What is he good for?

tony jelly

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/14/offshore-drilling-trump-official-reveals-plan-and-distractions-delight?CMP=share_btn_tw


A top US official told a group of fossil fuel industry leaders that the Trump administration will soon issue a proposal making large portions of the Atlantic available for oil and gas development, and said that it is easier to work on such priorities because Donald Trump is skilled at sowing “absolutely thrilling” distractions, according to records of a meeting obtained by the Guardian.

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dandyfopp

Keep the public distracted while we work on behalf of the American people

=Filling our pockets.

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purrmichigan(5)

Absolutely nothin

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

The shorelines will eventually be under water anyways so future oil slicks won't be much of a bother.

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AITG

An object lesson?

I'm reaching here.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Then there's this I was reading this morning:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-national-monuments-review_n_5c8835c8e4b038892f486792

"...when Hatch’s office sent a letter in mid-March 2017 requesting that the Interior Department shrink the boundary of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument to free up fossil fuel-rich lands, as The New York Times revealed, the Trump administration sprang into action.

A little more than a month later, Trump signed an executive order calling for a review of more than two dozen recent national monument designations. It was clear that Bears Ears was the primary target. At the signing ceremony, Trump said he’d “heard a lot about” the 1.35 million-acre site in southeastern Utah and how “beautiful” the area is. He painted the Obama administration designation as a massive federal land grab. And he boasted that it “should never have happened” and was made “over the profound objections” of the state’s citizens, and that he was opening the land up to “tremendously positive things.”

He made no mention of the five Native American tribes that consider the area sacred and jointly petitioned for the monument’s creation. Instead, he thanked Hatch for his “never-ending prodding.”

“[Hatch] would call me and call me and say, ‘You got to do this,’” Trump said. “Is that right, Orrin? You didn’t stop. He doesn’t give up. He’s shocked that I’m doing it, but I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.”

Again, this was before former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke launched what he promised would be an objective, thorough review of recent monument designations; one he said would give all stakeholders a voice. In the end, Trump signed a pair of proclamations to cut more than 2 million acres from Bears Ears and nearby Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument ― the largest rollback of national monuments in U.S. history. Seemingly every action leading to that decision suggested the outcome was predetermined....

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BLM directed to free up coal deposits

One of the biggest revelations about the administration’s motives came during Wednesday’s hearing, when Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) cited testimony from a BLM employee who said he was directed to redraw the boundary of Grand Staircase-Escalante to exclude coal-rich areas and to be no more than 1 million acres.

“The first area I was told to exclude from the boundary, with no discussion, was the coal leases from 1996,” the BLM mapping specialist told investigators at Interior’s Office of Inspector General, according to Huffman.

Huffman went on to reveal that the expert was told to carve out areas rich in fossils, the very resources the monument was established to protect....

...Ed Roberson, BLM’s Utah state director, told lawmakers Wednesday that the review was open, fair and thorough. Huffman told Roberson that the order given to the BLM mapping specialist “does not sound like an honest and exhausted process,” but rather “a pre-cooked decision to allow coal companies to mine this coal.”

In hisfinal report to the White House, Zinke acknowledged the potential for mining coal in Grand Staircase-Escalante, noting that the site contains “an estimated several billion tons of coal.” Downey Magallanes, the daughter of a former executive of coal giant Peabody Energy, was a top Interior official who oversaw the Trump administration’s monument review. She left the agency last year for a job at oil giant BP. ..."

Lots more at the link provided.

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chase_gw

What is he good for.......absolutely nothing !!!!! I feel a lyric I the making...I'll work on it

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dockside_gw

I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.”

Trump wouldn't do the "right thing to do" if it came up and stared him in the face, sat down beside him or a clap of thunder revealed god almighty telling him what to do. Doing the right thing requires a person to have a conscience, and a sense of empathy, neither of which he has.

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judeNY_gw

And integrity. Not a trait of trump and his minions.

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Rita / Bring Back Sophie 4 Real

Trump is good for values clarification.

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Stan Areted

Making America Great Again!

So far he's beating expectations of his supporters.

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

Good God y'all.

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AITG



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cait1

The Art of the Deal

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AITG

The art of the grope.

"When you're a star,they let you".

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