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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Published in: on December 29, 2011 at 8:32 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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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! (more…)

Published in: on October 19, 2011 at 7:56 am  Comments Off on CNN Presidential Debate  
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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.  (more…)

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. (more…)

Published in: on September 8, 2011 at 7:40 am  Comments Off on The Republican Debate  
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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… (more…)