Breathtaking Inanity

Number 19 of a continuing series

These things are losing any glamour they may have once had. What was once novel and shocking is becoming mundane. It’s like grass growing. Here is another:

Newt Gingrich <>
Aug 30 at 12:57 PM


Democrats are out of control.

Their entire party has thrown its moral compass out the window to follow socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders down a path of lies and destruction.

The radical left has shown they are willing to say or do ANYTHING it takes to try to take down President Trump, even if it means lying to the American people.

It’s no surprise that the FAKE NEWS media is predicting a Democrat win in 2020 just like they did in 2016. We proved the haters and doubters wrong once, now it’s time to do it again.

The first thing I notice is this is from New Gingrich. I’m not sure I ever received one of these from Newt Gingrich. Maybe I have. Anyhow, that’s only a curiosity. The second thing I noticed is he didn’t call me Bob. That is gratifying. I take what I can get. The rest is mostly breathtaking inanity. Some analysis is in store.

First off, do not in your wildest dreams believe New Gingrich put his fingers to a keyboard and sent me an email. This was surely composed by a competent staffer, well versed on the party playbook. Take a few pieces at a time.

Democrats are out of control. You telling me something I don’t already know. Hey! I work with these guys, and they have a patent on out of control. They do have some catching up to do.

Sorry about that. I was looking for “out of control,” and I pulled the handle too hard.

Their entire party has thrown its moral compass out the window…


Again, oops!

The radical left has shown they are willing to say or do ANYTHING it takes to try to take down President Trump, even if it means lying to the American people.

I think I need to stop right here. I am having more fun than the law allows. Please write again soon, Newt. This was breathtaking.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 8 of the series

I really don’t have to, people. I have others who do it for me. Take, for example,Ohio lawmaker Candice Keller:

In a Facebook post, the Ohio lawmaker blamed “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and “recreational marijuana” for mass shootings.

The chairwoman of the Ohio Republican Party called on Monday for the resignation of State Representative Candice Keller, a fellow Republican who one day earlier said mass shootings were the result of such factors as “homosexual marriage,” “drag queen advocates” and “recreational marijuana.”

Yes, you read that right. But in case you missed it, there are two points of interest.

First, if you come out against gun control, and a Republican party leader tells you it’s time to resign, then you know you have screwed up big time. If you ever wondered whether it was possible for a Republican lawmaker to overstep, now you know there is a line out there somewhere. Is there hope? Is the Pope Jewish?

Second, and I have to look over my shoulder as I type this, “drag queens.” I am going to stop typing right now, as I learned long ago to quit when I’m winning.

But, not quite. The Facebook post has been since deleted. However, somebody grabbed a screen shot first, so here it is in case you think I’m making this stuff up.

The National Divide

Number 14 of a possibly infinite series

Are there any who still doubt we have two Americas? The ones who stood before the President of the United States in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday shouting, “Send her back!” belong to a part of this nation that does not intersect with mine.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chants of “send her back” by supporters of President Donald Trump, attacking Somali-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, triggered a wave of concern among congressional Republicans on Thursday, while Omar said Trump was “spewing fascist ideology.”

Finally. Finally! Five years after “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Republicans are starting to burn. Years too late and fathoms too shallow. The Republican Party snagged its future on a low-level criminal and blinding white psychopath, and they hung on five years too long. Redemption is light years past their grasp, and they are beginning to reap what they sowed. My advice to conservative friends who bought into this: I will thank you to stay on your side of the line and get used to the stench. This stuff will never wash off.

This is your president speaking.

Number 213 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

For two years all the Democrats talked about was the Mueller Report, because they knew that it was loaded up with 13 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, later increased to 18. But despite the bias, when the Report came out, the findings were No Collusion and facts that led to……..

….No Obstruction. The Dems were devastated – after all this time and money spent ($40,000,000), the Mueller Report was a disaster for them. But they want a Redo, or Do Over. They are even bringing in sleazebag attorney John Dean. Sorry, no Do Overs – Go back to work!

