International Skeptics Forum

International Skeptics Forum (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/forumindex.php)
-   USA Politics (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6)
-   -   White House Survivor (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321828)

dudalb 6th June 2018 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12317829)

IMHO even a lot of Republicans think Pruitt has to go, he has just become too much of an embarrassment.

Trebuchet 6th June 2018 12:13 PM

Kelly "He's dying anyway" Sadler is officially gone.

chrispy 6th June 2018 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phiwum (Post 12317155)
Aside from the fact that Pruitt loathes the EPA, why wouldn't he make it through vetting? I don't recall any scandals of this sort when he was in Oklahoma.

He seems to think that federal dollars are free for the spending, of course.

Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.

Lurch 6th June 2018 01:22 PM

Grifty grifters on the grift, like Pruitt, should have to pay back the full valuation of every griftily grifted acquisition immediately upon termination.

d4m10n 6th June 2018 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lurch (Post 12317962)
Grifty grifters on the grift, like Pruitt, should have to pay back the full valuation of every griftily grifted acquisition immediately upon termination.

Surely you mean grafty grafters.

Doubt 6th June 2018 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12317996)
Surely you mean grafty grafters.

How many gifts could a grifty grafter grift if a grifty grafter could graft gifts?

Stacko 6th June 2018 02:24 PM

State TV is turning on Pruitt.

dudalb 6th June 2018 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrispy (Post 12317926)
Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.

As I stated, if you wanted to neuter the EPA, there were much smarter ways to do it.

dudalb 6th June 2018 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12318029)

If Faux News is turning on Pruitt, he is not long for the political world....

phiwum 6th June 2018 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrispy (Post 12317926)
Yes, aside from loathing the EPA. Which was well known and why, in a normal administration, he wouldn't have passed muster.

Yeah, okay, most presidents tend not to appoint persons who hate their department. I thought you meant that his tendency for scandal was well known.

Norman Alexander 6th June 2018 07:11 PM

Seems Donny is going to try to run the place on his own now all his buddies are getting the chop.

Quote:

As Trump approaches 500 days in office, unleashing a daily barrage of remarks, tweets, insults, pardons and threats, teeing up a global trade war and chasing an on-off-on meeting with Kim, the restraints are off and the fabled “adults in the room” appear scarcer than ever. It is, critics say, not so much a team of rivals as a team of one. Donald Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ng-white-house

Trebuchet 6th June 2018 07:49 PM

A Pruitt lackey has had enough. Even after he gave her a $28,000 raise.

dudalb 7th June 2018 03:24 PM

And yet another Pruitt story:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sc...ort/ar-AAymbrm

Once again, a minor indicent, but fits in with the patteren of a totally corrupt man...

Craig4 7th June 2018 05:15 PM

Watching The Bitch Queen of the Briefing Room, I hear the song "Misses Robinson" even louder in the background. She may be off to place where she can stroll the grounds until she feels at home.

dudalb 13th June 2018 05:40 PM

Apparently Conservative support for Pruitt is crumbling, with several conservative commentators calling for him to be ousted today.
I think he will be gone by the end of June.

Firestone 13th June 2018 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12326629)
Apparently Conservative support for Pruitt is crumbling, with several conservative commentators calling for him to be ousted today.
I think he will be gone by the end of June.

Even Oklahoma senator Inhofe has had it with Pruitt:

Quote:

Senator James Inhofe on Wednesday said he agrees that EPA chief Scott Pruitt, his longtime friend and fellow Oklahoman, is hurting the president, has shown bad judgment and is making the entire administration look bad.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/13/scot...ing-trump.html
To sum it up:

"Even Roy Cohn would tell Trump to fire Scott Pruitt at this point"

https://twitter.com/PreetBharara/sta...47356368474112

Norman Alexander 13th June 2018 11:41 PM

What??
Quote:

Senator James Inhofe on Wednesday said he agrees that EPA chief Scott Pruitt, his longtime friend and fellow Oklahoman, is hurting the president, has shown bad judgment and is making the entire administration look bad.
What about the incumbent twat at the Resolution desk! He's the worst offender of them all! So when does he get shown the gold-painted door?

Worm 14th June 2018 12:18 AM

I don't mean to be that guy but.....

* Resolute Desk

Firestone 14th June 2018 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12326886)
What??
What about the incumbent twat at the Resolution desk! He's the worst offender of them all! So when does he get shown the gold-painted door?

Come on, don't you know article 1 of the US constitution?

"When the president does it, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s legal or not because he can just pardon himself anyway."

Norman Alexander 14th June 2018 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worm (Post 12326902)
I don't mean to be that guy but.....

* Resolute Desk

You were, and I happily stand corrected.

:)

d4m10n 14th June 2018 06:00 AM

Moving my chips over to Sanders.

https://twitter.com/TPM/status/1007217222769692672

TheL8Elvis 14th June 2018 06:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12327094)

"Sanders has told friends that she will leave the Trump administration by the end of the year"

I'm keeping pruitt in front of her. They keep gunning for him...

d4m10n 14th June 2018 06:32 AM

They?

Trebuchet 14th June 2018 10:26 AM

You, know, They. As in "That's what They want you to think".

TheL8Elvis 14th June 2018 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12327120)
They?

Many dems and even some republicans keep voicing Opposition to him, and the press has been pretty relentlessly on him as well.

