Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah

I'm thinkin' that it's highly likely that SeƱor Trumpanzee grew up in a house that was covered, inside and out, with old, flaking lead paint. The evidence mounts every time he opens his mouth. It certainly could explain his erratic thought processes and apparent dementia. Of course, it could be syphilis, but, when I look at the things listed in tonight's meme, I zero right in on the lead paint thing. Oh hell, Trump is so nuts, it's probably both.

But why roll back regulations governing the use of lead-based paint? The answer probably lies in the fact that, although, there have been regulations regarding lead paint for several years, President Obama put 1 or 2 in place that were particularly effective and enforceable, and if the black dude was for it, well... Not only that, but, these days, the lead paint problem is especially widespread in our inner cities, so, if you're a republican, how appropriate. It's perfect passive-aggressive racism.

Under Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A.'s efforts to roll back lead paint regulations can be found in the Trump administration's budget proposals. The issue is now in the courts where the E.P.A.'s efforts have been blocked, for now. Meanwhile, they are, of course, choosing not to enforce the existing regulations. Pruitt's proposals for the future of lead paint regulations amount to shifting responsibility to the states and then not providing the necessary budgetary money to the states, a common republican tactic.

Lead is particularly dangerous to children. It leads to brain damage and learning disabilities. Hence my opening supposition about Trumpanzee's childhood environment. Was it facetiously snarky of me? You decide. Republicans seem to have a thing about lead in all its forms. There's a context for all of this: It was a republican governor who decided that lead-laced water was suddenly just peachy for the citizens of Flint, Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder didn't give a damn about the children of Flint and the lead in their drinking water. And we all know that republicans don't care about regulating lead in kid's schools and classrooms either.

Now, if we could just convince Republicans to inhale directly from a tailpipe.

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At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dress up that tail pipe to resemble Trump's derriere and you just might find yourself successful.

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I point out that the whole Flynt Lead in the water thing happened under obamanation's EPA??


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