If a pathological liar like Trump can get elected so can Pocahontas after a minor faux pas about her heritage. It's not like she lied, the DNA really is there, just not as prominent as some were led to assume and being "Native" is more than just DNA.
As a flaming liberal who wants the whole world to link arms and sing Kumbaya I find a lot to like about Liz's philosophy and history.
But the race just started and there is a lot of politics yet to be heard to be so resolute on one minor tittle.
I'll look and listen to see how Beto, Kamala and the others react to the fight.
Is there a page showing all of her comments on the issue (and the context)?
Probably, somewhere. It really isn't important.
She was proud of having the ancestry. Maybe a bit too proud owing to political concerns, but she acknowledged the heritage is way back, and more telling, she not only accepted the native nation's statement that being "native" was considerably more than a few strands of chemistry, she repeated that statement to the press in acknowledgement.
To me it's a nit. I'm sure there will be those who will wave it around like some kind of major personality flaw but that is politics as usual. It does nothing to detract from her philosophy on governance and human dignity which should be where the political dialogue should focus. Otherwise I don't care.
Hey! Stop with the racism. Us jerk off clueless white dudes who actually do remember JFK take exception to our characterization.
What you got on Jay Inslee. I haven't seen him but a Colorado friend told me the folks in Colorado either hate him or love him and all for the same reason. He's a flaming liberal with a rather pragmatic approach.
Yes. We already know carbon capture is not the majik bullet to solve our climate problems. Alternate sources are indeed key.
But, as your sources point out, carbon capture and carbon offsets do increase fossil fuel energy costs. It forces global society, which is firmly entrenched in the fossil fuel mode, to put a more realistic cost on that technology.
Fighting our climate problems requires a multi-pronged approach. Carbon capture puts a more meaningful cost on our present energy scheme incenting development of alternate sources. It is but one program among the many we need to put into place.
We're not going to abandon fossil fuels anytime soon no matter how many pricey alternatives we develop and we need to invest to develop a lot of them and make them cheaper. The political/economic present responds to cost not altruism. Cost will move society.
An example. Last year Tesla made around $2 billion selling its carbon offsets to other car manufacturers. $2 billion is a pretty good incentive to improve the efficiency and economic viability of electric cars. And those gas guzzling monsters now cost a bit more to sell. GM has to recover the cost of buying those offsets somehow.
It also incents GM to move toward its own electric vehicle. Or, since part of Tesla's issues is slow manufacture, maybe it could incent GM to buy Tesla and put making electric cars on a faster cheaper track.
Since his presidential announcement speech in June 2015 Trump has tagged brown people an invasive species to be crushed. The republicans, the whole damn party, has echoed that blatant racism.
quote:Wow. Whoa. That is some group of people. Thousands.
So nice, thank you very much. That’s really nice. Thank you. It’s great to be at Trump Tower. It’s great to be in a wonderful city, New York. And it’s an honor to have everybody here. This is beyond anybody’s expectations. There’s been no crowd like this.
And, I can tell, some of the candidates, they went in. They didn’t know the air-conditioner didn’t work. They sweated like dogs.
They didn’t know the room was too big, because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS? I don’t think it’s gonna happen.