April 19th, 2019
"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.
March 30th, 2019
Man. Trump says that because the U.S. has a trade deficit with Mexico, closing the border would mean the U.S. would make a "profit." That is extremely not how anything works.
March 30th, 2019
Think about how things would look today if the GOP had held the House; something Biden made marginally more likely with that $200K speech. It's hard to imagine someone who doesn't get that -- who's talking bipartisanship in the age of Trump -- getting the D nomination. https://t.co/IQBMKfolrO— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 24, 2019
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.
January 24th, 2019
Paul Krugman has an observation on the differences in America
So what we learned today is that there really are two Americas -- but rural/urban college/non-college doesn't really capture it. It's diversity in race and gender versus, um, bald white men.— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) January 3, 2019
Sometimes the trut hurts a little. Sometimes it is scary as hell.
We are moving closer to scary as hell territory for me.
January 4th, 2019
If you feel at a loss for what to say to the people you care about when the going gets tough, just start with "I love you and I'm here." You don't always need to have the answers.— Lucy Bellwood (@LuBellWoo) October 23, 2018
October 24th, 2018
Sometimes people use their descriptions of other people to describe themselves.
PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, "US Tariffs were kind of insulting" and he "will not be pushed around." Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018
I'm pretty sure that "Very dishonest & weak" comment is more a self describition than a describtionof the Prime Minister.
June 9th, 2018
I've gone from "I don't know how to explain to you that you should care about other people" to "I don't know how to explain to you that reality exists and we live in an actual world." https://t.co/6S4NRwz0w7— Lauren O'Neal (@laureneoneal) April 10, 2018
April 11th, 2018
I really enjoy Robert Macfarlane's Word of the day that he shares. This one and the accompanying photo is a great.
Word of the day: "daunder" - to walk without fixed purpose, to wander aimlessly, to stroll, saunter & idle about, in city or in country (Scots). Cf another fine Scots verb for this, "to stravaig". pic.twitter.com/ozyAltHwmJ— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) February 13, 2018
March 6th, 2018