Thursday Numbers

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course. – Lee Trevino

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 Mega Millions, losing health insurance, unemployment, fact-checking the President, John McCain, Fox News Poll, drought disaster, Donald Trump, White House briefing, working together, the sixth month, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. – George S. Patton

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 on today include 59 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, the Nuclear Option, U.S. Senator John McCain, Announcing a Response, Governor Steve Bullock’s veto, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Read: Liars, Ads, Immigration, & Primaries

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

Wow – this is the last column for August! Summer is ending and school starts in Great Falls today. Let’s be careful out there!

As we get ready to turn the calendar that means campaign season is heating up! Today the following items caught my attention:

  • Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
  • New Juneau Ad
  • Trump Immigration Speech
  • Florida/Arizona Primaries

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the Big Show which is called “Caught My Eye!”

By the way, it’s National Doughnut Day. I have to confess that I had a blueberry muffin before I realized this was National Doughnut Day.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted here every Friday morning. 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 sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both. Buckle up…

Today’s topics include:

  • Sheriff Edwards & Fair Cops
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • The Duggars & Megyn Kelly
  • The Pentagon & NFL
  • Ted Cruz
  • Bucket List Dream

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Freedom Is Not Free

“I think he obviously has a higher priority for his fundraising and political ambitions than for the security of the nation.” -Republican U.S. Senator John McCain talking about Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul (Source).

McCain is absolutely correct. Last week I pointed out that on Rand Paul’s Presidential website, you can purchase a “Filibuster Starter Pack.”

There are a lot of people, many who are in the U.S. Senate and House, who do not understand national security. That’s been evident the past week or so – especially with the “Stand with Rand” crowd which includes my U.S. Senator, Steve Daines (R-MT).

With Paul and people in the Senate who support him leading the way, the United States is less safe this morning because Paul placed politics over our nation’s security. On an added note, the Republicans who have now been in control of the U.S. Senate for about six months are proving they have problems leading.

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Thursday Numbers

I never learned from a man who agreed with me. – Robert A. Heinlein

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.

This week’s topics include our national debt, the war against coal, American Pie, astronauts, unemployment, the stock market, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Montana Legislature & the vote to adjourn, cheapest beer in baseball, the Montana VA, Geno Auriemma and UConn, Brian Williams, John McCain, Mike Krzyzewski & Duke, and congrats to Sarah Thomas!

Buckle up – your free dose of knowledge awaits!

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