Snarky Snippets Hot Off The Press!

Yesterday I had a bad case of mind bounce … it happens every so often … and the best I could do was an afternoon re-blog.  Today, however, I am back on my game and filled with snark!  Here are just a few of the things flying about on my radar today.

He should have stayed home …

Every time Trump is allowed to travel abroad and attend international conferences or events, I cringe.  Not because I fear he will embarrass us … there is never a doubt but that he will … but because I wonder how much long-term damage he will do to our relationships with the rest of the world, how much more he will tarnish the image of the U.S. in the eyes of the world.

This week, he is in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.  This year’s forum is focusing on seven themes: Fairer economies, better business, healthy futures, future of work, tech for good, beyond geopolitics and how to save the planet. Young climate activists and school strikers from around the world will be present at the event to put pressure on world leaders over that last theme.  In my opinion, that last one is about the only one that really matters, for if we do not address climate change, none of the rest will be required 100 years from now.

But, of course, Donald Trump feels differently.  He boasted that his support for the coal and oil industries meant the US was self-sufficient in energy.  He attacked climate activists …

“To embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the errors of yesterday’s fortune tellers and we have them and I have them and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen.”

Greta Thunberg, who was also invited and is attending the forum, was apparently one of those “perennial prophets of doom” to whom he referred, as he later said he didn’t know much about her other than that she seemed “very angry”.  She’s not the only one!

Beyond that, he tooted his horn a lot, bragging about the economy, about trade deals, even claiming he would soon be making a “very good deal” with Boris Johnson of the UK, and even had the unmitigated gall to claim proudly that the U.S. is the #1 producer of oil and natural gas – definitely not a boast-worthy claim, whether true or not.

Then, of course, he was asked about his impeachment, and he used the opportunity to whine …

“It’s just a hoax. It’s a witch hunt that’s been going on for years, and frankly, it’s disgraceful.”

Oh, and he also claimed that he and his minions are preparing another “middle-class tax cut”, that he will announce details in 90 days, but that he will only enact it if he is re-elected, the republicans gain control of the House, and hold the Senate.  Well duh … that’s the only way he’ll get any legislation passed, but … ain’t gonna happen, Donnie boy!  And, his last so-called middle-class tax cut actually hurt the middle class and gave the tax cuts to the wealthy 1% and corporations, many of whom pay less in taxes than you or I do.

So, once again, We the People ask forgiveness of our friends across the pond, for the abomination we unleashed on the world in 2016.  Sigh.

And in other news …

Kellyanne said WHAT???

Trump’s mouthpiece, Kellyanne Conway, once again opened her rather large mouth … a mouth that seems to be completely detached from anything remotely resembling a brain.  It was during a news conference yesterday, Martin Luther King Day, and Kellyanne was asked why Trump’s public schedule of events on Monday did not include any functions meant to commemorate Dr. King.

kellyanne“The president … agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for and agreed with for many years, including unity and equality. And he’s not the one trying to tear the country apart through an impeachment process and a lack of substance that really is very shameful at this point. I don’t think it was within Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes or misdemeanors.”

Somebody really needs to shut this woman up, for she knows not what she says … she just opens her mouth and out comes stupid.

The hovering dentist

Dr. Seth Lookhart is was a dentist in Anchorage, Alaska.  One of his patients was a woman named Veronica Wilhelm, who one day needed a tooth extracted.  Simple procedure, right?  Well … Dr. Lockhart performed the procedure … while on a hoverboard!  But wait … that’s not even the worst of it!

First, he sedated Ms. Wilhelm, filmed himself extracting the tooth while on his hoverboard, and … wait for it … sent the video clip to at least eight of his friends!

Turns out this wasn’t his only crime, for he has been billing Medicaid for types of expensive sedation not typically covered by private insurance.  His misdemeanor medical assistance fraud offenses carry a possible sentence of up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $25,000 and he could be ordered to return funds to the state of Alaska Medicaid program and his former business partners.

Okay, folks, that’s all I’ve got for today … time to go look in on the impeachment trial …

27 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets Hot Off The Press!

