Is Twitler okay? He looks a little flushed

From Vox:

President Donald Trump’s latest effort to reshape US environmental regulations appears to involve toilets.

During a small business event at the White House Friday, Trump announced he has ordered a federal review of water efficiency standards pertaining to bathroom fixtures.

“People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once. They end up using more water,” Trump said, complaining that water flow in other fixtures has slowed to a trickle.

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Although Trump said during the event that the “EPA is looking at [water flow] very strongly, at my suggestion,” this review is actually mandated under 2018 legislation that directs the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate water regulations adopted before 2012.

These include the agency’s WaterSense program, which was first launched in 2006 in order to reduce the water use of fixtures like toilets. The requirement that toilets use a set amount of water began on the federal level in 1992, according to the Associated Press, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act, a law mandating any toilets installed in homes after 1994 use 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush.


Trump did not mention any of this Friday; it also is not clear just who — if anyone — is actually complaining about the need to flush toilets multiple times to eliminate waste. But his claims represent yet another example of the president’s advocacy for rolling back federal measures meant to protect the environment.


A potential rollback of water use regulations would fit the administration’s continued efforts at deregulating the EPA. The New York Times has identified 53 separate rules that have completed the rollback process at the agency, and 32 more that are still in the works. The president has been a vocal skeptic of climate change since the earliest days of his candidacy for president, but nonetheless campaigned to “to promote clean air and water,” in 2016.

By the way, if you don’t habla Español, gordo means fat. That is your Spanish lesson of the day.


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5 responses to “Is Twitler okay? He looks a little flushed

  1. Too bad Twitler has flushing on the brain. He can clea,l

  2. So sorry but my comment about flushing, was sent prematurely. Without warning my cat decided to plop her ample rear end on top of the computer keys and that sent my un-finished comment into cyberspace. As I was saying/writing, it seems pitiful when the supposed leader of the free world announces that at his suggestion something will be done to correct Americans need to flush 10-15 times is order to get “the job done.’ I bet he is one to flush and flush again since he is so “full of it.”

    • Sorry to take so long to respond. I’ve been a little under the weather for the last week. In fact, today I only had to flush once, so I either have to have my plumbing or my diet checked.

      • Oh me. I am so sorry. I don’t keep track of replies to comments. Things get in the way and some bloggers don’t even bother to reply. But you always do and I appreciate your kindness. I really hope that you are over the worse part of the bug that made you ill. That type of bug is not to be messed with and I did not intend a pun. Please make sure you are drinking lots of water so you will not be dehydrated. Be well soon.

        • If someone takes the time to leave a comment, I should take the time to respond. I am feeling much better now, at about 88%. I am constantly drinking (not alcohol), so no worries about staying hydrated. I just have to worry about my water bill being sky-high, because staying hydrated means peeing, which means 172 flushes a day and who knows how many gallons of water when I wash my hands for 4 or 5 hours a day under the trickle in my sink.