Cramer Sucks… The Kool-Aid

Sen. Kevin Cramer will be a juror in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate next week. Sadly, his response to constituents regarding impeachment proceedings reveals an irresponsible – and potentially dangerous – level of dedication to his “100% with Trump” promise.

Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakota’s U.S. Senators, is sucking down the Trump Kool-Aid so fast and so completely that one has to wonder if he’s being waterboarded with the stuff. Case in point: impeachment.

Graphic of quote about "Kool-Aid" to accompany impeachment postMind’s eye – Ivanka and Jared, laughing hysterically as they pour the Kool-Aid down Cramer’s smarmy gullet.

I recently contacted Cramer’s office to urge him to vote “guilty” to impeach President Trump at the end of the Senate trial. Cramer’s response was, “…I see no evidence of an impeachable offense.” Continue reading “Cramer Sucks… The Kool-Aid”

perhaps to die

sundown america, one-six-twenty.
two-eleven morning tehran, where
the clutter flutters, shaking down
avenues of the blood oath.

vengeance! the echoes cry
voices of thousands
ricochet stone wall to stone wall,
sleepless to sleepless, dust to dust.

their general is dead.
ours is mad.
eyes wild, master of all
self images on multiple screens.

genius! the compliment flies
inner voice of one
ricochets lobe to lobe
sleepless to sleepless, dust to dust.

eyes of millions see
– perhaps to die –
sons of a something, both,
dead bodies, dead minds, dead souls.

© 2020 Martin C. Fredricks IV
Photos by AFP

Photo of mourners in Theran, Iran, 1-6-20, AFP/Atta Kenare

Price of Continuous Development and Externalities is the Climate Crisis

There are costs to continuous development and the exclusion of pollution and environmental degradation from project analyses, and they’re harsh. Say hello to the Climate Crisis.

“All Growth is Good.” Not.

The statement came near the end of a gathering of entrepreneurs and businesspeople in the spring of 2018. Continue reading “Price of Continuous Development and Externalities is the Climate Crisis”

#80 in Environmental Blogs, IV Words. What the Heck. Why Not?

IV Words named the 80th best environmental blog on the Internet! It’s an honor… I think… maybe… awe, shoot… what the heck!

Feedspot’s Top 100 Environmental Blogs

It’s a heck of a thing. It seems IV Words has been selected as one of the Top 100 Environmental Blogs on the Web. Continue reading “#80 in Environmental Blogs, IV Words. What the Heck. Why Not?”

Quoth the Climate Crisis Raven: Dumbermore

The editorial page is – or should be – a place for sharing ideas and stimulating conversation on important issues, not for character assassination, name-calling or generally behaving like a schoolyard bully with limited intelligence….

So-Called Columnist Needs to Back His Arguments, Not Resort to Name-Calling

Dumb. That’s what a blogger and columnist for The Forum, Fargo, N.D., calls the kids who joined the Climate Crisis Strike this past Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Continue reading “Quoth the Climate Crisis Raven: Dumbermore”

Coverage of Fargo #ClimateCrisis Strike

Happy that KVRR covered the Fargo #ClimateStrike yesterday. Glad to be able to speak out on the value of peaceful protest and how crucial it is that government leaders doing something – lots of things – to address the #ClimateCrisis NOW. #StrikeWithUs #ThereIsNoPLANetB

People from all walks of life, from as young as age 5 to grandparents in their 80s, protested in Fargo yesterday (9/20/19) about government inaction on the #ClimateCrisis. Continue reading “Coverage of Fargo #ClimateCrisis Strike”