Da Snarky Snippets Keep On Coming

I bet you guys thought I had relieved all the angst and snark yesterday afternoon, didn’t you?  Well, think again.  I had hopes of posting something less acerbic this morning, but as fate would have it, the idiots in this nation just keep getting more and more ridiculous and … that low growl has started up in my throat once again.  So … more snippets of snark are in order.

Only in the U.S.

Okay, we’ve all seen the results of the hoarding swine who bought up all the toilet paper and bottled water the first day the word ‘coronavirus’ hit the U.S. news.  Last weekend, it was widely reported that the sales of spirits and cannabis was doing a booming business with revenue 500% to 800% higher than normal.  But guess what the latest item to be snatched up in a surge of panic buying is?  Guns and ammunition.  WTF???????????

guns-lineDo these nutcases honestly think they’re going to have to take to shooting people over a roll of toilet paper?  They cite the potential for ‘social unrest’ as the reason for their fear, and the ‘need to protect themselves and their families’.  Bullshit.

Sales were especially pronounced in North Carolina and Georgia, which experienced a leap of 179% and 169% respectively. Other states with large increases included Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Illinois and New York.  And guess what kind of guns they’re buying?  They’re not buying hunting rifles, or 6-shooters … noooooo … they’re buying mostly AR-15s and other semi-automatic assault-type rifles.  So apparently, they plan to be able to take out their entire neighborhood if they feel justified in doing so.

Some people (not the gun buyers, obviously) expressed concerns for the safety of children. A sudden increase in guns and rifles in domestic homes could put children at risk through lack of safe storage. Firearms are already the second most prevalent killer of children in the US after car crashes.

Surely the Founding Fathers are now kicking themselves for writing that damn 2nd Amendment into the Constitution.founding-fathers-eyeroll

Ohio’s Dictator DeWine

The governor of the State of Ohio has decided to strip U.S. citizens living in this state of their right to a representative government by postponing the Democratic primary scheduled for today.  Governor Mike DeWine announced yesterday afternoon that he would postpone the primary until June, but he was struck down by Ohio Judge Richard Frye, who said that DeWine waited too late … less than 24 hours before the polls would open. The judge also said that DeWine’s postponement until June was arbitrary at best, as there is no reliable evidence that the coronavirus crisis will have ended by June.

DeWine, however, apparently believes he has some sort of dictatorial executive privilege (perhaps he listened to Trump brag that he can do anything he wants to do) and has decided that the polls will not open today after all.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

And like his role model, he made the announcement via tweet …

“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus.  As such, @DrAmyActon will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State @FrankLaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”

This is unacceptable!!!  It’s our choice, Mikey, not yours!!!  If I’m willing to risk sickness and possibly even death to preserve the few democratic principles left in this nation, and I am, then it isn’t your place to rob me of that right!!!  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Yes, folks, I know this pandemic is serious, but so is our right to a representative government!  If people cannot be bothered to carry hand sanitizer with them and use it as they leave the polling place … if we are thought to be so effing stupid that we cannot take responsibility for taking precautions in order to exercise our RIGHT to cast a vote, then we have lost our nation.  We no longer have any semblance of a democratic republic, at least not in Ohio.

The three other states with primaries today are, sensibly, going ahead, trusting people to look out for themselves.  How many other states are going to usurp our Constitutional rights?  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Department of Injustice strikes again …

Concord Management and Consulting is a Russian-owned company charged with conspiring to defraud the U.S. government by orchestrating a social media campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.  The evidence against the company was meticulously detailed in Robert Mueller’s report about Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.  However, yesterday the Department of (In)Justice under Attorney General William Barr dropped all charges.  WHY???

Because … wait for it, you’re gonna love this one … the company failed to comply with trial subpoenas and the submission of a “misleading, at best” affidavit by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a co-defendant and the company’s founder.  The company refused to provide the information requested in the subpoenas, so the prosecutors dropped the charges!

