Bloomin’ Fools Abound (in the GOP)

Lots of little annoying things to stir my angst bouncing about on the radar tonight …

Taking credit where none is due …

It amazes me how somebody can take credit for what someone else has done, for what they themselves attempted to undo.  But that’s exactly what at least one Republican senator, Roger Wicker from Mississippi has done.  Not a single republican voted for the stimulus bill that, despite them, passed both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Biden yesterday.  Mr. Wicker had the unmitigated gall to tweet …

“Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief. This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll.”

Fortunately, people aren’t as stupid as he thinks and he received thousands of negative responses, including my own (I’ll likely get another suspension from Twitter for this one!).  Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the nail on the head when she said …

“It’s typical that they vote no and take the dough.”

How in the Sam Hell?

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is a bloomin’ fool.  The latest?  Well, when he refused to put in place a statewide mask mandate last year, a number of counties and cities imposed local mask ordinances and fined businesses that failed to follow the law.  Makes sense to me, especially given that Florida has the third highest number of total cases in the country.

Well, apparently some people complained, so yesterday Governor DeSantis signed an executive order forgiving any fines related to local government COVID-19 restrictions on people and business.  The order states any fines imposed between March 1, 2020, and March 10, 2021, fines imposed by any political subdivision of Florida related to local government COVID-19 restrictions are canceled.

Heather Wooding, the owner of Country House Restaurant in Winter Garden, was fined in December after several warnings and several customer complaints that some employees were not wearing masks. Says she …

“I just didn’t feel it was right, so we were going to fight it.”

Wooding says she reqires no one to wear masks as she defies the county order and supports the governor’s new order eliminating fines.

“We have people coming here because we don’t wear masks. They want to be normal. And they are happy to come to a place that does not wear masks.”

Well, Bully!  We all want to be ‘normal’, but first we have to be alive, fool!

Floridians sure do know how to pick ’em …

And another bloomin’ fool in Florida … do they breed them specially down there?  Senator Rick Scott, who also did not vote for the stimulus bill, is beseeching states and cities across America to refuse federal aid and put politics over policy. In a letter sent to governors and mayors in Red states just after the bill was approved on Wednesday, Scott called the widely praised piece of legislation as “massive, wasteful and non-targeted.” He encouraged state and local leaders, by way of sending back the aid, to demand that Congress “quit recklessly spending other people’s money.”

WAIT just a darned minute here!  He doesn’t seem to have a problem spending other people’s money on himself (salary, travel, meals, perks) does he?  But he just doesn’t want people who actually need a boost to get one!

Oh, and by the way … it is reported that Scott is meeting this week with the former guy, if you needed further proof that he’s a fool.  If Scott and DeSantis are the best that the GOP has to offer, then it’s no damn wonder they feel they have to take our right to vote away from us, for anybody with half a brain ain’t gonna vote for these two fools!

Meanwhile, back from Cancún

And another bloomin’ fool, though this one is from Texas … none other than the ignoble Senator Ted Cruz … you remember, the guy who took off for the warm beaches of Cancún last month while the people of his state were freezing to death?  Well, after that little fiasco, I predicted that his political career would be over, but it seems he’s found a way to revive it … not a legal or moral way, but when has that ever mattered to Cruz?

His latest scheme to fundraise for his next campaign is to autograph Dr. Seuss books … for a donation of $60 per book!  Who in their right mind would pay $60 for Ted Cruz scrawl on a book that he didn’t even write???  This strikes me as the worst form of plagiarism!  In an email sent to prospective donors, Cruz says that he will personally autograph a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” in exchange for a $60 campaign contribution.

“Look at this as your 2021 “cancel culture collectible from Team Cruz … it will be a great conversation piece.”

I suppose it’s not quite as bad as the former guy autographing bibles a few years ago.  Seems there is no low to which these guys won’t stoop.

Give the man a big, fat “F”!

Louis DeJoy is still Postmaster General, though hopefully not for much longer else I’m going to go bash his head in myself.  I’ve written enough times about this conniving man and his attempt to completely destroy the United States Postal Service, so I don’t need to remind you.

Yesterday, testifying before the House Appropriations subcommittee on financial service, DeJoy asked for additional funding … get a load of this … to slow the mail down even more than it already is!  Oh, and he still plans to raise the price to mail a letter or a package.  Hell, I could walk a card to the UK quicker than the USPS can get it there, and a hell of a lot cheaper!

But that’s not even the very worst of it.  When asked by Representative Mark Pocan to assign himself a grade for his 10 months in office, DeJoy awarded himself an “A” for “bringing strategy and planning and effort.”  Seriously???  My damn package took nearly two months to get from here to Wales even after I paid extra for expedited shipping, and he calls that ‘strategy’???

Pocan shot back that service declines, including historically poor on-time delivery rates during the holiday season, were hardly deserving of high marks.  DeJoy must go, and I don’t really care at all how we get rid of him … as long as he goes and somebody competent and honest replaces him!

27 thoughts on “Bloomin’ Fools Abound (in the GOP)

    • I hope that soon the problem will be resolved by getting rid of the Postmaster General, but it will take time to repair the damage he has done, so yeah, pony express or carrier pigeon would be just as reliable, and faster!

