Here’s Why You Can Fear Trump

Our public lands

If you are looking for a reason to fear a Donald Trump administration, then take a look at his economic plan (emphasis added).

WASHINGTON: At a private meeting of conservatives in Cleveland this summer, Donald Trump’s senior economic adviser, Stephen Moore, said the candidate planned to pay for his costly proposals by eliminating the departments of Commerce, Energy and Education; lifting all restrictions on mining, drilling and fracking; ending Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs, and offering rust-belt factory workers new jobs on oil rigs and steel mills.

Of course, federal restrictions are not stopping the development of fossil fuels at all. The only check on the industry is the current slump in prices.

On the contrary, our public lands (that we own!) are wide open to corporate oil & gas exploration, coal mining, you name it. What is needed is a leasing ban for public lands – but Hillary Clinton refuses to propose such a ban, and she has long since abandoned an earlier promise to phase out coal.

If coal, oil and natural gas didn’t get subsidized, renewable energy would be recognized as being incomparably cheaper than fossil fuels. Why are the major-party presidential candidates not proposing to create jobs with nationwide programs for solar and wind energy? Remember candidate Obama’s 2008 promise of a “green economy” before he became the fracker-in-chief?

The only candidate with an economic program that will help us instead of the corporations is Jill Stein, who proposes “a human-centered economy that puts people, planet and peace over profit.”

CNBC Debunks Industry-Backed Study Behind Trump’s Dirty Energy Plan

More info:
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  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on September 7, 2016 - 4:20 pm

    Donald Trump Has His Own 47 Percent Problem, And It’s Just As Bad As Romney’s

    Trump believes your wages are too high. He really does.

    • #2 by Larry Bergan on September 8, 2016 - 8:24 pm

      More proof Mafia Don wants to get this over with, and get on with his new Fox on steroids cable channel.

      Or he’s thinking he can win and just hand the reigns over the Pence, which was what his kids told Pence when he got hired. Pence will be in charge of foreign and domestic issues and Trump will continue to be a racist prick on television.

  2. #3 by Larry Bergan on September 8, 2016 - 8:16 pm

    Oklahoma’s earthquakes have increased by 5000% and they just had their biggest one on record. The amazing thing is that it’s actually being blamed on fracking by the media.

  3. #4 by Larry Bergan on September 9, 2016 - 4:04 am

    When it comes to presidential elections, I tend to go for definitive endorsements from Alice Cooper:

    Rolling Stone:

    You’re on the fence about Trump, but what do you think of his golf courses?

    Alice Cooper:

    You know what? They’re very good golf courses. I’ve got to give him that. You can’t slight him on that one. … That may be a deciding factor, but I doubt it. [Laughs].

    Election in a nutshell.


  4. #5 by Larry Bergan on September 9, 2016 - 10:27 am

    Act normal.

  5. #6 by Mostly farce on September 11, 2016 - 9:39 pm

    HildeBeest fall down go splat. Awesome.

  6. #7 by Larry Bergan on September 14, 2016 - 5:24 pm

    Keith Olbermann came up with about 175 reasons not to vote for Trump:

  7. #8 by Richard Warnick on September 15, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Michael Moore first wrote Trump is likely to win. Then he claimed that he knew for a fact that Trump was trying to lose. Wonder what he’ll say next? Trump is tied with Hillary nationally in the polls, and leading in both Ohio and Florida. Hillary’s support is slipping in Pennsylvania and other key states.

    I suspect Trump’s campaign thrives on the condemnation of elites. Which doesn’t mean Keith Olbermann and others are wrong about Donald Trump’s fitness to be President.

    Politico notes that the Dems “are trying to win with a candidate who is loathed and distrusted and has few redeeming qualities.”

    Meanwhile, progressives and independents are abandoning Hillary as she runs even more TV ads featuring Tea-GOP politicians.

