Thursday Numbers

Life is like an elevator: On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off. ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

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 U.S. budget deficit, Mega Millions and Powerball, Montana’s U.S. Senate race, Montana At-Large race, unemployment, deportation cases, Chris Collins (NY-27), National Basketball Association, stricter firearm laws, campaign material, Trump’s spending cuts, Major League Baseball playoffs, and much more!

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U.S. Senate 2018 Poll – Montana

Which candidate do you think will win the Montana U.S. Senate Race?

The candidates are:

  • Jon Tester (D)
  • Matt Rosendale (R)
  • Rick Breckenridge (L)
  • Steve Kelly (G)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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Tuesday Commentary: Two Campaign Ads

Today I’m taking a closer look at the two competing U.S. Senate campaign ads from Republican challenger Matt Rosendale and Democrat incumbent Jon Tester.

Tester’s ad was posted on YouTube May 8 and is titled, “Jon’s Got Our Back” As of this morning it has 1,257 views.

Rosendale’s ad was posted on YouTube May 13 and is titled, “Stepped In It.” As of this morning, it has 957 views.

Most of the time these ads follow each other on television.

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Poll Results, Edwards, Malmstrom, & Manziel

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy. – Robert Kennedy

Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:

  • U.S. Senate Poll Results
  • U.S. House (MT-AL) Poll Results
  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Daines & Malmstrom
  • Johnny Manziel

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TWW Poll: Republican U.S. Senate Primary (MTSen)

Who will win the Montana U.S. Senate primary for the Republicans?

The candidates are:

Troy Downing (troydowning.com)

Russ Fagg (russformontana.com)

Albert Olszewski (alforsenate.us)

Matt Rosendale (mattformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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Caught My Eye…

Veterans know who their champions are, and Jon Tester is one of them. – Former Secretary of Defense and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)

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 Trump vs Tester, my two cents about Tester & Veterans, GOP U.S. Senate debate, residency problems, Trump & Stormy & Cosby, and one more thing!

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TWW Poll: Republican U.S. Senate Primary (MTSen)

Who will win the Montana U.S. Senate primary for the Republicans?

So far the candidates are:

Troy Downing (troydowning.com)

Russ Fagg (russformontana.com)

Albert Olszewski (alforsenate.us)

Matt Rosendale (mattformontana.com)

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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The Wednesday Read: Tester Files for Re-Election

I have great faith in the people of Montana; they can’t be bought. – Jon Tester

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) filed the paperwork to run for a third term on Tuesday. Terms in the U.S. Senate are for six years.

Along with the filing, Tester’s campaign issued the following statement:

“As a United States senator, I have had the humbling opportunity to defend the state that three generations of my family have called home,” Tester said. “Over the years, we’ve fought to protect the Montana we know and love from outsiders while continuing to hold government accountable. Today, I’m honored to file to continue that fight for the people of the best state in the best country in the world.”

According to MTN News, there are four Republicans lined up to take on Tester: state Auditor Matt Rosendale, Big Sky businessman Troy Downing, former state District Judge Russell Fagg of Billings and state Sen. Al Olszewski of Kalispell.

They will face off in a June primary.

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Thursday Numbers

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
-English Nursery Rhyme

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 Grammys, State of the Union numbers, Jon Tester, Twitter & the State of the Union, Greg Gianforte, John Heenan, Grant Kier, unemployment, Super Bowl poll, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, grading Trump, Trey Gowdy, February 1, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Fagg, NFL, & Soccer

Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. – Fran Lebowitz

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Russell Fagg Announcement
  • National Football League
  • U.S. Men’s Soccer Team

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