The Monday Memo

If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you. – Zig Ziglar

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

  • Talking Points
  • Impeachment Talk
  • Afghans & Taliban
  • NFL Football


With the Trump Administration taking money from the military to pay for the border wall, opponents have found some new talking points/headlines that seem to be getting some traction.

For example:

“Forget Mexico: Trump asks military families to pay for border wall.”

“It’s not Mexico paying for the wall, it’s our own military.”

“Pentagon pulls funds for military schools, daycare to pay for Trump’s border wall.”

“Trump’s border wall pulls funding from military base schools and daycares.”

Vanity Fair reported that even Trump’s biggest supporters are finally seeing that Mexico is not going to be paying for Trump’s wall:

“The president never should have said Mexico is going to pay for the wall,” Trump sycophant Brian Kilmeade said Thursday on Fox & Friends before co-host Steve Doocey chimed in with, “I think he did think initially he would find a way for Mexico to pay for it, but as we know, that did not work.”

Taking money from military schools and daycares is terribly wrong. The more this information is publicized, the harder it will be for Trump to win reelection.


The U.S. House and U.S. Senate are heading back to Washington this week after about a six-week recess. By the way and maybe I missed it, but I don’t believe U.S. Senator Steve Daines or U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte held any in-person town hall meetings in Montana during the recess.

The next few weeks should be interesting as one of the issues being discussed is impeachment.

Reuters reported over the weekend that the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, criticized for an unorthodox impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, is poised to vote next week on a resolution to formalize the investigation.

This is crazy. This is crazy. This is crazy.

I’m no fan of Donald Trump, but trying to impeach him right now would be impossible.

His poll numbers are falling. He is weak. Polls show that four or five Democrats running for President can beat him. Talking about impeachment will only make Trump stronger and make it easier for him to be reelected.

The Democrats who want to impeach Trump need to get out more and see what really matters to people.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate, said Sunday that she opposes an impeachment inquiry into President Trump because it would “tear our country apart.” (Fox News)

Good for Gabbard.

My take is that if the Democrats go forward with a formal impeachment, Trump will win reelection.


In case you missed it, there was supposed to be peace talks between the U.S. and leaders from Afghanistan and the Taliban. (Fox News)

Nonetheless, the secret meeting was called off after the President canceled it.

The peace talks were supposed to be held at Camp David just a few days before September 11.

I saw where someone said the Republicans would have had a fit if President Obama had scheduled the secret meeting at Camp David and just before September 11.

That’s true and that’s politics.

It does not seem that the location or the date was very well thought out.


The great thing is that tonight (Monday) is an NFL Monday Night Football doubleheader! Houston takes on New Orleans and then Denver plays Oakland.

I managed to make it through three games on Sunday with my new toy – NFL Sunday Ticket from DirecTV.

My Kansas City Chiefs looked pretty good in beating Jacksonville at Jacksonville) by a score of 40-26. Next, the Chiefs travel to Oakland to play the Raiders next Sunday. This may be the last time the Chiefs play the Raiders in Oakland as the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas next year.

The New England Patriots looked like world champions. The Patriots beat the Steelers 33-3. The Steelers looked terrible. By the way, Antonio Brown was not playing with the Patriots in week one. He starts in week two.

Another team that looked terrible was the Miami Dolphins. They lost to Baltimore 59-10.

The Cleveland Browns were supposed to be something special this season, but they were awful in their first game losing to Tennessee 43-13.

In my ESPN Pigskin Pick’em contest, I have a 10-3 record from this week with two games left. One game (Lions/Cards) ended in a tie.



3 thoughts on “The Monday Memo

  1. After the Taliban fiasco, there’s no longer any question as to whether or not the President is fit to govern. The question now is — How long will Americans let a complete idiot remain in the White House?

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