Snarky Mini-Snippets To Start The Weekend!

snarky-2Today, I had a bunch of snark-buildup, but all just little things, small thoughts (no comment from the peanut gallery about small minds –> small thoughts!) that only warrant about a paragraph each, so I went with calling them mini-snippets.  Besides that, it’s housecleaning day, so my time to write is somewhat limited … somebody’s got to keep this place from being condemned by the city!

What is this with the republican loons, from Trump and his family, to Fox News, to the republicans in Congress running around saying that the ongoing impeachment process is naught but an attempt to overturn the 2016 election???  No, dear misguided republicans, it is not an attempt to ‘overturn’ an election that happened three years ago.  It is an attempt to remove from office the most corrupt and dangerous president who has ever been in the Oval Office.  It is an attempt to restore some semblance of order to our federal government.  It is an attempt to save what shreds are left of our democratic system.  Got it?  Does that register?  I, for one, am sick and damn tired of hearing that sorry attempt at a defense.

Now it comes out that not only did Trump attempt to blackmail Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in order to force him to announce an investigation of presidential candidate Joe Biden, but also his former nemesis Hillary Clinton.  WTF???  Why Hillary Clinton?  My best guess is that he is still so embarrassed by the fact that she won nearly three million votes more than Trump did in the 2016 election that he will not leave her alone until he takes his last breath!  Vindictive, ignorant, jealous … what a waste of space on earth is Donald Trump.  If he spent half as much time studying the briefs his staff provide him, trying to understand how our government works, actually reading the Constitution, why we might actually have a president.  As it is, we have a very ignorant and dangerous juvenile delinquent in an old man’s body.

Trump has been ordered by New York Judge Saliann Scarpulla to pay $2 million in damages for misusing funds from a tax-exempt charity — taking the charity’s money to pay debts for his for-profit businesses, to boost his 2016 campaign and to buy a painting of himself.  A painting of himself?  Blech.  In addition to the $2 million, Trump also agreed to disburse the $1.8 million remaining in the foundation to a set of charities, and to shutter it for good.  Funny, isn’t it, that the man who claims to be president of the country, a man who holds our lives in his hands, bilked people out of millions of dollars, spent them on himself rather than such things as helping the poor, or veterans, and yet he remains in office.  What a low this nation has sunken to.

bloombergFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is apparently throwing his hat in the ring for the 2020 presidential election, after saying he would not do so earlier this year.  Bloomberg is another billionaire businessman, folks … just about the last thing we need at this point.  At least he does have some governing experience and has a bit of a brain in his head, unlike the incumbent, but still … we do not need somebody with such great wealth that he cannot even begin to appreciate the problems of the average person struggling to provide for their families.  Not, mind you, that any of the top candidates in this race are living below the poverty level:  Elizabeth Warren’s net worth is estimated at $12 million, Joe Biden’s at $1.5 million, and Bernie Sanders’ at $1.9 million.  Still, they are peons as compared to Bloomberg.

Trump, by the way, has already picked his nickname for Bloomberg:  Little Michael.  He says Bloomberg won’t do well because he has “some personal problems”, and that there is nobody he’d rather run against.  Personally, I think he’s jealous because Bloomberg has more money, with a net worth of $51.5 billion, than he does.

Ol’ two-faced Lindsey Graham is back on the radar (did he ever leave it?)  Lindsey is so certain that the impeachment process against Donald Trump is without merit that he now says he will not even bother to read the evidence, the pages of testimony that has provided proof that Donald Trump broke the law.  Talk about hypocrisy!  Look what Lindsey had to say back in 1999 after Bill Clinton had been impeached by the House and was facing trial in the Senate:

“So, the point I’m trying to make is: You don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic, if this body determines that your conduct as a public official is clearly out of bounds in your role … because impeachment is not about punishment. Impeachment is about cleansing the office. Impeachment is about restoring honor and integrity to the office.”

Yes, Lindsey … let us ‘cleanse’ the Oval Office, let us restore some honour and integrity to the office.  And speaking of honour and integrity, Lindsey … where is yours???

