Thursday Numbers

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

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 defense spending, unemployment, Steve Daines, GOP healthcare bill, Rob Quist & Greg Gianforte poll results, Tim Fox & Jon Tester, Great Falls casinos, Trump tweets, Jon Huntsman, Illegal crossings, Tony Romo, Congressional job approval, drunk driving, electric vehicle charging stations, Tim Tebow, and much more!

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Monday Morning Politics

It looks like warmer weather is here (for a few days at least) and that means my faithful readers will be out and about enjoying it instead of reading my columns!  Have no fear – The Western Word (TWW) has a mobile version for you to access while you are on the go.

If you are a new visitor to TWW, “Monday Morning Politics” is where I put together several of the political stories from the past weekend all in one place for your reading pleasure.  I also offer some personal commentary…

Today I write about polygamy, a day in the life part two, Veterans, Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, the U.S. Justice Department, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Colson, Ted Nugent, Jon Huntsman, DUIs, and much more.

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Monday Morning Politics

Happy Monday – and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from Dr. King:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Great quotes from a great man!

Almost every Monday I take a look at some of the political stories that I happened to catch over the weekend and put them in one place for all to see – I sometimes add a little commentary!

Today I take a look at Obama and Montana, the Montana political practices office, Huntsman, Forest Jobs and Recreation compromise, Bullock on MSNBC, and much more!

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Monday Morning Politics

January just seems to go by so slow – and I can honestly say it is one of my least favorite months.  Luckily we have politics and football to keep our minds occupied during these cold and lonely times!

If you are a new visitor to The Western Word, almost every Monday I round-up some of the political stories from the weekend and put them all in one place for all to see – and offer some commentary.

Today I take a look at a big problem, the Chamber, Thursday, a poll, a party, and a lot more – so read on!

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Caught My Eye…

Oh yes…we made it to Friday, so congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word for the first “Caught My Eye” of 2012.  If this is your first time visiting, Caught My Eye is my weekly column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.  I sometimes offer my personal commentary, too.

This week I cover a lot!  I write about recess appointments, unemployment, campaign money, travels, I peek inside my political inbox, and I write about twins.  Enjoy! Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Merry Christmas!  I bet (not $10,000 like Mitt Romney) that you are in full holiday mode and may already have your shopping done!  Since most of the NFL games are on Saturday this week, I will be doing some shopping today.

If you are new to The Western Word, Caught My Eye is where I take a brief look at some of the stories that I did not have time to comment about during the week – and sometimes offer my personal commentary about them – sometimes with a little sarcasm.

This week I take a look at the payroll tax issue, the kiss, defense, big posteriors, I share some holiday greetings from politicians from my political inbox, I comment about Romney’s (hidden) tax returns, I let you know that Huntsman rocks, and much much more! Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another edition of Thursday Numbers here at The Western Word!  Congratulations are in order because you’ve almost made it to another weekend.

For the new folks dropping by for the first time, Thursday Numbers is where I take a look at the numbers behind the news and provide some “Western Word” commentary with them.  This information can be used to amaze your friends, family, and co-workers.  People have been known to be cooler to their friends, family, and co-workers after reading (and using) this information.

This week I take a look at the numbers dealing with the Iraq War, unemployment, Christmas cards, winning, distracted driving, network contracts, followers, ages, debates, playing with the band, and a lot more.   Continue reading