Thursday Numbers

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. ― Soren Kierkegaard

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 and humor.

This week’s topics include funding the government, holiday travel, Billings Police Officers, Go Fund Me for the wall, Montana Millionaire lottery, unemployment, 2020 Census, Trump & Syria, Thursday Numbers milestone, Paul Ryan, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

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 Mega Millions, unemployment, goats, Anthony Kennedy, Planned Parenthood, KRTV, a second civil war, Congressional leadership ratings, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

There is only one rule for being a good talker – learn to listen. – Christopher Morley

Happy Halloween – I love that mask you’re wearing!

We’re approaching the final week of the 2016 election season. This should be fun and full of surprises. Buckle up!

Today I take a look at the Billings rally with Speaker Ryan, the new Montana VA Director, Gianforte’s Whistle Stop Tour, Montana Democrats & Get Out To Vote, campaign fliers, Clinton email investigation, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. – Elbert Hubbard

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 Hot Lotto jackpot, dark money, Montana Cash jackpot, unemployment, Decision America Tour, fighter pilots, Zinke fundraiser, Paul Ryan, Trump Towers, NFL preseason, rain, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government. – Donald Trump

Welcome to the big show to end the week – “Caught My Eye” (CME). It’s also the first CME of May!

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 this week include Montana & Trump, bumper sticker update, Gianforte’s patch, Trump & the Republicans, Fox News & Ed Henry, Cruz & Twitter, Beer & ice cream & cupcakes & blood, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson

Welcome to Wednesday – also known as “Hump Day” or “Wine Wednesday” or whatever works to help you make it to the weekend!

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

Today’s topics include:

  • “Bold” Analysis of the Gianforte Ad
  • MT Dems – Equal Pay Day
  • Ryan – “Count me out”
  • Trump Complains
  • Cruz – Natural Born Citizen

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