This week's Fool-on-the-Hill is setting the wrong tone for the new Prez and his plans for unity. He's a real fool but we're not sure yet he's an outright domestic terrorist like some of his Repugnican colleagues. Yes, Repugnican Senator Josh Hawley, fascist poster boy from Missouri is our Fool this week if for no other reason than being a self-serving poser for insurrection (as the mob of terrorists approached the Capitol Building on January 6 before violently storming it, Hawley was pictured giving them the closed fist salute). Earlier, Hawley lead an effort to throw out valid electoral votes from states that were pivotal in The Mad King's loss, thus trying to overthrow a valid election. After the dust settled in the Capitol and the terrorists were eventually driven off, Hawley proceeded to try and block confirmation for Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden's Homeland Security secretary nominee. In the end he failed and we trust this fool will continue to fail because some observers believe Hawley aims to be the presidential nominee in 2024 when fascism takes another shot at the White House.
For now we'll be "Decidin' with Biden" as to what needs to be done to get this beater back on track, OK? The new Prez already revoked the old Mad King's presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline as one of his earliest executive orders and rejoined the Paris Climate Accord. The Washington Post informs us: "
Biden also ordered federal agencies to review scores of climate and environmental policies enacted during the Trump years and, if possible, to quickly reverse them. Nearly half of the regulations the new administration is targeting come from the Environmental Protection Agency, on issues as varied as drinking water, dangerous chemicals and gas-mileage standards.....[Also] He plans to sign an executive order elevating climate in domestic and national security policy; direct “science and evidence based decision-making” in federal agencies; reestablish the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology and announce that U.S. data that will help underpin the Climate Leadership Summit that Biden will host in Washington in late April."All that on his first day.
Time to remind everyone "It's the Climate Crisis, Stupid!" so, are you prepared for it? Bernie is. Did you catch all the slaves to fashion freezing their asses off during the Inauguration? Not Bernie! That said, we are sad to report 2020 was a disaster for planet Earth. historic fires, record breaking heat, deadly storms, global water crisis, dramatic loss of sea ice and the ongoing 6th Great Extinction being only some of it. There are a few glimmers of hope such as a federal court's recent decision to strike down His Malignancy's "Dirty Power" rule loosening restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants but why are we even talking about coal, a 19th century fuel source??
Time for The Enviro Show Quote of the Week:
"This mob thought they could use violence to silence the will of the people, to stop the work of our democracy, to drive us from this sacred ground. It did not happen. It will never happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever." -President Joe Biden
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