Overdue Snarky Snippets

I’ve been nice lately.  I did a Happy Thanksgiving post for our friends in Canada, an Indigenous Peoples’ Day post, a Jolly Monday, and a Good People post.  But, all that niceness … it simply is not sustainable and sooner or later, the steam must be vented.


And so, my friends, hang onto your hats, for there is a bunch of snarkiness built up from the past few days.

Ignorance, arrogance, greed, and narcissism run in the Trump family.  Look at Donald, but even his children … Don Jr. is as big of an a$$hole as his father, Eric is a joke, Ivanka is as arrogant as they come.  But … the disease seems to run to in-laws as well!  Take a look at what Eric’s wife, Lara, said yesterday about Trump foolishly pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, leaving our Kurdish allies vulnerable to attack by Turkey …

“I think we should start with the fact that if you ask the average American out there, I think they would have to Google ‘Who are the Kurds, and why is America even over there fighting this war?’  I think the president though has always been very direct about this, he said from the very beginning that he wanted to pull out of Syria, now he is almost 3 years into his presidency and he’s doing it now, so it shouldn’t be a surprise, and I don’t think the people should be hesitant to partner with the United States in any way as result of this.”

So, because the “average American” is ignorant in foreign affairs and might not know who the Kurds are, it’s okay for us to leave them open to being slaughtered?  One word for Lara Trump:  bitch.

Oh, and speaking of the U.S. troops pulling out of Syria and the fool who ordered such a move, here’s another take from another nutty republican.  This time, it’s former VP Dick Cheney’s daughter, Liz, who happens to be a U.S. representative from Wyoming.  While she admits that Trump’s decision was a bad one, by her reckoning it’s the democrats fault Trump made that decision because … wait for it … Trump was too distracted by the impeachment proceedings!  Seriously, folks, is there something funny being put into the drinking water of republicans?

And speaking, again, of the troops being pulled out of Syria … read what Donnie had to say last night on his usual venue, Twitter, about it …

“After defeating 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land. I said to my Generals, why should we be fighting for Syria and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!”

What. An. Asshole.

First, Donnie did not defeat ISIS … the Kurds, working side-by-side with our own military largely rendered Daesh (aka ISIS) powerless by either killing or imprisoning most of them.  But, guess what?  After Donnie pulled our troops out of Syria last week, and Turkish forces began invading Northeast Syria, hundreds of Daesh prisoners began escaping from their prison!  Is anybody foolish enough to think they won’t begin re-grouping?

Second, what an arrogant, uncaring attitude his words convey.  If this is how he treats our friends …

And third … this dolt doesn’t even realize that Napoleon died in May 1821 … nearly 200 years ago!!!

For the past nearly three years, since the resident clown took over the Oval Office, the immigration policy of the United States has been chaotic at best.  First, he tried to implement travel bans against most all Middle-Easterners except Saudis.  That didn’t work, so he turned his sights to the southern border and began the brutal separation of Latino migrant children from their parents in such an unorganized, helter-skelter manner that now the government has no idea who the parents of the children being kept in cages are.  But this latest takes the cake.

When I first saw this, I thought, “No way!”  But … yeah, way. I have confirmed this story with three different major sources.

The Connors family of the United Kingdom were vacationing in Canada earlier this month.  Out on a drive near the U.S.-Canada border, a rather large animal ventured into the road, forcing them to swerve onto a side road.  Almost immediately, flashing lights from a police car appeared in their rearview mirror.  Turns out they had accidentally crossed the border and were in the U.S.  Simple solution … the officer informs them, they turn around, and within minutes they are back in Canada, right?

Nope … guess again.  The couple and their three-month-old baby were arrested and taken into ICE custody!  Yes, you heard me right.  That was on October 3rd, and today, October 16th, they are STILL in custody!!!  They are currently being detained at the Berks Family Residential Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania, waiting to be deported.

The family has an attorney, and the details of what has taken place since they were detained are either unclear or in dispute, so I won’t speculate further.  I will only state unequivocally that to detain a family with a small child who have done nothing wrong, gives the U.S. a horrible reputation, one equal to a third-world country where you enter at your own risk.

stage-hookWAIT!  I wasn’t done snarking yet!  Sorry folks … it seems my time is up for now … but I’ll be back!

