A Few WTF Moments Of Snark …

Okay, folks, I’ve held my snark for a while, but it’s brimming over now and it’s time for me to share a few bits of it before I begin to self-destruct, so I suggest you put on your hard hats and maybe a bit of cotton in your ears to muffle the sound …

Head-scratching moments in Georgia …

Governor Brian Kemp … remember him?  Here, let this picture from one of his campaign ads refresh your memory …


Yeah, that’s the one … the grade A Asshole who thought it would look cool to be holding a gun pointed at his daughter’s boyfriend.  Well, you’re gonna love what he’s done now!

While many states are closing businesses again, and 28 states have imposed a mask mandate, Kemp refused to do so.  Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms imposed a city-wide mask mandate in light of a rising number of cases in and around Atlanta.  Then on Wednesday, Governor Kemp signed an executive order that prohibits cities and localities from imposing their own mask mandates, among other things.  But he didn’t stop there!  He is … wait for it … suing Mayor Bottoms!  Yep, you heard right … the governor of the state is suing the mayor of the state’s largest city and capital because she is trying to save lives!

Kemp’s rationale, if it can be called such, is …

“This lawsuit is on behalf of the Atlanta business owners and their hardworking employees who are struggling to survive during these difficult times. These men and women are doing their very best to put food on the table for their families while local elected officials shutter businesses and undermine economic growth.”

WTF???   It matters not if they have a job if they’re dead, for Pete’s Sake!!!

The mayor, for the record, did not shutter businesses, but merely said everyone who is in a public venue must wear a mask, or be subject to fines and a possible jail sentence.  She’s serious about maintaining the safety of the people in her city, whereas obviously the governor is not!  The requirement to wear a mask damn sure doesn’t stop these “hardworking employees” from going to work and earning a living – it only means they and their families might more safely do so!

As I related this story to daughter Chris, she asked a very good question:  When did safety become a political issue?  Answer that one, Mr. Kemp!

A governor of a different sort …

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who has worked tirelessly to provide his state with much needed PPE and test kits, wrote an article for The Washington Post, titled Fighting Alone, where he details some of Trump’s failures during this coronavirus pandemic, how Trump let the states and the people of this nation down.  A few snippets …

“Eventually, it was clear that waiting around for the president to run the nation’s response was hopeless; if we delayed any longer, we’d be condemning more of our citizens to suffering and death. So every governor went their own way, which is how the United States ended up with such a patchwork response. 

So many nationwide actions could have been taken in those early days but weren’t. While other countries were racing ahead with well-coordinated testing regimes, the Trump administration bungled the effort.

Meanwhile, instead of listening to his own public health experts, the president was talking and tweeting like a man more concerned about boosting the stock market or his reelection plans.”

His piece is worth the read, if you are so inclined, and he is spot-on.  Needless to say, Trump took umbrage – not that he actually read it, but I’m sure somebody must have told him about it – and his mouthpiece, Kayleigh McEnany, took on Governor Hogan, accusing him of ‘revisionist history’.  Ho-hum, Kayleigh … you bore the socks off of me.  The governor’s article was far more interesting and honest.

And speaking of McEnany …

I wrote a few days ago about how Trump is demanding that schools open on time this fall and threatening to withhold federal funding from districts that fail to open on time.  Never mind that 70% of parents say they do not think it’s safe to send the kids back to school yet.

Two of the Fox News commentators, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy, claim that the reason parents and school officials want to keep the schools closed or switch to online learning is … you guessed it … to hurt their buddy Donnie Trump!  Oh, but of course … we all live our lives only to hurt Donnie.  Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Trump himself pushed that theory born of ignorance when he said last week …

“We have to get our schools open and stop this political nonsense. And it’s only political nonsense; it’s politics. They don’t want to open because they think it will help them on November 3rd.”

Have we really sunk so low in this ‘them’ vs ‘us’ mentality that the schools and our children are caught in the crossfire?  What a sorry state of affairs the people of this nation have created!

But Kayleigh McEnany took the prize for utter stupidity when she said in support of re-opening schools …

“The science should not stand in the way of this.”

WTF???  Is she really that bloody stupid?  That is like … like if NASA was getting ready to launch a manned spacecraft and scientists found a fatal flaw on the day before launch, saying, “Let’s not let the science stand in the way.”  Our government is populated by some of the stupidest, most self-serving people on the entire planet!


