The Wednesday Read

Quote of the day:

When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but a truth to be accepted. -Unknown

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

  • Trump & Schools
  • Tucker Carlson
  • Whispers


I watched part of the White House event on Tuesday about opening public schools in the fall.

Several people spoke at the event. The following remarks from Trump kind of tell the whole story:

So what we want to do is we want to get our schools open. We want to get them open quickly, beautifully, in the fall. And the — as you know, this is a disease that’s a horrible disease, but young people do extraordinarily well.

The Associated Press (AP) reported:

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons.

“They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep the schools closed,” Trump said at a White House discussion on school plans for the fall. “No way. We’re very much going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open the schools.”

If I was a Governor or Senator or Representative I would tell Trump to leave the opening of public schools up to the local school boards. With all the different school districts across the nation, one size will not fit all. The local boards, along with superintendents and administrators, will be looking out for students first. This should not be a political decision, but the Trump administration, during their little meeting, seemed hell-bent on opening up the schools across the country even if a few kids and teachers have to get sick and maybe die to accomplish the goal.


I did not care for Tucker Carlson when he worked for CNN. I did not care for Tucker Carlson when he worked for MSNBC. I do not care for Tucker Carlson now that he works for Fox News. Carlson can eat green eggs and ham…

It seems Carlson was a privileged child. That’s a nice way of saying he was spoiled.

In recent days Carlson has gone after U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and it was reported that he called her a coward because she would not appear on his show.

Duckworth is an American hero in my book. It’s been widely reported that she is a combat veteran who lost her legs in 2004 after a Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting in Iraq was shot down.

After that ordeal, I doubt speaking with someone named “Tucker” would make her shiver.

All veterans deserve respect. There are places you don’t go and Carlson crossed the line, just like Trump did with U.S. Senator John McCain. The classic example is Donald Trump talking about McCain and saying, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

There are rumors that Carlson may run for President in 2024. He fits right in with the coward Trump by never serving in the military.

The bottom line is the word “coward” should not be uttered in the same time zone that Duckworth is in.

I once thought we were better than this. Since Trump came along, our country has gone deeper into the sewer.


We all know that Donald Trump has problems trusting people. The Lincoln Project has a new ad out called “Whispers.”

The Independent reports:

Addressing the president in the first person, the ad asks “why do you think you’re losing, Donald?”, answering that he has “a loyalty problem”. Echoed with sinister whispering, the voiceover continues: “They’re in your campaign, your White House, in Congress, even your own family.

If Donald Trump was not paranoid, he will be after watching this ad:


2 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read

  1. The last president who faced combat was H.W. Bush. Combat changes you. People trying to kill you gives you a mindset you can’t get any other way. Once experienced, you might want to make sure it can be avoided, That, and fear, is my lasting memory.

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