The Wednesday Read

Rock bottom will teach you lessons that mountain tops never will. – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Bullock & MT GOP
  • Trump & Twitter
  • One More Thing

BULLOCK & MT GOP:

In case you did not know, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is running for President. Most people, me included, don’t give him much of a chance.

I guess the Montana Republican Party thinks otherwise.

According to an article in the Great Falls Tribune, the Montana Republicans have taken the time and expense to create a website to “slow down Bullock.”

I used to side with the Montana Republicans; I attended their conventions and toed the party line, but I am now an independent. Bullshit like this is part of the reason why. It’s hypocritical.

The website lists some dollar amount that the Montana GOP says it has cost the taxpayers for Bullock to travel on campaign trips. That’s hypocritical because the Montana Republicans have a few officeholders who are looking for greener grass and campaigning for another office while missing meetings and duties associated with their current elected positions.

The funny thing is that if Bullock was a Republican running for President against Obama, we would hear crickets from the Montana GOP. Of course, the Montana Democrats would be creating websites then.

Then we have Trump – he plays golf at his resort golf courses and charges the government for the security there to protect him.

So stop with the wasted taxpayer money line.

Don ‘K’ Kaltschmidt was recently elected Chair of the Montana Republican Party. Don ‘K’ should have walked into GOP headquarters on the Monday after he was elected and fired all the staff and then hire people with at least an ounce of common sense.

Political parties are failing because of shit like this.

TRUMP & TWITTER:

Reuters and several other sources reported that U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. In a 3-0 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter’s “blocking” function to limit access to his account, which has 61.8 million followers.

If I were an elected official, like Steve Daines, Greg Gianforte, Jon Tester, and even the clowns in the state legislature, I’d pay close attention to the next sentence from 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Barrington Parker:

“The First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”

Amen to that. I’m glad the Constitution still counts for something here in the good old USA.

ONE MORE THING:

Was anyone surprised to find out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) ancestors owned slaves? (NBC)

Me neither.

 

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