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Old 09-14-2018, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.dda192bb1b92

The highly respected Washington Post editorial board said that President Donald Trump is "complicit" with regard to Hurricane Florence, which has already resulted in several deaths.

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Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit. He plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks. Yet when it comes to extreme weather, Mr. Trump is complicit.
There is a long and interesting history of interplay between storms and politics. Historian G.L. Kittredge noted in his book Witchcraft in Old and New England that in 17th century Maryland, a "little old woman" was thrown into the sea and drowned by colonists. She was suspected of witchcraft, and so was blamed for a particularly violent storm.

Chicago mayor Michael Bilandic, who succeeded Richard J. "Boss" Daley, was booted from office largely due to an historic snowstorm. He was not blamed for the storm, but for failing to clear the streets. A similar thing happened here in Seattle to Mayor Greg Nickels, who ironically was from Chicago, and should have known better.

And we're all familiar with the sagas of Hurricane Katrina, handling of which was botched by George W. Bush, and of Sandy, which President Obama handled so well that Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) gave him a big hug.

The WAPO, in its editorial, cites several scientific experts in concluding that Trump is "complicit." If so, would that not be impeachable? Normally I am not a fan of impeachment conspiracy theories, but in this case it seems there could be something there.

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Old 09-14-2018, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Well, we had a racist eclipse last year... I guess this shouldn't be surprising.

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Old 09-14-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Well, we had a racist eclipse last year... I guess this shouldn't be surprising.
Link did not work for me...is this the same article?

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...e-race/537318/
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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Stop the presses someone found a dumb article on the internet.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Link did not work for me...is this the same article?

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/...e-race/537318/
Correct - I fixed my link as well - thanks.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.dda192bb1b92

The highly respected Washington Post editorial board said that President Donald Trump is "complicit" with regard to Hurricane Florence, which has already resulted in several deaths.



There is a long and interesting history of interplay between storms and politics. Historian G.L. Kittredge noted in his book Witchcraft in Old and New England that in 17th century Maryland, a "little old woman" was thrown into the sea and drowned by colonists. She was suspected of witchcraft, and so was blamed for a particularly violent storm.

Chicago mayor Michael Bilandic, who succeeded Richard J. "Boss" Daley, was booted from office largely due to an historic snowstorm. He was not blamed for the storm, but for failing to clear the streets. A similar thing happened here in Seattle to Mayor Greg Nickels, who ironically was from Chicago, and should have known better.

And we're all familiar with the sagas of Hurricane Katrina, handling of which was botched by George W. Bush, and of Sandy, which President Obama handled so well that Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) gave him a big hug.

The WAPO, in its editorial, cites several scientific experts in concluding that Trump is "complicit." If so, would that not be impeachable? Normally I am not a fan of impeachment conspiracy theories, but in this case it seems there could be something there.
Oh good grief! The highly respected editorial board of the WP? Complicit in a hurricane that resulted in deaths when people refuse to evacuate? Geesh!
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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Whole article is mindless drivel.
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