Overdue Snarky Snippets

I’ve been nice lately.  I did a Happy Thanksgiving post for our friends in Canada, an Indigenous Peoples’ Day post, a Jolly Monday, and a Good People post.  But, all that niceness … it simply is not sustainable and sooner or later, the steam must be vented.

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And so, my friends, hang onto your hats, for there is a bunch of snarkiness built up from the past few days.


Ignorance, arrogance, greed, and narcissism run in the Trump family.  Look at Donald, but even his children … Don Jr. is as big of an a$$hole as his father, Eric is a joke, Ivanka is as arrogant as they come.  But … the disease seems to run to in-laws as well!  Take a look at what Eric’s wife, Lara, said yesterday about Trump foolishly pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, leaving our Kurdish allies vulnerable to attack by Turkey …

“I think we should start with the fact that if you ask the average American out there, I think they would have to Google ‘Who are the Kurds, and why is America even over there fighting this war?’  I think the president though has always been very direct about this, he said from the very beginning that he wanted to pull out of Syria, now he is almost 3 years into his presidency and he’s doing it now, so it shouldn’t be a surprise, and I don’t think the people should be hesitant to partner with the United States in any way as result of this.”

So, because the “average American” is ignorant in foreign affairs and might not know who the Kurds are, it’s okay for us to leave them open to being slaughtered?  One word for Lara Trump:  bitch.


Oh, and speaking of the U.S. troops pulling out of Syria and the fool who ordered such a move, here’s another take from another nutty republican.  This time, it’s former VP Dick Cheney’s daughter, Liz, who happens to be a U.S. representative from Wyoming.  While she admits that Trump’s decision was a bad one, by her reckoning it’s the democrats fault Trump made that decision because … wait for it … Trump was too distracted by the impeachment proceedings!  Seriously, folks, is there something funny being put into the drinking water of republicans?


And speaking, again, of the troops being pulled out of Syria … read what Donnie had to say last night on his usual venue, Twitter, about it …

“After defeating 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, I largely moved our troops out of Syria. Let Syria and Assad protect the Kurds and fight Turkey for their own land. I said to my Generals, why should we be fighting for Syria and Assad to protect the land of our enemy? Anyone who wants to assist Syria in protecting the Kurds is good with me, whether it is Russia, China, or Napoleon Bonaparte. I hope they all do great, we are 7,000 miles away!”

What. An. Asshole.

First, Donnie did not defeat ISIS … the Kurds, working side-by-side with our own military largely rendered Daesh (aka ISIS) powerless by either killing or imprisoning most of them.  But, guess what?  After Donnie pulled our troops out of Syria last week, and Turkish forces began invading Northeast Syria, hundreds of Daesh prisoners began escaping from their prison!  Is anybody foolish enough to think they won’t begin re-grouping?

Second, what an arrogant, uncaring attitude his words convey.  If this is how he treats our friends …

And third … this dolt doesn’t even realize that Napoleon died in May 1821 … nearly 200 years ago!!!


For the past nearly three years, since the resident clown took over the Oval Office, the immigration policy of the United States has been chaotic at best.  First, he tried to implement travel bans against most all Middle-Easterners except Saudis.  That didn’t work, so he turned his sights to the southern border and began the brutal separation of Latino migrant children from their parents in such an unorganized, helter-skelter manner that now the government has no idea who the parents of the children being kept in cages are.  But this latest takes the cake.

When I first saw this, I thought, “No way!”  But … yeah, way. I have confirmed this story with three different major sources.

The Connors family of the United Kingdom were vacationing in Canada earlier this month.  Out on a drive near the U.S.-Canada border, a rather large animal ventured into the road, forcing them to swerve onto a side road.  Almost immediately, flashing lights from a police car appeared in their rearview mirror.  Turns out they had accidentally crossed the border and were in the U.S.  Simple solution … the officer informs them, they turn around, and within minutes they are back in Canada, right?

Nope … guess again.  The couple and their three-month-old baby were arrested and taken into ICE custody!  Yes, you heard me right.  That was on October 3rd, and today, October 16th, they are STILL in custody!!!  They are currently being detained at the Berks Family Residential Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania, waiting to be deported.

