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!”
Listening 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.
The 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.