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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TIME: One Picture is Worth...


...200,000 words?



After seeing the cover of the latest issue of TIME, I just had to check out the articles within, including Winter White House.

Of everything I read, this one pic and caption will stick with me forever.


Nice attempt at a stud shot, Donald.

You don't need to have an IQ much above 75 to read between the lines here. This narcissistic President of ours is going to find a way to personally profit from his new position any way he can...and he will not apologize for it. 

I'm sure Donald John the Lesser will see to it that the $100,000.00 increase it Mar-a-Lago's initiation fee will be donated to a worthy cause.

Later.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Environmental Antichrist now leads EPA


Calling it like I see it, folks.

For those who have stopped by before, you know my background in the environmental sciences and my efforts over the years to protect the environment. For the newbies; I've forgotten more about the science behind environmental issues than the majority of the self-proclaimed "experts" out there.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt being confirmed as the new EPA Administrator is great news for folks like the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry and a death knell for the progress made to protect the environment under most of the previous Administrations. 

As with all things; time will tell...and I hope I'm wrong about Scott Pruitt. In the interim, I'm going to create my own set of the Daggers of Megiddo...just in case. 


In early October last year, one of my college professors, after a span of 40 years, stopped by my home for a visit and dinner. A PhD in a water-related discipline, he spent the majority of his career working for one of the largest corporations in the energy industry and dealt directly with the EPA on multiple issues and helped establish many policies. One of his specialties...fracking fluids. He also lives in Oklahoma.

I've kept in touch with him and many other real environmental experts over the years. Based upon everything I've seen and all that's been confirmed during the past four decades, I feel 100% confident in moving forward in my opposition of the current Administration's environmental policies.

Of course, I'm sure this incredibly well-versed and insanely-intelligent Trump supporter from the Wilkes-Barre PA area would differ with me.


Later.
  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Republicans Über Alles


The mind-numbing miasmatic maelstrom in Washington continues unabated, and I am patiently awaiting the nomination of the new EPA chief - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt - to slither into the spotlight.

Although I'm sure the rabid never-say-die Trump supporters would feel otherwise, I am of the belief that Donald John the Lesser - a product of his Oz-like business empire - is teetering on the brink of collapse. It's not the fault of the "fake" media...it's him and the cast of clueless characters he has assembled.

I continue to read how incredibly bright some of the members of his inner circle are, yet every time they open their mouths, they immediately prove otherwise. Pure and simple; they are all mouthpieces.

As there are several important openings still in need of filling, including the National Security Advisor and Secretary of Labor, I have a recommendation for a pool of potential candidates that will vastly improve the overall competence and average I.Q. of our President's team.



Later.
  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With all do respect...


...and yes, that ( do vs. due ) is an intentional misspelling.

However, I do find it incredibly amazing and equally disturbing that mistakes like this continue to happen all too frequently.


Someone somewhere had to review and approve this poster for printing. The original poster has since been pulled, but the initial mistake has been documented/verified by many.

I would hope that as the turmoil in our nation's capitol continues, that any/all new hires in any agency funded in any way by my tax dollars be required to pass a basic spelling and grammar test. Random drug testing might help weed out the rest.

I picked a great time to be off from work, as I am getting to watch history unfold 24/7. Donald John the Lesser is everything I had feared he would be, and as a lifelong registered Republican, I am ashamed of the current conduct of my party in the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

Their "party first and above all" antics disgust me.

America & Americans come first, political party should be a distant second.

Later. 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Trump: Seven Thumbs Thick?


Methinks not.

Anyone who grasps even the basics of what the end-result of being the biggest guppy in a gilded fishbowl all their life might look and act like is being presented with a case study on an almost hourly basis.

"Seven thumbs thick" is something I recall reading decades ago, and I believe that anyone who aspires to and attains a position of leadership in any setting needs to - as an absolute prerequisite - be able to stand the heat and exercise restraint regardless of the nature of the issue and the person raising it.




Donald John the Lesser has lived his entire adult life as the biggest guppy in a gilded fishbowl. Put another way; a classic schoolyard bully with a clueless cadre of cowering wannabes at his side.

So far, our new President has lived up to my expectations at every turn, as have his mouthpieces and the political sycophants clamoring for a spot in his slowly shrinking shadow.

Later.
 

Friday, January 27, 2017

One Week In...


Amendment I

 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

And yet we have:




...and from this same Chief White House strategist:




This is getting beyond bizarre...

Later.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Can't Spell? - Apply @ 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue



Folks...you   just     can't     make     this     stuff     up.


This morning, while doing my usual pre-dawn sweep of emails and headlines, I decided to read more about the recent Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda from our new President. I specifically focused on anything to do with "energy infrastructure" and pipelines.

Imagine my reaction when I went to the "official whitehouse.gov website" to find the following:



And...after clicking on the link:


Seriously? No one caught these?

With all due respect (NB - I have none), what swamp and/or gene pool is he pilfering these people from?

And I thought fracking was going to be ugly.

Donald John the Lesser...welcome to my world.



Stay tuned
  

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

It's a Hard Reign A-gonna Fall...


Now that Donald John the Lesser has snaked his way into the ultimate ego trip, it's time to jump back into the fray.

Hey, after helping shut down the pet project of a 13-term U.S. Congressman as a warm-up, what better challenge could there be than to step into the ring with the environmental antichrist.

Reflecting back on all I've been through over the past six decades, and all I have learned about the value of planning, persistence and patience, I finally realized it's all been in preparation for the days
ahead.

And that, my friends, is my version of a PP Party...


And what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
And what'll you do now, my darling young one?
I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin'...

© BOB DYLAN MUSIC CO

Stay tuned


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Winding Down...



Sorry about the lack of posts as of late, but in all honesty, between ongoing ambulatory issues and the excellent job being done by Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper Carol Parenzan...I am easing myself into a slow withdrawal from my previous level of river activism.

I will ALWAYS have the passion...but I am intentionally scaling back on the presence.
 
Anyway, here's another example of a boater who should not be allowed on the river again.

Fishing at the base of a low-head dam with no life jacket on is, in my opinion...
 
just plain stupid.






Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This weekend @ Jim Thorpe, PA

 
Looking forward to attending this event.

 
"Even more remarkably, because someone had stolen his shoes just before he was due to compete, he found some discarded ones in a rubbish bin and won his medals wearing them. He is shown in the 1912 photo wearing two different shoes and extra socks because one shoe was too big."
 
Below: Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics where he won 2 gold medals
 
More details about the weekend here.