Beware The Snarky

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 …

36 thoughts on “Beware The Snarky

  1. Wow…those first two photos remind me that I have to keep my head in the fight. I have always said that racism is passed down from generation to generation, and that is why we cannot get rid of it. Klan members begat future klan members 😦 Radicals usually raise radicals. I wish I could say that the world will change in the next generations, but those two photos remind us that this country will always choose white to be right. 😦 *sighs* Great post, my friend. Big hugs!

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    • Indeed … it’s ironic that I keep hearing the right-wingers claim that we liberals are ‘indoctrinating’ children by teaching them about such things as slavery, America’s racist past, gender issues, etc, but they are the ones indoctrinating children into the ways of violence and hatred, teaching children to do the very things that are going to either get them killed or else land them in jail! Thanks, Amy! Big hugs ‘n love back to you!!!

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      • I can’t remember the name of the movie, but I watched it a while back. I think I caught it mid-story, but this man, a white supremacist, wanted to live another way than how he was taught. He was raised to be a skinhead, and his family fights him tooth and nail to stay like they were, even after he escapes them with nothing to his name. It makes you wonder how many other kids feel the way this man did. *sigh* I don’t know if there will ever be true diversity and inclusion as a societal norm. I can wish and pray for it though 🙂 Big hugs and loves!

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        • Sounds like an interesting movie … if you think of the name of it, let me know and I’ll check it out! Like you, my friend, I’ve come to the conclusion that if, after thousands of years on this earth, humans have not learned to ignore superficial differences and not to judge others based on skin colour, religion, gender, etc., we will never learn. The interesting question to me is why are some of us accepting of all people, while others insist that anyone who doesn’t fit into their narrow-minded categories must be somehow inferior? I’ll just never understand it. Yes, we keep trying and hoping, but we’ll never achieve full equality among races, genders, or religions. Big hugs back to you, and I hope you’re feeling better!

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          • I found it!

            I have stopped accepting all people because all people are not looking out for the good of the people I fight for. If someone comes to me racially divided, they are gonna hear what I have to say lol. They won’t like it, but they’re gonna hear it. Ha!


  2. Jill, the old saying comes to mind as I see the latest antics of folks, “tis better to let people think you are a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” The other saying I was thinking of is about saying things to friends or lovers in a fit of anger, “the best arguments are often the ones you never say.” Winning a battle, might lose the war. Keith

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    • It seems to be of pandemic proportions these days, doesn’t it? My friend in Australia is hoping that today’s elections there will oust Morrison, you guys are hoping that Boris’ current troubles will win him a vote of no confidence, and here in the U.S., we (those of us with any sense) are hoping for Trump to end up spending the rest of his life in prison, but then that still leaves so many others who are determined to destroy this nation. Sigh.


  3. we’ll just change your name to Stalin as you’d like nothing more than to put every single one of those who disagree with you in prison, or, at least, banish them to another country. somewhere, in your linniage, I’m certain you’re related to that dictator for whom you most assuredly have a lot of admiration. notice that most of the replies to your snark are yesmen who simply agree with you. no diversity here, except maybe people’s skin tones, certainly not thought.


    • Y’know, Scott … it’s really sad that you have nothing better to do with your time, your life, than try to harass me. Nice try, but rather than offend, you have once again given me and my readers something to laugh about. Now, go back to your music, my friend, and leave the political commentary to those of us who understand it.

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    • Dear Scott, u can’t force someone to agree with ur POV. The best one can do is be reasonable and respectfully present ur case, share ur knowledge or perspective, it’s up to the other person to decide if they agree with u or not.
      May i remind u that we are all guests on Jill’s blog, she’s the content creator and moderator of HER material, and she can darn well do as she pleases.
      The same applies when someone visits ur blog, i’m sure u won’t tolerate trolls, why should she? It’s not so much about censorship as it is about providing a safe & positive environment conducive toward discussion, maintaining a fun productive atmosphere where we can all thrive and enjoy each other’s company. Just something to consider in the future.
      I wish u peace, all the best. ❤

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    • Now let’s see where to start.
      Oh yeah, Stalin. Strange you should use that term, which as I see it means you think people should not dictate when things are not going their way. Now as I recall Trump wanted to stop the election process when the count was not going his way. So are you going to call him Stalin?
      And we have De Santis who would it seems either like to shut down Disney or have it run by the state of Florida, which is kind of socialist.
      So thus far, I seem to be finding evidence that the Republican Party as proto left-wing leanings. Strong ones in fact.
      The problem you guys have on the US Right is that you really do not have much of an idea as to what ‘The Left’ is. Whereas we in Europe have a great deal of experience with both extremes.
      What I would suggest is that you try and scope out a few balanced history books of US and European history, read them in detail, then come back with a more balanced set of arguments, and instead of being entertained by your rather predictable diatribes I will have some food for thought.
      Oh and as a conclusion, that business about ‘ to put every single one of those who disagree with you in prison’. What about ‘Trump election attorney Lin Wood tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence will “face execution by firing squad,” in a string of tweets that prompted questions about his sanity. He called Mr Pence a “coward” who will “sing like a bird and confess ALL”. Were you ok with that? Or did you voice a protest against such words?

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