Monday’s Potpourri

Hello Monday!

It’s time for another potpourri edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column.

Today’s topics include:

  • Barry Beach
  • National Day of Protest
  • The Cartoon Debate Continues
  • In-depth Election Coverage
  • NASCAR

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A Man Named Brady…

First off, I am not a fan of the New England Patriots. I am a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. In the fourth week of last season, my Chiefs beat the Patriots 41-14. It was very sweet.

With that out of the way, I believe Tom Brady should not have been given a four-game suspension by the NFL for the “deflategate” incident. At the end of this column, you’ll be given the chance to take a poll to give your view.

I was pretty amazed at the suspension, but I was also amazed at the coverage of the punishment by the media. It bordered on ridiculous. ESPN pre-empted their regular coverage and basically spiked the ball in celebration about the punishment given to Brady, and the one million dollar fine and loss of draft picks given to the Patriots organization. No wonder ESPN is starting to flounder in the sports world.

Then we had the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. Was their lead story the tornadoes tearing through the Midwest or the death toll linked to General Motor’s defective ignition switches reaching 100? Nope, it was Tom Brady being suspended by the NFL.

It was broadcast journalism near its worst.

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by to read this week’s edition of “Thursday Numbers.”

If you are a first-time visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is the column 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 the Powerball lottery, government overpayments, unemployment claims, expanding Medicaid, Ravalli County, dueling in DC, this column, the nun, McDonalds & Heather, Daytona 500, NASCAR, Afghanistan, nothing to hoot at, USA medal count, Tara Lipinski, John Glenn, Montana roads & Max Baucus, and much more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to Thursday Numbers! Hang in there, the weekend is in sight!

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 the Powerball jackpot, NASCAR, unemployment, Ndamukong Suh, the new Corvette, alligator hunting, my 2000th column, A Day on the Farm, beer at NFL games, government shutdown blame, drunken horseback riding, Obamacare support, Congressional approval ratings, Saturday Night Live, Jurassic Park 4, recall election, and much more so be sure to read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to another round of Thursday Numbers! Are you ready for some football? The NFL season starts tonight!

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 U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter, unemployment, coffins, fruit salad, Barbie dolls, NASCAR, alligator season, Raquel Welch, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Council, Obamacare, Tester anniversary, math wins, the NFL season, plus a lot more so please read on!

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Thursday Numbers

Congratulations!  You’ve almost got another week under your belt and to help you make it through another Thursday I bring you my “Thursday Numbers” column!

Rest easy – Friday is only a day away…

In case you are a new visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is a look at some of the numbers in the news recently – which are often presented with commentary or sarcasm or both!

This week I take a look at food stamps, views of YouTube videos, unemployment, income taxes, book purchases, jobs being eliminated, NASCAR, Baseball, the Governor’s trip, a “deadly” gas drive-off, and much more!  So to be in the know, please read on… Continue reading

There’s a seat for you!

This Sunday is Easter Sunday – a Sunday so important that even NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series takes it off.

I imagine they take the day off because it just wouldn’t be right drinking beer and eating pork rinds on Easter. Besides, there are Easter egg hunts to attend. (Calm down NASCAR fans, I’m just kiddin’ y’all).

According to this website, the exact date of Easter Sunday “varies because it is determined using a calculated lunar calendar. It is the first Sunday approximately after the first full moon on or after the March equinox.”

Well, alrighty then. Let’s just say it is a complex formula…and Easter is sometime in March or April. Here’s a handy-dandy website to help you plan your future Easters.

Easter is also the time when people attend church on Sunday – in fact some folks contend it is the most attended church service of the year. Christians (like me) believe that Jesus (the Son of God) came back to life (was raised from the dead) three days after he was crucified on the cross. Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday) is when the crucifixion is commemorated. You can check out the story in Mark 15:16 through Mark 16:19. It is very touching.

The title of this column is “There’s a seat for you” and that’s because you should take time out of your busy schedule and attend Church this Sunday – a church of your choice – because there really is a seat for you at your local church. You’ll feel better after attending and many churches have services throughout the day to fit your schedule (so you and your friends don’t miss the Easter egg hunt).

Who knows…we may run into each other this Sunday!