Da Snarky Snippets Keep On Coming

Believe it or not, just a few years ago I was a mild-mannered person who rarely engaged in being snarky, or bouts of temper … yeah, right, who do I think I’m kidding?  Anyway, today I find that I have plenty of little snippets upon which to unload my snark.

Trump vs CNN – round #14

On Monday, little Donnie took umbrage … again … over CNN’s coverage of his _____________ (fill in the blank).  Could have been his proposed tariffs on imports from Mexico, could have been his meddling in the affairs of the UK, or perhaps his juvenile criticisms of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, or any number of other things he has done or said.

CNN is not alone in critiquing Trump’s words and actions, and they are not alone in drawing Trump’s ire, for he has frequently called out the New York Times and The Washington Post, calling them ‘fake news’, ‘failing’, and more.  But, he seems to have taken a particular dislike to CNN, and today he crossed a line.  Well, in truth, he has crossed many lines in the past and I’m inclined to say that every time he opens his mouth, he crosses a line.  However today, he called on the U.S. public to boycott AT&T, the parent company of CNN.  This, my friends, is unconscionable.

It is neither the job nor the right of the president to attempt to bring down a company simply because they don’t agree with him.  And it is damn sure not his right to attempt to manipulate the press … the FREE press.  Hell, the majority of people in the nation don’t agree with him … what’s he going to do … call on his shrinking base to ‘de-friend’ us on Facebook? In the opinion of historian Jon Meacham, who has written biographies of several presidents …

“For a president to call for punitive action against a corporation in an effort to shape news coverage is, to say the least, highly unusual. It’s the kind of behavior more commonly associated with authoritarian regimes, not democratic ones.”

More commonly associated with authoritarian regimes … what have I been saying for two years now?

Get em, Tiger!

“Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern. The Trump administration has been engaged in one of the most unprecedented cover-ups since Watergate, extending from the White House to multiple federal agencies and departments of the government and across numerous investigations.”

The above is an excerpt from letters written to both Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross yesterday by Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.  Both Barr and Ross have defied the panel’s subpoena for information about efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Last week, we learned of a plot, if you will, to redistrict (gerrymander) political maps that would be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites”, based on answers to a proposed citizenship question on the upcoming (2020) census form.  The information came to light following the release of documents belonging to the late Thomas Hofeller, a major republican strategist.

The republicans, from Donald Trump down to the lowliest cabinet member, are engaging in a dangerous game of cat and mouse in order to preserve their “dominance” in our government.  I hope that if Barr and Ross do not turn over the requested information, they both land behind bars in orange jumpsuits.  The same goes for Mnuchin, Trump, and all the others who think they are above the law.  It’s time to restore law and order to this damn country!

Jared Kushner deserves a medal … for ignorance

KushnerThere is likely a reason why Jared Kushner, son-in-law and boot-licker of Don Trump, doesn’t do many interviews … his utter ignorance and stupidity come out … in spades.  On Sunday, an interview he did with Jonathan Swan of Axios was aired.  A couple of snippets …

The first was about the false claim by Trump that Obama was not born in the U.S.

Swan: Was birtherism racist?

Kushner: Um, look, I wasn’t really involved in that.

Swan: I know you weren’t! Was it racist?

Kushner: Like I said, I wasn’t involved in that.

Swan: I know you weren’t! Was it racist?

Kushner: Um, look, I know who the president is, and I have not seen anything in him that is racist. So, again, I was not involved in that.

Swan: Did you wish he didn’t do that?

Kushner: Like I said, I was not involved in that. That was a long time ago.

Then when asked about his father-in-law’s ‘values’, or lack thereof …

Swan: Has your father-in-law ever challenged your values?

Kushner: Um, in what regard?

Swan: Well I mean when you were on the campaign you had Access Hollywood? There’s been other things you’ve had to deal with since then. I mean, like, it’s a sensitive question, but I mean it in the sense of you’re a son-in-law, you’re a husband, you’re a senior advisor. Does it make it sometimes harder to, to tell him the truth?

Kushner: No, I think he, he respects people who are willing to be honest with him. When I do disagree, you’ll never read about it in the press and I won’t say it publicly but I will say there’s a lot more things I agree with him on than disagree.

Swan: So you agree with him on economics and foreign policy. Where do you stand on abortion?

Kushner: Again, I was not uh the person who was elected.

Such brilliance, yes?  No wonder he has been put in charge of a Middle-East peace plan!  If you’re interested, you can find the full transcript in .pdf form here.

