The Wednesday Read: Groceries, North Korea, & Collusion

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. – George Bernard Shaw

Happy August!

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Groceries
  • North Korea
  • No Collusion


It’s the first of the month, so it’s time for me to go to the store and buy some groceries. Little did I know that I will need an ID to do so – at least that is what the President told a crowd in Tampa, Florida, last night:

You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture. (Time)

Maybe Trump was thinking about buying a six-pack of his favorite adult beverage – and he was carded.

A few years ago I was purchasing some adult beverages and the woman behind the counter asked for my ID. I am on the very (very) far north side of 21. I told her that she made my day by asking for my ID to see if I was old enough.

The woman replied, “We card everyone.” #ColdHearted

Of course, Trump is wrong about needing an ID to buy groceries, and it shows how out of touch he is with the regular person – but people still like him and will somehow turn this into fake news or say he should have said, “didn’t” need an ID.

North Korea:

I don’t know if President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will keep the peace but I think it is always good for leaders to talk face to face.

The best thing to come out of the meeting (so far) was the return of the remains of the service members killed in the Korean War. There were 55 boxes of remains returned.

We don’t know if the remains are U.S. servicemembers or not, but if even one set of remains is an American and it helps bring closure to a family then the face to face meeting was successful.

So “good job” to the President and his people for making it happen.


We’ve heard over and over from President Trump that there was “no collusion” with Russia during the 2016 election.

I’ve used the “no collusion” line for my defense in about every answer these days. My wife is growing tired of it.

Recently the President and his lawyer have changed their tune to “collusion is not a crime.” I guess that means there was collusion.

The plot thickens…



2 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read: Groceries, North Korea, & Collusion

    • Doug – it’s funny how every few months they contradict themselves. -JmB

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