Mind-Boggling Snarky Snippets

It seems the material for snarky snippets just never ends … it’s like a parade of mind-boggling idiocy these days.  I suppose I should be grateful … I never have to look very far for a topic!

Sheriff Joe’s in the news again!

You all remember the most bigoted, corrupt sheriff of the 21st century, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa Country, Arizona, right?  A blatant racist, he had a history of abusing prisoners, and when the courts told him “you can’t do that”, he went right on doing it anyway.  So, eventually he was convicted on ‘Contempt of Court’ charges, but was pardoned almost immediately by his soulmate, the equally corrupt, equally bigoted Donald Trump. Arpaio-TrumpNow, in my book, despite his pardon, he is still a convicted felon, and some news outlets such as Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and CNN felt the same, for they continued to refer to Arpaio as a ‘convicted felon’.  Arpaio, rather like somebody else we know of who cannot stand to be criticized or mocked, took umbrage and filed a lawsuit against the three … a lawsuit seeking compensatory damages of $300 million!  Sheesh … he sued claiming defamation, but frankly ain’t nobody’s character worth that kind of money!  And, as I said, he was convicted of a felony.  The pardon kept him from paying a fine and going to jail, but it didn’t, in my book, erase his guilt.

Well, fortunately, a federal judge had some good sense and tossed the case out, saying that Arpaio and his lawyer had failed to prove actual malice.  Score one for justice.  But wait … there’s more!

Arpaio-2In 2016, Arpaio lost his bid for re-election to Paul Penzone by a 13% margin.  Arpaio, by the way, is now 87 years old.  But, guess what?  Arpaio is planning to run again for Sheriff of Maricopa Country in 2020!  I cannot imagine that he stands a snowball’s chance, but the mere fact that he plans to run after having been exposed as a cruel, unjust racist, boggles the mind.  This, folks, is the mind of a megalomaniac, similar to the one sitting in the Oval Office.  Hopefully the people of Maricopa Country laugh him all the way out of the state!

The wall …

We all remember Trump’s utterly ridiculous promise to his base to “build a big, beautiful wall” along the entire U.S.-Mexican border, and his further promise that “Mexico is going to pay for it”.  Well, the battle has been ongoing for the nearly three years Trump has been in office, because the wall he wants is a) cost prohibitive, and b) useless.  Well, by siphoning funds away from other, more worthy humanitarian projects, Trump has succeeded in building some 76 miles of his damnable wall.  That’s 76 miles of the 1,954-mile-long border, and it has thus far come at a cost of over $10 billion!  That much money spent on something so inane that the only people who want it are bigots who wish to keep out people with skin darker than their own.  Anyway …

The relatively short, expensive section of wall seems to not be quite as secure as Trump claimed it would be.  Yesterday, it was reported that gangs of smugglers have breached the wall by sawing through sections with commonly available and relatively inexpensive hand tools!  Now, I realize that having gangs of smugglers sneaking into the country is no laughing matter, but admittedly I had a great chuckle over this.  Trump has pulled out all stops to get his wall built before next year’s election, for it seems to be the one promise he made that really matters to his base.  So, he’s spending money that he has no right to spend and threatening to break the law by telling his people that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, and all for a structure that you or I could saw a human-size hole in!  The wall that Trump claimed was “virtually impenetrable”, that border crossers cannot get over, under or through.  I think We the People should get together and file a class action lawsuit against him for misusing our hard-earned tax dollars on such foolishness!

How many more?

gun-pointingOn Hallowe’en night, five people were shot dead at a party in Orinda, California, east of San Francisco.  Also on Hallowe’en night, a seven-year-old girl who was out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume was shot in the neck by a fifteen-year-old boy and critically injured.  Last Sunday, October 27th, two people were shot and killed at an off-campus homecoming party near Greenville, Texas.

In an October 30th interview with Tucker Carlson, Detroit Police Chief James Craig spoke about the importance of owning and carrying a firearm for self-defense. He stressed that “being an armed citizen is about staying alive”.

If Chief Craig is right, if this nation has regressed to the point that our only hope for staying alive is to join the enemy and carry around a loaded weapon, then all I can say is this is not a nation we can be proud to live in, but rather is a nation that thrives on violence, that worships killing.guns-4It is a damn shame that the people we elect to office, the people whose salaries we pay, are more committed to selling their votes to the gun lobby than they are to making this a safer nation.  Yes, I’m speaking to you, Mitch McConnell, and to you Donald Trump, and to every other member of Congress who has taken money from the National Rifle Association in exchange for refusing to vote for a ban on assault weapons, or enhanced background checks, or a gun registry.  Damn each and every one of you.  The eight deaths listed above are on your shoulders, along with other 32,858 so far this year.gun-deaths-nov-3-2019

Okay … I’ve snarked enough for one night.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

27 thoughts on “Mind-Boggling Snarky Snippets

  1. Well, that was a darn good snark and am with you on it… That hole cut into Donald’s priceless, impenetrable wall, is just too good not to share. What a waste of time and money… And that is just the man who wanted it built. Get this fool out of office!

