Snarky Snippets … Again … and Again … and Again 😱

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the rabbit hole … er … Filosofa’s Word.  Perhaps I should rename this blog “The Rabbit Hole”, what do you think?  Anyway, what better way to partly relieve the angst than just a few snarky snippets?


Outrageous!

It seems that politicians no longer care what they say, to whom or about whom they say it.  Do they really think that it’s impressive or funny when they thoughtlessly denigrate others?  And I’m not just talking about Trump, although he certainly is chief among them for horribly disgusting behaviour and language.Stephen MooreA few weeks ago, I wrote about Stephen Moore, one of Trump’s picks for the Federal Reserve Board.  What I did not know when I wrote that piece is some of Mr. Moore’s past misogynistic comments that have recently surfaced after an investigation by CNN.  Here are just a few (the comments in blue are Filosofa’s own snark)

  • When he found his wife had voted for a democrat in 2000, he said “Women are sooo malleable! No wonder there’s a gender gap.” (If we’re so ‘malleable’, jerkface, then how come you couldn’t convince her to vote your way?  Maybe she actually … has a brain and knows how to use it???)

  • “How outrageous is this? This year they allowed a woman ref a men’s NCAA game. Liberals celebrate this breakthrough as a triumph for gender equity. The NCAA has been touting this as example of how progressive they are. I see it as an obscenity. Is there no area in life where men can take vacation from women?” (Oh yeah, Buster, you can go jump in that bloomin’ lake over there!)


  • “Here’s the rule change I propose: No more women refs, no women announcers, no women beer venders, no women anything.”  (Fine by me … try making your own coffee, your own bed, or your own kids, A$$hole!)


  • “What are the implications of a society in which women earn more than men? We don’t really know, but it could be disruptive to family stability. If men aren’t the breadwinners, will women regard them as economically expendable?”  (Your sort are certainly expendable, Bucko!)


  • “Well, we’ve probably gone too far in providing the safety net for the elderly. To a large extent, we’ve started a system in this country where we are taxing struggling middle-class families that are young to provide lavish government benefits for people over 65.” (Now wait just a minute here … did he say ‘lavish’? I can barely afford my insulin!  And why tax the ‘struggling young middle-class?  Why not try taxing that fat cat 1% rich bastards?)

As I noted in my other post about Mr. Moore, his wife finally and wisely divorced him, and then he failed to pay child support.  What a guy, eh?  And Trump wants him to sit on the Federal Reserve Board.  Go figure.  If the Senate confirms this one …


Steve King can relate?

Another Steve … you know what?  Trump seems to attract people with that name and they are all jerks!  Stephen Moore, Steve Mnuchin, Steven Miller …

steve-king-2Congressman Steve King … remember him?  He’s been on my radar numerous times, but back in March 2017 he earned Filosofa’s Idiot of the Week award.    Since then, he has been called on the carpet more than once for bigoted, hate-filled remarks made in public, and was removed from his committee assignments by members of the House.  Well, somehow he’s gotten it into his head that it makes him rather like the biblical Jesus Christ …

“For all that I’ve been through and it seems even strange for me to say it but I’m at a certain peace. And it’s because of a lot of prayers for me. And when I had to step I have to step down to the floor of the House of Representatives and look up at those 400-and-some accusers — you know we just passed through Easter and Christ’s passion — and I have better insight into what He went through for us, partly because of that experience.”

Oh spare me. The interesting thing here is that even the unconscionable Mitch McConnell called Steve King out for his bigotry.  One of the best comments on the Idiot of the Week post two years ago came from my good friend Emily ..

“When they send people to Congress, they aren’t sending their best. They’re idiots, and numb-nuts, and some, I assume, are good people…”


Why?

