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?
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.”
Back 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.
There 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!