Friday, April 19, 2019

Unprecedented

Oh my goodness!

While looking through my past posts, I found this one:

"Unprecedented: Weird Word of the Week."

That was posted on September 6, 2018.

Weird Words of the Past 2 Years: Unprecedented, etc.

I'm so sick of hearing MSNBC people say that each and every new outrage performed by Donald Trump is "unprecedented," and all the other words they use to say that he's a lying, cheating, adulterous, idiotic, monstrous mistake who should never have been elected to the previously great office of president.

He lied, he continues to lie, he surrounds himself with liars, toadies, and suck-ups; and he and all his pals are coming close to ruining our country.

Here's my best word for this week and this coming year: Impeach.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Top Ten Reasons I'm Off Facebook

Buh-bye. Time to go. My cheeks are about to crack from smiling so much. So, my top 10 reasons:

10. I realized I was only checking in to see my son's hilarious posts.

9. I realized I was wasting more than 15 minutes per day on it. (I used to set my kitchen timer for 15 minutes every time I checked FB, but then I would turn it off and keep going if I was reading something interesting, or, I have to admit, if I was bored to death and simply didn't want to get back to the work I was supposed to be doing.)

8. I realized that I don't actually know about a quarter of the people who are my Facebook supposed "friends."

7. I was tired of reading ridiculous posts written by anti-vaxxers who are my Facebook supposed "friends."

6. I started getting angry when I read those ridiculous posts written by anti-vaxxers.

5. I realized that any response I made on FB to those ridiculous anti-vax posts would be met with umbrage and anger. (Umbrage and Anger, my new favorite law-firm name.)

4. When my birthday came around year after last and I got those typical "Happy Birthday!" posts from about 100 FB "friends," and I didn't even know who they all were, I made the change so that my real birthday doesn't show up on FB, so the FB people don't notify my FB "friends" that it's my birthday....and

3. The following year on my birthday I got "Happy Birthday" posts from fewer than 10 people, those who really knew it was my birthday w/o FB reminding them. Which was enough. Way enough. Know what I mean?

2. I realized that a ridiculous number of my FB "friends" are politically retarded.

And, DRUM ROLL, my NUMBER ONE reason for quitting Facebook:

1. One of my FB "friends" replied to one of my posts with such an earth-shatteringly and ridiculous excuse for her political retardation that I knew, finally, for sure and forever, at last, it was time to drop out.






Friday, March 29, 2019

Carol Burnett, as the Queen....

...because, after Johnny Carson, of course:


Adam Schiff, My New Hero

Oh, I know, I'm always saying So-and-So is my hero. But Rep. Adam Schiff is true moral hero in our Congress. Here's the speech he gave yesterday during the House Intelligence Committee meeting on Russian interference in our election.

First, some background: The Republican members of the committee, led by the spiteful and ridiculous little man Devin Nunes, read aloud a letter "demanding" that Rep. Schiff resign as chairman of the committee. (Of course they have no right to make such a demand, and the fact that they did this idiotic stunt is just another one of the many demonstrations within the past two years of how low the Republican party has sunk under Trump.)

Here is Lawrence O'Donnell's summary of what happened, including Rep. Schiff's entire response:


And here is the transcript of Rep. Schiff's speech:

“My colleagues might think it’s OK that the Russians offered dirt on the Democratic candidate for president as part of what’s described as the Russian government’s effort to help the Trump campaign. You might think that’s OK.

“My colleagues might think it’s OK that when that was offered to the son of the president, who had a pivotal role in the campaign, that the president’s son did not call the FBI; he did not adamantly refuse that foreign help – no, instead that son said that he would ‘love’ the help with the Russians.

“You might think it’s OK that he took that meeting. You might think it’s OK that Paul Manafort, the campaign chair, someone with great experience running campaigns, also took that meeting. You might think it’s OK that the president’s son-in-law also took that meeting. You might think it’s OK that they concealed it from the public. You might think it’s OK that their only disappointment after that meeting was that the dirt they received on Hillary Clinton wasn’t better. You might think that’s OK.

“You might think it’s OK that when it was discovered, a year later, that they then lied about that meeting and said that it was about adoptions. You might think that it’s OK that it was reported that the president helped dictate that lie. You might think that’s OK. I don’t.
“You might think it’s OK that the campaign chairman of a presidential campaign would offer information about that campaign to a Russian oligarch in exchange for money or debt forgiveness. You might think that’s OK, I don’t.

“You might think it’s OK that that campaign chairman offered polling data to someone linked to Russian intelligence. I don’t think that’s OK.

“You might think it’s OK that the president himself called on Russia to hack his opponent’s emails, if they were listening. You might think it’s OK that later that day, in fact, the Russians attempted to hack a server affiliated with that campaign. I don’t think that’s OK.

“You might think it’s OK that the president’s son-in-law sought to establish a secret back channel of communication with the Russians through a Russian diplomatic facility. I don’t think that’s OK.

“You might think it’s OK that an associate of the president made direct contact with the GRU through Guccifer 2.0 and WikiLeaks, that is considered a hostile intelligence agency. You might think it’s OK that a senior campaign official was instructed to reach that associate and find out what that hostile intelligence agency had to say in terms of dirt on his opponent.
“You might think it’s OK that the national security adviser designate secretly conferred with the Russian ambassador about undermining U.S. sanctions, and you might think it’s OK that he lied about it to the FBI.

“You might say that’s all OK, that’s just what you need to do to win. But I don’t think it’s OK. I don’t think it’s OK. I think it’s immoral, I think it’s unethical, I think it’s unpatriotic and, yes, I think it’s corrupt – and evidence of collusion.”

“Now I have always said that the question of whether this amounts to proof of conspiracy was another matter. Whether the special counsel could prove beyond a reasonable doubt the proof of that crime would be up to the special counsel, and I would accept his decision, and I do. He’s a good and honorable man, and he is a good prosecutor.

“But I do not think that conduct, criminal or not, is OK. And the day we do think that’s OK is the day we will look back and say that is the day that America lost its way.”

“And I will tell you one more thing that is apropos of the hearing today: I don’t think it’s OK that during a presidential campaign Mr. Trump sought the Kremlin’s help to consummate a real estate deal in Moscow that would make him a fortune – according to the special counsel, hundreds of millions of dollars. I don’t think it’s OK to conceal it from the public. I don’t think it’s OK that he advocated a new and more favorable policy towards the Russians even as he was seeking the Russians’ help, the Kremlin’s help to make money. I don’t think it’s OK that his attorney lied to our committee. There is a different word for that than collusion, and it’s called ‘compromise.’

“And that is the subject of our hearing today.”


Off Facebook

I've quit. Too much angst. I'll keep posting things, but on this blog:)