The Snarky Snippets Just Keep Coming!

Whew … these days I’m never at a loss for things and people to write about!


Like father, like daughter …

Just like her father, Ivanka Trump cannot take criticism, but lashes out when she discovers that there are people who don’t love her simply because her last name is Trump.

Turns out, Ivanka was supposed to give a ‘virtual commencement speech’ to students at Wichita State University Tech yesterday, but her speech was canceled.  Why?  Faculty, students and alumni all objected and requested that the administration cancel her speech.  Why?  Think about it … this year’s graduates are entering the workforce at the most difficult time in modern U.S. history.  The unemployment rate is sky high, there is a raging pandemic that is NOT under control in this nation, and the foreseeable future is grim, to say the least.  What could a spoiled, privileged daughter of a New York real estate billionaire say to them that would be relevant to their circumstances?  Not a damn thing.

True to the family habits, she responded angrily on Twitter …

“Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech. Cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination are antithetical to academia. Listening to one another is important now more than ever!”

IvankaListening to one another … when do you suppose was the last time Ivanka, or any Trump for that matter, listened to the concerns of those of us who don’t have at least six figures in our bank balances?  When do you think she last listened to that single mother who is struggling to pay the rent and put food on the table?  Never, that’s when.  Ivanka Trump is a spoiled little rich bitch and her words are the last thing today’s graduates care to hear.

But, not to be stopped, she posted a video of her speech online, apparently assuming the world is simply dying to hear from yet another ignorant Trump.

One line stands out …

“In my own life, I have found that my greatest personal growth has arisen from times of discomfort and uncertainty.”

WHEN has she ever known either discomfort or uncertainty???  🙄


I told you so …

Remember on Friday when I wrote about the Department of Labour unemployment numbers for May, and how Trump was patting himself on the back?  And remember I told you that I didn’t for one minute believe the numbers, for I no longer believe anything that comes out of the federal government?  Well, I was right.  The latest is that due to a “misclassification”, the numbers were underreported.  In fact, the unemployment rate for May was not 13.3% as Trump claimed, but rather 16.3%, and frankly I’m not convinced that this is an accurate representation, either.

The reason for my skepticism is this … the unemployment rate comes from a survey where Census workers ask about 60,000 households questions about whether they are working or looking for a job the week of May 10 to 16.  There are 128.58 million households in the U.S., so a sample of 60,000 is .047%, not even one half of one percent of all the households in the nation.  I strongly suspect the true number lies around 20%, though I have no way of proving it.

Bottom line is that there are a heck of a lot of people still unemployed in this nation, and Trump’s little celebratory speech, in addition to being disgusting and offensive, was all a lie.  Surprise.


The national bimbo speaks …

Now, I know that name-calling isn’t particularly mature and as a rule, I don’t like it, but sometimes you just must call a spade, a spade.  Or, in this case, a bimbo.  The new White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, is on the radar today.  This person has likely never in her life actually read a history book (I’m not sure she can even read big words), and yet she opens her mouth and speaks of those things of which she knows naught.

McEnanyThe following is from a June 3rd White House press briefing …

Reporter: Kayleigh, why did the president feel it was important to go walk over there through the park and to the church?

McEnany: It was extremely important. Look, the president wanted to send a very powerful message: That we will not be overcome by looting, by rioting, by burning. This is not what defines America. And going and standing by St. John’s church was a very important moment.

And I would note that throughout all of time, we’ve seen presidents and leaders across the world who’ve had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time to show a message of resilience and determination like Churchill, we saw him inspecting the bombing damage.

It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people. And George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitch after 9/11, and Jimmy Carter, putting on a sweater to encourage energy savings, and George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act flanked by two disabled Americans.

And for this president, it was powerful and important to send a message that the rioters, the looters, the anarchists, they will not prevail. That burning churches are not what America’s about, and that moment, holding the Bible up, is something that has been widely hailed by Franklin Graham and others, and it was a very important symbol for the American people to see that we will get through this through unity and through faith.

For the record, let me note that Trump is in no way, shape or form comparable to Winston Churchill, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, or George H.W. Bush.  Further let me note that the Franklin Graham she refers to is one of the most unconscionable idiots the nation has ever seen.  Sigh.  Idiots, the whole lot of ‘em.

27 thoughts on “The Snarky Snippets Just Keep Coming!

  1. Thank-you, Queen of Snark, for a well seasoned serving of snarcasm! To the senior trump mistakenly called President, Ivanka Trump & Kayleigh McEnany : “Sometimes I need what only you can provide : your absence.” – Ashleigh E. Brilliant.

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    • Oh THANK YOU! I have been told a few times lately that my snark is slipping, and I was afraid perhaps I had lost the title of “Queen of Snark”!

      Oh, how I do love that quote! Thank you, dear friend … for everything! ❤

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  2. Jill, I was pleased to see retired General and former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell condemn the person in the White House for his continual lack of truthfulness. He also noted he will be voting for Joe Biden.

    The president, of course, attacked Powell, but it should be noted Republican leaders wanted to draft him as a presidential candidate in 2012. He declined. I hold Powell in high regard, so his opinion means a great deal.

