More Snarky Snippets …

Today finds me with an overload of snarkiness and far more to do than time in which to do it, so I thought it a perfect day for some snarky snippets!


He found one!

Mark this day on your calendar, folks, for today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, stood up for a moment from his never-ending boot-licking and denied one of Donald Trump’s conspiracy illusions!  Well … sort of, anyway.

Paul Ryan“Normally I don’t like to comment on classified briefings. Let me say it this way: I think Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate. I think — but we have some more digging to do. We’re waiting for some more document requests. We have some more documents to review. We still have some unanswered questions. But I have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made. But I want to make sure that we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions. I’ll leave it at that.”

In case you’ve forgotten what Representative Trey Gowdy said last week, he said that, “the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do” in investigating information alleging certain Trump campaign advisers had suspicious ties to Russia, “and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”

Ryan also responded to a question about whether Trump would be able to pardon himself, the hot topic of the week, to which he said, “I don’t know the technical answer to that question. But I think obviously the answer is, he shouldn’t and no one is above the law.”

Seeing one of Trump’s sycophants turn, even so slightly, almost brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?  Of course, Ryan has nothing to lose, for he is not running for re-election in November, so one might question why it took him so long to find a cojone.


Throw the bum out!

You all remember the Brock Turner case, right?  Brock was the Stanford University student who, back in 2016 was convicted of three felonies for sexual assault and rape against an unconscious woman on campus.  Despite the seriousness of his crime, and despite three felony convictions, the judge gave Turner a slap on the wrist.  Though the minimum sentence was to have been two years, Judge Aaron Persky gave him a six-month sentence, of which he served only three months.  There was speculation at the time that perhaps some money had exchanged hands between Turner’s wealthy father and the good judge.

perskyWell, yesterday, Judge Persky became the first judge to be recalled in California in more than 80 years!  He had four years left in his term, but voters decided they had enough of him.  A recall campaign began almost immediately after Persky handed down the sentence, and was able to garner enough signatures to put the matter on yesterday’s ballot.  I see this as a win, although I also understand the concerns of some who fear it will send a message to judges who will be more hesitant to grant leniency even where leniency would be appropriate.  Now if only they could find a way to stick Brock Turner back in jail for another year or two …


Like a sausage?

I like President Emmanuel Macron of France.  He is intelligent, charismatic, and has his heart in the right place.  I did not like the way he cozied up to Trump during his last visit here, but I don’t think that will be happening again any time soon!  Macron is none too happy with Trump over the ridiculous tariffs Trump imposed last week on nearly every one of our allies.  In fact, nobody except Trump and his sycophants are finding any joy.  But I do believe that one can safely assume the bromance is over when Macron compared his most recent phone call with Trump to sausages, saying it’s best not to know what’s inside.macron-trump-sausage

“As Bismarck used to say, if we explained to people how sausages were made, it’s unlikely they’d keep eating them.”

It is said that the call was “terrible”.  I do hope somebody puts Trump in his place soon, before we have no friends left.


Trump’s new advisor?

We have seen just how little Trump listens to the few experienced advisors he actually has, preferring instead to listen to the likes of Sean Hannity over at FOX.  But I think he has found a new advisor, one who is similar in nature to his former favourite Hope Hicks, and also to Kellyanne.  Last week, after Trump got on his pardoning rocking horse and started issuing pardons to bigots and bimbos, he was paid a visit by one of those Kardashian people, asking him to commute the life sentence of one Alice Marie Johnson.

Now, if I requested an audience with Trump (which I would never do, for fear of contracting a fatal illness) to discuss, say, making student loans affordable, or protecting wildlife and the environment, I would be laughed off the continent.  But let some entertainer who has acquired wealth not by use of any brain cells, but rather by the shape of his/her body ask for an audience, and the door is always open.

Bottom line is that today, at the behest of the Kardashian person, Trump commuted the life sentence of Ms. Johnson.  I make no judgement as to whether she should have remained in prison or not, for I haven’t time to delve into the details – some of us use our heads for more important matters.  But the point is that Trump did exactly what he was asked by this Kardashian person, whereas he does not take the advice of people with brains who have decades of experience.  If General Mattis had asked him to pardon Ms. Johnson, she would still be sitting in her cell.  It is said that Trump is considering many more pardons … I wonder if the Kardashian people will provide him a list?

I wonder if there is a way to use this knowledge to the advantage of the nation?  Perhaps a Kardashian person could be planted to convince Trump to fire Scott Pruitt?


