President Trump’s Day on Twitter
Silver and Quotes
“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James Baldwin
“Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (Twitter)
“Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s every one who’s ever doubted Donald, who ever disagreed, who ever challenged him— it is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.” Omarosa Manigault, who will be leaving her position in the Trump administration on January 20, 2018. (PBS Frontline, NPR)
“We were shocked by the U.S administration. While we engaged with them in the peace process for the sake of a deal for the ages, (Trump) delivered a slap for the ages…We will no longer accept that [the U.S.] has a role in the political process [to negotiate peace between Israel and Palestine].” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Washington Post)
“The economy is continuing to create more of our core customer.” Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos (Vox)
I Played My Sum for Him
7: The last day to visit the Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival at the State Fairgrounds is January 7, 2018.
21: The EPA has announced that 21 new sites have been added to the Superfund list. The Trump administration is advocating a budget that calls for a thirty percent reduction to the Superfund program. (APM Marketplace)
211: If you need help and you live in the United States: job placement, rent, bills, food, general help. Call 211. Visit the website. 211 can assist you to various sources of assistance within your community. Everyone needs help sometime.
1,300: Governors and federal agencies are blocking nearly 1,300 accounts on Facebook and Twitter. (Charles Ornstein; Pro Publica)
888,000: The median net worth of members of the U.S. House of Representatives is $888,000. The median net worth for members of the Senate? $3.1 million. (2015 numbers; opensecrets.org; Robert Maguire)
3.5 million: “The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago…If nothing is done, that figure will grow to 11 millions tons by the end of the century…On average, Americans throw away their own body weight in trash every month.” (World Bank; Washington Post)
Reading List: Geminid Meteor Shower, 2017: How to Watch (Vox), The Loneliest Democrat in Trump Country (Politico), What is This ‘Christmas’ You Speak Of? (The Atlantic), God’s Plan for Mike Pence (The Atlantic), What Putin Really Wants (The Atlantic)