How much snark can a snarkster snark? A lot, it would appear. Between the pandemic and the republicans’ refusal to accept reality, the snark buildup is something to behold. If it were a tangible thing, it would tower over the tallest buildings and take a demolition crew at least a year to remove it. Luckily, it isn’t tangible and exists only in the corners of my mind. And so on it goes …
The honour is gone …
Yesterday, the outgoing ‘president’, Donald Trump, awarded another Medal of Freedom. He has given these out willy-nilly throughout his tenure in office, the most ridiculous having gone to right-wing conspiracy theorist Rush Limbaugh in February. The medal he awarded yesterday was to a wrestler. What wrestler Dan Gable actually did to earn the medal is unclear … my best guess is he donated to Trump’s re-election fund.
Let me plainly state that at this point, the Medal of Freedom is no longer an honour, has no relevancy, no real meaning. Those who actually earned the medal for their work in civil rights or other humanitarian causes should send their medals back to the White House with a note saying that the medal is severely tarnished and it is no longer the honour it once was.
During his awarding of the medal, Trump did not miss an opportunity to toot his own horn … falsely, as it happens, when he said …
“He won 117 consecutive matches and lost only one. Well, you know, in politics, I won two, so I’m 2-0, and that’s pretty good, too. But we’ll see how that turns out.”
No, you son of a bitch, you did not win 2! You didn’t even win one, but through a fluke in the electoral college system you were installed into an office you never deserved!
Sports figures have been awarded the medal in the past for things they accomplished off the field, such as Jackie Robinson who was awarded the medal posthumously for his work in civil rights. Gable apparently ‘earned’ his award simply for being able to fight people and come out on top. Wow, huh?
Speaking of Trumps …Tennis Anyone?
Melania came under criticism yesterday when she announced that that a new tennis pavilion is set to be unveiled on the south grounds of the White House. A f$%&ing tennis pavilion when more than a quarter of a million people in this country have died of the coronavirus this year and more than 2,000 are dying nearly every day! A damn tennis pavilion! But then, what do you expect from a nude model who married a circus master for his money and a path to citizenship and stays with him for the money. What more could you expect from a woman who, when going to visit abused children being forced to live in cages wore a jacket that said, “I really don’t care do U?”
I wonder how much the damn tennis pavilion cost we the taxpayers? The project has been ongoing for over a year, since October 2019, so I’m guessing it cost us a pretty penny! According to Politico, “the White House did not disclose the cost”.
Molly Jong-Fast, editor-at-large for the Daily Beast, had the perfect response:
“Oh good, those people in their ICU beds will feel so much better knowing that she has finished her tennis pavilion.”
He LOST … get over it!!!
As of midnight last night, only two states, Hawaii and Missouri, have yet to certify their state’s election results. The current count stands at 302 electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and 222 for Donald Trump. Nothing foreseeable is likely to change that result. It is time, my friends, for our elected representatives to accept the election results, call Joe Biden to congratulate him, and let us move on!
Last week, I wrote (again) to Ohio’s republican senator, Rob Portman, to tell him that I am disappointed in the fact that he is not supporting the election results, has not stated that Joe Biden is the President-elect. Yesterday morning, I received a cordial response from him (again), basically admitting that there is nothing that is likely going to change the outcome, but still … he hesitates. In his letter, he apparently thought I was something of a dumbo, and he proceeded to explain to me how elections work, as per the Constitution. Given that I have both a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and have studied Constitutional Law for many years, I was a bit offended by his condescension, but not enough to respond to him as such.
The bottom line is that he and likely the majority of the republicans in Congress are well aware that Joe Biden will be taking the Oath of Office at noon in just 43 days, regardless of what Trump tries to do in the interim. They need to open their damn mouths and speak the truth … it would go a long way toward beginning to calm the ruffled feathers of the people in this nation.
And speaking of Trump’s shenanigans …
After his efforts to coerce Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to overturn the will of the people fell on deaf ears, now he turns his sights to Pennsylvania once again. In the past week, he has twice called Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Brian Cutler, pleading with him to use the state legislature to override the will of the people. Cutler turned him down, but … then Cutler implored the Pennsylvania representatives on Capitol Hill to object to the state’s electoral votes when Congress convenes to formally accept the votes of the Electoral College. WTF???
This is beyond old, people. This is the third time that Trump has, in violation of all federal ethics laws, attempted to subvert the voices of the people. NO MORE! Somebody shut this braying ass up and NOW! He is doing more damage by the day to the people of this nation. Maybe the republicans find some perverse humour in all of this, but it has given me stomach ulcers and cost me many night’s sleep. Trump reminds me of a spoiled brat child who will upend the entire household in order to get another cookie.
Watch this asshole representative from Indiana prove just what a big idiot he is … George Stephanopoulos didn’t even have to help him!
The math is not hard. 7 million more people voted for Biden than Trump. Biden won. Trump lost. End of story. Grow up, America, and play by those rules you claim to believe in. Stop supporting a wanna-be dictator who cannot accept his loss, cannot accept that we are tired of him destroying what’s left of the democratic principles in this nation. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.