Doesn’t this just show why Pruitt is right?

Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency have been calling their senators to urge them to vote on Friday against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s contentious nominee to run the agency, a remarkable display of activism and defiance that presages turbulent times ahead for the E.P.A.

Many of the scientists, environmental lawyers and policy experts who work in E.P.A. offices around the country say the calls are a last resort for workers who fear a nominee selected to run an agency he has made a career out of fighting — by a president who has vowed to “get rid of” it.

“Mr. Pruitt’s background speaks for itself, and it comes on top of what the president wants to do to E.P.A.,” said John O’Grady, a biochemist at the agency since the first Bush administration and president of the union representing the E.P.A.’s 15,000 employees nationwide.

Yes, but he’s the President, duly elected, and you’re the drone to do his bidding….

23 comments on “Doesn’t this just show why Pruitt is right?

  1. It’s wonderful.

    Even if I didn’t believe that AGW was a scam and a mendacious and deliberate one this is still marvellous.

    A true lesson of democracy in action. You lost. The new guy doesn’t like you. You are stuffed/history.

    And they just can’t see that Trump doesn’t want to do away with the EPA, he just wants it to go back to doing its job.

    Of course they need a lot less people to do that.

    The gravy train is derailing and I love it!

  2. ‘president of the union representing the E.P.A.’s 15,000 employees nationwide.’

    Maybe Trump can get rid of the government employee unions, too!

  3. “Maybe Trump can get rid of the government employee unions”: even FDR kept unions out of Fedgov. Wasn’t it that arsehole Kennedy who opened the door to them?

  4. I hope someone is compiling a list of those who make the phone calls. If they don’t like the president’s policies, they should not be working there.

  5. Many of the scientists, environmental lawyers and policy experts who work in E.P.A. offices

    I suggest that should actually be written as ‘… the scientists, “scientists”, environmental lawyers…’

    Important to note that there may be some scientists working there, but there will definitely be “scientists”.

    environmental lawyers

    Non-job of the week.

    policy experts

    What Ecksy would rightly term “CM scum”.

  6. Rare I agree with Mr Ecks, on this occasion I do.

    And yes Diogenes if they don’t like what they are asked to do then the obvious answer is resign so they don’t have to do it.

  7. Ecks

    Thanks for that you-tube. They are all lunatics.

    There is a climate bit at 27’30. Gavin Schmidt refuses to sit at the same table as Roy Spencer…..

  8. If they don’t like the president’s policies, they should not be working there.

    Totally agree. They should get to the new job under the new boss and his new regime (basically doing ACTUAL environmental protection of air and water, what they were set up for) or fuck off.

    The reason that these bastards are whining is that they know full well that there is nowhere else for them to go, since no-one outside of the EPA would employ these useless fucks.

    As Ecksy says, nothing but CM scum.

  9. “He’ll talk about this as long as it’s not a debate”.

    Laughable.

    Roy Spencer chuckling away, knowing he’s already won this one.

  10. Time will tell Rob.

    “The time has been,
    That when the brains were out the man would die,
    And there an end; but now they rise again,
    With twenty mortal murders on their crowns,
    And push us from our stools.”

  11. The problem with bureaucrats is getting rid of the waste is like playing whack-a-mole. They simply pop up elsewhere to cause problems. My view is that it is far better to isolate them in positions where they think they are getting something done but in reality they have little power.

    With regards to Pruitt I have no clue about what positive proposals he has to deal with spillover costs. If the media actually bothered to report facts rather than just what will play to their partisan base I could make a decision. Since they can’t I just have to wait and see.

    Local weather(not climate) note: It is a beautiful late April day here. Hopefully “AGW” has given you as nice a day as I have been blessed with. Since it is late April and I’m in Pittsburgh I expect snow tomorrow though. I’m also curious what happened to January and February even though I don’t really miss them. Time to go to work to prep the garden for post-Mother’s Day(typical last frost historically) planting.

  12. Nice day here in South Carolina, too. Rode my moto 104 miles this afternoon.

    scientists, environmental lawyers and policy experts could have told Obama to eat shit and die, and there’d be no concerns today. They played Obama’s game, now they pay.

  13. I am of the opinion that those scientists, environmental lawyers, and policy experts are actually the driving force behind the CPP. Obama’s role was just being the politician that pandered to that interest group. Either way he is gone now.

  14. The forecast for the South of England is for a “Carribean heatwave” to hit us this weekend and early next week.

    The peak of this ‘heatwave’ here is set to be 13 degrees on Monday. Hopefully there will be a few suicides with vegan climate change activists believing this to be the “End Time” and there’s no point in going on.

  15. It’s hard to reform government departments. Generally you have to abolish them entirely and recreate the small parts you think necessary outside of it, but even then it’s hard to stop the hardcore extremists from getting into those too, because they are the motivated ones.

  16. Part of the Purge is blackballing those purged –to prevent them ever trying to re-create their vanished empire. Or even get a chance to so much as lay the groundwork for their empire to rise again.

  17. A:

    The problem with bureaucrats is getting rid of the waste is like playing whack-a-mole. They simply pop up elsewhere to cause problems. My view is that it is far better to isolate them in positions where they think they are getting something done but in reality they have little power.

    B:

    Part of the Purge is blackballing those purged –to prevent them ever trying to re-create their vanished empire. Or even get a chance to so much as lay the groundwork for their empire to rise again.

    Wouldn’t the issue here be to determine which of these best fitted the Machiavellian principle?

    “Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.”

    Unless B is carried out properly, and which may be impossible in a liberal democracy, A might succeed better – the enemy is simply deceived? But if A doesn’t adequately deceive…

  18. “I am of the opinion that those scientists, environmental lawyers, and policy experts are actually the driving force behind the CPP. Obama’s role was just being the politician that pandered to that interest group.”

    But LY, that would mean Obama wasn’t a “leader.”

    Hmmm . . . okay, maybe so.

  19. Since I prefer to avoid injuring others whenever possible I will always attempt A first. If that doesn’t work I can still try B.

    Gamecock,

    I’ve think we’ve reached an understanding finally.

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