Thursday Numbers

It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone. – Hans F. Hansen

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 NFL divisional playoff viewers, unemployment, Dow Jones, Apple Inc., fake, Dreamers, Medicaid & working, Trump & racism, net neutrality, the White House intern, 2017 Fake News Awards, National Park Service advisory board, Jon Tester & townhall meetings, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine

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

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 that I am providing commentary about today include the pep rally for Trump, government shutdown averted, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Greg Gianforte, CHIP, Obamacare, the Zinkes, and One More Thing!

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Monday’s Quick Hits: Noel Tree, Zinke, & Alabama

Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • The Noel Tree
  • Secretary Zinke’s Rebuttal
  • Alabama Senate

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Published in: on December 11, 2017 at 9:36 am  Comments (3)  
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Caught My Eye…

Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open. – Dalai Lama

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

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 that I am providing commentary about today include Senator Al Franken’s resignation and the “ethics champs,” Ryan Zinke did it again, Matt Rosendale endorsements and Russ Fagg counters, bumper sticker mania, Donald, Melania and Pearl Harbor, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – Ann Landers

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

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 that I am providing commentary about today include the special session, Zinke’s travel, Al Franken, House tax plan, and One More Thing!

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Caught My Eye…

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it. – Samuel Butler

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

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 that I am providing commentary about today include Roy Moore, Steve Daines, Joseph & Mary, the tax plan, ObamaCare, Ryan Zinke, and One More Thing!

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Zinke: Troubling Times in the Kingdom

Being a cabinet official for the President of the United States means the spotlight shines just a little brighter on you than it did when you were just one of 435 members of the House of Representatives. The scrutiny is more intense. There are more members of the media to write stories and to do investigations. Of course, if you want to promote yourself, there’s someone in the media waiting to do that, too.

Former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke is finding out that he is not in Montana anymore. Zinke is President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Interior. Many in Montana, this writer included, wished Zinke well in his new position. Zinke, who is a former Navy SEAL, has found the seas pretty rough during his first year as Secretary.

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Published in: on October 25, 2017 at 9:52 am  Comments Off on Zinke: Troubling Times in the Kingdom  
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Monday’s Quick Hits: Fagg, Zinke, & Moron

Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock. – Jules Renard

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • The Russell Fagg Announcement
  • Zinke’s Flag
  • Moron

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Published in: on October 16, 2017 at 9:31 am  Comments Off on Monday’s Quick Hits: Fagg, Zinke, & Moron  
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Thursday Numbers

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm. – Calvin Coolidge

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 the border wall, unemployment, Ryan Zinke’s private flights, gun violence, The Montana Post, National Hockey League, abortion, weather forecasting, Fox & Friends, Kansas City Chiefs, and much more!

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Wednesday Commentary: Government Travel

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. – Potter Stewart

You’ve probably heard about the members of the Trump Administration having problems with travel. Some are acting like a teenager with a new car and daddy’s credit card. So far, there are four who are under scrutiny for their travel.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned. There should be more resignations because the folks who are screwing up all know better.

The latest mess deals with the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, who reportedly cruised the Thames, took in sight-seeing at Westminster Abbey, and watched a Wimbledon tennis match during a 10-day European trip with his wife. The trip was half business, half pleasure. (Fortune)

Montana’s own Ryan Zinke, who is now the Department of Interior Secretary, is one of the four cabinet members who are having some problems with travel.

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Published in: on October 4, 2017 at 11:35 am  Comments Off on Wednesday Commentary: Government Travel  
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