The Wednesday Read

Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn’t mean you have to attend the performance. ― Cheryl Richardson

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Patriot Day
  • Political Robocalls
  • John Bolton
  • Donald Trump/Jonathan Carl

PATRIOT DAY:

Today (September 11) is Patriot Day. Patriot Day was established on December 18, 2001.

Public Law 107–89
107th Congress
Joint Resolution
Amending title 36, United States Code, to designate September 11 as Patriot Day.

Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four civilian
aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade
Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside
Washington, D.C.;

Whereas the fourth hijacked aircraft crashed in southwestern
Pennsylvania after passengers tried to take control of the aircraft
in order to prevent the hijackers from crashing the aircraft into
an important symbol of democracy and freedom;

Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks
ever launched against the United States, killing thousands of
innocent people; and

Whereas in the aftermath of the attacks the people of the United
States stood united in providing support for those in need: Now,
therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 AS PATRIOT DAY.

Let us never forget 9/11.

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Thursday Numbers

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali

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, humor, and bluntness.

This week’s topics include the Powerball jackpot, Beto & Bernie, unemployment, hate groups in America, March Madness, Jimmy Carter, New Zealand’s gun ban, Trump’s weekend tweets, rattlesnakes, C-SPAN, job approval rating of Congress, and much more!

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The Wednesday Read: Rosendale, Ads, Poll, Laughing, & Thursday

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about. ― Jonathan Harnisch

Today’s commentary deals with these issues:

  • Rosendale’s Bad Day
  • The Campaign Ads
  • TWW Poll: I-186
  • The World Laughed
  • Thursday Plans

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Kavanaugh, Anderson, Woods, & Memories.

Thanks to the people that walked into my life and made it better. And thanks to the ones who walked out and made it amazing. — Unknown

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Kavanaugh on Offense
  • Fred Anderson & Miles City
  • James Woods & Twitter
  • Calendar and Memories

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Trump Tweets

I’ve always won, and I’m going to continue to win. And that’s the way it is. – Donald Trump

One thing I like about President Donald Trump is he keeps it interesting. There’s always something to write about with this President having unfiltered access to Twitter. It’s kind of like watching a car race – you know there’s going to be a crash so you keep watching.

Here are a couple recent @realDonaldTrump tweets that I wanted to comment about:

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Election Day, Tweets, & Pardon

If I were president of the United States and I had a lawyer that told me I could pardon myself, I think I would hire a new lawyer. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Election Day
  • Junior Tweets
  • Pardon Me

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Tuesday’s Quick Hits: Memorial Day, Vacation, and One Week!

I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh? I like it better than tuna helper myself, don’t you, Clark? – Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

Here we are – it’s a Tuesday that seems like a Monday! Here are some issues that caught my attention for today:

  • Trump’s Memorial Day Tweet
  • Trump’s Memorial Day Speech
  • Vacation Time
  • One Week Out

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