31 thoughts on “Overdue Snarky Snippets

  1. You know, Jill, I live a scant two-hour drive from the Canada/U.S. border. I have not crossed said border since Trump took power and corrupted the employees who work in the U.S. Customs department. This story about that poor British family confirms the wisdom of my travel decisions. So sad.

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    • I don’t blame you, John! There are also cases where citizens who were born here in the U.S. have traveled south of the border and then not been allowed back in! This whole thing is a fiasco! They talk about Trump’s immigration policy, but as best I can tell, there is no ‘policy’, only chaos.

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  2. You go, girl — stylish ranting is a pleasure to read. What is it about the Republican Party? Once so sober & now so … strange. As if it has never recovered from the one-two punch of Sarah Palin & the Tea Party . (We have our share of loonies, too — but they affect the world less than yours do.)

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    • Thanks!!! I can only give you my opinion as to what has happened to the Republican Party … an African-American president. Donald Trump is, I believe, pushback against the election, not once but twice, of Barack Obama. That was the impetus for the Tea Party movement in 2009, and it has been gathering momentum ever since. The other issue, of course, is immigration. Both, obviously, have their roots in racism. Sigh.

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  3. Regards to Syria and Kurds, I’m starting to see the bigger picture. It’s all about perception and “winning”.

    “The U.S. did not betray the Kurds any more than it betrayed Turkey and the Jihadis which the Obama administration armed throughout the war. Those were also U.S. ‘allies’ that were left hanging. Raina Khalek made a good video narrative that debunks much of the false Syria narrative the main stream media is now using.

    To prevent Congress from putting harsh sanctions on Turkey, President Trump issued his own milder ones that will not do any harm to Turkey’s economy. He has also sent Vice President Pence to talk with President Erdogan. It is just a bit of show to limit the fall out from the Turkish operation.

    Everyone involved recognizes that this is a win-win-win-win situation. Erdogan could show that he was fighting against the PKK terrorists and prevented their attempts to become a proto-state. Trump could hold his campaign promise of removing U.S. troops from useless foreign interventions. Syria regained its northeast and the important economic resources of that area. Russia gained global prestige and additional influence in the Middle East.

    Everyone is happy but the PKK Kurds. They are the biggest losers of this game but only in the sense that they are back to where they started. They had entered into a cooperation with the U.S. to eliminate ISIS. When that was done they got greedy and tried to rule over Arab land. It was always an unsustainable situation. After the defeat of ISIS the U.S. had no strategic reason to further pamper them. Only some wannabe imperialists in Washington DC and in Israel were urging to continue the relation.

    There are signs that the series of events was preplanned and somewhat coordinated. There were intensive talks between Russia and Turkey and many phone calls between Trump and Erdogan. There were also talks we do not know about. Syrian and Russian troops were ready to enter the northeast.”



  4. If this is the way the Orange menace treats friends, then he will be playing alone and on a very insecure playground. He is just unredeemable in any fashion. If the voters bring this miserable biggot back into office, America’s reputation will just fall off the scale!

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    • I think that our reputation has already fallen off the scale, understandably. If we sensibly elect somebody better next year, then perhaps you guys and the others will give us a second chance, but if we’re foolish enough to keep Bozo in office, we don’t deserve one.

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  5. One of the snarkiest of snarky snippets yet! As it should be while the orange menace continues his march to destroy democracy. Oh, and the cartoon pic at the top? OMG, that’s exactly how I picture you feeling as you write your articles. Guess what? That’s me too!!

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    • Thank you!!! I was beginning to think that perhaps I had lost my snarky touch, for a few others commented that I wasn’t snarky enough, that I should have driven the dagger deeper! Heh heh … that cartoon pic at the top IS exactly how I am as I am writing … well, most of the time anyway. Jolly Monday and Good People on Wednesday don’t put me in that state, but the political b.s. absolutely does. Hey! We’re twins, then!

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    • Ahhh … it’s not necessarily the stating of the facts, but the editorial comments I tend to make while stating the facts that makes it snarky. Yes, he is inhumane and the worst possible “leader” imaginable. That’s why I do what I do here, for we simply must get rid of him before he destroys not only this nation, but the entire globe!


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