A royal welcome …

Donnie is over in the UK this week, sure to cause more problems than he solves.  But the Brits know how to make a guy feel welcome.  The baby blimp will fly later today, but here are a few pictures from yesterday’s many protests …

protest-1protest-2protest-3protest-4protest-5protest-6protest-grassProtest Against Donald Trump's State Banquet in LondonProtest Against Donald Trump's State Banquet in LondonProtest Against Donald Trump's State Banquet in London

I guess that proves how much everybody loves him across the pond, eh?

Well, I think that’s it for this morning.  Have a great Tuesday!

72 thoughts on “Da Snarky Snippets Keep On Coming

  1. Soccer score:
    Royal Family = 5 Trump = 0
    (I always feel if Jared was to end up in jail a ‘Shawshank Redemption’ fate would await him.)

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    • Thank you so much, Rhea! I did check out your blog and have added my name to your list of followers. I will drop by your blog as often as I can, however time is one of those things I have little of, so please forgive me if I only drop in every now and then. Best of luck on your blog, and please let me know if I can help you in any way.

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    • Say WHAT??? They can’t do that … can they? Do you know if Trump actually saw the lawn? I hope he did, and I would donate to the legal defense fund for that artist who made the lawn!

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      • I’ll keep an eye on it. Dont know if Trump saw it. I doubt it. I assume he was more occupied tweeting his gobble or having a go at his wife. They always look like he bosses her around when they come out of airplanes…. 🙋‍♀️🐝

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        • Hah! He has denied that there were any protests, saying you guys love him. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. But now … now I hear some lunatic slashed the baby Trump blimp!!! I hope they lock her in the Tower of London. Better yet, drag out the guillotine! And to add insult to injury, she said he is “the greatest president ever”! This woman is a menace to society! Aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggghhhh!

          Yeah, as re Melania, I’ve thought the same. She never smiles and when she does, it looks strained. But … she married him for his money and for citizenship, so she pretty much deserves what she gets. Plus … she could leave him and doesn’t … that speaks volumes to me. 🙋

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          • Well, we all do stupid things at times and I’ve been in a violent relationship. Needed me years to get out. The problem is that you get so brainwashed you lose all sense of self and self-protection. And I bet he is really good at that. … 🙋‍♀️🐝

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            • I’m so sorry to hear that. But, you survived and came out stronger because of it, yes? You’re quite right … gaslighting … making a person question themselves. Yes, ol’ Donnie is a control-freak and I’m sure he’s very good at it. The only one in the bunch I really have any empathy for at the moment, though, is his youngest son, Barron, for he didn’t ask for any of this, didn’t have a choice. 🙋

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              • Hello Bee and Jill. I imagine she stays with him because of a very strict prenup. I think her thinking is at his age and lifestyle he will die soon and she and Barron ( gods what a name to burden a child with ) will get far more than if she leaves him now. She married for money as you say, she had a child for money which is a hell of a thing, and so she will stay with him for that money. Boy the estate rights fights that will happen then will let all the secrets out. Each party will fight to get the most and claim all rights. Hugs

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                • Nothing like selling your values downstream for a few million bucks, eh? I lost all respect for her, what little I had, when she wore that dreadful coat to visit immigrant children who had been, at the direction of her husband, separated from their parents.

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                  • I heard last night that tRump is horrible to Don Jr and Eric. He calls Jared “girl”. Melania and Barron live in Maryland near his school. Also that tRump is jealous of Barron’s height as he is so tall for a kid. tRump equates tall with strength. This was on Lawrence O’donnell’s show. Hugs

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                    • Really??? I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. I have no sympathy for his grown kids, nor for Jared, but still have some for Barron, for he is still a kid. But … to associate height with strength??? How stupid. Just another case of judging someone’s character based on meaningless physical attributes. But then, I never for a minute doubted that he was an idiot, so why should I be surprised? Hugs!

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              • Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I did but am still working on it. 💪😁 Strangely, when I first saw Trumps youngest I had that flash of a thought:” That boy will be the downfall of his father!” my storytelling mind going bonkers probably 😉. I could imagine though that Melania stays with him for the sake of the boy besides being brainwashed. Not a good strathegy but understandable. Sigh… 🙋‍♀️🐝

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                • I would love to see him bring Trump to his knees! I don’t know how much Melania is capable of love … I’ve always felt she stayed with Donnie for money and prestige, for a lavish lifestyle. I could be wrong … I know I shouldn’t judge, but … she seems an empty woman, thoughtless. Sigh. We cannot know, for we don’t walk in her shoes, I suppose.


