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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

In Defiance of Science

In Defiance of Science

Appointing Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency is the same as installing Jeffrey Dahmer as headmaster of the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, except that Dahmer has killed his last victim, whereas Pruitt is still alive to create environmental genocide.

Continuing the pattern of heinous appointments to his Cabinet of Hate, or Cabin-Hate, as I prefer to refer to it, Leader Malproddunt selected the former Oklahoma governor, and notorious EPA basher, to head up the agency which is supposed to safeguard and guarantee us, clean air and clean water.
Leader Malproddunt, himself

Regardless of which column it lands in, this face-splat constitutes lunacy, piracy and arrogance, all rolled into one complete package. This is not about finding a cool job for a homie; no, this is Malproddunt standing with his back to America, dropping his ample trousers, and bending over at the waist.

“Take that, anyone who has the audacity to stand up to me, and get ready for more.”

Hey, Sarah (Don’t call me vapid) Palin, as head of the VA, makes no sense whatsoever but veterans are expendable anyway, in the eyes of the Republican Party, so who cares? The earth, however, should be the priority of everyone, especially our “elected” leaders, regardless of how fraudulent the “election” was.

After seeing white supremacist Steve (White is Right) Bannon appointed to Malproddunt’s Cabin-hate, along with Jeff Sessions, who feels that there is nothing illegal about Leader Malproddunt’s penchant for “grabbing-pussy-because-I-can” approach, nothing should shock me.

This, however, has provided 110 volts.

During his tenure as highest elected official in Oklahoma, Pruitt joined several other states in suing the EPA over its Clean Power Plan, an Obama administration policy aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and factories. Pruitt has also sued the EPA, along with officials from other states, over its plan to regulate the fossil fuel industry’s methane emissions.

There is such an obvious conflict of interest, that to suggest that Pruitt is capable of serving objectively, is to suggest that we who are watching carefully, are morons. I am not a moron.

I am perfectly capable of seeing that the new administration has as one of its primary goals, the dismantling of Obama’s environmental and climate legacy, and I am not going to stand still and allow it to happen. My grandchildren will thank me, some day, long after I am gone and my ashes are spread amongst the manzanita trees on my property.

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said the appointment is “like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.”

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, said, “Scott Pruitt has built his political career by trying to undermine EPA’s mission of environmental protection. He is a deeply troubling choice to head the agency that protects the clean air all Americans breathe and the clean water we drink.”

Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, added, “Over the past five years, Pruitt has used his position as Oklahoma’s top prosecutor to sue the EPA in a series of attempts to deny Americans the benefits of reducing mercury, arsenic, and other toxins from the air we breathe; cutting smog that can cause asthma attacks; and protecting our wetlands and streams.”

Naomi Orestes, professor of the history of science, Harvard University, finally nailed it down when she said, “Carbon dioxide is a pollutant, and has been acknowledged by policy-makers since the 1960’s. Climate change caused by carbon dioxide is now causing measurable harms. Mr. Pruitt, in defiance of science, economics and the Supreme Court, proposes to put the interests of the oil and gas industry over the interests of the American people. We all believe in freedom, but as the philosopher Isaiah Berlin noted, freedom for wolves means death for lambs. Right now it looks like a lot of lambs are about to be slaughtered.”

There you have it: In “defiance of science,” and the proposal “to put the interests of the oil and gas industry over the interests of the American people,” are two reasons why Scott Pruitt shouldn’t be in charge of a gas station, let alone the EPA.

That and the fact that one percent of the population in the country, has accumulated more wealth than the other 99 percent, are reasons why Leader Malproddunt must be stopped. He’s not my president and never will be, so the sooner some judge halts this maniac the sooner we can start to pick up the pieces.
The Republican Party when it comes to elders

The earth falling to pieces does not concern the Republican Party, as much as the pursuit of money. To quote Charles Dickens, in reference to Ebenezer Scrooge, they are a "squeezing, wrenching grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous” unit, “as hard and sharp as flint," and have no awareness, let alone care, for the slaughter of the lambs.

As long as the lambs are seasoned with mint and garlic.














2 comments:

  1. And how do we stop him? Initially people said to give him a chance and, okay, let's see who he selects for the Cabinet. But that's only proving his agenda and backing up everything you just wrote about.

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    1. We stop him by refusing to kowtow to a maniac, and by standing up for those being persecuted for being gay, or-gasp-not white. In my personal space, I will not give one inch. There is too much good in the world to let one fat, ugly, mean narcissist ruin everything with hate. xoxoxoxox

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