Everyone should have their mind blown once a day. – Neil deGrasse Tyson
Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:
- The Trump Budget
- A Cold War?
- My U.S. House Prediction
- Celebrate Good Times NFL
The Trump Budget:
“Dead on arrival” were the three words that I most often heard after President Donald Trump released his FY 2018 budget.
The title given to the Trump budget is the “Taxpayer First Budget” and the Trump administration does a wonderful job of selling it:
President Trump’s first proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills. The administration’s proposal reverses the damaging trends from previous administrations by putting our nation’s budget back into balance and reducing our debt through fiscally conservative principles, all the while delivering on President Trump’s campaign promise not to cut Social Security retirement or Medicare. The budget’s combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation.
Just like other budgets, some of it may actually be enacted and some of it may not. The Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House, so they should get what they want, right?
You can read the President’s budget by clicking HERE. Enjoy…
A Cold War?
It looks as though there may be a little cold war (or cold shoulder) going on between President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
Twice in the past few days, cameras have caught Melania in what looks like her rejecting attempts by the President to hold her hand. (Huff Post)
Maybe it was just a swing and miss by the President. Some staffers are saying he is exhausted from this trip, so maybe he’s tired.
U.S. House Special Election Prediction:
It’s so sad – the race to fill Montana’s lone house seat and to be ranked near the bottom of the 435 members of the U.S. House is almost over. The winner of Thursday’s election will have to plan on another election in about 18 months, maybe sooner if the person has a primary.
I was not happy with the two major party candidates, but one of them has to win it. Drumroll, please…
The person who will be Montana’s next U.S. Representative for Montana is Republican Greg Gianforte.
I honestly feel sorry for Democrat Rob Quist. By throwing his hat into the ring, Quist’s past was scrutinized and he and his family were embarrassed.
I rubbed my crystal ball a few times and flipped a couple coins. I think the final results will look something like this:
Gianforte – 48%
Quist – 41%
Wicks – 9%
Other – 2%
Thanks to Gianforte, Quist, and Libertarian Mark Wicks for running. Thanks to their staffers for keeping The Western Word informed. Thanks to the volunteers.
Feel free to leave your prediction in the comment section or email me.
Onward and upward!
The NFL – Celebrate Good Times!
The NFL is going to relax rules for player celebrations.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to fans that, “we are relaxing our rules on celebrations to allow players more room to have fun after they make big plays.”
Goodell also told players and fans that offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized.
I guess snow angels are in. Fake machine guns are out.
I think this one – from the movie “Any Given Sunday” would still receive a flag (and a fine).
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Remember when Trump said he wouldn’t be golfing or taking vacations because he was gonna be busy, busy, busy working? After 2 days on the road being chaffeured around every step, he’s exhausted? This is also the guy who professed that the body is born with a finite amount of energy and he doesn’t want to waste it on exercise. Funny about that.
It all comes down to voter turn-out.
There’s your pithy political prediction for tomorrow.
Doug – Thanks for your “pithy political prediction” and Trump is probably saying “Being President is really hard.” -JmB
Trump’s budget — dread on arrival.
It’s now up to the women. Will they vote or stay home?
Gianforte had 48% — let’s see if he polls anywhere close.
And yes the winner will be primaried.
Carole – Thanks for your comments. I think that Wicks has enough support to hold Gianforte under 50%. Quist just has been exposed too much to get much over 40%. -JmB