Thursday Numbers

Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision. –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 Jeopardy, unemployment, taxes & corporations, Trump’s job approval, Mueller report, NFL schedules, Josh Huestis, Columbine High School, Madonna, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: The Top Problem is…

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm

Every December we see a lot of “year-end” lists. I’ve been known to publish a few here at The Western Word. Today I found one from Gallup.

According to Gallup polling, the nation’s top problem for 2017 is…wait for it…

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Monday’s Quick Hits

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Cellphone Fines
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Easter Egg Roll
  • Saturday Night Live

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The Wednesday Read: Trump, Sales, & Parker

I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. – Thomas Jefferson

Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:

  • Trump’s Tax Return
  • Scott Sales & Cyclists
  • John Parker – District Court Judge

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Thursday Numbers

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” 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 Obama & Bullock’s taxes, unemployment, the Republican National Committee, the Tax Code, the school board election, AmeriCorps, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, The Western Word’s Facebook page, Jon Tester & his sidekick, a talking horse, the Flathead Water Compact & amendments, the United States Air Force, Aaron Hernandez, Atlanta public school educators, a math problem, and much more!

Your weekly dose of knowledge awaits…

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Thursday Numbers

Hello Thursday!  If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), “Thursday Numbers” is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

REMINDER:  By reading this column you will probably gain a great deal of knowledge not found on other websites!  You can use this information to impress your family, friends and co-workers, and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about a surplus, a jackpot, Facebook, bonuses, unemployment, taxes on medals, equal pay, bunker time, fundraiser, Post Office names, women with curves, a bikini parade, not paying taxes, the last August recess, and much more! Continue reading

Thursday Numbers

Congratulations!  You’ve almost got another week under your belt and to help you make it through another Thursday I bring you my “Thursday Numbers” column!

Rest easy – Friday is only a day away…

In case you are a new visitor, “Thursday Numbers” is a look at some of the numbers in the news recently – which are often presented with commentary or sarcasm or both!

This week I take a look at food stamps, views of YouTube videos, unemployment, income taxes, book purchases, jobs being eliminated, NASCAR, Baseball, the Governor’s trip, a “deadly” gas drive-off, and much more!  So to be in the know, please read on… Continue reading