Happy Spring, everyone! It is official – Spring has sprung. Of course, in my neck of the woods (Lowcountry, South Carolina), our azaleas and Carolina Jessamine have been blooming for a few weeks now, so we have been having Spring already. Not that we didn’t get a bit of a cold snap when many of you were dealing with snow. But comparatively speaking, Spring is definitely here, at least as far as the Calendar is concerned. So, yeah, Happy Spring!
Perhaps with the onset of Spring the Snowflakes will finally start melting away. Now, I know I often pick on these young Snowflakes, but come on, they make it just SO easy to do.
Take for instance the following video from Hypelinenews of college students at Illinois State University being interviewed about Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and what they think of her. Then note how they scramble when they realize they have been spewing nothing but talking points and that they know JACK about what she has done or for what she stands (h/t Facebook Friend):
It is just too rich, isn’t it? Seeing them try to dance around how they just agreed with her positions but still wanting to hold the Liberal Party Line? It is laughable, and disconcerting, at the same time.
Their swooning support of Bernie Sanders continues to defy logic and reason, though neither one of those are in much evidence among many of these Snowflakes these days.
But Snowflakes don’t have to be college students or young people, as it turns out. Have you heard about all of these people who are literally losing sleep over Trump being President? I kid you not. Check out some of the incredible statements these folks are making. From Newsbusters:
(Yahoo News reporter Lisa) Belkin’s theme about these poor, sleep-deprived folks runs as follows (links are in original):
Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares. And those who are suffering tend to blame the 45th president of the United States.
To be sure, a state of heightened anxiety over whoever is in the White House is not new. Two presidents ago, columnist Charles Krauthammer coined Bush Derangement Syndrome, the symptoms of which were the “acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” Next came Obama Derangement Syndrome, memorialized by a conspiracy-spouting satirical character on the “Stephanie Miller Happy Hour” radio show.
And now there’s what Hollywood screenwriter Sam Friedlander has spoofed as Trump-Induced Anxiety Disorder.
There is no way to quantify whether there are more sufferers during this administration than previous ones. But for those going through it this time around, it certainly seems very new and very real. And it looms largest in the dead of night, say dozens across the country who described their pillow-punching wakefulness and fraught sleep to Yahoo News.
Oh, my. Two months later, these poor people cannot sleep as the histrionics around Trump are ratcheted up. They are feeding into their own insomnia, if you ask me.
The Newsbusters piece includes this summation that is helpful, I think:
What Belkin appears to have revealed is that she’s a willing participant in a post-Trump election feedback loop:
Prominent leftists — politicians, reporters, entertainers, and activists — declare the end of the world as we once knew it.
Such pronouncements, reported and played often, cause everyday left-leaning people to get emotionally overwrought and to start losing sleep.
Outfits like Yahoo solicit and publish stories of sleep deprivation.
Prominent leftists have their beliefs reinforced and announce “news” such as what Belkin has just reported as proof that we are on the way to the end of the world as we once knew it.
Rinse and repeat. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
That about sums it up, doesn’t it? And so it is for these Snowflakes, young and old, I offer you this little lifeline, “Friends in Safe Spaces” parody:
More to come with this hilarious parody. They are adding a new verse soon, according to Fox and Friends.
Yep, it is most definitely time for these Snowflakes to melt away. Spring is here, it’s a new Season, time to let go the angst of the November election already and suck it up. That is precisely what those of us who opposed Obama did for 8 years (and Bush for 8 years before that), so get the hell over it already.
Not saying you have to like Trump – heaven knows, I still don’t, though I gotta admit he has made some positive changes in the 60 days he has been in office – but really, grow up already.
Oh,, and before I leave this to you the same goes to those Senate Democrats who are acting like jackalopes about Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, making over-the-top extreme comments about him just to satisfy their crazed base. Come on, already – this is a Supreme Court nominee. Can we have just a little bit of decorum for someone who may well sit on the highest bench in the Land? Can we just – for a freakin’ second – grow up, act like adults, and stop with the constant barrage of partisan sniping??
Yeah, I didn’t think so, either – but it was worth a shot, wasn’t it?
That’s it for me. What’s on your minds today? This is an Open Thread.