The Wednesday Read

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. – Harry S. Truman

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • National Anthem
  • Mitch McConnell
  • Trump Donors


The state of Montana was embarrassed once again when Curt James Brockway, 39, allegedly body-slammed a 13-year-old boy because the kid did not remove his hat when the national anthem was played at a rodeo.

Brockway thought that was disrespectful. It was disrespectful and criminal the way he handled the situation.

The boy reportedly suffered a concussion and was bleeding from his ear. He is in a hospital in Spokane, Washington.

There are also reports that Brockway is a registered violent offender after being convicted of a 2010 charge of assault with a weapon.

The Missoulian reported that Brockway made his initial appearance in Mineral County Justice Court on Monday, and was scheduled to be released on his own recognizance on Tuesday.

Releasing Brockway is total B-S. He’s a violent offender! The judge should have his head examined if he allows Brockway freedom.

Montana has been in the spotlight for things like when Greg Gianforte punched a reporter, for the arrest of the Unabomber, the Freeman, and probably other people and things. Now, this poor kid is assaulted and the story is all over the globe. It’s embarrassing.

Beam me up, Scotty!


If you read this blog very much then you know that I can’t stand Mitch McConnell. Old Mitch has had a very bad week, but I still don’t feel sorry for him.

Politico reported that McConnell’s campaign tweeted out a photo of satirical tombstones over the weekend, including one featuring an election opponent’s name, hours after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that claimed the lives of 22 people.


CNN reported that a photo of a group of young men wearing “Team Mitch” t-shirts — as sign of support for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — appearing to kiss and mock choke a cardboard cutout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is drawing sharp criticism from the freshman Democratic congresswoman.

They should apologize and not be allowed to volunteer on his campaign anymore.

McConnell earned a new nickname in the past week. He is now being called “Moscow Mitch” because he won’t bring election security bills up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. #MoscowMitch (

Politico also reported that McConnell fractured his shoulder on Sunday and is recovering at his home in Kentucky. McConnell supposedly tripped on his patio at home.

I’m not sure if he tripped over the money Russia is paying him or not…

The New York Post reported that gun control supporters stood outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky on Sunday night — protesting and hurling death threats at him — while broadcasting on Facebook Live.

There should not be death threats, but keeping him up all night is fine.

Yes, it’s been a tough week for Moscow Mitch!


The funny thing about campaign donations is that they are (mostly) documented – especially when the donor gives $200 or more. So, for example, if you want to buy a new vehicle, you can check to see if the owner of the car business donates to candidates you like. If they don’t, you can go elsewhere.

The information is on-line and easily available.

Recently Congressman Joaquin Castro is catching heat for posting on Twitter a list of locals from the San Antonio, Texas, area who contributed the maximum amount to President Donald Trump’s campaign this year. Castro’s district is part of San Antonio and suburbs. (

Good for Castro.

In his Tweet, Castro said, “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’

Former Republican Congressman and now the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough, tweeted:

If your business funds Trump’s campaign, then you are supporting white supremacy.
Full stop.
Look at his rallies.
Listen to the chants of “Send her back!”
Hear the calls of “Shoot them!”
Your money funds that.
Your business supports that.
You are complicit.

Some don’t like what Castro did and that’s fine. There should not be any violence directed toward any of these people, but if you want to take your business elsewhere, that is fine.