Snarky Snippets — Two Of ‘Em!

Just a couple of snarky snippets to share with you today, for my mind has not yet stopped bouncing about from pillar to post.


Let ‘em all go free …

Remember Flint Michigan and the water crisis?  I first wrote about it in January 2016 when children in Flint were found to have high levels of lead in their blood, which was eventually traced to the water, and in late December 2015, residents were warned not to drink the water, cook with it, or consume it in any way.  The city, in an effort to save money in 2014, had switched from the Detroit water system to using water from the Flint River, without the proper testing, and the result was toxic levels of lead in the water. At least 12 people died from an outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease as a result of the contaminated water.  It is now more than three years later, and the water is still not safe to drink, still does not meet federal standards.

Fifteen state and local officials, including emergency managers who ran the city and a member of the governor’s cabinet, had been accused by state prosecutors of crimes as serious as involuntary manslaughter. Seven had already taken plea deals. Eight more, including most of the highest-ranking officials, were awaiting trial.  And then, in a jaw-dropping move yesterday, prosecutors dropped all charges against officials accused of ruining the community’s drinking water and ignoring signs of a crisis.

Why??? The answer is simple:  politics and … well, politics.  Michigan’s Republican attorney general in 2016, Bill Schuette, appointed a team that began investigating and announcing criminal charges, however they apparently didn’t do much of an investigation.  After three years, the cases were moving at a crawl.  Then, in 2018, a new attorney general took office, Dana Nessel, a Democrat.  New prosecutors assigned by Ms. Nessel expressed concern about evidence collection and decided to drop the charges and open a new investigation. Flint-protestThree years … who knows how much money wasted … and not a single prosecution, not a single person has spent a single day in jail.  Even the seven people who had made a plea deal had not yet been sentenced.  Understandably and justifiably, the people of Flint are disgusted and out of patience.  Although a new investigation has been promised … every promise that has been made to the people of Flint thus far has been broken, and they still do not have potable water, so why should they believe this promise?


You will NOT be missed, Sarah …

Sarah-Sanders-2It was announced yesterday that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving at the end of June.  Mind you, it’s been some 94 days since she last held so much as a press briefing, so nobody knows quite what she has been doing for the past three months anyway.  But, if you want a good laugh, consider this … she said she hopes to be remembered for her transparency and honesty!  🤣🤣🤣  She has been anything but transparent or honest, and has been naught but a paid mouthpiece for whatever gaslighting Trump ordered her to do.  Surely she has told nearly as many lies as Trump himself, and she is one of the ones who claimed that “God wanted Donald Trump to become president.” 

Trump announced Sander’s departure … via tweet, of course …

“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas. She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

Sarah-cartoon-2I don’t know whether she actually plans to run for governor against incumbent Asa Hutchinson, whose term will end in 2022, but nothing would surprise me these days.  One could hope that the good people of Arkansas have better sense.

Fox ‘News’, meanwhile had this to say …

“Sanders did her job, just not the role the liberal press demanded. She served as President Donald Trump’s press secretary, not the ally journalists wanted to help them oust Trump. Instead of celebrating a woman rising to such an important role, both news and entertainment media mocked her looks, her job performance and, even, her honesty.”

Did you expect otherwise?  I wonder who Trump will find to replace her?  She’s leaving some pretty big shoes to fill …


That’s all I’ve got for today folks!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

37 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets — Two Of ‘Em!

  1. Well we have to give Mrs H he due….
    She was transparent (ie everyone could see through her)
    She was honest (she never tried to cover up her lack of smarts, and just said whatever came into her mouth)
    Yep a true credit and addition to the cause…
    The Democrats that is….

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          • Ha!
            I could have picked the following too

            Lyrics:
            What friends are for
            What friends are for
            What friends are for
            What friends are for
            What friends are for
            What friends are for
            Promises, promises
            Old, tired, worn out, second hand sentences
            One thing, with you is certain
            You’re a really sad person
            So sad
            Disappointed a few people
            When friendship reared its ugly head
            Disappointed a few people
            Well, isn’t that what friends are for? (What friends are for)
            What friends are for (What friends are for)
            What are friends for?
            You, you’re just a really sad person
            Who won’t, you won’t listen to anyone
            No not you
            With those half moon eyelids
            Just babbling on, your useless defences
            So sad
            Disappointed a few people
            When friendship reared its ugly head
            Disappointed a few people
            Well isn’t that what friends are for (What friends are for)
            What friends are for (What friends are for)
            What are friends for?
            This erratic haphazard, fluttering
            This to-ing and fro-ing
            Like a confused moth
            The collision, illusion
            And it’s all ad infinitum
            You’re a really sad person
            You’re really so sad
            Disappointed a few people
            When friendship reared its ugly head
            Disappointed a few people
            Well isn’t that what friends are for (What friends are for)
            What friends are for (What friends are for)
            What are friends for?
            Fools and horses
            Running their courses
            And brow beaten down
            Like dust on the ground
            You cheat easily
            Like sweet charity
            And all of the bastards
            The world despises
            In newer disguises
            You cheat easily
            Like all charity
            Fools and horses (What friends are for)
            Running their courses (What friends are for)
            And brow beaten down (What friends are for)
            Like dust on the ground (What friends are for)
            You cheat easily(What friends are for)
            Like sweet charity(What friends are for)
            And all of the bastards(What friends are for)
            The world despises(What friends are for)
            In newer disguises(What friends are for)
            You cheat easily(What friends are for)
            Like all charity(What friends are for)

