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Old 05-13-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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So what? Democrats are always quoting "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and he isn't a scientist either.
Again -- completely irrational defense....No Democrat is advocating that Bill Nye the Science Guy be picked as the top scientist. What folks are saying in this discussion thread is that a scientist should be picked.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: TUS/PDX
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I didn't see too many people crying when the former administration was appointing self-proclaimed revolutionaries into positions that were far removed from their "expertise."
Golly, I was hoping for names. You know, along the lines of the last Republican President's FEMA Director Michael Brown who ran an Arabian horse association. Still waiting. Am I asking too much?
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Boston
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he should pick who he wants. Become President and you can too. You don't need to be a scientist to run an agency. Your job isn't done in a lab or library. You don't need to be a farmer to run the Department of Agriculture ...silly complaint .....obviously no professional work experience
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm thinking a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell and a stint at Boeing designing and inventing parts for the 747 is closer to what most folks consider science than a degree in Public Admin at 'Bama in a program that no longer exists. But that's just me...
Mechanical engineering is witchcraft!!
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: TUS/PDX
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he should pick who he wants. Become President and you can too. You don't need to be a scientist to run an agency. Your job isn't done in a lab or library. You don't need to be a farmer to run the Department of Agriculture ...silly complaint .....obviously no professional work experience
Farming is witchcraft!!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Who was the Reagan cabinet member who stated that "trees cause pollution?"
why do you ask?

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The war on science continues.
yes, tell us more about why you hate science.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Whats it matter? Get rid of the FDA please.
This is why you people can't be taken seriously.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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what you guys are forgetting is that these people are being installed as DIRECTORS of these agencies, and not as scientists. they dont need to be a scientist because they are not doing science things, they are doing management things.
Do you think that perhaps you can "do management things" for a scientifically-based organization a bit better if you understand something about science?

I dunno, do you want a burlesque stripper in charge of the US Marines? After all, it's not doing the real fighting; just management things.

Again, attitudes like this is why conservatives can't be taken seriously.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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Examples?
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I didn't see too many people crying when the former administration was appointing self-proclaimed revolutionaries into positions that were far removed from their "expertise."
That's - not an example. I was going to ask which word gave you problems, but there is just the one...
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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And Swampfiller in Chief has nominated his buddy, NON-scientist Sam Clovis as the USDA's top scientist. He's not draining the swamp, he's building a second one to hold all these partisan hacks and lobbyists.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e...=.30ec6b99ac01
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