Category Archives: Politics

9-11-2001

9-11On September 11, 2001, I watched with the rest of the world as our nation was attacked and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center came down. Only I watched from my mother’s hospital room.

She had had back surgery earlier that morning, and was under the influence of so much medicine that I’m not sure she knew what was going on. The noise from the TV bothered her, but my siblings and I could not turn it off. We had to learn what was happening to our nation.

Almost 3000 people died that day In the worst single attack on American soil since World War II. We must always be ready to defend ourselves from aggressors and make certain that such a thing never happens again.

Rick Perry and Al Franken on Cimate Change


I think this short video demonstrates the current situation in climate science better than anything else I’ve seen: “Get the politicians out of the room and let the scientists (do their jobs).” At least, I think that’s what Rick Perry was trying to say.  Good idea, Rick.  But it’s already been done. As Al Franken says, “That’s what scientists do all the time.”

Anthropocentric climate change is real. Climate scientists agree on it almost hundred percent. The only question now is, what are we going to do about it? And that’s the truth.

Wrong for 5,500 years? And wrong about that!

Anthony Scaramucci - Trump’s New Communications Chief Anti-Science Climate Change Denier
Anthony Scaramucci – Trump’s New Communications Chief Anti-Science Climate Change Denier

Anthony Scaramucci, Pres. Trump’s new appointee for White House communications director, is the very epitome of ignorance. He claims civilization on earth is only 5500 years old. It is far older. I don’t know for sure where this number came from, but I assume it came from the approximate 6000 year figure calculated by students of the Bible, based on adding up all the “begats” in the Old Testament. This implies a religious reason for his willful ignorance.

He thinks science cannot be trusted because, “People have gotten things wrong throughout the 5500 year history of our planet.” And because of “overwhelming scientific consensus that the earth was flat and that we were at the center of the world.” Even assuming he meant to say universe, instead of world, this is still amazing Ignorance. It was never scientists who claimed the earth was flat and that it was the center of the universe. It was religion. It was the Church. More specifically, it was the Papacy. Remember Galileo?

Scaramucci repeatedly questioned anthropogenic — man made — climate change with the excuse, “I honestly don’t know. I’m not a scientist.” He claims to have no idea whether or not climate change Is real. This is possibly the most important question we face about the long-term future of our planet. (Assuming we don’t blow ourselves up or succumb to chemicals or biological weapons.) For the President’s spokesman not to have  even an opinion — much less genuine knowledge of the truth — about climate change is inexcusable!

More than 97% of scientists polled recently said anthropogenic climate change is real. If we limit our poll to scientists actually involved in studying climate, the number climbs to way over 99%. There is no longer any serious question among scientists that anthropogenic climate change is both real and deadly serious. The argument is among laymen who do not understand the science. For the President spokesman to say, “I don’t know. I’m not a scientist,” is embarrassing. Scientists are still studying the details, but they agree that climate change is real. Everybody on earth should know that.

Pres. Trump recently named Scaramucci to be the White House communications director. It is obsurd that the greatest country in the world — the most powerful scientific force on earth — should have such an ignorant man In such a high office for communication. From this position, he’ll undoubtedly spread his ignorance to the world.

In the short video below alone, he makes several incorrect statements and Indicates his disdain for science.

There were several other mistakes In the video. For example, interviewer Chris Cuomo said “science” one time when he evidently meant to say “climate.” Scaramucci referred to somebody — presumably Pres. Trump — as the President-elect. These were obviously slips of the tongue, not indications of ignorance. But when did we start governing our country from from the Trump Tower?

This grossly ignorant man wants the names of those who worked on global warming at the Department of Energy, and refuses to say why, claiming “it’s about intellectual curiosity.” Well, I agree he seems pretty curious, But I wouldn’t want him knowing anything about me. I wouldn’t feel safe.

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More America First!

Yesterday, I posted a group of videos created in response to  President Trump’s America First Foreign Policy (which you can read here) and his inauguration speech, which ended with these words: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.”

This is another group that wouldn’t  fit on yesterday’s post. I suspect there are still others  have not found yet.  If so, I’ll post them when I find them. (If you find them first, please let me know I a comment below.)

The following videos are satire. Just enjoy them for what they are — humorous commentary about the President’s policy.

One note of caution: When the POTUS himself talks about grabbing women by their genitals and uses the F word freely on national television, it is to be expected that commentators will use similar language.

That said, enjoy.

Namibia

Azores

Madeira Island

New Zealand

Ostfriesland

Ethiopia

Philippines

Taiwan

Croatia

Singapore

Bulgaria

Kosovo

Poland

Croatia

Austria

Lower Franconia

Colombia

Pakistan

Kazakhstan

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I can’t vouch for the rest. Well, I can’t really vouch for any of them, but . . . 

The Galactic Empire

Mars

Westeros (from Game of Thrones)

Hogwarts

Mordor

Panem (from The Hunger Games)

Word (How did a word processor get in here?)

It’s still wonderful to have a president who inspires such respect and admiration from the rest of the world, the Solar System, the galaxy, and the gamesphere.

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Donald Trump

America First! America First!

“America First Foreign Policy

The Trump Administration is committed to a foreign policy focused on American interests and American national security.”

Those are the opening words of President Trump’s America First Foreign Policy, which you can read here. It continue:

“With a lifetime of negotiating experience, the President understands how critical it is to put American workers and businesses first  …”.

“President Trump will ensure that on his watch, trade policies will be implemented by and for the people, and will put America first.”

It reiterated the message of his inauguration speech, “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.”

The following videos are satire, of course. Just enjoy them for what they are — humorous commentary about the President’s policy.

One note of caution: When the POTUS himself talks about grabbing women by their genitals and uses the F word freely on national television, it is to be expected that commentators will use similar language.

That said, enjoy.

A talk show from The Netherlands reportedly made this one first.

A late night show in Germany saw it, thought it was funny, created its own version, and invited comics of other nations to  follow suit.

Denmark

Sweden

Here’s Portugal.

Russia

The United Kingdom

Spain

Madeira

Japan

Malta

India

Austria

France

Moldova

Romania

Mexico

Sweden

Bavaria

China

Finland

Ireland

The Muslim World

Luxembourg

Iran

Serbia

Israel

Isn’t it wonderful to have a president who inspires such respect from the rest of the world?

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You Be the Judge

Americans will elect our next President in just 43 days. Be sure you know who you believe will be the best choice. Or the worst. And vote accordingly.

The only real choices now are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton is a former Senator, Secretary of State, and First Lady who is disliked and distrusted by many potential voters for a variety of reasons. Trump is a a narcissistic, arrogant, racist, billionaire bully who brags he’s going to build a “yuge, beautiful wall” and make Mexico pay for it. He thinks Russian President Putin is his friend and the Chinese people love him. Including those running the country. (Personally, it appears to me that Putin is nobody’s friend and the people running China only care about themselves.)

If you feel the way many voters feel about  the only two viable candidates remaining, this may be a time when you can’t vote for the best candidate. Because there is no “best” candidate this time. Many of us don’t want either one of them in the White House.

You may have to pick the worst candidate and vote AGAINST him. Ask yourself which of these two candidates is more likely to get the United States into a serious war with China or Russia. A war that NOBODY can win. In my opinion, that’s the arrogant, racist bully. Vote for the other candidate.  Strongly consider voting for Hillary Clinton.

Clinton was not my first choice, but now she’s the only choice.