A Little Dose of Snarky Snippets …

The big news of the day, of course, is that Robert Mueller let Attorney General Barr know more than a month ago that he was displeased with Barr’s 4-page summary of Mueller’s report, when Mueller had provided summaries for Barr to use.  And today, as I write, AG Barr is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and methinks he has much to answer for.  I peeked in on the hearing and saw Barr chewing his lower lip and looking downright unhappy.  Serves him right … his lies are catching up with him.  Anyway, since I’m not prepared to write about that whole situation today, but as it has left me in a state of some angst, I am bursting forth with more snarky snippets!Barr-toon.jpg


Trouble brews over at Fox …

Just as Hermie, in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer did not want to make toys, apparently some of the talking heads over at Fox ‘News’ don’t want to tell lies!  It is reported that Fox’s Corporate CEO Lachlan Murdoch has quite the task on his hands to keep Donald Trump and the White House satisfied with regards to loyalty and coverage. They also have to keep advertisers happy. Lachlan also has to deal with the internal conflicts between Fox’s rank and file journalists and the prime time hosts who are the faces of the network.

According to one source …

“Reporters are telling management that we’re being defined by the worst people on our air.”

Ya think?  Golly gee.  You lie down with the dogs, don’t be surprised to get up with a bad case of fleas!

CEO Lachlan Murdoch is in a bit of a tough spot here, for the people who see themselves as journalists, such as Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith don’t appreciate the image the network has taken on, that of being more of an entertainment venue rather than a news station.  And, to further complicate Murdoch’s life, advertisers have begun boycotting some of the more offensive Fox personalities such as Tucker Carlson, Jeannine Pirro, and Laura Ingraham, costing the network money.

Perhaps, however, Murdoch’s biggest worry is that Sean Hannity is said to be leaving when his contract expires in 2021 (Oh yes, please, GO!).  According to one of Hannity’s staffers …

“Sean doesn’t feel supported,. He has no relationship with Lachlan. Sean thinks, Wait a second, I was hired to get ratings and I get ratings, but now people are embarrassed about me? He feels Fox spends a lot of time supporting Shepard Smith but his show makes no money. That’s annoying to him.”

Awwww … poor li’l fella …


Donnie’s mad at the firefighters …

The national firefighter’s union, International Association of Fire Fighters, has given their endorsement for the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, and little Donnie is none too happy.  To let the world know just how unhappy he is, he tweeted no less than 60 times about it this morning.

“I’ve done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO!”

“The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me. Some things never change!”

Trump mafiosoIn addition to his own juvenile tweets, he re-tweeted some 53 tweets by others who claimed to be firefighters in support of Trump.  All this in a 30-minute span … wait, is this what we are paying him to do???

He also said that Biden is “not the brightest lightbulb”.  Ahem … do I even need to point out the irony here?

There is a bright side, however, and that is that within a short time after his ‘tweet storm’, people began ‘unfollowing’ him and within an hour and a half,  he had lost 1,150 Twitter followers!  Is it just possible that people are finally getting sick and tired of his crude language, his lies, and his promotion of hate?  We can only hope.


Nitpicking words

After the Easter Sunday bombing attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds, public figures expressed condolences.  Three such people were former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

  • The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka. – Barack Obama
  • On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka. – Hillary Clinton
  • On a day of redemption and hope, the evil of these attacks on Easter worshippers and tourists in Sri Lanka is deeply saddening. My prayers today are with the dead and injured, and their families. May we find grace. – Julián Castro

Note the common denominator is that they referred to the victims as “tourists and Easter worshippers”.  Not a problem, right?  It was Easter and they were in church, presumably ‘worshipping’.  Unless, of course, you are a right-wing evangelical, and then it becomes a problem, apparently.

Fox ‘News’ hosts and other conservatives took this opportunity to rant that it was an attempt to avoid using the word “Christian”.

“How do President Obama and Secretary Clinton both come up with Easter worshippers in their tweets about the murders in Sri Lanka? To have both of them use the same term the same day is strange. Is Easter Worshipper the left’s new way to avoid the word Christian? Pathetic.” – Newt Gingrich

Seriously, Newtie?  Have you nothing better to do than nitpick the verbiage of a condolence message?  Even Kellyanne Conway jumped on this bandwagon …

“I think there’s anti-Christianity. That’s why the Sri Lankans were gunned down. They’re not Easter worshippers, Obama and Hillary Clinton. They are Christians.”

Nearly 300 people were killed, and all these fools can do is nitpick the words from well-intentioned people who happen to be democrats.   I think this speaks for itself.


Well, that’s all I’ve got time for today folks.  Have a happy evening!

28 thoughts on “A Little Dose of Snarky Snippets …

    • You’d be surprised … I think some people spend their days on Twitter just waiting for him to tweet. Sigh. Such a waste of time. Twitter allows him to stay because he is who he is.

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  1. I do not think that I will ever see daylight again,entombed as I am beneath the multitude of emails pertaining to Barr and his atrocities. I am desperately slowly sifting through them and it shames me to admit that is in part due to simply deleting some! My head is pounding and my heart is aching and my temper is rising…and breaks such as this must be taken to protect my sanity. I know this is redundant…but how the H-E-double hockey sticks, do you do what you do? I am overwhelmed just reading and processing, I will do nothing with it other than unload on those unfortunate enough to be within hearing range. If I had to write a coherent post about it I would completely fail. Therefore, I salute you and the work that you turn out while subjecting yourself to incalculable amounts of stress. Thank-you! By the way, great post!

