The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse. – Edmund Burke
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 budget cuts, unemployment, Rocket Man, baseball, Stanislav Petrov, trust in the government, Mike Moustakas, Substance Use in Montana, NFL viewers, Missouri state trooper, U.S. Senate race, and much more!
The Kansas City Royals are in the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs – for the first time since 1985!
As a fan from the Kansas City side of Missouri, I have fond memories of the 1985 World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was tough just getting to the World Series.
I remember the Royals being beaten by the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series in 1976, 1977, and 1978. Those were heartbreaking losses.
In 1980, I was in Kansas City’s famed Kemper Arena watching an Elton John concert when Sir Elton announced that the Royals were heading to the World Series. The game was being played at Yankee Stadium. That game is when George Brett pounded a Goose Gossage pitch into the upper deck for a three-run homer to seal the win for the Royals. After the concert it seemed everyone headed to the Plaza area in Kansas City to celebrate. It was a party.
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…
Hey – it’s the first Thursday in October – and it’s chilly out here in Big Sky Country!
Thanks for stopping by The Western Word to read “Thursday Numbers.” This is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm.
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This week I write about Facebook users, tweets during the Presidential debate, Big Bird, unemployment numbers, KRTV “Likes,” anti-flopping, Leave it to Beaver, Electoral College, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Alicia Silverstone, Miguel Cabrera, Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course, and much more!