Thursday Numbers

So you made it to Thursday –Congrats! Just one more day and you’ve made it to the weekend!

The “Thursday Numbers” column is where I take a look at the numbers in the news and provide some commentary with them.

Pssst…You can also use this information to amaze and dazzle your friends, family, and co-workers.

Today I take a look at counting in Iowa, Keystone and Keith Stone, unemployment, Dolly, Newt and Marianne, Tester and Bain, Biden and the Giants, a contested senate GOP primary, the final four of football, and much more – so read on! Be sure to share with your friends and family!

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Politics 2012: Free Speech and Remotes

There’s too much money in politics, period.  You can ask people in Iowa about that.  New Hampshire – this is your week to feel the wrath of unlimited “Super PAC” spending.  South Carolina – get ready – it’s building up and heading your way like a tsunami.

Even out here in “Big Sky” country, we’re about to see spending on elections go through the ceiling as we get closer to November 2012.  By the way, candidate filing for the 2012 elections in Montana opens next Thursday (January 12).

It’s free speech.  We can’t stop it, but we can mute the TV.  Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Thanks for dropping by – we just about have another year under our belts – Congratulations!  Did you actually believe you would be around this long?

If you are new to Thursday Numbers, this is where I take a look at the numbers behind the news and provide some commentary with them – sometimes I add a little sarcasm.

Be aware:  This information can be used to amaze your friends, family, and co-workers – and you may even be cooler to them after sharing this information!

Today I add some Iowa Caucus flavor to Thursday Numbers.  I also write about bowl games, the Conservation Reserve Program, vacations, room rates, Jack Abramoff, a recall, an old monkey, a crocodile, and much more!

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CNN Presidential Debate

The GOP Presidential candidates invaded Las Vegas Tuesday to participate in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate.  Anderson Cooper was the moderator.

Headlines today range from “Candidates come out Swinging” to “Sparks fly at GOP event” to “GOP Front-Runners Catch Heat” to “Republican rivals get rough in Las Vegas debate.”  They are all true.

It was nasty.  It was contentious.  Some observers are wondering if the GOP will be able to unite after the primary is over.  Let’s take a look at it! Continue reading

Debates and Football

Gee whiz CNN – you should never schedule a CNN/Tea Party debate when there’s a super-duper double helping of Monday Night Football on.  C’mon man…what were you thinking?

CNN has the debate divided into four sections on their website.  So I watched it.  Today.  I nodded off during a Michele Bachmann tirade regarding Rick Perry and 12 year old girls.  Continue reading

The Republican Debate

I happened to catch the Republican Presidential debate last night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.  It was televised by MSNBC. I tweeted during the debate that it was like “anything you can do, I can do better” time.

I decided to sleep on it and then write this column (besides I was listening to a baseball game).  So, here are a few short lines about each of the eight contenders.  I give medals (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) to the three who made the podium.  Enjoy and discuss. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Happy Friday – we made it again!  Summer vacations are winding down and school starts soon – what a freaking bummer – but we do have about three weekends left before “the end.”

For the new folks, Caught My Eye is the (almost) award-winning weekly column where I take a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week.  I offer some brief comments about the stories and sometimes add just a touch of sarcasm!

This week I talk about the Iowa debate, the Downpour Music Festival, I check the e-mails in my political inbox, I comment about rural air service, talk about the supercommittee and much more!  So please read on… Continue reading