Filosofa’s “Ask Me Again” Snarky Snippets

Filosofa is full of snark these days.  Sure, I’m pleased with most of what President Biden is doing, but the reality is that the damn fools in the Republican Party, aka the Party of Trump, are attempting to block every single good thing such as infrastructure, voting rights, education and more.


Why build a library if you can’t even read?

Every president, it seems, has a presidential library built after leaving office, but the former guy may not be getting a library dedicated to him.  According to Bloomberg News …

Planning for a library would suggest he’s done being president and that’s not something he’s ready to concede. Trump has publicly dangled the possibility that he will seek the Republican nomination in 2024. Once he says, ‘I am going to be raising money for my library,’ he’s given up even the pretense of trying to run again,” said Anthony Clark, who has written about the politics and history of presidential libraries.  Clark said he doubts that Trump will ever have a presidential library because of how expensive and complicated they are to build, how difficult it is to secure a location and because he didn’t start raising money and planning before leaving office as other presidents did.

One must ask the question … since the former guy does not read, has likely never read an entire book in his lifetime, why the hell would he even want a library?


Cheers to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki!

Fox ‘News’ reporters and personalities just put themselves on the front lines for being mocked.  Most recently …

The day after President Joe Biden’s first press conference last month, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy arrived at the White House press briefing feeling unloved. Having not been called on at the formal Q&A with Biden, and dwelling on his oversized sense of importance, Doocy raised his hand and asked if there is an official White House policy of not calling on him — he wanted to know if there was a coordinated campaign to ignore the Fox staffer constantly in search of a partisan fight.

Looking slightly bemused while giving her patented third-grade-teacher head tilt that conveys a willing patience, but also an unspoken and stinging, “really?”, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki patiently addressed the grievance:

PSAKI:  We’re here having a conversation, aren’t we?

DOOCY: Yes, but.

PSAKI: And do I take questions from you every time you come to the briefing room?

DOOCY: Yes, but…

She soon concluded the back-and-forth by complimenting the reporter on his “awesome socks.” And in another exchange a few weeks ago, Psaki again made her point …

REPORTER: Americans are saying immigrant surges are happening under President Biden’s watch.

PSAKI: Who are the Americans?

REPORTER: The former president.

PSAKI: Former President Trump?

REPORTER: Yes.

PSAKI: We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump.

Ooooohhhhh … good one!  I like this lady!


Fools got more money than sense …

Auto sales were down by, on average, 10% in 2020 as compared to the prior year.  Not surprising with the pandemic that has so many people struggling just to pay the rent and put food on the table.  A new car is probably the last thing on most of our minds.  But, there are a few notable exceptions … luxury cars costing more than $100,000 are selling like hotcakes!

From an article in CNN Business

In the United States, overall passenger car sales were down 10% last year compared to 2019. Even as auto sales recovered strongly in the fourth quarter, they only just matched the pace seen in the fourth quarter of 2019, said Tyson Jominy, vice president for data analytics at J.D. Power.

But sales of cars costing more than $80,000 were almost double in the fourth quarter what they had been the year before. And for cars costing more than $100,000, sales in the US were up 63% that quarter, said Tyson Jominy, vice president for data analytics at J.D. Power.

“There’s a fairly fantastic wealth effect going on,” Jominy added.

“I’ve been in this business 40 years and I’ve never seen it like this,” said Brian Miller, president of Manhattan Motors, a high-end dealership that sells Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Bugattis, among other ultra-luxury brands.

Miller credits the boom, in part, to people sitting around with not much else to do but look at expensive cars on the Internet.

And yet, in January luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Lamborghini were asking the federal government to reduce taxes on luxury autos, saying the premium segment of the auto industry has not been able to grow due to high taxation besides being hit hard by coronavirus.  Hmmmm … something wrong with this picture!

Fools!  Ask me again why I’m not a fan of people with great wealth.


And in Iowa …

It is now legal to own and carry a gun without a permit, without a background check.  Yep, you heard me right.  The Des Moines Register reports:

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law allowing people to buy and carry handguns in Iowa without a permit, fulfilling a longtime goal of gun rights advocates. The law, which some advocates call “constitutional carry,” will take effect July 1.

Democrats and gun violence prevention groups say the law will roll back background checks on handgun sales between private citizens.

That’s because, under current law, Iowans must pass a background check to obtain a permit to carry or acquire a handgun before they can legally buy one in a private sale.

Welcome to the United States where killing is a popular hobby supported in full by the Republican Party.  Ask me again why I’m in a funk these days.

41 thoughts on “Filosofa’s “Ask Me Again” Snarky Snippets

  1. Did someone up there a bit a tually tey to say that Trump did not abuse the right the sign Executive orders into law? 🙄Once he did the first one it was like an addiction. Only Big Macs took a higher priority on his goodie list.

