Thursday Numbers

Quote of the day:

Sit with the winners, the conversation is different. – 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 and humor.

This week’s topics include unemployment claims, COVID-19 cases & deaths, record-high cases, Trump’s federal judges, play ball, Montana Law Enforcement Academy, Trump’s disapproval rating, the death penalty, 2020 Census, Trump & coronavirus, a Tennessee dog, miles of border wall, plus much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Quote of the day…

In 2020 we thought we’d have flying cars…but no, here we are teaching people how to wash their hands. – Dejon Simmons @dejonsim

Welcome to “Caught My Eye” (CME) – the Friday the 13th edition!

CME is coming to you, STILL coronavirus free, from deep inside an underground bunker in Montana. The bunker also serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Western Word blog!

I’ve got a new photo from the “bunker” to share with you today!

CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Real Invitation
  • Coronavirus Stuff
  • Montana Highway Patrol
  • Bunker Photo
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish. – Herm Edwards

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Trump National Doral
  • World Series Poll
  • 2019-20 NBA Season
  • Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • One More Thing

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Tuesday Commentary: Daytona, NBA, MLB & the Royals

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. – Billie Jean King

This past weekend I watched some sports on television. By the way, I also scooped snow – lots of snow. Here are some thoughts about sports:

  • Daytona 500
  • NBA All-Star Game
  • MLB & the Royals

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