Thursday Numbers

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Quote of the day…

One minute you’re young and fun. And the next, you’re turning down the stereo in your car to see better. –Anonymous

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 unemployment claims, body bags, sale of alcoholic beverages, coronavirus deaths in a single day, coronavirus/Trump poll, gas prices, checking temperatures, REO Speedwagon, earthquake, Trump & Facebook, and much more!

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time
-Eagles “Take it to the Limit”

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Election 2020
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • NASCAR/Ryan Newman
  • One More Thing

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Caught My Eye…

We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Welcome to the big column to end the week, “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

If you are a first-time visitor, welcome! CME is the once a week column that is posted 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. There may be some sarcasm and pointed independent commentary so be warned!

Here are the topics that “Caught My Eye” this week:

  • Whistleblower
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Favorite Sitcom Theme Song
  • Top Searches
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. It’s not what you see, it’s how you look at it. It’s not how your life is, it’s how you live it. –Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Tester/Daines
  • Impeachment – Danger Zone
  • One More Thing

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