Donald Trump would like to wish everyone a “Happy Earth Day!”

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“The environment is not merely the place where we live and act, for the biosphere is the ground from which and within which we arise. The earth is not only our home, it is our mother.” – David Loy

Headlines of How Trump Is Changing the Environment

EPA STARTS ROLLBACK OF CAR EMISSIONS STANDARDS

FEMA EXPELS “CLIMATE CHANGE” FROM STRATEGIC PLAN

TRUMP PROPOSES CUTS TO CLIMATE AND CLEAN-ENERGY PROGRAMS

EPA LOOSENS REGULATIONS ON TOXIC AIR POLLUTION

MOST OF NATIONAL PARKS ADVISORY BOARD RESIGNS IN PROTEST

REPORT: CLIMATE CHANGE WEB SITES ‘CENSORED’ UNDER TRUMP

TRUMP INTERIOR DEPARTMENT DECLARES THAT ACCIDENTAL BIRD DEATHS ARE LEGAL

TRUMP DROPS CLIMATE CHANGE FROM LIST OF NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS

TRUMP UNVEILS PLAN TO DRAMATICALLY DOWNSIZE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT PROPOSES LARGEST-EVER OIL AND GAS LEASE AUCTION

TRUMP EPA POISED TO SCRAP CLEAN POWER PLAN

MINING HEALTH STUDY HALTED; CLIMATE ADVISORY PANEL DISBANDED

TRUMP REVOKES FLOOD STANDARDS ACCOUNTING FOR SEA-LEVEL RISE

EPA DROPS DELAY OF OBAMA-ERA OZONE STANDARDS

NOAA CANCELS RULE TO PROTECT WHALES FROM FISHING NETS

U.S. PULLS OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

TRUMP BUDGET PROPOSES STEEP CUTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

EPA DISMISSES SCIENCE ADVISORS

ORDER AIMS TO EXPAND OFFSHORE DRILLING

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT SCRUBS CLIMATE CHANGE WEBSITE

EPA ANNOUNCES “BACK-TO-BASICS” AGENDA

PESTICIDE AVOIDS TOTAL BAN

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE APPROVED

EPA CHIEF DOWNPLAYS CLIMATE

STREAMS REOPENED TO MINING WASTE

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” – Stephen Hawking

 

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The Coward in Chief

picture of presidents in barbara bush funeral

Missing from this incredible photograph are President Jimmy and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and obviously “our” current President, Donald Trump. It was noted by the Carter Center in Atlanta that President Carter was on a private overseas trip and Mrs. Carter is still recovering from a recent surgery. Trump on the other hand spent another weekend at his private resort in Florida spending millions of tax payers dollars tweeting, watching television and playing golf.

Trump “claims” that he didn’t want to make a security circus of the Barbara Bush funeral which sounds very accommodating but in reality is untrue. With four former United State Presidents in attendance a couple of more Secret Service agents really wouldn’t have made a notable difference. The reality of why Trump didn’t attend can be found in the picture above, he didn’t belong there and honestly hasn’t earned the right to be there.

Other than Trump’s wife, Laura Bush and maybe Michelle Obama “our” President has spent the last 15 months skewering the other people in this photograph particularly President Clinton, President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Trump didn’t have the courage to attend Barbara Bush’s funeral because he would have had to face these distinguished Americans in the picture and despite what the Deplorable Nation believes about their man, in truth, Trump is a cowardice pussy who projects his tough guy persona hiding behind Twitter.

So while these former Presidents and First Ladies celebrated the wonderful and remarkable life of Barbara Bush, Trump spent the weekend watching cable news and hammering out one tweet after another attacking everyone from former FBI Director James Comey, NBC’s Chuck Todd and Hillary Clinton to his own Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Why does Trump spend so much time and effort tweeting disparaging stuff out about other people? Go back to the photograph above, he doesn’t belong in that picture and he knows it. Trumps only course of action is to validate himself to himself. That is what narcissistic, insecure people do and Trump is the poster child for both disorders.

