Just two little snarky snippets tonight … I really only planned one, but the second one dropped into my lap as I was doing the first, and I simply couldn’t resist letting loose a bit more snark!
Tell me again that racism is non-existent?
What would you do if you were standing outside your home, a stranger drove up, stopped, and demanded to see your lease to prove you live there? I’m pretty sure my first reaction would be to tell her it was none of her damn business, my second would be to look around for a rock to hit her with!
Need I tell you that the man standing outside his home, minding his own business, is Black and the nosy, racist woman was a white Karen?
Dayson Barnes, who just moved into a Seattle neighborhood about three weeks ago, was standing in his backyard about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, when a woman who lives down the street passed by, then came back and parked in front of his house. She told him she “knew” who lived there and it wasn’t him, and then … she called the police and reported a ‘residential burglary’.
Mr. Barnes went into his house to get his cell phone, intending to record whatever was going to happen next, and his partner came back outside with him. His partner is a white male. When the Karen laid eyes on his partner, she changed her tune. When the partner accused Karen of calling the police simply because Mr. Barnes is a Black man, she replied …
“Oh my gosh this has nothing to do with race.”
Right, Karen. The police arrived, spoke with Mr. Barnes and his partner, then left without filing an incident report. Mr. Barnes and his partner recently moved to Seattle from, of all places, Texas! Given that Washington is far more liberal than Texas, it was surprising to them. Said Mr. Barnes …
“I didn’t think I’d have to experience this outside of the South.”
He shouldn’t have to experience it anywhere! Not Texas, not Seattle, not Kalamazoo! But sadly, racism is alive and well here in the United States, and it is spreading.
As I was working on the above story, I received not one, not two, nor even three, but no less than five ‘breaking news’ updates and at least 10 Twitter notifications telling me that the FBI had implemented an unannounced raid on Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s current home, and had broken into his safe.
The first news of it, apparently came from Trump himself when he posted this to his ‘Truth Social’ account …
I count at least 13 lies in that statement. I have no factual details of the raid, only that it did happen and that apparently they were searching for classified documents that they believe Trump had illegally removed from the White House when he left on January 20, 2021. According to one analyst, the judge who signed the order had to have had overwhelming evidence that Trump would likely attempt to destroy the documents if he were forewarned of the raid, else he would never have authorized it. In addition, I am told that Florida Governor DeSantis had to have been made aware of it. I do not know whether Merrick Garland played any role or not, and frankly I doubt we will learn much about the details of the raid, since it is a tinderbox awaiting a spark at the moment AND because it involves highly classified information.
The Republicans seized on the moment to lick Trump’s boots, praise him, and express outrage at … who else … Democrats, Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and anybody else they don’t like. Kevin McCarthy posted this on Twitter …
Threatening the Attorney General … yet another new low bar for the Republicans. What that tells me is he’s running scared, just like Marco Rubio, who tweeted “The FBI isn’t doing anything about the groups vandalizing Catholic Churches, firebombing Pro-Life groups or threatening Supreme Court justices. But they find time to raid Mar A Lago.”
Don’t get your hopes up too high, but … let’s have at least a bit of hope that justice will be served, that this is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s illusory 2024 presidential campaign and perhaps his freedom as well!