Sorry to be unclear who/what I meant.

dudalb 15th June 2018 04:47 PM

A lot of reports surfacing that Pruitt will be gone by the end of next week.

Trebuchet 15th June 2018 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12328907)
A lot of reports surfacing that Pruitt will be gone by the end of next week.

They just need to settle on a nominee who hates the environment even more than Pruitt. Who, by the way wants to bring back asbestos. His boss (for the moment) agrees.

The best people.

Stacko 18th June 2018 04:52 PM

Wilbur Ross has timed his scandal hitting the news quite well.

Quote:

...Ross promised to divest from almost all his holdings upon entering government, drawing bipartisan praise en route to an easy confirmation. “You have really made a very personal sacrifice,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut. “Your service has resulted in your divesting yourself of literally hundreds of millions of dollars.” In November 2017, Ross confirmed in writing to the federal Office of Government Ethics that he had divested everything he promised.

But that was not true. After weeks of investigation, Forbes found:
  • For most of last year, Ross served as secretary of commerce while maintaining stakes in companies co-owned by the Chinese government, a shipping firm tied to Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, a Cypriot bank reportedly caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation and a huge player in an industry Ross is now investigating. It’s hard to imagine a more radioactive portfolio for a cabinet member.
  • To this day, Ross’ family apparently continues to have an interest in these toxic holdings. Rather than dump them all, the commerce secretary sold some of his interests to Goldman Sachs—and, according to Ross himself, put others in a trust for his family members. He continued to deal with China, Russia and others while evidently knowing that his family’s interests were tied to those countries.
  • In addition, five days before reports surfaced last fall that Ross was connected to cronies of Vladimir Putin through a shipping firm called Navigator Holdings, the secretary of commerce, who likely knew about the reporting, shorted stock in the Kremlin-linked company, positioning himself to make money on the investment when share prices dropped.
  • Absurdly, maintaining all those conflicts of interest appears to be entirely legal—a reflection of ethics laws woefully unprepared for governing tycoons like Donald Trump and Wilbur Ross.
  • Ross appears to have broken one law, however: submitting a sworn statement to federal officials in November saying he divested of everything he had promised he would—even though he still held more than $10 million worth of stock in financial firm Invesco, his former employer. He also continued to hold a short position in a bank called Sun Bancorp, a company he had promised to divest. The next month, Ross got rid of interests in both.


Norman Alexander 18th June 2018 07:01 PM

Bet Ross is not the only one with a convoluted self-serving set of business arrangements like that. I can think of another so-called billionaire who will have an equally fascinating financial history to be revealed.

d4m10n 28th June 2018 05:40 PM

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-c...lly-1530212632

Norman Alexander 28th June 2018 07:24 PM

Or Mattis?

dudalb 28th June 2018 08:40 PM

Pruitt seems to be hanging in their.Guess massive corrouption is OK if a Fellow Republican does it.....

Trebuchet 29th June 2018 09:15 AM

TV news is talking Kelly this morning. WH says it's Fake News, so there's probably something to it.

Norman Alexander 3rd July 2018 10:53 PM

OK, maybe it's going to be easier to say who is staying, rather than who will be going. Because all the WH staff look to be teetering over the edge of the abyss.

The Don 3rd July 2018 11:22 PM

After the apparent chaos of the early part of the Trump Administration where it seemed that senior members were leaving on a weekly basis, we seem to have reached a situation where there is a stable (or at least consistent) team assembled around the President.

I'm too biased to be able to say whether this means that we have a well-oiled and smoothly operating machine at the top of government or whether President Trump has cobbled together a motley group who are so desperate to remain in position and/or so bought into the ethos of the Trump Presidency that they are eager to serve or whether this group are simply compliant enough not to give President Trump too many reasons to fire them.

Foolmewunz 4th July 2018 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12344165)
Pruitt seems to be hanging in their.Guess massive corrouption is OK if a Fellow Republican does it.....

Pruitt's great for us.... his whole team leaks like a fork trying to scoop up consomme. The latest pettiness with one of his former aides blowing the whistle on the calendar-doctoring is pure gold.


https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/02/p...dar/index.html

The Don 5th July 2018 12:49 PM

Scott Pruitt out

Quote:

Scandal-hit Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

President Donald Trump said Mr Pruitt had done "an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44733072

d4m10n 5th July 2018 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheL8Elvis (Post 12327103)
I'm keeping pruitt in front of her.

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

ponderingturtle 5th July 2018 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12349748)
After the apparent chaos of the early part of the Trump Administration where it seemed that senior members were leaving on a weekly basis, we seem to have reached a situation where there is a stable (or at least consistent) team assembled around the President.

I'm too biased to be able to say whether this means that we have a well-oiled and smoothly operating machine at the top of government or whether President Trump has cobbled together a motley group who are so desperate to remain in position and/or so bought into the ethos of the Trump Presidency that they are eager to serve or whether this group are simply compliant enough not to give President Trump too many reasons to fire them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12351407)
Scott Pruitt out

So less than 48 hours after that consistency we have a major individual leaving. Who's next?

Norman Alexander 5th July 2018 01:09 PM

Surprised Pruitt lasted that long. But the real question is which performing monkey is he going to be replaced with. Or is Mafia Don going to run the EPA by himself as well. Or just not bother with replacing him at all (that option actually has odds!)


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2015-22, TribeTech AB. All Rights Reserved.