The Wednesday Read

The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ― Roy T. Bennett

Today’s topics include:

  • Districting & Apportionment Commission
  • McConnell: “Case Closed”
  • Trump’s Taxes 1985 to 1994

Districting & Apportionment Commission:

Help Wanted – MTN News reported that the commission (Districting and Apportionment Commission) that will draw new Montana House and Senate district boundaries after the 2020 Census must name its fifth member and presiding officer by May 14 — and is asking volunteers from the public to apply.

Click HERE for more information. The deadline to apply is Thursday (May 9) at midnight.

The nonpartisan person selected would be the chair of the commission and have to work with two Republicans and two Democrats. Yuck!

I think I would be perfect for the volunteer job – I like telling both Democrats and Republicans to stick it. I also have a vast amount of experience from my time with the U.S. Census Bureau and in the political world.

Unfortunately, it’s a volunteer position, and I don’t like Montana that much.

On another point, the idiots (aka – legislative leaders) who appointed the two Republicans to the commission picked people from Billings, basically screwing over the rest of the state. For the Democrats, they have a person from Helena and a person from Bozeman. That is just a little better. I guess the Great Falls, Missoula, Kalispell, and the Hi-Line folks can go fly a kite.

McConnell: “Case Closed”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave what Fox News described as a “scorching floor speech” Tuesday and accused Democrats of rooting for a “national crisis” for political gain as he appealed to lawmakers to move on from the Russia controversy now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is complete.

McConnell finished his speech by saying, “Case closed.”

First off, McConnell has never given a “scorching floor speech” in his life.

I do give McConnell a pat on the back for trying. The fact is that if the tables were turned, his counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), would be doing the same thing. That is what makes politics so shitty these days – it is all about winning the votes for the next election and not about the facts or truth.

I predict this issue will be around for quite some time…

Trump’s Taxes 1985 to 1994:

The New York Times is reporting President Donald Trump lost over $1 billion in his businesses from 1985-1994.

The Times reported that Trump was a winner in one category:

In fact, year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer, The Times found when it compared his results with detailed information the I.R.S. compiles on an annual sampling of high-income earners.

The Times also reported that it was so bad that:

Over all, Mr. Trump lost so much money that he was able to avoid paying income taxes for eight of the 10 years.

I suggest everyone read the Times report which also details how the information was obtained. Click HERE.

Trump lies so much that I can’t trust him or his word. That’s my major issue with him.

That is why I think it is important that he keep his word and release his most recent tax returns. He said he would release them several times.

Who owns Trump?

Who does he owe?

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2 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read

  1. The democrats of course couldn’t appoint anyone from the High-Line as basically are no democrats left there. They have stopped reaching out and respecting the rural voters 20 years ago. I grew up in Roosevelt County in 50’s-60’s and were maybe 25% GOP and 75% democrats then. Our 19th Governor Ted Schwinden was from Roosevelt County and was a very popular two term governor. He is 93 and resides in Arizona

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