Bizarre and dismaying to be hearing about my home turf in Irish news reports.
Grateful to have been taking in the views from Mount Brandon instead of sidestepping violent, murderous neo-Nazis invading my town with their sick and twisted reasoning.
Only one correct answer to this question:
Milner gets it right, unlike the craven, despicable man occupying the White House right now.
Grieving for the EPA and the planet.
Scott Pruitt’s covert sabotage of the EPA is nothing short of criminal. As a threat to our future, he’s up there with Kim Jong-un.
In her New Yorker piece, “Earth Day in the Age of Trump”, Elizabeth Kolbert writes:
…millions of Americans will celebrate Earth Day, even though, three months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, there sure isn’t much to celebrate. A White House characterized by flaming incompetence has nevertheless managed to do one thing effectively: it has trashed years’ worth of work to protect the planet. As David Horsey put it recently, in the Los Angeles Times, “Donald Trump’s foreign policy and legislative agenda may be a confused mess,” but “his administration’s attack on the environment is operating with the focus and zeal of the Spanish Inquisition.”
Small rays of hope in Michael Bloomberg’s piece, “Climate Progress, With or Without Trump“, and Mélanie Laurent’s documentary film, Tomorrow.
At the alarming rate that far-right judges are being appointed to lower-court benches, it won’t be long before we lose a vital bastion against Trumpism.
From The New Yorker:
McConnell didn’t just protect a Supreme Court seat for the next President; he basically shut down the entire confirmation process for all of Obama’s federal-judgeship nominees for more than a year. It’s the vacancies that accumulated during this time — more than a hundred of them — that Trump’s team is now working efficiently to fill.
McC now has the unmitigated gall to accuse Democrats of obstructionism?!
Since it’s National Handshake Day…
Like VIPs who have visited the White House this year, Jack Turner is the victim of an awkward handshake. Customary bowing, in my opinion, is preferable to shaking hands, especially when one must deal with a head of state whose hands have been grabbing the nether regions of untold women. For those with a bad back, though, I suppose a handshake is less taxing.
(Not quite the Michael Kitchen/Stella Gonet reunion I hoped for.)
Messing about with the photographic files in the archive. What I do on a daily basis with little risk of detection.
I’d be happy if they just cast Michael Kitchen in a part.