Thursday Numbers

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. ― Soren Kierkegaard

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.

One thing is for certain – you will be smarter by reading this column!

This week’s topics include the trade deficit, unemployment, Alaska’s Don Young, General Motors, migrant children, background checks for guns poll, Trump honesty poll, Trump & Crime poll, legalization of marijuana, Great Falls is freezing, Kylie Jenner, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Family Separations, Zinke & Socks, & Sir Paul

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Family Separations
  • Zinke & Socks
  • Hey Beatles Fans

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Published in: on June 27, 2018 at 5:28 am  Comments Off on The Wednesday Read: Family Separations, Zinke & Socks, & Sir Paul  
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Thursday Numbers

I know the voices aren’t real, but man do they come up with some great ideas. – 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 unemployment, the count of Trump’s false or misleading claims, migrant children, summer arrives, Republican Attorneys General Association, the wall & immigration, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steve Schmidt, smokers, Kansas City Royals, Canada & marijuana, and much more!

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DHS Secretary Nielsen: Crash & Burn

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
– Emma Lazarus

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen appeared in front of the White House press corps yesterday in an attempt to defend the Trump Administration policy of separating children from their parents who enter the U.S. illegally.

Overall Nielsen came across as cold-hearted – very cold-hearted. She seemed to be in over her head when she tried to explain things.

About the only other member of Trump’s cabinet who has a colder heart is Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The funny part, if there is one, is that Nielsen contradicted many things that Sessions and other members of the President’s team said about the policy

Nielsen tried to blame Congress. I think she fails to realize that the President’s Republican Party has majorities in the Senate and House.

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Published in: on June 19, 2018 at 6:04 am  Comments Off on DHS Secretary Nielsen: Crash & Burn  
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Children in Cages

Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girl’s diaper.Associated Press

Today would be a great day for the Trump Administration to stop separating children from their families at the border.

Over the weekend, more and more people came out against this cruel act being administered by the Trump Administration.

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Caught My Eye…

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage
– Limelight (Rush)

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 Jon Tester/Steve Daines taking/getting credit, Rosendale & life, migrant children – are you kidding me, the IG & Comey, The Fourth Estate, and One More Thing!

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