Beyond the Pale Snarky Snippets

Today’s fare is a bit beyond Snarky Snippets and more into the territory of full-fledged rants.


Assholes …

You know it’s bad when a republican does something so wrong that even Tucker Carlson calls them on it …

tucker-carlson“[Burr] had inside information about what could happen to our country, which is now happening, but he didn’t warn the public. He didn’t give a prime-time address. He didn’t go on television to sound the alarm. He didn’t even disavow an op-ed he’d written just 10 days before claiming America was ‘better prepared than ever’ for coronavirus. He didn’t do any of those things. Instead, what did he do? He dumped his shares in hotel stocks so he wouldn’t lose money, and then he stayed silent. Now maybe there’s an honest explanation for what he did. If there is, he should share it with the rest of us immediately. Otherwise, he must resign from the Senate …”

No, there was no ‘honest explanation’ for what either Senator Richard Burr or Senator Kelly Loeffler did, for they were operating out of their own self-interest, not … not looking out for their constituents or the people of this nation, as they are paid to do.  Burr, by the way, has a net worth of more than $3 million, and Loeffler, who is married to Jeffrey Sprecher, Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, has a reported net worth of $500 million, though I’m betting that between she and hubby their net worth is in the billions.

On January 24th, these two assholes were briefed by senior government scientists about the seriousness of the coronavirus and its likely impact on the nation.  And then, they moseyed out of the briefing and sold stocks they expected to tank.  Not only that, but Loeffler, who began selling her stock within hours of the briefing, actually turned around then and purchased stock in Citrix, a technology company that offers teleworking software and whose share price is one of the few that has risen since the crisis began.

These two jackasses had been given information that was being withheld from the public by Donald Trump, and they used it to gain significant profits, while the rest of us lost a huge chunk of our 401(k)s, which were a pittance anyway, compared to Burr’s and Loeffler’s wealth.  And to add insult to injury … we pay these assholes to work for us!!!

Write your senators and demand the immediate impeachment of these two … they do not deserve the honour of representing the people of the United States, for in truth they have been representing only their own interest.

And while we’re on the topic … I wonder what Trump had his broker dump on the same day?


The story of life according to Donald Trump …

Mike Pence and his wife were both tested for coronavirus, using up two of the often-scarce test kits, even though as Pence said he had “no reason to believe” he was exposed to the virus.  A number of NBA teams and individual players have also been tested, again taking up valuable test kits.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch where most of us live, people are being told that the tests are reserved only for those exhibiting symptoms or already hospitalized.

So, in one of his photo-ops that are misnamed ‘press conferences’, Trump was asked …

“How are non-symptomatic professional athletes getting tests while others are waiting in line and can’t get them? Do the well-connected go to the front of the line?”

Trump seemed as if he would object, but then merely shrugged and said …

“Perhaps that’s the story of life.”

The “story of life”.  Take care of the rich and famous first, and f*ck the rest of us.  And yet, his approval rating has barely dropped from a month ago!  Do the damned evangelicals and others still honestly believe that he is “on their side”, or “for the average person”???  If so, they are more ignorant than we first thought.


Son-of-a-bitch

The same reporter that asked about the coronavirus testing, Peter Alexander of NBC News, asked another question …

“What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now, who are scared?”

The question was a perfect opening for Trump to act like a real leader, to say something encouraging to the 330 million people he was elected to represent, but instead …

“I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. … I think it’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope, and you’re doing sensationalism, and the same with NBC and Con-cast. I don’t call it Comcast, I call it Con-cast. Let me just say something, that’s really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it works. It might and it might not. I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot. Let’s see what happens.”wtf

It. Is. Time. For. Him. To. Go.


One might expect that in times like these, our elected officials would be working overtime, making sacrifices, to keep us informed and protect us to the best of their ability.  Instead, this sorry lot of jerks is what we have leading the way.  These people must go now … I don’t think this nation can tolerate this bunch of crooks until next year … they need to be removed now by whatever means is available.  Their lives have no more value than yours or mine … likely less, for they are not honest people, have no integrity and were apparently born without that key component the rest of us have:  a conscience.

39 thoughts on “Beyond the Pale Snarky Snippets

  1. Amidst the multitude of snark worthy things that are taking place across this Country, at the moment predominately in the White House and Congress, it is a wonder that you can spend time on any other posts! I was rather surprised at Tucker’s response to Burr’s recent activities, but mayhaps he lost a bit of his fortunes by being kept in the dark like many others. Is anyone shocked, much less surprised, by the callous statement from Trump…that is the story of life under his leadership. Likewise Trump’s response to the reasonable question posed by Peter Alexander…does anyone really expect anything better to come out of his mouth? I surely do not and would be more surprised if anything worth hearing ever came from Trump. Thank-you!

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    • Sigh. In truth, I cannot keep up, try as I might. I have some 50 pieces bookmarked as “to read” as we speak. Yes, Tucker shocked me, and had it been Trump who was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, I’m sure ol’ Tuck would have tucked it in and kept his silence. Sigh. These are the times that try our souls, and mine has been pushed to the limit over the past week or two. I expect to just implode any hour now.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!.. hope all is well with you and your family, friends, etc, each and every day is filled with love and happiness and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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  3. Diane Feinstein, democrat from California did the very same thing that the republican assholes did with stocks. I hope it’s a case where you just weren’t aware of it and not giving her a pass by omission. She should also resign isn’t that right?

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  4. Seeking a conscience in a politician is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack when you lost the needle somewhere else. It’s always worth remembering who pays these creatures and checking to see if you got your money’s worth. Obviously not in the case of those who lace disposing of shares as more important than telling people what’s best to do for the sake of their health and possibly their life. Good Rant.
    Cwtch

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    • You’re right, sadly. I can promise we aren’t getting our money’s worth. Back in the day, I would have tried to start a tax protest movement. We are getting not one thing for our money. I wrote to DeWine and demanded that his pay cease immediately and that he return every dime he had received since January 1st. Like he’ll even read my letter, sigh. 🙄 Thanks, but I’m ranting far too much these days and it’s taking a toll. Ah well …
      Cwtch

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  5. That’s a good rant and entirely justified. As people have already said. The virus is not the main problem. All it’s done is show how seriously screwed up and unbalanced our society has been for years. It’s showed the lack of leaderships in many countries. Maybe just maybe when things have settle down, just a few more of us will be us, us, us rather than me, me, me.

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    • Thanks Gary. All this ranting is not a good thing for me, though … I wish people would just behave — especially those who are supposed to be our leaders. They don’t know what to do, so they just jump in and do anything, on the premise that even a bad decision is better than no decision. Just once I wish they would use what’s inside their bloody heads! I surely hope your assessment is right, my friend.

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  6. Money is as money does. Once you have some, the most important thing in life us getting more–and it doesn’t matter who you kill to get it. Similarly, religion is as religion does. You get someone whom you believe is strengthening the power of your religion, and you want more strength and power. You do not care what else they are doing, as long as they are giving you what you want–even when they are lying to you.
    The rich get richer. The righteous get more righteous.
    The rest of us, we get more less than we ever had before. (No typos, it means what I said!)

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