Thursday Numbers

Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus. – Unknown

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include Greg Gianforte is first, unemployment, State of the Union, Sales Tax bill, State of the Union polls, Shopko, the political crisis in Virginia, Montana microbreweries’ tap-room hours, Trump’s first rally of 2019, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: State of the Union

This is the time to re-ignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. – President Donald J. Trump 02/05/19

President Donald J. Trump gave his State of the Union (SOTU) address last night. The speech lasted 1:22:25 making it the third-longest SOTU speech in history.

Here are some of my thoughts about his speech.

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Last year I joined a support group for antisocial people. We haven’t met yet. – Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • State of the Union
  • Greg Gianforte
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam
  • Sheriff of Social Media

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Caught My Eye…

Hello February!

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
-American Pie (Don Mclean)

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:

  • State of the State Address
  • Daines – Publicity Hound
  • State of the Union
  • Sheriff of Social Media
  • Super Bowl Prediction
  • One More Thing

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The Monday Memo

When you’re dead, you don’t know it. It only hurts those around you. It’s the same when you’re stupid. –Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Pelosi 2, Trump 1
  • Impeach Nancy Pelosi
  • The Billboard
  • Media Bias/Fact Check

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Thursday Numbers

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
-English Nursery Rhyme

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 Grammys, State of the Union numbers, Jon Tester, Twitter & the State of the Union, Greg Gianforte, John Heenan, Grant Kier, unemployment, Super Bowl poll, Houston Rockets point guard James Harden, grading Trump, Trey Gowdy, February 1, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: State of the Union Review

So let’s begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong. And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America. – President Donald J. Trump (01/30/18)

Let’s face it – President Donald J. Trump is no President Barack Obama when it comes to delivering speeches. Not many can compete with Obama in that arena.

The first year in office is in the books for Trump. Now he owns the Presidency and the good and bad that happens along the way.

Tuesday night Trump delivered a decent *speech. He stayed on script for the most part and even when he could not get one Democrat to cheer for his ideas, he kept his cool and stayed the course. There were some Democrats who boycotted his speech. Like I wrote yesterday, anytime a member of Congress boycotts the SOTU address, no matter which party, this is pure pettiness. They should be adults and show up.

Trump kept his cool for the whole length of his speech – one hour and twenty minutes. That makes it the third-longest State of the Union speech in history. Bill Clinton owns the two longest speeches. Trump’s speech contained 5,830 words. (Source)

We’ll see if he can keep his cool on Twitter in the coming days.

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