Thursday Numbers

Social media has made too many of you comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it. –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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Sanders, Harris, and O’Rourke fundraising, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, unemployment, Russell Westbrook, tax phone scams, NBA playoffs, Trump’s tax returns, the Senate’s nuclear option, Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore. ― Albert Einstein

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Sandmann vs. Washington Post, Bernie 2020, unemployment, polls about the wall, Pelosi vs. Trump poll, universal background check bill, Spring Training 2019, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

I’m afraid of a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Russian Investigation – The End is Near?
  • Kamala Harris
  • Sheriff of Social Media
  • Thirty Days Hath…

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Kavanaugh – An Independent View

On Friday the Senate Democrats won a small battle over the Senate Republicans when they convinced Republican Jeff Flake to announce that he wanted a week delay and to further investigate Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I also heard that Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins went along with Flake’s demand. The Republicans need their votes.

Anyone who watches politics knew the fight over Trump’s nomination was coming.

Over the years we’ve had the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas nomination process that turned nasty. Recently the Merrick Garland nomination was shut off by the majority Republicans, which was called a cheap tactic on one side and a great move on the other side. Others being nominated to the highest court could have turned nasty, too, if maybe they kept a calendar and drank some beer in high school. (I did one of those)

What goes around comes around. If the sides were flipped you can be sure the Republicans would try to win at all costs.

This “winning” turns my stomach and it should turn yours. It does give me something to write about.

Today we are concentrating on a prep school guy who may have assaulted a high school girl at some place she can’t remember, on a date she can’t remember, and she does not remember how she arrived at the unknown location of the alleged assault or how she left that unknown location.

We don’t have to believe her, but many do.

We don’t have to believe him, but many do.

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Caught My Eye…

This confirmation process has become a national disgrace. The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy. – Brett Kavanaugh 09/27/18

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

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Ford/Kavanaugh
  • Montana Debates?
  • U.S. House Poll

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