Jaw-Dropping Snarky Snippets …

The radar is busy tonight, so many different things on the screen that have me gritting my teeth and wearing the scowl that seems to be permanently etched on my face.  The first snippet is one that will give you nightmares.


He can’t keep a secret …

Just yesterday evening, CNN reported that a Russian spy who was operating in a high-level capacity within Putin’s government, was extracted by the U.S. in mid-2017, in part because high-ranking intelligence officials feared that Trump’s inability to keep his mouth shut would put the spy’s life in danger.  Believe it or not, Trump sycophant Mike Pompeo, who was then the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was behind the move.

The decision was made shortly after the May 2017 meeting in which Trump discussed highly classified intelligence with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak, much to the horror of the intelligence community.

There were other reasons the intelligence community felt the “asset” might be compromised, but think about this one for just a minute, folks.  The ‘man’ who holds the highest position in the government of a nation of some 330 million people, a ‘man’ who is privy to nearly every bit of classified information in the nation, is not trusted by his own intelligence people, cannot be trusted to keep a secret, to keep his mouth shut.  He needs a keeper … make that a tag-team of keepers … lest he give his buddy Putin the nuclear codes!  Ponder on that one as you drift off to sleep tonight.


Irresponsible to the nth degree …

I wanted to laugh, I wanted to cry … instead I held my head and let forth a string of language that is not appropriate for this blog.  Former Goldman Sachs executive and current Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced that there will likely be more tax cuts in 2020!  What made me laugh about the whole thing was remembering 1988 when George Bush, Sr., said repeatedly – “Read my lips:  no new taxes”, and now I would applaud a president who promised “No new tax cuts!  My how times change.

“I think there’s no question the U.S. economy is in very good shape. As we look around the world, there’s no question that China is slowing, Europe is slowing — the U.S. is the bright spot of the world. And regards to a middle-class tax cut, you know, we’ll be looking at tax cuts 2.0, something that will be something we’ll consider next year. But right now, the economy is in very, very good shape.”

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Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of Treasury

Trump and Mnuchin obviously need lessons in how budgets and economies work.  Our national debt is spiraling out of control, currently at $22 trillion and growing every day, and they want to give another tax cut?  Crazy!  Why?  Because, my friends, next November 3rd we will all go vote for either Trump or a democrat … and Trump figures if he can tout another tax cut that won’t help any but his rich friends, we will all fall to our knees and kiss his feet and then go to the polls and vote for him.  This, my friends, is madness.  Just about the very last thing this nation needs is another tax cut.

To further cut taxes is the height of fiscal irresponsibility, yet those who are easily fooled will applaud, will believe that they are getting something … never mind that their grocery bills have increased by $40 per month as a result of Trump’s tariffs, and never mind that the cost of a gallon of gasoline has increased by 43% since 2016.  Meanwhile, the companies to whom you give your hard-earned dollars like Exxon, Amazon, Netflix, Delta, IBM, etc., will happily pay no taxes at all.  Don’t be fooled, folks … sooner or later, the economy will reflect the perfidy of cutting income by removing taxes from the ones who can most afford it.


Dynasty???  I think not …

Trump’s creepy re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has a plan …

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Brad Parscale, Trump campaign manager

“The Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades, propelling the Republican Party into a new party. One that will adapt to changing cultures. One must continue to adapt while keeping the conservative values that we believe in. I think they’re all amazing people, with amazing capabilities. I think you see that from Don Jr. I think you see that from Ivanka. You see it from Jared.”

I think that Mr. Parscale defines the word ‘amazing’ much differently than the rest of us.  I find them all a bit ignorant and a whole lot ugly, both inside and out.  One Trump is more than enough, thank you Brad.  If I believed his prediction for a single minute, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this post, but would be headed to the nearest point of exit from this country.


Science vs Trump …

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Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce

Remember last week’s fiasco with Trump, the sharpie, Hurricane Dorian and Alabama?  Well, today the New York Times reported that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross actually threatened to fire top employees at NOAA, the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts, for correcting Trump’s dangerous misinformation.  I said last week that it is a very dangerous situation when any politician, but especially one with the power of the president, can control what scientific information the public has access to.  That Trump’s minion Ross was all too willing to do his bidding, to fire scientists to assuage Trump’s ego, is horrendous.

We also found out that it was Ross himself who contacted Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator of NOAA, from Greece where Ross was traveling and instructed Dr. Jacobs to fix the agency’s perceived contradiction of the president.  Fix it???  It wasn’t broken!  It was accurate … it was Trump’s statement that needed fixing, that was erroneous.

So now, do all scientists need to petition Trump for permission to state their findings on every front?


Still more competition!

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Mark Sanford, 2020 GOP Candidate

Yet another republican has thrown his hat in the ring for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.  First there was Bill Weld, then Joe Walsh, and now Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina.  This one must really frighten Trump for some reason, as he became somewhat unhinged … oh wait, he was already unhinged, wasn’t he?  In a series of tweets, Trump attacked Sanford …

“When the former Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, @MarkSanford, was reported missing, only to then say he was away hiking on the Appalachian Trail, then was found in Argentina with his Flaming Dancer friend, it sounded like his political career was over. It was, but then he ran for Congress and won, only to lose his re-elect after I Tweeted my endorsement, on Election Day, for his opponent. But now take heart, he is back, and running for President of the United States. The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!”

