You know how some days you just wake up in a mood? Well, far too many days lately I wake up with a head full of sarcasm and snark that needs a vent, needs to be let loose and shared. So, lucky for you, I’m sharing it with you, dear friends!
Teaching them young
Last night I was literally sickened when I read that some teens in a local high school, Colerain High School, a school about 15 miles from my home and attended by some of my own friends’ children, had done this …
And meanwhile in West Palm Beach, Florida, kids at Hidden Oaks Middle School did this …
In both instances, I am told the kids were punished, but with what … a slap on the wrist? A soft-voiced “Now that wasn’t very nice, little Johnnny.” And what about the parents? The kids weren’t born knowing how to be grade-A assholes … they learned it somewhere, most likely at home! And these are not isolated incidents. According to The Washington Post …
“Last month, a student at a Chicago-area high school wrote a racist comment about picking cotton on a “prom-posal” sign. In the past few months, student-athletes in several states, including Georgia, Washington, Vermont, Minnesota and California, have reported hearing competitors or spectators yelling racial slurs at them during or after games.”
Damn it, people … 🛑STOP IT! Republicans, evangelicals, and whoever else is playing the racist game, just effing STOP IT! You’re causing untold grief and sooner or later you’re going to get somebody killed, maybe your own kid! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
A really bad idea
I’ve said it often enough – I do not like the Electoral College. The idea of the Founders was that it would keep the people from electing some really unqualified madman at some point, but instead, it has worked in the opposite way and caused a madman who was NOT elected by the people to slither into the Oval Office in January 2017. The Electoral College is one of the worst conventions in our Constitution, second only to the 2nd Amendment, and it needs to go. Fortunately, at least it only applies to the presidential election, not elections for members of Congress or state offices.
But a Republican candidate for governor in the state of Colorado wants to change that. Greg Lopez says Colorado should create an electoral college system for electing candidates to statewide office, which would be the first of its kind on the state level and would give far more voting power to Coloradans in rural, conservative counties and dilute the voting power of Coloradans in more populous urban and suburban areas, heavily favouring Republicans. Surprise. It’s doubtful his plan will gain momentum, but just the fact that it is being proposed is enough to make my skin crawl.
Kellyanne wrote a book? I didn’t know she could even read!
You all remember Kellyanne Conway, right? She was advisor, if you can call it such, to the former guy, despite the fact that her hubby, George Conway, was a full-blown anti-Trumpeter and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, an organization “dedicated to the preservation, protection, and defense of democracy.” Remember how I used to muse about how their dinner table conversations might go, given they were politically and ideologically 180° apart? Well, next Tuesday, May 24th, for the price of $21 for a hardcover or $14.99 for the ebook, you can read her new book and find out about those supper table conversations!
In a brief excerpt, she writes …
I had already said publicly what I’d said privately to George: that his daily deluge of insults-by-tweet against my boss—or, as he put it sometimes, “the people in the White House”—violated our marriage vows to “love, honor, and cherish” each other. Those vows, of course, do not mean we must agree about politics or policies or even the president. In our democracy, as in our marriage, George was free to disagree, even if it meant a complete 180 from his active support for Trump-Pence–My Wife–2016 and a whiplash change in character from privately brilliant to publicly bombastic.
“Whoop-de-do, George!” I said to him. “You are one of millions of people who don’t like the president. Congrats.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got better ways to spend $21, not to mention my time than reading her drivel. Now, if George writes a book, I might consider it.
Wifey is back in the news
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is back in the news. You’ll remember that she was in communication with the former guy’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, after the 2020 election attempting to convince him to illegally overturn the election, to render the people of this nation voiceless. Well, new information shows that Ms. Thomas also sent emails to at least two Arizona legislators urging them to overturn the election in that state and choose their own ‘clean slate’ of electors, completely disregarding the vote of the people.
Fortunately for the nation, the two lawmakers chose not to break the law and violate their position of trust, but the fact remains that Ms. Thomas attempted in more instances than one to destroy this nation, to rob We the People, the taxpayers who ensure her cushy lifestyle, of our voices! It is my hope that when all is said and done, Ms. Thomas will see the inside of a prison cell, for what she did was in fact criminal, felonious, and We the People are the victims of her crime.
At this point, I see no option other than for Justice Thomas to step down from his position on the Court. He may or may not have been directly involved with his wife’s treason, but his integrity is certainly questionable, to say the least.
And just to give you a smile after all the snark …