    Clinton’s GOP supporters expect something in return

  8. #9 by Larry Bergan on September 15, 2016 - 8:26 pm

    This election is as complex as it is stupid, and we’re definitely talking stupid here. For me, there really isn’t any way to figure out exactly what’s going on in a Trump voter’s head. It’s sort of amusing to see the Republican leadership can’t figure it out either.

    Bernie Sanders didn’t just prove he could actually raise enough money without corporate donations to win the presidency, he proved that if you give people somebody they like, to vote for, they will come. If he had been given a fair chance by the media, I don’t think he could have lost.

    At this point, Hillary may be right in going for the establishment vote from both parties because (1)- even if she had an epiphany recovering at home this week, nobody’s going to take her seriously as a progressive candidate and (2)- getting the establishment vote is arguably the way elections work these days anyway.

    Longtime – cute name – pundit Cokie Roberts said something pretty startling on NPR’s “Morning Edition” after Hillary’s stumbling incident. She said there were whispers within the party of “having her step aside and finding another candidate.” It was what she said after that, which got my hackles up so early in the morning and, apparently caused a lot of listeners to respond:

    A ‘Whisper’ Of News Creates A Commentary Brouhaha

    In response to host David Greene, Roberts added, “I think it’s unlikely to be a real thing. I’m sure it’s an overreaction of an already skittish party.” She named Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate “everybody” is looking to as a replacement, again, with no indication of who “everybody” is, except by implication that they are party members of unknown rank.

    This subsequent discussion starts out saying:

    Many listeners (and political commentators, too) have expressed concerns…

    I’ll just damn bet you, a great many of those “listener concerns” were over why NPR is ignoring Bernie Sanders as the obvious replacement for Hillary in a serious illness situation. He wasn’t mentioned in this follow up NPR article either.

  9. #10 by Mostly farce on September 16, 2016 - 11:59 am

    What is going on in a Trump voter’s matter what you think the BurnOut had to beg off to get his money to run for office against what is now a physically compromised HildeBeest..Trump voters are thinking, wow, how lucky are we? Here is a guy who requires no funding, has the whole idiotic media which fronts scum like Hillary and Bernie, and Jeb bush and such working for him despite hating him as they attack in the bought and paid for way the media is utterly bi-partisan..Hello..Trump voters are thinking what an amazing display of Tom Sawyer paint my fence for Free..thanks Donald, can be President, you don’t want to be paid, and it didn’t cost us a dime..Pure Genius..Guess graduating at the top of the Class at Wharton really means something. History in the making.

  10. #11 by Larry Bergan on September 16, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    Monikers making nicknames. What have we become. 🙁

  11. #12 by Mostly farce on September 16, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    You have become a fossilized dead remnant of the past by calcariously supporting obama and the destruction of the nation. So the rest of America got fed up..and since you were lulled into comfort in your NPR echo chamber, along with some seriously misplaced perception of the superior nature of are about to find yourselves the odd men out..and man
    o man..yer friggen’ odd the lot of you.

  12. #13 by Mostly farce on September 16, 2016 - 9:17 pm

    You know what is DEPLORABLE? That progressive mooks support obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, the man who droned 7 different nations to murderous effect, at a rate 6 times that of george w. bush..deplorable..

    Oh yeah and that skank bitch who covered for bill and attacking the women he raped..the trailing the Donald in the recent polls. Absolutely predictable..

  13. #14 by Richard Warnick on September 19, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Nate Silver has updated his predictions, reducing the probability of a Hillary win from 70 to 60 percent.

    [W]hen you’re only ahead by 3 or 4 points, and when some sequence of events causes you to lose another 1 or 2 points, the Electoral College probabilities can shift pretty rapidly. A lot of light blue states on our map have turned pink, meaning that Trump is now a narrow favorite there instead of Clinton:

    Nate Silver's map

    Note the states that are highlighted as “tipping points.” If the blue ones go pink or red, Hillary is in big, big trouble.

  14. #15 by Mostly farce on September 19, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    She’s losing over…Trump 2016.

