Two Men Sans Conscience

I fully intended to do a Saturday Surprise post for this morning, knowing that we could all use a break from the news of the moment, but try as I might, I was not able to do one.  Sure, there were some funny cat pics, a few humorous stories, but … sorry, my friends, maybe next Saturday.  For today, I am just not able to switch gears.  I hope you’ll forgive me.

Guess what?  Yet another lie … a BIG one

Alex AzarSecretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has handed in his resignation, claiming that, “The attacks on the Capitol were an assault on our democracy and on the tradition of peaceful transitions of power.”  However, lest you think Alex has suddenly found a conscience, he hasn’t … it’s a symbolic move only, for his resignation is effective at noon on January 20th, the moment of Joe Biden’s inauguration, at which time he would be out of a job anyway.  But there’s more here than just Alex Azar’s resignation, for he dropped a bombshell yesterday when, in an interview with NBC News, he said that the ‘stockpile’ of the coronavirus vaccine that Trump has promised exists, actually does not exist at all.

Funny that just three days prior, on Tuesday, Azar himself said that the federal government would begin releasing coronavirus vaccine doses that had been held in reserve for second shots.  There was no reserve.  Alex Azar knew there was no such reserve when he said that barefaced lie.  Is there any single member of the Trump administration who isn’t a consummate liar?  Was that one of the job requirements, that candidates must be able to tell whopper lies while keeping a straight face?  Or was there a ‘Trump School of Lying’ where they learned to emulate the Oaf in the Oval?

So, what does this revelation mean?  It means that states, believing the lie of the reserve, expanded the groups eligible to receive the first dose of the vaccine, and now … there is no second dose.  If it weren’t so damn tragic, you’d almost have to laugh at the name of the group responsible for distribution of the vaccine to the states:  Operation Warp Speed.  Warp speed, I thought, meant fast, but like everything else Trump and his cronies have touched, this has been a disaster from day #1, and far fewer people have received the vaccine than should have.  And now, we find they bungled the procurement and there are no second doses to be had.

Way to go, Trump, Kushner, Pence, Azar, and all the rest.  Obviously, our lives are naught more than pieces on a chessboard to you.

And speaking of idiots and the coronavirus …

Tommy Tuberville is a newly elected Senator from the state of Alabama.  Tommy is 66 years of age … most people would be using Tom or Thomas by now, but Tommy is a good ol’ boy and he likes to be called Tommy.

tommy-tuberville-2Now, ol’ Tommy took his seat in the United States Senate on January 3rd, and within days, he joined a group of Republican senators attempting to overturn Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election based on Trump’s outright lies of voter fraud.  Wouldn’t you think he’d try to learn his job before trying to overthrow the government???  And while most of the Republicans who planned to contest the election results in various states on January 6th backed off after the horrific attacks on the Capitol that evening by Trump supporting terrorists, not ol’ Tommy!  He stuck to his guns and contested the election results in both Arizona and Pennsylvania.  He showed us what he is made of – sawdust.

And yesterday, Tommy got himself in the news again.  I should think it would be a requirement that every single member of Congress should have read the U.S. Constitution at least once, for Pete’s sake!  On Friday, Tommy had been touring hospitals in Alabama … supposedly to get updates about the coronavirus, which he could have done from his office, but whatever.  After one of the tours, he gave an interview to an Alabama television station where he said that he thought the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris should be postponed until “a little later on after we got this virus behind us a little bit.”

Say WHAT???  First of all, MR. TUBERVILLE … the United States Constitution, a document that you obviously have NOT read, directs the exact time and date of the inauguration:  noon on the 20th day of January.  Second, MR. TUBERVILLE … Donald Trump has bungled the federal response to the virus so badly that half of our population may be dead by the time the virus is “behind us”!  For the past year, Trump and his cohorts have not done a single damn thing to stem the surge of this virus, and as a result the U.S. has the highest number of cases and the highest death rate on the planet, despite the fact that we have only about 4% of the world’s population!  Donald Trump has no plan, has never had a plan to either control the virus or to distribute the vaccine.  Furthermore … he has begged people to risk their lives by not wearing masks … he has called the pandemic a hoax, has lied so much that nobody even listens to him anymore!  Joe Biden has a plan to help stem the surge and to distribute the vaccine.  He HAS A PLAN, which is far more than Donald Trump has ever had!  Why in hell would you want to delay inaugurating Joe Biden … are you really so stupid?

I honestly believe we need to amend the U.S. Constitution to say that every person elected to or appointed to a federal office MUST pass a test on the U.S. Constitution.  The entire document, including amendments, is just over 8,000 words.  I have read it more times than I can count, and I still have to consult it on occasion to answer a question.  Consider this … an immigrant applying for citizenship to this country knows more about the document that is the foundation of our government than half of our elected representatives, and that includes the ‘man’ who has been calling himself ‘president’ for the last four years!

Since I wasn’t able to give you a nice humorous Saturday Surprise post, I do have a few ‘toons for you that I nabbed from our friend Scottie’s post yesterday



26 thoughts on “Two Men Sans Conscience

  1. Hello Jill. Thanks for the shout out. I had the same thought as Neil, how many of those doses were sold to the highest bidder? I find it really unnerving we can not trust our own government to not try to make a profit on peoples lives. Hugs

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    • Good question … sad that we even need to ask it. I haven’t trusted our government since Obama left office. I used to feel that We the People were in good hands, I slept at night and didn’t wake up grabbing for my phone to see the latest ‘breaking news’. But all that changed the moment Trump took office. I’m looking forward to feeling secure again … 3 more days! Hugs

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  2. I am now wondering whether the feds really did have lots of vaccine, but sold it on the side as a profiteering move.

