Friday, February 17, 2017


If there is just one word which describes the trumpster in the dumpster admnistation to date, it is this: CHAOS. Remember, Trump as valedictorian of his class at Wharton, didn't even make the honor roll. Delusional. (and utterly unloved - the real root of his problem)

A free and open press acts as a regulator, interacting between the people, the political parties, and the government of the country.

Trump's 77 minute monologue was a disaster for him. While the trumpster in the dumpster might be impressed with his banter (along with his cult of believers), few others are impressed. I, for one, am not impressed to the slightest measurable degree.

The trumpster in the dumpster is playing the same old "blame game." Take the new 'east wing' as one example...


Who is this "THEY?" They are the international press! And THEY are attempting to answer the question: "Who is this loser?" Yes, Virginia, "a loser" can win an election.

President Trump just can't stop talking about the 2016 presidential election. During an hour-plus press conference on Thursday, the president called his November win the “biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.” It wasn't.

It (Trump's win) wasn’t the biggest win since Reagan. Far from it. Trump's miserable electoral win was 46th biggest of 58 elections.

Trump's wasn’t even the biggest win since "W" (43). In 2012, Obama won 332 electoral votes. And in 2008, Obama won 365. Both times, Obama managed to win over 60% of the electoral college votes. Obama came close to besting President Bill Clinton, who won 70.4% of the Electoral College votes in 1996.

It was, however, a win over George W. Bush, who barely squeaked 50% of the Electoral College vote in either of his “stolen” elections. In 2000, Bush won 271 Electoral Votes and in 2004, he was reelected with 286 votes. But Trump’s win was smaller than fellow Republican President George H.W. Bush, who earned 79.2% of the electoral vote in 1988.

Try FACT CHECING the news conference.

Trump is so 'out of it' that serious concerns regarding his mental stability are being discussed in the halls of congress. Some have held these concerns for years. His cavalier attitude regarding national security is just another small aspect (symptom) of the looming issue (disease).

Trump may have an inflated sense of entitlement in which he sees himself as worthy of adoration (Magis adoratur). I don't see it.

I looked for an appropriate clip, but settled on Bernie Kopell, of Kaos, Losing Agents:

the trumpster in the dumpster's perception:

the perception of the educated and/or informed

Monday, February 13, 2017

FERC you

Three environmental groups — the Friends of the River, the Sierra Club and the South Yuba Citizens League — filed a motion with the federal government on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process, urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen hillside.

The groups filed the motion with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They said that the dam, built and owned by the state of California, and finished in 1968, did not meet modern safety standards because in the event of extreme rain and flooding, fast-rising water would overwhelm the main concrete spillway, then flow down the emergency spillway, and that could cause heavy erosion that would create flooding for communities downstream, but also could cause a failure, known as “loss of crest control.” “A loss of crest control could not only cause additional damage to project lands and facilities but also cause damages and threaten lives in the protected floodplain downstream,” (e.g. Marysville and Yuba City) the groups wrote.

FERC rejected that request, however, after the state Department of Water Resources, and the water agencies that would likely have had to pay the bill for the upgrades, said they were unnecessary. Those agencies included the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which provides water to 19 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego and other areas including the State Water Contractors, an association of 27 agencies that buy water from the state of California through the State Water Project.

Federal officials at the time said that the emergency spillway was designed to handle 350,000 cubic feet per second and the concerns were overblown.



God sent Xmas flood of '55.


California sinking...