Thursday Numbers

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. – Joseph Hall

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 plowing snow in Montana, unemployment, school lunches, Andre the Giant, U.S. House, MSNBC surging, homes for Montana veterans, NRA & Russia, NBA playoffs, Stanley Cup playoffs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Social Security beneficiaries, 2018, claims for unemployment, Montana Millionaire drawing, the NFL this Sunday, least intelligent dogs, most admired for 2017, top media stories for 2017, Montana unemployment, the top column for 2017 from The Western Word, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 heroin use, country music, unemployment, eating steaks, Willie’s Reserve, Total Clout Index, Cascade County & Gonorrhea, Krakauer’s new book, MSNBC & taxes, utility bill increases, and the NFL’s first regular season game is scheduled!

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Trust in Mass Media: Not So Much

Happy Constitution Day! We are so lucky to live in the United States of America!

You can learn more about Constitution Day HERE.

Most folks learned about the constitution in school and know at least a couple amendments. Many people know about the freedom of speech and freedom of the press and the right to keep and bear arms.

Today Gallup released a new poll about the media.  It should cause those in that arena some concerns.

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Published in: on September 17, 2014 at 7:22 am  Comments Off on Trust in Mass Media: Not So Much  
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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the end of February!

In case 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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about veterans & the senate vote, the life of Brian, tinfoil hats, the B-52s, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud! There’s more so read on!

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Published in: on February 28, 2014 at 7:04 am  Comments Off on Caught My Eye…  
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Caught My Eye…

Woohoo – we made it to the end of January (the month I most dislike). Congratulations!

In case you are new around these parts, “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 just to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little.

Today I write about Malmstrom AFB, Jon Tester & the census, most conservative states, Max Baucus & the ridiculist, happy meals, most/least trusted name in news, Atlanta, my Super Bowl Prediction, plus we have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Changes in the Empire?

Fox News pretty much controls cable news, but there might be a crack in their armor. O’Reilly, Hannity, and Van Susteren pretty much destroy the competition in the evening on cable news. Even the replays of their earlier shows later in the evening normally beat the competition soundly.

So why tinker with a successful thing? Some believe Fox News is losing the all-important viewers between the ages of 25-54 and that is the reason for the change.

Fox News lost me years ago.

It appears that Fox News star Megyn Kelly is moving to primetime and will possibly take over the 9 p.m. (eastern) slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity. Nobody really knows where Hannity will go. I suspect that Van Susteren will move to another spot in the day, and Hannity will take her slot, but that is just my idea. It would make sense to put Kelly in between O’Reilly and Hannity. It would be a ratings bonanza for Kelly. Maybe Fox News needs more moderation during that time. Kelly would be more moderate than Hannity.   (more…)

Caught My Eye…

Congratulations on making it to Friday!  By the way, it’s perfectly fine to take a break from work to read Caught My Eye.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Dark Money, apprentice hunter certificate, One America News Network, MSNBC, Olbermann, The Girls on Fox News, CPAC 2013, Feinstein v. Cruz, Menendez Grand Jury, Symbolics.com, St. Patrick’s Day, and much more!

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Suspended Indefinitely?

Were we supposed to be surprised that MSNBC political commentator Keith Olbermann donated money to three Democratic candidates in the 2010 mid-term elections?

NBC News said Olbermann violated their ethics policy by making political donations. He was suspended “indefinitely” without pay.

NBC News defines “indefinitely” as two days. Olbermann returns to his show, Countdown, Tuesday night.

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Published in: on November 9, 2010 at 9:12 am  Comments Off on Suspended Indefinitely?  
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