                  • Exactly. I find it hard not to judge too vut I have joined Extinction Rebellion and one of its core values is to be non-violent and non-judgemental so I am challenging myself to learn…. 🙋‍♀️🐝

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                    • I have been looking for movements for a fairer society for years and I believe they might be it: they dont only fight against the climate catastrophy but bring together social & political change plus take human emotions into consideration. And they are a movement that doesnt have a set idea about how to change things but allow themselves to evolve. They are very exciting indeed once you have a look into their own writing and get over what mass media say about them: https://xrebellion.org 🙋‍♀️🐝

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                    • Thanks Bee!!! I took a quick look, and I like what I see. I’ll delve into it more this weekend when I have more time, but I’m definitely interested! 🙋


  2. Jill, I’m not only “inclined to say that every time he opens his mouth, he crosses a line” — I say it without reservation!

    Thanks for the pix — my favorites are the USS JOHN S. McCAIN (which anyone who doesn’t closely follow the news probablyly won’t ‘get’) and the TRUMP FOR PRISON sign.

    Great post!

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    • Thanks!!! The McCain one was one of my faves, as was the one comparing Obama’s popularity in the UK to Trump’s! I wish I had included the farting toilet, which a friend in the UK told me about a week or so ago, but I wasn’t sure they would use it, so I left it out. Is it sad that we take so much pleasure in seeing our own president mocked and ridiculed? Sigh.

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  3. I don’t think loving him quite describes the depth of feeling we have for Trump in the UK. Detest and abominate might be nearer the mark. If only we were still allowed duels there would be no shortage of offers.A great way to pop the real blimp.
    Cwtch xxx

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    • If we were in those dueling days, David, Trump would like be imprisoned in the Tower of London (possibly awaiting a grizzly end). Protocol for any commoner, is to never, ever, touch the Queen. You won’t see her own family do it is public. Yet at the Banquet last night, Mr Trump couldn’t keep his sticky hands from touching the Queen’s back. He did the same to Prince Charlie. I am afraid the current POTUS is all about the ‘backslap,’ to indicate he is in control. I think the audience last night were actually laughing at Trump (not with him), when he thanked the Queen for ‘the beautiful weather,’ as part of his speech.
      I watched the press conference today with Theresa May. I have to say that she looked most uncomfortable… so worried by what Trump may say to the press. The relief on her facial expression at its end, very telling.

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      • Oops, and Trump created the ultimate Faux Pas. I actually don’t think he considered the question properly, and Theresa May did her best to refute his answer, but it was too late. Trump said that our NHS (National Health Service) was up for negotiation on a US – UK Trade deal. This, folks, is the holy grail in Britain. Our news media has gone mad with the outrage on this particular subject. If this doesn’t scupper best laid plans I don’t know what else will.

        The Whitehouse Tweeted “The president holds a Press Conference with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland! ”

        Sigh… Geography lesson… Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, not separate to it. 🙄

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        • Sorry, definitely feeling snarky today… The tweets are comparing Trump’s official photo with the Queen, to Obama’s … Omg the difference… And one tiny tweet pointed out that the Queen wore a Ruby and Diamond Tiara gifted to her by the people of Burma (on her coronation) as a protection against sickness and evil. How telling. Trump looks like the Jolly Green Giant crossed with a fat penguin.

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          • The differences between Trump and Obama are always a stark reminder of the fact that once upon a time, we had a president with grace, courage and dignity. Now we have an oaf, a buffoon. How could he not look like the ‘Jolly Green Giant crossed with a fat penguin’ when he is 300+ pounds of pure, wobbly lard?

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        • The NHS comment drew outrage, as well it should have. What a stupid, stupid ‘man’ he is. As for the Northern Ireland comment … suffice it to say that he is not the brightest bulb in the package.

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    • Some people, perhaps, have a different way of defining the word “love”. I think Trump wouldn’t recognize love it if jumped up and slapped him in the face. In truth, I don’t think he is capable of loving another, and to his huge ego, any attention passes for ‘love’. I do wish somebody there, perhaps London Mayor Sadiq Khan, could challenge him to a duel! He’d run away as fast as a 300-pound man can run! 🤣 He has, once again, embarrassed this country multiple times in just over 24 hours. Sigh. Perhaps, as Colette suggested, you could toss him into the Tower of London?

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  4. I had to laugh at the one sign. That lady had all the negatives mentioned in the news: liar, sexist, racist, tiny hands, and a poor speller. Wow. The culmination seems to have been the inflation of the Baby Trump balloon. I have a suspicion the Brits don’t like him. 😀 — Suzanne

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  5. Jill, I read this morning a Trump biographer who interviewed him for eight hours, noted Trump respects very few people. Think about that for a minute.

