Will I Ever Run Out Of Snark???

As usual, I have plenty of snark built up and as always, I like to share with my friends …

Another useless bimbo in the White House …

Does the name Stephanie Grisham ring a bell?  You’d be forgiven for not remembering that she has been, for the past nine months, the White House Press Secretary, for she has never held so much as a single press briefing, and for those of us who don’t watch Fox ‘News’, she has been largely invisible.  The only times I’ve heard anything from her was when she was telling reporters from legitimate news agencies to “Shut up!” or “Get OUT!”  Well, she’s been relieved of her duties as press secretary and will now become Melania Trump’s “chief of staff”.  Would somebody please tell me why Melania Trump needs a ‘chief of staff’, when she doesn’t do a damn thing???

Grisham has been replaced by Kayleigh McEnany, a former CNN commentator and Trump 2020 campaign spokesperson who has a long history of defending anything Trump says, no matter how brazen the lie may be.  In other words, another useless bimbo in Trump’s circle whose words will be hollow and 99% untrue.  Remember, we are paying for all this … we are paying for Melania to have a ‘chief of staff’ to accompany her while she sits around doing her nails.  We are paying for a mindless sycophant to have the title of ‘press secretary’ and lie, lie, lie … if she even bothers to speak to the press.  Does anybody begin to get the impression that there is absolutely NO oversight of this administration, that they can throw away our money however they please and stab us in the back while they’re doing it?

And if you needed further proof …

A panel of inspectors general had named Glenn Fine — the acting Pentagon watchdog — to lead the group charged with monitoring the distribution of that $2.2 trillion that was passed by Congress last week.  But yesterday, Trump removed Fine from his post, instead naming the EPA inspector general to serve as the temporary Pentagon watchdog in addition to his other responsibilities.  There is widespread concern within both the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency, and I’ll no doubt have more to say on this in a future post.  But meanwhile …

Trump has also begun sharply attacking Health and Human Services Inspector General Christi Grimm, following a report from her office that described widespread testing delays and supply issues at the nation’s hospitals.

“Another Fake Dossier!” Trump tweeted, mentioning Grimm’s tenure as inspector general during the Obama administration. He didn’t mention, though, that Grimm has been serving as a federal watchdog since 1999, spanning administrations of both parties.  Care to make any bets as to how much longer Ms. Grimm will hold her position?

Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the Justice Department who also oversees a council of inspectors general, defended Michael Atkinson, the inspector general fired by Trump on Friday night for doing his job in taking seriously the complaint by the whistleblower who exposed Trump’s illegal and immoral actions that led to his impeachment.  Mr. Horowitz said …

“Inspector General Atkinson is known throughout the Inspector General community for his integrity, professionalism, and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight. That includes his actions in handling the Ukraine whistleblower complaint, which the then Acting Director of National Intelligence stated in congressional testimony was done ‘by the book’ and consistent with the law.”

Care to make any bets as to how much longer Mr. Horowitz will be an inspector general?

Meanwhile, the head-nodding bootlickers like Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence and others will find their jobs are safe, just so long as they keep selling their souls downriver and defending the megalomaniac in the Oval Office.

Today, I read two excellent posts by long-time blogging family members Keith & Hugh, and I wanted to re-blog them both, but I try never to put out more than 3-4 posts a day, for I realize people don’t want to be bombarded and overwhelmed.  So, instead, I am adding links here to Keith’s and Hugh’s posts, and I hope that if you haven’t already read them, you’ll take a moment to do so, for both speak to what is important to us as citizens of the world, why we should care about people, about our government, about truth, integrity, values, equality.  Thanks to both Keith Wilson and Hugh Curtler …

Keith’s post:  What I care about – a note received 

Hugh’s post:  Head In The Sand

30 thoughts on “Will I Ever Run Out Of Snark???

  1. Jill, quite simply the president’s attacks on Inspector Generals is akin to a CEO attacking his auditors. The Audit Committee of the Board would sanction a CEO and may fire him or her.

    This is indicative of corruption. The Senate needs to act to hold this president to account or force his resignation. This is simply a flagrant misuse of power. Keith

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  2. What could possibly go wrong with how the 2 trillion is disbursed Jill? Surely the moron in chief won’t get his hands on any of it, right? What a joke!!! All well-deserved snark….with much more to come!!

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  3. About Grisham… The uqestkion is: why are Americans still putting up with it? The idiot (I hear) has appointed his – useless – son-in-law as chief of the Corona virus task force. No doubt cashing in a hefty salary. What credentials does the idiot-in-law have? Apart from working for years on a mid east peace plan no one even the utterly democratic saudis ever read?
    Why aren’t millions Americans protesting on Penn Avenue?
    Why does Pelosi and the Dems do nothing?
    Sorry. I’m getting p..sed.

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    • You are not alone in being pissed, my friend. Why are Americans not protesting? That’s a question we’ve all been asking. Right now, the answer is that they are cowering in their homes, afraid to even step out for a breath of fresh air. One friend told me that as long as she didn’t die, it was “okay if we lose some of our freedoms”. You’d never even know it is an election year, for the vast majority of people are so focused on coronavirus that they don’t care … literally don’t give a damn … about the election and the future of the nation. As for Pelosi and the democrats in Congress … they, too, seem to be afraid, and perhaps with good reason, for anything they propose will be shot down. We are in a mess, Brian … this nation is burning and fully 90% of the people either don’t see it or don’t care. Sigh.

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      • Why are they not protesting? Wy did the Brits stay silent during the whole Brexit mess? Le Pen will probably be elected in the next election because Macron doesn’t really cut it.
        “okay if we lose some of our freedoms”. WTF? (Sorry for my French again!) I have lived in too many countries with real dictators. People who say that in the West have no idea. Sigh again… We need to get together and have a bottle of wine. Best remedy… 🍺🍺(Or beer. Couldn’t find the wine glass emoji) 🤣

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        • Please … NOT LePen!!! I know Macron has struggled, but a few readers from France seem to really like him, so I had hoped that he was learning as he went and turning into a real ‘leader’. I am feeling rather hopeless about it all in the U.S., as Trump claims to have “absolute authority”, which to me reeks of an authoritarian ruler rather than an elected president. And threats … bullying … sigh. Yes, we should do that! Wine or beer … either one works … 🍷🍷 or even break out the champagne … 🍾 🥂 Perhaps someday!

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  4. Can any Prez ever have had as many job changes of staff since he’s been in office.. No way can that number of people be incompetent, ah but I remember the incompetence starts at the top……..and stops there too..

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    • If a company has the sort of staff turnover Trump’s administration has had, it would set off red flags and alarm bells. Sadly, there is nobody willing to fire him … the Senate had their chance, but they were cowards.

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  5. I finally figured out the aptness of the word ‘Trumpery’ for all the Trump bs–it’s an old term that meant ‘fakeness, over-decoration, excess with little real value sometimes intended to mislead, rubbishy stuff’–and now we live in Trumpery times.

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