Still More Bits ‘N Pieces …

Last week, when I was experiencing a bouncy brain and couldn’t seem to stay focused on any one topic for more than 4.3 minutes, I did one of my Bits ‘n Pieces posts with short snippets better suited to my mental state at that moment.  A reader commented that he prefers a compilation of shor bits anyway.  While some topics are more in-depth and require a longer post, there are always a number of things floating across my radar that aren’t suited to a full post in themselves.  So today, though I don’t have mind bounce, I am working on a few projects, none of which are yet complete, and thus I bring you a new installment of my random Bits ‘n Pieces.


A Grave Mistake???

Most of you have probably never heard of Casey Fisher, but republicans in Utah are familiar with the name.  Casey is a GOP official for Davis County, Utah, and oversees the republican caucuses in his district.  Last week, he posted this on his Facebook page:

“The more I study history, the more I think giving voting rights to others not head of household has been a grave mistake.”

Seriously?  Does the word ‘misogynist’ pop into anybody’s mind?  But wait, for it only gets more bizarre.  Davis County GOP chairwoman Teena Horlacher, a woman, rushed to defend Casey Fisher …

“The sentiment was along the lines of what our Founding Fathers believed in. Not necessarily that men only have the vote, that was not necessarily what he was saying. I certainly don’t agree with that sentiment. He’s not trying to say that only men should vote, that’s not what he’s saying. And that’s as far as I’m going to go.”

Fisher began receiving so many angry messages that he deleted not only the post, but his entire Facebook account!  But Horlacher apparently felt sorry for him and chimed back in …

“Casey has been completely harassed today. He has been inundated with mean emails, mean comments, mean phone calls. I mean, seriously. He’s quite astounded [by] the repercussions of all of this. I know Casey. He’s a really good guy. I think he just put something out there without thinking about what it looked like.”

I need add nothing more to this one, do I?

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Out of the Mouths of Babes …

Those Trump boys aren’t exactly the brightest bulbs in the pack, are they?  I personally think Eric is the dumber of the two, and he may have proven that this morning when he appeared on Fox & Friends.  Asked about his sire’s highly inappropriate comment referring to certain nations as ‘shithole countries’, Eric had this to say …

“My father sees one color — green. That is all he cares about. He cares about the economy. He does not see race. He is the least racist person I ever met in my entire life.”

EricBack in November, when Trump made another racist slur referring, once again, to Elizabeth Warren as “Pocohantas”, Eric once again attempted to come to daddy’s rescue with …

“The irony of an ABC reporter (whose parent company Disney has profited nearly half a billion dollars on the movie “Pocahontas”) inferring that the name is “offensive” is truly staggering to me.”

Did I mention those Trump boys aren’t too bright?


I Think Not …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems to like being Trump’s fool.  Her latest statement of fantasy …

“Look, I have said it before, I will say it again: I think it is disgraceful the way this president is treated. If he was anybody else the media would be going on and on trumpeting his successes. Hopefully, over the course of this year, we’ll have a change of heart of some of the media as they get more money in their pockets due to massive tax cuts…. Maybe they will have a change in their heart too.”

If she seriously thinks that journalists who may receive a few extra dollars in their monthly pay are going to stop doing their jobs and become Trump’s pawns, she is seriously delusional.  Most journalists do what they do because they believe in the goal of an informed public, an open door to truth.  And, most journalists are also smart enough to realize that every extra dollar they bring home throughout the year will likely be eaten up when they file their annual return, for many deductions are no longer available to them.  Dream on, Sarah!


Women’s Event … ???

For some reason that I cannot understand, the White House held  “A Conversation with the Women of America”, an event hosted, as best I can figure, by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (yes, her again).  As best I can figure, the event was set up to give Trump a platform to a) toot his own horn, and b) show women how very much he loves and respects them.

SandersThere are videos online of the event, if you’re interested.  I did not have the stomach for it today.  Ms. Sanders told all the women to be sure to ask their boyfriends and husbands to buy them jewelry, and then came the main event: Donald Trump.

One might think that at such an event, the speech would have centered around women, how far they have come, how the administration is taking steps to empower women, blah, blah, blah.  But nope, not this time.  Trump rambled about the black unemployment rate, his November 2016 electoral college victory, tax cuts, and the “very tough measures” other countries are taking to crack down on drug abuse. And then, he returned to one of his favourite topics, Hillary Clinton.

