The Winds of War?

via Tillerson: Military action against North Korea is an option – POLITICO

Tillerson, making his first trip to South Korea since taking over as America’s top diplomat, visited the demilitarized zone along the border with North Korea on Friday, according to the Associated Press. He said preemptive military action against North Korea, which recently conducted a ballistic missile test, could be necessary if the repressive regime’s weapons program rises to a level “that we believe requires action.”

Trump Budget

 Sourced from: New York Times

The Environment

Another agency among the hardest hit by the budget was theEnvironmental Protection Agency, which would be slashed by 31 percent.

While the E.P.A. may be known for sweeping regulations to controlclimate change, increase auto fuel efficiency and mandate smokestack controls, the agency’s bread and butter is more prosaic. The staff and scientists at its regional offices and laboratories nationwide regularly respond to emergency calls from city and state officials.

Funds to respond to many of those calls would no longer be available under Mr. Trump’s budget. He has proposed slicing the agency’s $8.1 billion budget to $5.7 billion, and cutting 3,200 jobs from the agency’s staff of 15,000.

The story is here.

Trump and the Auto Workers

Trump’s intention, announced Wednesday, to take a fresh look at federal regulations covering the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks was widely viewed as a move against Obama-era environmental measures. Trump views the regulations as an impediment to economic growth.

California, the largest economy in the United States, said it would join a legal challenge to fight proposed changes to the regulations.

via Canadian auto workers union takes aim at Trump on fuel standards: ‘I can’t figure out where his head is at’ | Financial Post

Smoke & Mirrors

The Presidency, starting with Donald J. Trump, is taking on life of its own, the tail wagging the dog, I find it like having a meal that makes you feel full but soon you realize that you are just bloated and received absolutely no nutrition!

From Twitter to Facebook to CNN the Trump Presidency seems to be taking over the waking hours of people around the world, make no mistake HE IS STILL ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL and has yet to start being a PRESIDENT!

I have been following Dan Rather on Facebook and get the sense he is disgusted with the way the 45th President is leading America!

Sourced from Dan Rather, Facebook: “This is a man who made a lot of promises on the campaign about helping those struggling in society, about leading the United States to greatness in such things as fighting disease. If anyone had any doubt about the hollowness of his words, this philosophy is all the evidence one would need.”

My Canadian Opinion

President Donald J. Trump has once again used the office of President to grand stand before the world, either looking for approval or for his own parties gains this speech to Congress and the world took on a feel of exploitation of a grieving William “Ryan” Owens family.

Sourced from:FP

” One poignant moment, however, unintentionally revealed a great deal not just about what sort of leader the president is but how disengaged America’s political class has always been with the country’s more than 15-year war on terrorism. In an overt and calculated effort to deflect attention from a failed military operation, Trump turned to the widow of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a Navy SEAL raid in central Yemen for which, earlier in the day, the president had shirked all responsibility.”

Sourced from:The Guardian

“I think in terms of effort, which means something, but I give myself an A+,” he told the ferocious interviewers on Fox and Friends on the morning of his big speech. “I think I get an A in terms of what I’ve actually done, but in terms of messaging, I’d give myself a C or a C+.”

Don’t be so hard on your messaging, Mr President. Your heroic effort has certainly been noticed around the world, in federal courts across the nation, and by the true measure of your success: on Saturday Night Live.

Unfortunately my American friends you have elected an American business man who thinks you can run a country the way you run a corporation. (too bad chapter 11 isn’t open for you now Donald)

In my opinion Mr.President YOU’RE FIRED!