Friday, June 2, 2017

Morning Reading

The Washington Post fact checkers had a field day with the firehose of lies that civilization destroyer Donald "Rump" Trump employed at his announcement withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord:
In his speech announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord on climate change, President Trump frequently relied on dubious facts and unbalanced claims to make his case that the agreement would hurt the U.S. economy. Notably, he only looked at one side of the scale — claiming the agreement left the United States at a competitive disadvantage, harming U.S. industries. But he often ignored the benefits that could come from tackling climate change, including potential green jobs. 
Trump also suggested that the United States was treated unfairly under the agreement. But each of the nations signing the agreement agreed to help lower emissions, based on plans they submitted. So the U.S. target was set by the Obama administration. 
The plans are not legally binding, but developing and developed countries are treated differently because developed countries, on a per capita basis, often produce more greenhouse gases than developing countries. For instance, on a per capita basis, the United States in 2015 produced more than double the carbon dioxide emissions of China — and eight times more than India.
The fact checkers then go on to debunk lie after lie. To the Rump regime, there's no such thing as science, facts or observable reality, especially if they stand in the way of carrying out their nihilist agenda. (Good to know the idiot is getting counsel from only the best.)

Former Bush speechwriter Michael "Mushroom Cloud" Gerson asks a familiar set of questions regarding the civilization destroyer's curious affinity for all things Russian, and concludes with:
If Trump’s tax returns and financial information are exculpatory, why not release them? And how does this unwillingness relate to Donald Trump Jr.’s 2008 statement that Trump businesses “see a lot of money pouring in from Russia”? 
For Mueller, Trump is innocent until proved guilty. But citizens judge their president according to reasonable inferences. We are now at a point when it is reasonable to believe something disturbing is occurring. A point when it is reasonable for citizens to demand of Trump: Disclose, or confirm our worst fears. 
Yes. Follow. The. Money. At the end of the trail will be found the leverage that the Russians have over Rump, and why he's so eager to please his masters in the Kremlin with plans like this:
President Donald Trump’s administration moved quickly to try and lift economic sanctions on Russia and other punishments former President Barack Obama had put in place as soon as it took office in January, according to multiple sources who have spoken with Yahoo News. 
“There was serious consideration by the White House to unilaterally rescind the sanctions,” according to Dan Fried, who retired in February as Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the State Department.
It should be obvious to any sentient person that there's a scandal here greater than any other in this nation's history. It can't stay unrevealed for long.

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