Before I begin to respond, a factual matter. The Mueller committee spent $25 million, not $40 million. Prosecutions returned something like $65 million from Paul Manafort, alone. Now back to the story.

First, McGahn’s clear recollection was that the President directed him to tell Rosenstein not only that conflicts existed but also that “Mueller has to go.” McGahn is a credible witness with no motive to lie or exaggerate given the position he held in the White House.1884 McGahn spoke with the President twice and understood the directive the same way both times, making it unlikely that he misheard or misinterpreted the President’s request. In response to that request, McGahn decided to quit because he did not want to participate in events that he described as akin to the Saturday Night Massacre. He called his lawyer, drove to the White House, packed up his office, prepared to submit a resignation letter with his chief of staff, told Priebus that the President had asked him to “do crazy shit,” and informed Priebus and Bannon that he was leaving. Those acts would be a highly unusual reaction to a request to convey information to the Department of Justice.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

In June 2016, Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer who, Trump Jr. was told, would share damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “If it’s what you say, I love it,” Trump Jr. wrote in an email.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

I could go on, but it would become tiresome. A few graphics, and I’m done.

Breitbart Mentality

Number 10

Continuing my obsession with the entity calling itself Breitbart News

This showed up in my in-box yesterday. It’s from Breitbart News, an interesting kind of news outlet. The word news would give the impression this is a news outlet. A review of its content would give the impression it is a shill for a corrupt political enterprise.

This came the day special counsel Robert Mueller III resigned his position and spoke briefly to the public, giving his take on the 22-month investigation into the Russian government’s scheme to tilt the 2016 election toward Donald Trump. A major portion of the investigation turned toward those who participated by illegal means to thwart the investigation—something known as “obstruction of justice,” a federal crime in this instance.

The mail page lists several links. I’m showing the top two. The second one reads “…Dirty Cop’s Last Act:: Feeds the Impeachment Beast…” Whoa! “Dirty Cop?” The headline is written with ellipses, making it appear to be excerpted from the linked content. However the linked page is barely more than a litany of comments by Democratic politicians, all referring to impeachment of President Trump. Absent anything else I get the idea Breitbart is referring to Robert Mueller as a dirty cop, the reason being the sum total of his investigation uncovered considerable criminal activity by Donald Trump and the people associated with him and his administration. Some of the president’s actions amounted to impeachable offenses.

To give some flavor to the linked content, there is an image, supposedly a paid advertisement. Here is the linked page:

If you do not already have the idea conservative hardliners are obsessed with law enforcement bias and media bias against their favorite candidate, then you are going to start getting that idea after reading this and another linked items from the same page.

Yes, they want you to confirm mainstream news outlets are biased against Donald Trump. Along those lines I have some breaking news. Mainstream news outlets are biased against all politicians who use public office as a criminal enterprise. They are also biased against bank robbers, mass murderers, child rapists, and generally bad people. I am hoping hard-line conservatives have similar bias. I have hoped in vain in times past.

Breathtaking Inanity

Number 15 of a continuing series

I receive these almost daily. They are among the things that get me out of bed in the morning. Let’s start with the first of two. <>
May 25 at 3:06 PM


The FAKE NEWS media efforts to lie about all of President Trump’s incredible accomplishments aren’t fooling the American people.

A new poll just released shows President Trump’s approval rating is the highest it’s been in over two years.

The Trump Presidency has led to rampant economic growth, millions of new jobs, and a foreign policy that puts America First. No wonder he’s so popular!

Golly! That is wonderful news, Mr. President. Who knows. Someday your popularity will approach 50%. But stop right there. If you would like to be popular with more than half of the population, then there is a way. It involves tar and feathers, but it would draw large crowds. Give it a thought.

Here’s number two.

Eric Trump <>
May 25 at 10:08 AM


If there’s one thing we can always count on from the Democrats and the FAKE NEWS media, it’s that they will ALWAYS lie to try and get ahead.

You’ve seen it. Every day, they spout lies about my father, my family, his administration, and the nation.

Remember when they attack President Trump, they’re really attacking YOU, John.

