Rainy Day Snarky Snippets

It seems that there is a correlation between gloomy, rainy days and my level of snark.  Today, it is pouring, grey and dreary, and my snark-o-meter is at about 80%.  Now you might think that with the good news that Trump’s attempt to overturn the will of the people in this month’s election has failed … an epic failure … would lower my snark, that I would be sitting here grinning and typing about happy things like … um …

Raindrops on roses
And whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings

But I am not Julie Andrews and my singing is nearly a criminal offense, so instead, as I watch the pouring rain create a river in my backyard, I shall share my snarkiness with you, my friends!

Living in a bubble …

The pandemic continues to rage, and yesterday we broke yet another record with 2,194 deaths, bringing our recorded death toll to 266,311.  Mike Pence, who is allegedly the head of the coronavirus task force but has not spoken of it since July, finally broke his vow of silence last Thursday.  Despite record high new cases, hospitalizations, and more than a quarter of a million deaths, he had this to say …

“America has never been more prepared to combat this virus than we are today.”

From what I can discern, ol’ Mikey has been living in a bubble somewhere underground for the past ten months!  That death toll … those are people, not just numbers.  Those are our grandparents, our siblings, our children, and our friends!  Just what the Sam Hell has this ‘task force’ even done besides waste time and money?

Two new records

More Americans voted in the 2020 election than in any other in more than 100 years.


This is encouraging, but I’m still disappointed … yeah, I know … give a mouse a cookie.  But seriously, 65%?  Where were the other 35% of eligible voters?  This year, most every state made mail-in voting available due to the pandemic, some states even allowed voters to register online.  Yes, some states throw up roadblocks, especially in areas where there is a significant percentage of minorities – it’s called disenfranchisement, and is a republican ploy to keep Blacks, Asians and Hispanics away from the polls.  But even with that in mind … why isn’t the number 85%?  Yeah, yeah … I know all the excuses, have heard them a million times before.  I just wonder what we have to do to convince people … all people … that voting is a responsibility, as well as a right.  You owe it to every person in this country to make your voice heard, and most of all you owe it to yourself to feel that you aren’t just a bystander, but an actual participant.  Turnout in Minnesota reached nearly 80% … if they can do it, why can’t the rest of the nation?

But there’s even more good news … President-elect Joe Biden is now the first ever to win more than 80 million votes!  Ever.  Think about that one … that sends quite a message, doesn’t it?

Good for a laugh …

I had to laugh when I read that Trump thinks his legal team (led by none other than Rudy Giuliani) is made up of “fools that are making him look bad.”


As if he ever needed help in looking bad???  No president in the history of the nation has ever looked worse than Donald Trump on a good day!  Whatever will we do for humour once this bunch of clowns has packed up their circus show and left?

And speaking of humour … let’s see what Jimmy Kimmel has to say about the latest developments.

18 thoughts on “Rainy Day Snarky Snippets

    • Yeah, I liked Giuliani as the turkey and wished somebody would have wrung his neck. Oh, and speaking of pardons … did you hear that this evening, Trump pardoned Michael Flynn? They say he is planning ‘hundreds’ more pardons before he leaves office. Sorry you didn’t like his singing, but in truth, I think that was a different voice dubbed …

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  1. Jill, since taking the outgoing president at his word is a fool’s errand, even Clarence Darrow would have a hard time. But, letting Giuliani and Powell represent him was a foolish decision. Yet, the client parrots their foolish banter, so it is truly a “Ship of Fools.” Keith

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    • Sigh. You are so right, my friend. The Great Divide … and the smaller divides within … aren’t going to simply disappear like magic on January 20th. Frankly, I am not sure they will ever disappear until finally this nation splits into a collection of smaller nation-states, constantly at war with one another. And yeah, I do mean that. Sigh.

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    • You know that’s really something I, as a European with no great knowledge of the American soul just CANNOT fathom out: How come that still so many voted for the Orange Monster AGAIN and still are hovering around his crumbling throne? How many brain cells does it take to see that no good came from the WH? Or can’t they read?

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      • Much of it boils down to racism, my friend. There was a time I thought we had nearly overcome racism and bigotry, but … a number of things served to bring it back out into the open again … 9/11, refugees from the Middle East and from Latin America, and the Black Lives Matter movement to name a few. I am ashamed of this nation for its very bigoted attitude, but that is why Trump appeals to approximately half the country … he promised to build a wall to keep Mexicans out, promised to ban travel from Muslim countries, and basically, promised to make the U.S. a white, Christian, male-dominated nation. Sigh.

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  2. Perhaps even more frightening is the fact that it’s the only way we were able to defeat the idiot. Overwhelming turnout. When the people show up, usually the right candidate wins. But, yes, just think how big the victory could have been with 70-85% turnout? UGHHHH

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    • Heck, I might actually have to go back to writing book reviews for my blog posts! Somehow, though, I don’t think our troubles will miraculously go away on January 20th, for this nation remains so divided that there currently is no common or middle ground. Sigh.

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      • That’s one thing I regret: Never having written reviews of my thousands of books I read…. Even if it only would have been for my own benefit, I don’t know how many titles I bought several times over because I had forgotten that I had read them before.

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        • I started writing reviews and publishing them when I retired back in 2008, but then in 2015, along came Trump and life has never been the same since. I’ve done one or two since then, but not many at all. I’ve done that before … started reading a book and thought, “Gee, this seems familiar”, and by about page 20 I realize that I did already read it!

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