The Fossil Fool Industry

That's what I'm going to start calling them. I was commenting on an article about Sally Jewel speaking about Trump and Zinke attacks on public lands for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry, and I thought of that old saying (that Bush classically screwed up) - Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. This is actually the third time the fossil fuel industry has fooled the American public. The first was 1980, the second 2000, and now Trump. They make the elections about everything else under the sun, but the real hidden agenda is access to, or even control over public lands, and rolling back environmental protections that are costly to them. The proof is always what they do as soon as they get in office, i.e. Pruitt for EPA, Trump rescinds Clean Water Rule, orders study of national monuments. So it's the third time they've fooled the American public in a big way, and I'm afraid we're going to pay for it in a big way this time around.

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.