Thursday Numbers

Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder. – 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.

This week’s topics include unemployment, Montana, 2020 Elections, U.S. House, women/veterans in Congress, campaign material, Jeff Sessions, voter turnout, Cascade County Sheriff, Trump vs Tester, and much more!

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DHS Secretary Nielsen: Crash & Burn

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Emma Lazarus

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared in front of the White House press corps yesterday in an attempt to defend the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents who enter the U.S. illegally.

Overall Nielsen came across as cold-hearted – very cold-hearted. She seemed to be in over her head when she tried to explain things.

About the only other member of Trump’s cabinet who has a colder heart is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The funny part, if there is one, is that Nielsen contradicted many things that Sessions and other members of the President’s team said about the policy

Nielsen tried to blame Congress. I think she fails to realize that the President’s Republican Party has majorities in the Senate and House.

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Published in: on June 19, 2018 at 6:04 am  Comments Off on DHS Secretary Nielsen: Crash & Burn  
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Caught My Eye…

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage
– Limelight (Rush)

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Jon Tester/Steve Daines taking/getting credit, Rosendale & life, migrant children – are you kidding me, the IG & Comey, The Fourth Estate, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. – Henry Ward Beecher

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. This is when I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include Jeff Sessions’ Reefer Madness, Trump’s Mental Health, the 25th Amendment, JonTester keeps on rolling. High School golf in Montana, One More Thing, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: DACA & School Crossing Guards

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

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

  • DACA – My View
  • Caution Children Crossing

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Published in: on September 6, 2017 at 8:14 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: DACA & School Crossing Guards  
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The Wednesday Read: Body Slam poll, Sessions, Gianforte, & Warriors

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation’s founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation. – Joe Barton

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

  • Body Slam Poll
  • Jeff Sessions
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Golden State Warriors

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Published in: on June 14, 2017 at 4:37 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Body Slam poll, Sessions, Gianforte, & Warriors  
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Thursday Numbers

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato

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.

This week’s topics include the lottery, unemployment, snow, Christie Brinkley, presidential approval rating, attorney general, Steve Daines, Congressional job approval, University of Montana, Saturday Night Live, Oliver North, naturalization ceremonies, and much more!

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