Oh … and by the way … Melania Trump seems to have been found, if anybody cared.

And thus ends my Snarky Snippets for today.  I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.snarky-toon

22 thoughts on “More Snarky Snippets …

  1. Great post. When I look at Paul Ryan, though I’d never do such a thing, I simply want to slap him across the face and wipe off that Trump-ass kissing grin. He’s far more deplorable than Trump because he lets Trump get away with all this crap and knows it’s wrong. I can’t stand the dude. Love how he benefited from social security when his dad passed but now wants to get rid it for the rest of us. He reminds me of an animal that says, “Meow,” a lot.

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    • Thanks!!! Good to see you back! I don’t know that I would say he’s worse than Trump, but you’re right … he hasn’t the character to stand up for what he knows is right, and that makes him pretty deplorable. I like your analogy to the “meow-ing” critter 😉

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  2. Jill, it seems the Republicans not running again for office are more willing to speak up. It has to be more than this. Except for the Freedom Caucus, most Republican leaders know the problem Trump represents. Yet, they are scared to offend that base.

    Yet, Trump did these folks a favor by his inane Tariffs on allies. As the reactive tariffs are posed on the US, either by plan or because of them being agricultural in nature, many Republicans are having to answer to disgruntled constituents. When a person’s livelihood is threatened, they do get perturbed. And, there is one thing Trump cannot do is call his tariffs fake news. This one is clearly on his watch. Keith

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    • Agreed … he owns these tariffs and the ultimate fallout, lock, stock and barrel. The tariffs will ultimately hurt us all, but it will be worth it if finally some of his blind-faith supporters wake up and smell the coffee. Did he, I wonder, really think there wouldn’t be retaliatory tariffs? I wish I could be at the G7 tomorrow and hear what the other six world leaders have to say to him. 😉

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  3. Dear Jill,

    You should do a column and sign it Ms. Snarky as I just love this side of you.

    I’ve been trying to think of positive things to be able to say about President Trump and I put commuting the sentence of Alice Johnson as one instance that I can refer to in the future, even if it happened due to a request by a curvaceous celebrity.

    But he is the face of evil. It is his policy and not any law where he had the hardness of heart to order the separation of children from parents who were trying to seek asylum at the southern US/ MX border. He tried blaming this on democrats which was a damn lie as he could change that policy at any time.

    Speaker Ryan has probably become aware that peoples have been questioning just how low he would go to kow-tow to the president.

    The president would love to weasel out of that G7 meeting being held next week but he has been told that he has no choice but to go. I would love to be a fly on the wall once all the leaders get their hands on him.

    I love Ms. Snarky.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Thanks Gronda!!! I like the idea of a Ms. Snarky column, but I think that my snarky side would get old to people after a while, don’t you? Some days, though, I just cannot repress it. 😉

      It’s funny that you should say that, for every single time his face pops up on my computer, my first thought is “there is the face of evil”. There is no warmth, no compassion in his eyes. And, as we have learned, none in his heart either.

      Like you, I would dearly love to be a fly on the wall at the G7 and see what they dish out to him. I think they are all tired of walking on eggshells around him … he has proven to them that he is not going to “play fair”, and they are done with him. I hope they ream him!

      I thought you were taking a break for a few days? Hugs!!!

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  4. I love it when you talk snarky…you do it so well! Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan…too little, too late! Considering that he chose not to run again, by this point I would have expected a bit more spine to show. Judge Aaron Persky…better late than never. Note to President Emmanuel Macron…your comparison has insulted sausages everywhere. The Kardashian person…was there any doubt that Trump would grant her wish? The where is Melania game has already ended…and I never got to play! To all of your victims… You’ve been snarked! I love the e-card. Thank-you!

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    • Thank you! I’ve had lots ‘n lots of practice 😉 I think the same about Ryan … and Flake and a few more who have already announced that they aren’t running in November. Why aren’t they using this opportunity to do some good, to stand up for what’s right? It’s not like Trump has any power over them now. Just one big gummy, tangled mess it is.

