It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. – Andrew Jackson
Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:
- Great Falls School Elections
- Montana Special House Election
- Trump Report on Andrew Jackson
- Hillary Speaks
- The Colbert Monologue
Great Falls School Elections:
Great Falls voters defeated a $500,000 high school technology levy and re-elected incumbents Jan Cahill, Jason Brantley, and Don Ryan to serve three-year terms on the school board. (GF Tribune)
The technology levy failed by about 729 votes. I supported the tech levy.
What was most interesting to me was the number of votes received by candidate Don Petrini. He received around 5,297 votes. He did not get elected to the school board. The Great Falls Tribune reported in late March that Petrini had posted a photo on his Facebook page of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michele Obama depicted as apes. There were other posts just as disgusting. Amazingly, he received over five thousand votes from the citizens in Great Falls.
Montana Special House Election:
On Tuesday, I received my ballot for the special election to elect a new U.S. House member.
I received it in the mail – so take that Jeff Essmann and Corey Stapleton!
I can select Republican Greg Gianforte, or Democrat Rob Quist, or Libertarian Mark Wicks. I can also leave it blank or write in someone’s name. Getting that ballot make me feel powerful and patriotic!
My Pro Tip – I would suggest waiting closer to Election Day (May 25) to cast your vote. With all the baggage we have discovered about the two top candidates, who knows what we will find out next.
For the 2018 election, I suggest the major political parties in Montana recruit their candidates from the Montana State Prison…
For the conspiracy theorists – Since Greg Gianforte has investments with Russian companies; do you think the Russians will be tampering with this election, too? Maybe during the conversation this week between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, they talked about helping Gianforte win…
Trump Report on Andrew Jackson:
In case you missed it, you can read “a paper” Donald Trump wrote about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War HERE.
You really need to read the report – so stop what you are doing and click HERE.
FYI – For my more gullible readers, “the paper” is a joke.
The Washington Post reported that Hillary Clinton on Tuesday attributed her defeat in the 2016 presidential election to interference by Russian hackers and FBI Director James B. Comey, and declared herself to be “part of the resistance” to Donald Trump’s presidency.
She also said during the Women for Women event in New York that, “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”
Heck, if the election were held today she might win it this time. None of that matters. She lost. It sucks to lose an election.
The Colbert Monologue:
On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Colbert went after President Trump pretty hard during his opening monologue. The monologue drew a lot of praise and criticism, including a #FireColbert movement.
You can watch it HERE. Did he go too far?