Seems that there are millions of people out there, mostly republicans, who claim to think that everything Trump has done is ‘okay’.  Obstruction of justice in trying to shut down the very legitimate Mueller investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election.  Obstruction of justice in refusing to allow government employees to honour subpoenas by the House investigative committees.  Blackmailing the Ukrainian government to help him against a competitor in the 2020 election.  Threatening and bullying political opponents.  Removing almost every environmental protection that was on the books and selling off our national land to the fossil fuel and logging industries. Lying on a daily basis to cover his own a$$.  And much, much more, yet all of it is ‘A-okay’ with those 40% or so of people who still sing Trump’s praises.  Let me just throw out a single question here:  What if it was President Barack Obama who had done even a small percentage of those things?

Well, those little mini-snippets should give you something to ponder on this weekend, eh?  And to start the weekend off on a humorous note, here’s Seth Meyers …

24 thoughts on “Snarky Mini-Snippets To Start The Weekend!

  1. I have to provide some support for Bloomberg. He and Cory Booker were the two people I was hoping would become candidates. Bloomberg has created a foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, that focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: public health, environment, education, government innovation, and arts & culture. We have experienced his generosity at my school through a Bloomberg Lab for our students. He is also a leading voice, and financial supporter, for gun control. I think he is getting into the race a bit too late, but I think his combination of business and political success would serve him well as a President. I don’t think the fact that he is a billionaire should exclude him from consideration. It seems as if most of the candidates are wealthier than the average American. Is there some arbitrary cutoff of financial wealth that makes someone unsuitable to run for office?

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    • I have to provide some support for Bloomberg.

      Bloomberg suffers from the same problem as Biden, Sanders and, to some extent, Warren. He is too old.

      It’s time that we old fogies stepped aside and allowed a younger generation to try cleaning up the mess that we will be leaving behind.

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    • Welllllll … I can both agree and disagree with you here. Bloomberg has given away much of his own money, and to excellent causes, such as Johns Hopkins University, and he has signed on to the Giving Pledge. But … I do not think that he is qualified to be president. Why? Because, though he has some government experience as Mayor of New York, at the end of the day, he is a businessman. He understand profit better than he understands stewardship. And frankly, Jim, the man has a net worth of 53 billion $$$$. He is the 9th richest person in the U.S. and the 14th richest in the world! Why, if he is such a philanthropist, does he still have $53 BILLION??? That, to me, is obscene. He has given away some $8 billion, but still has $53 billion? How many people could have food, shelter and medical care for a year with only half of his wealth? So, yeah, I have to disagree … he can run, thumbs up to him for having chutzpah, but no, I don’t want him leading this nation any more than I want Trump. Sigh.

      Personally, yes I would like to put a limit on the wealth of presidential candidates. Let’s face it, a Bloomberg or a Trump or a Rockefeller can never EVER relate to the problems that 90% of the people in this nation face, the problems of whether to pay the utility bill and keep the lights on, or pay the doctor who removed our child’s appendix. How to put healthy food on the table. How to pay for the motor repair for the car so we can keep getting to work to make money to pay the bills. Those guys cannot relate to this in the least. And so, yes, I would not like a multi-billionaire in the White House.


  2. Thanks for posting Seth – I kept falling asleep last night trying to watch it, and forgot to go back to it. So, it’s basically the same…there was no quid pro quo, even if there was one it’s not illegal, and they are too incompetent to do one. Round and round and round we go…

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    • 🤣🤣 I can relate! Right, he did nothing wrong, but even if he did, it’s okay, because he’s going to turn the country into an all-white, all-Christian nation and throw everybody else either out or into cages! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


  3. An excellent end of the week snark!! Agree on all points. Bloomberg especially. Really? What, is he worried Liz will win and his net worth goes down to say, 43b? Please ‘little’ Mike. Do us all a favor and just go away. We don’t need you. Enough with the billionaire businessmen saying they can run the country. I think we’ve already learned that lesson…although that’s not entirely correct. You and I both know Trump isn’t a billionaire. He’s a fake one. Still though…enough!