    Powell, like Mattis and 89 other former military and defense staff have raised legitimate concerns about this president and his use of military to qualm protestors.

    Thanks Jill, Keith

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    • I, too, was pleased that Colin Powell took a stand, stood up for “right vs might”. Like you, I have tremendous respect for Colin Powell and I think that most people do. Surely, at some point, people will rub the sleepy dirt out of their eyes and realize that with all these highly reputable people speaking out against Trump, there must be something wrong somewhere.

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  3. I am listening to that Ivanka speech as I write this. It comes across as a speech by a Barbie doll. There is no passion there. It’s as if this is a performance or a recital. It does not come across as an expression of her feelings.

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  4. Hello Jill. On tRump, like the rest of her family reality is what they want it to be, not what is true. Like her father she has in her mind built herself a heroic back story of her rise to prominence and how hard she has worked to stay wealthy when the world was against her, how she made the world a better place despite the disadvantages she suffered. That family has simply ignored anything that doesn’t go along with what they feel or want at any one time.

    As for Kayleigh MccEnany. At her first press conference she promised reporters she wouldn’t lie to them. Then went full steam into lying to them. As with the rest of the people who work for tRump she can not tolerate any deviance from the reality required by the Dear Leader and must always promote his greatness. As you say you can not believe anything that comes from this administration nor anything they say in an interview. Again what is put out or said is for the audience of one person, the man baby in charge tRump. These things have a political or personal motive to always put the grandest most best president in the best possible light for his personal gain. Hugs

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    • True, and that’s why none of the Trump’s can even begin to relate to the lives of the rest of us, so to me, it’s a slap in the face for them to act as if they understand anything, for they don’t. I wonder when the last time one of them gave up a meal so their kids could eat was? Rhetorical question, obviously. 😉

      Yep, McEnany’s first statement was her first lie, and as far as I know, she has never told the truth a single time since. I sometimes wonder if they hold brain-washing sessions on a daily basis in the White House? Hugs.

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      • Hello Jill. You bring up a great point. Do they hold daily dignity crushing sessions? How can any of these people daily lie and debase themselves? Do they not care about how history will record them? Do they not have any self honor or worth? Is the money or infamy so great? I couldn’t do it. I respect my self and others too much to do what they do. But I am just one of the lower income class. Hugs

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        • I don’t know, my friend. The only thing I can figure is that they truly do not care about anything other than money and power. I don’t think they give a second thought to how history will view them … they live for the moment and to hell with the future. Like you, I could not do it. I think perhaps they killed their conscience long ago, if in fact they ever had one. I once had a boss who asked me to manipulate some financials to make the month look better than it was. I refused, and he was shocked. I told him, “I only have to put up with you for 8 hours a day, but I have to live with my conscience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”. He never asked me to do that again! I make mistakes, just like everyone else, and sure, sometimes I hurt people, but never ever intentionally. Trump and his band of thugs truly seem to enjoy hurting people. Hugs!

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  5. Trump ain’t no bargain basement buddy buyer. I’m sure he demands his friends to have 10 figures at least, cause he loves b’s so much.
    Meanwhile, Jill, didn’t you learn last time not to call a friend or employee of the Big Bab Trumpwolf a bimbo. You were given a three day vacation from Word Press (though if I remember right you beat that rap), but as a multi-time offender they could give you four days or more. Please quit calling them bimboes, use the proper terms, like sluts and whores. That way no one will misunderstand your intentions.As in, call a shovel a spade if it has a pointy edge. Shovels are used for shovelling, spades are used in bridge, or poker.

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    • Oh, I’m sure you’re right … he values wealth and power far more than he values people.
      No, I wasn’t banned from WordPress … only from Twitter, which I thought was a great irony, considering some of the crap that Trump posts on Twitter. A few days ago, I expected to get banned again, when I called somebody who was nauseatingly praising Trump, a bitch, but it went unnoticed, I guess. Yep, or as my friend Mary in the UK says, “Call a spade a bloody shovel!”

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  6. I’d like to know just whom the nincompoop was who invited Ivanka to give a virtual commencement speech I feel certain she has felt discomfort and uncertainty when designing her dresses and can’t decide whether the slashed neck goes right to left or left to right. Kayleigh MccEnany is one of the hardest sounding women it’s been my isfortune to hear..Maybe the missing unemployed are in the same place as the missing Covid 19 deaths. Buried elsewhere by Republican States.
    Cwtch

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    • It seems to be a tradition to invite presidents and their families to speak at college commencement ceremonies, but in the case of the current administration, none of them have anything of value to say, so why bother? I remember some graduation a year or two ago where half the students said they would walk out if Trump was invited to speak.
      McEnany is an idiot on every level, from what I can see. She reminds me in many ways of Kellyanne.
      As I’ve been saying … you cannot believe a single thing that comes out of this administration. If they get anything right, I’m sure it’s quite by accident.
      Cwtch

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    • Oh yeah … lots of them! And, every Wednesday morning I write about the ‘good people’ who I very much admire. In politics, I admire Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Adam Schiff, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and many more. And I was a fan of the late Senator John McCain, who I thought was one of the best republicans in Congress in this century.

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