The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

What science?


To The Eagle:

After the last batch of letters to The Eagle, I was encouraged and prodded to write a rebuke of the name calling and fact missing letters. I was ready to do so, but instead I’ll quote something I’ve read many times: “Forgive them, they know not what they do (or say).”

Instead, I will focus on some very serious problems I have watched happening under Trump. Science: When did Republicans, or so many of them, graduate from high school, taking science, presumably passing, then jumping on the Trump train of disregarding science? “It’s going to disappear.” “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.” “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power ... to inflame the Corona Virus situation.” “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.” “I’d love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”

OK, shall we add comments on climate change? Too many words.

Not just starting with Trump, but presidential authority has been growing, mostly due to the inept Senate and Congress, allowing the decisions to be made in the White House rather than Congress. This has become worse, as we are so divided that no brakes are set. Now, even worse in my opinion, the attorney general for President Trump is now his Fixer, not the United States attorney general. This should scare all, right and left; anyone looking into crooked Trump cronies will now be forced out. (I've reached my word limit).

Poul Toftemark



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