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    • Thanks, dear friend … your words of encouragement are much needed and always appreciated. Sometimes I forget that I count, that we all do, and that I am not just ‘spitting in the wind’, though often it feels like it.

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      • I can only try.
        Remember a while back Americans in the northwest brought their fans outside and turned them towards Canada to blow our smoke back at us. That didn’t work out well, but at least they tried.
        Your words are more powerful than fans. Believe that.

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  2. Hello Jill. When Sheriff Joe Arpaio accepted the pardon he admitted to his guilt. Hugs

    Pardons are only for guilty people; accepting one is an admission of guilt. In 1915, the Supreme Court wrote in Burdick v. United States that a pardon “carries an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it.”


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  3. Isn’t it about time that Sheriff Joe just goes away? 87 years old, still as racist as ever. I sure as hell hope the people of Maricopa County have enough sense to resoundingly defeat this idiot.
    And thank you Jill for pointing out the gun issue. I heard Gavin Newsome say that the 5 people shot and killed in CA. will barely register as a blip on the radar. And he’s right. We ARE numb to it. Remember how Trump promised he was going to do something on guns after the last mass shootings? Again, another in a long line of broken promises. The NRA owns the Republican Party. Until that changes, nothing will get done. What the hell is wrong with this country?

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  4. Jill, while different subjects, there is a common theme. Sleight of hand. Joe needs to just stay out of the limelight and take former Alabama Judge Roy Moore with him. Period. They take too much energy to defend.

    As for the Wall, we need to remind the president he had a bipartisan deal for $25 billion (5x more than what he got) for the Wall in trade off for making DACA the law. After he said OK in the morning, Senators Cotton, Perdue, et al got in his ear and he reneged by the afternoon. This is yet one more indication that Trump’s word has little currency. It was also the day of his “Sh**hole countries” remark, which is an adequate placeholder to remember.

    As for guns, “guns don’t kill people, people with access to guns kill people.” Until we as a country will face the truth, people will die, mostly by their own hand. Keith

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    • I agree … Arpaio and Moore are cut from the same ugly cloth! I hear Moore is planning to run for Senate again next year … they just never give up and go home, do they?

      The wall … is an abomination, a stupid idea that is taking money from far more worthy projects, and as we can now see, isn’t going to accomplish what Trump said it would anyway. When asked to comment about the people cutting through his wall, he appeared to shrug it off, saying “it’s easily fixed”. What a dolt … so now, in addition to throwing away OUR money on the wall, we will have to throw away even more money to keep ‘fixing’ it after people saw through it? Great planning, eh?

      Until we have people with consciences, people who put lives ahead of profit, we will continue to be the only nation on the globe with tens of thousands of gun deaths every single year. Sigh.

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      • Hello Jill. The it can be fixed line misses the fact the smugglers are also using inexpensive ladders made of rebar that are easy to carry and can be passed through the bars. So really just repairing the wall wouldn’t stop that either. Yet the cult believes it is an impenetrable barrier keeping the nation white by blocking the brown people. This is not about contraband it is clearly about race. Be well, Hugs

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        • Oh yes, the ‘wall’ has always been about racism rather than safety, for the greatest threats to the people of this nation come from within, and most who cross the southern border are people seeking safety, seeking a better life for their families. Trump has convinced his base, though, that they are all “bad hombres” coming here with the intent of raping and murdering. The wall is clearly the biggest waste of taxpayer money in decades, maybe ever. Sigh. Hugs!

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  5. Get a gun. Kill somebody. Claim it was an accidental mistake. Get let off.
    What kind of sociopath carries a gun to a party anyway?
    You guys have got a serious problem with firearms.
    Why build a wall? What year is this? Walls went out of style in the last century. There are better ways to protect America’s borders. Or is Mr Trump really as big a fool as he’s starting to look like?
    Ah well, I can talk. If there’s any more chaos over Brexit I may just come an live in the USA for a while. Get myself a pump-action shotgun and a Mustang convertible.
    Love to you Jill ❤ ❤ 😉

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    • Who carries a gun to a party, you ask? Heck, I was in the bookstore not long ago and a guy had a gun quite obviously protruding from the waist of his pants. Guess what he was looking at? Gun magazines. I left the store immediately without a book! That is the culture here. Go to a restaurant … it’s a safe bet that there are at least a couple of people with guns on their person. I’ve seen them in the grocery store, the mall … Yes, my friend, we have a serious problem with guns, but as long as the gun lobby can buy our politicians, it isn’t going away.

      You’re right … the wall was the stupidest idea from the beginning, which is why Congress refused to fund it, so he robbed other programs to fund it. Yes, he is as big a fool as he looks like. Sigh.

      Love you too, Jack! ❤

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