Oh my, oh my … so much to snark about today that I don’t know where to start! Let’s start with the ignominious, facinorous Rush Limbaugh, shall we?
Dr. Rush …
One of the most filthy people on the airwaves today is Rush Limbaugh. He mocks women, people of colour, people with disabilities, LGBT people … just about anyone who isn’t a fat, white male like himself. A couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, thereby cheapening the value of that medal for all who will receive it in the future. But … yesterday ol’ Rush surpassed even himself for utter stupidity.
“Folks, this coronavirus thing, I want to try to put this in perspective for you. It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump. Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. You think I’m wrong about this? You think I’m missing it by saying that’s — Yeah, I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.”
The common cold? Then … why is the World Health Organization (WHO) telling countries to prepare for a pandemic? He goes on in a rambling speech whereby he likens the Corona virus, or COVID-19, to the drug fentanyl. I wonder where Rush got his medical degree? Perhaps one of those claw machines they have in restaurants and amusement places? And how in the Sam Heck is this going to bring Donald Trump down? Nobody is blaming him for this one!
Cruelty to animals, maga-style
This is one of the most sickening, disgusting things I have seen of late. Just ahead of last week’s Democratic debate, a group of jackasses calling themselves Pigeons United to Interfere Now, or PUTIN, glued … yes glued tiny maga hats onto the heads of pigeons in Las Vegas! The political prank was meant to be an “aerial protest piece” against Democratic presidential candidates, who were in the city ahead of the debate, as well as a sign of loyalty to Trump, who was also in the city that night, said the radical group in a statement.
BULLSHIT! Who gave these jackasses the right to abuse animals to promote yet another jackass??? Angry? Oh no … I’m not angry … I am furious, enraged, and seething. I hope the pigeons pooped on the heads of every one of these people! They even put a tiny trump-like wig on one of them!PETA, the animal rights group, said in a statement …
“These bozos aren’t scoring any points: Stupid pranks like this one are serious business that can interfere with pigeons’ ability to fly, see, and avoid predators, so it’s no surprise that at least one pigeon used in a similar stunt has already died. PETA is no stranger to provocative protests, but whatever your cause or political affiliation, pigeons should be left in peace.”
Oh good grief! While still incensed and enraged over Rush, and the pigeons, I came across this:
The anti-Greta: A conservative think tank takes on the global phenomenon; How a group allied with the Trump administration is paying a German teen to question established climate science.
Apparently, young climate activist Greta Thunberg is getting under some climate deniers’ skin, and so they found themselves a patsy to promote “the other side”. Of course, the problem is that scientific fact is on Greta’s side, and this ‘other side’ is a fantasy.Naomi Seibt is a 19-year-old German girl who denounces “climate alarmism,” calls climate consciousness “a despicably anti-human ideology,” and has even deployed Greta’s now famous “How dare you?” line to take on the mainstream German media. Last month, Heartland Institute, an influential libertarian think tank in suburban Chicago that has the ear of the Trump administration, headlined Naomi at its forum at the UN climate conference in Madrid. Later this week, Naomi is set to make her American debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, a high-profile annual gathering just outside Washington of right-leaning activists.
Would someone please tell me what it is the damn republicans don’t understand about: “We, the human species, are destroying the environment”? There aren’t any hard words in there. Scientific data has proven it thousands of times over. We can see it with our very own eyes, and feel it with just about every breath we take. But the “conservatives” are apparently a bit on the dense side.
Here’s Naomi’s take on climate change …
“I don’t want to get people to stop believing in man-made climate change, not at all. Are manmade CO2 emissions having that much impact on the climate? I think that’s ridiculous to believe.”
Okay, well … somehow I don’t think Naomi will ever even be in the same orbit as Greta Thunberg, but … nice try, republicans. No go crawl back under your rocks … and take Naomi with you, for we have serious work to do to try to save life on Earth, and we don’t have time to play your silly games!
Keep him in India … we don’t want him back
Trump is in India … and so are Melania, Ivanka, and Jared. On our dime. Why? I don’t think anybody knows. Seems the Kushners wanted a vacation, Melania wanted to check out the beautiful silks, and Donnie went along for the ride. On our dime. Does anybody have a clue what this will cost us? And yet … we must slash Medicare Disability, Food Stamps, and cut education funding? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Oh yeah … and racist primo Stephen Miller and his new bride tagged along too … free honeymoon, I guess.
I must admit a bit of joy, though, when I saw that while Trump was giving a speech, tens of thousands of people simply got up and walked out. I’m not sure if it was his poor way of speaking, if they didn’t like what he was saying, or if they were just bored and figured they’d rather go watch grass grow.
I still want to know how much this dog-and-pony show cost us … it cost India a fortune – about 1.5% of the government’s annual budget, from what I’ve read, for they even widened some roads, built a 400 meter wall around a slum so Trump wouldn’t see where the poor live, and put up lots of signs like this one …
Well, folks, I’ve vented enough for one night, and it’s time for me to relieve some stress by … folding a load of laundry, rolling some smokes, and maybe sweeping a floor or two before I go to bed.