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    • Once you’ve read two or three takes on the Barr situation, you know all that you need to know. Preserve your sanity and delete the rest! How do I do what I do? With almost constant angst, chain smoking, uber-depression, loss of sleep, loss of appetite … and yet, it draws me, I can’t NOT do it. Do I make a difference? I’ll never know, but … I have to keep trying. I’ve told my daughter that if I die of any stress-related illness, she is to get a lawyer and sue Donald Trump! So, thank YOU, my friend, for your appreciation for what I do. Part of what I love most about my blogging experience is the wonderful friends I’ve made. It’s like we are family in some ways.

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  2. At one time we used to have the perfect thing for Kellyanne Conway (I still hate her having that name) it was called the scolds bridle and would have taught her keeping her nasty mouth shut was a good idea. I’m sure we could soon fit one up for Newt.There’s no need for nastiness or nitpicking on something like this.
    Cwtch

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    • Of course I Googled scolds bridle, and EUREKA! I think it is the perfect thing for not only Kellyanne, but Jeannine Pirro, Laura Ingraham, and … let us not forget Sarah Huckabee Sanders! But wait … I’m leaving out the men … could we have one custom-made for the head narcissist? And one for Barr. One for Judge Roy Moore who, I hear, is considering another senate run next year. Ah, the list is endless.
      Cwtch

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  3. Jill, oh where to begin. Here are a few thoughts:
    – Mr. Barr is likely regretting his choice to return. He is reaping what he sowed. One given about Trump is the happiest people are those who declined his offer to work for him.
    – The internal Fox fued between serious journalists and their entertainers is amusing. I would love to see Wallace interview Ingraham or Hannity.
    – so, if I pair two stories together, it is OK for the God ordained President to call people names like stupid. Biden should respond with something simple – Mr. Trump, you can call me names, but I would appreciate you not belittling our hard working firefighters. They deserve better than this.

    Why people support the man of 10,000 lies is beyond me? Keith

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    • I was thinking the same thing today, that Barr’s lies are catching up with him and he must be feeling the pressure. But, I have no empathy, for he could have turned the job down. He was once a well-respected attorney, and now his reputation is headed into the toilet. Why, I wonder, did he take the job, for surely he knew exactly what a jerk Trump is?

      Yes, I had quite a chuckle over the Fox strife myself. And today I read that some company actually issued a public apology for advertising on Tucker Carlson’s show, calling it ‘repugnant’.

      I agree with your script for Biden. There is such a double standard at play here — Trump can demean, curse, use racial slurs and junior high language as he chooses, and his base are fine with it. Anybody else is crucified for calling a group of people in church ‘worshippers’ rather than Christians. Who knows … perhaps there was a Muslim or an atheist in there … not impossible.

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      • Jill, you are so right regarding the double standard; Trump can brutalize people with foul and unfoul name-calling, but others get called on the carpet for not saying Christian.

        I recall Obama being vilified for not wearing a flag pin on his lapel, but it is OK to side with a Russian leader over the words of our intelligence staff. Keith

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        • Yes, and that double standard carries over into other areas as well. Remember Judith Miller, who in 2005 spent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify against news sources in a government investigation? And yet … Barr, Kline and others can refuse to testify to a congressional committee, and Congress is wringing their hands trying to figure out what to do about it. And Trump can file lawsuits to keep the whole process tied up in the courts. Surely … surely his base must be starting to see reality? No, probably not, they are probably seeing him as the victim of those ‘nasty democrats’. Aaarrrggghhh.

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          • Jill, this is why it is troubling that the GOP sycophants in the Senate and House are looking the other way. They must support the concept of governance rather than short term expediency. Focusing on the latter is where we chip away at our democracy. Changing the Senate filibuster laws on judicial and other appointments may seem like a good idea to some, but when the shoe is on the other foot, it is a disaster. The “shoe on the other foot” should be the test on any change or decision.

            As an independent voter, the change to a simple a majority is a horrible decision as it allows judges with more extreme views to get on the court. I want as much politics expunged from the courts as possible. The same goes true for the Federal Reserve. I want a boring economist who understands financials on the Fed board.

            Keith

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            • When did loyalty to a party become more important than loyalty to the nation and its people? I know this didn’t happen overnight, but it seems that ever since Barack Obama took office, hyper-partisanship became the ‘norm’. I’m still furious over McConnell’s absolute refusal to even interview Merrick Garland, even though there was more than a year left in Obama’s term, yet he shoved Kavanaugh onto the bench at the speed of light. Mitch is among the worst of them, but others, such as the members of the House Freedom Caucus are almost as bad. And then there are those who KNOW that what is happening is wrong, but turn a blind eye, for their own futures seem to matter more than ours. This needs to end, but I’m not sure I see a path, short of a violent path, to ending it. We write to these jerks, we tell them our thoughts and that we find the current situation intolerable, but … we see no results. I’m beyond frustrated!

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    • I try never to look at his tweets, so I wasn’t aware of that, but thanks! I cannot, for the life of me, see why it matters if one uses that word or not! Bunch of people with cotton-for-brains who have nothing better to do than spend the day looking for something to be offended by!

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