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Gibberish Quote Of The Day (GQD #7 August 1, 2019) Environmental Gibberish Like You've Never Heard Before
Never before in the history of the United States has such vast quantities of gibberish spewed forth from anyone’s mouth regarding the environment…particularly from the president.
During a surreal hour on July 8th, you could say that history was made. The spin doctor speech writers were in rare form, as was the President himself in his outlandish claims of his many environmental accomplishments during his hour-long speech touting his environmental leadership. Trump’s gaslighting performance was so bright it could light up the entire East Coast.
For anyone in the know about Trump’s environmental record and the reasons behind the ever-increasing world-wide loss of biological diversity, these words from him are as far from the truth as his claim that he’s not a racist (that GQD post will be coming shortly): "From day one, my administration has made it a top priority to ensure that America has among the very cleanest air and cleanest water on the planet…….We want the cleanest air, we want crystal clean water, and that's what we're doing and what we're working on so hard. We are doing a very tough job and not everybody knows it.”
One hoodwinked Floridian, a bait and tackle shop owner, was tickled over the president’s efforts on what he perceived as an attempt to solve the toxic algae problems plaguing that state.
“You jumping into this environment brings my heart to warmth.”
I seriously doubt that Mr. Trump will take a strong stance against Florida’s influential sugar industry, and climate change may also exacerbate the problem; and we all know that Mr. Trump believes that that is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
But I must give him a tiny bit of credit for changing his mind on the algae issue and everglades restoration project. Initially, his budget called for slashing the Army Corps of Engineers’ funding that would have helped reduce the pollution leaving Lake Okeechobee, but recently approved $200 million after prodding by Senators Marco Rubio & Rick Scott, and Governor Ron DeSantis.
Getting back to Mr. Trump’s farcical speech, one presidential historian – Douglas Brinkley – had this to say: “It is an utter farce for the president to talk about America’s environmental leadership, when he has been a champion of the polluters”.
Chuck Schumer had this to say: “Try as he might say otherwise, President Trump has proved himself probably the staunchest ally of the worst polluters, of any president we have ever had.”
While watching his speech, I was not the only one who was reminded of George Orwell’s book 1984. David Victor, director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at the University of California, San Diego said: "This speech is a true '1984' moment.”
The question I must ask is how many of his devoted followers took this conman’s meaningless discourse hook, line, and sinker? I never did like that idiom, but it is fitting to those that have been hoodwinked by this charlatan.
As translucent as his deceit was, I only hope that the fence sitters see through his gibberistic bullshit in November of 2020; if they don't God help us all.
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