Tuesday’s Quick Hits

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Quote of the Day…

If these last two weeks have taught us anything – it’s that stupidity travels faster than any virus on the planet. – BizwareMagic.com

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

  • In Your Letter
  • The Very Stable Genius
  • One More Thing


It was an official-looking letter from the Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service. It had a return address of Austin, Texas. It arrived in my mailbox Monday.

It said “official business” on it.

The letterhead listed THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington.

A little further down on the letter I found, “Your Economic Impact Payment Has Arrived.”

Well, not really. My economic impact payment arrived about a week ago electronically. I can imagine someone getting this letter thinking there was supposed to be a check with it.

The salutation was “My Fellow American” and then about six paragraphs later it was signed by President Donald J. Trump.

A Spanish version was on the reverse.

Although it said “official business” on it, it was a sneaky way for the President to get his name and message in everyone’s household. It was campaigning using official government resources without saying, “vote for me.”

It was a tremendous waste of time and taxpayer money.

The way Trump is handling this pandemic, he will need all the help he can get in November’s election.

The good news is that Trump’s letter can be used for toilet paper.


I do a lot of reading from various sources so I can provide my faithful readers and subscribers with the latest information and my commentary about it.

An article from Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times caught my attention. The title of the article is:

Trump’s Disinfectant Remark Raises a Question About the ‘Very Stable Genius’

The subheadline was this:

The president has often said he is exceptionally smart. His recent suggestion about injecting disinfectants was not.

The first few sentences set the table:

President Trump’s self-assessment has been consistent.

“I’m, like, a very smart person,” he assured voters in 2016.

“A very stable genius,” he ruled two years later.

“I’m not a doctor,” he allowed on Thursday, pointing to his skull inside the White House briefing room, “but I’m, like, a person that has a good you-know-what.”

Mr. Trump’s performance that evening, when he suggested that injections of disinfectants into the human body could help combat the coronavirus, did not sound like the work of a doctor, a genius, or a person with a good you-know-what.

You can the entire article HERE.

There’s nothing more I can add…


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2 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. You should, Otta , investigate the ingredients in many of our prescriptions and vaccines. Might be surprised. Just saying.

    • Will – thanks. I’d bet there are some strange ingredients. -JmB

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