The Never-Ending Snarky Snippets

It would seem that Filosofa never runs out of something to be snarky about these days.  Gee, I wonder why that is?  Well, tonight is no exception …

Trump’s revenge …

I knew that Trump was likely to escalate his bad behaviour for lack of a better word, once he was acquitted by the Senate.  Even I, the ultimate cynic, didn’t realize how quickly he would act.  Brosephus told us yesterday evening about the data the republicans in the Senate have gathered from federal agencies in just over a day regarding Hunter Biden and his travel.  Then, last night, I learned that Trump is planning to fire Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, for testifying in the House impeachment proceedings.  Yep, you heard right.  Revenge, pure and simple.

VindmanAfter his testimony in November, Vindman and his family received criticism and threats from Trump’s allies, including allegations of political bias and disloyalty to the US because of their refugee status.

There are laws against terminating an employee for testifying against a corrupt boss, but given that Trump has gotten by with breaking hundreds of laws already … well, what’s one more.  Who’s to stop him?  Not Congress, for the Senate doesn’t even have the cojones to censure him.  Not the courts, when all roads lead to Chief Justice John Roberts who didn’t have the courage or integrity to force a fair impeachment trial.

Apparently, Trump also plans to fire other National Security Council officials who he considers were ‘disloyal’ to him, and the White House is expected to say that it is part of a broader effort to clean house and decrease bureaucracy.  If this is the modus operandi of the government of this country, then it’s time we changed the government before we lose the ability to do so.

State of the Environment …

On Tuesday, a coalition of nine conservation groups issued a statement:

“Donald Trump’s administration has unleashed an unprecedented assault on our environment and the health of our communities. His policies threaten our climate, air, water, public lands, wildlife, and oceans; no amount of his greenwashing can change the simple fact: Donald Trump has been the worst president for our environment in history. Unfortunately, our children will pay the costs of this president’s recklessness. Our organizations have repeatedly fought back against these attacks and we will continue to fight to ensure that our kids don’t bear the brunt of the Trump administration’s anti-environmental agenda.”

The statement was offered by Alaska Wilderness League Action, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice, EDF Action, Friends of the Earth, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and The Wilderness Society.

Later that evening, Trump gave his circus-like State of the Union address, but the above statement seems to me far more meaningful.

Midnight in Washington

They are called Eleven Films, and according to their Facebook bio, they are …

Portland/Vancouver based media company founded on 11 November 2011, specializing in creative internet content, documentaries, news, music and film. Since 2018, Eleven Films has amassed over 30 million views across all platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube). Aside from their original films, Eleven Films has created ads for Presidential candidates, Senatorial candidates, PACs, Causes, New York Times best-selling authors and general business. Their ads have aired on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.

Eleven Films’ content has been shared by celebrities, politicians, insiders and influencers including: Alyssa Milano, Rosie O’Donnell, Don Cheadle, Frances Fisher, Debra Messing, Justine Bateman, Martina Navratilova, Jon Favreau, Judd Appetow, Vincent D’Onofrio, Don Winslow, Adrian McKinty, Alice Evans, Adam Parkhomanko, David Yankovich, Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ted Lieu, Eric Swalwell, Carolyn Maloney, Veronica Escobar, Mike Levin, Maya Wiley, Eddie Glaude, Joy Ried, Abby Finkenauer to name a few.

That’s just about all I know of Eleven Films, but tonight one of their ads crossed my radar and … I was stunned.  This is possibly the most powerful clip of its sort that I have ever seen.  The film, titled Midnight in Washington, is very short, only one minute, 26 seconds, but it packs a punch.  Please take 1:26 to watch this.  You may also want to check out some of their other works on their website.

Stay tuned this afternoon for the next installment in Jeff’s and my project, Discord & Dissension – Part V!

15 thoughts on “The Never-Ending Snarky Snippets

  1. And the retaliations continue…not only was Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman fired but also his twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, another decorated Iraq war veteran who has worked as a senior lawyer and ethics official at the National Security Council. Reportedly they were escorted out together. Yevgeny’s firing did not come with an explanation. Mayhaps, Trump is worried that there is truth to blood is thicker than water and decided against taking the risk! This was followed by an announcement from Gordon Sondland, saying that he has been advised he is being recalled effective immediately as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Trump is being purely vindictive to those brave enough to speak up. I believe that it is also meant as a warning to anyone else that if they do not show him complete vassalage the same will befall them. In Trump’s mind one is either for him or against him and the past three years had already shown what happens to the latter. As for Trump and the environment…he is an enemy of the planet! Interesting video! Thank-you!

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    • Yep, as you’ll see from my post this morning, he has started work on his ‘enemies list’ and I think this is only the beginning. His list is long and he is a vindictive, vengeful person. I agree with you that he is the enemy of the planet, but it seems his base is expanding as a result of him being an impeached president. Says something about our society, doesn’t it?


  2. I always said – big gov’t is a cancer, when you actually see the damage, they no longer even hide it. The cancer has metastasized and the country is dying. Final nail on coffin when Trump get re-elected and all hell breaks loose. Time to jump ship.

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    • I so wish I was younger and it was practical to move to another country. I’d advise anyone young and capable to get out while they can.
      I wish we could all get cyanide pills to be used, if needed, when things really get bad here…

      I don’t want to live in a trump dictatorship
      Followed by a Don Jr. dictatorship while the world melts, dries out and becomes barren of most life.

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      • If SHTF in the US, you can always relocate to Puerto Rico. Since it’s a commonwealth US territory you don’t have to worry about citizenship or visas. You don’t pay capital gains on investments and income tax for retirees is a fraction of what you pay in the states. Under PR economic incentive Act 20 and Act 22, it’s a great tax haven… and ur tax dollars won’t go toward financing the US war machine. 🙂
        I bought an apt in San Juan, capitol of PR. 2 more months and I will be an official resident, which means I enjoy all the tax benefits starting in 2020. Only downside is cost of living is higher and I can’t vote in the upcoming election.
        I feel the upside is greater, I don’t have to deal with the harsh political division and possible civil unrest in the country. This polarizing animosity between the radical left and right really scares me.
        And the DNC doing everything in their power to rig the primaries against Bernie Sanders, I’m not very hopeful that the Dems will win in 2020. I’m convinced the DNC wants 4 more yrs of Trump judging by their actions. 😦


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