The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

I recently purchased a toilet brush…long story short, I’m going back to toilet paper…

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Trump & Twitter
  • SpaceX Launch
  • Ochenski’s Column


There’s a new first by President Donald Trump! He is the first President to be fact-checked by Twitter for two of his Tweets.

The President was found guilty of posting fake news on Twitter.

The Associated Press (AP) reported:

On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted that “mail boxes will be robbed,” among other things. Under the tweets, there is now a link reading “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” that guides users to a Twitter “moments” page with fact checks and news stories about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.

To steal a line from Trump, “This is huge!” The sad thing is there are thousands of other Trump Tweets that contain false or misleading information, but this is a start.

As for Trump, he said:

..Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen! 

He added in another Tweet, “Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election.”

I think Trump is starting to see that he has a really good chance of losing his reelection.

I hope Twitter keeps fact-checking Trump and others who post fake news. I hope Facebook keeps a close eye on him, too.


Get ready! Veteran NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are set to make history Wednesday afternoon, riding SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight. (AP)

The launch is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center.

The President and Vice President are both expected to attend the launch.


Check out George Ochenski’s latest column in the Missoulian.

Here’s a taste…

One might think after spending a whopping $5.5 million of his own money in his campaign for governor against Steve Bullock — and losing — Greg Gianforte might figure out the Montana Governor’s Office isn’t for sale. But apparently not.

It gets better!