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  5. Mr. Brock Turner, likely knows the same handshake as Judge Persky ..? He is so homely that maybe doing unconscious women, is the only way he can …? Mr. Ryan’s cojone was likely so small, he thought it was a pimple on his groin area …? President Macron, doesn’t understand respect for international law? Bombing a sovereign nation without provocation or declaration, like he did last month. Also he’s the zionist banker’s man. So so long as he toes their line, he can say what he likes? Most sausages made in supermarkets, are snouts and assholes. So the comparison has some basis in truth, anyway …? Provided it’s not against that fascist country, known as Israel. Pardoning felons seem okay, when it is people like “Hurricane” Carter? You know poor people who got stitched up by the judicial system in the first place. Or new proofs of things, like DNA. When it come to the wealthy as that Martha creature, Clinton crime family, or himself? Well, there had better be some damned good reason for it. Because they’re wealthy enough to have good lawyers, in the first place. Generally, pardons simply imply a flawed judicial system in the first place. Cheers Jamie

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    • Love your comment on Paul Ryan’s cojone!!!!

      You lost me with “Bombing a sovereign nation without provocation or declaration, like he did last month. ” Who bombed who last month? I’m wracking my brain and cannot recollect …

      Where there is justification for pardons, I am 100% for it. But Trump is using it as a political tool, with no basis other than his whim, as far as I can tell.

      Cheers!!!!

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  6. perhaps we could clone the Kardashian thing ans send them off on daily jaunts to the WH to request things..like medicare for all..or possibly racial equality…or gun control. It seems all it takes is boobs out the wazoo and a tight dress to get stuff done there!

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      • I’ve been snarky too. Reports say that Trump is complaining about spending 2 days in Canada. When Trudeau called him to complain about being classified as a security threat, the pea-brain in the White House said, ”Well, you guys burned down the White House during the War of 1812.” Trudeau corrected him by stating that the Brits burned the WH. Idiot! Election Day here in Ontario – doesn’t look good…

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        • It looked for a time as if he might decide to skip the G7, which would have been good in the sense that the other six might have gotten moire accomplished. But frankly, I hope he goes and that they unleash all their wrath upon him! I only wish I could be there to hear it all and to applaud!

          And I just checked the results of the Ontario elections … I am so very sorry. 😥 There is something very wrong with this world these days. Hugs, my friend.

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          • Thanks, Jill. It was a heartbreaking election night to watch – Doug the Thug got a massive majority – he needed 63 seats and got 76. Sigh.
            News out of DC this morning says Trump intends to blast the other leaders and leave early. Really??? I hope he’s happy when the US is isolated on the world stage. Imagine! Starting a trade war with your closest allies! So be it.

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            • I know just how you feel … I remember the night of 11/08/2016 like it was yesterday. 😥

              Yes, he’s leaving before the topic of climate change comes up and won’t sign the declaration at the end. I doubt any of them really care, but did you hear the latest? He plans to “demand” that Russia be let back in, making it the G8 again! Demand???? Who the sam heck does he think he is? Ay ay ay!!! Mi cabeza!

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              • John King called him a jerk on CNN this morning and they also pointed out that the US has a tariff on tobacco over 300% compared to our high dairy tariff.
                Unfortunately, he was an impolite boor at the summit and I hope he never visits Canada again.
                Russia indeed! Trump is such a puppet.

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                • I am deeply ashamed of the so-called leader of this nation, and of any and all who can continue to support him after his boorish behaviour at and after the G7 summit. I am appalled by his comments to and toward Prime Minister Trudeau and those of his ‘advisors’ yesterday. Donald Trump is the single biggest mistake this nation has ever made, in my view. To you, my dear friend, I am deeply sorry for the ‘man’ who is supposed to represent this nation, and I hope you know that he in no way represents the majority of us. 😥 I wouldn’t blame Canada if she closed her borders to U.S. citizens. Love ‘n hugs, John.

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                  • As upset as I am about Trump’s behavior, I’m a long way from blaming my American cousins. I understand how he got elected and that a minority supports him.
                    By the way, Ribert De Nero was in Toronto on business today. He spoke to reporters about Trump and used an obscenity to describe him. He then apologized to Canadians, PM Trudeau, and the other G7 leaders for his president’s terrible behavior. I felt better listening to him. I really do understand your pain, Jill. Canadians and Americans will be kin long after Trump and his ilk are gone. Hugs!

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                    • Thanks, my friend. This just has me so bummed … it’s as if we are no longer the same nation at all, when we treat our closest friends this way. I did hear about De Niro’s comments and I applaud him for them. Too bad some in Congress don’t have the guts he has, eh? I don’t know how much more of Trump any of us can take. He threatens the entire globe and it’s high time some common sense re-visits Washington. Many hugs, John!

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