Eric Trump. Notice, Eric Trump. It’s not the president contacting me, it’s Eric Trump, second son of the president, and, as Wikipedia notes, head of the Trump criminal enterprise:

A fourth generation businessman (following his great-grandmother Elizabeth, grandfather Fred, and father), he currently serves as a trustee and executive vice president of The Trump Organization, running the company alongside his older brother Donald Jr. He also served as a boardroom judge on his father’s TV show The Apprentice.

Eric Trump is under United States Attorney for the District of Columbia‘s investigation along with Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump in their role their father’s inauguration.


Yes. Yes! The Eric Trump who will in the future appear before us in an orange jump suit has contacted me to warn about people spreading lies and FAKE NEWS and soon to be attacking me personally.

This site is, if nothing else, fair. To that end I present some of the FAKE NEWS the second son has advised about.

All right. That’s enough of the FAKE NEWS for today. Eric, let me know when they schedule your sentencing date. I will be there for you.

The Golden Shower

Number 37 of a Series

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

The salacious accounts of Donald Trump’s activities in a Moscow hotel room are not directly related to this story, but the uproar surrounding the Steele Dossier adds some background:

However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit TRUMP’s person  obsessions and sexual perversion in order to  obtain suitable ‘kompromat’ (compromising material) on him. According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew president and Mrs OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on  one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him. the hotel was known to be under FSB control  with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.

Apparently, this research, developed as part of an endeavor to dig up dirt on prospective candidate Trump, rippled forward from that time like a row of falling dominoes, culminating in the assignment of a special counsel to investigate Russian activities related to the 2016 election and ultimately to a report from that investigation released in March:

Cohen recalled speaking with Trump after the press conference about Trump’s denial of any business dealings in Russia, which Cohen regarded as untrue.1326 Trump told Cohen that Trump Tower Moscow was not a deal yet and said, “Why mention it if it is not a deal?”1327 According to Cohen, at around this time, in response to Trump’s disavowal of connections to Russia, campaign advisors had developed a “party line” that Trump had no business with Russia and no connections to Russia.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

If you can imagine this you can imagine Donald Trump paying prostitutes to pee on a bed. My imagination is vivid.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 162 Unfortunately

As mentioned before, I post one of these each Thursday. No chance the supply will ever run dry. Here is the most recent:

2 Dead And 4 Injured In Shooting At University Of North Carolina, Charlotte Campus

Updated May 1 at 11:25 a.m. ET

Two people died and another four were wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced in a tweet that a suspect, Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, was in custody. Terrell, a former student at the university, now faces charges of murder and attempted murder in the attack.

On Wednesday, the school identified the victims who died as students Ellis Parlier, 19, and Riley Howell, 21, according to member station WFAE.

So, I have the count straight. Two were killed. Four were badly injured. Another person’s life is effectively over. And it is a small price to pay so every jakeleg with a touch of paranoia will have access to deadly weapons. We are assured this is going to make us all safer. Safer. Safer like the students in the photo above from ABC News. They look safe enough to me.

Not quite. It has long been apparent some people are not doing their jobs to keep us safe. Enumerating: Texas Senator Ted Cruz is not doing his job. Texas Senator John Cornyn is not doing his job. President Donald Trump is not doing his job. The NRA is not doing its job. Particularly Wayne LaPierre, Oliver North (until recently), and Dana Loesch are not doing their jobs. The courts are not doing their job.

When all these failed to live up to their responsibility, this week it turned to 21-year-old Riley Powell to do their jobs for them. He paid with his life. Rest easy all you in the government who didn’t your job. Riley covered this one for you.

