Even Snarkier Than Usual Snippets …

As I write this on Thursday night, I am in a foul humour.  Everything in the news annoys and there is seemingly no such thing as ‘good’ news this week.  And so, here is my roundup of Snarky Snippets with a bit more snark than usual.

The Ultimate Hypocrisy …

Wednesday, 20 June was World Refugee Day, an international event designed to draw attention to the global refugee crisis. There could be no possible appropriate response by the United States, under the current circumstances, and silence would have been the best option.  But this is the era of Trump and silence is never an option, so Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the following statement … a study in hypocrisy …World Refugee Day.jpg

It is one thing to be a bastard, another to keep reminding the world.

The Party’s Over …

The annual Congressional picnic was scheduled for yesterday on the White House lawn.  It was cancelled, just one day prior, by none other than Donald Trump who said it, “just didn’t feel right.” Wait … he feels?  Anything?  Whoa … could’a fooled me!  Anyway, of course there was some other reason.  The first thought was that he was paying back those who essentially forced his hand and made him sign an executive order promising to stop abusing children by separating them from their parents at our southern border.  And that may well be part of it, but there’s more.

Then some speculated that he was punishing Congress for not coming to a vote on an immigration bill that would also provide him with $25 billion to fund his ignoble wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.  And that, too, may be a part of it, but there’s more.

As taxpayers, you might want to note that the chairs and other amenities such as portaloos had already been paid for and delivered.  Steaks and other meats had already been purchased (yeah, you paid for them) and even pre-cooked.  I suppose the White House staff will eat well for the next few days, eh?

“I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, you know, it doesn’t feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we’re working on doing something very important. It didn’t feel exactly right to me. We’ll make it another time when things are going extremely well.”   (After you’re out of office, then?)

PAH!!!  It feels okay to him to denigrate our friends, to impose unreasonable and unnecessary tariffs that will hurt global economies?  It feels fine to him to have elicit affairs while he wife just gave birth to his son?  It feels right to him to abuse some 2,000 children seeking asylum with their parents?  And it felt right to him to attend a high-dollar fund raiser at his Washington hotel the same night? He actually has a conscience???  I think not.  The real reason Donald Trump canceled the annual Congressional picnic yesterday was …

… they told him he had to bring the potato salad!

Priorities, Anyone???

Yesterday, Melania Trump traveled to the U.S.-Mexican border to tour a facility where detained immigrant children are being held hostage by the U.S. government.  Now, much could be said here, but … what is the biggest talking point?  Melania’s bloomin’ jacket!!!  That’s right, folks, it matters more what she wears than what she says, does or thinks.  Well, since it’s doubtful that she thinks very much, scratch that one.

In truth, though, her jacket was a slap in the face … to the children she went to ‘visit’, to the immigrants seeking asylum in this nation, and to every concerned citizen in this nation.  Her jacket, a hooded green army jacket with white lettering on the back that reads “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U?”, was beyond inappropriate.  It was ridiculous, it was abominable, and yes, it was very much a slap in the face. First Lady Melania Trump Visits Immigrant Detention Center On U.S. BorderThere was a time I pitied Melania, felt sorry for her having to be married to a narcissist like  Donald Trump, even though she deserves whatever anguish he puts her through, since she married him for money and citizenship.  But all bets are off, and I now think that Melania is every bit as selfish, narcissistic and uncaring as her husband.  Too bad she didn’t just stay in bed and watch t.v. all day, for her ’visit’ was further proof that humanitarian values do not exist in the White House today.  No word on the actual visit.  Nice job, Melania.  I want Michelle Obama back!!!!!!!

Oh … And About That Tax ‘Cut’ …

Good news, folks!  You won’t have to worry about what to do with those extra few dollars on your paycheck as a result of Trump’s ‘donor tax cut’ last December!  It has been taken out of your hands.  The average cost of fuel at the pump has increased by 20%, from $2.41 to $2.90.  Oh … and by the way, your health insurance premiums are going up, too.  And … um … with the new tariffs, expect to pay more for many things from fresh produce to beer and Canadian whiskey, thanks to Trump’s tariffs.  And … in the market for a new car?  Well, there goes your tax cut for the next 30 years or so.

Charles Krauthammer says he has 'only a few weeks left to live'Filosofa sends heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of long-term Washington Post writer Charles Krauthammer who died yesterday from a year-long battle with cancer.  He was a conservative, but one of the good guys and he will be missed.

Well, now that I have managed to completely send your mood into a downward spiral, I am going to bed.  Have a great day, everyone!

24 thoughts on “Even Snarkier Than Usual Snippets …

  1. I am looking forward to more Time Magazine covers like last week’s takedown of Trump’s lack of compassion. Perhaps a bit of positive news also might be George Will’s vocal stand against Republican re-elections.

