The Wednesday Read

Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people. ― Warren Buffett

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Impeachment Update
  • Breaking News
  • School Lunches
  • One More Thing


The House Intelligence Committee voted to adopt and issue its scathing report on the findings from the panel’s impeachment inquiry, accusing President Trump of misusing his office to seek foreign help in the 2020 presidential race. (Fox News)

The vote was 13-9 and guess what? It was a party-line vote.

Fox News also reported that the 13-9 party-line vote on the 300-page report was a necessary step before the document could be transferred to the House Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to begin taking up the case with its first formal impeachment hearing Wednesday morning.

Of course, the Republicans claim that Trump did nothing wrong and it was a perfect call, blah, blah.

I’m yawning as I type this. I’ve said over and over how this will turn out, so they might as well vote in the full House on impeachment and move on.

The first impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee is today (Wednesday). I think it will be the second act of the circus. I’ve heard some networks will cover it and piss people off who want to watch soap operas.

It seems the House Democrats have placed all their eggs in the impeachment basket. We’ll see how that works out for them.


I watch a lot of TV news. I am normally scanning the cable news channels and CBSN listening to their slants on the stories throughout the day.

I’ve noticed that many networks are using “Breaking News” all the time these days. Fox News once used some killer graphics that exploded on the screen as they announced their “Breaking News” story. I think CBS Evening News led off their newscast with that claim several times in the past week. Other stations just have big letters announcing “Breaking News.”

It’s getting old. We have become numb to the term “Breaking News” because it’s seldom real “Breaking News” but something silly like a kid was stuck in the chimney or something like that.

The cable and network news people can do better. Let’s make “Breaking News” real “Breaking News” again.


Someone posted on Facebook an interesting thought. They wrote that since prisoners get three meals a day our schoolchildren should be able to get one meal per day even if their parents can’t afford it.

I say heck yes. They should get both breakfast and lunch.

There are too many stories out there of kids being denied or shamed because their parents owe for school lunches. Some people are stepping forward to pay off lunch debt and that’s wonderful.

The bottom line is that we need to feed the kids no matter what.


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