The Wednesday Read

Quote of the Day:

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. ― Hubert H. Humphrey

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

  • Bullock’s Federal Lawsuit
  • Gun Money
  • Trump’s Money Problems
  • One More Thing


BULLOCK’S FEDERAL LAWSUIT:

The Great Falls Tribune reported that Montana Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Steve Bullock filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, alleging he has harmed Montanans by impeding the flow of mail.

By the way to the folks back east, horses are not used to deliver mail to the worldwide headquarters of The Western Word here in Montana.

This lawsuit is probably too little too late. I think DeJoy has already done damage with the dismantling of mail sorting machines all across the fruited plains.

Pro Tip: Quickly return your ballot in the mail or take it to the elections office yourself. Also, anyone who is sending me Christmas gifts, please mail them early enough to arrive before Christmas. It makes me sad when there are no gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.

The Associated Press is reporting on the lawsuit, so it does give Bullock some free publicity.

GUN MONEY:

The American Independent, a progressive website, is reporting the following:

A pro-gun group (Gun Owners of America) is rushing to raise money off of the multiple shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and to aid the legal defense of the man (Kyle Rittenhouse) charged with two homicides that resulted. But none of the GOP lawmakers and candidates who have received campaign donations from the group this cycle will say they will return them.

The American Independent identified two of the Republicans receiving campaign donations from Gun Owners of America as U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and State Auditor and U.S. House candidate Matt Rosendale (R-MT).

Daines and Rosendale did not respond to an inquiry for the story according to The American Independent.

Gun Owners of America (GOA) Senior Vice President Erich Pratt issued a statement about Rittenhouse saying:

Based upon publicly available video evidence, it appears that Kyle Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. And despite fake news media reports, it is clear that Kyle was not firing indiscriminately into a crowd.

We’ll see how this all works out in the courts – many months (or years) from now. Meanwhile, Daines and Rosendale by that time will have spent the campaign donations from GOA.

TRUMP’S MONEY PROBLEMS:

I think the Vanity Fair headline was the best:

REPORT: THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS SPENDING MONEY LIKE A GUY WHO BANKRUPTED A CASINO (AND FIVE OTHER BUSINESSES)

The New York Times is reporting that of the $1.1 billion Trump’s campaign and the party raised from the beginning of 2019 through July, more than $800 million has already been spent. Now some people inside the campaign are forecasting what was once unthinkable: a cash crunch with less than 60 days until the election, according to Republican officials briefed on the matter.

This should not happen in a campaign. After all that spending, most polls show Trump is still losing to Biden.

I’m thinking Team Trump should hold some bake sales around the country.

ONE MORE THING:

I saw this on Pinterest:

There’s a new app that tells you which of your friends is racist.
It’s called Facebook.

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