Thursday Numbers

I accidentally wore a red shirt to Target today and, long story short, I’m covering for Debbie this weekend. –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 NorthWestern Energy, unauthorized immigrants, General Motors, unemployment, Nancy Pelosi, most charitable states, Montana highway deaths, College Football Playoff Rankings, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. – Rosemary Nonny Knight

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, Duncan & Margaret Hunter, the midterm election, Jon Tester, The Western Word poll, a Fox News poll, Duncan Hunter’s indictment, the Big Bang Theory, Veterans Affairs Montana, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Potpourri

When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a “potpourri” column. This is one of those days!

Today I write about the Montana Legislature and Larry’s bill, snowplowing in Montana, Mitt Romney Part III, College Football Playoff National Championship, the Denver Broncos, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

We are back after taking last Thursday off for Thanksgiving. I hope you had a great holiday!

Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this 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 Mega Millions, free preventative care, federal disability benefits, unemployment, Mike Tomlin, CenturyLink versus Arrowhead, Sandy Hook calls, roadkill permits, could it be Satan, Affordable Care Act, College Football Bowl schedule, Florida State/Ohio State, air pocket, the temperature, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

It’s the Christmas Edition of the (almost) award winning weekly column, “Caught My Eye.” This is where I take a look at some of the stories that I did not have to comment about during the week – sometimes sarcastically!

First, some breaking news: Congress is no longer in session, so we are all safe until January 5, 2011.

The staff here at The Western Word wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! By the way, it’s not too late to help those in need this Christmas! Do something today!

A special thank you to all those who are away from home this Christmas protecting us. We miss you and we are praying for your safe return! (more…)

Published in: on December 24, 2010 at 5:00 am  Comments Off on Caught My Eye…  
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BCS: They Did It Again

It seems just about every year I write about the upcoming college football bowl games with disappointment. This year is no different.

I am in favor of a playoff system for major college football, but they don’t have one and since they don’t have playoffs, it would be nice if they made the five BCS bowl games more interesting.

There are three undefeated teams going into the bowl season, Auburn, Oregon and TCU. TCU was left out of the championship game. So there’s a chance we’ll have two undefeated teams at the end of the bowl season.

The BCS bowl games are the five “big money” games in college football. One would hope the top 10 teams would play each other in these five BCS games: one versus two, three versus four, and so on. Not so fast my friend…there’s money involved and conferences have deals with bowl committees and that is where it is all screwed up. (more…)

Published in: on December 6, 2010 at 9:27 am  Comments Off on BCS: They Did It Again  
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