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      • I didn’t say that trump didn’t abuse his power, I said that you guys aren’t making a big deal about Joe doing it, there’s an enormous difference and I would hope that you guys can tell. If you really think that I thought he wasn’t abusing his authority, then I have no words to describe the sadness I feel towards the loss of intellect and sense around here.

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  2. I love Psaki. This country is looking more like the swill that goes down the toilet. Talk about taking a stopper put of crime…no checks, no permits to sell guns between private citizens? WTF anyway? 😔

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  3. why should it matter to you whether people buy expensive cars? Who died and left you to be the moral compass of the wealthy who you despise and demonize on an almost daily basis? How do you know that those who are rich don’t give to charity, help out their neighbors, and better their communities? Not every act of good charity is going to be plastered on the front pages of the national propaganda media rags like the washington post or the new york times, apparently the only two sources you site as your tools for research.
    In fact, the opposite is true for the media wants poor people hating the rich, it’s another way for them to further divide the country.
    If someone has money, they can spend it on whatever the hell they want, more power to them.
    I notice you don’t complain very much about athletes who take a knee and how they spend their money, or the celebrity mouthpieces of the regressive left and what they purchase.
    Oh and didn’t biden fail to pay some taxes recently? Shame shame, he should be outed for using tax loopholes that congress put in place.

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  4. I read his daughter is interested in him having a presidential library. Who cares as long as she pays for it. I doubt if anyone else is interested. All they care about is his ability to help them as office seekers. —- Suzanne

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    • You’re right … nobody much cares, I think. His crowd are not great historians or readers … more likely to find them in a bar or a house of ill repute than in a library!

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  5. And the bell tolls on. Maybe all the gun nuts will flock to Iowa, and they can shoot each other without discretion. Tell me,did the governor also rescind the murder laws? If not, Iowa jails are going to be full of gun nuts, and they will be without their guns the way we prefer them in the first place.

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    • No, I don’t think she rescinded the murder laws, but she might as well have. I’ve come to think of Iowa as the ‘Olde West’. I simply cannot understand … a) the fascination with guns, for there are much more interesting sorts of tools and gadgets that don’t kill people; and b) why anybody in their right mind interprets the 2nd Amendment to mean that everyone can have any kind of gun they want, regardless of age, mental stability, previous crimes, etc. It is truly incomprehensible to me, and if it were up to me and me alone, every single gun in the world would be loaded onto one of Elon Musks exploding space ships and sent into the far reaches of the universe, then every gun manufacturing facility would be burned to the ground. But alas, I am in the minority here, as I am with most things.

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  6. you know, for someone who couldn’t wait for “the former guy’ to leave office, I see an awful lot of blog space taken up by mentioning him.
    Just an observation, nothing more.

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    • Right, Scott … well, President Barack Obama left office more than 4 years ago, and people still talk about him. GW Bush left office more than 12 years ago, and he’s still the subject of many a blog. And heck, for that matter, Abraham Lincoln has been out of office for a century and a half, and people still mention him! The difference is that the others, those I mention, did not attempt to destroy the country after they left office. Yes, he’ll continue to be talked about, written about, but nothing positive is likely to EVER be said about him by intelligent beings.

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      • well biden isn’t doing such a great job right now, lots of executive orders that, if trump did the same amount in the same time, you’d be bitching endlessly about how he’s an autocrat but yet it’s okay for a democrat to do it.

        Gas prices are going up, he bombed syria and don’t forget the pictures and video that is streaming in from the border, but never mind all that, trump destroyed the country.

        No president should be giving executive orders period, I don’t care who it is but your refusal to complain about biden doing it demonstrates your ongoing hypocrisy and how you selectively decide to demonize one political party over the other and it just further cements the idea in this readers mind that you are quite a disingenuous individual when it comes to matters of political discourse.

        You can call me a nasty vile person if you want but it just means that you can’t handle the truth.

        that is all!!!

        that’s all.

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  7. Iowa obviously doesn’t value its residents much opening them up to killings by the gun crowd who are not known for either slow tempers or slow draw. That’s another Governor should go.
    Cwtch

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    • That was my thought, as well. I’ve never been to Iowa and now I have made myself a promise never to go there! Yep, that’s another governor who needs to be put out to pasture … so many of them!
      Cwtch

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  8. Jill, I read an article on a survey that said 60% of Republican voters believe the insurrection on January 6 was either non-violent OR done by Democrats to defame Republicans. Really? Being so untethered to the truth is beyond embarrassing for a political party that has long campaigned on law and order. Sadly this is not surprising with 80% still supporting the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime. People may disagree with Democrats but I do not witness the assault on the truth as in evidence by the now trump party. Keith

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    • I read that a day or so ago and my jaw dropped. Where are their brains??? Did they put them in cold storage? Democrats aren’t perfect, as you say, but they DON’T use force and violence, and their policies are typically for the people, not for the 1% who live at the top and never come down from their ivory towers. Sigh. We need to purge this nation of trumpism, but darned if I know how.

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