We, the United States, no longer have a representative on the United Nations’ committee on racism.  Why?  We did have a representative on the committee, Gay McDougall.  But, she had at some point said things about Trump that he didn’t like, so when the State Department planned to re-nominate her, Trump nixed the idea.  And did he replace her with someone else?  No, he did not.  Why?  Because, as we have all heard, he has little or no respect for such international cooperatives, which is why he stupidly pulled us out of the Paris Accord, the Iran deal, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and is gradually pulling away from the United Nations.  According to one official …

“… it cements the narrative that the Americans just don’t care about these kinds of things anymore.”

Surprise.


Kirstjen-NielsenI’m certainly no fan of Kirstjen Nielsen, former Director of Homeland Security, but it appears she was at least trying to do one thing right, and that was assure election integrity, or at least an election free of Russian interference, next year.  Ms. Nielsen had become increasingly concerned about Russia’s continued activity in the United States during and after the 2018 midterm elections — ranging from its search for new techniques to divide Americans using social media, to experiments by hackers, to rerouting internet traffic and infiltrating power grids.

Concerned, Ms. Nielsen was trying to arrange a meeting with administration cabinet officials to coordinate a strategy to protect next year’s elections, but she was warned off by White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney.  Why?  Because it might upset Donald Trump who does not wish to hear about the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections since it calls into question whether he would have been able to win on his own.

A) He did not win, for Hillary Clinton had almost 3 million more votes than he, and B) No, he couldn’t win a contest for dogcatcher on his own.

And so, Ms. Nielsen eventually gave up.  According to a document prepared by government intelligence agencies …

“Russia’s social media efforts will continue to focus on aggravating social and racial tensions, undermining trust in authorities and criticizing perceived anti-Russia politicians. Moscow may employ additional influence tool kits — such as spreading disinformation, conducting hack-and-leak operations or manipulating data — in a more targeted fashion to influence U.S. policy, actions and elections.”

Yet, we are to do nothing because it might make Little Donnie feel bad?  Bull!


I could go on … and on … and on.  In this era of Trump, the b.s. just keeps coming at warp speed.  I’ve been knocked off my feet a few times in the past week or two, and I’m sure it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  My means of surviving is to write about it and share it with you guys!  Isn’t that kind of me?  I believe it is only right to share everything!

49 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets … Again … and Again … and Again 😱

  1. I have read the US constitution of late and I do not see anywhere the phrase:
    ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Idiocy’
    Therefore Moore and King are unconstitutional.
    ‘Lock ’em up!’
    Also 3,000,000 people’s votes were flagrantly ignored (Yeh lock him up too!)

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    • Heh heh … I like the way you think. Problem is that if we lock up all the idiots, we will a) run out of prison space and have to build about a thousand more, and b) have nobody left to work at such crucial things like hospitals, grocery stores and nail salons.

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      • Amendment to Constitution Jill.
        ‘Political Idiots’
        Idiocy being defined as not accepting other people as equals. Not a perfect definition but should weed out a few of the more obnoxious.
        (Durn , and I promised Sheila I wouldn’t be extoling the virtue of Stalin-lite again)

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        • I think that by your definition, it would weed out about 40% of the population … maybe more, for it seems that even the ones who are fairly liberal-minded thinkers have some feelings of superiority to “other”. I think I was born with a missing brain cell or two, for I simply cannot understand the mentality. But, perhaps that makes me a bigot, intolerant of idiots? Sheila will, no doubt, overlook your slip! 😉 Did she tell you that I have ordered her book of poetry? From the couple of emails we exchanged, I like her very much!

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  2. Dear Jill,

    I so love this snarky side of you. We do not need to dumb down the US Federal Reserve with the likes of a Steve Moore who President Trump’s just loves. Mr. Moore is the president’s kind of guy, lacking in character, gravitas, integrity, etc. But the president wants another lackey like a Mr. Barr and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

    What is it about these right wingers like Rep.Steve King feel so unfairly persecuted? It couldn’t be anything that they’re doing.

