There is so much on my mind that needs venting that I didn’t know where to start, so you know when that happens I have to unload some of it in a round of snark snippets, yes?
He should have been locked in his room …
Every time little Donnie is allowed out to play with the other kids, I get nervous. Last year at the G7 summit he embarrassed us all by suggesting that Russia, who was ousted in 2014 from what was once the G8 for their forcible annexation of the Crimea, should be let back in. He has already started on that tired old claim again this year. His stated reason?
“Because we should have Russia at the negotiating table. You know, whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run.”
His real reason, however, is that Putin, in exchange for doing everything in his power to shove Donnie, despite the wishes of the voters in the U.S., into the Oval Office, in return expects Donnie to do his bidding.
Trump fails to understand that the G7 is meant to solidify policies on the basis of shared values and interests. If Putin were there, he would not be cooperative. Quite the contrary, he would render the group ineffective.
Trump’s minions are apparently pissed that France is focusing much of this year’s G7 meeting on such things as climate change and human rights … the Trump team apparently only wanted to discuss trade. Quite frankly, in this I side with the French, for there is no single issue more relevant, more urgent than climate change and in fact, it is really the ONLY issue that matters very much at the moment. If we don’t act on climate change NOW, nothing else will matter in just a few short years. And I will always think that human rights are more important than trade. At this time in our history, the U.S. is guilty of more serious human rights violations than in the past 155 years, since the end of slavery.
According to aides, Trump left for the G7 fully intending to promote his isolationist “America First” viewpoint, but hopefully the other six nations, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, UK, and Japan, will keep the conference to more relevant topics. Otherwise, next year Trump may not need to worry about attending, and it may be called the G6. According to Jon B. Alterman, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies …
“There has been a complete realization on the world stage that the U.S. is not playing its traditional role and may never again play the role it’s played for 75 years. But it’s unclear what role the United States will play, and what the consequences of that might be.”
European Council President Donald Tusk noted that …
“For me it’s absolutely clear that if someone, for example … the United States and President Trump, uses tariffs and taxation as a political instrument, tool for some different political reasons, it means that this confrontation can be really risky for the whole world, including the E.U. Under no condition can we agree with this logic. If the U.S. imposes tariffs on France, the E.U. will respond in kind.”
I’m sure I’ll have more about this after tomorrow, but for now, suffice it to say that Donald Trump fails to understand the concept of international cooperation, his ego requires that he be the center of attention at all times, that his demands are the only ones that matter. He literally sucks all of the air out of the room when he’s in it.
She’s baaaaaaack …
I suppose you’ve all heard the news that former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the woman who sold her soul for the chance to lick Donald Trump’s boots, has taken a job over at Fox “News”? As one person tweeted, “In a way, Sarah, you’ve been a Fox contributor all along.” True dat.
Now, last I heard, when she left her position in July, she was planning on making a 2020 run for Governor of Arkansas. Wonder what happened to that? Oh wait … it’s perfect, now that I think about it! She can be her own best source of advertisement … unlimited exposure, hundreds of opportunities to toot her own horn, to be seen by all the good people of Arkansas. Who needs to worry about campaign contributions when they are on state-tv every day?
Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather tweeted that her new role was “about as surprising as water flowing down hill.”
Comedienne Chelsea Handler: “I’m not surprised Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joining Fox News, but I will be surprised to see what she looks like as a blonde,” an obvious reference to the fact that most of the female personalities on Fox are blonde bimbos.
The jokes on Twitter were endless. I will only say I’m thankful that I don’t watch Fox, for I had enough of watching Sanders lie for Donnie-boy for two years. I only hope that the people of Arkansas are smart enough not to elect her governor.
A bit of humour …
I end with just a bit of humour … I debated about including this one, for in a way it’s not exactly tasteful (pun intended), but I simply couldn’t resist.
Apparently, Chicago doesn’t like Trump very much (does anybody, really???), and a Chicago eatery has found a new way to mock him. The eatery is called Weiner’s Circle, and from what I understand it is a very popular hot dog stand. Chicago is, after all, famous for hot dogs!
Weiner’s Circle has put a new item on the menu, named the Trump Footlong. It is three inches long.
“The special item will be dressed exactly the same as a Chicago dog, only smaller in size. Customers can enjoy a single Trump footlong for $2.69; a Trump Package with two hot dogs, fries and a drink for $8.30; or the Super PAC for $12.56, which comes with four hot dogs, fries and a drink, according to RedEye. Wiener’s Circle is doing a little decorating as well… “
Wiener’s Circle employees are also wearing hats that say, “Make Wiener’s great again.” The Trump-style hot dogs are available Friday through Sunday.
And on that note, I shall quietly slip away for a bit, but stay tuned, for I have more …