Trump News Of The Day, 3/28/2017
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“This is a beyond-strange situation. It’s unprecedented and bizarre. (Think Progress)Since bat-shit crazy is today’s new moderately intelligent in the GOP and they think that “global warming’ is simply god’s morning breath or a Hollywood invention, they downright refuse to acknowledge our climate system is breaking innumerable records at an unnatural pace, including thermal expansion creating greater and stronger Hurricanes like Sandy and stronger snowstorms like Snowpocalyspe in New York City and NJ in the winter of 2011.
“The air is on average warmer and moister than it was prior to about 1970 and in turn has likely led to a 5–10 % effect on precipitation and storms that is greatly amplified in extremes. The warm moist air is readily advected onto land and caught up in weather systems as part of the hydrological cycle, where it contributes to more intense precipitation events that are widely observed to be occurring,” according to Trenberth. (Think Progress)But the modern-day Republican party and their radical austerity policies (big government for the wealthy, Somalia sized government for the rest), including Mitt Romney stating he wants to make major cuts to FEMA–the very organization that helps states like his political buddy Chris Christie’s handle the destruction from major storms– and Captain Capitalist playing to the knuckle-dragging (maybe not since they don’t believe in evolution), mouth-foaming crazies in the tea party by cynically mocking President Obama’s pledge to deal with climate change and “slow the rise of the oceans” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa , apparently think that their car elevators will protect them from the inevitable damage of climate change. Worse yet, the very crucial debate on climate change and the candidates solutions to dealing with it was conspicuously absent from all three of the presidential debates, which evidently is the first time since 1988. In the mean time, the rest of us may not exactly have the luxury to stay at our chalets in Aspen until the hurricane blows over, or escape to our $12 million homes in La Jolla when the power goes out indefinitely. Rest assure that so long as the corporations are buying the best politicians money can buy, we will never have a meaningful debate or sound solutions to the destructive factors of climate change. Alas, we’ll just hear more about the need for such hilarious oxymorons as clean coal, which is like soft-core porn in that it’s still dirty but not that as many people are getting screwed. Stay safe.
"Give it a second! It's going to space! Can you give it a second to get back from space? Is the speed of light too slow for you?"His searing conclusion is clear:
"We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots."Louis CK delivered his routine years ago, but it has remained exceptionally relevant – particularly in a week such as this, when Apple is announcing several new products of overlapping abilities. The iPod touch, the iPad mini – all at exorbitant prices, while Microsoft introduces its new tablet, the Surface, and Android fans spar over whether it's worth it to buy a Galaxy phone now or wait for the next Nexus to manifest.