Now let me tell you the real reason the charges were dropped.  Because Vladimir Putin, Trump’s soul brother, told Trump to make it happen, Trump told William Barr to make it happen, and it happened.  Next time you are subpoenaed to testify in any trial, just don’t bother to show up, and all the charges will be dropped, right?  No, folks, there are two sets of laws in this country … the ones that apply to Donald Trump and his cronies, and the ones that apply to all the rest of us.

In a somewhat related story, Trump is “strongly considering” a presidential pardon for Michael Flynn, who has twice pled guilty to lying to the FBI in the case of Russia’s meddling with our election.  Recently, Flynn asked the judge if he could rescind his guilty plea.  If Trump pardon’s Flynn, he will come into a great deal of criticism, but … when has that ever stopped him from doing precisely whatever he wishes?

Okay, folks, I’ve shared my angst with you for now, but I’m betting there will be more by this afternoon.  If not, perhaps I can share something nicer, but … don’t hold your breath.

35 thoughts on “Da Snarky Snippets Keep On Coming

    • The damn governor decided to defy the court order and shut the polls down anyway, causing mass chaos, for he made the decision late and most people didn’t even know, so they showed up to vote. I’m furious, for it has been postponed to late June, meaning that more than likely by then we will not get a chance for our vote to count, plus it is past the DNC deadline!


  1. Mitt Romney proposed giving every American $1000 as emergency funds to spend… to jumpstart the economy. I nearly fell off my chair! The correct strategy for the Dems would be to support Tulsi Gabbard’s UBI proposal of $1k/ month until the crisis abates. If Repubs reject passing her proposal the Dems could claim that Repubs refuse to help citizens during dire turmoil. That would greatly influence the upcoming election!
    Now the Repubs could claim that advantage and Trump would milk it all the way to re-election. sigh

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  2. When I saw those queues (sorry, lines) outside the gunshops on BBC news last night I did not know whether to laugh or cry. What kind of person is ready to shoot his neighbor who gets sick, instead of offering help? Even Americans are not that inhuman, are they? And then I thought: “look at the evidence of your eyes and ears.” Far from being a place of refuge for migrants, the USA is becoming a place where good people are likely to start leaving in droves.

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    • If I was young, I would have left this country in 2016…it’s been a mess since then and all these trumpers are adding to it and the gun nuts who either live and breath conspiracy theories or do want to eventually kill for food and toilet paper. And yes a large portion of us are inhumane or trump would have never been elected.

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      • I’m with you, Mary. My family and I strongly considered moving to Canada after the 2016 election, and even had a friend there willing to sponsor us, but … at the end of the day, I decided to stay here and fight. Sigh.


    • Queues is fine … in fact I often use that myself! I’m picking up many expressions and words from my Brit friends! But to your question … yes, my friend, Americans are that inhuman. Well, not all, of course, but enough to be concerning. They put their own fortunes above all else, and guns … well, suffice it to say the gun nuts place their right to own (and use ’em) ahead of their own children. We are a sick nation. Sigh. 😥


  3. Jill, sadly because of the tribal nature of politics, leveraged by Mitch McConnell and the president, we don’t know if decisions are helpful or politiical. Both parties are guilty of it, but Trump must blame others for all problems, so it seems every problem must be exploited at the other party’s expense. It reminds me of what is missing from the movie “Apollo 13,” when NASA flight leader Gene Krantz (played by Ed Harris) yelled out “people, work the problem!” Keith

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    • You’re right … not to mention the fact that much of what goes on we don’t even know about. Trump’s lack of responsibility and always blaming someone else is … not what a leader does. Pure and simple.


  4. and the crazy “Christian” family next door is bleating the end of days is coming, and Trump is “the Resurrection of their lord and saver”…NO, that is NOT a misspelling! It is a direct quote. morons!

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  5. Here we go, every right-wing survivalist’s wet dream is coming true. They can hunker down with their cans of beans and assault rifles. The following applies to everyone who stores up only caring for themselves.
    New Testament: Luke 12
    16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
    18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
    20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
    21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

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  6. How can I be sure
    In a world that’s constantly changing
    How can I be sure
    Where I stand with you…

    A love song by The Rascals circa 1967, but this post made me think of it tonight.

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