgia, Montana, Daines, Elsie, & Ivanka

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

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

  • Georgia Special Election
  • Get Ready Montana
  • A Beef with Daines’ Trip
  • Working for Elsie
  • It’s Good to be Ivanka

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Caught My Eye…

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. – Kofi Annan

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 on today include Guns in the Capitol, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Obamacare, independent candidates, Presidential polls, Stephen K. Bannon, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Vogel, Motl, the Six, & Emails

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling

These items caught my attention for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Randy Vogel
  • Jonathan Motl
  • State of Montana Emails
  • The Six

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Thursday Numbers

My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose. – Donald Trump

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 voters in Montana, unemployment, Help Wanted, first 100 days, exit polling, voter turnout, McCone County Montana, Big Horn County Montana, Montana legislature, Elsie Arntzen, final numbers, campaign literature, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, President-elect Donald Trump, Cleveland Browns, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Election Bloodbath

In the state of Montana, the Republicans almost wiped out the Democrats in statewide races. It was a bloodbath.

It all started with Democrat U.S. House candidate Denise Juneau losing to incumbent Republican Ryan Zinke. I never actually thought that race would be close. It wasn’t.

There are still votes to be counted because for some reason election after election it seems the Montana election officials have problems election night counting the votes. I checked some national maps at 6:30 a.m. and states like Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, and Utah all had 99% of their votes counted. Montana had 90% at that time (78% of precincts reporting).

So we wait, and wait, and wait.

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Caught My Eye…

For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth. – Bo Bennett

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 this week include Linda’s conspiracy theory, deleting emails, Rick Perry, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)! This is the 316th edition of this non-award winning column.

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 this week include my analysis of the Montana gubernatorial debate, Congressional Inventions Caucus, The Western Word picks the winning candidates (so far), Values Bus Tour, Bruce!, Between Two Ferns, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

Get your coffee! Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME). We’re coming to you from The Western Word world headquarters which is just a few (thousand) miles west of Aleppo, Syria! (Map for Gary Johnson)

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 this week include Zinke’s First Campaign Ad, Municipal Court & contempt, TWW picks the winning candidates (so far), Commander-in-Chief Forum, Colin Powell’s Advice, Charter Spectrum cable TV, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell

Welcome to Wednesday! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into an “Odds & Ends” or “potpourri” column. Today is one of those days!

By the way, with the election season heating up you really need to follow The Western Word on Twitter and like The Western Word’s Facebook page! You can even subscribe to this blog (see the box on the right).

The “Political Odds & Ends” today include these topics:

  • Cascade County Attorney John Parker
  • MT Republican Legislators & Education
  • Montanans for Community Development
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan?

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