    The incoming government (or perhaps congress) needs to thoroughly investigate the misdeeds of the Trump administration.

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    • Given what I had read a couple of weeks ago, you may very well be right. I suspect we will have more than a few surprises when all that Trump has done over the last four years starts to come to light.

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  3. Jill, as some are learning well too late, when you fly too close to the Trump sun, you will get burned. The list is quite long. As we have discussed, it is easy to look courageous now, but some have not even learned that lesson. The My Pillow dude just killed his business by not only siding with Trump, but being as “bat shit crazy” with his opinions as Trump is. Sorry, but I just had to say it. Then, there is the ever-present Reverend Franklin Graham who continues to tarnish the good work his Samaritan’s Purse does with his inane comments. Keith

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    • I am starting to feel as if the world turned upside down in the last few months! The pillow dude is too much … I hope his business goes down the tubes and he ends up digging ditches for a living! Heck, Keith … compared to some of what I say, your “bat shit crazy” is mild! Seems there are more delusional arseholes today than at any time before … or have they been there all along and we just never noticed before?


      • Jill, I have a post lined up today which links to Republican Senator Ben Sasse’s comments that the Republican Party is being a party of conspiracy theorists and talk show hosts. Unfortunately, truthful assessments like Sasse’s get ignored by people who need to hear them. Keith

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        • Yep, unfortunately Senator Sasse is spot on in his assessment. The saddest part is that the people seem to eat it up! They LOVE the conspiracy theories and don’t even seem to question the source or the data. It speaks volumes about our education system, I’m afraid.


  4. Do I detect a scrambling onto Lifeboats as the Trumptanic starts to sink.
    Love that ‘Covid behind us’ attitude. ‘Tommy mah ol’ son. It an’t just a matter of y’all snappin’ yore fingers there. This is a long haul an’ meanwhile them fields need a ‘ploughin’, the cows a’milkin’ an’ so forth’
    (Arketre helped me out with some of the diction and analogies, then she made some pungent comments about how he wouldn’t last half a day in her stretch of Sudd-Hengestatia, I won’t repeat all of the language)

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    • Given that ol’ Trumpie’s approval rating has dropped by more than 6 points in the past 2 months, yeah, I think it would be fair to say the Trumptanic is going down down down. Glub.

      Yeah, ‘Covid behind us’ in what … a year, two years, maybe never? That Arketre does have a way with the words, doesn’t she? Heh heh … yeah, probably best not to repeat the language … I can figure it out, I think!

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      • What must really be giving many a GOP high ranker is the withdrawing of the corporate money. Sales of confederate flags and Maga regalia will only bring in cents in comparison.

        Oh she does, she does. Mind you that’s nothing compared to when she stands on tip-toes, with hooded eyes and a feral smile and tells some big obnoxious slob,…
        ‘Bein’ a healer or precise Medician, Ah have a comprehensive knowledge concerning all the sensitive parts of the body an’ their accompanying susceptibilities to pain’
        This is often accompanied by a swift harsh expert grab and squeeze to the….well…let’s not continue, this is a family page.
        (👱‍♀️ an’t he the gentleman girls?)

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        • Quite true, AND … a number of big donor corporations have said they will no longer donate to Republican campaigns in the future. Now, they may well backtrack on that, but just the thought of it must be sending shockwaves through the GOP.

          Heh heh … I do love the way you think, and no, you needn’t continue, for I think I have the picture in my mind now! Or, could just send Lorena Bobbitt over …

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          • ‘Hey there Jill sweetlin’ How y’all doin’ there? Yeh Miss Bobbitt had the right idea, but she did that while he was a’ sleepin’….. It’s the terror in their eyes y’all gotta go fer,’👱‍♀️
            ‘Thank you Arketre…Umm…WE have spoken about this about this before, and the differential between what is acceptable in the Novel and that in the Public Blog,’
            ‘Pffft! There he goes again. Master Prissy Pants Roger. Y’all know what Ah’m talkin’ ’bout ladies. Right?’
            ‘Y’ take care now Jill,’ 👱‍♀️

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            • Oh my, Arketre! I’m not sure … um … that is … well … I rather think … um …

              Whew … Roger … she does get carried away, doesn’t she?

              Thanks, Arketre! You take care, too, and keep ol’ Roger in line now! My best to Karlyn and Trelli!

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              • Wotcha Jill! You don’t want to worry ’bout my Flaxi. If you come to her with a genuine ‘ealth concern, she’s a sweet carin’ little thing 👩🏻… Squeeeezz..Karlyn.
                Hi Jill…I should have been here earlier warning you about Arketre’s….. errr…intensity….apparently It’s all about Ret-tree-bu-shun …well that’s how she pronounces it..Anyway sorry I can’t stay I have lean over Roger’s shoulder when he re-edit’s Vol 2 and make sure he gets it right this time. Love…Trelli 👧🏿

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  5. There are some truly wicked people in Government. They lie like it doesn’t matter like the people don’t matter. Still, as long as they can feather their nests we probably don’t.. How many people can catch the virus and die because they couldn’t get their second shot in time? This was not a lie without consequences. I assume the Government all got their shots safely. Every single one of them who has fostered a lie on the public should be named and shamed before they’re made to resign and lose all privileges.

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    • You’ve hit the nail on the head … we really don’t matter to them. Their own self-interest is the only thing that matters, and we are but pawns in their game. There is one member of Congress, I can’t remember her name, but she had the first vaccine, and now, after the events of January 6th, has tested positive for the virus despite having had the first dose of the vaccine. Now, we find that there is no supply of second doses, so the public is just as much at risk as they were 6 months ago. I agree with you … they must be named & shamed, they must be held to account and pay the price for their greed. Will that happen? Sigh. Doubtful.

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