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Monday, February 27, 2017

House Dem forces GOP to take recorded vote on Trump tax returns | TheHill

House Dem forces GOP to take recorded vote on Trump tax returns | TheHill 



And this is not so laudable for the GOP: supporting Trump in his evading to share his tax returns. No transparency, no showing credibility and being a stand up guy like his predecessors and precedent.



"Unpresidented" to use the term Trump coined and for which he seemingly will be remembered, with great shame for him and our country. Show some basic respect and class, and share your tax returns already, and let's deal with the truth.

Former President George W. Bush On 'Today Show': Free Press 'Indispensable' : NPR

Former President George W. Bush On 'Today Show': Free Press 'Indispensable' : NPR 



Well, this statement by George W. Bush is actually super on-point and resoundingly unassailable: ""I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an
independent media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very
addictive. And it can be corrosive. And it's important for the media to
call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or
elsewhere."



Kudos for W. Bush to out that out, and certainly that Trump should feel pretty out of his league not allowing an independent media to "hold him to account." 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

William H. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL, slammed President Trump’s characterization of the media as “the enemy of the American people,” calling that sentiment the “greatest threat to democracy” he’s ever seen.

Here This. "William H. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL, slammed President Trump’s characterization of the media as “the enemy of the American people,” calling that sentiment the “greatest threat to democracy” he’s ever seen."

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Standing Rock Sioux About to Get Overrun; Trump, Greed, a New Age of Belligerance

Here To many of us who have been fighting for environmental justice and for human rights to come before corporate greed and need, this is a dark time.

Much ink is being spilled recounting the efforts Donald Trump -- and his newly befriended zealots on the right wing and in fossil fuel industries -- are making to turn back time in America, but some words must be put down here as well.

We have a chance to take the high road. To avoid violence. To choose different energy sources that do not produce destruction and problems during extraction; that do not produce pollution, and property and human rights problems during transportation; that do not create pollution and health problems for humans at the burning and end-use stage of their energy life cycles.

Wind and solar pose few if any of those problems. And their source and end-use are as clean and endless as the wind and the sun.

But greedy people maintain the levers of power in their continuing investment in fossil fuels: owners and investors in tar sands and oil field property (now mostly multi-billion dollar companies), owners and investors in refineries and pipeline companies. The 'black snake' collectively as Native Americans often refer to it. It is a destructive and vile thing.

Greedy investors--including mainstream banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America and 15 others--are putting the pedal to the metal here.

Trump and his administration have waved the start flag at the stalled process in North Dakota.
And innocent people, places and things are getting squashed: tribal leaders whose land was taken away where this pipeline is now scheduled to go, water rights and quality for local people, citizens concerned with their plight, citizens concerned with the expansion of the finite and destructive black snake--all are getting squashed.

The burning tee-pees are symbols of all of that.

There is elegance and simple morality in these people.

There is the cold disdain of the military industrial fist, hammering away again.

Thank you again Donald Trump and Wells Fargo et. al., for showing us a way that many... should we say most?.... good people do not want to go.

Thank you for showing us the opposite of the way we want things to work for our children and their planet.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt Breaks Hearts, and Probably Environmental Protection

Statement on Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator<http://go.usa.gov/x9uUh>
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement reacting to today’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
“With the confirmation of the profoundly unfit Scott Pruitt – an unapologetic career mouthpiece of the fossil-fuel industry -- as head of our nation’s Environmental Protection Agency, this is a dark and ominous day for America’s commitment to clean air, clear water, children’s health, states’ rights, science-based solutions – and the national economy that depends on them.
“Republican Senator Susan Collins is right: Pruitt’s record and his vision for the EPA are inconsistent with the core mission of the agency -- to protect human health and our environment.
“Mr. Pruitt is a clear and present danger to our economic prosperity and the health of our children. He was appointed for one reason: to systematically dismantle our environmental protections when it comes to our water, air and wildlife. He made a career of defending corporate polluters and blocking environmental protections by litigating against the agency he now leads.
“California will not follow Trump’s destructive path. We’ve proven that you can protect the environment and grow jobs. We’ve delinked economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions and helped turn clean energy into a pillar of our economy that now supports over half a million jobs in our state.
“Our commitment to balancing quality of life and economic growth is a primary reason why California remains a magnet for immigrants from all over the world and will continue to be America’s capital of technological innovation.”

Trump Dimisses and Discounts Nearly ALL TRADITIONAL AMERICAN MEDIA OUTLETS

Here So, the news outlets we grew up with and trusted and continue to trust have angered and lost the faith of one Donald Trump? Quite good. This is the clearest sign that they are still doing an excellent and accurate job of telling the truth.

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!1:48 PM · Feb 17, 2017




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Congress Can Uncover Trump's Tax Returns

Here And should. One estimate is that he is $50 billion in debt worldwide. One can guess where and to whom.... And what actions that might drive one to enact....

Friday, February 10, 2017

7 key take-aways from the court’s ruling against Trump’s immigration order

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“Instead, the Government has taken the position that the President’s decisions about immigration policy, particularly when motivated by national security concerns, are unreviewable, even if those actions potentially contravene constitutional rights and protections.... There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”

Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012

Sunset, Venice 12/20/2012
I've been thinking some about the Winter Solstice, the Mayan end of the 30,000-year-cycle on 12/21/12.

What if in fact the world did end? To live consciously, even though this probably will not happen, it is honest to take a bit of an inventory.

Am I happy with how I've lived my life? (Yesterday, I thought mostly yes, with some areas for improvement, as below.) Are there changes I would make?
Would I have tried to forgive those that were hostile or disappointing to me?
Would I spend more time with those I loved the most, telling them that, feeling that more?
Would I be happier, grateful for what I have, what I've experienced, the joy, the beauty in this world?

Maybe the answer is yes to all of the above.
So this time can serve as a point of rebirth for all of us. If we think about it.

Because somewhere I realized I think maybe mankind deserves it. !
The way we are killing each other, killing the planet.
How selfish we are, and snotty to those around us. Petty, competitive. Why is this? Do we have to behave this way? (I say no, it greatly detracts and misdirects energy from the full-time celebration in which we could engage, the great multi-cultural, multi-rhythmic dance we can sustain here.)

Maybe God or the Great Universe is fed up, and will pull the rug out from under us.
Don't think I can say we could blame Him/Her/It.

But it probably won't happen. (Probably not! This time.)

Still we are finite on this ride.

It is a time to think, am I happy with how I've lived my life?
Hopefully most of us can say yes.

For the part of us that have a little worry, a little sadness....
This is the time to be present.
This is the time to be the person you want to be, that can die at peace, that can hope to every day be able to look yourself and the Universe in the eye and say, how beautiful, smiling, and thank you. Let's do that.

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