Thursday Numbers

Quote of the day:

I don’t like the fact that my chances of survival seem to be linked to the common sense of others. -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 Greg Gianforte, Biden/Trump fundraising, unemployment claims, Bolton’s book, COVID-19 cases/deaths, Trump’s disapproval rating, 2020 Census, 43 Alumni for Biden, CNN breaks records, Daines’ Meet-and-Greet, plus much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Quote of the day:

I can explain it to you, but I can’t comprehend it for you. ― Edward I. Koch

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 new unemployment claims, new coronavirus projections, COVID-19 cases and deaths, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Aunt Jemima, Gallup polls, Trump’s disapproval rating, 2020 Census, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Congressional approval ratings, John Bolton, a new bump in COVID-19 cases, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. – Brian Tracy

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Impeachment Trial
  • Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
  • The Circus
  • Super Bowl Poll

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The Wednesday Read

Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn’t mean you have to attend the performance. ― Cheryl Richardson

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Patriot Day
  • Political Robocalls
  • John Bolton
  • Donald Trump/Jonathan Carl

PATRIOT DAY:

Today (September 11) is Patriot Day. Patriot Day was established on December 18, 2001.

Public Law 107–89
107th Congress
Joint Resolution
Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as Patriot Day.

Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four civilian
aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade
Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside
Washington, D.C.;

Whereas the fourth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern
Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft
in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into
an important symbol of democracy and freedom;

Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks
ever launched against the United States, killing thousands of
innocent people; and

Whereas in the aftermath of the attacks the people of the United
States stood united in providing support for those in need: Now,
therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS PATRIOT DAY.

Let us never forget 9/11.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Don’t wait for things to get better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time. –Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Middle East – Time to Worry
  • Michael Cohen
  • Former Federal Prosecutors
  • Trump’s Tax Returns

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Guns, Elections, Kimmel vs Hannity, & More

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban
  • 60 Minutes
  • Kimmel vs Hannity
  • Zuckerberg Heads to DC
  • One More Thing

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