Thursday Numbers

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies. – Robert Kennedy

Welcome to the first “Thursday Numbers” of December! 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 Taylor Swift, Victoria’s Secret, Steve Daines, OPEC, unemployment, Jon Tester, Tiger Woods, Nancy Pelosi, Big Mac, Steve Bullock, Montana Republican Party, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell

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 Jon Tester & the Thornton Law Firm, unemployment, Duck Dynasty, 115th Congress demographics, grizzly bears, Garfield County Montana, Orrin G. Hatch, Montana Legislators’ pay raise, auto thefts in Great Falls, Great American Smokeout, drunk driving in Montana, oil & gas leases, Ryan Zinke & “American Commander,” College Football Playoff rankings, lobbying, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

My whole life is about winning. I don’t lose often. I almost never lose. – Donald Trump

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 voters in Montana, unemployment, Help Wanted, first 100 days, exit polling, voter turnout, McCone County Montana, Big Horn County Montana, Montana legislature, Elsie Arntzen, final numbers, campaign literature, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, President-elect Donald Trump, Cleveland Browns, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra

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 Montana Governor’s race, campaign spending, unemployment, Great Falls Public Schools Foundation, Great Falls & cell phones, Chicago Cubs, the Presidential race, Montana’s absentee ballots, campaign lit, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. – Andre Gide

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 Greg Gianforte, Democratic Governors Association, unemployment, National Education Association, Montana Democratic Party & Dirk Sandefur, FiveThirtyEight predictions, Tribune poll & judges, Twitter, Gannett & Great Falls Tribune, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. – John Kenneth Galbraith

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 fundraising, unemployment, pumpkins, Planned Parenthood, law enforcement officers, marijuana, Montana state auditor poll, Veterans Affairs, Social Security, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

You’ve got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin’
-Bob Dylan

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 Wells Fargo, Bullock & settlements, unemployment, Montana Supreme Court election, National Hockey League, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Montana Cowgirl, Election Day 2016, Congressional job approval, Jon Tester, Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke, drunk driving, and much more!

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