Lies, LIES, and more LIES!!! Does anybody really believe a word the ‘man’ in the Oval Office utters anymore? Does anybody still believe this is a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”? Does anybody blame me for being MAD??? Our friend Gronda told me yesterday that I can never be too snarky for her. And so, if you thought I was snarky before … welcome to the Filosofa of 2019 … the Uber-Snarkstress!!!
So many bloomin’ lies … where to start? Remember this one regarding the ‘need’ for a border wall …
“This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have done it.”
Turned out, just as we could easily have predicted it would, that of the four living former presidents, not a single one ever said that to him, or even discussed it with him. Just another lie that suited his purpose at the moment. But his lapdog, Mike Pence, found a rather unique way to justify it.
“I know the president has said that that was his impression from previous presidents, previous administrations. I know I’ve seen clips of previous presidents talking about the importance of border security.”
Um, no Mikey … seeing a president say something on television does not constitute a direct, private conversation. And talking about ‘border security’ does not necessarily imply a wall. Wow, Mikey … how low will you stoop to shore up Trump’s lies? Does it not leave a horrid taste in your mouth? 🤢
One down, 19 to go!
“I continue to stress that there is no good reason for a shutdown. The reality is thousands of federal employees & contractors have no paycheck in sight, small businesses that rely on them are suffering & there’s no reason they should be held hostage to a political dispute. It’s important that we continue the debate on how we address border security & address the President’s top priorities, but it’s possible to provide for security & to address the humanitarian crisis on our border, while still doing our jobs to keep the government fully functional.” – Lisa Murkowski, Republican Senator from Alaska
True or false?
Senator Lindsey Graham spoke with Trump’s potential nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, recently. After the conversation, Graham was asked if he felt Barr could be trusted to protect the Mueller investigation. His answer?
“They’ve been personal friends for over 20 years. His opinion of Mr. Mueller is very, very high in terms of ethics and character and professionalism.”
He went on to say that Barr’s and Mueller’s wives attend Bible study together and Mueller has attended the weddings of two of Barr’s daughters.
Not exactly a written guarantee, and I’m not sure I trust Lindsey, but still, there’s something a bit comforting in knowing that Barr & Mueller are friends. Let us hope Barr has a conscience and doesn’t pander to the whims of the madman in the Oval Office.
Ever hear the term ‘separation of church and state’???
The headline reads …
North Dakota lawmakers want to require Bible study in public schools
North Dakota is one of those states that largely seems to go unnoticed, so I have to wonder if this isn’t simply a cry for attention … “Hey … Look at us … We’re going to defy the Constitution … nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah … “
“A group of North Dakota lawmakers — all Republicans — have introduced legislation that would require the state’s public schools to teach a unit on the Bible. The unit could be on the Old Testament, the New Testament, or a mix of the two, and would count toward students’ social studies credit requirements.”
YO — North Dakota ‘lawmakers’ of the republican variety!!! Listen up … some of us are NOT Christians, do NOT ascribe to the bible, but still, we send our kids to school!!! Just what are we … those of us who are Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists … chopped liver??? But wait … North Dakota is not alone! A member of the Florida State Legislature, Kim Daniels, has proposed a bill, HB195, that would require — rather than just permit, as is the case now — high schools to offer an “objective study of religion.” In 2017, Kentucky passed the “Bible Literacy Bill”, the purpose of which was to “provide to students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture.”
In normal times, I would look for all these cases to land in front of a judge quite quickly, but … these are not normal times. However, in the interest of fairness, I think each of these states should also require equal time for the study of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood!!!
The temper tantrum …
Since when is it appropriate to react to a temper tantrum by giving the thrower of the tantrum lots and lots of attention? Try that with your toddler sometime and watch what happens! So, on Wednesday, Trump met with Pelosi and Schumer for the 895th time in two weeks, and predictably Trump said, “I want my wall … WAH! Gimme gimme gimme my wall!” Equally predictable were Pelosi’s and Schumer’s responses: “NO!”
So, Trump slams his little tiny fist on the desk and storms out, slamming the door behind him. And then … the parents of this brat … the media, go into full circus mode and report it multiple times in every single media outlet both here in the U.S. and abroad. Every. Single. One. Thanks, guys … thanks a lot for giving the spoiled brat in the Oval Office the attention he was seeking! Oh, and by the way … Trump brought candy to the meeting … did he really think a pack of Skittles was going to be worth $5.7 billion???
This little temper tantrum should have been ignored, just as we are well-advised to ignore the fits thrown by our two-year-olds. It should never have even been reported, let alone turned into “the breaking news of the day”. We already know he is a hot-headed bully … we really didn’t need to be reminded.
And now, I shall stop and breathe for a little while, perhaps even read a book that has nothing to do with politics in hopes of stabilizing both blood pressure and heart rate. Good Morning, my friends.