Thursday Numbers

And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? – Chuck Noland (Cast Away)

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 the National Defense Authorization Act, Montana campaign fundraising, health insurance, Murdoch tweets, airfares, Olbermann, unemployment, game day signs, U.S. Supreme Court, NFL, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Everyone needs a little good news once in awhile. That’s all you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Horse Racing
  • Montana Cash
  • Brett Favre
  • Becky Hammon
  • John Kasich
  • Keith Olbermann

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Caught My Eye…

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. – William Arthur Ward

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 snarkiness to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Today’s topics include the OPM data breach, Great Falls northside development, Confederate Flag, Olbermann/Simmons & ESPN, plus we have two winners who are Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by The Western Word for another edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are new here, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. This is your only warning.

This week I write about PayPal, the Corn Palace, Jackalope, Jay-Z, fundraising, loudest crowd, Olbermann, unemployment, B-52s, Congressional approval ratings, Tester in Wyoming, more votes to repeal Obamacare, World Series odds, Great Falls (MT) commission, Morris & Watters nominations, and much more! Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!  By the way, it’s perfectly fine to take a break from work to read Caught My Eye.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Dark Money, apprentice hunter certificate, One America News Network, MSNBC, Olbermann, The Girls on Fox News, CPAC 2013, Feinstein v. Cruz, Menendez Grand Jury,, St. Patrick’s Day, and much more!

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Just Shut Up…

Within a few minutes of the tragedy in Arizona the blame game started. The left blamed the right and the right blamed the left.

The cable news networks picked their sides and the debate started.

It’s time for everyone to just shut up – take a step back. Do no harm. People were murdered – one was a nine year-old girl – who just wanted to meet the congresswoman – a role model. Others have also suffered and some will be scarred for life both mentally and physically. Continue reading

Suspended Indefinitely?

Were we supposed to be surprised that MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann donated money to three Democratic candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections?

NBC News said Olbermann violated their ethics policy by making political donations. He was suspended “indefinitely” without pay.

NBC News defines “indefinitely” as two days. Olbermann returns to his show, Countdown, Tuesday night.

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