Arnold Schwarzenegger For President

Fuck it. Let’s change the Constitution. Arnold Schwarzenegger for President. Can’t be worse than Trump. Let’s nominate him and elect him whether the Constitution is changed or not. It’s not like rules seem to matter at the top in any case.

Trump is pissing on Arnie’s first episode as host of Celebrity Apprentice? Arnold Schwarzenegger may be hosting, but I’m still not watching the show. I don’t have cable and I wouldn’t watch that show even if I did. I hate reality TV. But President Trump is pissong on Arnie’s first episode of the show in public, because that’s the kind of hateful jackass we’ve elected president.

Arnie would be a better president than Donald Trump if all he did was stand in front of the camera and flex for four straight years.

Years of Living Dangerously & Katharine Hayhoe

I’ve been watching “Years of Living Dangerously” every week (it’s moving to Monday this week) since it first aired. It’s free for the rest of today on Showtime online.

I like the presentation of the episodes through the eyes of the various personalities (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, etc) but I especially can appreciate the careful approach they’ve taken to show just how far climate denial is from the reality of climate change, and taking the time to talk to some of the more vociferous climate deniers, as well as including the wide range of people who want to act to prevent further harm to the climate, including climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe.

Katharine Hayhoe was also the featured interview last week on what is rapidly becoming my favorite podcast, Inquiring Minds. Here is a snippet of the blurb from their Soundcloud page:

Why is Hayhoe in the spotlight? Simply put, 25 to 30 percent of Americans are evangelical Christians, and their belief in the science of global warming is well below the national average. And if anyone has a chance of reaching this vast and important audience, Hayhoe does. “I feel like the conservative community, the evangelical community, and many other Christian communities, I feel like we have been lied to,” explains Hayhoe on this week’s episode. “We have been given information about climate change that is not true. We have been told that it is incompatible with our values, whereas in fact it’s entirely compatible with conservative and with Christian values.”

(All the historical episodes of this show have been removed from Soundcloud. Embed changed to Spotify. -ed.)

This one was #32 Katharine Hayhoe – Climate Science and Christianity. I highly recommend both the podcast and the show. Give them a try, you may learn something.

(Originally posted here)