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Posted Yesterday, 09:06 AM

‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

 

Apart from the hilarious/scary fact Perry didn't understand what the Department of Energy actually did, this snippet was perfectly blunt.

 

If approved by the Senate, he will take over from a secretary, Ernest J. Moniz, who was chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics department and directed the linear accelerator at M.I.T.’s Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Before Mr. Moniz, the job belonged to Steven Chu, a physicist who won a Nobel Prize.

For Mr. Moniz, the future of nuclear science has been a lifelong obsession; he spent his early years working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Mr. Perry studied animal husbandry and led cheers at Texas A&M University.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 AM

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/822102809361391616

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:50 AM

 

‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood

 

Apart from the hilarious/scary fact Perry didn't understand what the Department of Energy actually did, this snippet was perfectly blunt.

 

If approved by the Senate, he will take over from a secretary, Ernest J. Moniz, who was chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics department and directed the linear accelerator at M.I.T.’s Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Before Mr. Moniz, the job belonged to Steven Chu, a physicist who won a Nobel Prize.

For Mr. Moniz, the future of nuclear science has been a lifelong obsession; he spent his early years working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Mr. Perry studied animal husbandry and led cheers at Texas A&M University.

 

 

Asking again since none of you Trumpeters or GOPers seem to want to answer.

 

How can you reconcile putting Rick Perry in charge of the nukes?

 

I heard plenty of you "100% Pro Lifers" and Trumpeters tout Trump as a Pro Life candidate. How "Pro Life" is it to put Rick Perry, a supremely unqualified person in charge of the greatest killing force the world has ever seen?


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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 10:05 AM

This made me guffaw:  https://twitter.com/Carrasquillo/status/822100532336754689

 

"Spicer was asked about lack of Latino in cabinet by cites Elaine Chao and literally points to Ben Carson in the room."


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Posted Yesterday, 10:53 AM

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I didn't understand what the Department of Energy was, either. 

 

Although I did after I Googled it.

 

I didn't even need to Google it to get the gist, because the first article I read described it to me.

 

Rick Perry also did not understand what the Department of Energy was until after he agreed to take the job.

 

Four YEARS after running for President of these United States and incorporating its elimination as part of policy platform.

 

How do you come back from that?


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Posted Yesterday, 11:01 AM

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/822105033839779840

 

I didn't understand what the Department of Energy was, either. 

 

Although I did after I Googled it.

 

I didn't even need to Google it to get the gist, because the first article I read described it to me.

 

Rick Perry also did not understand what the Department of Energy was until after he agreed to take the job.

 

Four YEARS after running for President of these United States and incorporating its elimination as part of policy platform.

 

How do you come back from that?

 

Where you at Trumpeters and GOPers? Come defend this buffoonery.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:23 AM

A little bit of levity in this process. I don't have confirmation that this is real. I just hope it is. :D


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Posted Yesterday, 01:11 PM

This is going to get really really interesting.

 

https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/822149150347235329


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Posted Yesterday, 01:36 PM

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Not sure if this is gross incompetence, or strategic.
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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 01:37 PM

https://twitter.com/charlesppierce/status/821863382961811457

Not sure if this is gross incompetence, or strategic.

I'd be interested in knowing how this is different from other Presidents.

 

I have a hard time believing all other Presidents hire 690 people in two months.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:04 PM

That was my thought when I read that as well, BRB. Without context that 28/690 number doesn't mean much.

I want to know how that compares to past presidents before I make a judgment.

And I don't think "As of 12:15 Fri. there won't be an Executive branch" is true. Government will still function.
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Posted Yesterday, 02:19 PM

A nice, brief read concerning transitions and jobs is HERE. To summarize, no, all of those 690 positions are not normally filled by the inauguration of the incoming President - the goal is August for most of them.

An exception would be if the incoming administration called for each presidential-appointed position to submit a letter of resignation effective on the date of the inauguration. So far as I know, that's never happened. But if Trump's team did that, then the onus is on the incoming administration to have replacements in place - an impossibility due to the need for Senate approval. But the incoming team hasn't exactly shown itself to be the best and brightest...


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Posted Yesterday, 02:39 PM

Trump has asked 50 senior admin leaders to stay on during transition.

 

http://www.newsmax.c...1/19/id/769387/

 

while some are deciding not to stay on

 

http://www.newsmax.c...1/19/id/769469/


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Posted Yesterday, 02:41 PM

A nice, brief read concerning transitions and jobs is HERE. To summarize, no, all of those 690 positions are not normally filled by the inauguration of the incoming President - the goal is August for most of them.

An exception would be if the incoming administration called for each presidential-appointed position to submit a letter of resignation effective on the date of the inauguration. So far as I know, that's never happened. But if Trump's team did that, then the onus is on the incoming administration to have replacements in place - an impossibility due to the need for Senate approval. But the incoming team hasn't exactly shown itself to be the best and brightest...

 

Who would do such a thing?


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Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM

 

https://twitter.com/charlesppierce/status/821863382961811457

Not sure if this is gross incompetence, or strategic.

I'd be interested in knowing how this is different from other Presidents.

 

I have a hard time believing all other Presidents hire 690 people in two months.

 

 

Not necessarily hire, but nominate.

 

Granted it is a process. But I would imagine that it would typically be more than 28 with less than 24 hours till inauguration.


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Posted Yesterday, 03:00 PM

 

A nice, brief read concerning transitions and jobs is HERE. To summarize, no, all of those 690 positions are not normally filled by the inauguration of the incoming President - the goal is August for most of them.

An exception would be if the incoming administration called for each presidential-appointed position to submit a letter of resignation effective on the date of the inauguration. So far as I know, that's never happened. But if Trump's team did that, then the onus is on the incoming administration to have replacements in place - an impossibility due to the need for Senate approval. But the incoming team hasn't exactly shown itself to be the best and brightest...

 

Who would do such a thing?

 

I actually thought they did do something like this at one of the departments.

 

I could be wrong.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:05 PM

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That's a gotchya kind of headline. She simply stated something that is probably entirley true, and a valid criticism of those who may oppose vouchers for such a reason.
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