Friday, June 08, 2018

Gone

Yes, we are gone ... taking a semi-annual trip out West for fun and family. I'll be back on this bloggy thing sometime around June 19th.

Play safe. Resist. Vote Blue. Have fun.

I Didn't Say It ....


Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia, on ____ uninviting the world champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after most of the team said they wouldn’t go:

The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the Eagles’ activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community. They represent the diversity of our nation-a nation in which we are free to express our opinions. Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.”

Snap.
Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, on _____’s new tariffs:

“These tariffs are totally unacceptable. The numbers are clear: The United States has a $2 billion U.S. dollars surplus in steel trade with Canada—and Canada buys more American steel than any other country in the world, half of U.S. steel exports. Canada is a secure supplier of aluminum and steel to the U.S. defense industry, putting aluminum in American planes and steel in American tanks. That Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable. [But] I want to be very clear about one thing: Americans remain our partners, friends, and allies. This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail. But we see no sign of that in this action today by the U.S. administration.”

Seriously, _____ is bending over for Russia, China and north Korea, but smiting our allies?
Carmen Cruz, Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico, on the huge numbers of deaths following Hurricane Maria and the _____ Administration’s inept handling of the crisis:

“President _____ tweets about the crack of dawn, and he hasn’t even tweeted one time to say ‘Look, I mourn with the people of Puerto Rico, so this total neglect has to be called upon. The United Nations says that when people are denied their right to access to basic human services, like electric power, like water, like food, like appropriate medical care, that it is a violation of human rights.”

And that’s the president; racist, inept, and violating human rights … basic human rights.
Jim Parsons, actor in Broadway’s Boys in the Band and CBS’ Big Bang Theory, on Roseanne’s tweets and actors being held to higher standards than politicians:

“I only felt about it on an emotional scale, so I guess that’s what I’ll say. Which was, ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ That was really my only reaction to it. I was surprised [the show] was cancelled immediately … But really to the face of it –just reading that tweet several times—I was like ‘how did you type that?' I did have one thought though which was that it’s okay to say certain things as an elected official right now that it is not necessarily okay to say as an entertainer and I find that fascinating … If your job is put into place by the votes of the citizens, then you can still get by. In this case, ABC cut ties with something that was obviously going to be a cash cow for them for however long.”

Sad, really, that actors lose their jobs for what they say, but presidents and senators and governors don’t suffer the same fate.
Rudy Giuliani, _____’s idiotic lawyer, saying there is no way Trump can be indicted, even if he shoots former FBI director James Comey.

“In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted. I don’t know how you can indict while he’s in office. No matter what it is. If he shot James Comey, he’d be impeached the next day. Impeach him, and then you can do whatever you want to do to him.”

Seriously, this buffoon thinks the president could murder someone and face no consequences, except impeachment?
No wonder this administration is the hottest mess ever.
Jim Carrey, actor, on those missing 1500 children, and America in the age of _____:

“The worst terror a child can experience is being taken from their parents. Would blonde, blue-eyed children ever be treated so brutally at our border? Would 4600 Puerto Ricans be left to die if they were white? No. _____ism is racism. What in God’s name have we become.”

We have become a nation that is seen as filled with hate because some of our leaders say hateful things, and the others do nothing about the hate-filled rhetoric.
Silence = Acceptance and the silence must stop.