Category The Trump era

James Hodgkinson

Shooting in DC. The shooter took down a Republican Congressman and several of his aides at a softball event. It would have been worse but for Capitol police surrounding the softball field. Gunfire was exchanged. The accused shooter, James T Hodgkinson, is dead according to news reports. He’s a 66 year old man who lost […]

Down to 90 days?

UPDATE: this discussion comes from a posting about loss of arctic ice on the Seemore Rocks blog here. It’s worth a visit. I know, I promised not to bum people out anymore on my blog. Sorry. This came across my feed from FB friend Robin Westenra, who edits the blog Seemorerocks. He’s a fastidious researcher on […]

W.A.S.S* (Paris COP21)

  Trump pulls out of the Paris COP 21 Accord.  The social media nets are a-twitter over the news (not confirmed) that Drumpf will pull the US out of the Paris Climate accords also known as COP21. No confirmation yet, but it seems a done deal. The Donald doesn’t believe in Climate Change/Global Warming, and […]

A picture sticks in my mind–Angela Merkel

This is a couple weeks ago, but it occurred to me that it should still be part of our discourse. The Donald’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a few weeks ago was disastrous. And as badly as it went for what the media actually SAW, there were things behind the scenes that must have […]

Trump’s healthcare heist and HR 676

People here know that I had no great love of the Obamacare/ACA solution to the problem that we’re the only wealthy industrialized country without universal health coverage. And (as I predicted here), Obamacare/ACA was going to be extremely unpopular with voters. Hillary Clinton (mistakenly) ran on Obamacare as a boon to people, but unless you were […]

Fukushima–the other shoe dropping six years later

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]

‘IMPEACH PENCE FIRST’–a meme gone wrong?

A bit of background–eleven years ago, I found (and started wearing) an anti- Bush hat proclaiming IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST. The meme (we didn’t do ‘memes’ so much in 2005-06) was based on articles coming out of AfterDowningStreet, an activist organization that had uncovered and leaked internal memos indicating that Blair and Bush/Cheney were determined to attack Iraq […]