Today’s Snarky Snippets …

I’m feeling snarky today.  “What’s new?”, I hear you asking yourself as you shake your head.  Nothing much, I suppose, and I have a feeling I will continue feeling snarky for at least the next 16 months, probably longer.


A double standard?

Peter-YarrowIn the news this morning, I read that Peter Yarrow of the famed folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, was to perform at a 2-day music festival in Norwich, Connecticut in September, but that his scheduled appearance has been canceled.  Why?  Because of an “indecent liberties” conviction in 1969.  What happened was two teenage girls, sisters aged 14 and 17, snuck past hotel security and went to Mr. Yarrow’s room, seeking his autograph.  When he answered the door, he was naked.  Yep, that’s all.  He did not touch the girls, did not invite them in, did not “grab them by the {ahem}”.  For this, Yarrow was convicted of taking “indecent liberties” and sentenced to three months in jail.  In 1970.  Again, he did not know who was at the door, the girls went unannounced to seek his autograph, and he did not touch either of them.

While I think answering a knock on your hotel room door while stark naked is a really stupid thing to do, I also think sneaking to a celebrity’s hotel room is a stupid thing to do.  I am a supporter of the #MeToo movement, and make no mistake, I think every sexual predator should receive the Lorena Bobbitt treatment.  However, I do not see this as a case of sexual assault, abuse, harrassment, or anything more than stupidity.  Fifty years later, Mr. Yarrow is still paying the price for an episode of bad judgment.  But, on the other hand …

At least 17 women have accused Donald Trump of varying inappropriate behavior, including allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault, the latest being a credible accusation by E. Jean Carroll who has provided details in her autobiography of the assault, which took place in the mid-1990s.  He has cheated on all three of his wives.  He has admittedly gone into dressing rooms of underage girls to view their naked bodies.  And then there was his infamous mic-drop moment when he bragged that “when you’re famous, they let you do it … you can grab them by the {ahem} …”  And yet, nearly half the adults in this nation are willing to allow this ‘man’ to sit in the Oval Office, are willing to ignore or overlook his words and actions … words and actions that far exceed Mr. Yarrow’s on a scale of atrociousness.

Peter Yarrow, when informed of the decision to drop him from the roster of the Norwich festival, bowed out with grace.  When Trump hears criticism based on his sexual exploits, he responds with rants and vitriol.  Make of it what you will.


Say WHAT???

I realize that not everyone is a history buff, and some people have never read a book of history since leaving that European History class in their senior year of high school.  No problemo … we all have our own interests.  One of mine happens to be history, primarily U.S. history and post-WWI European history.  However, I cannot imagine anybody in this country whose jaw didn’t drop when, in his speech yesterday, Trump, speaking of the time of the Revolutionary War, said …

“Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports, it did everything it had to do.”

In case there are any Trump supporters reading this who may not understand the gaffe … the Revolutionary War ran from April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783.  Wilbur and Orville Wright flew their first airplane on December 17, 1903.  Doesn’t it seem that, even if he didn’t know the exact dates, he would have realized the airplane did not exist at the time of the Revolution?  120 years later, after the end of the war …

Y’know … I don’t mind so much if the president of the country makes a bad decision that gets us all killed, as I mind that such an ignorant person has my life and yours in his hands.  Just imagine how much danger such ignorance puts us all in.  Sigh.  At least the meme-makers had fun with it.

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And my favourite …

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Have a great evening, and remember friends …

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27 thoughts on “Today’s Snarky Snippets …

  1. Pingback: Today’s Snarky Snippets … — Filosofa’s Word – GettingrealwithPTSD

  2. Love these memes! Thanks so much for the laugh!!
    And as far as the double standard thing, soooo true!! Its outrageous how people have no problem turning a blind eye to Trumps behaviour!! Sickening and scary!!

