Long Weekend


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Vice-President Kamala Harris tweeted Saturday, “Enjoy the long weekend.” Immediately, conservatives lost their freaking minds. Why did they lose their minds? Do they hate weekends along with hating Capitol Police and anyone else who fights white nationalist terrorists?

No. They lost their shit because the vice-president didn’t mention Memorial Day in her tweet. Conservatives went after her, trying to lecturing what Memorial Day is about, calling her “stupid,” and “disrespectful.” Former South Carolina governor and ambassador to the United Nation under Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, tweeted that it was “unprofessional” and “unfit.” Uh, Ms. Haley, you served under Donald Trump.

Conservatives have rediscovered their love for veterans and patriotism just like they’ve rediscovered their concern for an expanding federal deficit since Donald Trump left Washington in a hissy. But while running for president in 2016, Donald Trump feuded with Gold Star families, parents who lost children in our wars. Nikki Haley was initially a critic of Donald Trump, laughed along while Marco Rubio told tiny dick jokes about Trump, but after Tiny secured the nomination, she shredded her integrity faster than you can say, “POWs are not war heroes.”

That’s what Donald Trump said about John McCain. Hair Fuhrer first said McCain wasn’t a hero and then said he was only a hero “because he got captured.” To me, that’s unprofessional and unfit…not just for the presidency, but to be a human.

But here’s the thing, kiddos: Your vice-president, Kamala Harris, did tweet about Memorial Day, multiple times. It’s just that she didn’t mention it in that one. I suppose over the “long” weekend, you need to say “support our troops” in every sentence.

What’s you have for breakfast today (support our troops)?

How’s the weather (support our troops)?

I love a good ham sandwich (support our troops).

Why are they making another Fast and Furious movie (support our troops)?

Isn’t Nikki Haley a ridiculous pandering hypocritical idiot (support our troops)?

This is just more gaslighting by Republicans. They spent four years making excuses when they weren’t being silent over Donald Trump’s attacks on veterans, our war dead, and their families. In France, he didn’t want to attend a ceremony for war dead because the weather would mess with the bleached dead skunk that’s an excuse for a toupee. Donald Trump sucked and Republicans were happy to play along just so long as they got what they wanted. Nikki Haley wanted some bullshit to pad her resume and she got it.

Now, Nikki Haley thinks it’s presidential to attack Kamala Harris over a tweet while she spent four years playing along with Donald Trump. What was unfit and unprofessional was criticizing Donald Trump for starting an insurrection…and then backtracking on it, which is exactly what Haley did.

Speaking of Trump, he too released a statement ahead of Memorial Day. He said, “With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year. I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon. Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President. Soon Russia and the Middle East will be making a fortune on oil, and you will be saying how good it was to have me as your President. Wasn’t it great to be energy independent, but we are energy independent no more. Shame, shame, shame. Other than that, have a great Memorial Day Weekend!”

Just so long as he mentioned Memorial Day, right, fuckers?

If you’re upset the vice-president didn’t mention Memorial Day in one tweet, but are silent over Trump using the holiday to praise himself, attack others, lie his little orange balls off, and basically just shout at pigeons, you might be a hypocrite. If you spent the past four years silent during Donald Trump’s reign of terror, then I suggest your spend the next four with your clap shut as well.

And before I get in trouble, “happy Memorial Day.”

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3 comments

  1. I don’t understand the greeting, “Happy Memorial Day”. It isn’t an occasion for happiness; it’s an occasion for honoring those who died in wars. Nothing ‘happy’ about that. Reminds me of the restaurant host I heard say, ‘Happy Good Friday’ to customers. I informed him that that was in bad taste; there’s nothing ‘happy’ about that day (for believers). His excuse was that he was Jewish. Sorry, I don’t buy that; I’m Agnostic, but I still know what every event that is a recognized holiday means.

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    1. I think they are just saying, Have a good day honouring whatever day is being honoured, but somehow, people, being as lazy as they are, have just shortened that to say Happy ________ Day. (Of course, for most people these days, holidays are not holy days but just a day off from work, so who gives a shit why, just party till you puke. That’s what makes them happy!)

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  2. Repuglycans have no honour anymore, if they ever did. Their whole purpose in life is to have and use power. And, when they don’t have that power, their only purpose is to get it back. How they do that does not matter. Running down Democrats, and praising themselves, is what they are all about. They are no longer politicians, they are mealy-mouthed opponents of whatever is good in life for everyone. They care only about themselves, and will lie, cheat, and steal, and dishonour themselves at every turn in order to get themselves back into power.
    That they have so many people kowtowing to all their bullshit while themselves being ground under repuglycan heels tells me that almost 50% of Americans would rather be Red than honourable human beings.

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