Tuesday Commentary: Mueller, Trump, Stocks, Downing, & Manure

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. – John Milton

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Mueller and Trump
  • The Stock Market
  • Downing’s Investment
  • Horse Sh**

Mueller & Trump:

According to the New York Times, lawyers for President Donald Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. That’s because the president has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself. If he does it in front of Mueller, he could be charged with lying to investigators.

I’m thinking that if Trump does meet with Mueller, Trump would be so overmatched that he might end up confessing to a lot of things, like knowing the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa.

The bottom line is if Mueller wants to interview Trump it’s going to happen – even if the U.S. Supreme Court has to rule on it.

The Stock Market:

President Donald Trump was quick to take credit for the stock market breaking all-time records in the past few weeks.

Then it started to slide. The Dow dropped about 1,600 points and ended up closing down 1,175 points. Money/CNN reported that was “by far its worst closing point decline on record.”

So he should get credit for the drop, too. It’s only fair.

Ultra right-winger Sean Hannity did not see it that way. On his radio show, he blamed the drop on former President Barack Obama. (Huff Post)

Usually the blame game ceases after the first year of a presidency, but this is not a normal presidency.

It was probably Bush’s fault anyway…

Downing’s Investment:

The Associated Press reported that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Troy Downing “has outraised and outspent his Republican opponents — but only by pumping $650,000 of his own money into the race, according to new campaign filings.”

Downing’s spokesperson said, “Troy’s committed to doing what’s necessary to win.”

Well, alrighty then.

Maybe Downing attended the Greg Gianforte campaign fundraising school?

I don’t know if Downing can compete with the likes of Matt Rosendale and Russell Fagg in this race, but I do know that being able to spend your own money to get your message out and to get voters to know you better can be a plus and a minus.

Overall, I don’t think any of the three will be very competitive against Jon Tester.

Horse Shit:

The Philadelphia Eagles fans waited a long time to win a Super Bowl, so the fans did some crazy things after the big win.

They started fires. They overturned cars. They destroyed things. This is not cool.

How about eating horse shit? See the video HERE.

I guess it’s better than punching a police horse.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Stay classy, Philly.