Trump adviser and pundit Kellyanne Conway says that “alternative facts” are to explain the discrepancies between the crowd count claimed for the inauguration and the protest marches the next day. She follows this Orwellian Newspeak by announcing that Trump will not release his taxes after all, even when the supposed audit is completed. Could anyone be surprised by another lie?
To demonstrate the sadness many of us feel for the environment and planet Earth with the new President and his Cabinet, a black ribbon has been placed around an oak tree that has suffered since the drought and heat wave from a few years back. The same week Trump is inaugurated the news comes out that this last year was the hottest year on record, for the 3rd straight year.