Thursday Numbers

I remember being able to get up without making sound effects. Good times. – 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 the Kansas City Royals, unemployment, Attorney General William P. Barr’s party, Labor Day, losing weight, labor unions, vanity license plate, Democratic debate, Quinnipiac University Poll, the biggest grapefruit, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. ― Don Miguel Ruiz

Wow. It’s the end of August.

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 about today include Trump returns to Montana, the MetraPark, Great Falls Public Schools, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

Welcome to September – it’s a new month and we get to start over!

There’s no better way to start off a new month than with another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

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

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

  • Ballots in the Mail
  • Montana’s Labor Day Report
  • Air Quality
  • 50 is the new 42
  • A Lucky Man

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The Sunday Message

Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Labor Day is the day that we honor the working men and women of the United States – the people who make this country go. Thank you for all you do!

According the U.S. Department of Labor, “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City,” and in 1909 and due to “a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.”

Take a moment to enjoy this week’s music video from the group “Rend Collective Experiment.” The song is “Build Your Kingdom Here.”

Have a great week!

 

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Thursday Numbers

Wow…it’s almost Labor Day. Where did the summer of 2013 go?

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this 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).

This week I write about Mars colonists, Miley Cyrus and twerking, Judge G. Todd Baugh, bonuses for VA claims processors and service awards, unemployment claims, starting school, John McCain, Jon Tester, MLB’s beer prices, NFL rosters, Labor Day, driving drunk, and much more so read on…

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Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and it’s a three-day Labor Day weekend for many people!  Congratulations.  Labor Day is the day that we honor the working men and women of the United States – the people who make this country go.  Thank you!   Sadly, about 23 million people are out of work.  Let’s remember them during this weekend, too.  It’s tough going out there.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here!  It’s 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 a touch of sarcasm just to make you smile.  So, get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I talk about the Republican National Convention, the upcoming Democratic National Convention, Mitt Romney’s speech, Clint unscripted, Derek Parra’s speech, Montana’s U.S. Senate race, Montana Governor’s race, Unions, Haves and Have Nots, plus I share some e-mails from my political inbox!  You really need to read the rest of this column… Continue reading