….so, I’ll do it in sound bites:
Trumps ‘staff’ picks reads like a cast of super villains. Economic adviser, Gary Cohn, current head of Goldman Sachs – likely the greatest gang of thieves in history; Rex Tillerson, secretary of state and ‘friend’ of Russia, steps away from EXXON to ‘represent’ the face of the (greedy imperialist) nation; Ex Texas Gov. Rick Perry for Head of the Dept. of Energy, the one he wanted to eliminate when he was running for president; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, to be head of Environmental Protection Agency; Gen, Maddog Mattis for secretary of Defense (Maddog?); Steven Mnuchin – another from Goldman Sachs – as Secretary of the Treasury (chief Fox in largest coop ever); Andy Pudzer – the CEO of a fast food chain – for Dept of Labour; Pathological liar, Steve Bannon, for Chief Strategist AND he is unbelievably considering the insane Sarah Palin for Veterans Affairs.
These are the people who would be the FIRST to be eliminated from any sane cabinet.
It’s a house of fools, bigots and a hotbed of conflict of interest. But get this: all the Bubbas who voted for Trump because he was NOT part of the ESTABLISHMENT are looking at a cabinet steeped in it. Gary Cohn and Rex Tillerson are the 1% of the 1%-ers. Did Bubba and all the cousin Darryls really vote for this group to fix what ails them? Gary Cohn?!
Nearer to our very own-but now closed Riverview Mental Hospital, we have a $3B dollar bridge that gets closed in winter because they did not put de-icers on the top of it. Or even heat tape! Billions more are wasted on the internationally recognized unnecessary Site C dam. Kinder Morgan is being permitted to pumping dilbit into the Salish Sea. Trudeau is backing away from his electoral reform promises. Christy Clark keeps smiling in our face while she sells out to China and big Petronas.
And no one seems to care….? I mean, no one I can see or hear clearly, anyway. Horgan is MIA. Mulcair is hiding with him. Really…what ARE they doing? My MLA is useless and my MP is just gaining weight in the Ottawa cafeteria.
And the CBC reported this morning on some poor teen’s beating death in Surrey two years ago being remembered by his friends. Then they cut to the freezing temperatures. Then back to Anna Maria Tremonti (snapshots of refugees in Canada one year later). It is like they are AVOIDING the real news!
Has the world gone mad?
But here’e the one that is literally pushing me over the edge: David Black is willing to build a refinery for Tar Sands oil. He’ll build it in Fort MacMurray, the BC interior or anywhere they will allow it. He’ll take the financial risk. That means that dilbit does not get to the Gulf of Georgia. It gets refined to a point that it evaporates. They still ship it through sensitive waters but the product is less poisonous. That is NO solution to the carbon problem globally but it is a solution to the pollution problem locally. It also creates way, way more jobs. Kinder Morgan still makes the same amount of money. Christy makes even more money. Trudeau still gets his cut plus some. Win win for everyone but Gaia. But that ship sailed with Trudeau’s integrity.
Black cannot get arrested. He cannot get an audience. He is being ignored. I know, I have tried to support the idea. Nothing. No one answers. No one acknowledges receipt of even hearing the idea. What kind of evil is it that deafens the decision makers?
Wanna do me a favour? Write everyone with a title, an office or even just access to any level of government and say, “Why the hell would you NOT listen to David Black’s proposal to mitigate the damage to the Gulf as well as increase jobs and resource value in Canada? Why else are you there?”
PS – we are frozen up again. Last night defeated our previous efforts. Back to buckets.