Monthly Archives: August 2018

The GOP and the Deplorables

President Donald Trump crosses his arms after speaking with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the phone about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump has bowed to widespread pressure from veterans groups and others to do more to honor John McCain’s death.

To start out let me say this; a person or Group are not constantly deplorable.  Everyone can and does  occasionally act deplorablely.  If we are wise and caring we realize what we do or say is deplorable and we feel guilt and try to make amends some how.  Most importantly do not try to justify our words or deeds and we decently try to never do the deplorable act again.

The problem I currently have with the people currently controlling and leading the GOP is that they don’t admit that what they are saying and/or doing is deplorable.  As an example the actions and words of Pres. Trump in regards to the death of Sen. John McCain.  Maybe it is deferent in New York City but I was raised to never speak ill of the dead.  Even your worst enemy.  You did the ‘right thing’ and ‘what is expected of you’.  This Pres. Trump did not do.  Their are excepted social norms that the President is expected to follow when a Senator dies.  Most of these social norms are not written down as a Law or Regulation, but they are important none the less.  To violate these norms is ‘diplorable’.  At lest that is what my mother thought me.

Pres. Trump had to be dragged kicking and screaming, like a petulant two year old to publish a formal note, not a tweet, and the to keep the flags at the White House at half mast till the internment of Sen. McCain at the Navel Academy later this week (Saturday?).  This is just plain deplorable actions not worthy of a grown man.  An defending his actions are just as deplorable as the actions themselves.  I shan’t go on to list all of the actions and words I belieave are deplorable, they are much to numerous.  I will end just saying this, currently a major defernace between the Democrats and the GOP is that when a Democrat says or does something deplorablemany of the leaders and leading lights of the party are ashamed and not only do not defend that person(s) they denounce them.  For much to long now this is not what happens with the GOP.

Trump & the California Wildfire

Rant alert!

I can not believe just how ignorant President Tweets about the wildfires in California are.  I usually give the people who live east of the Mississippi a little slack in not understanding the water situation here in the west…But Really!  What Pres. Trump says goes beyond stupid into the realms of total asininty.  First off, all the water west of the High Serras will either flow into the sea or end up evaporated into the air.

I have to assume that here is complaining about the laws and rules that  insist that enough water flows into the Sacramento River to keep the sea water of the San Francisco Bay from flowing up river and killing off the fish and other life of the river delta.  Even if we used all the water diverted from the North to the south, letting the southern  San Joaquin Valley, and everything south of the   Tehachapi‘s dry up and blow away it still would not have prevented or put out the wildfires.  California doe not get even half of the rain fall New York gets.

We do use fire brakes in our forests.  Also we do have clear cutting in a lot of our commercially logged woodlands, clear cut does not mean that their is no trees left to burn,  saplings bun to you idiot city boy.  If you ever got out of the city and you resorts into the real world you’d see that.

Inclosing these wildfires are the result of several factors, some natural some not.  This is already a long hot summer after several years of one of the worst droughts in the history of California.  There are a lot of dead trees in our forest that are even dryer do to the higher heat.  Finally it was you, and your Administration that has cut back funding to the federal fire fighting effort.  It is your Department of Land Management that has not adequately funded fire  preparedness and prevention.  So why don’t you get off your fat ass and fly away from your golfing vacation and come out To California to see what is happening here?  Could it be you only care about States that voeted for you?  Or are you just afraid of the reception you’d get here in California, even in the red counties of the north?