Well…sitting here waiting for the first match of the day to start and thought I’d do a short one on the good news that the swamp thing, Scott Pruitt, resigned yesterday under the threat of a 19th investigation into his tenure at the EPA. His ethics challenges and criminality should be no surprise to anyone who has seen him do the same damn things when he was in Oklahoma but it appears that no ethics and criminality is a job qualification for trump’s administration…and his resignation letter was as deranged as trump’s speech was yesterday…saying that it was god that put trump into office…now they are calling Putin god? But, we can’t breathe easy yet, the guy coming in is just as bad and will continue the damage that trump and his cronies are doing to the country and the world….impeach….
Well…the one man swamp that is Scott Pruitt continues to ooze more corruption ever day and today is no different…it was revealed this morning that Pruitt and his staff has been has been “scrubbing” his calendar and has falsified or hid records of meetings he has had with the industries the EPA is supposed to regulate since they may
“look bad” since the only people he meets with are lobbying to gut all environmental regulation in this country. “Willful concealment or destruction” of records is a federal crime that could result in jail time…but this is not the worst part of the destruction of the EPA…independent analysis has concluded that the regulations that are being cut will result in 88,000 deaths over the course of 10 years…yep, trump and his administration are going to kill over 8,000 Americans a year just so he and his cronies can profit more from polluting this country….but hey, what’s 8,000 lives compared to the need for the rich to get richer?
See, I told you I was going to get back to politics…
Well…as you take a look at past issues here, this place has always been slanted toward politics since it has been something that I have been interested all my life…at least since the 1960 election which is the first one I remember. But, lately, the bad news has come so fast and hard that it is sometimes overwhelming to ingest it all…and that is one of the reasons that the political commentary has been a little sparse lately….I haven’t been feeling that I am adding to the conversation and that is a little troubling….maybe if I stay away from the idiot trump things will get better? Oh, there is one thing I did want to comment on that was in the news today about Scott Pruitt and the damage he is doing to to this country…and the latest outrage is that he is only going to use industry financed “science” for rulemaking…like oil industry research to write regulations considering pollution regulation…you get the drift…just like the tobacco industry research that continually said that smoking is good for you and was instrumental in delaying anything being done about the epidemic of lung cancer and heart disease that is still caused by smoking. So now industry shills will be writing regulations that, until now, used real science and had the goals of cleaning up the environment…remember the days of smog that used to choke this country…because they are coming back again….geez….
Well…have been reading the news all morning trying to come up a topic but the news has been pretty quiet today…maybe a little too quiet given the unending scandals coming out to the idiot trump’s administration. You may have heard of this one, though, that Scott Pruitt didn’t think the government vehicle that he was issued was quite good or safe enough so he got them to issue him a fully bulletproof one…and that even included bulletproof seat covers…through his whole tenure, Pruitt has spent money hand over fist….more than the past three administrations combined and the question came to me..”what changed?”…what was the reason this moron feels so threatened? I wonder if it could be the fact the EPA is now being run for the companies that it is supposed to regulate and that these companies are writing new regulations that will kill thousands of people a year with the increased pollution? Or is it just that these thieves are the typical chickenshit repubs who are scared of their own shadows and there is no reason for the increased security other than it makes them feel important? No other EPA administrator has needed a 20 person security detail or a bulletproof vehicle….and this idiot doesn’t either…geez….
Well…can the repubs get any lower? Their continued support for the NRA and the gun manufacturers have meant that children are just fodder for their political games…they will protect the hell out of them until they are born but after that they are on their own…and that was emphasized by the announcement yesterday that the idiot running the EPA….”first class Pruitt” will be closing the lab that studies the effect of new chemicals on children…yep, idiot Pruitt can fly first class all over the world but he says the US can’t afford to ensure that the new chemicals pushed by the chemical companies don’t kill children…this is all part of the dystopian vision that these idiots have for this country, that corporations will do the right thing and not kill us in the service of profit for the rich. Remembering back to my anatomy classes when I was working on my psych degree, it was known that chemicals affect the fast growing tissues of children in completely different ways than adults….and it is necessary to study these effects before using the children across this country as guinea pigs by introducing new chemicals without study. This is the modern repub party, folks…it’s okay for corporations to profit off of the killing of our children as long as the political donations keep flowing…geez….
Well…even if you don’t watch politics too closely, you have to see by now that the true purpose of repubs in government is just one long grift…as the idiot trump steers government money to his properties every day, his cronies he has placed throughout the government find their own ways to enrich themselves on our tax dollars. Scott Pruitt, the supposed head of the EPA, has turned that department into his own little travel agency, going back to Oklahoma dozens of times and costing us millions of dollars…now, if I’m not mistaken, there are 49 other states that have environmental problems and that could use the “informal meetings” that this idiot says are the purpose for his trips. And, there is only one thing you need to remember…this guy hates the EPA and has said many times it should just be disbanded…but, I guess he will try to milk it dry before that…so far, he’s doing a pretty good job…geez…