Thursday Numbers

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. – Abraham Lincoln

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 unemployment, data breaches, U.S. House debate, Cubs, Pence vs. Kaine, voter turnout in GF, VP poll results, the hospital bill, fundraising, Rex the beagle, and much more!



The Wednesday Read: School Levy, Gianforte, Zinke, & VP Debate

We are all born mad. Some remain so. – Samuel Beckett

Today these items caught my attention:

  • GF School Levy Vote
  • Zinke’s Montana Home
  • Gianforte’s Money
  • Analysis of VP Debate


TWW Poll: Who Won the VP Debate?

Who do you think won the vice presidential debate, Tim Kaine or Mike Pence?

Click “continue reading” to vote. 


Published in: on October 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm  Comments (4)  
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Terrific News Tuesday

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. – Helen Keller

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Ben Steele
  • Billings Senior High Homecoming
  • Great Falls School Bond Election
  • Vice Presidential Debate
  • The Oregon Cowboy
  • Get on the Ground


Published in: on October 4, 2016 at 6:17 am  Comments Off on Terrific News Tuesday  
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Weekend Political Odds & Ends

Your friendly independent blogger happened to catch the following stories/issues over the weekend:

  • Bullock’s Permission Slip
  • MT Dems – An Incredibly Diverse Group
  • Pence & Kaine Are Boring
  • Democratic National Convention & Wasserman Schultz
  • AP Poll about Guns
  • An Interesting Tweet

I have commentary about each one – so read on…