Snarky Snippets Is Baaaaack!

I have an overdose of snark tonight … it is turning my skin green, stopping up my right ear, and making steam come out of my nose!  I think I am not well equipped for life in the 21st century, and in fact I think I may be ill-equipped for life among the human species!  Nonetheless, perhaps because I am too  filled with snark tonight, I have only three brief ones …

Judge Brainless Twit rules against common sense …

Governor-WolfPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is one of the better governors in the nation, in my view.  He cares about the people in his state, and it shows.  Back at the beginning of the pandemic six months ago, he did as many governors of both parties did, ordering restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down.  The reason, of course, was to attempt to slow the spread of the lethal coronavirus in his state.  This summer, he has lifted many of the restrictions, allowing businesses to reopen and canceling a statewide stay-at-home order.

In May, a lawsuit was filed by four Western Pennsylvania counties, as well as business owners and lawmakers, and their specific grievances included a March stay-at-home order that required all but “life-sustaining” businesses to close.

StickmanThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court had already ruled in Governor Wolf’s favour in a previous, similar case, but this time the case landed in U.S. District Court and was heard by a Trump-appointed judge, Judge William Stickman IV.  Yesterday, the Judge ruled in favour of the plaintiff’s and concluded that Governor Wolf’s lockdown orders had been unconstitutional. 

“The court believes that defendants undertook their actions in a well-intentioned effort to protect Pennsylvanians from the virus.  But even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.  🤬

Even the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld similar stay-at-home orders and forced business closures!  Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states, and after this judge’s grossly incompetent ruling, I would not be surprised if there are even more.  Y’know … republicans are screaming about their “constitutional rights” to keep businesses open, to congregate in bars, churches, and spas, but has it ever occurred to them that the only reason the state even needs to mandate these closures is because the people themselves are too damn stupid to use common sense to keep themselves and their families safe?  Just another instance of fools putting profit over people.

He’s not concerned – he’s far away!

This past weekend, Trump held a couple of his infamous and insidious rallies in Nevada.  The rallies that had been scheduled were cancelled due to state limitations on large gatherings, but Trump finally found a friend with a facility large enough to hold a few thousand people, so the Trump Freak Show was on.  I know little about the rally, care even less about it, but when asked by a reporter asked about the safety factor, Trump claimed …

“I’m on a stage and it’s very far away. And so I’m not at all concerned.”

Nothing about the whether he was concerned for the safety of his supporters, thousands of whom showed up at the rally, or their families or others they might encounter and pass the virus on to, if it spread at his event.  He’s not concerned because he is safe, and to hell with the thousands of his idiotic supporters who apparently also don’t care for their own or their family’s well-being!  Ask me again why I think Trump supporters are lacking in both intellect and common sense!

Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak said that the president acted selfishly and irresponsibly, defying emergency directives and endangering efforts to get the state’s economy back on track after the pandemic.  I would have loved to see the Nevada State Police show up and arrest Trump on charges of public endangerment and breaking the law forbidding large gatherings!  And if he resisted, perhaps they could have followed the advice he has given to police officers … “Shoot him!”  Wouldn’t have broken my heart.

Lay down Sally …

Hurricane Sally is rapidly intensifying and slowly edging toward the coastline of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, where it is forecast to push a dangerous surge ashore and unload tremendous rainfall through Wednesday.Hurricand-SallySince it is predicted to hit Alabama, at least Trump won’t have to get out his Sharpie this time.

While I do have several more topics on which I could deliver a bucket of snark, I am tired and growly, so I’ve enlisted the help of late night comedian Seth Meyers to give us his take on Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, the previews, and Trump’s juvenile response.  Heeeeeere’s Seth!

26 thoughts on “Snarky Snippets Is Baaaaack!

  1. I am continually amazed and astounded by the blatent unrelenting hipocrasy of the left when it comes to the issue of gatherings. Small businesses were mandated to shut down but big corporate places were free to remain open. That’s total crap and if social distancing is so damn important to these draconian governors, why are they marching with blm protesters?
    The court was right to call his mandate unconstitutional and I for one am sick and tired of the false panic and fearmongering that the media is complicit in regarding this virus.
    I applaud the judges decision and to say that anyone who supports such a ruling is ignorant is just more prooff of how far off the rails the left has gone.
    Yes, covid is dangerous but remember, the economy wasn’t ground to a halt when h1n1 hit in 2009, or in the years between then and now when diseases like tb and cancer take out thousands a year.
    Remember, it is possible and even logical to hold the two notions that a virus is dangerous but that the political response to that threat is equally dangerous and incideous.


      • oh great god of intellectualism and mental superiority, please inlighten such a lowly person as myself who isn’t in full lockstep with the ridiculous notions of progressivism of how faulty my arguments are.

        This is the problem I have with most on the left, they’ll fling around epethets and name call like little children but won’t actually provide a coherent argument about their positions, at least not without being called out or asked to do so. Take the initiative and tell me why my arguments are flawed from the get go without baiting me into calling you out to do so.

        can you do that or do you just want to insult me some more because I can give it better than I get on the internet.

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  2. For once my near and dear have narrowly escaped being at the center of hurricane wrath this year…so far. We have a gang of them headed this way. Do you think Mother Earth might be a bit PO’d with us?

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  3. Jill, of course, people want to get back to normal, but that won’t happen for a long time. And, it will continue to take longer if people do not take this seriously. Including the misleading president.

    The question we must ask Trump supporters and those on the fence, is “Help me understand what kind of person would hold a rally of his most loyal supporters, without telling him they are exposed to a disease transmitted airborne, just to hear their applause? And, why is he still holding rallies without precautions after the beans have been spilled that he knew and lied?”

    The answer is a sociopath. This is beyond narcissism. Yet, this group has never been interested in the truth. The are responding to a false bravado. Keith

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    • PS – I heard today a telling example. When asked about social distancing concerns at his indoor rally, Trump again revealed his character saying there was enough distance between his followers and ME. Further, he blamed the governor for not stopping him from breaking the law, which of course he did try. That is like telling a police officer it is your fault you caught me speeding. Keith

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      • Reminds me of a funny story … When my son was about 15 or so, I think, he wanted to go fishing with his cousin, John David. I said ‘okay’, and off they went. Later that night, he returned home … drunk. As I was berating him, he first pointed the finger of blame at John David, but I quickly reminded him that he wasn’t forced to drink, he still could have said ‘no’. Then he turned the finger of blame on me, saying it was my fault for letting him go out with his cousin in the first place! Today, he is 48 years old and STILL never accepts responsibility for his own actions! Sigh.


    • Yeah, I understand that, for I haven’t left my house for six months, and from what I’m reading, won’t be able to until they haul my body out in a body bag. But that doesn’t give me the right to put the lives of others in danger. Where do the idiots who rebel against all the precautions get the notion that their life is more important than others? Sigh. Yes, Trump is a sociopath … I’d go a step further and say he’s a psychopath. But then, it seems that half the nation isn’t much better — that is what I find so depressing.


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