Want to know the kind of class “our” President surrounds himself with? Listen to the people he takes advice from. Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and friend said of Barbara Bush; “She was a mean-spirited, vindictive drunk. She is ascending into hell right now. She’s not going to heaven. She was a bad person.” And if that wasn’t enough Stone posted on his Instagram account; “Barbara Bush drank so much booze, if they cremated her … her body would burn for three days.”

The Deplorable Nation is convinced that Trump wouldn’t want to be included in the company represented in that photograph. They think Trumps goal is to destroy the “Deep State” these men represent. In truth, being included is all Trump has ever wanted but he can’t and won’t ever achieve it. Money can’t buy manners, morals, respect, character, common sense, trust, patience, class, integrity, or love and neither will, as Trump will learn, the office of the presidency.

Trump, the man who fires people on twitter. The man who can’t face the media, didn’t attend Barbara Bush’s funeral because he is terrified of having to confront President Obama and Hillary Clinton. He is a pussy, he is the Coward in Chief and this big orange baby needs your hugs Deplorable Nation, he needs them bad. I smell an ego rally on the horizon.

 

 

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Conspiracy

“James Comey Memos just out and show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION. Also, he leaked classified information. WOW! Will the Witch Hunt continue?” – Trump tweet 4-20-18

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) all threatened to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department if they weren’t granted access to the memos of fired FBI Director James Comey memorializing his conversations with Trump. Why would these Trump patsies want classified evidence being used in an open investigation? The reason has nothing to do with protecting the American people.

These three clowns are trying to prove a point, a Fox News point. They are trying to substantiate the “Deep State”, the story line Sean Hannity has drilled into the minds of the Deplorable nation. And what did these knuckleheads do with these documents, though none of them will admit to it, they leaked them. These Trump loyalist did exactly what Trump has accused Comey of, they allowed classified information to be leaked. And now the spin begins.

What the leaked release of these memos will accomplish depends on what side of Trump you stand on. If you believe, as I do, that he is a corrupt, mindless twit the memos  corroborate everything Comey has been saying for the last year. Everything. If you are a Fox News, Kool-Aid drinking Deplorable dweeb you can expect Sean Hannity to spend the next week talking about how Comey masterminded a “Deep State” within the FBI against the presidency of Trump.

A conspiracy is defined as a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful and the action of plotting or conspiring. Maybe you haven’t noticed but we currently have a lot of conspiracies going on right now. We have conspiracies about conspiracies. We have conspiracies that were started to combat other conspiracies. We even have conspiracies that are about conspiracies that are about other conspiracies. Despite all the investigations, despite all of the news reports and interviews and despite what we all “think” we know, really at this point all we have are conspiracies.

But despite all of the unknowns the one certainty, the one common denominator in all of these conspiracies is one central figure, Captain Chaos, Donald J. Trump.

This country is running on auto-pilot. President Obama got us off the runway and Trump simply isn’t smart enough or qualified enough to keep us in the air, let alone land the plane when it is time to refuel. No one in the Trump administration has any idea what is going on starting with “our” President.

Trump makes decisions based on which way the wind is blowing and Hannity is his primary wind machine. Trump neither cares or is so self-absorbed that he doesn’t understand the chaos he creates. Just ask his United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. The Huffington Post noted in an article recently, citing a White House adviser, that “The reason for the chaos is Trump himself. He has little knowledge of issues important to the running of the nation, and little interest in acquiring it.” Another Republican adviser close to Trump noted with a laugh that Trump “lies as often as he breathes.” That’s “our” President, “lies as often as he breathes.”

If Trump survives all the current conspiracies swirling around him at this moment I am confident that there are others out there simply waiting in the wings. I predict that there are skeletons in this mans closet that have yet to be discovered. Trump has spent his entire adult life screwing people. Somewhere out there is a Sheetrock contractor, a plumber, maybe even a mobster that Trump shorted or slighted and they are just waiting to kick the dog when it is down.

