I don’t honestly know how anybody can not have an overload of angst these days, but some appear to be perfectly content doing whatever it is they do and largely ignoring the fires that are burning all around them. More power to them, I suppose, but I just don’t understand it. I, on the other hand, have such an overload of angst that I punched my coffee pot this morning and called it a b*tch, even though it is a male! What … you didn’t know appliances had gender? Of course they do, just like cars, eagles, puppies and people!
Anyway … lucky you, dear friends, get the dubious honour of listening to me vent my snarkiness! Hold on tight …
Politicizing food …
Back in April, as part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) started a program called the Farmers to Families Food Box Program whereby the Department purchases agriculture products and distributes food boxes to local food banks for distribution to people in need. The food boxes contain a combination of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and meat products. A worthy cause, for certain.
Recently, however, the boxes began to include something else … a letter in both Spanish and English, signed by none other than Donald Trump.
The utter arrogance of the ‘man’ in the Oval Office should not surprise me, right? Nothing should surprise me anymore, but … I find my hinged jaw still drops when I read stuff like this …
Trump requires food aid boxes to come with a letter from him
This, my friends, is a sign of a desperate and despicable ‘man’! This is, in the words of one food bank director, ‘egregious’. I think there is no word in the English language that can fully describe what a foul act this is by a foul ‘man’. It is reported that this was Ivanka Trump’s idea in the beginning.
Anti-hunger advocates and food bank workers are outraged, saying the move violates the Hatch Act and compromises relationships with the food-insecure people they serve, but attorneys say that since the election is not mentioned, there is no Hatch Act violation. Personally, I think that since Donald Trump has not contributed one single dime to this program, nor was it his idea, then he has no right to mandate his name be included.
Many food banks are removing the letters from the boxes at the distribution sites, which of course takes extra time. Some recipients who received the letter have thrown them out of their car windows.
Banned again …
Well, Twitter has once again banned Filosofa, this time only for 12 hours, though … last time, when I referred to a female Fox News ‘host’ as a bimbo (she really is!), I was banned for three whole days!
So, what did I do this time? I happened upon this tweet
And my fingers were flying before I had time to stop them. Still, what I said wasn’t all that bad … not a single bit of foul language, no threat, no name-calling. I simply said that if he honestly believed he won Tuesday’s debate, he is deranged and belongs in a mental institution rather than the Oval Office.
Within minutes, I received this email from Twitter …Now, I think it is hilarious that what I said is considered “glorifying violence”! How does this in any way, shape or form ‘glorify violence’??? I’ve seen far worse things on Twitter by Trump’s two sons, Junior and Eric, and in fact I’ve seen worse by Trump himself. I could have appealed, but I don’t care enough to waste my time … Twitter can ban me for life and I won’t lose a moment’s sleep over it, but I just thought it was ridiculous. Ah well, I wear my suspension as a badge of honour!
Breonna’s murderer wants your help
It was just over a week ago that I wrote of the fact that none of the three officers who fired the shots that killed an innocent woman, Breonna Taylor, were indicted. The only indictment handed down in relation to the case was against one officer who fired shots into a neighboring apartment, where nobody was injured.
Today, I was incensed to read that one of the three officers, Myles Cosgrove, who whether officially or not, did indeed take part in the murder of Ms. Taylor, has set up an account on a “Christian crowdfunding site” GiveSendGo so he can “purchase the remainder of his service time” and retire! That’s right, folks, he says that it will be impossible for him to return to work because he feels that he and his family are in danger. But, what really galled me … well, two things actually. The first is a portion of a statement by his family …
“With regards to the media, nationally and locally, the Breonna Taylor case has been forged into a tool for an agenda that has no regard for the lives that are being destroyed.”
Lives that are being destroyed??? What about Breonna Taylor’s life??? He and two other officers, men entrusted with the safety of the public, robbed Breonna Taylor of her life! And he has the unmitigated gall to ask people for help and say he is the victim here? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The other thing that angered me was seeing that already the fund has received 943 donations totaling $44,838! Apparently there are a lot of fools out there who would rather support a murderer than donate to a legitimate charity that feeds the poor or shelters the homeless! Oh, and by the way, the same site, GiveSendGo, hosts another murderer, Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and murdered two people. His account has received 12,596 donations totaling $535,361! What the hell is wrong with people???
And now, Filosofa will take a few minutes to catch her breath and listen to some music to try to calm the snark monster within! OH … By the way … I almost forgot that today is World Smile Day! Since I won’t be doing a separate post about it this, year, please do take a minute or two to check out my post from last year!