Thursday Numbers

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. – Peter Marshall

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include unemployment claims, Malmstrom AFB, mass shootings, Major League Baseball winners & losers, U.S. Supreme Court, Trump’s potty mouth, Hillary Clinton/Mike Pompeo, Amber Guyger, Great Falls (MT) weather, Steve Bullock, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. ― Zig Ziglar

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Planned Parenthood
  • Trump & Google
  • Mind Your Own…

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The Monday Memo: Barr’s Summary of Mueller Report

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it. ― George Orwell

If you watched cable news Sunday afternoon, you saw some very different opinions when Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the Mueller report to key members of Congress.

Fox News was saying the summary was historical and basically cheering about it, while MSNBC was saying there needs to be a full release of the Mueller report and some of their people were almost crying. As for CNN, Wolf Blitzer took the helm and directed coverage that was pretty vanilla.

That’s cable news in 2019.

Those who lean to the right are cheering about Barr’s summary and saying that President Trump is exonerated. Those on the left are saying that the full report needs to be made public and that there will be more hearings in Congress and that Trump is not exonerated.

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Thursday Numbers

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. ― Dr. Seuss

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 Mega Millions jackpot, “Go Fund Me” for the wall update, Montana Millionaire lottery, unemployment, Christmas and social media, Donald Trump’s 2018 in numbers, most admired man and woman for 2018, the partial federal government shutdown, pay increases for our troops fact check, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Pay Raise, Abuse of Power, & Thanksgiving

Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • MT Lawmakers Pay Raise
  • Abuse of Power
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Ivanka, Sarah’s New Rules, & Football

Don’t be afraid of being different; be afraid of being the same as everyone else. –Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Ivanka Trump
  • Sarah’s New Rules
  • Monday Night Football

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