The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

If words don’t add up, it’s usually because the truth wasn’t included in the equation. –Unknown

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

  • Montana GOP & Bullock
  • Trump Does Not Kid
  • One More Thing


I happened to catch an email Tuesday morning from the Montana Republican Party. They seem to be very worried about Steve Bullock, the current governor of Montana, beating their leader, first-term U.S. Senator Steve Daines.

The race is a toss-up. That means it’s time for the political parties to throw shit at the wall (candidates) to see if anything sticks.

First up is the Montana GOP.

The Montana GOP is accusing Bullock of violating “both the Hatch Act and Montana ethics laws in two of his newest campaign ads.”

I’m sure we’ll see the GOP file an ethics complaint or use their press release in their own advertisement to go after Bullock.

Unless there’s more to the story, I rule the complaint from the Montana GOP without merit.

What is more serious is a minor crime committed in a commercial that Daines has running. Daines, who was born in California, is shown wearing a plaid shirt in the summer – at least it’s a major faux pas. He looks Howdy Doody-ish in the campaign ad while he is trying to act like a Montanan.


After talking to the 6,200 people in attendance at his campaign rally in Tulsa about coronavirus President Donald Trump said:

When you do testing to that extent you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find cases. So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’ They test and they test. We got tests for people who don’t know what’s going on.

After that a parade of staffers said the President was joking about slowing down the testing, CBS News is reporting:

But when asked by CBS News’ Weijia Jiang on Tuesday if he was kidding when he made those remarks, Mr. Trump replied, “I don’t kid.” 

Calling White House medical staff – several Trump staffers need help with removing a knife from their back.


I did not write about the report that a noose was found in the garage area of racer Bubba Wallace before the race at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Talladega is located in Alabama.

I felt there were too many unanswered questions that I needed to know before I commented. I wondered why they did not have a video of who put the noose there because it was in a restricted area.

Today the FBI issued a statement saying the investigation revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019.

Apparently, it was on the garage door to help pull the door down. There’s still some investigating happening by NASCAR, but it does not seem to be a hate crime.

There were a lot of comments and people jumping to conclusions. It’s going to be very hard for some people to “put the toothpaste back in the tube” if you know what I mean.

You can read a statement from NASCAR HERE.


A big shout out to friend and faithful reader R.E.C. He is celebrating #65 today (June 24). Have a very happy birthday!


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