I am disappointed and angry at a large portion of the people in this nation. I really thought we were better than this, but the number of people who simply have zero concern for others is … overwhelming. Those who still, five months after the election, have their heads stuck up their rears is astounding, but worse yet … compassion among those same people is dead. I hope … I sincerely hope … that this nation can mend its broken fences, that people can learn to live together without hatred and bigotry, but each and every day the news makes that hope seem less and less possible. I have three snarky snippets tonight … the first one is just for laughs, but the other two have sent me even deeper into the rabbit hole.
Still good for a few laughs
You just have to laugh when you read that former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that liars should be held accountable. When McEnany took over the job of press secretary, the very first words out of her mouth were her first public lie … she said she would never lie to the press, and then she proceeded to tell lie after lie after lie. So … should she be held accountable? McEnany now works for … wait for it … Fox ‘News’, and as such she appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss the controversy surrounding Florida Governor Ron DeSantis …
“It’s just really important to point out that the standard is so high to hold any of these news organizations accountable. You have to prove intentional malice. It is extremely hard to prove. It’s why 60 Minutes — It’s why the left, MSNBC, CNN, they get away with murder each and every day. They can say whatever they want because you can’t hold them accountable. It’s a travesty.”
Right, Kayleigh, and can we now hold you accountable for the hundreds of lies you told in your relatively brief tenure as press secretary? How many lies did you attempt to feed the public, using the press as your bullhorn? What a hypocrite!
Where did they leave their brains?
Yes, I know that rage and fury are self-defeating, that they don’t help anything. But I made the mistake of looking at comments on one of President Biden’s tweets this afternoon and … I am furious at the ignorance, the stupidity, the blindness of some in this ‘country’.
The comments were on President Biden’s tweet reading …
Not one damn thing that should stir controversy there, right? Not like the tweets of the former guy who cursed, lied, denigrated others, incited violence, and ranted in nearly every one of the tens of thousands of tweets he posted. But yet, leave it to the fools and idiots to find a way to bitch …
And it went on and on and on. You’ll note that not a single one of these actually addresses the topic of Biden’s tweet, but rather go off on their own agenda. Yes, there were some positive comments, but at the time I saw the post, the negative outweighed the positive by about 2-to-1. Is this really the nation we’ve become??? If it is, I want out … NOW!
Do these freaks not understand that they drive over those unsafe bridges, they ride the unsafe railways, they drink the damn tap water that is contaminated with lead? Are they really so damned stupid? Yes, the answer is obvious … it was, after all, a rhetorical question.
As I see it, there is no longer a “United States”, only a conglomeration of states peopled with both intelligent people of good conscience, fools like those above, and the majority of us somewhere in between. I cannot be united with someone who, despite overwhelming proof and evidence, still claims last year’s election was “rigged”. I cannot be a citizen of the same country as a person who is so ignorant that they are shooting themselves and their children in the foot by fighting against policies that will help them, their families, and future generations. I cannot … I will not.
Naturally, I responded with my own snarky brand of vitriol … thus far, I haven’t been suspended from Twitter … yet. Don’t really care if I am, if they are given over to the fools who haven’t got brains in their heads!
They’re CHILDREN, for Pete’s sake!
A child is a child, whether it’s your child or mine, whether it’s a John or a Jill, whether it is dark-skinned or light, whether it wears its hair in braids or has a buzz cut. A child is a child and they are, each and every one, precious. They are the future of this world, if in fact the world as we know it has a future. And yet … the folks over at Fox ‘News’ seem to think otherwise.
Last month, the San Diego County Office of Education put out a completely voluntary call asking teachers in the region for their time. The reason: the city’s convention center will be holding as many as 1,450 unaccompanied children, all girls, as sponsors (usually a relative already here) are sought out for them. “We want to instill hope, instill joy, and show care for our students while they are with us, no matter if that’s for a few days or a few months,” San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold said according to Border Report.
By the end of the month, about a dozen teachers had signed up to volunteer their time, some of it likely after day hours, for these children. A dozen??? That’s all? Only a dozen out of how many thousands in the area? But to the point … Fox ‘News’ seems to have a problem with this and decided to make it a target of their never-ending bigotry. Their headline read …
“San Diego public school teachers to give migrant kids in-person instruction before their own students.”
The article included a quote from a parent in San Diego, who said that “what is happening right now is immoral” and asked, “Why are taxpaying students put last?” The article also quoted Rep. Darrell Issa, a U.S. Representative from California, who said, “The decision to provide in-person instruction to illegal migrants is outrageous and parents have every right to be angry.”
Fox anchors Shannon Bream and Bill Hemmer both treated the story as if they had uncovered some mass criminal investigation … the education of children. Wow, way to show compassion, Fox! But it didn’t end there, and to date Fox has covered this story some 30 times! For additional details, check out the full story on Media Matters.