A Couple of Headlines and Anger

From the NYT:

Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on the U.S, – The average temperature in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980, and recent decades have been the warmest of the past 1,500 years, according to a sweeping federal climate change report awaiting approval by the Trump administration.The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited…Scientists say they fear that the Trump administration could change or suppress the report. But those who challenge scientific data on human-caused climate change say they are equally worried that the draft report, as well as the larger National Climate Assessment, will be publicly released. Public Works

Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deteriorates – Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts.Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the nation’s economic output in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest level on record, according to Census Bureau data.

Now think about this. Scientists are finding the predicted climate change impacts even more severe than anticipated and we do nothing because of Republican climate deniers, ignorance and stupidity, and scientists have to leak the report for fear it will be suppressed. Meanwhile at home driving the roads is like going to a third world country. Our infrastructure is crumbling and we do nothing.

Thank you Republicans, and make no mistake, they are responsible beginning really in the Reagan era when they convinced everyone including clueless Democrats that government is the problem. Then they went on an ideological binge that could not be supported by reality, so they created their own fantasy reality and we get climate deniers and the trashing of science. And worst yet, we then put them in complete control of our government.

Make no mistake, I am very angry and I blame all Republicans some of whom may not hold all these stupid ideas, but facilitate those who do. I saw an interview the other day where a Trump supporter was demanding to know where Barack Obama was on 9/11. Was he on vacation? No you blubbering idiot, he was a college professor and state senator in Ohio. George Bush was President. That is what we forgive as angry about their economic situation. Well I don't. Our country is being destroyed from within by ignorance and stupidity and Republicans are the leaders of the pack. I don't want to understand or feel their pain. I want to ridicule and demean them so this kind of tolerance of stupid blatant ignorance is no longer acceptable.

We are losing our country and Republicans, all of them, are to blame. Now off to play golf. I should get at least an extra 10 yards on my drives with all the anger I am bottling up.

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