The family has an attorney, and the details of what has taken place since they were detained are either unclear or in dispute, so I won’t speculate further.  I will only state unequivocally that to detain a family with a small child who have done nothing wrong, gives the U.S. a horrible reputation, one equal to a third-world country where you enter at your own risk.


stage-hookWAIT!  I wasn’t done snarking yet!  Sorry folks … it seems my time is up for now … but I’ll be back!

Send In The Adults … PLEASE!!!

PLEASE, people, let us put some adults in charge of this sinking ship!!!  In a nutshell, if you combine all the statements about Syria and condense them into a single statement, it reads something like this:

We are going to withdraw all U.S. forces from Syria by the end of last year, but it may not happen for several years.

Scratching your head over that one, aren’t you?  See, what happens here is that Donald Trump gets up one morning all in a fizz and while he’s sitting on the potty wondering what to tweet next, an idea comes to him.  So, without consulting any of the two people on his staff who have brains, he tweets that he will be pulling all U.S. troops out of Syria.  Then, as an afterthought, he tweets that this will happen by the end of December.Bolton-Mattis-Pompeo.jpgImagine the look of utter incredulity on the faces of James Mattis, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo on seeing that tweet as they sit at their breakfast tables!  We know Mattis’ take on it, for it gave him the reason he had probably been looking for to tender his resignation and get off the Trumptanic before it meets the iceberg.  Bolton likely turned red in the face and nearly had apoplexy, moustaches twitching while his eyebrows went up and down.  And Pompeo probably just popped yet another donut into his mouth.bolton-near-tearsApparently, despite his bluster and his reputation as a warmonger, even Bolton has a problem with Trump’s decision, bred of ignorance, but he could hardly ignore his boss man, so he found a compromise this week … pull out the equipment and leave the troops!  Brilliant … that way he can honestly say we are in the process of pulling out, yet not risk the lives of all Kurds and other innocent people in the area by leaving them unassisted with the threat of Turks attacking.moving equipment-Syria.jpgOnly thing is … without equipment, without jeeps, tanks and the like … of what use are the soldiers?  And how safe are they?  Oh this was such a well-thought-out, brilliant move!  CHAOS!  ICEBERG AHEAD!!!titanic-2Interestingly, despite some equipment being moved out of Syria, the Department of Defense says that the number of U.S. troops in Syria may “increase slightly”.  Trump, apparently after talking to Bolton, changed his ’30-day’ time frame to four months, but even that seems highly unachievable … and undesirable from a foreign policy point of view.  I doubt that Bolton has had the nerve yet to tell him that he may increase the number of troops and that they may yet be there for years.

There are valid reasons for the U.S. to remain in Syria.  One, daesh (aka ISIS) has not, as Trump said it had, been eradicated and if U.S. forces leave the area, are likely to regroup and increase their numbers.  Two, Turkish President Erdoğan has already said that it is his intent to murder every Kurd in Syria, and without the protection of the U.S. troops, that is almost a certainty.

Trump is almost certain to have to eat some crow on this one … could that be part of the reason he’s digging his heels on the border wall?  His ego cannot seem to take two major defeats in such a short time frame, and his buddy Sean Hannity will definitely not be pleased with him if he caves on the border wall.

Let’s talk about that border wall for a minute.  I found it heartbreaking yesterday to read that some of the federal workers who have been without pay for nearly a month now are selling household goods on Ebay to try to scrape together enough to pay the rent and keep the electricity on … it is winter, y’know.

Limo.jpgMeanwhile, Trump rides around in his ostentatious $1.5 million limo (we paid for that, too), takes Air Force One to Texas for a wasted trip that accomplished nothing at a cost of $200,000 per hour!  And he obviously has not so much as missed a meal.  He claims democrats are to blame for his ignominious shutdown for not being willing to negotiate, but in truth it is he who is not willing to negotiate.  He has set a number he wants immediately for his wall at $5.7 billion, and that is the only outcome he will accept.  He isn’t willing to settle for a portion of that amount … it’s all or nothing at all.  So really, there is only one person to blame, and that person is definitely not a democrat! He will bankrupt this nation within the next six months at the current rate he is spending our money.

The victims of the chaos that reigns in this administration are each and every one of us.  It only begins with those 800,000+ workers who are in danger of losing their homes, cars and even lives, but in the near future the pain will trickle down to us all.  This is the most irresponsible presidency in the history of this nation, bar none.  It’s time we put some adults in charge, for we damn sure don’t have any today!