Thursday Numbers

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. – Douglas MacArthur

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 lottery jackpots, Eric Bolling, Glacier National Park, unemployment, Springsteen on Broadway, New England Patriots, North Korea’s nuclear warheads, TV news anchor, University of Montana, Postal Service, Billboard Hot 100 charts, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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 this week include Firefighting & C-130s, Surge Operation & Zinke, Bushman & the PSC, RINO Fight, Veterans’ Wait Time, Postal Service, ASSOL or ASS Law, and much more!

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Caught My Eye…

Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. – John Adams

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

If you are a first-time visitor, CME is posted right here every Friday morning. In fact, this is the 288th CME of all time! 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 caught my eye this week include Montana Supreme Court Justice #3 candidate Kristen Juras, the U.S. Postal Service in Great Falls, the 11th GOP Debate, Romney vs. Trump, plus a lot more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” If you are a new visitor, this is my weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes with a little sarcasm).

NOTICE:  By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers, so consider yourself warned.

This week I write about President Obama’s budget, fundraising for the Presidential library, executive pay, the Postal Service, unemployment, Sally Jewell, Montana Legislature, Anthony Weiner, Carol the elephant, obesity, K.C. Royals, egg salad, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out that you spend your time reading blogs they may not be too impressed…

This week I write about Valentine’s Day facts, State of the Union, unemployment, Carol Brady, Saturday mail delivery, most religious and non-religious states, term limits, 14th DUI, MT Highway Patrol, Minimum wage, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of February! Whoop, whoop!

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

Please note that if you read this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Then again, when they find out that you spend your time reading blogs they may not be too impressed…

This week I write about the budget deficit, the Postal Service, Allen Iverson, disability payments, unemployment, Cory Stapleton, Ashley Judd, Max Baucus, Fox News, Monopoly, Pee Patrol, the Beatles, Buckwild, Stewie the Cat, death penalty, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Thursday – just two more days and we’ve made it to the weekend – so hold on!

Welcome!  If this is your first time visiting The Western Word (TWW), my Thursday Numbers column is where I take a look at the numbers mentioned in the news and provide commentary (often with just a touch of sarcasm).

TAKE NOTE:  You will probably gain an untold amount of knowledge by reading this column!  This information will probably impress your family, friends and co-workers and it might even be life changing – so consider yourself warned…

This week I write about C-130s, Bible App downloads, a toe lawsuit, unemployment, Post Offices, Mother’s Day, campaign ad views, polls, U2 and U-2, BRAC, cheap cigarettes, Leaf, Twins, and much more!

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Published in: on May 10, 2012 at 8:49 am  Comments Off on Thursday Numbers  
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They Did It Again

Back in February and again in August, I wrote “Every time someone mentions closing a Post Office, local officials cry foul and Not In My Backyard (NIMBY).”

They did it again.  Yesterday the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced they were delaying the closing of any more post offices or mail facilities until May 15, 2012, due “to a request made by multiple U.S. Senators.”

Look for another delay in May 2012 – this time it will be delayed past the November elections – maybe it will eventually happen the same day as the Keystone XL Pipeline announcement… (more…)

Published in: on December 14, 2011 at 8:57 am  Comments (1)  
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Monday Morning Politics

Oh…oh…it’s another Monday, but we’re getting closer to the big holiday: CHRISTMAS!!

Almost every Monday I take a look at the political news that hit the newspapers and internet over the weekend and put it in one neat little package for all to see – with some commentary!

Today I look at Post Offices, the bet, a new poll, airport name, the new judge, winter tourism, spending money, and much more – so read on…

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Published in: on December 12, 2011 at 8:41 am  Comments Off on Monday Morning Politics  
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Politics 2012: Campaign Ads

Since we’re within a year of the 2012 Election, we’re seeing more and more campaign ads hit the airwaves – and also some issue-related ads are out which can help or hurt candidates.

Here at The Western Word we’re going to try to publish as many of them as we can find, so if you see a campaign commercial, please feel free to send me the link to my e-mail address listed on the right side of the screen.

Today we have six videos!  They are about Veterans and the Postal Service, Huntsman’s weather vane, Romney hits Perry on illegal immigration, Cain on the EPA, a thank you to Max Baucus, and a thank you to Jon Tester.  Enjoy! (more…)

Published in: on November 9, 2011 at 8:47 am  Comments Off on Politics 2012: Campaign Ads  
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