    The former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen did us all a favor by leaking that President Trump is refusing to lift a finger to prevent Russia from attacking the US voting infrastructure again in 2020. Personally, I’m thinking that he’s secretly hoping for some help again from the Russians. He just can’t resist cheating to get what he wants.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I’m really glad you like the snarky side, for it is the side that seems to be taking over my entire persona these days. The political independence of the Fed, like the Supreme Court, is imperative, but Trump is determined to put his lackeys in those institutions anyway. Under normal circumstances, Moore wouldn’t have a chance at senate confirmation, but these are not normal times and the Senate seems to be simply rubber-stamping whatever Trump wants.

      Steve King — it wouldn’t surprise me to find that there is a white robe & hood somewhere in his wardrobe. How does he keep getting re-elected???

      I’m sure he will welcome the Russian intrusion, and frankly I think it may have already begun, likely with his knowledge and consent. Sigh.

      Hugs!!!

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  3. Jill, keep on snarking. Here are a few thoughts.
    – Moore lacks gravitas in my view. I have seen him opine on numerous occasions and feel his arguments need more substance. We need a very serious minded and competent individual. I think Moore is competent, but we must have independence from the White House regardless of who lives there.
    – King is a caricature of himself. The GOP would be well-advised to take him in a room and say if you cannot add productive comments, you may want to remain silent. The Mark Twain quote comes to mind about it is better to let people think you are a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
    – A very serious breach in our collective conscious is occurring and it needs to be talked about more. Time and again, we have become a short term transactional country, at least from the White House perspective. Whatever can make the President looks good, is what we will do. Yet, we have devalued long term relationships and have let human rights issues fall by the wayside. The exception is Venezuela, but that is more of a prop as it is a failing socialist regime that fits in nicely with the Trump reelection themes.

    That is all from me. Good post. Keith

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    • Thanks Keith! Snarky comes easily these days, for some strange reason. I agree with your take on Moore, and the need for distance between the Fed and the White House, just as there should be distance between the Supreme Court and the White House … a distance that I fear we are losing.

      I cannot understand how Mr. King keeps getting re-elected over and over. Are the people of Iowa so bigoted, or are they just un-educated about their representative? I hope he loses ‘bigly’ in 2020, for there is no shutting him up, it would seem.

      Today, I notice the report that claims the economy grew 3% in the first quarter, and I find myself doubting those numbers. Never before have I doubted such statistics, but in this era of bullying and mega-lies, I think anything is possible.

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  4. I always wonder if D Trump realises, that he takes away all the power the US had with getting out on so many international treates. But no he doesn’t, does he? He only realises opportunities to boost his ego… 🙋‍♀️🐝

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  5. I’m at another point without words for trump and his cult and believe me, that’s what they are..a dangerous cult indeed.
    Love your blog…hang in there! Makes me feel so not alone in this red red state full of conservative trump loving so called Christians..

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    • Thanks Mary! I know what you mean … it feels as if we have fallen down the rabbit hole and into an alternative universe most days. You and the rest of my readers help keep me grounded, help me to remember that we are all in this together.

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  6. For the record, most of the blame falls on Hillary for losing the election. Her email problems didn’t help, mainly she didn’t have enough energy to hit the campaign trail state by state and connect with local ppl in small towns/ districts like Trump did. Granted, Trump lied is ass off but at least he put in the effort. Hillary clearly had the popular vote but not enough to win the EC. What burns me is she knew the rules going in, but didn’t bother following through. Imagine how different our country would be today if she was Prez?
    Keep up the great snark! 😀

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    • Agreed for the most part. She ran a terrible campaign. Instead of going to PA, WI, and MI, she went to Arizona and Texas to try to run up the score. She is a competent public servant, but she does not have the charm her husband has whose greatest skill is making everyone in a room feel he us there for them. To Trump’s credit, he went to see people that are not normally courted – he told them they wanted to hear, but they did hear him. It was fear-selling and over-sinplifoed solutions – but they heard him.

