America, Bad, and Cars: Donald J. Trump
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 In 1960, there were approximately 20,000
 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations.
 Today there are over 185,000 pages, as seen
 in the Roosevelt Room
 Today, we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to
 SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE
 AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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 Joy Reid Ф
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 Every one of those pages protects your
 food from being filled with rat droppings,
 spoiled meat out of your deli, lead out of
 your paint, your child's medicine from
 being defective & corporations from
 polluting the air you breathe or dumping
 medical waste in the water you wade in
 Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
 In 1960, there were approximately 20,000 pages in the
 Code of Federal Regulations. Today there are over
 185,000 pages, as seen in the Roosevelt Room...
 0:38
 6:36 PM -14 Dec 2017

 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 company becaus
 profitable to cut corners. And if no one's looking, people cut corners.
 Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air, water and safe food, medicine
 and workplaces.
 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 Deregulation is designed to do only one thing: make corporations more
 profitable, by reducing the cost of doing business. Making products cleaner and
 safer costs money. Making workplaces safe and clean costs money. Keeping
 the air clean means less drilling, so less money.
 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid .22h
 Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s. Cal Coolidge has nothing
 on him.
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jumpingjacktrash:

oh my god.
let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon.
picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then.
every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising.
i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog.
i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then.
i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning.
i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes.
or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window.
ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. 
remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam?
i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water.
and now look at it.
i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know?
if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kid who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were.
i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late.
edit: replaced the last pic because i accidentally grabbed lake calhoun instead of the river. now it’s the mississippi.

jumpingjacktrash: oh my god. let me share a memory with y’all. it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts. it’s high summer. i don’t remember where my mom was driving me, in our avocado green chevette, i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon. picture it – wait, you don’t have to use your imagination, this happened all the damn time back then. every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline. there were no emissions regulations. there were no safety regulations. there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled, engines loud and hot, here and there a radiator giving up in the heat, a cloud of burning oil rising. i, a smeet of five or six, was choking on toxic smog. i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up. i remember a blinding headache, i remember being confused, i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window, the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin. i don’t remember passing out, but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp, because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then. i lived. and life went on. what were we going to do, complain? if i’d died, the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke, not carbon monoxide poisoning. i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr. but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal. i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes. or even just look at some old pictures, then look out the window. ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah, that’s poison gas. remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam, i guess they didn’t end up on the internet. the smell was indescribable. that oily shimmer. the reek of dead things. people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure; it smelled too bad, it was too ugly, and you could get super super sick if you touched the water. and now look at it. i still wouldn’t want to drink it, but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic, you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way, we can kiss those sailboats goodbye, and learn the smell of toxic foam once more. the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money, they’ve already got more than they could ever touch, they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot, but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers. a time when every elementary school class had at least one kid who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body, and this was just… the way things were. i’m sorry. i didn’t mean to longpost. it’s just. god. y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now, compared to when i was a kid. and these rich old men are counting on that, on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation, not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late. edit: replaced the last pic because i accidentally grabbed lake calhoun instead of the river. now it’s the mississippi.

Donald J Trump @realDonaldTrump Follow In 1960 there were approximately 20000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations Today there are over 185000 pages as seen in the Roosevelt Room Today we CUT THE RED TAPE! It is time to SET FREE OUR DREAMS and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! WH Gov TODAY 012 255M views 335 PM-14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid Ф @JoyAnnReid Following Every one of those pages protects your food from being filled with rat droppings spoiled meat out of your deli lead out of your paint your child's medicine from being defective & corporations from polluting the air you breathe or dumping medical waste in the water you wade in Donald J Trump@realDonaldTrump In 1960 there were approximately 20000 pages in the Code of Federal Regulations Today there are over 185000 pages as seen in the Roosevelt Room 038 636 PM -14 Dec 2017 Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid 22h company becaus profitable to cut corners And if no one's looking people cut corners Deregulation is not so good if you value clean air water and safe food medicine and workplaces Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid 22h Deregulation is designed to do only one thing make corporations more profitable by reducing the cost of doing business Making products cleaner and safer costs money Making workplaces safe and clean costs money Keeping the air clean means less drilling so less money Joy Reid@JoyAnnReid 22h Donald Trump is a president straight out of the 1920s Cal Coolidge has nothing on him 164 880 42 jumpingjacktrash oh my god let me share a memory with y’all it’s from i guess 1978 or thereabouts it’s high summer i don’t remember where my mom was driving me in our avocado green chevette i just know there was a traffic jam that turned 35w northbound into a parking lot from horizon to horizon picture it – wait you don’t have to use your imagination this happened all the damn time back then every one of those damn cars was burning leaded gasoline there were no emissions regulations there were no safety regulations there were just thousands and thousands of detroit steel shoeboxes belching visible smoke as they idled engines loud and hot here and there a radiator giving up in the heat a cloud of burning oil rising i a smeet of five or six was choking on toxic smog i reckon it was about a half hour into the traffic jam that i first threw up i remember a blinding headache i remember being confused i remember dry heaving with my arms and head hanging out the window the green metal of the car burning my hands and my chin i don’t remember passing out but i’m told i lost consciousness before mom was able to get to an off-ramp because there were no emergency lanes on the highways back then i lived and life went on what were we going to do complain? if i’d died the cause of death probably would’ve been recorded as heatstroke not carbon monoxide poisoning i know i’m probably preaching to the choir here on tumblr but i really wish i could tell that story to the people who think deregulation is no big deal i wish they’d put themselves in my mom’s shoes or even just look at some old pictures then look out the window ever notice how cityscapes used to have that orange tint and hazy aura? yeah that’s poison gas remember how the mississippi river used to be a stinking soup of baby-shit yellow sludge covered with disturbingly stiff rafts of light orange foam? i can’t even find pictures of the sludge and foam i guess they didn’t end up on the internet the smell was indescribable that oily shimmer the reek of dead things people didn’t boat on the river for pleasure it smelled too bad it was too ugly and you could get super super sick if you touched the water and now look at it i still wouldn’t want to drink it but if i fell in i wouldn’t bolt for the shower in a panic you know? if the thieving billionaires get their way we can kiss those sailboats goodbye and learn the smell of toxic foam once more the ultra-rich won’t even feel the extra money they’ve already got more than they could ever touch they just stash it in offshore accounts to rot but the rest of us will return to a time of neverending nausea and weird cancers a time when every elementary school class had at least one kid who’d been born with no fingers or their heart outside their body and this was just… the way things were i’m sorry i didn’t mean to longpost it’s just god y’all have no idea how CLEAN everything is now compared to when i was a kid and these rich old men are counting on that on people not knowing or not remembering how bad it was before regulation not realizing how much we need these protections until it’s too late edit replaced the last pic because i accidentally grabbed lake calhoun instead of the river now it’s the mississippi Meme

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