Thursday Numbers

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

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 Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, Social Security beneficiaries, 2018, claims for unemployment, Montana Millionaire drawing, the NFL this Sunday, least intelligent dogs, most admired for 2017, top media stories for 2017, Montana unemployment, the top column for 2017 from The Western Word, and much more!

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Monday’s Quick Hits

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde

Today’s quick hits include:

  • Bumper Sticker Mania
  • Social Security
  • Great Falls flooding
  • Blog of the Week

There’s much more, so watch out…

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Monday’s Odds & Ends

Hello Monday! It’s time for another odds and ends edition from the past weekend! When there are several stories out there that I want to comment about, I combine them into a one column and call it “Potpourri” or “Odds & Ends” or something catchy to get your attention.

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Fundraising
  • The “liberal” Western Word
  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl
  • The Benghazi Staffer
  • Newt Gingrich & Speaker
  • Social Security & Gas
  • Saturday Night Live

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Thursday Numbers

Happy Halloween! Before you get a sugar high from all the candy, please take a few minutes to read the newest edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If this is your first time reading “Thursday Numbers,” this is the column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm).

This week I write about a scary car, illegal immigrants, unemployment, the Rosendale for Congress video, David Ortiz, the Red Sox, replacing your member of congress, the death penalty, Obama’s approval rating, violent crimes rising, the Republican Party, Social Security benefits, coldest cities, Kansas City Chiefs, Steve Daines, Kathleen Sebelius & Marsha Marsha Marsha Blackburn, and the third-most beer-loving state!

There’s a lot more so read on…

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word for another edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If this is your first time checking out “Thursday Numbers,” this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes spiked with a little sarcasm). Be advised –  people have been known to gain a vast amount of knowledge by reading “Thursday Numbers.”

This week I write about the cost of raising a child, unemployment, Duck Dynasty, Great Falls Public Schools, Woodstock, Egypt, Social Security, Jesse Jackson Jr., same-sex marriage and the military, Malmstrom AFB, Dirk Adams for Senate, Newt Gingrich speaks, and much more!

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