Terrific News Tuesday

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Hey kids – it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Domestic Air Fares
  • Gas Prices
  • Small Business Workshop
  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition
  • Loyal Service

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Terrific News Tuesday

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mahatma Gandhi

Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Gas Prices
  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
  • Richie Melby & Slim Kimmel
  • Presidential Debates
  • Breweries
  • Kansas City Sports
  • Trenton, Missouri

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Thursday Numbers

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store. – Dr. Seuss

Welcome to the Christmas Eve edition of “Thursday Numbers!” Are you ready for Christmas? I think I finished shopping Wednesday which may be a personal record!

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the “12 Days of Christmas,” The Beatles, Christians, broadband Internet service, U.S. Senator Steve Daines & Christmas, Danny Berg Memorial Christmas Dinner, “Dazed and Confused” & “Everybody Wants Some,” richest game show hosts, Kobe Bryant’s toughest opponents, my third-place finish, gas prices, and much more!

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Monday’s Odd & Ends

Hello Monday! By the way, it’s just about time to start shopping for Christmas…

It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • TWW Christmas Party
  • Omnibus Bill
  • Omnibus & Sen. Tester
  • Omnibus & Sen. Daines
  • The Debates
  • Gas Prices
  • Happy Birthday

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Terrific News Tuesday

You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His views are pretty much like your own. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It’s back – another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Brock Osweiler
  • Gas Prices
  • Badger Two-Medicine
  • Texting
  • Homeless Choir

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Published in: on November 24, 2015 at 6:16 am  Comments Off on Terrific News Tuesday  
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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for dropping by The Western Word for “Thursday Numbers.” Get prepared – 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. Everyone and everything is fair game.

This week I write about federal employees, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Cascade County Detention Facility, the Montana VA, The Breakfast Club, the anti-bullying law vote, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jon Tester & Pinocchio, the Keystone Pipeline veto & Montana’s Congressional Delegation, gas prices, unemployment, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

It’s Thursday. That means tomorrow is Friday.

“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 and sometimes sarcasm.

This week I write about the 2016 presidential election, abortions, networks/cable news and the State of the Union (SOTU) speech, Tweets during the SOTU, unemployment, jury duty in Aurora, Roe vs. Wade, public school dropout age, deflated footballs, minimum wage, lowest average gas prices, and much more!

Your weekly dose of knowledge awaits…

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word. Your free dose of knowledge is ready!

“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 spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about votes cast, unemployment, Cascade County attorney, Arkansas congressional delegation, cellphone violation, women in the next congress, repealing Obamacare, voter turnout, U.S. House, Glenn Frey, “compromising and getting things done,” a new digital news channel, close contests, vacancy in office of United States senator, price of gas, and much more!

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Wednesday Potpourri

Happy first (full) day of spring – happy hump day, too!  Hang in there – the weekend is within sight.

There were just so many things to write about today that I decided to do another “Wednesday Potpourri” column – and it’s one you really need to read.

Today I write about two Libertarians, corruption in state government, gas prices, little pink slime, no pay raise, Facebook and job interviews, Veterans, and neighborhood watch.

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Montana Senate 2012: Confident?

As I was reading the news this morning, I saw the headline “Tester confident his record will stand during big re-election challenge from Rehberg.”

In case you missed the news, first-term U.S. Senator Jon Tester (Democrat) filed for re-election on Tuesday in Helena, Montana.  You can read the story HERE.

Personally, Tester saying he is “confident” about his record seems like a stretch, but each person will have to make up their own mind.  For me, when a candidate (in this case a U.S. Senator) files for re-election, it begs the question, “Are you better off now than you were six years ago?”

So I quickly jotted down nine or ten things to help me answer that question (and to help me with this column) without even thinking too much about it.  Enjoy… (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2012 at 8:40 am  Comments Off on Montana Senate 2012: Confident?  
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