I spent several hours today driving through packed parking lots, wending my way through crowds in stores, and watching my bank balance take a nose-dive, all of which has only added to my normal snarkiness. Yes, yes, it’s called “finish the last-minute Christmas & stocking shopping on the last Saturday before Christmas”. Bah humbug. I am not a shopper … the various concoctions that humans put on their bodies to make themselves smell flowery sets off my asthma, I am uncomfortable in crowds, and I tire easily … all of which adds up to not being a very happy shopper. When I returned home and sat down, removed shoes, and let out a deep sigh, daughter Chris said I looked like I had just come through a war zone. In truth, the stores on the last Saturday before Christmas rather resemble a war zone. Anyway … the end result is that I’m tired, wheezy, and snarky. You know what that means, right?
An update …
First, I start with an update on an October post, titled Her Life Mattered, about Atatiana Jefferson, an African-American woman who was shot through her apartment window by a trigger-happy police officer, Aaron Dean. In October, Dean was charged with murder, and on Friday a grand jury indicted him. The county prosecutor’s office has announced plans to “prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law,” though a trial date has yet to be announced. With so many cases in the past few years where a white officer killed an unarmed black person and the officer was let off with no more than a slap on the wrist, it is good to see this case being taken seriously.
Gotta love George Conway
George Conway, husband of the infamous Kellyanne Conway, is a smart man. The first clue was that he turned down a job in the Trump White House, and I imagine he congratulates himself on a daily basis for that move. I still wonder, though, how he manages to share a home and a dinner table with his wife, one of Trump’s biggest bootlickers.
After Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday, then Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not send the Articles of Impeachment over to the Senate just yet, until she sees some signs that the Senate is prepared to hold a fair and impartial trial, Trump is fuming and stewing. Oh wait … Trump is always fuming and stewing about one thing or another, isn’t he?
So what do you call a person who holds the most powerful office in the nation, stewing over his inability to influence a coequal branch of government that just accused him of high crimes and misdemeanors? George Conway has an idea …Works for me! He’s always giving others nicknames, maybe it’s his turn to acquire one! I can’t wait to hear if he likes it!
The “Space” is in his head!
Little boys and their toys … sigh. Only problem is, this “little boy” is a 73-year-old juvenile delinquent who is using OUR tax dollars … some $4.7 billion in start up costs alone … to fund his stupid games! Think about that one … do you know how many children could eat for a full year for $4.7 billion??? Approximately 3 million children could be fed for a full year … and he is spending it playing space games instead? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Stupidest damn president this country has ever had! I wonder which of his wealthy donors will benefit from this one?
With his signing of the defense spending bill on Friday, Trump created a sixth and completely unnecessary branch of the U.S. military called “Space Force”, joining the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines. Senior military officials have previously raised concerns about what it will cost, and former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned against rushing into creating the force without clearly defined goals, but when does Trump listen to anybody?
According to the oaf in the Oval …
“Space, going to be a lot of things happening in space. Space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain. Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough. But very shortly we’ll be leading by a lot.”
What “grave threats”??? The biggest threat to the security of this nation is Donald Trump himself! War-fighting domain”??? What the hell does that even mean? I tell you, the only space we need to be concerned about is the one between Donald Trump’s ears!
And now that I’ve managed to raise my own blood pressure, if not yours, I end with a bit of dark humour about the potential impeachment trial in the Senate …