Pruitt again

Headline: EPA’s Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store. My question is, was Scott Pruitt a narcissist before he went to work for Trump, or has Trump’s behavior encouraged Pruitt? Why on earth did he think it was okay to spend taxpayers’ dollars to the tune of $130 apiece for …

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Trump hires smart people

From the New York Times, Saturday: …legal experts and White House officials say that in Mr. Pruitt’s haste to undo government rules and in his eagerness to hold high-profile political events promoting his agenda, he has often been less than rigorous in following important procedures, leading to poorly crafted legal efforts that risk being struck …

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Pruitt’s job failures

Politico has an article which might relieve some of us who are infuriated with EPA’s Scott Pruitt as much for the regulations he’s trying to roll back as for his dishonesty and lack of ethics. It’s titled The Myth of Scott Pruitt’s EPA Rollback, and it explains that despite the seemingly daily press release from …

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Trump is getting worse

As bad as we thought he might be, he’s becoming infinitely worse. So writes Eugene Robinson in the Washington Post, and it’s impossible to disagree. What’s really terrifying is that the Republicans in Congress are mostly quiescent. They’re either afraid of Trump’s 35%-of-voters base or they really don’t give a damn about what Tillerson’s done …

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Pruitt and the EPA are insane

Pruitt’s EPA is attempting to roll back no less than the Clean Water Act. The effort is aimed at removing federal Clean Water Act protection from millions of miles of streams and wetlands, including more than 80% of the waters in California and the arid West. The administration last month suspended for two years the …

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There are cronies and then there are crooks

But never fear, they’re all employable in the Trump Administration. EPA Director Scott Pruitt (spit!) has hired a buddy of his who once made him three mortgage loans: one for $81,000, another for $359,000, and a third for $533,000. The loans were used to buy a house in a tony section of Tulsa despite Pruitt’s …

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