In my last ‘Snarky Snippets’ post, I was told that I wasn’t snarky enough, so I figured I owed it to you, my friends, to work on honing that snarky edge and trying again! Let me know if you think I’m still falling short of my usual snarkiness and I’ll hone some more!
I want to be paid rent!
Donald Trump claims to be all about ‘law and order’, though as I have mentioned before, he defines ‘law and order’ much differently than I do, than most of us do. His idea of law and order is to allow violent white supremacist groups to do as they please, while sending in militia to harass and arrest peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors. For Trump, law and order has much to do with the colour of one’s skin. But to my point …
He has broken the laws of the land more times than anyone else I know, including last Saturday when he held a campaign rally on our property … public property … the White House lawn! Has anyone mentioned that little 1939 law called the Hatch Act to him? I didn’t give my permission to do that, did you? But then, his lapdog, Attorney General William Barr said long ago that Trump is ‘above the law’ as long as he remains in office. Hmmmm … could that possibly be why he’s been caught lying, cheating and stealing to keep his title? I wonder if Barr would have said that President Obama was above the law while he was in office. Anybody care to make any bets? Well, he’ll be gone soon, and once he is, I want him to repay We the Taxpayers for his wanton use of our property, among other things.
An unusual endorsement …
I cannot think of a single other president who has been endorsed by the likes of former KKK grand poobah David Duke, and Richard Spencer, head of his own group of white supremacists, or white ‘nationalists’ as they call themselves. But now Trump has received a thumbs-up endorsement from none other than the Taliban! Yes, that’s right … the same Taliban that provided a safe haven to members of al Qaeda, the same Taliban that have bombed U.S. air bases in Afghanistan and opened fire on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, to name just a few of their atrocities.
So, why is the Taliban endorsing Trump? A senior Taliban leader tells us …
“We hope he will win the election and wind up the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.”
The Taliban is still closely tied to al Qaeda and the daesh, aka Isis, aka the Islamic State, and it has been ours and our allies’ presence in the region that has helped our Kurdish allies maintain the peace. And by the way, no … contrary to what Mike Pence and Donald Trump claim, the Islamic State has not been defeated. It was crippled but was never defeated and today is on its way, with our help, to making a comeback. Trump, by his intended move to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, is helping them.
WTF is wrong with people???
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is the wife of Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman of Pennsylvania. On Sunday, she decided to make a quick run to the local grocery store for some fruit that was on sale. As she was waiting in line to pay, another woman recognized her and went into a rant, hurling racial slurs (Ms. Fetterman was born in Brazil).
“There’s that [n-word] that Fetterman married. You don’t belong here. No one wants you here. You don’t belong here.”
The woman even followed Ms. Fetterman out to her car, continuing to rant. Is this what the people of this nation are becoming? Is this what the political divide has turned us into? Yes, I realize this was an isolated incident and that most of us would not dream of such behaviour, but the fact that this is even happening at all disturbs me greatly. The fact that in this, the 21st century, we are still very much a racist nation is reprehensible.
Ms. Fetterman posted to Twitter a short (2 second) clip of the woman harassing her outside her car window …
What a gracious lady, after what she endured, to ask people to teach her love instead of hate. She was far kinder than I would have been, for there is not a doubt in my mind but that I would have hit the woman with a can of peas if she had spoken to me as she did Ms. Fetterman.
People, we have to do better than this, else we will turn this into a third-rate nation that nobody wants to visit, let alone live in. Just because the ‘man’ sitting in the Oval Office has promoted racism and bigotry in every possible form does not mean that we have to stoop to his level.
Fake ballot boxes!
In our state, as in many others that have republican governors, the state is allowing only one ballot drop-off box per county! Now, for us, that means about a one-hour round trip to the county seat, Hamilton, but for some it is an even longer journey and I have railed against this, especially now when we cannot trust the U.S. Postal Service to ensure our ballots will be delivered on time. However, after what I read this morning, perhaps it’s a good thing that there is only one drop-off box per county, located at the Board of Elections offices.
In California, republican operatives have placed FAKE ballot boxes in a wide variety of locations in Southern California, including in front of churches, gun shops and gyms. According to The Washington Post …
The California GOP has pushed voters to pop their mail-in ballots inside. Social media posts have advertised their locations, and one regional field director posted a photo to Twitter on Friday showing him holding a ballot in front of one of the boxes.
But those containers, which were first reported by the Orange County Register and KCAL, are not county-authorized ballot drop-off sites. In fact, the unofficial boxes are against the law, state officials said Sunday.
Official ballot return locations are listed on the secretary of state’s website. But Republican leaders are encouraging voters to bring their completed ballots to unlisted sites equipped with the unofficial green boxes, at locations including smog checks and gas stations.
I can’t help wondering how many of the ballots dropped in the GOP drop boxes will actually reach the Board of Elections to be counted? This is an all-new low for the GOP and shows how truly desperate they are! Frankly, I hope every last one of them go down in flames!