Thursday Numbers

Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that YOU will be okay no matter how things turn out. – Unknown

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 U.S. House fundraising, unemployment, Matthew Stafford, Jack Eaton & the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, civil war coming, impeachment poll, America’s Scariest Haunted House, House Republicans – storm troopers, Houston Astros & Washington Nationals, undefeated and winless NFL teams, and much more!

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Thursday Numbers

Sometimes your circle decreases in size but increases in value. – Unknown

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 Halloween spending, Powerball, Montana Secretary of State, unemployment, the phrase “trick or treat,” campaign material, MT-AL Race, World Series Poll, Initiative 185, dressing like Donald Trump for Halloween, and much more!

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TWW Poll: Dodgers or Red Sox?

The 2018 Major League Baseball World Series begins Tuesday night with the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League taking on the Boston Red Sox of the American League.

The games will be broadcast on FOX. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:09 ET. For more information about the World Series, click HERE.

This week’s poll at The Western Word asks, “Who do you think will win the 2018 World Series?”

If you do not see the poll, click on “More.”

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Thursday Numbers

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

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’s budget, Papa John’s, unemployment, lifetime pass, walking alone at night, U.S. coal production, family members on campaign payroll, teams that have not won a World Series, Marsy’s Law, Houston Astros, fall back, 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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Terrific News Tuesday

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

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:

  • Selfless Gift
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • World Series
  • NBA
  • Two Weeks

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Thursday Numbers

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are. – John W. Gardner

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 just a little bit of sarcasm.

This week’s topics include World Series viewers, the Royals parade, unemployment, the garbage man, Griz/Cats/Saints & playoffs, area code, Packers & Broncos, election results, Jeb Bush, the undefeated, and much more!

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Terrific News Tuesday

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday – the first one for November!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Election Day
  • Health Coverage for Montanans
  • Scheels & Veterans
  • Walmart & Veterans
  • I Love a Parade
  • International Space Station

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Kansas City Royals: Crowned!

IMG_20151015_104041 (1)Baseball can be so cruel to players and fans. In the seventh game of the 2014 World Series (last year), the Kansas City Royals left the tying run on third base in the bottom of the ninth. The game was being played in Kansas City. Royals’ fans around the world watched as the San Francisco Giants celebrated their world championship on our field and in our city.

Fast-forward one year and the Royals were back in the series and on a mission. Up three games to one on the New York Mets, the Mets were just about to win game five and send it back to Kansas City for games six and seven. Mets fans had to be feeling pretty cocky.

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey had pitched a jewel – his team was ahead 2-0 going into the ninth. Harvey wanted to finish off what he started and convinced his manager, Terry Collins, to let him pitch the ninth inning.

It seems the Royals had the Mets right where they wanted them. Earlier in the playoffs, the Houston Astros had the Royals on the ropes – just six outs from being eliminated, but the Royals prevailed.

Collins let Harvey pitch and the move may haunt the Mets forever. The final was Royals 7, Mets 2. It was a 12 inning game, and a classic in-your-face comeback that the country had come to expect from the Royals.

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