A slew of these come my way each week, and I can only post one. Here are some that you’re not going to see:

  • 1 May: Florida Wife Pulled Into Oncoming Traffic, Shot at Husband: Cops | NBC 6 South Florida
  • 1 May: Baltimore County police investigating shooting of 4-year-old boy
  • 1 May: School Resource Officer’s gun accidentally fires in cafeteria of Wesley Chapel middle school
  • 1 May: Euless man fired shot into neighbor’s home while aiming at prowler, police say | Crime | Dallas News
  • 1 May: Virginia man shoots two people after argument over which is better brand: Chevy or Ford? | WJLA [By the way, it’s Ford.]
  • 29 April: 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed 1-year-old cousin in Cleveland, police say –
  • 29 April: Teen Accidentally Shot in Miami Home: Police | NBC 6 South Florida
  • 29 April: Ammon man says he ‘blacked out’ when he shot his wife, according to documents | East Idaho News
  • 29 April: Father arrested after accidentally shooting 6-year-old during gun safety lesson
  • 29 April: Shot With His Own Gun: Fair Lawn Man Injured Cleaning 9MM In His Garage | Fair Lawn-Glen Rock Daily Voice
  • 26 April: Accidental shooting in Greencastle sends juvenile, grandfather to hospital | FOX59
  • 26 April: Florida man accidentally shoots himself at I-4 rest stop, claims it was someone else, deputies say – Orlando Sentinel
  • 26 April: Husband subscribes to porn channel and gets shot by wife – Noble Nashville
  • 26 April: School staffer fired after gun ‘accidentally’ discharges and injures student: report
  • 25 April: 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed 1-year-old cousin in Cleveland, police say –
  • 25 April: Mailman killed splitting up fight between mother and son – CNN Video

More of the same next week. Keep reading.

People Unclear

This is number 77 of a series

I can’t get enough of these, and that’s no problem, because the president’s team sends me a free one about every day. Here’s the latest:

Donald J. Trump <>
Apr 10 at 1:20 PMJohn

Let me be clear. Since the day I took my famous escalator ride in 2015 to announce my presidential campaign, the Democrat harassment, fake news attacks, and blatant lies have never been about me…

Their target has always been you.

The liberal swamp hates the idea of people like, John from Texas being in charge of America, and there is no line they won’t cross to prevent that from happening. Just look at the Phony Witch Hunt – NO COLLUSION.

In 2016, I was simply your voice, but YOU were the one that took our country back and made the liberal swamp and political insiders FURIOUS.Now headed into 2020, we have to remind them that this is your country, not theirs.

Whoa there! Take a look at that. Of course they have my first name (and my last name), because I gave it to them when I signed up for their newsletter. So what they have done (clever fellows) is to load the appropriate text snippets into a database, and now their computer generates automated “personal” emails. Notice first of all they address me by my first name,

But look. Deeper into the message they string my first name again in this: “The liberal swamp hates the idea of people like, John from Texas.” I’m not just a number to these people. I’m John from Texas. I’m thinking about having this chiseled onto my headstone. Anyhow, I am honored.

But let me get back to the message.

“Since the day I took my famous escalator ride in 2015 to announce my presidential campaign…” Yes, I do recall that stellar day in the annals of American political discourse.

They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

I have to admit, it requires a certain level of class to kick off a political campaign by slandering people from a neighboring country. Yes, Mr. Trump. We recall that day vividly.

On further consideration, it is possible that President Trump is correct on one point. The liberal swamp does hate the idea of me being in charge. Probably the conservative swamp, as well. I know for sure my wife hates the idea. So it’s close to unanimous. Let’s move on.

So you actually made it to the top of the heap in 2016, Mr. President, and you have changed this country in ways not seen since the great schism of 1861. I’m on the low side of 80, but it was not until you came along that I had the experience of a president of the United States worrying about fellow miscreants flipping on him. It is a brave new world.

People Unclear

This is number 76 of a series

As previously mentioned, I signed up for the newsletter, and I receive these on a daily basis. These two will give you a chuckle: <>
Apr 1 at 2:07 PMJohn,

Adam Schiff is a national disgrace and must be held accountable.

[screen shot of Trump Twitter post omitted]

Even after The Mueller Report found NO COLLUSION and President Trump was completely EXONERATED, Adam Schiff doubled down on his lies saying there is still “significant evidence of collusion.”

Adam Schiff must be held accountable for his LIES, and the FAKE NEWS media must be held accountable for giving this liar a platform.

And one more:

Donald Trump Jr. <>
Mar 27 at 2:20 PMJohn,

The FAKE NEWS media spent the last two years blatantly LYING to the American people.

