Schmuck of The Week

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So many schmucks, too little time….

Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have voted to reject the change of filibuster rules to allow the passage of two voting rights bills. The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act would protect our most basic rights. Why would anyone not want to protect the rights of every American in this country?

The filibuster rules have been amended many times in the past. You’d think that a simple change in rules would be nothing to get their panties in a bunch but seems that’s what’s happened. Senators Manchin and Sinema say they support the bills but refuse to bend a little on the filibsuter rules. What’s more important? Filibuster rules (that have been amended 160 times in the last 52 years) or the rights of all Americans to vote?

These two Senators earn the Schmuck of The Week award! They deserve it.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/20/republican-voter-suppression-is-rampant-manchin-and-sinema-are-complicit-now

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All I can say here is: What nerve! We suffered through 4 years of Donald Trump’s ignorance and destruction and Joe Biden is the clown? Joe Biden is a complete joke? Donald Trump can’t even speak in complete sentences! Give me a freakin’ break!

Senator Rick Scott also earns the Schmuck of The Week award!

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/488381-rick-scott-calls-joe-biden-a-clown-and-complete-joke/

Schmuck of The Week

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Oh, boy. What a conundrum. How do you choose just ONE moron when there’s an entire box of them? And just since last week’s Schmuck of The Week award! Holy crap.

Well, I’m pretty sure every person on the list this week is extremely deserving so how the hell do I choose? Maybe all 5 should get the award. You be the judge.

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Trump White House Aide, Peter Navarro, admitted the plot to steal the 2020 election. He gave names of those who were part of the plan, he explained the method, play by play, AND he did it all on national television. The schmuck doesn’t even know how dumb he is! 

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently asked, “Now think about it. Before Covid did anyone go out and seek testing to determine if they were sick? It’s usually you feel like you’re sick and you get tested to determine what you maybe have come down with.” Seriously? “Usually” was before Covid. NOW is Covid. Covid can be deadly, especially for those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated. This guy is more than just a schmuck. He’s an ignorant schmuck. 

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz, called the Jan. 6 attack “a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol” but when Tucker Carlson (Fox tv news host) read him the riot act, Cruz backtracked his comments by saying he was referring only to the rioters who attacked police during the breach of the Capitol. Grow a pair, you schmuck! Those rioters were out for blood! They wanted to “hang Mike Pence” and were looking specifically for “that bitch” Pelosi. If they had had the chance, they would have attacked and killed more than just police officers.  

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, recently slammed the President for failing to end the pandemic. I couldn’t believe my ears! The GOP has spent months and months fighting and blocking mask ordinances and vaccine mandates; the very things that could possibly end the pandemic. Tell me again who’s responsible for failing to end it? OH, and why the hell haven’t you blamed your idiot orange leader? He could have ended the pandemic before Biden took over. A giant schmuck, is what you are!

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The last schmuck on the list this week is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul. First, what the fuck does an ophthalmologist know about infectious diseases? He has a lot of nerve verbally attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been protecting this country from infectious diseases for almost 40 years. Or have these people forgotten about the HIV or Ebola crises? Dr. Fauci was right about funds being collected on Senator Rand’s website, that appear to be for the firing of Dr. Fauci. I call bullshit. Those funds are to feed Rand’s bank account and his big dumb-fucking ego. These people who verbally attack Fauci are absolutely responsible for the crazies out there who have threatened the lives of Fauci and his family. There is no excuse!

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So, who would you choose for the Schmuck of The Week award? There seems to be a never-ending supply of them!

Schmuck of the Week

On this day last year, I watched in horror as Trump’s supporters stormed this nation’s Capitol Building. I have never seen anything like it in my life. I never thought I’d ever see such a thing. How could something like that even happen in the United States? I’ll tell you how. 

When a complete imbecile is elected President and that person is more concerned with power than with protecting everything this country stands for, you get an attempt to overturn the people’s vote. You get complete and utter chaos. 

It was not just a riot, and it sure as hell wasn’t a “normal tourist visit.” 5 people lost their lives, either that day or in the following days, due to violence that erupted that day. It was at Trump’s suggestion that his followers go to the Capitol. He urged them to “stop the steal” and his followers did what he asked. They threatened the lives of our nation’s leaders. They chanted, “hang Mike Pence.” Since today is the 1st anniversary of the attack on our Democracy, Trump gets the title “Schmuck of the Week,” the first installation of a weekly post on my blog!

