It’s happened again, my friends! The angst has built up to the boiling-over point, and I simply must release some snarky snippets to minimize the damage!
Wait just one minute …
This isn’t supposed to be how it works! The headline reads …
Bolstered By Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Campaign And RNC Raise $125 Million
Impeachment is a stigma, not an honour!!! Where are these people’s brains??? Who in their right mind would donate money to a ‘man’ who is proven many times over to be corrupt, who has rigged an election once and is attempting to do so a second time, who … oh heck, the list is so long that I don’t know where to start.
According to NPR …
Three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was launching an impeachment inquiry into Trump, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale crowed about new donors pouring into the campaign.
Parscale claims in a tweet that the campaign received donations from 50,000 new donors in the two-day period following Pelosi’s announcement. Are there truly so many people in this nation who are actually proud of Donald Trump for committing crimes against his competitors, for attempting to rig an election, for breaking the law he swore to uphold? I would suggest those who donated stand up for a moment, look under their derrieres to see if they have been sitting on their brains all this time. Any who would donate to Trump because he is being investigated for criminal activity, qualifies as being among the most ignorant people on the earth.
So, I guess if he really does stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, he would increase his donations a few thousand-fold?
Frank Nucera was the chief of police for Bordentown Township, New Jersey, until one day in September 2016 when he slammed a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb. It wasn’t the first time Nucera had displayed racist behaviour … in the past, he had referred to African Americans with the n-word, compared them with the Islamic State, said he’d like to shoot them on a firing squad and tried to use police dogs to intimidate them. Fellow officers had recorded Nucera using the n-word no less than 81 times over the past years. This last, however, cost Mr. Nucera his job, and may cost him his freedom, as his trial ended yesterday and the jury is still deliberating.But, what really iced the cake, at least for me, was something that came out in a transcript presented at trial.
“I’m telling you, you know what, Donald Trump is the last hope for white people, cause Hillary will give it to all the minorities to get a vote. That’s the truth! I’m telling you.”
This sorry excuse for a man was on the police force for 34 years, the last 10 as chief of police. His transgressions were many, and complaints had been made against him, but he was a law unto himself. When one officer wrote an anonymous letter to the local paper, Nucera had it seized and tested for fingerprints. When he didn’t like an online comment, Nucera reportedly wanted to subpoena the IP address to identify the commentor. And the list of his abuses of power is practically endless.
You might be interested to know that Nucera, who resigned his position in February 2017 while being investigated by the FBI, is currently receiving an annual pension of $106,000 per year. And, while he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, Nucera’s lawyer, Rocco Cipparone, says his client used “ugly and embarrassing” words but urged the jury not to use social justice against his client!
The jury returns to further deliberate this morning, and I will provide an update when I have one.
Finally, justice is served
Just over a year ago, in September 2018, I reported on a police officer, Amber Guyger who, while off-duty, entered the apartment of a neighbor, supposedly thinking it was her own, and believing the neighbor was an intruder (he was sitting in front of the television eating ice cream), shot and killed him. Guyger, by the way, is white, and the neighbor, Botham Jean, was black.
On Tuesday, a jury in Dallas, Texas, found Ms. Guyger guilty of murder, and she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. It is my hope that this sends a message across this nation that We the People are not only tired of the racism that has run rampant in recent years, but that there will be zero tolerance for members of the law enforcement community acting with impunity against people of colour. We the People are every colour, and it is the duty of law enforcement to protect and defend every single person in their community, regardless of race or skin colour.
Ms. Guyger claimed that “This is not about hate, it’s about being scared”. However, according to text messages by Guyger that were introduced by prosecutors, she has a history of making racist remarks, including mocking the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, as well as her black colleagues. She didn’t even bother to speak, to look around at the apartment and notice that it was not her own, but just pulled out her gun and fired. Again, let this send a powerful message to all.
Another casualty of (trade) war
Bayou Steel Group in LaPlace, Louisiana, abruptly closed its doors this week. Workers were given no notice, but the 376 employees of Bayou were simply told on Monday that they no longer have jobs. Bayou was the single largest employer in the parish, and this is a huge loss to the people. Per Governor John Bel Edwards’ press release …
“While Bayou Steel has not given any specific reason for the closure, we know that this company, which uses recycled scrap metal that is largely imported, is particularly vulnerable to tariffs. Louisiana is among the most dependent states on tariffed metals, which is why we continue to be hopeful for a speedy resolution to the uncertainty of the future of tariffs.”
Another casualty of Trump’s trade war. I wonder who he’ll blame for this one? Hillary? Adam Schiff? Me?
Well, folks, I guess I’ve snarked enough for now, but I leave you with something from another great snarkster, our friend Don Lemon.