Thursday Numbers

There was a safety meeting at work today. The boss asked me, “What steps would you take in case of a fire?” “Great big ones” was the wrong answer. -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 the Mega Millions jackpot, fortune cookies and the lottery, the White House & limos, Vice President Mike Pence & U.S. Senator Steve Daines, unemployment, made-up news, Biden/Trump & the Texas poll, Trump’s job approval, Royals/Orioles records, Duckworth & #CadetBoneSpurs, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they are behind you for a reason. ― Pravinee Hurbungs

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 Walmart, Montana Cash lottery, unemployment, Larry Nassar, Super Bowl, Justice Department, sanctuary cities, White House personnel, Mueller investigation, Jon Tester, most educated states, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Steve Daines, Baseball Hall of Fame, Elton John, Tammy Duckworth, and much more!

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Wednesday’s Political Odds & Ends

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

It’s hump day – and a big day for political news! Today is another one of those days in which there are several major stories out there that I want to comment about – so it’s another “Political Odds & Ends” day!

Today’s topics include:

  • Montana Action Alert
  • Montana Governor’s Race
  • Primary/Caucus Analysis
  • NRSC & Tammy Duckworth
  • Obama & Reagan’s Funeral

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Wednesday’s Political Potpourri!

It’s hump day so things should start looking up for us around noon today!  Today on The Western Word I’ve got a potpourri of political stories and commentary for your reading pleasure!

Today I write and comment about senate debates, the Pearl Jam concert, the Walsh concert, Dennis v. Raymond, getting satisfaction, Attorney General, the Clemens trial, and much more!

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Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner

I happened to get an invitation via e-mail from U.S. Senator Jon Tester to the annual Mansfield-Metcalf dinner on Saturday, March 12 in Helena.

Most of the time I take these invites and place them in the trash folder, but this one caught my attention.

Yes, it is a fundraiser for the Democrats ($50 per ticket) and there will probably be a lot of talk about how great they are for America and how terrible the Republicans are for America at this event. That’s what political parties are designed to do and the “meat and potato” members attend these events.

The real reason for this column is not to talk about Democrats or Republicans and their theories on how one side is better than the other, but it’s to talk about one of the speakers for this event. Continue reading