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Old 5th July 2018, 01:19 PM   #1121
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Memo to self: Upon taking power and deciding to appoint an agency head with the intention of destroying that agency, remember not to appoint one who is so ridiculously venal as to draw unwanted attention to what he's doing.

ETA: I wonder if Pruitt actually know about it yet.
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Old 5th July 2018, 01:21 PM   #1122
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Tomorrow's not going to be a very productive day for the EPA. Everyone is going to show up and all the office supplies will be gone.
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Old 5th July 2018, 02:12 PM   #1123
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Pruitt's cone of silence should be relocated to the Smithsonian, for posterity.
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Old 5th July 2018, 02:41 PM   #1124
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
Pruitt's cone of silence should be relocated to the Smithsonian, for posterity.
Is it also a Faraday cage? They should relocate it to the Oval Office and tell Trump it's a secure place for him to Tweet from.
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Old 5th July 2018, 04:20 PM   #1125
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
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!)

The place would probably run better if he didn't.

Certainly better than it did with Pruitt in charge.
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Old 5th July 2018, 04:22 PM   #1126
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Memo to self: Upon taking power and deciding to appoint an agency head with the intention of destroying that agency, remember not to appoint one who is so ridiculously venal as to draw unwanted attention to what he's doing.

ETA: I wonder if Pruitt actually know about it yet.

Trump put out a tweet. How much more warning can anyone working for him expect?

It isn't like Cabinet level appointees or heads of agencies deserve any more consideration than that.
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Old 5th July 2018, 04:24 PM   #1127
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Is it also a Faraday cage? They should relocate it to the Oval Office and tell Trump it's a secure place for him to Tweet from.

They could just get a regular cage for that. Trump wouldn't know any different, and they already have models to work from at the government summer camps.
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Old 5th July 2018, 04:39 PM   #1128
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They could just get a regular cage for that. Trump wouldn't know any different, and they already have models to work from at the government summer camps.
Indeed! They should put him in one, lock it, and throw the key in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 5th July 2018, 08:31 PM   #1129
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Oh, Pruitt knew about it; he's already issued his accusations of a witch hunt (or variations thereof). Could've been ghosted by Trump's ghostwriters.

And on the good news front... the number two will take over, and he was merely a lobbyist for the coal industry; I'm sure things will improve (for members of certain golf clubs in W. Virginia).
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Old 5th July 2018, 08:37 PM   #1130
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Oh, Pruitt knew about it; he's already issued his accusations of a witch hunt (or variations thereof). Could've been ghosted by Trump's ghostwriters.

And on the good news front... the number two will take over, and he was merely a lobbyist for the coal industry; I'm sure things will improve (for members of certain golf clubs in W. Virginia).
Not just any lobbyist for the coal industry but a lobbyist for the coal company Murray Energy of Last Week Tonight fame. To be succinct:
Andrew Wheeler as the head of EPA is the equivalent of a tobacco lobbyist heading up HHS.
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Old 6th July 2018, 05:16 AM   #1131
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Not just any lobbyist for the coal industry but a lobbyist for the coal company Murray Energy of Last Week Tonight fame. To be succinct:
Andrew Wheeler as the head of EPA is the equivalent of a tobacco lobbyist heading up HHS.
With Trump, it's swamp creatures all the way down.
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Old 12th July 2018, 07:39 PM   #1132
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OK, Pruitt gone. Who's next?
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Old 12th July 2018, 07:42 PM   #1133
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OK, Pruitt gone. Who's next?
Trump.
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Old 12th July 2018, 09:20 PM   #1134
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
OK, Pruitt gone. Who's next?
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Trump.
Dreamer.

Anyhow, we need to get rid of Pence first, then take the House, THEN get rid of Trump. President Pelosi.
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Trump.
Maybe when he gets alone w/ Putin, he'll ask for political asylum.
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Maybe when he gets alone w/ Putin, he'll ask for political asylum.
What are the odds of Donny getting out of the room without giving up the sanctions on that half trillion dollar drilling/exploration project that Exxon and Tillerson (and Vlad) want?
Not sure I'd walk into the room.
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What are the odds of Donny getting out of the room without giving up the sanctions on that half trillion dollar drilling/exploration project that Exxon and Tillerson (and Vlad) want?
Not sure I'd walk into the room.
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Old 14th July 2018, 10:23 AM   #1138
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
He can (and does) promise anything. Without a document it means nothing.

In Trump's case even with a document it doesn't mean much.
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He can (and does) promise anything. Without a document it means nothing.
Well... what if Vlad pops one of those "Escape from LA" dissolving explosive pellets in Donny's neck?

Sorry... got lost [s]wishing[/s] imagining there for a minute.
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What are the odds of Donny getting out of the room without giving up the sanctions on that half trillion dollar drilling/exploration project that Exxon and Tillerson (and Vlad) want?
Not sure I'd walk into the room.
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Dreamer.

Anyhow, we need to get rid of Pence first, then take the House, THEN get rid of Trump. President Pelosi.
I think we might be getting close to Trump's end game. If he resigns, it's going to happen very quickly after. If there's a quid pro quo pay for play with Cohen with money going to Trump for access, or the Russians let the pee video out, he might very quickly resign. There won't be long drawn out impeachment hearings. It's going to be something that just pops up and in a few days he's an ex-president secluded in one of his private gold clubs.
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I can't picture Trump voluntarily leaving the White House by resigning, being defeated, or even after his two terms are up.
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