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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


A new petition to rename one of the most destructive hurricanes in recorded history after Ivanka Trump is quickly drawing closer to its goal of 10,000 signatures. The creator of the appeal writes that Hurricane Irma, which “has become one of the most powerful storms in the Atlantic ever,” will cause “catastrophic damage.” Noting that scientists have been unequivocal in implicating man-made climate change for the extreme weather we’ve seen in recent weeks, the author cites the Trump administration’s denialism as a major barrier to addressing this crisis.

“By packing the administration with climate change deniers, withdrawing from the Paris climate accords, dismantling a federal advisory committee on climate change, and dealing blow after blow to the scientific community, the Trump administration has shown that it is completely irresponsible when it comes to climate change,” the petition states.

“Even Ivanka Trump, who promised to try to influence her father on certain issues like climate change, has quietly accepted the administration’s lack of action on this very serious issue. Ivanka Trump can say what she wants about climate change, but as long as she quietly stands back, she remains complicit in the destruction we all face at the hands of her father’s administration.”

The petition also urges the World Meteorological Organization to rename the hurricane “Ivanka”: “We need to put pressure on members of Trump’s administration to take real a stand for the health and safety of our world and generations to come.”

Ivanka Trump, who made a big show of meeting with figures like Al Gore and reportedly pushed her father not to pull out of the Paris Agreement, has proven ineffectual in revising the administration’s climate policy. A recent Vanity Fairprofile of the president’s daughter reported that in order to save face, “Ivanka later tried to distance herself from her own efforts on climate change,” centering her energies on less consequential efforts.

“[T]he disavowal hurt her credibility with pro-environment business owners and Silicon Valley executives,” the piece went on to note. “To them, the episode showed not only her lack of pull with her father but also an unwillingness to stand on principle.”

Find the petition to Change the Name of Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka on the Care2 site.

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.


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38 responses to “Thousands Want To Rename Hurricane Irma After Ivanka Trump”

  1. FireBaron says:

    Credibility? The Princess Royale has credibility? Whoda thunk it!

    So, effectively the petitioners are saying that Ivanka is just a destructive windbag. Yeah, sounds right.

  2. Leftout says:

    Hurricane Eleanore

    • FT66 says:

      Are you begging for trouble? Just wait. You deserve to get what you have asked for.

      • Leftout says:

        Arrrgh, you are right, can I retract , redact, extract . I hope she does not see this.

        Eleanore deserves to be remembered as Robert E. Lee and Mohammad who himself was a slave owner and stoned women….not Eleanore though …..she would kick his Butt. is anyone going to destroy the Black Rock in Mecca because Md. owned slaves and beat women?!?!?!?!

        • Richard Prescott says:

          Please tell me, just what is a Moslem?

          • Leftout says:

            A Moslem is a rogue Muslim. You should know that ,as a scholar.

          • Richard Prescott says:

            From Miriam Webster…

            Definition of Moslem

            formerly common but now old-fashioned, increasingly rare, and sometimes offensive variant of muslim
            Now since you sort of dissed me just had to go look it up.

          • Leftout says:

            My source was surprisng :
            ul 8, 2002 – A Muslim in Arabic means”one who gives himself to God,” and is by definition, someone who adheres to Islam. By contrast, a Moslem in Arabic means”one who is evil and unjust” when the word is pronounced, as it is in English.

          • Richard Prescott says:

            In using the term in your reference to “Hurricane Eleanor”, which is where this began? And it begs the question as to which Eleanor you might be referring to.
            And no, I am not a scholar. Degreed in Microbiology, with Physics, Chemistry and more. But not a literary person.
            And I do not know it all, or even pretend to. So I do look things up as necessary.

          • Leftout says:

            I was referring to our Eleanore Whitaker of this National Memo, i also try and keep looking things up , do not want to have a credibility problem, it is bad enough on this sight, although i relate only personal experience , and there fore they are real happenings or associations , strange as it appears.

          • Richard Prescott says:

            Eleanor from this site is from NJ, doubt highly she is even close to Muslim type. But for me it never mattered, as she is spot on in many of her posts.
            And be thankful (ha ha ha) that this one thread she did not appear on. You would have known. lol

          • Leftout says:

            I live in NJ and i may have met her but she does not know it

          • Leftout says:

            Was I close

  3. Bill Smith 999935 says:

    Typical lefts, showing it’s hate.

    • johninPCFL says:

      Typical self-servative, showing his ignorance…and lack of training in simple English sentence structure and grammar.

