Thursday Numbers

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden

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 paying Iran, fundraising, the governor’s plane, unemployment, grants for tribal libraries, the earthquake in Italy, National Park Service, Hope Solo, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word for another edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Consider this your warning.

This week I write about free slurpees, defense cuts, births in the USA, flood damages, unemployment, frying an egg in Death Valley, Obama’s job approval, a pistol duel, mariachi musicians, All-Star game, reform ideas, “The Body Issue,” below the poverty level, Internal Revenue Service, a chicken statue, five black bears, the Dorset, Minnesota, mayor, Voices of Montana, and Sarah Palin. There’s a lot more so read on… Continue reading