Terrific News Tuesday

Everyone can use a little good news and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Great Falls election
  • World Cup
  • Navy’s Maternity Leave
  • South Carolina
  • World’s Oldest Person
  • ESPN Body Issue

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SCOTUS Poll: A Nation Divided

Today would have been a good day to write about World Cup soccer because I watched (and dozed off) during the match between Germany and Argentina yesterday. I kind of like soccer the same way I like Olympic swimming and gymnastics. Once these events are over, I normally don’t pay too much attention to them until the next Olympics.

So thanks World Cup for killing some time for me this summer, but the World Cup column will have to wait – maybe forever.

Many people don’t pay too much attention to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) until June of each year when they release their decisions. Then we forget about them unless a high-profile case is heard.

Gallup recently released the results of their SCOTUS poll that was conducted the second week of July. Gallup reported, “Americans remain divided in their assessments of the U.S. Supreme Court, with 47% approving of the job it is doing, and 46% disapproving.”

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by for your weekly dose of knowledge!

Have a wonderful Independence Day – and remember we are `Merica – so let’s do it right!

If you are a first-time visitor, “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 spiked with sarcasm) just to make you smile, shake your head, or make you send me nasty e-mails or Tweets.

This week I write about fireworks, World Cup, the USA in 1776 & 2014, American Crossroads, Veterans Administration, unemployment, Declaration of Independence, Benefis Health System, Liberty, Civil Rights Act, worst president, Air Force Global Strike Command, Yahoo Contributor Network, parking at Walmart, Mitt Romney, Fox News, a new four-star admiral, and much more!

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Futball and Vuvuzelas

OK, I admit that I was one of the millions who watched the FIFA World Cup final yesterday between Spain and the Netherlands. Spain won the match 1-0 in extra time.

More people watch the World Cup final than watch the Super Bowl. Soccer, also called “futball” in most places (that don’t have a USA zip code), is the most-watched sport in the world.

I am not a big soccer fan, but I have watched several World Cup matches this year even after the USA was eliminated. I enjoy the close matches – the extra periods and the shootouts. I also like the fact that there are not any commercials when they are playing. The sport has not been Americanized that far just yet. Continue reading