Thursday Numbers

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

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 Trump budget, the wall, Montana & Medicaid expansion, health care, unemployment, Montana Legislature, bipartisan road trip, March madness, Butte America, Walmart, and much more!

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MT GOP Convention: Pop the Cork

I followed reports over the weekend from people attending the Montana GOP convention in Bozeman and also read stories and watched local news reports about the convention. I also wasted about two hours of my sunny Saturday to follow Twitter and see who won the elections at the Montana GOP convention.

That, my faithful readers, is sacrifice.

I expect many folks hoped to hear about members of the Montana Republican Party uniting and having a “Kumbaya” moment during their convention, but apparently that did not happen.

In fact, the Republicans will probably be eating their own in the upcoming 2014 primary season. It could be the nastiest primary season in Montana history. The Republicans’ 2014 primary season may make “The Purge” movie seem like a lighthearted romantic comedy. Continue reading