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

Photo by Library of Congress on Unsplash

What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

Well, I’m back after sporadic posts over the past few months – I’ve just not been motivated to do much in the line of writing. I don’t know why. I have a lot to say but when it comes right down to it, I always wonder, “Who really cares what I have to say?” I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling that way.

Anyway, here I sit…the keyboard beckoning me to write and my fingers, which seem to have dyslexia these days, refusing to cooperate! What can I say, to start out 2022?

First, I’ll just say I hope everyone reading this has had a great start to the new year. If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution, don’t be too hard on yourself. I learned a long time ago to make small changes as I go. If you want to make changes in your life, you don’t have to make huge changes all at once. Take it one day at a time because life just gets in the way sometimes. As they say, shit happens. If things don’t work out one day, then start again the next day.

The holidays are always an emotional time for me. I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my bestie and my son and his family. It was a nice day but it took me 2 1/2 weeks to recover. I tried not to overdo it; almost everything we had that day was pre-made or semi-homemade. Still, it was too much for my legs to handle. Christmas was nice, with my son and his family, lots of laughs, and my grandson is beginning to warm up to us. We made pizza (semi-homemade) and my grandson was happy to help! He made his very own personal pizza!

Another thing on my mind, besides the same ol’ crap with Covid, is the absolute rudeness of some folks. Online, all you seem to see are comments that are not only unnecessary but mean and/or rude as hell. Most people wouldn’t say those things to a person’s face but online, I guess they think it’s just fine. I do not.

Yesterday, I was at my bestie’s place and I had parked in one of the front spots reserved for the handicapped. I have my handicap placard displayed as required for parking there. I was there for maybe an hour, if that, and when I came out there was someone parked behind me, blocking me in. I was pissed. How can anyone think that it was ok to do this? I can see if you had to run something in real quick but that was not the case. My bestie came out to find out who the owner of the car was and it was the apartment manager’s car for Pete’s sake! She pulled out so I could leave and as I left I saw her pull back into the same space. Clearly, she was not just running in real quick nor was she disabled. Who would think it’s was ok to block someone in like that? Apartment manager or not, it’s just plain rude. So sick of rude people.

I’ve been feeding a stray cat, since last year. His name is BobCat because he has a bobbed tail. He’s very sweet and I wish I could bring him in the house but it just won’t work with Jack. Jack is very aggressive and has slipped out the door a few times. Each time, the first thing he does is attack BobCat. Aside from the fighting, BobCat is an intact male and would probably pee all over the house which would lead to Jack peeing all over the house so NO, that’s not going to happen. I’d like to get BobCat neutered but I just don’t have the extra funds for that. Anyway, with the weather getting colder and colder now, poor BobCat is outside with minimal shelter and warmth. He has a small doghouse with a soft bed as padding and lots of straw but I’m sure it still gets cold in there. I just can’t help but feel bad. I wish I could afford to buy a better system for him. I pray he can stay warm enough through the winter.

There are other things on my mind, always, but that’s enough for now. I’m just trying to get back to writing, even if it’s just a little each day.

Now, tell me… What’s Eating You?

What Are We Teaching Our Kids?

I was thinking very early this morning (sleepless night) about what kids are seeing and hearing these days. Kids are little sponges! They absorb everything they see and hear. They may not completely understand but their little brains pick up everything! Some things are good, like good hygiene or healthy eating habits. Unfortunately, there are too many negative things they are picking up these days.

None of us are perfect, God knows I am not. As a parent, I did try to teach my kids to be good humans. I’m so glad they’re grown because I can’t imagine having young kids in the house right now. Being a parent is hard enough without having to wade through bullshit misinformation and bring kids through it in a healthy way.

Kids are absorbing “info” from everywhere. Once I started thinking about this, my mind was blown! Let’s think about this for a moment:

Kids today are learning that:

Bullying is acceptable. It’s ok to belittle people and call them names.

Their opinion is right and everyone else is wrong.

Rules, procedeures, and the law do not apply to them especially if they disagree.

Their rights are more important than others’ rights.

To solve problems they must yell and behave badly until they get their way.

They don’t have to be respectful.

They don’t have to be tolerant of others who are different in some way.

It’s ok to cheat and lie as long as it benefits them.

If a game (or vote) doesn’t go the way they want, then it’s ok to accuse others of cheating even if they have no proof. Poor sportsmanship is acceptable.

You Tube and Facebook are more informative and true than actual science and experts in the field!

It’s ok to threaten people’s lives if they believe something different than they do.

Can you think of anything else to add to the list? What are children learning from their parents? What are they learning from other adults in their lives? What do they pick up from the news on tv? Just watching the news for about an hour reveal all of the above. This should concern us all…