Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Bullock, Counting Bills, NRA, & Trump

No matter how bad it gets I’m always rich when I go to the dollar store. – Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these issues:

  • Bullock & Butter Cow
  • If You’re Counting at Home
  • NRA & Financial Crisis
  • Trump & LeBron & Lemon
  • TWW Poll

Bullock & Butter Cow:

It was recently reported that Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is headed back to Iowa “as he explores a possible 2020 presidential campaign.” (AP)

This time he is reportedly headed to the Iowa State Fair. I’ve talked about Iowa being the toilet of America, but one good thing they do is the State Fair. I’ve attended it a few times.

By the way, it’s an actual “State Fair.”

I don’t think Bullock has much of a chance to be President, but I hope he takes time to visit the “butter cow” and maybe take a selfie with it.

If You’re Counting at Home:

It was recently reported in the Great Falls Tribune that President Donald J. Trump has signed a bill into law sponsored by Montana’s congressional delegation to protect 20 miles of the East Rosebud Creek as part of the Wild and Scenic River System, making it the first waterway in Montana since 1976 to receive the classification.

That’s good news, but the next paragraph in the story is what got my attention:

This is GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte’s first bill to become law signed by the president and the 18th bill signed by Trump for Democrat Sen. Jon Tester and 20th bill for GOP Sen. Steve Daines, staff members said.

We hear a lot about how many bills Tester has had signed into law, but this is the first time I’ve heard about Daines having 20 bills signed by Trump.

Daines has been holding out on us!

I’ll bet when Daines is “in cycle” which is the two years prior to his re-election date (2019-2020) we’ll hear more about his great and wonderful work…

NRA & Financial Crisis:

It was recently reported by NPR that the National Rifle Association (NRA) is saying it could soon face a financial crisis that will force it to shut down some of its operations, including broadcasts by its NRA TV division. The gun rights group blames a campaign by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at discouraging insurance companies and other financial institutions from doing business with the NRA.

The response to this news was funny. There were a lot of tongue-in-cheek responses like, “I send my thoughts and prayers to the NRA.”

I would not worry too much about the NRA – they’ll be fine.

Trump & LeBron & Lemon:

Friday evening President Trump went after NBA basketball player LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon on Twitter:

Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!

It’s pretty sad when a white President attacks two prominent black men who are pretty darn good at their profession. Nothing surprises me about Trump these days.

By the way and in my humble opinion, Michael Jordan is better than LeBron James.

TWW Poll:

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