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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am 
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Trump promised the best staffers.

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Donald Trump boasted on the campaign trail that his White House team would feature the "best people in the world."

But his claim is being undercut by revelations that 30 to 40 people in the White House have yet to secure permanent security clearances a year into the administration and could potentially be unsuited to such high-level jobs.


Including his top foreign policy adviser Jared...who does not have the security clearance to do the job he's doing, and see the materials he's seeing.

Incompetent and corrupt from top to bottom.

PS - nor are there any of the best people available in the Republican party which has become as corrupt and incompetent from top to bottom as Trump is.

But let us not be hasty in our attempt to removed the criminally incompetent deranged misogynist...it might wreck the GOP and...I dunno, upset the other guy.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 am 
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As one pundit put it, the Trump administration attracts the kind of people who would want ... to work in the Trump administration.

Yes, on the one hand, it's a tautology; on the other, there is some profound truth to it. :D

The reality is Mr. Reality Boss continues to fire and fire and fire, which is fine, I think he loves the ratings and there's no doubt we won't miss many of them ... but meanwhile, hundreds of positions remain unfilled... in the State Department, at FEMA, and in a number of critical areas. He also needs to hire. Whether we like him or not, there are agencies that need staff to do their missions and it's his job to fill those executive vacancies as long as he's still in the WH.

Plus, as I've noted in my own Best People threads, so many of them are ridiculous ideologues and know-nothings. He's finding the most wound up, crankiest people. And so many without a dash of ethics, another amazing surprise. :roll: ... see above.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:28 am 
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I would put forth that neither Trump nor his party care that there are unfilled jobs at State or FEMA or elsewhere. To them it is part and parcel of destruction of government. The lone exception is shit-jamming as many radical Christian reactionaries into the judiciary as possible.

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Yeah, and of course, that those folks' have legal degrees from a cracker jack box, and couldn't pass the bar in Baluchistan, and their legal experience comes from watching several seasons of LA Law, only a slight roadblock.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:02 am 
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I'm sure the perfesser and I agree thst its not fine having an administrative branch that is unqualified and incompetent from top to bottom. If this lasts four years, what kind of shape will this country be in...particularly when it comes to dealing with the rest of the world?

But if people like glen and Joe don't give a shit...WTF am I getting so upset about, eh?

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Trump’s next NASA administrator is a Republican congressman with no background in science
Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation has been controversial — even among members of his own party.
https://www.vox.com/2018/4/18/17253560/ ... nfirmation

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed Jim Bridenstine, a Republican Congress member from Oklahoma, to be the next administrator of NASA. The post has remained vacant since January 2017, when Charles Bolden, the space agency’s leader under President Barack Obama, stepped down.

Bridenstine, 42, brings some odd qualifications to the job, and some controversy.

Typically, NASA administrators are chosen from within NASA’s ranks, come up through the military, or have a background in science. Bridenstine has none of that. His qualifications: He’s former Navy pilot who once ran the Air and Space Museum in Tulsa. He also sits on the House Committee that oversees NASA. The third-term representative is now the first member of Congress to hold the administrator job.

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As a politician, Bridenstine has hedged on climate change, an issue NASA scientists study and track in many different ways. During his confirmation hearing in November, Bridenstine agreed that humans are the driving force behind climate change, but he would not agree with the assertion that human activity is the primary cause of it. It’s an odd position to hold as the leader of an agency that provides some of the most comprehensive data on climate change in the world.

NASA has a staff of 17,000 and a budget of nearly $19 billion (not to mention the numerous contractors it works with). Bridenstine’s experience of managing a museum in Tulsa pales in comparison to the enormous complexity of NASA. Plus, there are new questions, raised by reporting from the Daily Beast, about whether Bridenstein used funds from the Tulsa Air and Space Museum to prop up a private venture. He reportedly ran the museum into a financial loss.

Bridenstine will also be controversial because he’s been outspoken against LGBTQ rights. In 2013, he called the Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage a “disappointment.” He has also spoken out on the House floor criticizing the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allowed LGBTQ members. In a speech, he charged that the left wing in the US wants to “reshape organizations like the Boy Scouts into instruments for social change.”

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Actually, my guess is the fact that Bridenstine was using a nonprofit for self-dealing is what did qualify him for Trumplandia.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:52 pm 
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but, we're #1!

and MAGA (Make America Gag Again).

David Neiwert in "Alt-America : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump" has these people pegged.

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