If you want to start your day on an upbeat note I suggest you skip this post.
CNN anchor Brianna Keilar once again tore into Tucker Carlson, blasting the Fox News star on Friday for blowing a “white-whistle” by warning viewers America is turning into Rwanda and pretending that “white rage” does not exist.
“He is white rage,” Keilar bluntly declared.
On his top-rated primetime show Thursday night, Carlson raged against Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley for defending the teaching of critical race theory to military leaders, calling the top general “stupid,” “obsequious,” and “a pig,” among other things.
Also slamming Milley for saying he wants to understand “white rage” in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Carlson suggested critical race theory would lead to the genocide of white Americans. With an on-air graphic blaring “Anti-White Mania,” the Fox host rhetorically asked: “How do we save this country before we become Rwanda?”
I don’t know if it’s even theoretically possible to achieve peak right wing projection but this must come close.
Speaking of Rwanda:
Pastor Greg Locke has grown his congregation over the last year by preaching that Covid-19 is a “fake pandemic” and the vaccine is a scam.Many people who were eager to get around pandemic restrictions drove from out of state to attend services at Locke’s Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.His following has grown since December when CNN interviewed him. He preaches under a circus tent twice the size of his old one. He’s got big, professional lighting rigs and a restroom trailer. He said he’s now even more opposed to the vaccine.
Tennessee pastor falsely claims ‘Covid-19 is not a pandemic’ 05:09″I ain’t getting it. I ain’t promoting it,” he said during his Sunday service on May 23, which CNN attended. “And I discourage everybody under this tent to get it.”
You know God walked down in the cool of the day
Called Adam by his name
But he refused to answer
Because he’s naked and ashamed
At least there’s one thing we can still be bipartisan about, even in today’s America:
Earlier this month, acting OCC head Michael Hsu told Reuters that regulators would “eventually” have to factor climate risk into their rulemaking. An executive order signed last month gives National Economic Council head Brian Deese and National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy 120 days to come up with a government-wide strategy to measure, assess, mitigate, and disclose “climate-related financial risk to Federal Government programs, assets, and liabilities,” identifying financing needs to get to net-zero by 2050 and “areas in which private and public investments can play complementary roles” in meeting them. As head of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, Janet Yellen has 180 days to assess climate-related financial risk to the government and the financial system.
Those tasks are unlikely to be finished until after world governments convene in Glasgow for United Nations climate talks in November, where climate finance has been a consistently thorny issue. International climate envoy John Kerry, meanwhile, has preferred to canvass banks for voluntary climate commitments as part of a “net-zero banking alliance.”
There doesn’t seem to be much of a sense of urgency about this. “Wall Street is so short-termist that it’s so easy to say to do something by 2050, but they’re concerned about what their bonus is going to be this year. To have any meaningful commitment from a bank you need to focus on what they’re doing this year,” says Goldstein.
The revolving door between Wall Street and the White House might help explain why more hasn’t been done to crack down on banks. Deese—now tasked with designing the administration’s approach to climate risk—is Blackrock’s former global head of sustainable investment. Having been paid a $2.3 million salary by Blackrock in 2020 and $2.4 million in shares, Deese made a lot of money even by Wall Street standards after leaving the Obama administration,where he served as a top climate adviser. Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale Adeyemo is another Blackrock alumnus. And Kerry tapped private equity veteran Mark Gallogly to liaise with the businesses, raising criticism from groups who noted that his firm, Centerbridge Partners, has profited from both Puerto Rico’s debt crisis and the California wildfires.