Thursday Numbers

The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe because its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them. -Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Trump’s fundraising, ransom to hackers, unemployment, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Montana AFL-CIO convention, NBA Draft, Trump’s job approval rating, Bullock & the second debate, the congressional women’s softball game, Yellowstone, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Whenever you’re faced with an explanation of what’s going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence. – Charles Krauthammer

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 Melania’s Texas Trip, Melania’s jacket, Online Sales Tax, Trump “as a person,” and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. – Thomas Paine

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 on today include Trump’s recordings, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, Space Corps, Kansas City Chiefs, and One More Thing!

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Thursday Numbers

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. – Oscar Wilde

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 unemployment, chemistry, Gianforte, Presidential approval ratings, Montana Lottery, Great Falls City Commission candidates, Bill Cosby, Trump & immigrants, NBA Draft, and much more!

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