July 30, 2017

An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)

My kid sadly asked me to go see the abomination that is "The Emoji Movie" this weekend...she claims she wants to view it ironically, whatever that means. Wanting to make sure not to unnecessarily kill my child's brain cells, I offered to take her to see "An Inconvenient Sequel" instead. In fact, if you have a young person under 18 in your home (with a Snapchat account), you can get a free ticket to go see it when it opens wide on August 4.

Climate change has been on my mind a lot these last few weeks, because I spent the last few weeks travelling in Europe and seeing how other countries are addressing it (and how they are looking at --and are baffled by-- us) and it has been illuminating. Denmark, my husband's birthplace, is really on the forefront of the green economy. This month, France voted to ban combustion engine cars entirely by 2040. The UK has opted to ignore Trump entirely and work directly with US mayors and state legislations on climate change regulations last week. Would that we could all just ignore Trump and get to work on these desperately needed actions.

And boy, wouldn't it be great if the Sunday shows actually covered something like this--something that will affect every single person on this planet rather than the palace intrigue around Trump's incompetent management and narcissistic need to surround himself with sycophants?

ABC's "This Week" - John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign; Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Panel: Mary Bruce, Alex Castellanos, Matthew Dowd and Julie Pace.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Price; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Corey Lewandowski, former manager of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Panel: Cornell Belcher, Helene Cooper, Hugh Hewitt and Eliana Johnson.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif; Anthony Salvanto, CBS News elections & surveys director. Panel: Nancy Cordes, Ben Domenech, Ruth Marcus, David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Mick Mulvaney, director of White House budget office; Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.. Panel: Michael Caputo, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Mike Murphy; and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Peter Beinart of The Atlantic; Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations; Margaret Hoover, Dan Senor, former foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney; Joshua Green, author of “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency”; Gideon Rachman, author of “Easternization: Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline From Obama to Trump and Beyond.”

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks; presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, Richard Wolffe, of the Guardian U.S.; Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post; John Phillips of The Orange County Register; Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (ret.), CNN military analyst; David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun; Alisyn Camerota, co-host, CNN's “New Day”.

"Fox News Sunday" - Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. Panel: Brit Hume, Karl Rove, Mo Elleithee and former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

So, what's catching your eye this morning?

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