The Monday Memo

If serving someone is beneath you, then leadership is above you. – Anonymous

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

  • Immigration Raids
  • Trump the Racist
  • One More Thing


Several sources, including Reuters, reported that U.S. authorities launched small-scale operations seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants over the weekend in an apparent start to President Donald Trump’s vow to launch mass deportation round-ups across the United States.

These “operations” are done quite often and have been done by different Presidents. The big difference is that the current President is using the “raids” to score political points.

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matt Albence told Fox News: “We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered removed by an immigration judge.”

I’ve heard of individuals being removed even here in Montana because they had been ordered by a judge to leave, but decided to stay and break the law. If the ICE people have to remove an individual instead of the person leaving voluntary, their time before they can reapply to get back in is a lot longer.

The bottom line to me is that I am not against the enforcement actions, but I am against Trump using it to score political points.


These days President Donald Trump has to say some really outrageous things to get noticed. It seems we’ve grown insensitive toward his daily lies and hate. This is not good for the United States.

Over the weekend Trump surprised us with a Tweet that had many people saying, “Oh no he didn’t.”

The Associated Press reported:

Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in the U.S.

Trump was talking about Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

The AP says that only Omar, from Somalia, is foreign-born.

By the way, Trump has had three wives and two of the three were not born in the USA.

Recently there had been a rift in the Democrat’s House caucus, but Trump quickly united them with his hate-filled tweet.

Republicans long ago decided that they will allow Trump to be Trump because they can win with him. It’s about the next election. They just chuckle when they are reminded of things he says and say they can’t control him.

Sadly, Trump is tearing our country apart while Republicans would rather win elections than do anything about it.


If you have not seen the miniseries on Showtime called, “The Loudest Voice” I highly recommend it.

According to their website:

This seven-part limited series based on a bestselling book is about Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican party, one must understand Ailes. Focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the party’s de facto leader, the series also touches on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to his political career, and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. 

Have a great week!



2 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. Daines and Gianforte have deathgrip bro hugs around Trump and his policies as being indicative of themselves and their mindset.

    Now you know why to not elect them to any office in this state.

    • Doug – Thanks. I’m waiting to hear @SteveDaines and @GregForMontana condemn Donald Trump’s racist comments against the freshman congresswomen. We’re better than this. – JmB

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