Thursday Numbers

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali

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 Powerball jackpot, Beto & Bernie, unemployment, hate groups in America, March Madness, Jimmy Carter, New Zealand’s gun ban, Trump’s weekend tweets, rattlesnakes, C-SPAN, job approval rating of Congress, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale, Ads, Poll, Laughing, & Thursday

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about. ― Jonathan Harnisch

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale’s Bad Day
  • The Campaign Ads
  • TWW Poll: I-186
  • The World Laughed
  • Thursday Plans

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Kavanaugh, Anderson, Woods, & Memories.

Thanks to the people that walked into my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing. — Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Kavanaugh on Offense
  • Fred Anderson & Miles City
  • James Woods & Twitter
  • Calendar and Memories

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Trump Tweets

I’ve always won, and I’m going to continue to win. And that’s the way it is. – Donald Trump

One thing I like about President Donald Trump is he keeps it interesting. There’s always something to write about with this President having unfiltered access to Twitter. It’s kind of like watching a car race – you know there’s going to be a crash so you keep watching.

Here are a couple recent @realDonaldTrump tweets that I wanted to comment about:

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day, Tweets, & Pardon

If I were president of the United States and I had a lawyer that told me I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Election Day
  • Junior Tweets
  • Pardon Me

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Memorial Day, Vacation, and One Week!

I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don’t you, Clark? – Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Here we are – it’s a Tuesday that seems like a Monday! Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Trump’s Memorial Day Tweet
  • Trump’s Memorial Day Speech
  • Vacation Time
  • One Week Out

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Caught My Eye…

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein

Welcome to the big show to end the week “Caught My Eye” (CME)!

Happy Groundhog Day!

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right 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. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – maybe both.

Topics that I am providing commentary about today include the Nunes memo, Trump & the SOTU, Facebook lawyers, Senator Robert Menendez, campaign ads on TWW, and in One More Thing, I offer you my bold Super Bowl prediction!

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