Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column 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 Medicare payments to doctors, John Walsh, unemployment, Montana State Fair, Champ Edmunds, Titanic, ESPN’s Bracket Challenge, stolen explosives, armed agents from the BLM and FBI, quality of education, Minuteman III missiles, Archie Andrews RIP, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tax Day, approval ratings for congress, election performance rankings, UConn women, seven astronauts, and much more!

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Tuesday Political Potpourri

Here’s a roundup of some political news for your Tuesday – plus commentary! Enjoy!

Taxes:

Lee Newspapers is reporting that Montana State Senator Jonathan Windy Boy (Democrat) “owes more than $146,000 in federal taxes, penalties and interest, according to a document filed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.”

And here I thought the IRS was only going after people who leaned to the right…

Voter Guides:

The Associated Press reported yesterday that here in Montana “The commissioner of political practices says a political group is not to blame when voters leave guides in the election booth.”

I can agree with that.

The guides were handed out legally, “at least 100 feet from the precinct doors” and then people left them in the precinct.

I guess people “accidentally” left the voter guides behind. Someone, somewhere, just had a light bulb come on…

The Montana Commissioner of Political Practices continues to amaze me…   Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

It’s Friday and that means it is time to end your week with another exciting edition of “Caught My Eye!”

This is the 145th edition of the almost award-winning column!

“Caught My Eye” is my weekly column where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. Often I throw in some sarcasm and poke fun at people just to make you smile.

Today I write about Medicare Provider Charge Data, Closing Overseas Bases, Pro-Fracking, The National Policy Institute, Hitting Your Target, Manti Te’o, Jack Bauer, Bono, Mayor Bloomberg’s favorite state, birthdays, and much more!

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