By Rebekah Mercer, as published in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2018 6:58 p.m. ET
I support U.S. generosity, decentralized power, evidence-based science, and open discourse.
Over the past 18 months, I have been the subject of intense speculation and public scrutiny, in large part because of the philanthropic investments of the Mercer Family Foundation and the political contributions made by my father and me. I don’t seek attention for myself and much prefer to keep a low profile. But my natural reluctance to speak with reporters has left me vulnerable to the media’s sensational fantasies.
Some have recklessly described me as supporting toxic ideologies such as racism and anti-Semitism. More recently I have been accused of being “anti-science.” These absurd smears have inspired a few gullible, but vicious, characters to make credible death threats against my family and me.
Last month a writer for the Financial Times suggested mysteriously that my “political goals are something she has never publicly defined.” In broad strokes this is what I believe:
I believe in a kind and generous United States, where the hungry are fed, the sick are cared for, and the homeless are sheltered. All American citizens deserve equality and fairness before the law. All people should be treated with dignity and compassion. I support a United States that welcomes immigrants and refugees to apply for entry and ultimately citizenship. I reject as venomous and ignorant any discrimination based on race, gender, creed, ethnicity or sexual orientation. [Read more…]
by Dr. Edwin Berry
Last week, Montana Senator Tester voted to block Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke from becoming Secretary of Interior. Tester’s vote should deserve a nomination for a political Darwin award.
If Tester has any marbles, he should know that Ryan Zinke is the one Republican who will easily take Tester’s Senate seat in 2018, unless Zinke is otherwise occupied.
In his own self interest, Tester should lead the Senate to approve Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior. Because if the Senate does not approve Zinke, it’s bye-bye Senator Tester in 2018.
Speaking of lost marbles, another nomination for a political Darwin award should go to those VCEs (whom I describe in my book) who voted Libertarian in 2012 because Republican Denny Rehberg “was not good enough” for them. These VCEs thereby elected Senator Tester.
These irrational VCEs also opposed Montana’s CSKT Water Compact. Republicans could sure use Denny in the US Senate right now.
Thank you , “John in Montana,” for adding your review on Amazon of my book “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact: The Truth about the Compact and the Republican Party.”
There are thousands more, Republicans and Democrats, who appreciate my book on the Water Compact. It takes only 5 minutes to add your review. Do it. You will be happy you did. Thanks.
by Dr. Edwin Berry
My book “Montana’s Last Indian Water Compact” (now in paperback and Kindle) addresses the reason the Montana Republican Party is controlled by a right-wing fringe that represents only 20 percent of Montana Republicans and ten percent of Montana voters.
They are the “Very Conservative Evangelical” or VCE face of the Republican Party. (Not all Evangelicals are VCEs.)
They are the reason Montana had only one House vote to spare in 2015 to ratify the CSKT Water Compact.
They are also the reason a Democrat may beat the Republican candidate in the coming election to replace Ryan Zinke in Congress.
VCEs make bad decisions.
They are the reason for the “split” in the Republican Party.
My book Chapters 1 to 8 show why the VCE’s arguments against the CSKT Compact were invalid, irrational, and immoral. The debate was not even close. Democrats and true Republicans were right, and the VCEs were dead wrong.
New Chapters 9 to 12 explain how the VCEs’ thought patterns defy rational thinking. They are not conservatives. They are composed of Dominionists. [Read more…]
Although I never knew Eugene Cernan, I feel a special closeness to him. He is my generation. He fulfilled my childhood dream. With him, was Harrison Schmitt, geologist extraordinaire, my 1957 classmate at Caltech who taught me the difference between orthoclase and plagioclase in freshman geology class. – Ed
Read more on Jack Schmitt’s website.
By Seth Borenstein and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child’s initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon. [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry
America’s presidential election will decide much more than who becomes America’s president. It will determine “climate truth,” America’s future, and the world’s future.
To watch America’s future unfold on election night, click here to get your own online map that you can update as election results come in. Here’s my version after I filled in the generally assumed state results: [Read more…]
Hillary and Bill Clinton are attempting a takeover of the United States and will stop at nothing. A coup d’état of this magnitude has never been affected in such a subtly calculated way.
Published on Apr 25, 2012
Obama’s lawyers have been forced to admit in court, under penalty of perjury, that the birth certificate is indeed fake! Yet, they argued that this should not render Obama ineligible for the NJ ballot. They also moved to have the document excluded from court evidence because it is a fake and only real documents should be allowed in court.