Mini-Snippets — Snarkies — Or Snarklets!

Well, folks, just 19 days until the big day … November 8th Election Day!  I wish I could say I’m excited, but I’m more concerned than anything.  Concerned about not only the election results, but the aftermath, since a fairly large number of candidates claim they will not accept any results other than their own win.  As happens sometimes, I’m not focused on just one thing today, but have small snippets floating about in my head, so it must be time for Mini-Snippets!!!

We have been ripped off!!!

I’m sure you’ve all heard the latest, that Trump has far overcharged the Secret Service agents assigned to his protection detail at his hotels.  In fact, it is reported that the Agency has been charged up to six times the going rate, as much as $1,185 per room per night!  No hotel room on the planet is worth that much!!! These are the men and women whose job it is to protect Donald Trump’s sorry life, We the Taxpayers are paying for not only his protection, but that of his family as well, and he is ripping us off!  If you’re not incensed over this, you should be!  But, my question is … why did it take this long to find out about it?  Why didn’t someone in the Secret Service, the Office of Management and Budget, or the Treasury Department sound the alarm?  If nothing else, where were the whistleblowers?  How could this have gone on for so long … and more to the point, will it continue?  Personally, I’d suggest he and his family are undeserving of protection paid for by We the People – halt his Secret Service protection and let him pay for his own security guards, since he claims to be so wealthy!

Short-sightedness rules the day

While recent polls show that some 71% of the people in the nation believe democracy is under threat, a far smaller percentage … some 19% … believe it is the most important issue facing voters in November.  What, instead, are voters concerned with?  Their own pocketbooks.  Yep, my friends, rather than democracy on the chopping block, or the environment that is on course to bring about the extinction of all life on Planet Earth, or women’s rights that are also on the chopping block, Americans are more worried about what they pay for a gallon of fuel or a stalk of celery. Live for today and to hell with tomorrow seems to be the motto.  One woman even said, “I’m shifting more towards Republican because I feel like they’re more geared towards business.” Seriously???  With all the life-threatening issues on the docket, people care more about business and their short-term economic woes?

Women’s rights anyone?  Not in this church!

It shouldn’t really have come as a surprise, but admittedly my jaw dropped to the floor when I read that the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, unanimously approved a resolution encouraging the seminary’s administration to continue theologically training both men and women, “but with men alone reserved for the office and function, and thereby title of pastor.”  Say WHAT???

Once again, let the women do the work and the men get the glory, eh?  Bigotry in all its fine forms is obviously alive and well in this particular cult!

Weaponized bees???

A 55-year-old woman in Massachusetts is facing multiple assault charges for unleashing a swarm of bees on county deputies who were attempting to serve an eviction notice!  The woman, Rorie Susan Woods, pulled into the driveway of the house where deputies were serving an eviction notice, and immediately went to the beehives being towed by her SUV, and tried to open the lids to unleash the bees. Woods then smashed the lid and flipped a hive off the flatbed, which made the bees very aggressive.

The bees stung several officers and bystanders who were watching nearby. Woods put on a professional beekeeper suit to protect herself, then carried a tower of bees near the front door of the home to try and stop the eviction.  Poor bees … but at least they weren’t arrested!

And I’ll end my mini-snarks with a meme and a few cartoons I’ve gathered over the past few days … I especially like the last one!

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  2. Breaking News:
    Liz Truss resigns, only 6 weeks in office!
    “I’m not sure how Britain will get out of this,” he said.

    Cristian Cretu, a gas engineer, expressed similar concerns.

    “We are in an economic crisis, a political crisis, a food crisis — an everything crisis,” he said. “Whoever is going to replace her, I don’t think they will make a difference.”

    Though Mr. Cretu said he admired Jeremy Hunt, the newly appointed chancellor of the Exchequer who undid the last vestiges of Ms. Truss’s tax proposals, he said it was time for a change in governance.

    “We need a leader,” he said. “There are no leaders.”


  3. Jill, many thanks. Seeing the comment on deficit action, my post this morning repeats an earlier post about Paul O’Neill, who turned around Alcoa as CEO and became the Secretary of Treasury under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. He was fired by Bush/ Cheney when he said the Bush tax cut was the wrong move after Bush was handed a surplus budget by Bill Clinton. The deficit returned and was worsened by the Afghan and Iraq invasions. Keith


  4. Just proves my point of people being brainwashed into thinking immigrants, LGBT+ people, women who need an abortion etc are the problem and not the super-rich who pay no tax whatsoever. Never mind. I always say one thing dictatorships usually get right: at least at first they make sure their people have a roof over their head and food in the larder. As Brecht said: Erst kommt das Fressen, dann die Moral! Loosely translated that is “Food first, then morals” 🥰


  5. “I’m sure you’ve all heard the latest, that Trump has far overcharged the Secret Service agents assigned to his protection detail at his hotels.”

    No surprises here. It was obvious that he was trying to do that, back in 2016. So I’m not surprised that he jacked up the rates once he was actually president.

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  6. “were the whistleblowers? ”
    In the safety of political asylum in Russia, respectively in Belmarsh high security prison in the UK. Isn’t it great to live in the best democracy you can buy for money? 😦

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  7. Just saying, but a week after our Thanksgiving Day in Canada, when leftover Thanksgiving foods and items are usually at bargain-basement prices, the price if a 6 lb. Turkey was over $36. A few years ago it would have been on sale at under $5. This is not inflation! This is outright tobbery!
    Turkey is no longer on our post-Thanksgiving menu.
    And just for useless information purposes, there is a brand of weiner sold here in Canada that has a very European flavour. Two years ago you could buy 22 weiners for about $4. The package still looks the same, if you aren’t paying attention, but the price has more than doubled since 2 years ago, The kicker is, there are only 17 weiners in the package now. Almost a 25% quantity deduction. I never measuredm, never had a feadon to measure, but I think the weiners are shorter and skinnier too, although this could be an optical delusion.

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    • Wow … $6 per pound is steep! I haven’t checked prices here. What I have done, though, is cut back on non-essentials, so my grocery bill has actually decreased. This week’s groceries (not counting household/cleaning supplies) was only $74 to feed three humans and 5 cats. People can learn to cut back, but some find it easier to just bitch about everything.

      As to your comment about weiners … I don’t know about those, but about once a month we get takeout from our favourite fish ‘n chips place and ever since the start of the pandemic, the pieces of fish have been shrinking! Last week, I had to get my magnifying glass out just to find the fish!!! And a pound of coffee now weighs just 13 oz instead of 16. A 5-pound bag of sugar is now only 4 pounds. And the list goes on. Raise prices or shrink the product or some combination of both.


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