Yesterday was Earth Day and for the most part that message was overshadowed but not inconsistent with the Marches for Science. Our local, not well organized, last minute effort resulted in a couple of hundred people showing up and making a scene about 100 feet from our GnOPe reps office, but he's been staying away from anyone not deemed extremely sympathetic, but he's turned into a T-rump bobble head especially on health care and the environment. So scientists and people who actually think science knows something are not going to be best of friends. Unfortunately the Earth Day message got a bit lost or at least distorted by the denialism of denialism message. The best part were all the signs, some of which were very clever.
Somehow T-rump thinks he can ignore what we know and still claim to say science is important, just do it without any money, and don't provide us with any inconvenient facts. Now those must be countered by alternative facts, or the world the way our ideology would like it to be. Why is it that our conservatives think that the only way to make money is to despoil the environment? This is the most discouraging Earth Day that TPP has had in a long time except for all the Marchers. It's important for our "leaders" to know how many people out there know just how wrong they are and are willing, perhaps at last, to invest enough time in letting them know. It was interesting to see that a couple of the march's ring leaders and most out spoken people are both immigrants who hate to see what's going on in the USA.
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