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Squatch's Open Thread 27/11/2016

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ben Carson, Bigotry, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Environment, EPA, global warming, GOP Hate, HUD, My Universe, Racism, Recount )

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3 short takes, My Universe


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Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday November 28, 2016, 4:18 am

Animae C (507)
Monday November 28, 2016, 5:44 am
TY Lynn

Pat B (356)
Monday November 28, 2016, 6:21 am
LAT: Even our little ones know how the climate is changing, and most of them are concerned at these events happening now. They see, and feel these effects in their world, as we all do. We must stand in unity with participating countries with the Paris agreement! "The news that the agreement will take effect this year diminishes the chances that it can be undone by Donald Trump should he be elected president. Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and promised to scrap the deal. The document locks participants into the deal for at least three years and requires a one-year waiting period once a withdraw is announced." *Time

NYT: Ugh! He makes things up as he talks/twitters or whatever. He's not even in the WH, and I'm already cringing at his antics!!

DB: We'll have to wait and see how Carson handles his appointment.

MU: #1. Oh, how funny! I'd be miserable, but I could never pass up cake. #2. Exactly! ; )

We are getting rain for today, and the weather seems to fit my mood. I do hope that your arthritis gets less painful, I can feel mine too. Change of the weather cycle?

Enjoy your day, and Thank you, Lynn for post.

Lona G (67)
Monday November 28, 2016, 7:43 am
It's getting close to dinner time here, so your description of your soup makes my mouth water, Lynn. Congrats on your win, by the way.

LAT: Lynn, I appreciate your "With Trump at the helm, is the US in danger of losing its self anointed title of "leader of the free world"? (emphasis mine). I'm afraid that very few other nations still believe that this title is as appropriate as it once may have been. Especially Russia and China are quite happy with Drumpf's election as it has fortified their own position in the world. Asiatic countries are now flocking to China in droves, and not only for its green energy politics. Ex-president Sarkozy of France had indeed suggested to put a carbon tax on American products, but he didn't make it through France's yesterday primaries, so that may never fly. However many countries fear a new trade war when Drumpf is in charge, so this suggestion might soon resurface. All in all, America, not just Drumpf, might soon be treated like the (climate) pariah he is turning the country into.

NYT: Oh, right, all those people who voted for Clinton on the West and East coast were illegals, of course. You have to admire those Democrats for organizing such complicated rigging involving millions of illegal immigrants, don't you 😀 . How did they do it without anyone noticing all those illegals waiting in line to vote? Drumpf should find out who organized it so well and hire them to work for him; he'll desperately need those brilliant riggers like that as his nonexistent plans already start to fall through.
For now his base still believes in him and will eat this up like they did all the rest of his outrageous lies, and love to hear that they brought him a landslide victory of the Electoral College. For now. I just hope that America will never see the day when this base has had enough and turns on him. It will get so ugly then.

DB: If Ben Carson accepts the offered position Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, all Drumpf's buddies in real estate and project developers will be slapping Drumpf on the back for days and be sending him yuge presents to thank him for thinking of them and giving this job to such a douche bag. The housing world will be their oyster.

MU: My feelings exactly.

Joanne D (38)
Monday November 28, 2016, 8:04 am
LAT - Did not everyone see this coming? I have even made snarky comments that this is the "silver lining" in his election - "I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long" - because I will be extinct soon. /snark. And didn't I read that President Obama handed off the title of "Leader of the free world" to Angela Merkel last week? Oh well, if it was a hallucination, it was a nice one.

NYT - No, Popular-Vote-Loser Trump, you and your goons haven't taken over yet, it's still legal for all citizens to vote, even if they don't vote for you. I would not be surprised if it soon won't be.

DB - I think we need to wait until the entire Cabinet is chosen before trying to work out which appointment is the biggest disaster. No, I don't mean we should normalize him or them, but we are becoming scattered trying to look at each appointment as it comes up. We need to look at it as a body, depressing though that may be. (Footnote - Would Bonkers Ben know a fact or a piece of empirical data if one bit him on the a$$?

Universe - Like Lona, I feel the same.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday November 28, 2016, 8:06 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday November 28, 2016, 9:24 am
Noted, Thank you

Walter F (129)
Tuesday November 29, 2016, 5:00 pm
Thanks Lynn

pam w (139)
Tuesday November 29, 2016, 8:16 pm
I hadn't heard about Ben Carson being offered a position where he could impose his cruel, hateful views on all of us. This doesn't make me comfortable...that's for certain!

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 8:03 am

Thanks, noted with another wonderful upcoming Linda Blair episode all over my walls...... :)

Janet B (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 10:06 am

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 6:14 pm
Sorry to hear your arthritis is acting up. This time of year, along with all the storms (low pressure), seems to make it worse.

DT has certainly turned everything we previously thought we knew up-side-down. I think part of his plan is to name so many people who have never worked in government before, who are considered "good businessmen" (at least by him), and who really have no idea how the country is supposed to work because they never had to think about it before. The more deplorable people he chooses, the more overwhelmed we get, the harder it is to process the whole mess. Yes DT is a loser as far as the popular vote, but that won't stop him from destroying our country, given half a chance.

Love the kitties. Thanks for the post, Lynn.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 10:59 pm
Thanks Lynn

Margie FOURIE (148)
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 11:11 pm
Thank you

Mitchell D (86)
Thursday December 1, 2016, 6:11 pm
So maniacally wonderful!

Dr. Ben wrote that? He who can't tell a fact from a wet fart?
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