Category Archives: Trump Administration

My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress

My Disappointments with President Trump and the Republican Congress I have been avoiding commenting on daily Trump mayhem, but to the extent this blog has any historical value, I want to record briefly some of the ways that Trump or … Continue reading

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The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

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Fox News and Trump’s Fraud on US’s Russian Uranium

Fox News and Trump’s Fraud on US’s Russian Uranium The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler on Oct. 31, 2017 deflated the Fox and Trump Halloween scare that Russia had 20% of US Uranium. Actually, the uranium in question belonged to a … Continue reading

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Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness

Trump’s Debt Blowup and Economic Disruptiveness The piecemeal plans of the Congress (er Republicans) on the next budget will lead to HUGE (Trumpwise) increases in the National Debt. They will be justified (attempted) by the many-times-disproved trickle-down economics. They have … Continue reading

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Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Fuel Protests

Trump and AG Jeff Sessions Permit Police Abuse, Fueling Protests On Feb. 28, 2017, Attorney General Sessions told the National Association of Attorney Generals that the Justice Department would no longer monitor troubled police departments. He also plans to leave … Continue reading

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Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates

Please Teach Trump What Bastille Day Celebrates Trump, having witnessed the Bastille Day or French National Day Parade, has decided that he needs that pomp of having a July 4 Parade next year showing off our military hardware. France’s parade … Continue reading

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Rep. Bridenstine Is Only a Political Choice for NASA Administrator

We have to note that Donald Trump is again exercising his “terminate with extreme prejudice” agenda against climate science. Nobody has suggested where this came from, other to secure funding from oil billionaires like the Koch brothers of Texas, and … Continue reading

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What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”?

What Are The Odds of “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem”? It is very important to those concerned that we get the odds right on what occurred in the superstorms of the last three years in Houston. Are they an indication … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution

Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution David Hanssen has an LA Times article trying to count Laguna Beach visitors. The city says 3 million a year. Visit Laguna says 6 million. But there are only 2,000 parking spaces. And only … Continue reading

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The Fidget Spinner: Soothing or Stability, in the Days of Trump?

The Fidget Spinner:  Soothing or Stability, in the Days of Trump? I noticed that the box containing Spinners advertising that it may be soothing.  Wikipedia describes its use for “relieving nervous energy or psychological stress”.  As a physicist though, I … Continue reading

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