    At age 60 and as a former manager of people, my experience is the more intolerant people require the most tolerance from others in dealing with them. Why must seemingly every issue be contentious with this man? Why would anyone want to be subject to that kind of behavior on an hourly basis? He often sued contractors to not pay them. Why would contractors want to work with such a person?

    I am longing for stable, ethical competence in a leader more than ever. This man-child is not that. Keith

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    • ‘Trump respects very few people’ … what a surprise, eh? I’d be willing to go a step further and say he respects nobody, but sees everyone as a tool to be used to achieve his own goals and desires. Like you, I long for a leader who we can trust to at least try to do the right thing, one who at least has the good sense to listen to his/her advisors, to think before acting. I feel that this country is a tinderbox just waiting for the right spark.

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      • Jill, of course the converse is true. He fails to realize one has to earn respect and trust. Berating your friends and allies is not a way to earn either. Keith

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        • Makes you wonder what his parents were like when he was a little boy, doesn’t it? How did he become such a bully at, from all I’ve read, such an early age? Do you suppose his father bullied and browbeat him? No, he has no concept of earning trust, respect and friendship, for bullying and cheating are the only ways he knows to treat people. Sad.


          • Jill, his father would not let him sign anything while he ran the business. A biographer shared the story that they had to run downstairs to get his father to sign something because he forgot one page. The president was not allowed to sign things. Trump has only had one boss – his father. No Chairman, no board of directors. This is why he is so unaccountable, as outside of his father, no one told him he was doing wrong with any authority. This is why it is imperative Congress does its job. Keith

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            • Oh if only he were not allowed to sign things now!!! Yes, we need Congress to find common ground and hold him accountable for his actions before those actions destroy us.


  6. You know, I do have to comment on Trump’s visit to the UK.

    Yesterday, Trump tweeted…

    “London part of trip is going really well. The Queen and the entire Royal family have been fantastic. The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong. Tremendous crowds of well wishers and people that love our Country. Haven’t seen any protests yet, but I’m sure the…” He went on to talk about fake news of protests (that he hadn’t seen).

    Trump had not seen crowds either… The police here cleared all the streets so there weren’t any people to greet him. The security was worried that people would throw things at him.

    Trump today has tweeted mostly pictures of himself, and his own speech at the state banquet dinner last night. Nothing of anyone else, or the Queen.

    These affairs are ‘black tie,’ and usually require a tuxedo for men and white dresses for women. Melania looked beautiful and her dress understated and her forearms arms covered with evening gloves . A credit to the man with orange hair. Whoever outfitted him, did him no favours. The white waistcoat was much to long (for the style of jacket). It was an unusual look that stood out as OTT and pretentious (perhaps ridiculous, but I will be kind and not go that far). He was dressed more like a formal butler, than an honoured guest. Whoever advised him, didn’t do a good job.

    There was a small protest outside Buckingham Palace last night (after all guests were safely inside) and far enough away not to disturb the event.

    The big protests are today, and will be joined by Jeremy Corbin (Labour Leader) and perhaps Sadiq Khan (London Mayor). Both refused to attend the state Dinner which actually snubs the Queen too as they were given Royal invitations.

    I anticipate that the police will keep the protests largely tramped down. People are angry at Trump over a variety of issues, including withdrawal from the climate change agreement, but security will not allow it to get near to Trump. There are secret servicemen crawling all over the city. Trump himself is being transferred from place to place by helicopter as much as possible to keep him away from the public. I think they learned from Trump’s last visit, that allowing him anywhere near the public is a very bad idea and bound to create an international incident.
    Even Robert Mugabe never triggered the kind of animosity that Trump invokes in the British people.

    There may be some supporters of Trump out with the protesters and that may cause some incidents. Hope the police are up to the job of keeping them apart.


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    • I am applauding the creative ways you guys have found to welcome him! That he still has the ignorance to say he is ‘loved’ in your country leaves me speechless. Well, almost. I did see the picture of him dressed for the banquet last night and thought he looked ridiculous. Funny that today he tweeted that he refused to meet with Corbyn, when in fact it was Corbyn who declined the invite to the dinner. I’m sure the Queen knows that any insult by Corbyn and Khan was not directed toward her, but only toward Trump. I would have laughed even harder if everyone who was invited had refused, leaving only the Queen and Donnie. 🤣 I may be wrong, but it seems to me that he placed the final straw on the camel’s back today when he said that any trade deal would include the NHS! I was incensed a few days ago when I read that he would bring that up, but had hoped cooler heads would talk him out of such idiocy. Can we say that tact and diplomacy, along with intellect are NOT his strong suits? Sigh.

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