      No apostrophe in “its” to denote ownership, drooler. “It’s” is a contraction of “it is”.

      • Bill Smith 999935 says:

        Nice deflection, libt4rd. You can’t deny the hate from the left.

        • johninPCFL says:

          No deflection. Establishing that your avatar is accurate – you’re a Putinista troll whose training at the Internet Research Agency in the Kremlin was lacking in English language fundamentals.

          No hate. Just recognition of your deficiencies – or more accurately, the deficiencies of your handlers and trainers.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            You libt4arts have no coherent argument to give in support of a topic or in defense of one, so you always go to your talking points: 1) racism, 2) nazi or 3) russia. It’s predictable and intellectually lazy.

          • johninPCFL says:

            You misposted about the topic, and then in typical self-servative fashion, you push blame where none is warranted. Typical self-servative laziness.

            Yes, the Obese Orange Coward is a racist Nazi who loves Putin and used his network of Russian spies to win the election. He’s proven that repeatedly in word and deed.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            The left is to blame, you analysis is irrelevant.

        • “Bill Smith”. What a strange name for a Russian troll agent to choose. You could at least try something a little less obvious.
          And do try to be intelligent and at least try to aspire to be a noble human being rather than ignominious stooge promoting an agenda of a godless Putin. A man without an ounce of religiosity—a human misfit.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            So predictable, you intellectually lazy libs either go to 1) racsism, 2) nazis or 3) russia. You are nothing but a bore.

    • The lucky one says:

      You know I partly agree with you. Ivanka is just eye candy, like all of Donnie’s women. She is not deserving of any special respect beyond that due to all people but she plays a very small role in the destructive administration other father and so is not deserving of hatred. I actually feel sorry for her despite her life of privilege. It can’t be very good for your psycho-emotional health growing up as a girl in a family where your father is a serial philanderer who brags about molesting women and openly lusts after his own daughter. So hah, I’d say leave her out of it.

      However your use of “Typical lefts” shows a lack of understanding of the “Left” and of human beings in general. There is at least as much variety among those on the left as there is those on the right with the more thoughtful in each group sharing many points of agreement with the “other side” despite their differences.

      • Eloquently stated—I dare not add anything to what you posted. Thank you.

      • Bill Smith 999935 says:

        I call them like I see them. The left is hateful.

        • The lucky one says:

          Yes no doubt you do but maybe you should try opening both eyes.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            Both have been open for years. Any other suggestions on what I’m doing wrong? Lol.

          • The lucky one says:

            Just that you make gross generalities about groups of people based on your limited observations of some that you quite clearly dislike. Whether those observations are accurate or not, likely not given your obvious bias against the bogeyman “THE LEFT”, your sweeping condemnation of all people with viewpoints you consider to be leftist as hateful shows you have a very limited understanding of people, including yourself and how your bias clouds your perceptions.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            Yeah, it is pretty sweeping. It’s true too.

          • The lucky one says:

            I’ll try to keep it short so as to not exceed your attention span. Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is an habitual liar and/or hate monger may constantly accuse other people of lying and hatefulness. Your boy Donnie is a classic example of the former and you are one of the latter.

            PS The “former” refers to the first item in the sentence and the “latter” refers to the second. I thought I’d help you out since your vocabulary and grammar appear limited.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            It is irrelevant to my point, but like most liberals, you like to hear yourself talk. MAGA !!

          • The lucky one says:

            And like most idiots you just like to annoy. Sorry, my mistake for assuming you had a tiny bit of intelligence.

          • Bill Smith 999935 says:

            Look in the mirror to see an idiot. For the love of….

  4. yabbed says:

    Ivanka is just a muddy puddle in the storm of Trump family grifters. She’s as useless as a Barbie Doll sitting on a child’s bedroom shelf. Worthless fraud just like her father is all she is.

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  5. idamag says:

    There is something energetic about a tropical storm. I don’t see tht in one of trump’s spoiled brats.

  6. Richard Prescott says:

    I would leave it alone, despite all the destructive issues set in motion by Trumpty Dumpty and Friends.
    No need to give her something else to go down in history about.

  7. notafoxfan says:

    Ivanka has been given more importance as an “advisor” to her father, than she deserves..she is was and always will be “daddys little girl”,and he even mentioned how he likes it when she calls him “daddy”, at a press conference! she is not a “hurricane”,nor a “typhoon”,nor even a tornado in the white house..she is more of a family member who is just a “gentle rain” with no impact on anyone or anything..

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