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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More American Exceptionalism

Although the Trump-Ryan attempt to kill Obamacare failed (big sigh of relief!), America remains exceptional in healthcare -- we're still the only major nation in the world without a universal single-payer health insurance system.

And as if that weren't enough, American is also exceptional because we're now the only nation in the world with leaders --Trump and the EPA's Scott Pruitt -- who actively deny that man-made carbon emissions cause global warming.  They say it's a hoax.

Trump's latest executive order seeks to reduce enforcement of climate/enviornmental regulations for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry.  He's gung-ho to trade the certainty of increased CO2 and global warming for the unlikely possibility of a small, short-term increase in dirty energy jobs.

After signing his order, Mr. Fantasy blew it out his ass speaking of "clean coal, really clean coal."  I mean, coal so clean that when you mine it, all it leaves is a light dusting of powdered sugar, and when you burn it, it emits nothing but little clouds of Chanel No. 5.  It's unbelievable!  (Yes, it is.)

Climate change is a big problem, but it has many solutions.  Trump has chosen none of them.  And that makes us exceptionally stupid. 

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