I’ve been dragging my feet on posting a new blog report (sorry). There’s just too much going on right now to add to the mix. I paid very close attention to the Kavanaugh hearings (guilty as charged) and am in shock with at least half the nation that this serial sexual abuser was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
A lot of things did NOT happen as they should have. Only 9 witnesses were ‘interviewed’ by the FBI after the week-long delay on the hearings was requested (and Christine Ford was NOT one of them). Trump directly interfered with the witness list and who the FBI could and could not talk to during this “delay”. In retrospect, that was their plan (the Rape Party) all along, and now we know why. Nearly 50 additional witnesses offered to come forward and testify against Kavanaugh – not a single one of these people were interviewed in the ‘allowed’ period. But several published their statements in the newspapers anyway.
And so did thousands of law professors (over 2500), the American Bar Association, churches (over 100,000) and a retired Supreme Court judge – all declared Kavanaugh unfit for the appointment in temperament, characters, demeanor and non-partisanship. But of course, he got in “anyway” as the entire show was a sham from start to finish by the newly coined Rape Party.
The whole ‘investigation’ that followed was a total sham. There were 7 accusers (recorded in the September Senate hearing transcript) against Kavanaugh, with only 3 making it to the nationally televised hearing (the rest have been swept under the rug). Kavanaugh is a corporate whore (votes in favor of corporations 90% of the time), but Trump and family desperately needed this unqualified man on the court (he’s never tried a single case) to protect Trump from future prosecution. Now you know why it “had” to be Kavanaugh.
So – two rapists now in high office, what could go wrong? Trump’s own rape case has stalled in the courts, but it’s not a done deal yet. The treatment of women in this country has never been worse then now, especially by that two-bit (Tiny) dick in the White House. When have we ever seen a sitting President ridicule his manufactured enemies so often on Twitter? President by Tweet is no way to run a country or act presidential. It’s shameful and disgraceful and shows a decided lack of character and integrity. But then again, this man has absolutely no shame whatsoever.
But there was also Hurricane Michael and several other ground breaking news stories unfolding. In case you (somehow) missed them:
‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss – The insect loss is ENORMOUS, with as much as a 50% reduction (already), and it’s only going to get much worse.
The overhaul needed to get the global economy off coal, oil and gas – “As expected, our worst fears were confirmed. To have a chance of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040 will require a level of political action that is harrowing and unprecedented in human history.”
This is no surprise to me – I’ve always predicted “worse and worse” – (“The numbers have been wrong. The policies worse“) and how science constantly published erroneous estimates on how fast global warming was going to wipe us out. It was as if they did not believe their own results, but some did, but many are / were not willing to publish their true meaning (or couldn’t). And that’s still happening. But they’re (finally) getting closer to what I’ve always said would occur because of global warming – extinction. Yeah, it’s that bad and unfolding now.
But let me make a point that should be remembered by all – WE DO NOT HAVE 12 YEARS. We are already out of time to “prevent” climate catastrophe (or 1.5 C warming, or even 2 C warming).
All we can do now is harden our resiliency to increasing temperatures, extreme weather and extreme drought. Much talk has also been expended on how to “salvage our coastal cities and infrastructure” but this is also going to be a fools game that we spend trillions on. We’re not going to win against rising seas. It’ll be like trying to bail out the Great Lakes with a teaspoon.
There is no more middle class in American anymore. If you’re one of the millions of people that is still waiting for the “economy” to improve your situation, you’re not alone. I’ve yet to see ANY economic improvement over the last couple of years. I’m totally mystified by the reported claims that the economy has improved (not here). For me and mine, things are worse then ever. Still can’t afford any health care, still can’t get essential surgery, still haven’t seen any dollars from any source roll my way. So I have literally no idea at all when I read about how the economy is “booming”. Where?
This will probably upset Kavanaugh & Company in particular (he mentioned beer 19 times during the hearing which was rather unbelievable for a so-called qualified judge): Trouble brewing: climate change to cause ‘dramatic’ beer shortages. Since I drink only about four beers a year – this is something else that I won’t really notice, but others will.
Not going to post up links to Hurricane Michael, plenty of those around for you to find if you need to get your doom on. Climate change is ramping up storms worse and worse, they’re talking about needing a Category 6 designation for these hurricanes pretty soon. No infrastructure we build is going to withstand something of that magnitude.