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            • I was about to say that I had never heard that one before, but then I remembered … I think it is one Herb sent me to listen to once … he is into deep, dark music and frequently sends me a song and says, “You won’t like this one, but listen to it anyway.” 🤣 This one is apropos to this conversation, but definitely not destined to become a favourite or find its way onto my music posts! 😉

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  2. What is wrong with Flint councillors, Michigan state representatives, and Federal politicians. At the moment I don’t care about blame, EVERYONE should care about getting a safe source of water. Once people can drink water out of their tap safely, then they can look into blame.
    LET’S GET OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT!

    Meanwhile, there is a reserve somewhere in Western Canada, I have never heard exactly which one, where the people have never had safe drinking water. Not since they were given that land to live on. How generous of the Queen, and the Canadian government! And no one does anything but talk. People cannot drink words.
    THIS IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!!

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    • Nobody does anything more than talk because it is going to cost money to fix the problem. For the most part, the people of Flint are poor, so to the politicos, they don’t matter so much. Their voices are small and … do you notice that Flint is hardly ever in the news? Oh sure, Trump said he would see to it that we spent money on infrastructure to fix the problem in Flint, among other things, but just like everything else, it was all talk. A similar situation is Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Many of those people still have no electricity, no potable water … and few seem to care. They are more worried about keeping people out of the country if their skin colour or religion don’t match their own. Bah Humbug!

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      • That’s another situation I cannot understand–Puerto Rico. It might be worth a revisit, catching up your readers on present conditions. Remind them people afe still suffering. Get them worked up. Maybe they can work up their friends, and so on.

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  3. Jill, call me crazy, but I would like the truth from the president and the press secretary. We got very little from the former and only some ftom the latter. Keith

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    • Jill, conservative pundit David Brooks said tonight on PBS Newshour, Trump saying he would “cheat” and take information from a foreign power, was less surprising as he has shown little understanding that being president is a higher calling than cutting corners as a business person. What disappointed him again is the number of Republicans that rationalized away the president saying he would commit an illegal act. Again, Brooks is a conservative pundit. Keith

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      • Brooks hit the nail on the head with Trump not understanding the difference between being president and a run-of-the-mill businessman. This, coming from a conservative pundit, speaks volumes. I respect Brooks, George Will, and a few others who have been the voice of reason, despite being republican or formerly so.

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      • Jill, the foreign influence comment overshadowed another week of untruths. The president once again said China is paying for the tariffs. That is simply untrue so say economists. For the umpteenth time, importers pay the tariffs and most often pass them along to consumers.

        The question for Trump followers is which of the only two options are true – he either does not know how tariffs work or he is purposefully lying to fool his base? Either option is possible. Keith

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        • Time for me to drag out my lesson on tariffs post again? And maybe my lesson on how ‘trickle down’ economics actually trickle UP? Sigh. They do not listen. As for Trump? He is ignorant, for he chooses not to listen to those more educated and knowledgeable than he, and he is also a liar and will say whatever seems to promote his stance of the day. Siigh.

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  4. Thank you for sharing!… unfortunately America has become the land of illusion with a element of American society trying to create a image…technology and knowledge is chipping away at that image showing the universe the true reality… if that element of America wishes to know why America is not great, all they have to do is look in the mirror… 🙂

    “The thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be”.. Albert Einstein

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    • Thanks Dutch! We have, it seems, become largely a nation of people who place other things, such as wealth, ahead of people, and we elect politicians who are enablers of that philosophy. You’re right … all those people need to do is look in the mirror. As Keith is fond of saying about Trump, his own worst enemy is the one who looks back at him when he’s shaving each morning. Einstein hit the nail on the head there … it’s rather like the kid who keeps trying endlessly to fit the square peg into the round hole.

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