Friday, December 02, 2016

I Didn't Say It ...

President Obama, on the death of Fidel Castro:

“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him…”

No matter what you felt about Castro, there was a family that lost someone, and there are some in his country, and in ours, who mourn.
President-elect _____, on the death of Fidel Castro ... via Twitter, of course:

"Fidel Castro is dead!"

Alec Baldwin, responding via Tweet to President-elect _____'s Tweet about being mocked on SNL; _____ said, “I watched parts of Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally one-sided, biased show – nothing funny at all. Equal time for us?”:

“Equal time? Election is over. There is no more equal time. Now u try 2 b Pres + ppl respond. That’s pretty much it…You know what I would do if I were Prez? I’d be focused on how to improve the lives of AS MANY AMERICANS AS POSSIBLE…I’d be focused on improving our reputation abroad, including actually fighting for freedom and not just oil…I would make every effort 2 retrain Americans so 2 cre8 jobs. 1 way u make America gr8 again is 2 put it back 2 work…I would make appointments that encouraged people, not generate fear and doubt.”

And _____ will WhineTweet in 5 ... 4... 3... 2 ... 
John Primomo, a Texas judge presiding over a US citizenship ceremony in San Antonio, told the future citizens:

“I can assure you that whether you voted for him or you did not vote for him, if you are a citizen of the United States, he is your president. He will be your president and if you do not like that, you need to go to another country.”

America under _____; love him or leave it.
Funny, because to me. it’s America under _____, love it and get him out before he destroys it all.
UPDATE: Five district court judges unanimously agreed to remove Judge John Primomo from overseeing the ceremonies from now on.
Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General, on the spike in hate crimes:

“These numbers should be deeply sobering for all Americans. Some of these incidents have happened in schools. Others have targeted houses of worship, and some have singled out individuals for attacks and intimidation.” She continued, “We need you to continue to report these incidents to local law enforcement, as well as the Justice Department, so that our career investigators and prosecutors can take action to defend your rights. I want the American people to know that as long as that work is necessary, the Department of Justice will continue to carry it forward.”

The FBI reported a six-percent increase in hate crimes nationally in 2015, with anti-Muslim crimes increasing by 67 percent.
Sad to say, it may only get worse under President _____.
Elizabeth Warren, on President-elect _____’s choice of Stephen Munchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker, to be treasury secretary:

“Steve Mnuchin is the Forrest Gump of the financial crisis—he managed to participate in all the worst practices on Wall Street. He spent two decades at Goldman Sachs helping the bank peddle the same kind of mortgage products that blew up the economy and sucked down billions in taxpayer bailout money before he moved on to run a bank that was infamous for aggressively foreclosing on families. His selection as Treasury Secretary should send shivers down the spine of every American who got hit hard by the financial crisis, and is the latest sign that Donald _____ has no intention of draining the swamp and every intention of running Washington to benefit himself and his rich buddies."

Go get ‘em, Liz.


the dogs' mother said...

The proposed Sec'y of Defense is a legal resident of our town (graduated from the same school as the tribe). He was here a couple of weeks ago serving on jury duty. The prosecutor was a bit gobsmacked. He was put on the jury and they found the defendant not guilty.
Besides Arlene's it is our other brush with a national story.

anne marie in philly said...

we are just fucked as a country and as intelligent people.

resist. by any means necessary. no compromise.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

On an apolitical note, I like your new Christmas banner. Very festive!

Bob Slatten said...

I have been decorating a little!

Helen Lashbrook said...

If Trumpelstiltskin only watched part of SNL how does he know that the show was not even-handed, or does the doey eyed KAC have to watch that as his surrogate?