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  1. There’s never a shortage of fools, is there? Just finished Yuval Noah Harari’s “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” and he mentions that the mist dangerous thing in the world aren’t nuclear weapons or the climate disaster but fools… happy Saturday despite everything my friend 🤗🙋‍♀️🐝

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  2. I would say the worms are coming out of the woodwork, except that would be insulting the woodworms. These guys are piling stupidity on top of lies on top of inability to care about others unlike themselves. They do not seem to realize that they are just digging their graves deeper and deeper and deeper, and no matter how much bullshit they pile on, they will never to able to climb out of those holes.
    And yet, people still support them.
    The restaurant owner in Florida is lucky she is not being sued for endangering public health. And any customers who are patronizing that restaurant just so they can see waiters’ and waitresses’ faces are as liable as she is. All it will take is one Covid-carrying customer or employee, or owner, to start a mini-epidemic, and then where will she be.
    And then there is Ted Cruz. Did he buy up all still-available copies of the banned? Dr. Seuss books and sign them? No, he bought a bunch of copies of Green Eggs kand Ham which is still being published, with none of the books actually being banned at all. He is stupid personified! Meanwhile, is it legal to resell copywrited material for usurious profits? His autograph is certainly not worth the huge up-charge in price! At the start of the pandemic people were arrested for trying to resell toilet paper, which is merely patented, for profit. I think you are right on for the plagiarism accusation. I hope the Dr. Seuss publishers should sue the hell out of Cruz.
    Ah, I fear I may have turned your mini-rants into full-blown rages. My apologies, Jill, this was supposed to be a one-line comment, but once I start, I cannot seem to stop.

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    • No need to apologize … I was much the same as I put these stories together, but I toned it down for the sake of making my point. You are so right … I keep thinking that if the GOP doesn’t wake up and reassess their ‘values’, they will pay a heavy price, but like you, I am astounded that so many people still support them! This nation … part of it, anyway … has lost its sense of decency! This is NOT how people ought to act! Cruz is indeed an eejit and evidently people are too stupid to see it, though I do think he sunk his boat with his little Cancun jaunt … at least I hope so … one less baddie to have to contend with.


      • Some repuglies actually bitched at him for coming back. That is stupidity. No, they seem to want a ruling class, guess it makes them feel the could be rulers too, if only they were born rich or geniuses. The grass is always greener.

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  3. Jill, the Democrats are by no means perfect, but at least they are trying to help people. As an independent voter who left the GOP thirteen years ago because of difficulty they had with routinely telling the truth, the trump party is now built on sandy foundation of conspiracy, lies and fear. The fact conspiracy parrots are supported more than truth tellers is a clear sign. The fact the de facto head of said party is corrupt, deceitful and seditious in his actions is telling. Keith

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    • Nobody is perfect, least of all politicians whose power often runs amok. But that said, the Democrats are humanitarians, while the Republicans are capitalists. There must be a middle ground somewhere, but we’re not seeing it in either party today. Fact-based honesty would be a good place for them to start, though. Drop the gamesmanship and let’s get down to the business of the people. The GOP needs some serious introspection, but instead they have hitched their wagon to the former guy and that is NOT good for this country. Sigh.

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  4. Heard the latest, Jill? Our conservatives (CDU / CSU) have determined that in addition to legally compliant action, morality should also be taken into account. These will now change their regulations after politicians had earned very well from the state’s mask orders. Lol (a little bit sarcasm included). Michael

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    • I read something about a mask scandal that Merkel’s party is trying to distance themselves from before the election … is it this Sunday? But, I didn’t 100% understand the who/what/why of it all. Sigh … ours isn’t the only government with problems, is it? Have a great weekend, nonetheless, my friend!

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      • This Sunday are elections in two of 16 German federal states,in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
        The next state election is on June 6th in Saxony-Anhalt.
        Finally on September 28th the federal election, and state elections in Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony and Thuringia.
        The summer will become hot. 😉
        It is to be feared that the right-wing parties will contest the federal election. There will be chaos similar to yours. Only here there might be more unrest across the country. ;-(

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        • I hope peace will reign, my friend, but I understand how these things can get out of hand, especially during the heat of summer. One positive thing, though, is at least guns aren’t widely owned by everyone in the country. Here, the guns in the hands of private citizens actually outnumber the citizens!!! Keep me posted, please.

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            • Ahhhh … I didn’t realize that! I thought most of the EU was relatively gun-free. Of course, a hunting rifle is far more tame and less dangerous than the assault weapons that are so popular here. Those were designed for military use only, but now people use them to kill hundreds within a minute in movie theaters, churches, malls, etc. Sigh. I hate guns.

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      • Oh sorry, forgot about the mask scandal. Business as usual by some members of the parliament. The got money for advertising mask producers to the Federal Government.
        A question of morality. But I don’t want to discuss this with some of our politicians anyway. Lol Have a wonderful weekend, too.

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    • Oddly, there has not been a bit of news since two weeks ago when Biden nominated three people for seats on the USPS Board of Governors that could ultimately fire DeJoy. The three have not yet, to the best of my knowledge, been confirmed by the Senate, but I’m not sure why I can’t find any info about it. Odd that. Once those three are confirmed and take their seats on the Board, I imagine it will be a short time before DeJoy will be out … at least that’s my hope.

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