Thursday Numbers

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Muriel Strode

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 Peeps, Mega Millions, fire season, Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, Tournament Challenge brackets, unemployment, Daines & tax cuts, high schools students vs. NRA, Trump’s job performance, Biden vs. Trump poll, opening day, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

A fool and his money are soon elected. – Will Rogers

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 unemployment, Greg Gianforte, Bar-S Foods, the oldest American, Hillary and our guns, Mike Pence, support for police officers, Ted Cruz, the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable. – Joe Biden

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Donald Trump, unemployment, DHS administrative leave, Vice President Joe Biden, wingsuit skydivers, National Rifle Association (NRA), marijuana, Mick Holien and the Montana Grizzlies, NFL head coaches in trouble, Kansas City Royals, and much more!

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Campaign 2014: Potpourri

It’s October 1 and Wednesday! How about those Kansas City Royals winning the wild card game in 12 innings last night? Whoop – whoop!

There’s a potpourri of political news to write about today, so buckle up!

Today I write about closing the tent, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Montana candidates, September 30, October 1, and much more!

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Guns: The “Fight of the Century” Starts Today

President Barack Obama will unveil his ideas about gun restrictions today. Sources say that Obama will push for a ban on assault weapons and a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. Plus he will push for expanded background checks for gun buyers. There will be other ideas, too.

It will be nasty. It’s already headed that way.

On Tuesday, it was reported that National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre sent an e-mail to members saying, “I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here. This is the fight of the century and I need you on board with NRA now more than ever.”

In other words, “Obama is coming to take your guns today so you need to join the NRA.”

By the way, I checked on my guns this morning and they are still right where I left them – right next to my gas masks and in between the cases of Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) and ammo I have stockpiled in my underground bunker… Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Here we are – the last Friday of 2012, and you (almost) have another year under your belt, so congratulations!

For those of you heading out on New Year’s Eve, please don’t drink and drive.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This 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 Gen. Schwarzkopf, milk, gun owner’s home addresses, NRA, Fiscal Cliff blame, unfavorable ratings, Tim Tebow, Detroit Lions, and much more…

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Caught My Eye…

We made it! I did not know if last week’s column was the last, so I am happy to be here. In fact, since I am getting up there in years, I’m happy to be about anywhere…

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here – in fact this is my 125th “Caught My Eye” column. This 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 “Plan B” failure, ATP Documents, Baucus/Tester & Guns, Senate Filibuster, Exodus of Baucus staff, Top Stories of 2012, Worst Columns of 2012, Suzy Favor Hamilton, birthdays, and much more!

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