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  3. Jill, what continues to amaze me is how Trump’s political career did not end. The man has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 20 women. He has bragged on what they accused him of, many who accused him before the tape of admission aired. He has bragged on Howard Stern’s show on two occasions of how he liked to walk in on unclothed beauty pageant contestants. It should be noted several teen contestants have accused the “creepy old guy” as they called him of doing such.

    His first wife accused him of rape in court (she has backed away from that), a woman accused him of raping her when she was 14 and had a court information sharing date but backed away just before the election (most likely paid off by Michael Cohen) and now he has been accused of rape again.

    There seems to be an awful lot of smoke for there not to have been a fire. I am not saying the above is all true, but he seem to agree with his accusers through the recordings. So, why can people believe Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby are guilty, but not Donald Trump. To me, the GOP could have and should have forced him to resign his campaign in the fall of 2016. Now, they have devil to defend. Keith

    Keith

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    • I know … he has been accused more than any man I’ve heard of, and yet … Teflon Don seems to fall into a pile of poop and come out smelling like a rose. But you know what really puzzles me? The evangelicals who would never in a million years condone such behaviour amongst their own community, turn a blind eye. Surely they cannot believe that he is innocent of every accusation, especially after the Stormy Daniels fiasco. So … again, a double standard? In my book, he makes Ailes, Weinstein and Cosby look almost trustworthy. I’m with you, there is entirely too much smoke for there not to be a raging inferno somewhere.

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      • Jill, agreed. It should be noted, Stormy Daniels is not his worst offense. Grabbing women by their private parts because he can do so with impunity or forcibly kissing and raping them are far worse. Rape is worse, I know, but to sit next to a stranger and feel her up in a very public place just appalls me. Keith

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        • Agreed that Stormy wasn’t his worst transgression (though it does make me angry that at the time he was screwing around with Stormy, Melania had just given birth to his son), but it is the most visible one that he cannot say he was innocent, for he wouldn’t have paid her $130,000 if he hadn’t done what she said. I agree, though, he has committed many more heinous acts, for Stormy was a willing participant, from all accounts.

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    • that meme was created for the twitter feeds on unwanted Ivanka…she appears at the Last supper, at nuremburg trial, at a POW camp in VietNam…where they said she could just stay to decorate. sigh. it never ends with these people, does it?

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    • Though she has no official capacity, no high-level security clearance, and no experience that would qualify her for anything in government, he parades her everywhere he goes (on our tax dollars, of course). Did you see the clip of how she tried to insert herself into a conversation among leaders at the G20? They all ignored her and gave her basically a look that said, “go now, we’re discussing business”, but she is either dense as a forest or she just wanted to be obnoxious and kept trying to talk over the leaders of nations! She deserves every bit of scorn she gets.

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    • Nope, it really happened. Now he is blaming it on a problem with the teleprompter … but then he turns around and says he had the whole speech memorized anyway. So … ???????? And this was only the most egregious of his flubs … there were several. Such a ‘stable genius’, eh?

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  4. I wasn’t aware of that with Peter Yarrow. I agree that it’s stupid to answer a door naked and to go to a celebrity’s hotel room unannounced. That’s a good double standard with Trump. I’ll even go the extra mile by saying that this is the same person who demonized the Central Park Five for a gang rape they didn’t commit and still never owned up to that full page ad of calling the death penalty on those innocent teenagers just because of their race.

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    • I wasn’t either until it happened to pop onto my radar yesterday. Jimmy Carter pardoned Yarrow a decade later, on his last day in office. Yep, Central Park Five, a terrible miscarriage of justice for which he should have had to apologize, but instead he still demeans them. And Joe Arpaio, and I’m looking into a piece now about him pardoning Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher who, at the very least posed for a picture with a corpse, and though he was cleared of murder charges, I’m still suspicious. You have to wonder what Trump’s criteria are … well, no you really don’t. His criteria are race and wealth. Eddie Gallagher and Joe Arpaio are both white.

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