A fool says what he knows, and a wise man knows what he says. – Yiddish Proverb
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, Montana ExpoPark upgrades, Greg Robinson, Houston Astros, coronavirus, Trump’s job approval, Roger Stone, changes in the NFL, trash pickup fees, Democratic Primary, PC updates, and much more!
Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. – James Madison
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 the Omnibus Spending bill & Tester, the Republican Senate debate, the Montana ExpoPark grandstands, Biden vs Trump, here comes Bolton, and One More Thing!
Hooray for the Great Falls Tribune’s willingness to go to court to obtain the release of documents surrounding the firing of general manager Lisa Bracco of the Montana ExpoPark. You can read the story HERE.
It’s good to see the fourth estate has a heartbeat, at least in Great Falls, Montana.
The last ten years or so have been pretty tough on newspapers – especially those in smaller markets. Face it folks, besides a few gadflies who frequent the announced public meetings, newspaper reporters are in the best position to hold our elected officials accountable – by asking questions and demanding that their meetings be open.
It appears to be a lot like herding cats – at least in this part of the country.
The Tribune says that Cascade County (MT) government “has closed several meetings during the last two years” and the Tribune publisher says, “Since early March the public has been kept in the dark about the nature of the ongoing investigation of ExpoPark.”
Welcome to the 199th edition of “Caught My Eye!” Buckle up!
PLEASE NOTE: Take a moment this weekend to remember the veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country and pray for their families and friends.
If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick 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 – or both.
Today I write about Walsh’s new ad called “Melissa,” Daines’ new ad called “Rebekah,” Montana ExpoPark and the Montana Attorney General, Zinke responds, Daines does not, Obama sends a deputy to help veterans, a new poll about the military, plus we have a winner who is making Montana proud!