  1. Although Trump thinks he’s among friends who agree with him about no climate change, he doesn’t realize many companies want to work to save the world from drastic climate change because it’s going to be expensive for them. He probably wouldn’t understand as he doesn’t seem to know the difference between weather and climate change. At his age, if he doesn’t understand that by now he no doubt never will. The group of “yes men” he now has around him is not going to try to change or educate him. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • True … he has had an ongoing battle with some of those companies, and also with some states, such as California, that are striving to meet and uphold a higher standard, but it isn’t what his wealthy buddies in the coal and oil industries want. He’s going to go with the side that has the most money, and to hell with the rest of the world. No, my friend, he will never change, he will never understand, he will never have such a thing as values or integrity. The evil that you see today has been who Donald Trump is since he was a small child, so no … he’ll never become enlightened or compassionate … or intelligent, contrary to his own beliefs.

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  2. Jill, a reporter should ask the US president, “why have more coal plants closed under your presidency than under your predecessors?”

    Trump cannot save coal from its demise, so he has not been truthful to coal miners. To be frank, neither have Senators in coal producing states. Keith

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    • Yes, but if any reporter asked that, he’d probably be either ignored, or removed. The short answer is that, as you say, neither he nor anybody else can save a dying (justly so) industry. But, what he could have done was to support re-training efforts, renewable energy plans that will provide jobs, etc. Instead, he brags about that which is not brag-worthy, and lies about all else.

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      • Jill, but at least the question will be asked. You are dead on about the lack of truth and support for coal miners. I like to say I have known about coal’s demise for several years, so I presume the people in leadership in those states knew as well. Keith

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        • You’re right … the public needs to hear the question and see the response … or lack thereof. I read today that while he gave his little speech in Davos, touting the fossil fuel industries and patting himself on the back over and over again, the audience was stone-cold silent. Of course, last year they laughed at him … I wonder which is worse, which pecks at his ego the worst … silence, or laughter?


  3. You wrote about Kellyanne … Somebody really needs to shut this woman up, for she knows not what she says … she just opens her mouth and out comes stupid.

    Jeez! Cut the poor girl some slack! She’s just following the example of the guy she works for. 😈

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  4. General Colin L. Powell’s description of Trump via a leaked email back in 2016 said it best, then and now : A “national disgrace and an international pariah.” I found the rebuttal to Trump’s Davos speech by the Nobel economist, Joseph Stiglitz, quite interesting…a must read! I applaud the dedication of Greta Thunberg and her comment about Trump’s pledge to join the initiative to plant One Trillion Trees as being “nowhere near” the action required to avert catastrophe. Trump’s response when asked by a reporter at Davos if he had a message for the teenage activist…after repeating his tree pledge shared his questionable wisdom by once again saying that he is a “big believer in the environment”. Brilliant, positively brilliant, as usual! Yes Kellyanne, and does your statement also explain why Trump and Pence spent less than a minute at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC or Trump’s tweet to laud himself rather than actually honor Dr. King? Though it should be noted that Trump’s twisted tweet was equaled by the Trump Jr. tweet yesterday. About the former dentist…there is definitely more decay in his brain than in his client’s teeth. Thank-you!

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    • Wow, dear Ellen … you have done your homework and are well ahead of me, for though I was aware of Ms. Thunberg’s comments, and applauded them, I hadn’t heard or read those of Mr. Stiglitz, and apart from a very short snippet, haven’t found them in my search tonight, though admittedly I haven’t had a lot of time to search. Are you sure you don’t want to become my co-blogger??? As re Kellyanne … I try not to stereotype of name call, but she is a blonde bimbo if ever there was one. Yep, the dentist had lost his marbles some time ago. I think … I honestly think that Trump has put something in the water supply of this nation that is turning people into bloody lunatics! Sigh.

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  5. Hello Jill. Ever notice that tRump makes pronouncements on things he thinks are the final judgement yet offers no evidence or reasoning shy it should be? He just says stuff like it should be accept as the truth from god. He really does think he should be the ruler of the US and that no one should be able to disagree with him or challenge him in any way. Hugs

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    • But of course, for he seems to honestly believe that he is smarter than anyone else on the planet … a “Very Stable Genius”, as it were. He’s perpetually amazed that the rest of us have the unmitigated gall to disagree or argue with him. And, the damn evangelicals have fed his ego by telling him he was put into the Oval Office by their God! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Give him 4 more years, and he will be the Imperial President. Sigh. (I alternate between growling and sighing these days). Hugs

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  6. A fine like that could leave our dentist friend down in the mouth.But first a trial, the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
    Oh Dear Kellyanne, smile and we wonder if you;’re stupid, open your mouth and remove any doubt.

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