Thursday Numbers

I love sarcasm. It’s like punching people in the face with words. – 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.

This week’s topics include the Mega Millions jackpot, the Davidson family, unemployment, Turnberry golf resort, Troy Downing, Kilauea volcano, Supreme Court, NFL Training camps, Trump & Russia, Kansas City Royals & Boston Red Sox, Congressional Pig Book, Blockbuster video, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

You are remembered for the rules you break. – Douglas MacArthur

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 Mega Millions jackpot, Matt Rosendale & fundraising, unemployment, the cost of President Trump’s visit, fact-checking Trump’s speech in Great Falls, Brett M. Kavanaugh, the best president, Planet Fitness, U.S. Attorneys, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

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 Mega Millions, unemployment, goats, Anthony Kennedy, Planned Parenthood, KRTV, a second civil war, Congressional leadership ratings, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Muriel Strode

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 Peeps, Mega Millions, fire season, Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, Tournament Challenge brackets, unemployment, Daines & tax cuts, high schools students vs. NRA, Trump’s job performance, Biden vs. Trump poll, opening day, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits. – Matt Taibbi

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 omnibus spending bill, Mega Millions, unemployment, Vladimir Putin, Christians, “Who will President Trump fire next” poll results, Sweet 16, disqualified candidates, Mississippi & Vermont, Benefis Health System, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

I’ve reached an age where my brain has gone from “you probably shouldn’t say that,” to “what the hell, let’s see what happens.” – 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.

This week’s topics include the Powerball, Mega Millions, unemployment, Conor Lamb, gun violence, Montana candidates, National School Walkout, animals on a plane, Lowe’s and NASCAR, accidental discharge, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Lottery, DUI, Independents, Trump, & Chiefs

When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born. – Zig Ziglar

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Lottery
  • Drunk Driving
  • Political Independents
  • Fake News Awards
  • Kansas City Chiefs

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The Sunday Message

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.1 Timothy 6:10 (NIV)

A single ticket purchased in Florida won the $450,000,000 Mega Millions lottery Friday night. (CBS)

Maybe it’s just one person or maybe several people went in together and bought tickets.

Think of that – a single ticket won $450 million. If you select the cash option, you will get a one-time check of $281,000,000.

I hope that someone who really needs it won.

That is life-changing. In some parts of the world, winning $50 would be life-changing. Having food to eat and/or clean water would be life-changing in some places.

Do you play the lottery? Some people think that playing the lottery is a sin. I don’t feel that way. I think a person could do a lot of good in the world with winning $450 million.

So I play the lottery and I dream.

The first thing I would do if I won the lottery is tithe.

I’ve dreamed of winning big and going to a bank and getting $100 dollar bills and heading to a store and handing them out. I’ve dreamed of buying houses for my family and friends and new cars. I’ve dreamed of helping veterans and of establishing scholarships.

Realistically, there’s still a lot I could do to make this world a better place even without $450 million in my bank account.

Have a great week!

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Thursday Numbers

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Kansas City Royals and Eric Hosmer, unemployment, the Buffalo Bills and Andy Dalton, football, Montana highway fatalities, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the new senators, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Social Security beneficiaries, 2018, claims for unemployment, Montana Millionaire drawing, the NFL this Sunday, least intelligent dogs, most admired for 2017, top media stories for 2017, Montana unemployment, the top column for 2017 from The Western Word, and much more!

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