When our Denver-based associate solitary reporter, Lewis Thompson, opened his iPad this morning to catch up on the Times, he was immediately struck by a photograph accompanying the lead article by Carol Davenport:
Her article is “Trump Administration to Finalize Rollback of Clean Water Protections,” and the photograph shows a bullfrog in a farm pond in Kentucky, surrounded by highly polluted, brackish water (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/climate/trump-administration-to-finalize-rollback-of-clean-water-protections.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share).
That Kentucky bullfrog is much better-looking than the Bluegrass State’s senior senator, the all-powerful Mitch McConnell, the portentous triple-chin guy whose sole goal in life is to thrust all Democrats into Sheol.
Davenport cogently explains what’s at stake as Donald Trump continues his widespread evisceration of everything good that President Obama did to clean up our waters.
This, despite Trump’s campaign promise that he would bring us “crystal-clean water."
In other news, on Tuesday, voters in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District narrowly elected State senator Dan Bishop, the author of the Tarheel State’s notorious bathroom bill, instead of Democrat Dan McCready. Dan Bishop is a Trump clone. His Bathroom Bill cost North Carolina an estimated $3.7 billion before it was tossed out by a federal judge.
Unhappy days are here again.