  15. #16 by Mostly farce on September 19, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Landslide Trump victory coming.

  16. #17 by Richard Warnick on September 20, 2016 - 11:16 am

    Trump campaign suggests appointing oil executive to protect national parks and public lands

    Sources close to Donald Trump told Politico this week that the Republican presidential candidate is considering oil executive and vocal animal rights opponent, Forrest Lucas, to serve as Secretary of the Interior if he is elected to the White House.

    …Critics contend that an Interior Department run by Lucas would be a windfall for the oil and gas industry.

    In a Trump administration, the foxes would definitely get control of the public lands henhouse.

  17. #18 by Larry Bergan on September 25, 2016 - 10:50 pm

    If any humor can be had from this election season, I’d have to say it’s this twitter war Trump had with George H. W. Bush after finding out he was throwing his support to Hillary. I didn’t know 41 had a sense of humor.

    • #19 by Richard Warnick on September 26, 2016 - 1:36 pm

      In the heat of the Tea-GOP primary campaign Trump told some uncomfortable truths about George W. Bush’s presidency. He didn’t “keep us safe,” and the illegal invasion of Iraq was based on lies.

      They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction; there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.

      I would be very surprised if Poppy Bush supported Trump!

      • #20 by Larry Bergan on September 26, 2016 - 3:37 pm

        I remember that. It was one of the most truthful things Trump ever said. 41 doesn’t like it when you criticize his boys.

        Looks like Bill Maher took the video of the twitter war down. “Real Time” keeps a pretty close chain on their material.

  18. #21 by Larry Bergan on September 26, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    I’m worried about the debate tonight. I’m afraid Trump is going to kill somebody in the audience and Hillary’s poll results are going to plummet.

    Hope my guy, Mike Weinholtz can convince people to vote for him in one hour. I’ve been working pretty hard for him.

    • #22 by Richard Warnick on September 26, 2016 - 7:51 pm

      So far in tonight’s debate, Hillary has successfully provoked Trump several times (including an accusation that he isn’t as rich as he says he is, which is the worst thing you can say to Trump). Lester Holtz is fact-checking Trump, too.

      • #23 by Larry Bergan on September 26, 2016 - 9:26 pm

        Trump, literally, can’t shut his mouth. The man cannot behave.

        At least he didn’t lie when the fact came up that he hadn’t paid any federal taxes years ago, when he was forced to show his tax returns. He said he was smart. That’s probably one of the reasons he can’t show them now.

      • #24 by Larry Bergan on September 27, 2016 - 11:08 am

        Pretty stunning when Hillary brought up the fact that Trump had purposely and delightfully profited off the housing crisis and Trump said, “it’s called business”.

        It surely is.

  19. #25 by Richard Warnick on September 29, 2016 - 4:36 pm

    Tom Tomorrow: “The man is an extinction-level event for democracy, and it’s terrifying that this election is even remotely close.”

    This Modern World

    One poll asked Trump supporters when was the last time America was great. Most of them said 2000. Just before the Bush administration took over with tax cuts for the rich, the 9/11 attacks, the illegal invasion of Iraq, the failure to help Katrina victims, and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

    • #26 by Larry Bergan on September 29, 2016 - 7:37 pm

      I don’t know about pollsters these days, but that’s interesting. America was not great again after 12 years of a Republican president, but after 8 years of a philandering Democrat.

      If Donald gets “elected”, the philandering will be a prerequisite to the presidency. Maybe that’s been it all along.

      Lord, who knows. 🙂

      • #27 by Richard Warnick on September 30, 2016 - 12:16 pm

        Trump himself says the “late ’40s and ’50s” was the last time America was great. You know, when the top marginal tax rate was 91 percent.

        • #28 by Larry Bergan on September 30, 2016 - 9:00 pm

          You’d think that with that much money coming from the rich, people could have sat home and collected money without working, but of course, that’s not what happened.

          These days we can’t seem to get trains not to crash.

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