A Snarky Wednesday …

I am snarky today … yeah, I know, I’m snarky most everyday.  There’s just so darn much to be snarky about these days, don’t you think?

Can anybody tell me why the Trump ‘team’ is still picking on poor Hillary Clinton?  In the wee hours of 09 November 2016, Hillary Clinton conceded the election to Donald Trump and went home to lick her wounds.  But Trump still uses “Lock Her Up” as a rallying cry at his campaign events (he began campaigning for the 2020 election the day after inauguration) and he never misses an opportunity to blame her for one thing or another.  And now his little minions are jumping on the bandwagon.

Nobody is quite sure what it is that Kellyanne Conway does other than play ugly on television and put her feet on the furniture in the Oval Office, but this morning she appeared on Fox and Friends (Fox has ‘friends’?  Who knew?) and slammed Hillary Clinton for … living?

What started it this time?  Yesterday, Hillary did an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, and while she basically said nothing that we haven’t all been saying, about the lack of civility these days and the Kavanaugh fiasco having been highly politicized, it must have struck a nerve with the Trumpites, for Kellyanne showed her ugly side (wait … does she have another side?)

“Usually when she opens her mouth, respectfully, she offends at least one half of the country, and she did it again, but I think her discourse now is a little bit dangerous.  I don’t like the implications there. It’s one thing to call us deplorable, irredeemable, laugh at people who don’t have all the privileges that she has had with her Ivy League law degree and her marriage to a much more popular man who was actually was a two-term president that she’ll never be … I don’t like that kind of talk. I avoid it.” — KellyAnne Conway, 10 October 2018

Perhaps if Trumpites attended to their own dirty house instead of trolling Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others who they perceive as “the enemy”, they might manage to run the government?

Donald Trump is said to be the author of an OpEd that was published today in USA Today.  Now, we all know that he is not capable of stringing whole sentences together and has zero grammar or spelling skills, so presumably he did not write it, but told somebody on his staff what he wanted to say, and it was written for him.  The subject was ‘Medicare-For-All’, the controversial proposal to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.  There are serious and legitimate concerns with the proposal, but rather than address those, Trump used his space to rant about democrats.  And, according to The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, nearly every sentence contained a false or misleading statement.  Wow – that’s a record even for Trump.


I won’t go into details, for the topic is complex, and Trump’s rambling OpEd was disgusting, but I have a few issues with this whole thing.  First, he has a venue to speak to the people that is more fitting than an OpEd in a mid-market newspaper, and that is what used to be known as a ‘press conference’.  Typically, when a president wants to reach out and speak to the American people, he calls a press conference that will be covered by every major news outlet and is more likely to be heard by all.  Second, Trump’s rants against democrats in general are unprofessional, unbecoming of the office he holds, and have become extremely tiresome.  Their only purpose is to rally the masses – his supporters – and to the rest of us they are offensive and disgusting.  Third, as the so-called president of this country, I should think he has better, more important things to do with his time.  In the past two weeks, all he appears to have done is hold campaign rallies where he rants against democrats, ‘write’ an OpEd ranting against democrats, and use the swearing-in ceremony of a Supreme Court justice to rant against democrats.  As one who contributes to paying his salary (no, he doesn’t donate it to charity or back to the government), I am deeply disturbed, for he is not doing the job for which he is paid.  Fire the bum!  And fourth, health insurance is a complex subject and one that Trump, by his own admission last year, does not understand.  Wiser men need to be studying this, not the man who has never had to worry about whether he could afford to purchase his medicine.

Hurricane Michael has already begun its assault on the Florida coast and has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane.  We have a number of fellow-blogger friends who live in Florida, including Gronda, Horty (Dr. Rex), Don Massenzio, Maryplumbago, Patty Richardson and many others.  Please keep safe down there, my friends … and let us know that you are alright when you can.

28 thoughts on “A Snarky Wednesday …

  1. Thanks Jill…luckily I’m not in that area, but I have a close friend who is just north of Tyndall AFB. Her home was devastated…trees down, fence, shingles gone, roof leaking, carpet wood flooring ruined. She was out of town just for a few days not realizing the coming strength and speed of this storm. Her dogs are at a sitters in Panama City and she has heard nothing. She is on her way home to so much damage.

    It’s been a bad day…thinking of her, politics that are becoming more distressing, today would have been my 32nd wedding anniversary ( my husband passed 5 years ago) and I saw a little tiny kitten dead in the road on my way to my volunteer work today.

    I went out for drinks later in the day. I needed one!

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    • My heart goes out to your friend, and I really hope her dogs are safe! Poor Mary … my heart goes out to you, also, for you really have had a bad day. Just the realization that it would have been your anniversary, yet nobody with whom to celebrate would have been enough, but everything else on top of that … I wish I could have been there to join you for that drink, hear about your memories, and give you a big hug. I’m sending you a virtual hug, though … hang in, my friend.

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  2. Donnie Junk Truck is still picking on Hillary because he can, and he knows his Trum-pets enjoy it. No one is defending her, and a couple of posts I have read recently even blame her for being where we are today. She lost face when those emails, true or false, were released, and she didn’t fight them vigorously enough. She is now the scape goat for all of America’s ills, and still she is silent. Is it too late for her to stand up for herself? Trump thinks it is, and so he keeps kicking her while she is down. That is what a dishonourable bully does…

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    • Hmmmm … I imagine she doesn’t feel a need to defend herself. I wouldn’t. I think that it seems every time she opens her mouth, the masses seize on what she says, or more often what she looked like, or her facial expressions, and try to shred her, so why should she apologize for anything? Trumpeters got their way, but instead of being satisfied, they seem to want blood. I think if I were her I would flip this country off, renounce my citizenship and move to France or the UK or somewhere that people act with a bit of civility.


