Thursday Numbers

Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice. – Donald J. Trump (Feb. 1, 2017)

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 campaign fundraising, unemployment, Arthur Lichteof, John Parker, Brett Doney, Robert O’Neill, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Rex Tillerson, Super Bowl 51, Punxsutawney Phil, Jonathan Motl, Steve Bullock, Betsy DeVos, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Vogel, Motl, the Six, & Emails

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling

These items caught my attention for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Randy Vogel
  • Jonathan Motl
  • State of Montana Emails
  • The Six

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Caught My Eye…

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 this week include Tschida vs. Motl, Bozeman Daily Chronicle & pay raises, Veterans Affairs & Whistleblowers & Tester, Montana’s suicide prevention program, Brawl of the Wild, and much more!

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Montana Politics 2016: Three Things

Enjoy doing nothing, and you can enjoy doing anything. Enjoy having nothing, and you can enjoy whatever you have. – Ralph Marston

Welcome to Wednesday – also known as “Hump Day” or “Wine Wednesday” or whatever works to help you make it to the weekend! Remember to stay calm – the downward slide into the weekend starts today!

Today is another one of those days in which there are several political stories out there that I want to comment about, but I have narrowed my commentary to “Three Things.”

Today’s “Three Things” are:

  • Montana Campaign Contributions
  • Gianforte’s Patch
  • Buildings & Planes & Goofballs

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Monday’s Political Quick Hits

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

Welcome to Monday! Here are some “Political Quick Hits” about some issues that caught my attention over the weekend:

  • Bernie in Montana
  • Wittich Punishment
  • Bullock emails
  • AP Final on Burns
  • TWW Poll Results
  • Oh Dwyane

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Wednesday’s Quick Hits

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. – Andy Rooney

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are some “Wednesday Quick Hits” about these important issues:

  • Motl vs. Wittich
  • ISIS Hunting Tag
  • Plane-Gate – Shortchanged?
  • SCOTUS’ 4-4 Decision
  • D.C. Madam’s Call Log
  • Trump’s Campaign Manager
  • Quote of the Campaign

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

I wasn’t born here, but I blog here. –Jackie M. (Mike) Brown @TheWesternWord

Welcome to Wednesday! It’s just about time to start my Christmas shopping – so I will see you at the stores today and tomorrow!

Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Best Montana Tweets of 2015
  • Gianforte is Exploring
  • Dark Money & the Wild West
  • Daines & the Red Kettle
  • Ice Ice Baby

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Caught My Eye…

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry S Truman

Disclaimer: Don’t try this at home; I am a professional.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about Motl v. Wittich, Roasting Bullock, Adam Sanchez Jr, Gazette & Daines/Zinke, the Iowa Caucus, alcohol deliveries, plus much more!

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Wednesday’s Odds & Ends

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer

Welcome to Wednesday! If you are traveling today – have a safe trip and buckle your seatbelt. Today is one of those days in which there are several stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Odds & Ends” day!

Here are today’s topics:

  • Montana Lawmakers & Syrian Refugees
  • New Montana Campaign Finance Rules
  • Montana State University & Peter Fields
  • GF Public Schools Superintendent Eval
  • Thanksgiving

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Caught My Eye…

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

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 flirting and politics, the Veterans Party of Montana, Iran Deal & Daines/Zinke, Great Falls to Chicago, the GOP Presidential Debate & some facts, Dislike, the Kansas City Chiefs choke, and much more!

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