Lots of little annoying things to stir my angst bouncing about on the radar tonight …
Taking credit where none is due …
It amazes me how somebody can take credit for what someone else has done, for what they themselves attempted to undo. But that’s exactly what at least one Republican senator, Roger Wicker from Mississippi has done. Not a single republican voted for the stimulus bill that, despite them, passed both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Biden yesterday. Mr. Wicker had the unmitigated gall to tweet …
“Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief. This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll.”
Fortunately, people aren’t as stupid as he thinks and he received thousands of negative responses, including my own (I’ll likely get another suspension from Twitter for this one!). Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the nail on the head when she said …
“It’s typical that they vote no and take the dough.”
How in the Sam Hell?
Florida governor Ron DeSantis is a bloomin’ fool. The latest? Well, when he refused to put in place a statewide mask mandate last year, a number of counties and cities imposed local mask ordinances and fined businesses that failed to follow the law. Makes sense to me, especially given that Florida has the third highest number of total cases in the country.
Well, apparently some people complained, so yesterday Governor DeSantis signed an executive order forgiving any fines related to local government COVID-19 restrictions on people and business. The order states any fines imposed between March 1, 2020, and March 10, 2021, fines imposed by any political subdivision of Florida related to local government COVID-19 restrictions are canceled.
Heather Wooding, the owner of Country House Restaurant in Winter Garden, was fined in December after several warnings and several customer complaints that some employees were not wearing masks. Says she …
“I just didn’t feel it was right, so we were going to fight it.”
Wooding says she reqires no one to wear masks as she defies the county order and supports the governor’s new order eliminating fines.
“We have people coming here because we don’t wear masks. They want to be normal. And they are happy to come to a place that does not wear masks.”
Well, Bully! We all want to be ‘normal’, but first we have to be alive, fool!
Floridians sure do know how to pick ’em …
And another bloomin’ fool in Florida … do they breed them specially down there? Senator Rick Scott, who also did not vote for the stimulus bill, is beseeching states and cities across America to refuse federal aid and put politics over policy. In a letter sent to governors and mayors in Red states just after the bill was approved on Wednesday, Scott called the widely praised piece of legislation as “massive, wasteful and non-targeted.” He encouraged state and local leaders, by way of sending back the aid, to demand that Congress “quit recklessly spending other people’s money.”
WAIT just a darned minute here! He doesn’t seem to have a problem spending other people’s money on himself (salary, travel, meals, perks) does he? But he just doesn’t want people who actually need a boost to get one!
Oh, and by the way … it is reported that Scott is meeting this week with the former guy, if you needed further proof that he’s a fool. If Scott and DeSantis are the best that the GOP has to offer, then it’s no damn wonder they feel they have to take our right to vote away from us, for anybody with half a brain ain’t gonna vote for these two fools!
Meanwhile, back from Cancún
And another bloomin’ fool, though this one is from Texas … none other than the ignoble Senator Ted Cruz … you remember, the guy who took off for the warm beaches of Cancún last month while the people of his state were freezing to death? Well, after that little fiasco, I predicted that his political career would be over, but it seems he’s found a way to revive it … not a legal or moral way, but when has that ever mattered to Cruz?
His latest scheme to fundraise for his next campaign is to autograph Dr. Seuss books … for a donation of $60 per book! Who in their right mind would pay $60 for Ted Cruz scrawl on a book that he didn’t even write??? This strikes me as the worst form of plagiarism! In an email sent to prospective donors, Cruz says that he will personally autograph a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” in exchange for a $60 campaign contribution.
“Look at this as your 2021 “cancel culture collectible from Team Cruz … it will be a great conversation piece.”
I suppose it’s not quite as bad as the former guy autographing bibles a few years ago. Seems there is no low to which these guys won’t stoop.
Give the man a big, fat “F”!
Louis DeJoy is still Postmaster General, though hopefully not for much longer else I’m going to go bash his head in myself. I’ve written enough times about this conniving man and his attempt to completely destroy the United States Postal Service, so I don’t need to remind you.
Yesterday, testifying before the House Appropriations subcommittee on financial service, DeJoy asked for additional funding … get a load of this … to slow the mail down even more than it already is! Oh, and he still plans to raise the price to mail a letter or a package. Hell, I could walk a card to the UK quicker than the USPS can get it there, and a hell of a lot cheaper!
But that’s not even the very worst of it. When asked by Representative Mark Pocan to assign himself a grade for his 10 months in office, DeJoy awarded himself an “A” for “bringing strategy and planning and effort.” Seriously??? My damn package took nearly two months to get from here to Wales even after I paid extra for expedited shipping, and he calls that ‘strategy’???
Pocan shot back that service declines, including historically poor on-time delivery rates during the holiday season, were hardly deserving of high marks. DeJoy must go, and I don’t really care at all how we get rid of him … as long as he goes and somebody competent and honest replaces him!