      • Then she would be blamed for desertion. Unfortunately, she is in an untenable situation, and her best defence is anonymity. The Trum-pets will try to make sure she is not allowed to do so, but they have no power over her actions. They can scream and yell all they want, but if she can ignore them it will all go for naught. It will be like spitting into the wind, they will only dirty themselves…

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  3. First … who really cares what KellyAnne Conway has to say? IMO, all she’s good for is a placeholder for tRumpsky.

    Yes, I’ve been wondering (not really) why we haven’t heard more about tRumpsky’s “generosity” in donating his salary to charity. You can be assured if he really was carrying out this promise (which he isn’t), he’d be broadcasting it every month. Guess he’s been getting so much praise and glory lately, his ego doesn’t need this particular boost.

    The hate for Hillary and Obama never stops …

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    • Agreed … KellyAnne is a bimbo and I have always been curious how she actually earned her JD from George Washington University Law School! I’ve also been curious what keeps her there, as I was about Hope Hicks. Given Trump’s propensity for …

      Yes, his hatred of Hillary and Obama serve a purpose for him … they are a distraction and a surefire way that he knows will work every time to rile his supporters into a frenzy. Whatever did we do before we had all this entertainment coming out of Washington, eh?

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  4. Right, new plan. Get your fob watch out and start touring all the GOP strongholds.Churches, pig parties and anywhere else they gather. Hypnotise them. Instruct them to claim they’re voting GOP but to actually vote Democrat.That should sink the bar-stewards and probably ensure a big enough vote to impeach Trump

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    • So, you’ve returned to the drawing board finally, have ye? But … I don’t have a fob watch, so I must order one from Ebay and wait for it to arrive before I can implement your plan, though it certainly sounds like a good one! Let us hope the watch arrives in good time!

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  5. Dear Jill,

    As usual, I love your Snarky snippets but I don’t know where to begin.

    First, we all know why he didn’t dare to hold a press conference. It’s because he couldn’t answer any questions about health insurance to save his life. He knows nada about this subject.

    There is something Nazis like with these hate chants which frankly could be said to be a prelude to inciting hate, violence.

    In the past, he has had a lot of success at his rallies with these chants.

    But what he’s finally figuring out, is that those pesky, pain in asses women who he has managed to enrage past their boiling point, really do have a voice which they intend to exercise on 11/6/18.

    As he and his sycophant GOP (Grumpy Old Perverts) see the blue wave of angry women coming towards them they are literally being frightened to where they’re shaking in their boots and they are trotting out old talking points which have been way overused.

    The following is a tell as to how scared they are.

    As per an AP report:

    The Kentucky Republican (McConnell) told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that Democratic threats to investigate President Donald Trump’s finances and businesses would “help the president get re-elected” in 2020.

    He recalled how Republicans were enthusiastic about going after President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. The GOP-led House impeached Clinton, but the Senate acquitted him. The public was not as supportive as Republicans had hoped.

    McConnell says ’It worked exactly the opposite. The public got mad at us and felt sympathy for President Clinton.”

    McConnell added that “this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the winner they think it is.”

    McConnell thinks that Congress doing its job is harassment.

    Mitch McConnell’s warped view that Congress shouldn’t investigate Trump because it would be equal to presidential harassment explains why Republicans have refused to fulfill their constitutional duties of oversight while in control of the House and Senate. Republicans believe that doing oversight into the Trump administration equals harassment.

    The Senate Majority Leader could not be more wrong with Trump/Clinton comparison.

    Voters supported Bill Clinton because he was railroaded by a Republican majority who used his private consensual adult conduct against him. Trump has already been named an unindicted co-conspirator in numerous felonies. The New York Times report that Trump inherited his fortune through tax fraud is by itself worthy of investigation.

    It isn’t harassment to investigate a president who has been connected to felony criminal activity. The duty of Congress is to conduct oversight. McConnell is worried that a Democratic House will doom Trump.

    Democrats won’t investigate Trump to harass him. House Democrats will be investigating Trump to protect America.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Thank you, Gronda! I do like letting my snarky side run loose 😉

      You are right … the chants ‘n rants are positively Nazi-like and can easily be seen as incitement to violence. We are becoming an increasingly violent nation since Trump took office.

      McConnell’s take on the democrats wish to investigate Trump’s finances is interesting, to say the least. But what I find to be a huge hypocrisy is that they think oversight of the president would constitute harassment, and yet they didn’t see it as such when they blocked President Obama at every turn, the ultimate one being McConnell’s refusal to even meet with or consider Merrick Garland. Double standard? Oh yeah … big time!

      It is about 20 years past the time that McConnell should have retired. He was once relatively moderate, but all that changed when Obama took office. Racism? Presumably that’s at least part of it. I’m very concerned about the divisive environment as we ramp up to the mid-term elections and especially so when Trump says that if the democrats win a majority in November there will be violence. It’s a very dangerous prediction, for to me it sounds as if he is inciting said violence. And he’s supposed to be the “leader”?


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