If Obama gave a damn about the rusty-patched bumblebee, why did he wait until the last moment to put the burden on Trump? The answer is obvious: Politics are more important to Obama than the bees he allegedly wanted to protect.
“Three environmental groups filed a motion with the federal government on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process, urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen hillside.” That never happened.
After a rather turbulent 24 hours for the Trump administration, Sean Spicer will take the podium momentarily to address questions from a press pool that will undoubtedly be eager to reveal and exploit new details about what Trump knew about Flynn's conversations with Russia and when he knew it.
Traders in the fixed income and money markets are losing their religion. Slowly but surely, beginning at the long-end, record short speculative positioning in US bonds is being unwound as traders lose faith in Janet and Donald's double-whammy.
There is no doubt Jackson and Trump have similarities in their confrontational natures, blunt talk and fiery tempers. It is fascinating how the intellectual elites of Jackson’s time had the same level of contempt for the common man as the arrogant ruling elite have for the “deplorables” inhabiting the towns and hamlets of flyover America today.
The good news at the damaged Oroville dam is that the water level dropping rapidly ahead of the coming storm. The problem is that the erosion at the head of the emergency spillway threatens to undermine the concrete wall and allow large, uncontrolled releases of water.