Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bobservations


Is Melania at it again?

Two years ago, Melania _____ apparently “copied” several lines in her RNC speech from a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. This week Melania announced her “new” anti-cyberbullying initiative—ironic given who her husband is and what he does on social media—and as a part of that initiative, the White House released a booklet that Melania said was intended to “help kids act thoughtfully and kindly” online.

Nice, except that it seems like the booklet was almost completely copied from a document released by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014 under President Obama. Right there is the cover and a page from each booklet …gosh, it’s like the 2014 version is looking in a mirror.


That kind of suggests that the booklet was blatantly plagiarized—like a Melania speech, perhaps—especially given that the official White House’s website claimed the booklet had been written “by” Melania _____ and the FTC, implying she had significant input other than making sure her name was spelled correctly.

Oh, but the nude First Lady centerfold was her idea.
The City of Del Rio … in Texas … elected Bruno Lozano, as its mayor, with 62% of the vote. The startling part is that, while Lozano is veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Democrat and the youngest person ever to be elected mayor of Del Rio, he is also openly gay.

And yet his sexual orientation had little effect on his campaign—save the one Facebook post from a non-supporter who labeled him a “faggot with AIDS”—even including his marching in the town Veteran’s parade while wearing high heels!

Lozano served in the Air Force during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and decided not to re-enlist because, “I am not ashamed of who I am . . . I kept going. I moved on with my life”:
“Stonewall happened because drag queens and a minority group stood up to animosity, and I had to go back in the closet [while in the Air Force] because of that same hatred. I know what that was like, and it translates to today’s campaign. I’m not going to bow down. I am who I am. Accept me or not.”
Bravo, sir.
The Snowflake-In-Chief is still butt-hurt that the press, other than those Fox News hacks, don’t kiss his ass and is now threatening to revoke the press credentials of any reporter who isn’t nice to him.

How very Hitler of him.
Now, a tale of a Republican mayor, Nick Isgro, of Waterville, Maine, who Tweeted an article about Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy standing by Laura Ingraham after she made fun of Parkland student David Hogg for receiving several college rejection letters. Isgro shared the article with this comment:
“Eat it, Hogg.”
Now, Isgro will face a recall vote because of that Tweet after a petition to remove him from office has received enough signatures to force a vote.

This follows on the heels of another Maine Republican, Leslie Gibson, referred to Parkland student and activist Emma González as a “skinhead lesbian.” 

Gibson was running uncontested as a GOP candidate for a state House seat but dropped out following the disparaging comments.

Good.Bye.
Ellen’s, a Dallas restaurant, informed its guests that while the NRA convention was going on in town, they’d be donating some of their profits from the business to Gun Control causes and, naturally, NRA members began threatening the owner and the staff of the restaurant for their right to Free Speech.

Sadly, for the NRA, most polls show more Americans share the restaurant’s view; and on Mother’s Day, Ellen’s owner Joe Groves will present a $15,000 check to the local chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national gun safety group.

And let’s not forget that, after Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods made public moves to pull back their gun sales, both stores enjoyed a spike of approval from consumers. More recently, Dick’s has taken the additional step of hiring a lobbyist to further advocate for gun safety initiatives.

As for Ellen’s, Groves thinks the gun group completely mishandled the situation.
“In the end, I think the NRA helped us, not only in allowing us to make this generous contribution, but ultimately to create the conversation we need to have.”
And responsible gun control legislation.
In more good news, because it claps back at Republicans, The Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, the House chaplain who announced his resignation under pressure from soon-to-quit House Speaker Paul Ryan after Conroy issued a House prayer that the GOP tax cuts result in “no winners and no losers” has changed his mind and rescinded his offer to resign.

In a two-page letter, Conroy informed Ryan that he gave in to pressure from the speaker’s staff when he agreed in mid-April to resign, believing that Ryan had the power to fire him, but the chaplain now believes he was pressured into the resignation for lack of cause.
“I have never been disciplined, nor reprimanded, nor have I ever heard a complaint about my ministry during my time as House chaplain.”
Ryan denied that the Jesuit priest’s political views played any role in the ouster and instead insisted he’d heard numerous complaints about Conroy’s lack of interaction with lawmakers.

Maybe just GOP lawmakers because, you know, hanging out with liars and supporters of sexual predators and rapist isn’t very Christ-like?
This week Republican … because, of course … Congressman Dan Donovan of New York introduced a bill that would require U.S Postal Service offices to hang pictures of President ______ and Vice President Pence in their buildings. Donovan said he decided to draft the proposal after a Staten Island resident said photos of former President Obama and Vice President Biden were hung up for years but pictures of _____ and Pence never went up.

Oh, stop yer bellyaching …soon pictures of _____ and Pence will go up on Post Office walls.

Along with the other eight Most Wanted.
And while we’re still waiting for _____to even say his name, Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr.'s campaign to help pay for funerals and hospital bill of the victims of last month’s shooting continue to pour in.

As of now, Shaw’s GoFundMe page has raised more than $231,000.

And not a single penny from Russia.
This week the Mormon Church announced it was severing its 100-year-old ties to Boy Scouts after the organization changed its name to Scouts BSA and began formally allowing girls to join:
“As a global church with millions of children and youth, we need to address diverse needs and fortify all children and youth with gospel-centered growth and learning experiences now more than ever.”
And girls in the Boy Scouts doesn’t fulfill that?
Some hotties … Starz has a couple of new half-hour shows airing now. 

Vida is the tale of two women who return to East LA following their mother’s death. Carlos Miranda plays an ex-boyfriend of one of the girls and, at least from that first episode, proves to be quite hot with a rather nice ass.

Sweetbitter, is the tale of a girl who moves to New York City and lands a restaurant gig. Evan Jonigkeit plays a hottie waiter, while Paul Sparks is the hunky restaurant owner. There is also 

Just sayin’.
That one made me laugh,and then this one did too, you know, cuz Deplorables, like their leader, cannot spell.



9 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Ya ya for the Del Rio mayor!!!!!!

Poor Melania....the poor creatures equilibrium must be off.

I was telling Dave on his blog yesterday that three Bucks County liberal republicans, one resigned on the spot, the other two are choosing not to run again, are all state rep and actually pretty good republicans. But they have had enough of Trump, and did this to give the republicans party a run for there money. Behind the four open seats and a state senator leaving.....its going to get bloody in Bucks. The democrats are pumping major money into the races. One Democrat running is a neighbor of mine. I hope she wins, but she needs major help and some polishing.

the dogs' mother said...

The college class tweet cracked me up too.
Back in the day we had classes that started at
7.45am - probably caused a lot of deaths too.

Dave R said...

Face it, you're going to get squat from Melonoma, being First Lady was not part of the Pre-nup.

The Mormons are a global church? There are many, many, many more Jewish people than there are Mormons... in case you were wondering.

Cheers to Bruno!! America take notice.

anne marie in philly said...

dump supporters are ignorant morons!

Blobby said...

You're funny to think Melania did any of the work herself on that speech or the bullying campaign.

Bob Slatten said...

Oh Blobby ...Inever think of Melania doing anything at all. =)

Helen Lashbrook said...

God forbid that girls and boys should get together without wearing their magic underwear! That's what the Mormon church is hoping to stop by bidding adieu to the scouts

Cranky and Difficult said...

Pretty sure you and I would get along very well. Great post!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"And that, my friends, is how I save lives" -- hahahahahaha!