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    • Both were encouraging, for certain! We need more … perhaps the abominable acts of separating children from their parents for no reason at all will prove to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?

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  2. Please let me try again, and I quote:
    “This assistance is provided as close to refugees’ homes as possible in order to facilitate their voluntary, safe, and dignified return if and when conditions allow.”
    Please allow me to translate:
    The help we are offering will only be provided as long as they stay home [and don’t try to get into our country cuz we don’t want them] to make it easy for [whatever they are fleeing from to get their claws back into them and steal the stuff we give to them], but they must choose to do this [because if they have to be forced back they won’t get one red cent from the US], and we promise not to shoot them as long as they don’t get unruly or shit on the ground once their government kowtows to King Donnie, and lick his boots, if that event ever comes to pass. [Otherwise they get Jack’s shit.]
    Here, Jacky, boy, is it time for your walk?

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    • Yep, that about sums it up. They should hire you as an official interpreter for the b.s. that comes out of this administration. 60% of us are just sick and tired of it, the other 40% gobble it up as if it were a bowl of popcorn … about as much substance, too. Sigh.


      • They coul dn’t pay me enough to submerge myself in that mess of doublespeak daily. But, i might be willing to do it for free, if asked nicely…

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          • It’s no problem for me, Jill. I spent many years suffering from having no bowel control “of any kind” before I was finally diagnosed with total ulcerative colitis, and they operated on me, taking out my entire colon. Since then I have learned some control over my bowels, but not enough to really improve my situation. If I can play in that mess, I can play in anyone’s mess, even King Donnie’s…

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            • You have been through a lot, haven’t you my friend? Yes, I’m sure you could play in Donnie’s mess just fine, but no need you getting your hands dirty … this mess isn’t healthy for the mind nor heart. 😥


  3. Hypocrisy is alive and well throughout Trumpworld. Mike Pompeo’s statement causes physical illness mixed with rage at the audacity of this man. Yes definitely cancel the Congressional picnic, right after We the People paid for it. It so nice to see your tax dollars well spent. Melania Trump should do what she does best, spend Trump’s money on fashion that makes a statement…behind closed doors. In her defense, I understand she did say “Good Luck” to the children she visited at the detention center. They certainly need her warm wishes, make them feel safe and cozy under their aluminum blankets. Tax cuts?!? R.I.P. Charles Krauthammer. Snarkier Snippets are the snarkiest! Thank-you!

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    • It’s overload, isn’t it, my friend? How much more assault on our sensibilities can we take? There has to be a break soon. HAS to be. I’m wiped out … exhausted … ENOUGH!!!

      Special video for Benjamin in Saturday Surprise! Give him a hug for me. It’s people like him that give me hope, keep me doing what I do. Hugs!


    • If I could sleep for more than 1/2 hour at a time, a ‘sleep-in’ day would be lovely! Yes, isn’t Pomeo a Pompous A##? Sigh. I agree … I’ve said a few of the same words … many times, in fact. My cat has actually learned the f-bomb!

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  4. Jill, the US chooses to leave the UN Human Rights Council because of perceived bias against Israel. Call me crazy, but you would think your voice is heard more at the table, than not being in the room.

    We then condemn the UN report about the growing poverty problem – which is true – in the US under Trump policies. The poverty problem has been growing even before Trump, but he is not addressed this issue, actually making it worse.

    And, last year we chose to leave the UN instigated Paris Climate Change Accord, which impacts the poor and refugees more.

    Finally, we thought separating children from their parents was a good idea. Trump is making us a pariah with all of the above plus tariffs and bullying of others. Keith

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    • I don’t even have words for the evil that is Trump anymore, my dear friend. I don’t know his end goal, but … he is indeed making us a pariah, and in the process is costing us our self-respect, our values, everything that we have ever valued is flying away after only 17 months of the “Ugly in the Oval”. Sigh.


  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    My dearest friend … I share your foul ‘mood’ …
    ‘Everything in the news annoys and there is seemingly no such thing as ‘good’ news this week. And so, here is my roundup of Snarky Snippets with a bit more snark than usual.’

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    • Thank you so much, dear Horty! Yes, a foul mood seems to be the new me. Sigh. I cried for two bloomin’ days over a dead bumblebee, for Pete’s sake! This has to stop … it just … has to … stop. 😥

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    • Whatever possessed her to think that was the right place and time for such a ‘fashion statement’ I will never know. Did Donnie put her up to it? Is she truly that stupid? I dunno … I just dunno. It IS a nightmare and I want to wake up!!! Now!!!

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