How Many Ways Can Donald Trump Insult Native Americans?

Was it ignorance, or was his racial insensitivity intentional? Either way the result is the same.

Donald Trump decided to hold a ceremony honoring Native American WWII veterans in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson’s signature is on the “Indian Removal Act” of 1830. That law was enacted for the sole purpose of taking all the land away from Native Americans who lived in the southeastern states, forcing them to migrate west of the Mississippi River. Let’s imagine he didn’t know this. He’s an idiot, so it is possible.

But his words…

“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here – although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” ~ Donald J Trump to Native American WWII veterans

He was referring to Elizabeth Warren, and he is the only one who calls her Pocahontas. This is bad. He had to know this was insulting…

But let’s not forget Donald Trump’s prior treatment of Native Americans— those who stood in the way when he sided with Energy Transfer Partners were forcibly removed in order to allow oil pipelines to be built under their land. Trump’s stock in the company, and the Russian steel used for the pipeline took precedence over Native American’s clean drinking water and sacred burial grounds.

By the way, the oil has spilled. Earlier this month it took the Canadian company 15 minutes to stanch the leak. That was enough time for 210,000 gallons of crude oil to spill in Keystone. The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons in South Dakota in May.

The protesters were right, however there is no satisfaction in being proven right in this instance.

My point is, don’t act so shocked at Trump’s ignorant and racially insensitive behavior when addressing Native American vets. It’s only more of the same.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/one-way/”>One-Way</a&gt;

Which One is POTUS?

Which One Is Our President—

  1. John McCain announces his strategy for Afghanistan,
  2. Al Gore leads a fight to save the planet from ruination.
  3. Bernie Sanders offers details for a single-payer healthcare plan,
  4. Trump golfs and warns war to distract from an investigation.

WHY?!!

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/glaring/”>Glaring</a&gt;

The Quote of the Month Award Goes To…


Though the  month of June has just started

Tis my view ~ a belief wholehearted

Why wait? Award it now

Mike Pence, please take a bow

Then call Uber- the clue train has departed  


 “But for some reason or another, this issue of climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left in this country and around the world.”

 ~ Mike Pence, Vice President of the U.S. of A.

And the world collectively sighed

Shook off the dismay and surmised

The whole GOP

Is unaware, but happy

Regardless, they’re uniformly despised

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/uniform/”>Uniform</a&gt;

Jack of all Asses 

When one wears orange colored glasses

A skewed view of the world persists

Global warming, or greenhouse gasses

Can’t be seen, so how can they exist?

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With the Climate Accord he bypasses

Inconvenient Truths without conscience are dismissed

Trump wont preserve Earth for the masses

America’s imaginary diplomatist

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Fossil fuel – where money is amassed

By villainous con men, earth’s rapists

A Rosneft Exon/Mobile morass

Is Russia first? No – In Trump we resist

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/imaginary/”>Imaginary</a&gt;

Donald Trump is a Big Fat 🤥 Liar  

Donald Trump’s stated reasons for exiting the Paris agreement are as transparent as his skin and as absurd as it’s brassy color. The Paris agreement was negotiated to United States specifications. It is not a trade deal, but an attempt to slow the damage humans inflict on the planet. Coal is not mentioned in the agreement. Renewable energy creates jobs; potentially the biggest growth in future job markets will be in renewable energy technologies. California has seen 40% higher economic growth than the rest of the country, due in large part to their efforts to lower the state’s carbon footprint. 

Trump isn’t as powerful as he would like to think. California, New York, and Washington, three states that account for a fifth of the U.S. economy, have come together to form an alliance to tackle the climate crisis, exceeding standards set by the Paris agreement. In fact 30 of our 50 United States have adopted mandates for utilities to increase their use of renewable energy. Trump can not change that by this withdrawal from the Paris accord.

Trump’s goals as president are selfish ones. His desire is not only to transfer the country’s coffers to himself and to create a bigger wealth gap between the rich and the working classes, but his biggest obsession is in undoing the Obama legacy. 

From healthcare, to childhood obesity, to the Paris agreement, Trump’s hatred for President Obama has eclipsed all pretense of “Making America Great Again.” What purpose is served in ending nutritional standards for school lunch programs other than to destroy another positive change the Obamas made during their time in Washington?

