Thursday Numbers

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. ― Soren Kierkegaard

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 Rep. Devin Nunes & CNN, guns everywhere, George Zimmerman, food stamps, unemployment claims, Obamacare, new citizens, most popular baby names, legal scholars, Bengals, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin

Here you go – your free dose of knowledge awaits!

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 I write about food stamps, unemployment, the treason petition, Hillary’s deleted emails, tickets for Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, the Montana GOP Statewide Lincoln Reagan Dinner, letter to Iran & Steve Daines, firearm owners, government is the problem, guns on campuses & keggers, preschool programs, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Political Potpourri

When there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today I provide valuable independent commentary about the plane & the governor, Food Stamps & limits, transfer of federal land, Montana veterans, and a twenty percent approval rating! There’s a lot more, so read on!

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U.S. Military: Food Stamps

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when our country with a military force that is second to none has members eligible for food stamps.

CNNMoney.com reported on Monday that food stamp redemption at military grocers hit almost $104 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.

Back in FY 2008, $31 million was spent at military grocers through food stamps. The amount spent has increased every year since.

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Caught My Eye…

Thanks for stopping by to read “Caught My Eye!”

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. By the way, I often throw in a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile – or maybe to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about the Montana Economic Development Summit, Daines and food stamps, Shutting down the government, Trust in Media, The Hammer, Key Moments in Twitter, plus there are three winners in the Making Montana Proud category!

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