The Deplorable Nation has convinced itself that nothing, NOTHING, can or will break Trump. They believe that he is the Phoenix that rises from the ashes of his own self-destructive tendencies. But here is what we all need to remember, Trump isn’t a superhuman, his ego maybe, but the man himself is not and as Robert Half noted an ego trip is simply a journey to nowhere and that is where he is taking this country, nowhere.

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The biblical definition of ______________

“Mr. President, I hope you will be able to do something about this. You are the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. Army Chaplain Scott Squires is being punished for doing his job. He’s facing serious punishment for explaining to a soldier that he couldn’t conduct a marriage retreat that would include same-sex couples–because of his belief in the biblical definition of marriage. A military investigation determined that he should be disciplined for not including this lesbian couple in his retreat. Now chaplains can’t have deeply held religious beliefs? Now chaplains don’t have First Amendment rights? Now chaplains can’t stand on what God’s Word teaches? This has gotten dangerously off-course. Let’s encourage Chaplain Squires below and let him know that we are praying for him.” – Franklin Graham

This is the high priest of the alt-rights latest Facebook post. I know, I know why do I read this crap? The answer is a simple one, I need to remind myself from time to time who the false prophets are that propelled and continue to support a morally bankrupt savior named Donald Trump.

I mean look who he is appealing too, “Mr. President”. The man who has made multiple “consensual” affairs a personal choices now among Evangelicals and payoffs for silence the price paid to do the Lords work. Lying is really just joking and “grabbing them by the pussy” is simply boy talk. That “Mr. President”.

Graham is asking the man who has been married three times. The man who has cheated on all three of his wives. The man who has been accused by 30 women and counting of sexual assault and the man who arranged to have payments made to a porn star and a Playboy Bunny to keep quiet, and those are just the ones we know of to date. Graham is asking this man to interpret and support the biblical definition of marriage. Yes, it is okay to laugh and see the irony in this silly request.

I love this line This has gotten dangerously off-course”. Franklin I couldn’t agree more. The Evangelicals are wandering around in the desert being lead by a man with cotton candy hair and a spray tan. They don’t care what he says. They don’t care what he does. They don’t even care if he is one of them, a “true believer”. All they care about is that their biblical definitions, their deeply held religious beliefs are protected, promoted and propagated by the government.

In the Evangelicals mind, there is no such thing as the separation of church and state in this country. If there was our money wouldn’t state “In God We Trust”. County Council meetings across America wouldn’t open with pray and witness’ wouldn’t be sworn in with “so help me God”. It appears to me that Evangelicals believe that the President of the United States should be considered the de facto leader of the Christian Church and if that is the case they have certainly chosen a doozy in The Donald.

One of the Evangelicals deeply held religious beliefs is that all government is put in place by God. Scripture in Romans states that “every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” Evangelicals hang their hat on this edict which is why they press so hard to have their voices not just heard but included in policy decisions.

My man Franklin is just one of many Evangelical potentates who believe with all their heart and all of their righteous soul that Donald J. Trump’s presidency was divinely ordained by God. As Graham noted at a Trump rally in Alabama; I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country.” 

The Bible is filled with crazy characters God chose to work through. Flawed people,  imperfect people and Evangelicals love to point this out when speaking about Trump. But I am a New Testament Christian, an out with the old in with the new Christian and Jesus set the course and created the path for a non-Jew like me to have and be in a relationship with God. I make that qualification because Jesus chose to work with and through the poor, the broken, and the marginalized not the popular, the rich or successful. Would Jesus have chosen Trump? That my friends is the question for the ages.

The Evangelicals have manufactured something in Trump that benefits them. Some have said that they have been duped by him and I disagree with that assessment. They know what that got and they know what they are getting. The marriage between the Evangelicals and Trump is an arrangement of convenience and it will survive as long as both parties hold-up their end of the bargain. What is the bargain? Trump responds to messages like Graham’s above. He not only supports but acts on the Evangelicals desire to have their deeply held religious beliefs protected, promoted and propagated by the government.

