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Fire them All

16 Feb

These are the bodies of two letters I just wrote to my senators and representative:

 

The second in charge of the EPA (formerly the Environmental Protection Agency, now the Environmental Persecution Agenda) has a history of lobbying for, not against, the coal industry. Um, dystopia much?! How is it that Dump gets away with invariably hiring monsters who are the extreme opposite of people who are qualified for the job? They all need to be fired. Dump’s undermining of the United States by hiring these people is further proof that he has no respect for our country and doesn’t belong in the White House but in prison.

This hater of planet Earth, Andrew Wheeler, is a bully who’s on the side of corporate polluters, not someone who should be working for the EPA.

The foxes are watching the hen house.

Andrew Wheeler clearly needs to be fired.

Jeff Sessions doesn’t give the hair on a donkey’s chin for justice and should therefore be fired from his position of Attorney General. There’s nothing “general” about what he represents. He doesn’t even hide the fact that he’s a white supremacist! Sure, this is common since the disastrous November 2016 election, but he’s in the position of Attorney General of the country formerly known as the United States. He’s overtly xenophobic, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and transphobic. The ACLU and over 2,000 lawyers have filed bar complaints in Alabama against this bigot, who has the power to do a great deal of harm to people who don’t have his privileges. Do your part in not allowing bigots like Jeff Sessions be normalized, and do what you can to get him fired.

Climate Change is Climate Change is Climate Change

9 Jan

I wrote the following to my senators and representative:

Donald Dump nominated climate change denier Kathleen Hartnett White to run the Council on Environmental Quality. Like all his nominees, she is exactly the opposite of someone ideal for the position. Anyone who still denies climate change does so out of greed. Maybe they’re from another planet, since they don’t care about this one. Obviously, nobody like White should have any part in any country’s environmental policies.

Who are the people most hurt by climate change? Poor people who live in coastal regions and will see their homes underwater. Oligarch Dump is old enough to be dead by mid-century and plenty wealthy enough to choose real estate that won’t be underwater when all the ice caps have melted. He caters to unethical corporations that use the very fuels contributing to climate change. No matter what lies Dump uses about creating jobs, real long-term employment for many is available through climate-friendly sources of energy. His motivations come down to this: greed.

Please do all you can to prevent Kathleen Hartnett White from getting any position with the Council on Environmental Quality. The absurdity, like with all Dump’s nominations, is unfathomable.

Latest Letters to Senators

19 Sep

Some days I write two or three letters to my senators and representative, first composing them in MS Word and then handwriting them in triplicate. So many issues.

Dear Senator,

Interior Secretary Zinke and Donald Dump wish to shrink the national parks, including in Oregon. That is so extremely not okay. This is desecration and, as usual, greed and sociopathy on their parts.

 

Dear Senator,

Donald Dump and his minions are attempting to pass Dumpcare, a.k.a. Uncare, a.k.a. Wealthcare again. We must keep fighting these attempts to take away our healthcare and Planned Parenthood, until Dump is no longer squatting in the White House. We need to protect Planned Parenthood and the ACA from this overtly misogynistic and classist narcissistic sociopath. Oh, yeah, and a neo-Nazi. Bernie Sanders has the right idea: we need universal healthcare—the real thing.

Freaking out over Climate Crisis

8 Sep

I sent my senators and representative a letter:

Portland is snowing ash. Portland, Eugene, and other parts of Oregon have a sky like that in front of me: smoky and somewhat orange, with an eerie orange sun. For days, I have been smelling smoke. When I ventured outside yesterday—coughing, mind you—the public pool was closed due to the hazardous air quality, so I went to a nearby coffee shop, where several of the customers were wearing surgical masks. That reminded me of the handmade cloth masks I saw in Tibet.

I am absolutely FURIOUS that the narcissistic sociopath squatting in the White House pretends that climate change doesn’t exist and is an invention of the Chinese! Who from planet Earth doesn’t believe in climate change in the year 2017?!? This is proof that Donald Dump and his minions are aliens from another planet, probably Rexicoricus…whatever it’s called. Dump needs to be deported back to his planet.

We must take care of the planet we live on, Earth. We need a government that is proactive in driving back climate change in every way possible. We see it happening before our very eyes. Oregon is burning. Texas and Louisiana are drowning. We are seeing record high temperatures everywhere. Meanwhile, that heartless monster Donald Dump is fiddling.

