Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” I’m glad you stopped by!

If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers, so consider yourself warned.

This week I write about the Bush Library, Max Baucus, Brian Schweitzer, unemployment, elephant bird, National Guard job losses, Gun Owners for Reform, Approval ratings, Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kansas City Chiefs, and much more! Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE:  By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers, so consider yourself warned.

This week I write about President Obama’s budget, fundraising for the Presidential library, executive pay, the Postal Service, unemployment, Sally Jewell, Montana Legislature, Anthony Weiner, Carol the elephant, obesity, K.C. Royals, egg salad, and much more!

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10 Years and a Wake-up

On this date 10 years ago (the evening March 19, 2003, here in the USA) the invasion of Iraq began. At that time I supported the war. I was not alone. A Gallup Poll taken right after the war started showed 76% of Americans supported the war.

The Great Falls (MT) Tribune is asking their readers this morning, “Was the Iraq War a mistake?” The answer to that question is really pretty simple: It was a mistake. 10 years ago most folks believed it was the right thing to do because almost everyone believed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and they feared he would use them.

It’s OK to Monday morning quarterback the Iraq War to prevent us from repeating those mistakes.

It seemed almost everywhere we looked back then someone was beating the war drum to take out Saddam Hussein – both Democrats and Republicans – and it became a slippery slope. Around 40 governments participated (in some capacity) in the Iraq War.

For some reason the checks and balances that normally strangle our government (and other governments) failed. It’s interesting to watch some of the news networks today playing clips of politicians from both parties saying in 2003 that we needed to take Saddam Hussein out.  Continue reading

Campaign 2012: RNC Convention

The Republican National Convention gets started for real today, but Monday they stepped aside for Tropical Storm Isaac.  There were still several things that caught my attention from Monday – things you need to know!

Today I write about Governor Babcock, Daines speaking, Rehberg and lobbyists, Romney not understanding, a Thursday mystery speaker, prayers for Specter, Drinking the Storm Away, Republicans attempting to dance, and sharing time with Isaac.  There’s a lot more so read on… Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Happy Flag Day!  Please take a moment today to think about the history of our flag and about those who died protecting it.  God bless our country and those who protect us!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE:  By reading this column you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites!  You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about running up a tab, selling a town, toothpicks, unemployment, the pledge, stars, stripes, a special birthday, the annual hoedown, a perfect game, voting, Pearl Jam packages, speeding, public indecency, Goodfellas, a rancher, blame, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Friday, June 1, 2012 – I like how that sounds!  Congratulations on making it to another weekend as well as another month!

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  Here is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write or comment about during the week – and I often sprinkle them with a touch of sarcasm just to liven it up!

WARNING:  Before proceeding please understand that everyone and everything is fair game…

Today I write about Tester in San Francisco, unemployment, Politwoops, the Bush portrait, John Edwards, drunk driving, e-mails from my political inbox, walls of money, poll results, and creationism!  There’s a lot more so read on… Continue reading

Monday Morning Politics

Welcome to Monday and another week!  Have no fear – The Western Word (TWW) will be with you each and every day providing you with that independent commentary you’ve come to love and enjoy!  We’ll get through this week together, I promise.

If you are a new visitor to TWW, “Monday Morning Politics” is where I put together several of the political stories from the past weekend all in one place for your reading pleasure.  I also offer some commentary about these stories often laced with just a little snarkiness…

Today I write about new ballot instructions, HD 18, write-in candidate, Tester critiques Obama, Mom’s lessons, a new video, women candidates, Olszewski visits DC, no production, Newsweek cover, Lieutenant Dan, Bush in Montana, and much more!

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More Flexibility

It’s been interesting to see the responses to the comments made by President Barack Obama to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev regarding America’s Missile Defense.

I really don’t think the sky is falling, but the remarks did give the Republicans something to raise money on, so be on the lookout for e-mails from the GOP telling us about “secret plots” by Obama for his second term.  We might even see the GOP send us e-mails saying that Obama will be calling us “comrade” if he wins a second term – and look for the 1984 film “Red Dawn” make a comeback this summer!  Wolverines!!!

According to ABC News, this was what was picked up by microphones: Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

You’ve almost got it made – just today and Friday and the weekend is here!  Congrats!

My faithful readers know that almost every Thursday, we examine the numbers and the stories behind the numbers here at The Western Word.  This week is very interesting as we take a look at pizza, bears, money lost, vacation days, child poverty, unemployment compensation, and much more – so read on… Continue reading