What does Trump get? The Evangelicals undying support no matter how many women he sexually assaults or pays off. No matter how many lies he tells or how much money he and his family make hiding behind the seal of the Presidency. That’s the deal. That’s the deal the Evangelicals have cut with devil. I personally believe it will end badly for both of them.

 

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The Donald Duck

Donald Duck

“Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!” – Trump tweet 4-18-18

“And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said ‘you know, this Rusher thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story” – Trump to NBC’s Lester Holt after he fired James Comey 

Why do you think Trump wanted to be President? Was it because he loved this country? Because he felt a sense of duty to this country? Maybe he wanted to give something back for all that he has taken? Do any of those reasons even remotely sound like the Donald Trump we all know and well know? For me the simple answer is not no but hell no!

You see, I think The Donald saw the presidency has a license to steal. A vehicle to take. A position to market his brand and make money for himself, his family and friends. Service above self has never been his modus operandi honestly he has never shown that there is one charitable bone in his body. He prefers to be on the receiving end rather than on the giving side. And any giving he has done in the past always includes some sort of caveat, some promotion or publicity that only benefits him. That is what the presidency means to him, a “charitable service” with a caveat.

What is that “charitable service” you ask? We, the American people, get the benefit of his magnificent and brilliant self. We should be honored, no, deeply indebted that he, the great Donald J. Trump would interrupt his charmed life and existence for us. Some of “us” do but what pisses him off the most are those of “us” that don’t. The ungrateful ones. That some of “us” won’t honor and bow down to the glorious, spectacular, awe-inspiring Donald J. Trump is, for him, an absolute travesty and one he will never let us forget.

The best thing that can happen for this country is for this prima donna to be taken down several notches. We don’t need a King or a ruler, there was a revolution 200 plus years ago to confirm that. We also don’t need a con man or charlatan which is what we got and why we all need to keep pushing against him. Trump and his presidency are a sham and as they say, if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck, a Donald Duck.

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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A reason to write or call your Senators

A bill to protect the Robert Mueller investigation (S. 2644) is on Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee agenda. Please call or email your Senators today and ask them to support this bill.

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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.” –  Barbara Bush

I was raised by a Barbara Bush who raised two Barbara Bush’s. I am married to a Barbara Bush who has also raised two Barbara Bush’s.

“To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush, former first lady and mother of a President died yesterday at the age of 92 and as we would expect, she went out on her own terms. It doesn’t matter what you thought of her husband or her son as Presidents, Barbara Bush was a rock, a foundation not only for her family but for this country.

“Never ask anyone over 70 how they feel. They’ll tell you.” – Barbara Bush

There was nothing vain about Mrs. Bush, though she had every reason to be pretentious. We didn’t read about the designer brands she wore or the movie stars she was friends with. She embraced her role as first lady for what it was, to be an anchor, a calming force and to provide balance not only for the President but for our country as well.

“Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well!” – Barbara Bush

People who knew her described her as smart, very funny with a wicked sense of humor, caring, compassionate, but most of all, tough as nails. One of her granddaughters referred to her as the “Enforcer” someone who you didn’t want to disappoint. I can imagine what she would say, words I have heard from my own Barbara Bush’s over the years; “I am not mad, just disappointed”.

“I don’t think that’s healthy for the country when anyone thinks their morals are better than anyone else’s.” – Barbara Bush

Today, I mourn the passing of Barbara Bush but I am grateful for the life of Mrs. Bush and even more grateful for the lives of my own Barbara Bush’s. I am convinced, despite the efforts of our current President, that the moral compass of the majority of Americans will prevail. The Barbara Bush’s of this country will make sure of that. At least that is my pray.

“People who worry about their hair all the time, frankly, are boring.” – Barbara Bush

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