Oregon is Burning

5 Sep

Today is the second anniversary of my mother’s birthday since her death. Add to that, it looks like the apocalypse outside. And that sociopath is dismantling DACA. I’m not in a good mood.

I’m not the only one freaking out over the hazardous air quality. The following is a letter I’m about to hand-write to my senators and representative:

Dear Senators,

Portland is snowing ash. Portland, Eugene, and other parts of Oregon look like the sky right in front of me: smoky and somewhat orange, with a glowing orange sun. For days, I have been smelling smoke, sometimes even from inside my house. When I ventured outside yesterday—coughing, mind you—I discovered that the public pool was closed due to the hazardous air quality, so I went to a nearby coffee shop, where several of the customers were wearing surgical masks. That reminded me of the handmade cloth masks I saw for sale in Tibet, and I’m going to make myself one today. I should have already done so.

I am absolutely FURIOUS that the narcissistic sociopath squatting in the White House pretends that climate change doesn’t exist and is an invention of the Chinese! Who from planet Earth doesn’t believe in climate change in the year 2017?!? This is proof that Donald Dump and his minions are aliens from another planet, probably Rexicoricus…whatever it’s called. Dump needs to be deported back to his planet.

We need to care about the planet we live on, which is planet Earth. We need to have a government that isn’t so evil and insane that it pretends that climate change doesn’t exist. We see it happening before our very eyes. Oregon is burning. Texas and Louisiana are drowning in flood. We are seeing record high temperatures everywhere. Meanwhile, that heartless monster Donald Dump is fiddling.

Venturing out into the smoke

4 Sep

Portland is snowing ash. Portland, Eugene, and other parts of Oregon look like the sky right in front of me: smoky and somewhat orange, with a glowing orange sun. For days, I have been smelling smoke, sometimes even from inside my house. When I ventured outside yesterday—coughing, mind you—I discovered that the public pool was closed due to the hazardous air quality, so I went to a nearby coffee shop, where several of the customers were wearing surgical masks. That reminded me of the handmade cloth masks I saw for sale in Tibet, and I’m going to make myself one today. I should have already done so.

I am absolutely FURIOUS that the narcissistic sociopath squatting in the White House pretends that climate change doesn’t exist and is an invention of the Chinese! Who from planet Earth doesn’t believe in climate change in the year 2017?!? This is proof that Donald Dump and his minions are aliens from another planet, probably Rexicoricus…whatever it’s called. Dump needs to be deported back to his planet.

We need to care about the planet we live on, which is planet Earth. We need to have a government that isn’t so evil and insane that it pretends that climate change doesn’t exist. We see it happening before our very eyes. Oregon is burning. Texas and Louisiana are drowning in flood. We are seeing record high temperatures everywhere. Meanwhile, that heartless monster Donald Dump is fiddling.

On a more cheerful note….

Before painting the living room, I bought enough burgundy/cream paisley for the front living room window curtains, but I painted the walls crimson instead of burgundy. The curtains look great with the maroon and magenta guestroom; since it has 2 windows, I went shopping for more curtain fabric. I didn’t find it, but I found spacecat fabric for a 1950s-style dress.

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Letter to Oregon senators about the EPA

12 Feb

 

 

Dear Senator,

Please do all you can to prevent that lunatic Scott Pruitt from taking over the EPA. When Nixon (yes, I know, of all people) started the EPA, the initials stood for “Environmental Protection Agency.” When Georgie Porgy squatted in the White House, it turned into “Environmental Persecution Agency.” This would happen again if Scott Pruitt, who doesn’t even believe in climate change as it unfolds right in front of his face, were to take over the EPA. Actually, we would have to rename it the “EDA: the Environmental Destruction Agency.” Pruitt hates the planet (perhaps he’s not from Earth); wishes to do away with the EPA (so I guess it would just… cease to exist before we could rename it EDA); and keeps suing the EPA; and has fossil fuel connections. With that in mind, nobody could be a worst candidate. The cat who just knocked over my stationery would be a better candidate. One of the mallards I saw splashing and swimming in flood water would be a better candidate; at least they respect the environment.

Cordially,

Susan E Wigget