Thursday Numbers

Sometimes the best thing you do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best. – 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.

This week’s topics include Aaron Rodgers, unemployment, Montana State Fair, Puerto Rico, Giant Springs Elementary School, President Donald Trump & Google, I-185 poll results, U.S. Senator Jon Tester & the Homeland Security Committee, Unions – Yes, Bob Costas, Tester & Trump, the NFL preseason comes to a close, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: MTSen Poll, Half-Staff, Corn Maze, & TWW Poll

Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • A New MTSen poll
  • Half-Staff
  • Battle of Flat-Tops Corn Maze
  • TWW Poll: I-185

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

It’s hump day – and a big day for political news! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Action Alert
  • Montana Governor’s Race
  • Primary/Caucus Analysis
  • NRSC & Tammy Duckworth
  • Obama & Reagan’s Funeral

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Caught My Eye…

There are only FOUR days until Election Day 2014!

By the way, that is a really scary mask you have on today – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” 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 – or maybe both.

Today I write about election night coverage, Walsh & Plagiarism & NRSC, Absentee Ballots, Daines & fundraising, Ryan Zinke’s records, Student’s Mock Election, Battle for the U.S. Senate, plus I have a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Campaign 2014: Fundraising Frenzy II

I missed the U.S. House debate last night between Ryan Zinke and John Lewis for Montana’s At-Large House seat (football is much more entertaining). If you want to read about the debate, here is a Lee Newspapers story and an Associated Press story.

The Montanans for Lewis campaign sent a press release last night saying, “Montana’s John Lewis delivered a decisive win tonight championing issues Montanans care about most from Medicare to education, to energy and Montana agriculture jobs.”

I did not receive or see a post-debate press release from the Ryan Zinke campaign.

Last week I wrote about political parties and candidates trying to raise money. I thought they were sending a lot of e-mails, but since there are now only 35 days left until Election Day 2014, they have turned it up a notch or two. I have also taken part in several polls regarding the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races.

As I mentioned last week, I subscribe to receive updates via e-mail from different groups within the Democratic and Republican parties.

Monday, September 29, was a big day! The national Democrats sent me 15 e-mails trying to raise money. On the same day national Republicans sent me nine e-mails about fundraising.

Here are some of the subject lines from their fundraising e-mails. Enjoy.

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MT Senate 2014: The End?

Maybe it is time to cue The Doors’ song, “The End.”

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end

The talk of U.S. Senator John Walsh withdrawing from the senate race reached fever pitch Tuesday evening when the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported that Walsh had cancelled several upcoming events.

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Caught My Eye…

Woohoo – we made it to Friday!

Coming to you from The Western Word world headquarters deep inside a bunker somewhere in Montana, this is “Caught My Eye!” This column 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. Basically, nothing is off-limit – nothing!

Today I write about Lt. Governor John Walsh, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Steve Daines, Max Baucus, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Secretary of Defense, Malmstrom, F.E. Warren, and Minot, Global Strike Command, Mike “libido” Huckabee, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices, Bloggers’ rights, birthdays, plus we have two people who are making Montana proud!

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MT Senate 2014: Don’t Go Near the Light

Although we’re a little less than 16 months from the 2014 mid-term elections, there’s money to be raised and staff to be put into place. It’s like a good chess game. Today I take a look at some of the latest developments and, of course, offer my views.

Yesterday “The Hill” reported, “National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Vice Chairman Rob Portman (Ohio) will headline a Capitol Hill fundraiser this month for Rep. Steve Daines (R-Mont.).” If you follow me on Twitter, you were probably one of the first to see that.

In case you’re not from Montana, Steve Daines is Montana’s lone U.S. House member. He is the leader of the Montana Republicans. He is in his first term and this is his first elected office. He was previously a Lieutenant Governor candidate with Roy Brown in 2008. The Brown/Daines team was creamed by Governor Brian Schweitzer and Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger by about 33 points (yes, that bad).

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Caught My Eye…

Welcome to the second Friday of March – Whoop, whoop!

As a public service from The Western Word (TWW) here’s a reminder to get up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday and set your clocks ahead one hour.

By the way, how’s that sequestration thingy working out for you? I am currently waiting for President Obama to ask me out to lunch or dinner…

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 WaPo’s best blogs, jobs, the catheter, McCain & Graham, Piers Morgan Live, NRSC & RNC Plot Comeback, a special video showing a North Korea missile test, the Insane Rope Swing video, plus I crack open my political inbox and share! There’s a lot more so read on…

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Caught My Eye…

As we continue to speed toward the “end of the Mayan calendar” and for the “fiscal cliff” it’s time to pause and remember that this is Friday – and you made it through another hectic week. You deserve a pat on the back for that alone, so congratulations!

To add to the hysteria, Christmas is just 11 days away…

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 Susan Rice, Best Quotes of 2012, NRSC & Todd Aiken, Charlie Crist, Cleve Loney, Justin Bieber, and much more!

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