      Yet, with all of that, Clinton would have won if Anthony Weiner did not sext pictures of his privates, which led to the second Comey announcement just before the election since Weiner’s wife used his server for HRC business. Keith

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      • Totally… it was HRC’s election to lose as every poll projected her to be the clear winner. She had the whole DNC machine behind her, but did not capture ppl’s hearts and minds.
        I remember being totally dumbstruck as the night went on, the whole media was still bashing Trump and forecasting a slim HRC victory… until it wasn’t.
        It was a tough break for Hillary as she was a very competent statesman and woulod have made a good President like her husband. However the both of them are just too scandalous for mainstream conservatives and she lost on the swing votes. Yes Russian interference didn’t help, but I don’t think that was the deciding factor. Manipulating Twitter and Facebook into sowing discord can not possible throw a whole election one way or another. Also what does that say about the American ppl, we’re that gullible as to believe everything we read on social media? I can’t believe the voting public are that ignorant.
        No, unfortunately for HRC it was just the perfect storm of bad luck and her own overconfidence and hubris. She didn’t pay attention to the details, like wooing the other half of America who are not her constituents. She should be a leader to all Americans, not just liberals, in that sense she is a political animal just like Trump… winning at all cost without regard for the little ppl. And that’s too bad b/c she would have been a great President.

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    • Since Hillary actually won the election by just short of 3 million votes, I think it is a moot point. Had the Russians not interfered, had the election been honest with properly drawn districts and no last minute voting disenfranchisement tactics, she would be in the Oval Office today. EOS.

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      • Agreed, there are so many factors weighing in an election, one can’t take anything for granted. Sadly it was the perfect storm for Hillary since all the polls projected her to be the overwhelming winner, there’s so many external variables that are outside a candidate’s control. But like Keith said, that 2nd investigation re-opened by Comey really put the nail on the coffin.
        PS What’s EOS?

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  7. Always find your snarcasm enlightening. It is also very entertaining, especially the parts in blue! Those who don’t know you might accuse you of being snarchotic…falling somewhere between snarky and psychotic. But don’t worry, those of us privileged to know you already know. Total aside, I’m interested on your thoughts about Joe Biden’s entering the Democratic race for president and wondering if it threatens your own!?! Thank-you!

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    • Why, thank you, Ellen! Snarcasm, snarchotic … what about … snarkaholic??? I am all of the above, and don’t care who knows it!

      Biden. Since day #1, Biden has been my favourite. He has the experience, his heart is in the right place, and I have always had the utmost respect for him. I will support him 100%, though I also like Buttigieg and Inslee. A few weeks ago there was that big brouhaha about Joe being too affectionate, which I honestly believe was a smear campaign by either the Russians or republicans to try to discredit him, as he is the most viable candidate in the running. I don’t know but that Joe’s odds took a hit from the smear campaign, as I see it, so I’m taking a wait-and-see attitude. Bernie Sanders is polling at the top-of-the-pack at the moment, but that won’t last, for people are too afraid of that ‘socialist’ label, which was what doomed him in 2016. I like Bernie, like his ideas, but they aren’t viable right now … he is about 50 years too early for this selfish nation, I think.

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  8. Jill, your snarks are so important to show these people up for the ‘num nuts’ that they are. I do not know about more than you main leaders, but I certainly get my education from you on all these other nefarious characters in the US political system. 😊

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  9. Don’t stop now, Jill. At least, not if you can still wake up in the morning. We need your input to make sure we hear their output. Nogod knows we would rather not have to hear it, but that would take every elected official in the USA to stop talking, so someone else could be heard saying something rational. Your collection of jerks should be the first ones forced to shut up, as everytime their mouths open they sound just like Donnie Junk Truck, needing their mouths washed out with lye.

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    • Thanks rawgod … it never ceases to amaze me how many of these jerks there are these days. Well, I guess they were always around, but it seems only recently that we put them in places like Congress and the White House.

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