The Wednesday Read

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are, the bird is going to knock the pieces over, crap on the board, and strut around like it won anyway. – Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Big Beautiful Wall
  • Article II
  • Top Problems
  • Jane Fonda

BIG BEAUTIFUL WALL:

Several sources, including conservative Fox News, are reporting that the Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a “big beautiful wall.”

As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.”

Fox News reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency overseeing border barrier construction, confirmed that all the fencing completed since Trump took office is “in place of dilapidated designs” because the existing fence was in need of replacement.

I guess this is another one of his lies. Oh well…

ARTICLE II:

I saw a story on Facebook that reported that President Donald Trump told a group of teens at a summit in Washington, D.C., that Article II of the U.S. Constitution gives “him the right to do whatever I want as President.”

As you know, I hate fake news so I had to check on this.

So I verified it with a transcript from the White House and he did say that.

He was talking about the “Russian witch hunt” and that if he was given $40 million he could find something on anyone in the audience. He ended up saying there was “no collusion” as the crowd applauded.

Then he gets into the “no obstruction” part and says:

Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President. But I don’t even talk about that because they did a report and there was no obstruction.

At least Trump realizes that Article II of the U.S. Constitution deals with the Executive Branch of which he is a member. I had my doubts he was that smart.

Besides re-reading all of Article II and having at least a fifth-grader explain it to him, I suggest Trump pay close attention to section four:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Doing whatever you want as President could fall under “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

TOP PROBLEMS:

Gallup Polling reported this week that mentions of immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. increased further to 27% in July.

Only one other issue was close to immigration and that was “The government/Poor leadership” which 23% of those responding said was an important problem.

Those were the only two issues that had double-digit responses.

For the poll, Gallup interviews U.S. adults aged 18 and older living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia using a dual-frame design, which includes both landline and cellphone numbers. Gallup interviews a minimum of 1,000 U.S. adults aged 18 and older for each GPSS survey.

You can read the whole report by clicking HERE.

JANE FONDA:

Actress and activist Jane Fonda is 81 years old. It’s kind of funny, but Ms. Fonda still enrages Republicans enough that they are trying to raise money off of her.

Don “K” who is the new Chair of the Montana GOP sent another anti-Steve Bullock fundraising email telling folks, “After multiple trips to Hollywood, Bullock finally landed the backing of Jane Fonda.”

So what is a person to do about this travesty?

The Chair tells recipients to send money to “expose who Steve Bullock really is:”

He then says Bullock is:

A failed Governor… backing abortions on demand… Obama-lover, higher tax, liberal Democrat… supporting open-borders, sanctuary cities… and worst of all: Despises President Trump. 

I’m not sure where Don “K” gets his information, but if my memory is correct “failed Governor” Bullock beat some fella named Rick Hill in 2012, and then whipped a fella named Gianforte pretty easily in 2016.

Maybe Don “K” and the Montana GOP are afraid that Bullock may decide to run for U.S. Senate and send Steve Daines packing like he did Hill and Gianforte.

 

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