I don’t have a welcome mat at my door because I’m not a liar. – 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 Mega Millions jackpot, unemployment, newspaper jobs, home run record, Trump’s judicial nominees, Daines’ travels, USA Men’s basketball, mass shooting worries, 9/11, harvest moon, the Democrats debate, and much more!
No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side. – Unknown
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 Parkland, Florida, Immigration, Security Clearances, Shaun White, Daytona 500, plus One More Thing!
The headline kind of said it all: “Has America become numb to tragedy?”
Sadly, that headline was from an NBC News website in 2009 after a mass shooting.
The mass shootings and killings just seem to pile up here in the good ol’ USA. We can’t even keep track of them, unless it happened to someone or somewhere close to us.
Here we are in 2017, CBS News asked basically the same question, “Are Americans becoming ‘numb’ to mass shootings?”
The answer is yes.
To be quite honest, the latest mass killing at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, got to me. While I don’t know any of the 26 who were murdered I’ve attended small-town churches in my life and the thought that someone could walk in and start killing people in their house of worship sickens me. It makes me sad for our country.