Saturday, May 11, 2024

Best Line of the Week ...


Super busy, this week, and just now catching up on everything in the news.

So though I have rolled myself off the couch laughing so hard, at particularly late-night comedians "coverage" of the hush-money trial, this week - as well as watching serious news anchors trying to report all the salacious details with straight faces - there was one comment that was uttered that had me both laughing and viewing things from the 10,000-foot, big-picture view, which is the way Jon Stewart always looks at things.


In fact, just take a step back and look at it from the same view - can you even believe this absurd situation we're in, in 2024?


A former president is on trial for paying hush money to a porn star to keep their former tryst quiet during an election.

The top candidates for his running mate, among this clown car of running mates, is/was Kristi Noem - who shot her own puppy, Cricket, after dragging him to a gravel pit -  and then literally, on the way home from doing so, spotted her billy goat and said "Hey, I'm gonna shoot my goat, too, while I'm on a roll!"

And instead of feeling appropriate sad or guilty about doing so, she then bragged about "doing the tough jobs" in her book, read it aloud on the audio book, and defended doing so on interviews as just "life on the farm."  

The she actually doubled down on it by saying Biden's dog, Commander, should be put down, and if she saw him anywhere near the White House, it would suffer the same fate, and she'd say:  "Commander, meet Cricket."


Okay, that last part made me tear up when I heard it, it's so callous and monstrous.

But also, considering my grandparents lived on a farm that had been in the family since at least 1732, as well as having lived through the Great Depression when true survival was as stake, I can say this with absolutely certainty:  


No, Kristi - this is NOT "life on the farm."

True farm people only kill or shoot:  (1) that which they intend to eat or (2)  in immediate self-defense or (3) because an animal is suffering - NOT just because they're inconvenient or they don't like them.


In fact, most bulls and roosters are aggressive, but they don't kill them because they'd no offspring livestock.  They just do their best to keep themselves away from/safe from them.


So no, thank you, MAGA Republicans  - I don't think we'll be taking any shade, shame or shit from you, from your pseudo-morally superior high ground, which consists of nothing more than a tacky,  flashy-but-flimsy, 99-cent gold-lamΓ© curtain, which y'all refuse to take a good look behind πŸ˜‚


And yet they do so try.

Because from outside of the courtroom, Trump said "if any Jewish person voted for Biden, they should be ashamed of themselves," after Biden (finally) threatened to pause sending weaponry to Israel if they continued to pursue this course of action in the Gaza strip, Jon Stewart - who is Jewish and voted for Biden said:


"My apologies to you ... 'Rabbi.'  Thank you so much for taking your time off of your condomless porn-star hush-money trial to deliver a shame lecture to (Biden-supporting) Jews.  I will reflect on your moral standing, next Yom Kippur."


Hahahahaha!  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Pause for a religion education moment versus propaganda ...


 Yom Kippur is a day of self-reflection, repentance, and atonement in the Jewish faith.

 The Muslim faith has similar, held on the same day, called Ashura.

We have no such day in the Christian faith, but we SO should!

Catholics come the closest with "confession," but there is no whole day taken to self-reflect on the matter. 

 However, in the Jewish and Muslim faiths, you don't have to share your sins/wrongdoings with a spiritual leader or another soul, so they can judge you/use it against you/keep tabs on you/your family (if they are so inclined), unless you want to - in order to unburden yourself, or feel you need to apologize and/or make amends with that person - otherwise, it's just between you and God.


Having said that, I  just wanted to make my personal position clear on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict in the Gaza Strip again, and that is this ...  

I refuse to take sides -  or more accurately, I take BOTH sides -  and I think the U.S. should do the same.

Meaning that I think we should be MEDIATING the conflict between them, not adding fuel to the fire by sending weapons to either side, and instead, send humanitarian aid ONLY to BOTH sides.

Now - I do NOT condone what Hamas did, but neither do I condone actions taken previously and since by Netanyahu and the Israeli government itself, not the people.

That does NOT make me either anti-Semitic OR a Muslimophobe - it makes me in support of efforts to resolve conflict, instead of taking actions which only add fuel to the fire!


Geez, the one thing Jimmy Carter did right during his presidency was mediate this centuries-old conflict well, so you think that people - particularly Biden - who was already, what, like 75 -  would remember!  πŸ˜‚


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PS - After my husband overheard two women at work yesterday say "Who would listen to anything she says, she's a porn star?"

He said nothing, nor would I, but my thoughts went to:

1)  Just because she has sex on film for money doesn't also make her a liar; in fact, it might actually make her more honest than women like ... oh, say ... Melania?!? 
2)  The fact that he paid her $130,000 to stay quiet isn't in question or a matter of opinion - it's a fact that legal documents prove  - the only question is, why he paid her this money?  
3)  Considering she's had sex with hundreds of men and the experience  she's most ashamed of is with Trump should tell you something about the guy! πŸ˜‚




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