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    • Ha ha … I love your comment on Bloomberg!!! Y’know … I can never understand anybody having a net worth in the billions of dollars. If they have that much, why the Sam Heck aren’t they using it to help people … to feed the poor, provide shelter for the homeless, help kids go to college, build hospitals, SOMETHING!!! I have no use at all for the uber-wealthy. Hopefully we have learned our lesson, but Trump still seems to maintain that 40% base, no matter what he does. Sigh.


      • Yep, Gates is worth 107B for crying out load! An additional wealth tax would cost him about 6B. OMG, could he ever survive such a hit? 😢😢😢😢 cry me a river Bill!

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        • So true … BUT … at least Gates does contribute large amounts to worthy causes, and he has signed the Giving Pledge to donate half of his money before he dies. Others, like Trump, Bloomberg, McConnell and more, have never done anything for somebody else when there wasn’t something in it for them. And then there’s Jeff Bezos of Amazon and WaPo, who lives in a mansion with 25 bathrooms, but cut the salaries of some of his workers! Grrrrrrrrrrrr

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          • Yep, Gates has done quite a bit with his fortune to help the world. I wish he’d do a bit more in this country though. How far could a few billion go to help homelessness, inner city poverty and the like? Hey, it’s his money right? At least he and his wife have a social conscience and try like hell to make life better for millions of people.
            Taxing him, Bloomberg, etc….? I’m still all for it. No tissues to fight their tears!

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            • I did a bit of research, based on another comment I got, and found that Bloomberg has actually donated some $8 billion to charity. But … the man still has $53 billion!!! Why isn’t he using that to feed the poor and provide housing for the homeless, to help people go to college, have health care, etc??? And, much of his philanthropy is to the arts. Now, I find value in the arts, BUT … I don’t consider it to be a top priority when children are going to bed hungry at night. Supporting the arts largely benefits those who can afford to attend the theater or opera, or who have time to visit MoMA. Those are not the ones who need his philanthropy. Sigh.

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              • I know Jill. The money these guys have is hard to fathom. I agree, the arts are fine. But you and I know that there’s so much more that needs attention. I do not see a Bloomberg campaign going anywhere by the way. Of the two billionaires, I’m much more at ease with Tom Steyer. But he’s polling at about 3%. Neither of these guys are going to win nomination. You agree?

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                • No, neither Steyer nor Bloomberg will win the nomination, nor should they, for neither of them would be qualified, by my standards, to govern a nation of some 330 million people. I have to question Bloomberg’s desire to win, since he has not even registered to be on the ballot of several states. It seems almost as if he’s trying to make some point, but my fear is that he is only going to further dilute the field. I still think it will boil down, at the end of the day, to Biden, Warren & Sanders, or maybe even just Biden and Warren. I would add, though, that Buttigieg is rising in the polls and might … just might … be in the top 3-4. He would be my choice of them all, but again, I would vote for Attila the Hun if he ran as a democrat!

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  4. Jill, good post. I just got back from seeing Greta Thunberg who was in town. Great event.

    A couple of thoughts. Lindsey Graham saying he is not going to read the transcripts from hard-working, oath-taking diplomats and staff, who risked much to tell the truth under oath, is shameful. People may not care for Nancy Pelosi, but she is doing her job. Senator, do yours.


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    • Yes, I saw that and I’m jealous! I so admire that young girl … she’s got so much courage.

      Lindsey Graham is just about as useless as a rag doll would be sitting in the Senate. You’re right … he is basically refusing to do his job because he disagrees with his co-workers, his peers. He is up for re-election next year, and I hope South Carolina kicks his patootie out of the Senate, just as I hope Kentucky does the same with Mitch McConnell. Pelosi is a smart woman, and she is doing her job. Did you hear the comment by John Kennedy when he said, “”I don’t mean any disrespect, but it must suck to be that dumb.”? And Trump just stood there beaming like a bloomin’ idiot!


      • Jill, I did see Kennedy’s remarks. I wish I saved my message to him, but after sharing my concerns, sharing my belief the Republican House is doing a disservice to Americans, and so on, I added the following. Whether people like Nancy Pelosi, she is doing her job. I guess on your scorecard, Senator, that makes me dumb as well. Keith

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