The Wednesday Read

The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. ― Roy T. Bennett

Today’s topics include:

  • Districting & Apportionment Commission
  • McConnell: “Case Closed”
  • Trump’s Taxes 1985 to 1994

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The Wednesday Read: The Three Stooges

A single lie discovered is enough to create doubt in every truth expressed. –Anonymous

In a perfect world, Republican President Donald Trump would say he wanted $5.7 billion for a border wall and Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would counter with a $3 billion offer. They would then find a compromise somewhere in between and we’d all live happily ever after.

But that is not the case across the fruited plains in today’s reality TV approach. The three stooges go on television in primetime and state their cases to the American people while interrupting their TV shows.

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The Wednesday Read: Bullock/Fox, Wall Debate, Lie of the Year, & More

There’s no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don’t really have anything to say. – Charles M. Schulz

Today’s topics include:

  • Bullock & Fox
  • The Wall Debate
  • 2018 Lie of the Year
  • One More Thing

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Thursday Numbers

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P. J. O’Rourke

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include Mega Millions, unemployment, goats, Anthony Kennedy, Planned Parenthood, KRTV, a second civil war, Congressional leadership ratings, and much more!

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Tuesday Commentary: Jell-O 1, Schumer 0

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) told reporters that negotiating with President Donald Trump and the White House leading up to the government shutdown “is like negotiating with Jell-O.”

It looks like Jell-O won.

Sure there’s plenty of blame to go around and if past shutdowns are any indication, the Republicans don’t do well in the shutdown game in the polls. In a poll here at The Western Word, Trump was blamed for the shutdown by 75% of those responding. Just 16% blamed Schumer and 9% blamed others.

Part of the blame has to start with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), who in my opinion is a poor excuse for a leader. McConnell knew he needed 60 votes in the Senate to pass the funding bill, and that would mean he would need Democrat support. He failed to get it.

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TWW Poll: Who Do You Blame?

Our country was founded by geniuses, but it’s being run by idiots. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.)

Take The Western Word Poll – Who do you most blame for the Federal Government shutdown?

  • Donald Trump (TrumpShutdown)
  • Chuck Schumer (SchumerShutdown)
  • Others

Click on “More” if you don’t see the poll.

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