Energy

“Oops”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I can think of no one more suited for a job than a man who couldn't name the job and also believes it shouldn't exist.

Despot-elect Donald Trump has reportedly chosen former Texas governor and dubious rancher Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy.

Perry’s role as secretary of energy would primarily involve overseeing an agency that designs nuclear weapons and maintains the nation’s nuclear arsenal. President Barack Obama’s energy secretary, nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz, played a pivotal role in negotiating the United States’ nuclear deal with Iran.

One could hardly forget that time Rick Perry called for abolishing multiple federal agencies during a Republican primary debate but was unable to name third and final agency he wished to shutter.

"Oops" he said. That agency would have been the Department of Energy.

There's a 99 percent chance Donald Trump has no fucking idea what the Department of Energy actually does. He probably believes it involves fossil fuels, but the Department of Energy is primarily a science agency staffed by physicists and other scientists.

I hadn't really considered the possibly that the Trump years may involve an actual meltdown.

  • mnpollio

    Has there ever been a time in US history when a President-elect literally filled every cabinet/advisor position with someone supremely unqualified to head it and/or who did not believe in the agency over which they were in charge and thought it should be dismantled. There is quite frankly not one person that Das Trump has so far tapped who is remotely qualified to fill the position they have been tapped for. And there are “very serious” people (including Dems) advising that we should wait and see how he fares and give him the benefit of a doubt?! I would say that if anyone says that they cannot tell how this will play out from his choice of advisors and cabinet picks, then they must still have their head stuck up their ass.

    • Christopher Foxx

      And there are “very serious” people (including Dems) advising that we should wait and see how he fares and give him the benefit of a doubt?!

      It’s this head-in-the-sand attitude that will doom us all. Trump has shown, in every moment since he glided down his escalator, that he is supremely unfit to be President. There isn’t a single thing anyone can point to for the entirety of his campaign that rebuts that statement.

      And yet there are STILL people, and tragically many of them are people in positions to actually do something about it, who are wandering around saying “Well, maybe it won’t turn out so bad if we just see what he does next” while what he does next is another abomination.

      Sorry, folks. Voldemort HAS returned and I know that’s not a pleasant thought and the idea of having to deal with it is scary. But deal with it we must.

  • Draxiar

    I wish Trump and his admistration of deplorables would dry up and blow away.

  • Georgie
  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Step one: Sabotage government.
    Step two: Point to non-functioning government as proof that government doesn’t work.
    Step three: ???
    Step four: Profit!

  • Scopedog

    I hadn’t really considered the possibly that the Trump years may involve an actual meltdown.

    Me neither…guess I have to go hunt down a copy of The Prometheus Crisis, a fictional novel describing a nuke plant meltdown. It was written and published three years before Three Mile Island and ten years before Chernobyl.

    Trump is continuing to show that he is an incompetent jerk. But, you know, the media are still trying to normalize him, and of course, expect the usual jackoffs on the far Left to howl about how “Hillary would have started a war!!”.