Two Little Snippets

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.

Breaking News!!!

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!

22 thoughts on “Two Little Snippets

  1. Isn’t it ironic that Trump declares, “Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents…” I mean, this is an administration and a man who has the shittiest document control on record. Hugs and cheers, M

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    • Yes, “Irony” seems to be one of the premier traits of the Republican Party today. Just as it’s ironic that for 5 years, Republicans screamed that they wanted Hillary Clinton “locked up” for what amounted to a non-crime, and yet when there’s evidence that could well ‘lock up’ the former guy, they are screaming about those investigations. They remind me of a 4-year-old child. Hugs ‘n cheers to you, my friend!

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  2. Hello Jill. How can some white people be so clueless. They just assume a black person is up to no good but a white person actually breaking to the home would be given a pass. She seen the white man and it was OK, but why couldn’t the white guy have been doings something illegal if the first guy was in her mind. I have read that white people and the police have the view that black kids are far older than they are and overreact when deal with black kids. I cannot imagine growing up a person of color today. 157 years after the end of slavery and the promise of equality they are still having to fight to be recognized as equals. Even after a black president they struggle for acceptance and respect. How demoralizing it must be to see and feel these things happening to you and your same color friends yet seeing that the white people / kids don’t have it happen to them. I don’t know how they don’t become really bitter and angry. I am upset over it and I am not living it. Same for Native People who are treated as hardly human in some states. For a country that once bragged on equality and freedom for all we sure are far from where we should be. Best wishes and hugs.

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    • I am in complete agreement with you, Scottie, and try as I might, I cannot understand how on earth white people can be so damned stupid as to see a Black person and automatically assume he is ‘up to no good’. No, my friend, you are not living in the skin of a Black person, but you and Ron experience the same type of bigotry … and I wish you didn’t have to … I wish people would wake up and realize that we’re all just humans, that no one is superior because of his skin colour, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation! Sigh. Never gonna happen, is it? Hugs, dear friend … BIG hugs

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  3. Hi Jill,

    If you’d like to know what the opposition is planning, watch Constitutionalist lawyer Jonathan Turley. Florida AG who signed off on the search warrant must have solid evidence, not simply probable cause or speculation to go after a former President.
    Public officials are usually off limits, which is a huge problem!

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    • They keep saying this has ‘never happened’ before, that a former president’s home has never been raided before, that this is unprecedented. Well yes, it is, but we’ve also NEVER had a president who committed the crimes Donald Trump has committed. And I say this based just on the crimes I KNOW he’s committed … there are almost certainly many that none of us average civilians know about. There was, no doubt, evidence that he had taken documents that are the property of the National Archives, highly classified documents, and there was a presumption of danger that he might destroy such documents. I have no doubt that the Justice Department and the judge who signed off on the warrant and the FBI acted in good faith for the nation! Donald Trump is no longer a public official, but a private citizen like you and I, and he is NOT above the law. Period.

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  4. Jill, the statement that there is no more racism is just absurd. Full stop. Let me amend on old idiom. Death, racism and taxes are universal truths.

    As for reading what Donald J. Trump writes, it is not a surprise to find so many untruths. I will take your word for it, as I don’t want to get my blood pressure up with more of his BS. Keith

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  5. Trump on the offence looks a lot like a man who prepared his defence a long time ago, or should I say, had his defence prepared for him. No way could he himself write such a diatribe without running off at the mouth. It is his nature to ad lib.

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  6. nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before. Surely you mean ex- President? A man who against all the rules removed Documents from the White House when he finally left .I hope he can prove Hillary stole Antique furniture or he could well be sued for damages. I hope Kevin McCarthy has a shock in store in November or even before then if they can prove his involvement in Jan 6th.Apart from prison I’d like to see all politicians involved in that debacle stripped of their office and not allowed to stand again.

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