32 thoughts on “A Few WTF Moments Of Snark …

  1. I always knew there were stupid people in the U.S. but I’m dismayed there are many more than I suspected. What dismays me is the large number of people who are deliberately stupid and immature. They are stubbornly so. The Georgia governor is no gun expert or he’d know one of the top rules of holding a gun is never to point it at another person even if it’s empty of bullets. Many people have been shot with guns thought to be unloaded. The man is a first-class fool. No surprise he’s a fan of Trump. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • It does seem that stupidity and ignorance are on the rise in the U.S. today … as well as greed and selfishness. This is no longer a nation I recognize, and it seems to get worse on an almost daily basis. You’re right about Kemp — he is a first-class fool and wouldn’t be in the governor’s mansion today if Georgia had not purged large numbers of people from the voting rolls prior to the election. Sigh.


  2. Oh Queen of Snark, these are Significant Slabs of Snark and there are undoubtedly more…should you choose to address them! Were I inclined to utter aloud the three words of that three letter phrase, here of late it would be endlessly repeated before sunup and beyond sunset on any given day!! Benjamin’s Mother and I were discussing the ‘Mask Morass’ this morning. It is beyond my comprehension why the harry this is such a dilemma for anyone! To mask or not to mask…that should not need to be the question! Skip making it about politics, skip worrying whether your personal rights are being denied, skip putting me first, skip being an idiot…just put on the damn mask simply because, for the sake of others, it is the right thing to do! Kayleigh McEnany makes one wonder just exactly what is on the job description for White House Press Secretary : 1) Spontaneous prevaricator preferred. 2) Lack of morality and intelligence are negotiable. 3) Must be willing to sell soul in order to promote president’s revisionist history. Great cartoons! Thank-you!

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    • I told you it was overflowing! I had to get rid of some, but you’re right … there is plenty more snark where that came from! I’m with you on the mask issue. As you know, I don’t wear one, so I just don’t leave the house. I’ve even started ordering my groceries online, I drive by once a week and pick them up. I wouldn’t dream of walking into a store today maskless, let alone going to Disney World, touching things that thousands of other people had just touched … what the **** is wrong with people??? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

      As for McEnany and the rest of the Trump entourage … there seem to be only two criteria: a) stupidity, and b) blind loyalty. All others need not apply. I cannot wait to be rid of them all! The White House will need to be deeply fumigated before President Biden moves in!!!

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  3. Phewww, that’s a lot of snark for one post – got my week’s worth🤪 I will continue to protect myself and others as I have been. Those who choose otherwise – well, we will see how that works out for them. I believe that we (the world) are seeing only the tip of an economic catastrophe.

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    • I told you it was brimming over! These days it starts before I even get out of bed! I’m with you, my friend. I will stay home until it’s safe to do otherwise, for me and everyone else. There is no doubt that we are going to have a global economic crisis … how could we not? But, Trump has everyone convinced that the economy is suddenly going to bounce back overnight. Ain’t gonna happ’n. The stock market is relatively stable, but … it is easily manipulated and I half think that is what’s keeping it from tanking.

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  4. “Our government is populated by some of the stupidest, most self-serving people on the entire planet!” — U’r statement stands true since the beginning of civilization. Our best and brightest leaders don’t or won’t enter public service, guess who signs up!
    Very telling that nearly all other nations around the world are reporting success in containing the pandemic and deaths have fallen to near zero. The only two countries with exploding cases and deaths are the US and Brazil. Notice the correlation regarding leadership? Oy vey!
    Fascinating note: Africa had the lowest case and death count in all the world because nearly every citizen takes Hydroxychloroquine to prevent Malaria. Hydroxychloroquine taken as a prophylactic prevents infection from coronavirus. Who needs to wait for a silly vaccine when we have preventative medicine right now! If everyone in the US took this, there would be no need to shut down the economy or wear masks since the virus won’t be an issue.
    Look to Africa!!
    Of course US politicians are beholden to big pharma, so we’re willing to let millions die in order to wait for a vaccine that may not even work!
    Stay alert, stay alive. ❤

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  5. it has never made sense to me that an official would potentially jail a person who decided not to wear a mask. A fine, I can understand, it should act as a deterrent but jail? So officials want to keep people safe by asking them to wear masks and social distance but if they don’t, the option of putting them in jail where social distancing isn’t possible is considered.

