Thursday Numbers

The Western Word is coming to you, STILL, I repeat STILL, coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

Quote of the day…

When I was your age, I had to walk 10 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel. –Anonymous

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 Census forms in the mail, unemployment claims, coronavirus cases/deaths, Secretary of the Navy’s trip, airline travel, coronavirus poll, Easter & coronavirus, Apollo 13, Census self-response rate, chilling new coronavirus study, plus much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Coming to you, Coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana that also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

People are like books; some deceive us with their cover, and others surprise us with their content. – 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 Service Employees International Union, debate viewers, unemployment, Guam compensation, federal hate crime, U.S. position in the world today, a new mini-moon, obesity, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: North Korea, Heenan, & Edwards

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu

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

  • North Korea & Trump
  • Heenan Announces Run for Congress
  • Sheriff Bob Edwards

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USAF/Risch: Dropping the Ball

“She was the light and energy of her family, and she will be greatly missed, especially her beautiful smile.”  Obituary of 19-year-old Kelsey Sue Anderson

Many readers may never experience the heartbreak of losing a child. I can’t imagine the grief that families go through when dealing with the tragedy of a child dying so young. To add to the heartache, the family of Airman 1st Class Kelsey Sue Anderson of Idaho is getting the runaround from the United States Air Force (USAF) and very little assistance from their United States Senator, Jim Risch.

Airman Anderson was a member of the USAF and was assigned duties with Security Forces on the beautiful island of Guam. She had been there about five months before her death on June 9, 2011.

The USAF says that Airman Anderson was “the apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound from her own service weapon” according to a story from the Associated Press.

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