‘Twould seem Trump is running a bit scared, eh?  I will have more about Sanford, but for tonight, I am out of steam!


The conclusion to this collection of snippets can only be one thing:  Trump must go!Trump-must-go

 

35 thoughts on “Jaw-Dropping Snarky Snippets …

  1. I’m mostly out of words…I really just feel fatalistic anymore, but I was thinking, just now, after reading a couple of your recent blogs, that trump is president in name only.

    He is too stupid really stupid and yes, partially insane to run any country….so he has others that do.
    And that is Barr, Pompeo, Mnuchin, Ross, Miller and a few others that we are probably not even aware of. And those people get their own lackeys to help them. They are the controls in this country and they are bad people without any thought to the common man or our standing in the world. It’s power and money, the oldest game in town.

    Trump is totally useless except for one thing alone. He is a master at firing up his cult base and he can keep them frothing at the mouth like the mad dogs they are. It’s an easy assignment for they are also a combination of breathtakingly stupid, petty, hateful and extremely gullible. He is like a drug to them.

    So the true men in power use him to their advantage. He is their tool. And if that means giving him a longer term in office and/or enlisting his son and daughter in the future, they will. I can see it especially with Jr.

    We have already had a takeover, we just don’t know it yet (well most of us, do). It’s been an inside job and the republicans are complicit and some of the democrats too, I fear.

    The media focuses on trump’s latest idiotic statement over and over again or some stupid thing he did and they neglect the real dangers of these men in control and the things they do.

    And the Supreme Court will become their tool once Ruth is gone. It’s already complicit and corrupted.

    The 25th amendment should have happened by now. Trump is a low IQ truly insane maniac and he is president! Only in this alternate universe can this be happening and there are times I just can’t believe this is all real.

    Ok I’m back to out of words again…

    Jill your blog is the best!

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    • Thank you so much for saying that, Mary!!! You have given me a reason to smile today, and when I get discouraged, I shall remember those words!

      The ‘common man’ has been forgotten … we have value only once every other November. We are being manipulated, and as you say, most of us see it but unfortunately there are far too many that don’t see it. Sheeple we call them, and no amount of logic or reasoning can get through to them. The president can now tell the meteorologists what to say in the weather report, and the sheeple don’t care, for they are too busy barbecuing in their backyard and posting pictures of their food on Facebook. Give them a few toys to occupy them, and they’re happy. What could possibly go wrong, eh? Sigh.

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  2. Trump and his Trumpeters give me acid reflux that no amount of Zantac can relieve. I totally skipped Trump and politics for almost three whole days, it was splendiferously freeing! Trump just continued on without me. The Oval Office must have a revolving door by now, as they come and go so often in this administration. The sad thing is that the line of succession often delivers worse swamp dwellers than preceded them. Then again, Trump listens to his gut anyway and that told him to invite the Taliban to Camp David just in time to commemorate 9/11…need I say more? Aside from Political cartoons and the late night talk show hosts, there is little humor to be found and that is a sad commentary on our times. Snarcasm could takeover your blog, you would certainly never run out of material. Thank-you!

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed your mini-vacation away from Trumpism! Everyone should do that from time-to-time. Yes, that is my fear, that he can dig under the rocks at the dump and find someone even worse than Bolton. Sigh. No, as long as he and his ilk are in Washington, I will never run out of material, but they are likely to drive me to an early grave. Sigh.

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  3. I hear the events (like John Bolton resigning) I see the hubris of Trump twisting all events into lies to hide his ever increasing and dumb mistakes. I shake my head at how he is protected like a petulant child with too much money and power for his own good, and I see a once great country sliding down into its own pit of corruption as it refuses to acknowledge that it has a maniac as its POTUS.

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  4. Leaving aside:
    1. Steven Mnuchin ‘sure you can trust a guy like me’ expression.
    2. Brad’s desperate impression of a fanatic in Berlin in May 1945.
    Let us all pause in due solemnity and send our thoughts and prayers to John “I supported the war but avoided it, I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.” Bolton during his tragic hour of being sacked by Trump…look how I bow my head in sombreness……

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    • Note that I said in my post that the asset was removed “IN PART” due to Trump’s lack of trustworthiness. That is true … yes, the media played a role as well, but the fact is that the heads of the intel agencies did not trust Trump not to share with his buddy Vlad.

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  5. Jill, sadly next week’s examples will be just as bad as this week’s. One of the questions that hits home with GOP Senators who look the other way is “what will you have to defend next week?” It may be an old issue (removing the spy) or a new one (getting people to damage their integrity to help him save face after an inane comment).

    Sanford is not perfect, but he is the most credible candidate of the three, including the incumbent. His message of fiscal stewardship is on point, even if you differ with the priorities. In my view, the last tax cut was malfeasance. Another would be worse. Let me say this plainly, “anyone can cut taxes and get elected.” Some poor souls will get vilified as they mop up this mess in the future. Keith

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    • THE KING HAS NO CLOTHES! Our country has become the laughing stock of the world. Trump is a living breathing charicature, something we find from Aesop’s fables or a cartoon.
      Somehow, President Don Jr or President Ivanka/ Jared doesn’t have the right ring to it. given the nepotism and corruption going on, I wouldn’t be surprised…… total Twilight Zone.

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