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Title: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: joiei on September 05, 2017, 02:26:10 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jim-bridenstine-trump-nasa-pick-climate-change_us_59ae5ea8e4b0b5e531007b3a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jim-bridenstine-trump-nasa-pick-climate-change_us_59ae5ea8e4b0b5e531007b3a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009)  I have no words. 


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 05, 2017, 04:34:17 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jim-bridenstine-trump-nasa-pick-climate-change_us_59ae5ea8e4b0b5e531007b3a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jim-bridenstine-trump-nasa-pick-climate-change_us_59ae5ea8e4b0b5e531007b3a?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009)  I have no words. 


As a state, we have to be so proud of ourselves!



Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: joiei on September 05, 2017, 04:55:11 pm
Where is Guido,  he needs to come to the reputation of all Okie Republicans everywhere. 


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: Hoss on September 05, 2017, 05:01:57 pm
Where is Guido,  he needs to come to the reputation of all Okie Republicans everywhere. 

He's too busy propping up President Cheeto Jesus.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: guido911 on September 05, 2017, 05:08:50 pm
A Huffington Post article? For shame.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwrD0QoXAAE2ryH.jpg)

Still.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/9543655e42222c2ba2eea8da45e328bc/tenor.gif)


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: guido911 on September 05, 2017, 05:19:54 pm
He's too busy propping up President Cheeto Jesus.

I'm here. Just saw the below, recently revealed undercover video of you and some others in this thread response to this news.

https://www.facebook.com/uniladmag/videos/2615572938465749/?hc_ref=ARRRz5nXXKJ43T04WkEq2-un2KVfEV501jo3e6okDsC3ZFS5FXLg1ZHI-C9hEZwRBfk&pnref=story


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: sgrizzle on September 05, 2017, 06:59:57 pm
I'm going to start off by saying he seems to be perfectly nice.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/archives/air-and-space-museum-board-members-differ-on-bridenstine/article_928a8269-a8fd-5570-ac36-0ec852a85e40.html

http://thislandpress.com/2012/10/31/rocket-to-the-moon/

Both years he ran the Tulsa Air and Space Museum were bad financially by six figures according to IRS statements. The Air Show he did (possibly the worst organized Air Show I've ever seen) lost $330,000 and it was an effort to cross-promote with the Rocket Racing League that he was financially invested in, which then went bankrupt. (that also seems like a conflict of interest to have a nonprofit you run put on an event that promotes a thing you are financially invested in)

All I have are those numbers, but I feel like there is enough smoke to suggest management of aviation things isn't his strong suit.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: BKDotCom on September 05, 2017, 07:04:14 pm
(that also seems like a conflict of interest to have a nonprofit you run put on an event that promotes a thing you are financially invested in)

Trump presidency in a nutshell.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: Ed W on September 05, 2017, 07:07:25 pm
I went to one of his town halls. When he talks, you can hardly see his handlers lips moving. They're really good.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: guido911 on September 05, 2017, 11:52:29 pm
It just disgusts me that all these Oklahomans are managing to get pretty decent leadership positions in the executive branch. What a huge black eye to the state. Glad we have people in Oklahoma, on a website touting at least the development and improvement of at least this part no less, are doing their part to congratulate our appointees.

Now, which democratic party member takes Bridenstine's place in the House?


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: cannon_fodder on September 06, 2017, 07:09:00 am
NASA administrators are usually scientists, engineers, or aerospace professionals because it is the world preeminent expert on space travel and is literally stuffed with rocket scientists .  It also has an $18.4 Billion budget, so most of the leaders have had experience running large bureaucracies.  So, without using memes, try to explain why Bridenstine is a good choice to run the place.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 06, 2017, 08:02:28 am
It just disgusts me that all these Oklahomans are managing to get pretty decent leadership positions in the executive branch. What a huge black eye to the state. Glad we have people in Oklahoma, on a website touting at least the development and improvement of at least this part no less, are doing their part to congratulate our appointees.

Now, which democratic party member takes Bridenstine's place in the House?


I know you are trying to be sarcastic, but you are right - it is a huge black eye to the state.  We have had a national audience to our ignorance and stupidstition from a distance for quite a while.  Most of the 'clutter' was hidden because it was only headlines that were seen.   Now the rest of the country gets to view it up close and personal.



Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: TeeDub on September 06, 2017, 08:50:38 am

Apparently some people like him....  But then again, I hear you can't trust Forbes or those who write articles for it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/02/the-trump-administration-finally-nominated-the-nasa-administrator-who-is-jim-bridenstine/#7609b8604708


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: sgrizzle on September 06, 2017, 09:06:37 am
Apparently some people like him....  But then again, I hear you can't trust Forbes or those who write articles for it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/02/the-trump-administration-finally-nominated-the-nasa-administrator-who-is-jim-bridenstine/#7609b8604708


The positive comments about his qualifications are copied off of his congressional biography page.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: Hoss on September 06, 2017, 09:22:19 am
The positive comments about his qualifications are copied off of his congressional biography page.

Oops.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: TeeDub on September 06, 2017, 09:24:58 am
The positive comments about his qualifications are copied off of his congressional biography page.

Some of them, yes...   and that makes them less valid?

https://bridenstine.house.gov/uploadedfiles/rep_jim_bridenstine_bio.pdf


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: patric on September 06, 2017, 09:48:05 am
Some of them, yes...   and that makes them less valid?

https://bridenstine.house.gov/uploadedfiles/rep_jim_bridenstine_bio.pdf


Less sincere.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: Townsend on September 06, 2017, 11:11:37 am
He will do the job befitting the administration


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 06, 2017, 12:17:58 pm
Apparently some people like him....  But then again, I hear you can't trust Forbes or those who write articles for it.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/09/02/the-trump-administration-finally-nominated-the-nasa-administrator-who-is-jim-bridenstine/#7609b8604708



Some praising of HR 353.  Here it is if anyone is interested.  Became Public Law No: 115-25.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/353

Section 303 is quite literally an attempt to stop NOAA from taking measurements and gathering data that might be used to confirm climate change - "must avoid".  I am sure Exxon and BP have plenty of data available to share so that NOAA doesn't need to do that...

Of particular note (Section 201) is the requirement to try and predict weather from days to as much as 2 years.  Why the very specific exclusion of 5, 10, 50 years??  Oh,...that's right...I remember...





Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: erfalf on September 06, 2017, 12:31:56 pm
WOuldn't be the first "Denier" we have had as head of NASA.

Quote
I have no doubt that global—that a trend of global warming exists. I am not sure that it is fair to say that it is a problem we must wrestle with. To assume that it is a problem is to assume that the state of Earth's climate today is the optimal climate, the best climate that we could have or ever have had and that we need to take steps to make sure that it doesn't change.
First of all, I don't think it's within the power of human beings to assure that the climate does not change, as millions of years of history have shown, and second of all, I guess I would ask which human beings - where and when - are to be accorded the privilege of deciding that this particular climate that we have right here today, right now is the best climate for all other human beings. I think that's a rather arrogant position for people to take.

All though in some circles this comment would be considered quite sane. But not at NASA. No agenda there.


Title: Re: Oh Dear, another Oklahoman Republican headed to Trumps Washington
Post by: swake on September 06, 2017, 02:10:51 pm
WOuldn't be the first "Denier" we have had as head of NASA.

All though in some circles this comment would be considered quite sane. But not at NASA. No agenda there.

Those circles are science deniers. And therefore should be disqualified from running a science organization.