Never-ending Snarky Snippets …

I was in the midst of writing an introspective piece about … well, I shan’t tell you what it was about, for hopefully one day soon I can finish it, and I don’t want to have spoiled the surprise.  Anyway, I was in the middle of calmly pondering and opining, when I decided to take a quick gander at the end-of-day news briefs … BIG mistake!  No longer could I calmly ponder, but instead needed to loudly rant.  Remember that old Sonny & Cher song, The Beat Goes On?  And the snark goes on … and on … and on.

Wah …

baby-trumpLest you thought that Trump was the only one in the White House with a juvenile mentality, rest assured there are more.  The latest example?  None other than Mike Pence.

As you all know, Trump holds daily ‘press briefings’ these days.  I use the term loosely, for they are mostly rants against his perceived ‘enemies’, rants against the press, opportunities to push drugs manufactured by companies in which he owns stock, and opportunities to pat himself on the back saying what a ‘great’ job he is doing.  I haven’t watched even one, nor will I, for watching him makes me physically ill.  Lately certain networks, seeing them for the propaganda they are, don’t carry the entire presser, but only the first part where he is reading from a card that someone else wrote.  One such network is CNN … one of Trump’s favourite targets for his ire.

Mike Pence decided to retaliate against CNN on behalf of his boss, and Pence decided to only allow the nation’s top health officials to appear on CNN and discuss the coronavirus pandemic if the network agreed to cover the entire rambling, lengthy press briefing.  What a waste of people’s time to listen to such drivel, and yet it is being shoved down our throats.  And … if anybody believes a word Trump says, then I’ve got a great bridge in Brooklyn for sale real cheap!  If I were CNN, I would have told Pence and Trump both just where they could put their pressers.

After the story was made public, Pence reversed course yesterday and kindly “allowed” CNN to book Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield for CNN’s Thursday night coronavirus town hall, and Dr. Anthony Fauci for Friday on “New Day.”  Wow, how very generous of him to allow the experts to be heard without forcing the moron down our throats.

You have GOT to be KIDDING me!!!

Jared and Ivanka … a pair of do-nothing, know-nothing dolts who couldn’t even pass muster to earn top-level security clearances (Trump overrode the decision), are now considered experts on the economy???jared-ivankaAn excerpt from an article in Bloomberg …

The White House is considering whether to create a working group focused on reviving the U.S. economy after the coronavirus pandemic eases, and whether the panel should include private-sector representatives.

The discussions are in their early stages, according to three people familiar with the matter. Administration officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and the director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, may be involved, the people said.

Meadows has also asked Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump to join the group, one person said. All of the people spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions are ongoing.

Neither Ivanka nor Jared are a) economists, or b) intelligent.  What could possibly go wrong, eh? This is what happens when nepotism runs rampant in government. This is what the Founders explicitly did not want. Yet, here we are, with our own twisted version of an American royal family.  As if one idiot in the White House wasn’t enough.

Two bleating arses …

I have little or no use for the editorial/opinion side of Fox News.  In truth, I have little use for Fox News, but admittedly some of their actual news reporters try to tell the truth every now and then.  But the editorial side consists of such flakes as Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, Brian Kilmeade, and others who are no better than conspiracy theorists and hard-core Trump supporters.  They can take his most heinous act and find a way to justify it … in their own minds.  And sadly, their viewers lap it up as they sit in front of the television, smushing half of a cake into their mouths.

The latest?  Sean Hannity and former Fox persona Bill O’Reilly were conversing on Wednesday on Hannity’s radio show and … well, here is a short snippet from their conversation:

hannity-oreillySean Hannity (HOST): I want life back to normal, can you fix that in a simple way?

Bill O’Reilly: Oh man I wish I could, you know?

Sean Hannity: Oh, me too.

Bill O’Reilly: But we’re making little steps. Bernie Sanders, you know, he’s — he’s gone, that’s really good for everybody. The projections that you just mentioned are down to 60,000, I don’t think it will be that high. 13,000 dead now in the USA. Many people who are dying, both here and around the world, were on their last legs anyway, and I don’t want to sound callous about that. 

Sean Hannity: You’re gonna get — hold on, you’re going to get hammered for that.

Bill O’Reilly: Well, I don’t care. I mean, a simple man tells the truth.

What he should have said is a “simple-minded man”.  When I return to earth as a wolf, these two are going to get torn from limb to limb.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

And on that note, I leave you with just a couple of ‘toons …

Tom Toles Editorial Cartoon - tt_c_c200408.tiftoon-2toon-3

7 thoughts on “Never-ending Snarky Snippets …

  1. I had always thought that Ivanka was at least quite book smart, as I had heard she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Such a claim is on the back of her autobiography and as a result, was shared by many in the media. However, a little fact-checking revealed that she graduated cum laude – still impressive, but not as impressive as summa cum laude. And it may be indicative that the apple did not fall far from the tree. Ivanka’s team did acknowledge the error and note that other web sites do show the correct info…


  2. Jill, a conversation between Bill and Sean on how to solve our problems. Let me take it from here. Step One: Immediately turn off your TV. Step Two: Do not turn it back onto this show. Step Three: Listen to what people who are far more knowledgeable are saying. Step Four: Do what you can to follow guidance. Step Five: Help if you can. Keith

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    • I was so offended first over O’Reilly’s remark about Bernie, and then nearly blew a gasket when I read what he said about people being on their last legs anyway … just who does he think he is??? And yeah, people would be well advised to stay away from anything related to Fox, but we both know they won’t.


      • Jill, the latest Fox opinion folks banter relates to the lowering of the death estimates which is a good thing and due to the active social distancing. But, of course, the opinion folks are saying they were overstated and caused us to shut down the economy. I am reminded of the line from Matthew Modine’s CDC character from the movie “And the band played on” about the AIDs epidemic. He banged his hand on the table in frustration and asked how many people have to die for this to be important. Give me a number.

        Mr. Carlson and Ms. Ingraham, same question. How many deaths are acceptable to let people be exposed? My fear is the president’s major mission is what makes himself look good, so he is routinely influenced by people on this network who perform daily CYA for the president. So, what will likely happen, is we will open doors to commerce prematurely to help the president’s election efforts and more people will die.

        What boggles my mind, is the stupid question I continue to ask. If the president is so concerned by looking presidential, why oh why did he not be presidential and forewarn us of the risk of a pandemic back in January or early February? He would have won kudos for helping us plan ahead. Instead, he followed his basic instinct and lied, downplaying the risk. Now, he is spending time saying he did not know and did not say the things he said, both of which are absolutely not true. We lost six weeks to plan ahead both healthwise and economicwise.


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