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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
This administration is actually trying to shut down the federal government.
The people in this administration are committed to one reality and that is the original constitution. Not Bill of Rights, either. That is the standard every action by this administration should be measured by. The EPA is the best example. Now, I will grant you "What's his name" is from Texas, but, his best buddy Inhofe (that is a German name, isn't it?) is from Oklahoma. Through "Citizens's United" the petroleum industry has purchased the federal government. The petroleum industry benefits the best from no government, so the ideology is intact in this symbiosis. March 15, 2017 By Mark Brown Felicia Chase, 39, (click here) is a geologist who has worked at the EPA for nine years, currently in water quality enforcement. It’s her job to ensure local communities take steps to prevent stormwater and sewage discharges from polluting local rivers and streams.
Frank Lagunas, 40, is a chemist who came to the EPA six years ago after six years with the Air Force as a crew chief on a Stealth fighter. Lagunas’ main responsibility is to certify the laboratories that test drinking water to make sure the public can trust the results.
Jon Peterson, 57, worked his way through college shoveling the toxic slag that was a byproduct of his hometown steel plant and has spent 32 years at the EPA working to clean up the mess factories like that one left behind.
Michael Mikulka, 62, is a civil engineer by training who has been with the EPA for 40 years in a variety of roles, overseeing construction of wastewater treatment plants and reclaiming hazardous waste sites across the Great Lakes region. Now, he’s the union rep.
Between them, they’ve worked on major projects in Decatur, Rockford, Gary, East Chicago, Hammond, Oshkosh and Green Bay, to name just a few.... The budget being worked on cuts the EPA funding by a full one third, laying off 3000 people. That is dangerous for the citizens of this country. It ONLY benefits the petroleum industry and polluters. That is not the economy the American people want. Now if the budget continues to be cut year after year at that same rate, a full one third, by 2020 no matter who wins the presidency the agencies will be completely defunded. That is the goal, to completely defund the agencies this group of billionaires despises. The greed merchants currently in this administration are using self-righteous religious dogma to achieve their goals. They want to appear as saints to the sinners, but, they are nothing more than greedy individuals. They have no particular talent that they bring to the people of this country, except, they are willing to do the devil's work. There is no methodology to the defunding, it is strictly; cut, cut, cut. February 29, 2016 By Phillip Bump ..."[The Klan] is already weakening," (click here) the editors wrote. "But it shrinks and dissolves most rapidly where men and women are bold enough to fight it openly." "What he is obviously consenting to do" through his silence, they continued, "is to accept as many votes as he possibly can get, without inquiring too curiously in to the motives or hopes of the men and women who cast them."... There are two places where minorities receive equal treatment, the federal government, blue states and union shops. March 12, 2017 By Elliot Hannon ...Republican Congressman Steve King, (click here) who has a history of tip-toeing around white-nationalist rhetoric, fired off a tweet Sunday afternoon that reeked of white-supremacist ideology. The tweet referenced “culture and demographics” being fundamental to European and American “destiny” before closing with: “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It is hard to read that any other way than it was written. It is an apparent, explicit call to protect white “culture and demographics” from immigrants. It’s the type of rhetoric that you might find at a Klan rally. Steve King is a congressman from Iowa.... Steve Scalise's (click here) name is not foreign to this blog. Racism is propagated for political gain and those that receive those votes want to keep them. March 14, 2017 By Eugene Robinson
White supremacism (click here) was never banished from American political thought, just shoved to the fringe and hushed to a whisper. Now, in the Age of Trump, it’s back in the mainstream and ready to roar. Witness the words of Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on the subject of immigration: “Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” King offered these sentiments Sunday in a tweet expressing solidarity with Geert Wilders, an openly racist and Islamophobic Dutch politician who has a chance of becoming prime minister in elections this week. Wilders is someone who “understands,” King wrote. And we understand just what King meant. Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke certainly got the message, using his vile Twitter account to proclaim, “GOD BLESS STEVE KING!!!” Just so there’s no confusion, King went on CNN Monday to say that “I meant exactly what I said.” He added: “I’ve been to Europe and I’ve spoken on this issue and I’ve said the same thing as far as 10 years ago to the German people and to any population of people that is a declining population that … isn’t willing to have enough babies to reproduce themselves. I’ve said to them, ‘You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values.'”
Why am I hearing faint strains of “Deutschland uber alles”? And why am I not hearing a loud chorus of condemnation from King’s Republican colleagues?... If Americans aren't fighting racism at every turn, then they are losing their country to power that has been covert and very, very corrupt.