Mixed Bag of Progress: Earth Day and The March of Science

Today is the 47th celebration of Earth Day and in the first year of the "alternative facts" of the Beast "45" it coincides with the Science March:

This link goes to a live broadcast from Washington DC

You wouldn't think that 47 years after the first Earth Day, we'd be marching to defend the science of Climate Change and Global Warming, but it is what it is and these look to be the revelations in the first of four years of the "Beast 45"... 

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and b...

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or th...

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of...

...and it's starting to get scary.

Rather than deal with the dire consequences of the election of the Beast,

I'm jumping into my wayback machine and re-posting Happy E-Day 2012.  Hope you enjoy:

No words, just coffee on the deck…

April 12, 2012 

  April 18, 2012

April 21, 2012

And on the other side of the coin here's one of my very favorite songs by John Prine, written and recorded in 1971, which serves as my anthem for remembering why we need to celebrate Earth Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEy6EuZp9IY

Except for attributed photos and text, all content is copyrighted © 2017 JKM (apparently an ineffectual boilerplate joke?)

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Comment by M. C. Sears on April 22, 2017 at 8:37am

one can't reason with folks like 45 because their heads are always up their backsides

what worries me is with people like him at the helm we are taking steps that will forever hurt us and our planet 

but i smirk whenever i see you calling him 45 / did you know that in south africa 45 is slang for penis 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 8:42am

LOL!  Thanks for the info Mary and thanks for reading and commenting.  Happy E-Day!!

Comment by koshersalaami on April 22, 2017 at 9:01am

Happy E Day

Scariest one in a long time

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 22, 2017 at 9:07am

I attended the first Earth day in Philadelphia. Ira Einhorn, now on the lam in southern France ...that nation doesn't extradite in capital cases...for butchering his girlfriend and stuffing her in a trunk til the neighbors complained, organised and ran the event. 

I have had a tough time w recycling since. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 9:13am

Thanks Kosh.... back atcha.  BTW: Mary's citation of South African slang for penis sent me off looking for an origin.  This is what I found:

Four five means “Penis” the part of a male’s body which is used for urinating and in sexual activity in Tsotsitaal, a Creole dialect spoken in Soweto.  http://www.bilingo.co.za/tsotsitaal-translate/four-five/.

Comment by Rosigami on April 22, 2017 at 9:14am

What kosh said ^.

How awful that things under #45 continue to move sideways (if we're lucky), backwards, and into an alternative universe.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 9:14am

Jon, now that is just weird, but thanks for the comment.

Comment by alsoknownas on April 22, 2017 at 9:21am

JMac,

I think it's a very scary time also. Thanks for the post and the John Prine tune. It was quite relevant and I'm a sucker for waltz time.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 22, 2017 at 9:35am

Rosi, he gives new credibility to Revelations. 

aka, Prine is one of my all time favorites and I love this one most of all:

 

Just wish I'd done this long ago.  Thanks for reading and commenting.

Comment by alsoknownas on April 22, 2017 at 9:40am

Good one JMac.

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