Thursday Numbers

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Muriel Strode

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 Peeps, Mega Millions, fire season, Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, Tournament Challenge brackets, unemployment, Daines & tax cuts, high schools students vs. NRA, Trump’s job performance, Biden vs. Trump poll, opening day, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. – James Madison

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 the Omnibus Spending bill & Tester, the Republican Senate debate, the Montana ExpoPark grandstands, Biden vs Trump, here comes Bolton, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation. – James Freeman Clarke

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 government funding, Corey Stapleton, Cascade County Sheriff, Women’s Marches, NSA Extension, Michael Lange, Fake News Awards, Joe Biden, and One More Thing that will leave an indelible picture in your brain…

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Caught My Eye…

So let’s be stronger together, my fellow Americans. Looking to the future with courage and confidence. Let’s build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. And when we do, America will be greater than ever. – Hillary Clinton 07/28/16

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

Buckle up!

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 this week include my analysis of Hillary Clinton’s speech, the Great Falls Tribune and Cathy Kuntz, Juneau/Zinke & public lands, VCRs, and much more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

We are America, second to none, and we own the finish line! Don’t forget it! – Vice President Joe Biden, 07/27/16

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 Powerball, Veterans Administration & art, unemployment, beer historian, Donald Trump & Russia, the fire near Great Falls, Yellowstone National Park, President Obama’s speech, Robin Selvig, John W. Hinckley, Jr, Freddie Gray, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. – Joe Biden

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Donald Trump, unemployment, DHS administrative leave, Vice President Joe Biden, wingsuit skydivers, National Rifle Association (NRA), marijuana, Mick Holien and the Montana Grizzlies, NFL head coaches in trouble, Kansas City Royals, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

In honor of 9-11:

Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. We drew strength when our firefighters ran upstairs and risked their lives so that others might live; when rescuers rushed into smoke and fire at the Pentagon; when the men and women of Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save our nation’s Capitol; when flags were hanging from front porches all across America, and strangers became friends. It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us.  –U.S. Senator John Kerry (2004)

Welcome to Friday – and this is not just any Friday – this is the Friday before the first Sunday of NFL football!

If you are a first-time visitor, the highly popular “Caught My Eye” has been posted here every Friday morning since October 2010! This column is where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Sometimes I throw in a touch of snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today I write about Corey Stapleton and the Montana GOP, the Montana High Tech Jobs Summit, fundraisers, Iran nuclear deal, government shutdown, the eleven, suicide awareness, and much more so buckle up!

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Election 2016: Turning the Corner?

This morning I am sitting in my office (also used as a bunker and a basement) looking at my Hillary Clinton bumper sticker. It was free. It’s not the greatest bumper sticker ever made, but free is free.

I believe the information listed on the bumper sticker is unclassified. It could become classified at a later date.

I have not seen any offers for free bumper stickers from other candidates, which is a bummer. Send me an email if you know about any free bumper stickers from Presidential candidates. By the way, getting a free bumper sticker does not mean that I am voting for her or any other candidate.

Now back to Hillary Clinton. Conservatives may find it hard to believe, but Clinton may have turned the corner on the email controversy. What’s around that corner is yet to be seen. It could be Joe Biden!

We did discover some very interesting pieces of information from the latest batch of emails that were released. We now know that Clinton enjoys watching “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife.”

Oh my…

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Thursday Numbers

It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 sometimes I am actually serious.

This week’s topics include the debt limit, unemployment, James Holmes, Statements of Candidacy for 2016 presidential candidates, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Guinness World Records book, best burritos in America, myths about wine, WDBJ-TV, and much more.

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MT Legislature: Dark Money

Tailored suits, chauffeured cars
Fine hotels and big cigars
Up for grabs, all for a price
Moneytalks by AC/DC

The Montana Legislature has been must-watch entertainment for the past few weeks, and we’re getting to a time in the 90-day session where the rubber meets the road. Members are a little tense and cranky. It’s a circus!

There are several reports from newspapers across the state today about the so-called “dark money” bill (Senate Bill 289) that was brought before a House committee yesterday. The Associated Press, Lee Newspapers, Great Falls Tribune, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle all admirably covered the hearing.

With this much coverage, even Vice President Joe Biden would say “This is a big ^&%$% deal!”

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