Outlets like CNN, MSNBC, Buzzfeed, and the Washington Post ignored all facts and evidence and instead led us down this WITCH HUNT that turned out to be one giant lie.

They provided a platform for liars like Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters to make unfounded conspiracy theories against President Trump and his allies.

Even after the Mueller Report showed NO COLLUSION and completely vindicated President Trump, the unhinged left STILL won’t abandon the Witch Hunt.

The American people deserve better. We need to show the Fake News media that we won’t forget the way they spread lies and smears against our President.

All right! That says a lot. Now let me put it into perspective.

Turn the clock back. It’s 15 February, 1929, the day after gunmen rubbed out seven gang members in a garage on Water Street in Chicago. Newspaper reporters are interviewing local businessman Alphonse Gabriel Capone, who runs a used furniture business, to get his take. Here is what he has to say:

Any attempt to connect me with this disgraceful act (although the rats deserved what they got) is slander. The FBI is totally out of control. They falsely accuse me of running bootleg liquor, some even saying I’m promoting prostitution. I am here to tell you this is FAKE NEWS. I’m an honest businessman, the kind of person who will Make America Great Again.

An now they want to accuse me of tax evasion. TAX EVASION! Imagine that! The crooked feds can’t pin these phony crimes on me, so they resort to accusing me of TAX EVASION. My friend the state’s attorney has concluded his investigation and has exonerated me of COLLUSION. NO COLLUSION! It’s FAKE NEWS. Why would I engage in COLLUSION and TAX EVASION?

My methods are the best methods. I am a powerful genius, and I have the BEST METHODS. I have learned I can accomplish more with a kind word and a gun than I can with a kind word alone.


Yes, I think we have see this before. Matters are becoming more clear as time goes by.

The National Divide

Number 12 of a possibly infinite series

Something like 65 years ago I watch the McCarthy hearings on TV. Yes, and it was black and white. And it was something to see. Which brings me to ask, have you ever wondered what it would have been like if Joseph McCarthy had been elected president?

We don’t have to wonder.

Yes, some accountability. Catch it all:

“Many, many people were badly hurt by this scam,” Trump said of the Mueller probe. “But more importantly, our country was hurt. Our country was hurt. And they are on artificial respirators right now. They are getting mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.”

“Little pencil-neck Adam Schiff. He’s got the smallest, thinnest neck I’ve ever seen,” the president said. “He is not a long-ball hitter, but I saw him today, ‘Well we don’t really know, there still could have been some Russia collusion.'”

“Sick, sick,” Trump called him. “These are sick people and there has to be accountability because it is all lies and they know it’s lies.”

Time to choose up sides, people.

The National Divide

Number 10 of a possibly infinite series

This is a tale of two political systems, illustrating vividly the hard line that separates divergent segments of this nation. People need to decide which side of the line they want to come down on. The choices are clear.

I will spell it out. At the top Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is questioning former Donal Trump lawyer Michael Cohen:

Did the president ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company?

In the second we see Representative Jim Jordan threatening the same witness:

Tread very f…ing lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be very f…ing disgusting.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

This is your president speaking.

Number 201 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

At a recent round table meeting of business executives, & long after formally introducing Tim Cook of Apple, I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!

Well said, Mr. President. Well said. Also the following:


Keep talking. We’re not finished laughing.

The National Divide

Number 9 of a possibly infinite series

The sides are forming up. Which side of the divide do you want to come down on? Here is something I received from a Republican Party source:

Polling (via NRCC) <>
To: John Blanton
Mar 5 at 12:25 PMFirst: Democrats REFUSED to work with Conservatives to secure our border.

Then: House Conservatives and President Trump worked to fund the construction of a wall at our southern border.

Now: It’s time to finish the wall!

Dude, I am forwarding your letter to Mexico. They are going to pay for the wall. I have this on good authority. It’s from the President of the United States.

