Sunday Snark And Toons

It’s Sunday morning and it’s c-c-cold here!  It’s even colder in New York!  I have just two Sunday snarklets today, and a few ‘toons, and then I shall return you to the business of enjoying the rest of your Sunday while I growl a bit longer!

One piece in The Guardian caught my eye last night … first I laughed, then I growled.  Marge Greene, the highly unqualified second-term congresswoman from Georgia, has a salary of $174,000 per year.  This is more than three times the amount I ever made in a single year as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), where I often worked 15-hour days and weekends, too!  But … wait for it … ol’ Marge says that it isn’t enough!

Mind you, Marge was running a gym before she came to Congress.  Here’s what she told journalist Glenn Greenwald on his podcast earlier this week …

“Becoming a member of Congress has made my life miserable. I made a lot more money before I got here. I’ve lost money since I’ve gotten here. It’s not a life that I think is like something that I enjoy because I don’t enjoy it.”

So, I have to ask … what’s the issue?  She’s not content with her salary … the same salary that other, far more educated and experienced, members of Congress earn, and she doesn’t enjoy the job, so … the solution seems beyond simple to me:  Bye-bye, Margie!

In addition to the salary, there are perks such as life & health insurance, retirement benefits, allowances to cover official office expenses, including staff, mail, travel between a member’s district or state and Washington, DC, equipment, and other goods and services.  The hard-working people of this country dutifully pay taxes every payday to pay Ms. Greene’s and others’ salaries.  If she does not appreciate it, then she is more than welcome to step down from her seat … I don’t think anybody outside of her district in Georgia would shed a tear, except perhaps Kevin McCarthy.

In my time of being politically aware, some 50+ years now, I have never heard a member of Congress complain about their salary. Some even do it out of a sense of duty, a sense that they want to be a part of making this a better nation. Greene’s comment is like spitting in the faces of every taxpayer in the United States!

CNN reported yesterday that U.S. Supreme Court Justices have long used their personal email for sensitive Court business.  Their main reason seems to be that some of the justices had difficulty figuring out how to use their official secure servers for such things as … sending or reading email.  Now, I get that … I often have to ask my granddaughter for help with my “smart” phone, but then … I’m not a Supreme Court Justice handling highly sensitive information.

And the first thing that crossed my mind was … WAIT!!!  Isn’t this what people chanted “Lock her up!” in regards to Hillary Clinton having used her personal email server for government business on occasion?  So, can we expect Donald Trump and the maga crowd to start chanting “Lock them up!” as regards the Supreme Court Justices?  Just asking.  Could be that there’s some double standard here …

As of January 23, 2023

20 thoughts on “Sunday Snark And Toons

  1. I wish I would’ve heard that motivational quote years ago. That could’ve helped with my mental health. Those comics about the situations in America are so scathing, but true about the current reality.

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  2. The emails thing is quite hilarious and infuriating at the same time. MTG clearly doesn’t have her pulse on the reality for everyday people with her salary complaints!

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    • I agree … after my jaw dropped to the floor and I picked it up, I had to laugh. And growl. As for Marge Greene … she basically said, “I don’t care about anybody but me.” You know what’s really scary, though? Rumour has it that she’s one of the top contenders to be Trump’s running mate for the 2024 election! Can you imagine Trump & Greene running this country??? Um … can you help me figure out how to move myself and my girls to Canada? I don’t think I can live here if that happens!

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  3. Jill, given the source of the subject for the article, this is not really news. What would be news is “Georgia Congresswoman speaks thoughtfully and rationally about a topic of import.” Now that would be newsworthy. Keith

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    • No, I suppose it isn’t really news, but from what I’m reading, I was not the only one who was outraged by her remarks. Consider the man trying to support his family on $20,000 per year, hearing her say that $174,000 plus perks isn’t enough. It’s a slap in the face to us all. Thoughtful? Rational? I don’t think she’s capable of it.


  4. Yeah, everything’s, gone back to the, old days, when men and women weren’t, equals, when people who aren’t the “right” colors get, gunned down, too easily, and, it’d become, too, dangerous, to send the children off to school, as there might, easily, be another, school shooting, due to the lack of laws on, gun-control.

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