Monday’s Quick Hits: Boom, Basketball, and Pizza

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • What’s that Sound?
  • Women’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Men’s College Basketball National Championship
  • Little Caesars

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Thursday Numbers

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. – Robert A. Heinlein

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 debt, Clinton & Sanders, the Billings escapee, unemployment, Kansas, Trump, Bill Kristol, Major League Baseball, Zinke & Vietnam veterans, the big alligator, Gianforte & Robinson, Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris, special session, Bullock & Cooney, Obama & Hiroshima, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday! If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.

This week I write about legal fees, unemployment, partying like it’s 2012, checks in the wall, bulletproof backpacks, Bork, polls, Boehner, bowl games, the Ready or Not Report, Chairwoman Mikulski, and much more!

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A Chance…

Only in America
Dreaming in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America

-Brooks and Dunn “Only in America

If you watched Fox News the last 24 hours, you were informed that the speech President Obama gave in Osawatomie, Kansas, yesterday contained the word “fair” a lot or that the President was starting class warfare.

His speech did contain the word “fair” some, but that was just the Fox News “fair and balanced” way of slighting the President.  You should really flip the channel to MSNBC and CNN once in awhile to get a more balanced look at the news…

President Obama’s speech yesterday was darn good.  It was the kind of speech that he could have given from the back-of-a-pick-up-truck-parked-in-the-gravel-parking-lot-at-a-truck-stop and it still would have been good. Continue reading