The National Divide

Number 8 of a possibly infinite series

I’m 78 years old, and in my time I have seen any number of news items about the President of the United States. This is the first time I have seen a news anchor forewarn viewers about the president’s lack of decorum. Brian Williams, speaking on MSNBC yesterday warned viewers, “If you have little kiddies around, they’re about to hear the president use some foul language.” Here is part of what the president had to say:

[In a comical Russian accent] Then that fake CNN and others say, “He had Russia go get emails.”

They don’t respect you. They think you’re stupido [pronouncing it “stoopeedo].

Now all of a sudden they’re trying to take you out with bullshit.

“The don’t respect you.” Do you ever stop and wonder why? “They think you’re stupido.” You are the ones cheering as he spews out this stuff. This is what separates respectable society from another portion of the population. It’s a hard line we must not cross. Stay on this side and let them huddle on the other.

For myself, I wonder why this was not the end of it.

Nobel Nobel

How about that Nobel Prize?

I just hate it when I screw up and people rub it in and never let me forget what a mess I made of things. People shouldn’t be that way.

Except, it’s so much fun when you can sit on the sidelines and watch some dirt bag screw up time after time, and you get to rub it in and force Trump supporters to eat shit and get it all over their faces. Call me Mr. Cruel.

That didn’t take long.

Screenshot New York Times on-line

From The New York Times:

HANOI, Vietnam — President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, abruptly ended their second summit meeting on Thursday after talks collapsed with the two leaders failing to agree on any steps toward nuclear disarmament or measures to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

“Sometimes you have to walk,” Mr. Trump said at an afternoon news conference in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

In case Trump supporters are suffering some kind of memory lapse, here is a reminder:

Abusing Science

Number 13 of a series

This is not about Kathleen Hartnett White. That’s another story, but I needed an image for this post, and somebody loaded this onto my Facebook feed. This story is not about a government employee working to subvert science but about a government employee with an earnest regard for the truth. It’s an illustration of how the government, in particular the current administration, abuses science:

A Scientist Who Resisted Trump Administration Censorship of Climate Report Just Lost Her Job

The Trump administration has demonstrated every intent to overthrow the science behind anthropogenic global warming (AGW), and the signals were early and unambiguous:

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.

In case you doubted his intent, once gaining access to the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump proceeded to make his fantasies come true:

In October 2017, President Donald Trump nominated White for the position of White House senior advisor on environmental policy. Had she been confirmed by the United States Senate, she would have led the Council on Environmental Quality. On December 21, 2017, the United States Senate sent her nomination back to the White House. Trump resubmitted his nomination of White in January 2018.

Her nomination drew controversy due to her history of advocacy for fringe theories and pseudoscience. Hartnett questions the scientific opinion on climate change and has criticized the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She has called for increased use of fossil fuels, and criticized the Endangered Species Act. She said carbon dioxide was not a pollutant but “a necessary nutrient for plant life” and that there were “really beneficial impacts of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere”. She has expressed skepticism that there has been “unprecedented warming of the climate, extreme weather events, declining Arctic ice, and rising sea levels”. She has complained about “Apocalyptic Anthropogenic Global Warming” being “the Left’s secular religion”, and that “grand schemes to decarbonize human societies” are part of the “unabashedly totalitarian policy of the Left.”

White has compared the work of mainstream climate scientists to “the dogmatic claims of ideologues and clerics.” During her November 2017 Senate confirmation hearing, she defended past statements that “particulate pollution released by burning fuels is not harmful unless one were to suck on a car’s tailpipe.”

At White’s Senate confirmation hearing in November 2017, she stated that her top three environmental concerns are air quality, the potential failure of waste water and drinking water systems, and climate change. During her hearing she said: “I am not a scientist, but in my personal capacity I have many questions that remain unanswered by current climate policy. We need to have a more precise explanation of the human role and the natural role.”

In February 2018, the White House confirmed their intention to withdraw their nomination of Hartnett White as a senior advisor on environmental policy.

In case you failed to notice the ground moving under your feet, the Republican Party held the majority in the Senate at the time and had the ability to confirm Hartnett White without regard to protests from the Democrats. The Republicans have of late been the party that favored ideology over science whenever push came to shove, and that Hartnett White triggered their gag reflex speaks volumes. Apparently abuse of science does have limits.