The Wednesday Read

Quote of the Day:

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington

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

  • Plane to Plane
  • Hanoi Jane
  • One More Thing

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The Wednesday Read

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are, the bird is going to knock the pieces over, crap on the board, and strut around like it won anyway. – Unknown

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Big Beautiful Wall
  • Article II
  • Top Problems
  • Jane Fonda

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Thursday Numbers

These times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
People filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age?
– “The Heart of the Matter” by Mike Campbell/Don Henley/John David Souther

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include the Powerball lottery, the Cascade County (MT) courthouse, Michael Cohen, unemployment, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints & Boy Scouts, Jane Fonda, Donald Trump’s job approval rating, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, North Korea, and much more!

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