    This demonstrates to me that, at least to some officials, this isn’t about safety but control.

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      • absolutely. Notice how the media every single day reports the number of deaths as a whole number rather than the percentage of the population?

        This allows them to continue to instill fear in the public because if you say

        130000 people have died of the virus, that sounds scarier than what the percentage is which is something like 0.00395% when you divide the number of deaths by the number of people in the country. See the difference?

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    • I think it is excessive for a first offense, but if the guy (or gal) keeps on doing it … let them spend a few nights in jail, then maybe they will take this seriously. You cannot deny, with the number of new cases and death rates increasing daily, that this needs to be taken seriously. Even I am simply staying home rather than trigger an asthma attack by wearing a mask.


        • It is nuts and I begin to wonder if it will be controlled in my lifetime, even. I envision never again being able to eat in a restaurant or browse the shelves of a bookstore. The Stand meets ideocracy … an apt analogy!


  6. Jill, good post. Several comments.
    – I now will know Brian Kemp’s name for two reasons. First, he openly cheated as Georgia’s Secretary of State to win the gubenatorial election. Second, on top of reckessly reopening Georgia (even Trump threw him under the bus), he adds to it with this poor ruling.

    – Governor Larry Hogan speaks the truth. Kayleigh is following the narcissist playbook for her boss – accuse others of what he does, in this case “revisionist history.” This is a defense mechanism in the list of narcissist attributes to project your weaknesses onto others.

    Your snark is well targeted. Keith

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    • Your reasons for remembering Kemp are apt, and I will always see that picture in my mind whenever I hear his name. Unconscionable. Apparently Governor Hogan got under Trump’s skin, for I’ve seen several things on Twitter today by people in the administration saying one thing and another to put him down. And Ms. McEnany … well, there’s a word for her, but I’ll be professional and not use it. Thanks, Keith!


  7. Wish Kemp’s daughter’s boyfriend had turned the tables and shot the bastard dead. Looked to me he was going to fire, wouldn’t you say. I sure as hell would have felt threatened.
    As for the rest, I’m pretty sure the human race have provided yet anothr example of why it should commit genocide–in just the last 3.5 years. Humans want what is good for the individual, and no one else. I want to stick double shotgun barrels uo every stodgy republican/conservative/populist ass, and pull both triggers at the same damn time.
    I used to think I loved all people, even the ones with stupid thoughts. I cannot believe in love anymore. It’s not that there are all that bad–they’re now worse than they ever were.

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    • I imagine he paid the kid a few bucks for that pose, but if I were that kid, I would have broken up with Kemp’s daughter that very day and said, “I’m outta here!” Yeah, he looked like one wrong word and he’d pull the trigger … and did you notice that there were guns all over that room? I think every one of his campaign ads that I saw involved him holding a gun … and the fools down in Georgia still elected him!

      Sigh … I might wish those in this nation who are dragging us through the mud to be exiled to an island or to Siberia, but I wouldn’t go so far as wanting to kill them. You’ve been in quite a mood the past week or so … are you okay? LuL


  8. Kayleigh McEnany can afford to play political games as she has the luxury of no real life children to worry about. All the parents are noticiibly worried about returning their poppets to school at a time when there could be a new
    resurgence of the coronavirus when the current one is still running fiercely.
    I hope Mayor Bottoms counter sues on the basis that he has endangered the life of her constituents and herself by taking away the safety of a mask. That’s a Governor that needs putting in his place.,
    Well done Governor Larry Hogan,
    Great Cartoons today.

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    • She actually does have one child, but she’s only a few months old, so not yet of school age. Perhaps if the child were, say, 5 or 6, she might feel differently. But, either way, she’s a sycophant, a mouthpiece who’s making a heck of a lot of money for being Trump’s parrot. Yes, Governor Kemp needs to be put in his place … too bad he’s not up for re-election until 2022, else perhaps he could be thrown out on his ear. So damn much ignorance in this country that is costing, and will continue to cost, lives and livelihoods.

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