Many of us have wondered what it would take for Trump’s supportes to walk away from him, if not his braggadocio regarding sexual assault, or his refusal to denounce increasingly brazen white supremacist groups, or his determination to take healthcare away from the very people who, along with Russia, elected him. This might be the last straw. 

Trump’s break from Paris is where the line is drawn for Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, and Roger Iger, chief executive of Disney, both resigned from Trump’s advisory council after his dear John speech to Paris. Chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, tweeted that Trump’s decision “is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.”

Breaking from Paris may prove to be one of Trump’s fatal mistakes, the first of which was the firing of former FBI director James Comey. That decision had the opposite effect on the Russia investigation than intended. This Paris mistake has created new enemies for Trump, and enemies are a risky commodity for a person with secrets.

Since Trump’s attempt to sabotage the planet, it appears more leaks have sprung regarding his collusion with Russia. He may have unintentionally and indirectly provided investigators with the last nail they’ll need to seal his political coffin.  

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 <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/brassy/”>Brassy</a&gt;

Good Week for The Man, Bad Week for Planet Earth. 

Environmentally, so much has happened this week… I don’t know where to start. 

We all know by now, Donald Trump has a vested interest in the oil industry. He has his reasons for giving the go ahead to pipeline companies like Trans Canada and Energy Transfer, and despite what he says, the 100 or so full time jobs  these pipelines will create are not in the equation.


With regards to Energy Transfer Partners, the company that owns the Dakota Pipeline, Trump is said to have between $500,000 and $1 million invested, and he has another $500,000 to $1 million holding in Phillips 66, which means he would have a 25 percent stake in that completed pipeline. 

His relationship with former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who he appointed to the position of Secretary of State, is built on a slippery foundation of fossil fuel and an oil deal between Exxon Mobile and Russia’s oil company Rosneft. It’s a tangled web that might be confirmed if Trump released his taxes—don’t hold your breath on that.

Donald Trump’s new budget will cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, and as such, the department that enforces regulations that protect the environment will be left without the resources to police corporations like Trans Canada and Energy Transfer Partners…how convenient.

**This week: 

**U.S. District Judge James Boasberg decided any information regarding pipeline spill risks could be kept from the public. Boasberg said in his ruling: “The asserted interest in limiting intentionally inflicted harm outweighs the tribes’ generalized interests in public disclosure and scrutiny.” So, he claims to have made this decision to prevent vandalism by peaceful protesters. Hmm.

Anyone who believes Energy Transfer Partners, or Trans Canada, will responsibly put public and environmental interests ahead of their own financial gain is naïve. 
Pipeline spills in North Dakota alone happen at an average of four spills per year, since 1996, at an average cost of more than $40 million in property damage. Damage to the environment however may not be reparable.

*Also this week:

*Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed a new man to lead the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. You’ll never guess…The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners—of Dakota Access Pipeline fame, Billionaire Kelcy Warren himself is the new man for the job.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission’s stated mission:

Manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and ensure present and future generations have access to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities. 

He’ll be glad to get right on that I’m sure. A long career in the fossil fuel business is as good experience as any for that job, wouldn’t you say?

~Meanwhile:

~Energy Transfer Partners  — has spilled drilling fluid into two pristine Ohio wetlands this month, according to information reported to the Ohio EPA.

All this damage to the environment is happening, not to increase domestic supply of oil, but to transport oil from Canada to Mexico for the monetary gain of a handful of billionaires who all seem to have recently been put in positions where they can ensure the public has no recourse to their actions. 

~~If all that wasn’t enough damage for one week:

~~Consider Trump’s latest executive order which allows Arctic and Atlantic drilling. Trump proved he can sign his name while speaking, saying: “Our Country is blessed with incredible natural resources, including abundant offshore oil and natural gas reserves, but the federal government has kept 94% of these offshore area is closed for exploration and production.” That’s a lot of potential income for Trump and his cronies. 

This has been a good week for The Man, but a bad week for Planet Earth. It makes me wonder what these billionaires will do when they’ve siphoned this planet dry…could there be oil on Mars, and how would that type of pipeline work?