Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word to read this special Independence Day edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

NOTE: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Consider this your warning.

This week I write about fireworks, the Statue of Liberty, our population past and present, unemployment, Freedom of Information Act, the Declaration of Independence, grilling, eating hot dogs, Jefferson and Adams, Liberty, Patriot, our Flag, Funniest 4th of July E-cards, beer consumption, a pot-bellied pig, and much more so read on!

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Caught My Eye…

Congratulations and welcome to Friday!  To help make your day go by just a little more quickly, here’s another “Caught My Eye” column to help you make it to your weekend.

If you are a new visitor, Caught My Eye is the weekly column that takes a look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and sometimes I offer commentary – and sometimes it is sprinkled with just a pinch of sarcasm!

So buckle up for the ride – today we take look at nuclear missiles, Jesus on a Mountain, Rehberg on Fox, Wilmer on MSNBC, what landed in my political inbox, an ombudsman, flashback to October 2007, friends that desert you, a hollow life, a salute to a lady, a question to remember, and much more! Continue reading