Tag: twitter


This is not how Wind Energy works

"If Hillary got in… you’d be doing wind. Windmills. Weeeee. And if it doesn’t blow, you can forget about television for that night. ‘Darling, I want to watch television.’ ‘I’m sorry! The wind isn’t blowing.’ I know a lot about wind."

— President Trump, suggesting renewable energy doesn’t work at a rally in Michigan.

In the Age of Trump

Trump has systematically changed the way the American People view the government. And not for the better. There has always been bitter division in our government. The change has been the open hostility towards the "other" side.

The hostility was always there, just hidden, under the surface. It was not openly spewed in front of cheering crowds. Hidden in calls to check birth certificates. Hidden in repeatly stating a president is outside his mandate.

We got the first open glimpse when Mitch McConnel said the goal was to stop anything Obama wanted to do and make sure he was a one term president. At that point, there was no going back. If the Senate Majority Leader was openly going to say, "It's us versus them and we're going to play dirty to win" ... There really isn't anything there to stop someone like Trump to come along and spout "Fake News" and "Enemy of the People" at the media, call people by belittling nicknames, and ignoring the general decorum of the office.

We can thank the Tea Party for starting us on this journey.

But, it has been Trump who has jumped in with glee.

The Real Two Americas

Paul Krugman has an observation on the differences in America

Sometimes the trut hurts a little. Sometimes it is scary as hell.

We are moving closer to scary as hell territory for me.

Being Present

Lucy Bellwood on Twitter has some fantastic advice.



Well worth remembering that sometimes there is nothing you can do, other than just being present for the ones you care about.

Childish Diplomacy

Sometimes people use their descriptions of other people to describe themselves.

I'm pretty sure that "Very dishonest & weak" comment is more a self describition than a describtionof the Prime Minister.

Um, That's Not True



I don't know. I just don't know anymore.

Daunder

I really enjoy Robert Macfarlane's Word of the day that he shares. This one and the accompanying photo is a great.