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    Rick Perry, Ex-Governor of Texas, Is Trumpís Pick as Energy Secretary

    Rick Perry, Ex-Governor of Texas, Is Trump’s Pick as Energy Secretary

    WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to name the former Texas governor Rick Perry as his secretary of energy.

    The selection of Mr. Perry to lead the energy agency would offer a rich irony: During a televised debate in 2011, when he was seeking the Republican nomination, Mr. Perry intended to list the Department of Energy among agencies he wanted to eliminate, but he could not remember its name.
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    While Texas is rich in energy resources and Mr. Perry is an enthusiastic advocate of extracting them, it is not clear how that experience would translate into leading what is also a major national security agency. Despite its name, the Department of Energy plays the leading role in designing nuclear weapons and in ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s aging nuclear arsenal through a constellation of scientific laboratories.

    About 60 percent of the Energy Department’s budget is devoted to managing the National Nuclear Security Administration, which defines its mission as enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science.

    The administration manages the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile and runs American programs on nuclear nonproliferation and counterterrorism. The two men who served as President Obama’s energy secretaries were physicists, one with a Nobel Prize, the other a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Mr. Perry, 66, was governor from 2000 to 2015 and before that was the Texas agriculture commissioner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University.

    He was briefly a front-runner in the 2012 presidential campaign, but his Energy Department “oops moment,” as he called it, was widely seen as a major factor in sinking his candidacy.

    He was also a candidate in the most recent Republican primaries, but he dropped out in late 2015.

    While campaigning in 2015 for the Republican nomination, Mr. Perry called Mr. Trump a “barking carnival act” and a “cancer on conservatism.” But he campaigned energetically for Mr. Trump this year in the months leading up to the presidential election.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us...ary-trump.html
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    I would imagine that is because in 2014, Perry talked about getting rid of the Dept. of Energy. It's in the same vein as his choice to head the EPA.

    That's not to say that I am happy about it. I can't stand Perry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    I would imagine that is because in 2014, Perry talked about getting rid of the Dept. of Energy. It's in the same vein as his choice to head the EPA.

    That's not to say that I am happy about it. I can't stand Perry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Oh, didn't realize Perry was your boy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    I would imagine that is because in 2014, Perry talked about getting rid of the Dept. of Energy. It's in the same vein as his choice to head the EPA.

    That's not to say that I am happy about it. I can't stand Perry.
    My comcern is that he might take a wrecking ball and get rid of things like DGPcare also even though that won't be under his jurisdiction.


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    LMAO @jillundqu

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Oh, didn't realize Perry was your boy.
    That's not quite what I meant. It was more about what you "imagined". Just messin' with you anyway.
    Last edited by Origanalist; 12-13-2016 at 11:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    LMAO @jillundqu
    Ron Paul...witch doctor???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Ron Paul...witch doctor???
    Russian witch doctor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    LMAO @jillundqu
    FIrst time I saw that I spit my coffee... Dude couldn't even remember the Dept. Of Energy that he wanted to get rid of, now he's in charge. I must admit, I'm still enjoying watching this circus unfold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    FIrst time I saw that I spit my coffee... Dude couldn't even remember the Dept. Of Energy that he wanted to get rid of, now he's in charge. I must admit, I'm still enjoying watching this circus unfold.
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    They're not getting rid of the Dept. of Energy. One visit to the Y-12 facility by the incoming admin will stop all talk of that.
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    They won't get rid of it because they want the DoE to handle all the of the energy companies' radioactive waste for them.


    Also, swamp status: Completely drained. No water to be seen. Dry as the Sahara.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    That's not quite what I meant. It was more about what you "imagined". Just messin' with you anyway.
    Another way to say that it was a guess.
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    I wonder if the NAFTA Superhighway/Trans Texas Corridor are back? And mandatory vaccinations for the kiddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    Another way to say that it was a guess.
    It's all we can do at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jllundqu View Post
    that's awesome lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    I wonder if the NAFTA Superhighway/Trans Texas Corridor are back? And mandatory vaccinations for the kiddies.

    Yeah, good thing it wasn't Commerce or HHS.

    Hey, race realists, the IQ of America just dropped. Pretty much any illegal immigrant of any color would be smarter than this white, possibly straight guy.

    https://www.texastribune.org/2011/08...ge-transcript/

    Perry originally attended Texas A&M University to pursue a pre-veterinary major but switched to animal sciences, reportedly because of his low GPA. In his freshman and sophomore year, Perry struggled with core science classes, earning D’s in several organic chemistry classes and C’s in general chemistry and physics.

    But after Perry switched his major at the beginning of his fall semester in 1970, his grades didn’t improve. Perry got a C in Reproduction in Farm Animals, a C in genetics, a D in Feeds & Feeding, a C in Sheep & Angora Goat Production and two C’s in animal breeding classes.

    Many of Perry’s other classes involved military education. Perry has previously credited his time in the A&M Corps of Cadets with giving him the necessary discipline to complete school.

    Perry got two C’s in Development of Air Power and took four levels of World Military Systems, earning two C’s, a B and an A. The A was one of only two Perry earned at college — the other was for a class called Improv. of Learning.

    The future governor only took one political science class while he was in school — American National Government, for which he earned a B. Other classes outside of Perry’s major included Shakespeare and Writing for Professional Men, which earned him two D’s.

    Perry took two summer sessions before his senior year but still needed two more after the rest of his class graduated to complete a degree. He graduated in August of 1972.

    If Perry runs for the White House, he won't be the first aspirant to the office to have made less than stellar grades. As Talking Points Memo notes, John Kerry, George W. Bush and Al Gore all had C averages — Kerry and Bush at Yale, Gore at Harvard.

    But a former classmate of Perry’s told The Huffington Post that even at A&M, Perry didn’t have a reputation for scholastic aptitude.

    “A&M wasn't exactly Harvard on the Brazos River,” he said. "This was not the brightest guy around. We always kind of laughed. He was always kind of a joke."

    In a 1989 interview with the Abilene Reporter-News, Perry talked about his academic struggle at A&M being a key reason he got into politics.

    “I obviously wasn’t going to do it academically. I wasn’t going to do it athletically,” he said. (Perry got B’s and C’s in his required physical education classes.) “But politics requires people skills, which was something I had."

    In his defense, various extracurricular activities took up a fair amount of Perry’s time at school. He was elected a "yell leader," a highly sought-after role that at A&M is akin to a male cheerleader.
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    Yeah, Perry is an idiot; not to mention bought and paid for.
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    Rick Perry to head Energy Department he once vowed to abolish

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    Maybe he will work himself right out of a job. That would be fun.
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    Maybe Ron will be his deputy?

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    The Ultimate trolling of that agencies importance, pick Rick Perry to run it. Its so important he cant even remember it. Its like the Dept of Energy does not exist!
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    USE THIS SITE TO LINK ARTICLES FROM OLIGARCH MEDIA:http://archive.is/ STARVE THE BEAST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seapilot View Post
    The Ultimate trolling of that agencies importance, pick Rick Perry to run it. Its so important he cant even remember it. Its like the Dept of Energy does not exist!
    DJ TrollMaster Trump strikes again.

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    Oil and gas is only about 20% of their $30 billion budget. The biggest portion (40%) concernes our nuclear power plants and weapons as well as cleaning up nuclear waste. Should we shut down regulation of those? Renewable energy is about ten percent of their budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Should we shut down regulation of those?
    Yes. It would make way for much better and safer nuclear power.

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    Cool. I can dump my highly radioactive nuclear waste anywhere I want. Your water supply. Your farmlands. Your back yard.
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