“Arkansas, great state. How did I win Arkansas by so much when she came from Arkansas? Had the other side gotten in, the market would have gone down 50% from where it was. Fifty percent from where it was. Remember that. It was stagnant and it was going down. “

Let us take up a collection to buy a case of duct tape to send to the White House for his mouth, okay?


Well, folks … that’s enough for today, yes?  Stay tuned, for there is sure to be more!

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43 thoughts on “Still More Bits ‘N Pieces …

  1. Dear Jill,
    All I can say is dumb, dumber and dumbest. I bet Mr. Casey received an earful for his being so clueless. Many heads of household are women. The world has changed from whatever time warp he was living in when he wrote his foolish words.

    President Trump looks, acts and talks like a racist but this is matched by his contempt for folks who don’t cow tow to him.

    I don’t want to cut this guy any slack. Once his doctor said that his cognitive abilities are intact, then that means he is a deliberate calculating liar, a selfish greedy man who doesn’t really give a hoot about anyone other than himself, a person who deliberately likes to create chaos and throw peoples off balance. He is a cruel, vengeful, vindictive, hateful manipulator of all those around him.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, and can you imagine what Mr. Casey’s wife, if he even has one, said to him (or hit him over the head with) when she heard of his comment?

      I think Trump really dislikes everyone except his rich crony friends, and he probably has contempt even for them, behind their backs. He doe not care about other people, only himself.

      You are right in calling him “cruel, vengeful, vindictive, hateful manipulator of all”, but I still think there is something mis-wired in his brain. Nobody can be such a chronic liar, a bigot, a hater, a manipulator, and care so little for any one, not have something not-quite-right in their head. Unless he is as purely evil as, say, Charles Manson or other serial killers with no conscience. Plus,his paranoia and his huge ego … I’ve never before in my life run across another like him. And hope never to again!
      Hugs!!!!

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  2. Jill, nicely done. Here are few bits and pieces back. Casey needs to be told that good people do not denigrate folk like that. Now, people should not be mean in their response, but could simply say “what you just said flies directly in the face of what America is all about.”

    As for the Trumps speaking in superlatives to say their dad or he is the “least” racist person (notice how everything about him is the most, least, etc.), they seem to forget he and his father settled a case for using unconstitutional means to keep Blacks out of their buildings. While they admitted no fault, which is common in settlements, they violated the terms of the agreement by doing it again? Tell me again, Eric?

    Huckabee-Sanders “woe is Trump” schtick has worn thin. The key reason good news is not covered enough is a man named Donald Trump. His inane, uninformed, denigrating, and/ or mean comments become the story. If he wanted to be covered less negatively, he could make a huge stride by telling the truth and cutting his tweets in half. Just because you think it, does not mean you need to tweet it. (Easy example – Tillerson is going to speak of dialogue with the North Koreans and one his way there, Trump tweets he is wasting his time – if I had a boss like that he did that to me regularly, I would have resigned a long time ago).

    Keith

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    • Thanks Keith!

      Yes, well, I think that I would be a bit meaner than you in responding to Casey … I’m not sure if it’s because I am a woman, or if it’s because I have more of aan ill temper. 😉

      Yes, the Trumps are a piece of work and everything is, indeed, a superlative … no average Joe for these guys. I have a few superlatives for them, most beginning with ‘worst’. And as for Sanders, yes, she is wearing thin and since she has sold whatever integrity she may have once had, I wonder how she sleeps at night. It took a toll on Sean Spicer … you could see it in his eyes … but Sanders seems not to show the wear and tear. Makeup, or an empty shell?

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  3. They are all the epitome of what is wrong with society. I have no respect for the Trump boys after learning of their exploitation of ‘big game’ at a canned hunting facility in Africa. They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for being the ‘low life’ little ‘Bleeps’ that they are!

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  4. Mmmm … ?? Haha … yup, and all that. Good one! Yet also, we presume right? WE presume, that the politicians have always been, “for the people”. Some sort of Jimmy Stewart types?

    As for “Trump-Lite” Eric? It is amazing to witness the oligarchy at work. The trumpeter himself only sees, what? “Money”? That is very sad. Cheers Jamie

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