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(The Daily Beast)   Rex Tillerson used to be president of the Boy Scouts USA, and during his tenure he ignored the sexual abuse scandals plaguing the young boys under his charge   (thedailybeast.com ) divider line
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6 days ago  
Fark this guy in the ass with a rusty chain saw, slowly.

/Eagle
//God and Country
///Citizenship in the nation.
 
6 days ago  
lets face it.  tramp has drained the swamp and all his nominees have come from the garbage and trash and bud lite cans mired in the swamp mud. and there is nothing anyone can do about it except congress and we know that's not going to happen.  Bender said it best  "we're boned".
 
6 days ago  
Welp, now we know why the GOP wants so badly to rush the confirmation process.

There is a limit to HOW many skeletons that can be dragged out of the closet and onto the Congressional floor. I mean, considering the baggage that many Congresscritters carry themselves, we're about to see the House and the Senate floors looking like a Jason and the Argonauts remake...
 
5 days ago  
I voted like an intelligent, educated citizen, so I get to point and laugh.

It's not much, but it's something.
 
5 days ago  
I would strongly urge the new administration and Congress to distance itself from the Boy Scouts of America and stop supporting an organization that has caused such great family destruction for decades.

Well, like your editor said, the Scouts now have a training program and new policy and if you've ever been through it, you will know that it is quite thorough.  Aside from that scumbag, they are doing their best to totally eliminate any possibility of this.

But you will not have to worry about the current admin and Congress distancing itself.  The Scouts are already taking big hits with respect to being inclusive.  And they're taking further hits for having a religious-centered advancement requirement (as opposed to an elective).

IMO, the Scouts need to do a slight rebranding.  They need to drop religion out of it (not saying they have to change the oath or not do the pledge) and tell churches to go fark themselves.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Why do we care if he's Catholic?
 
5 days ago  
Watching the confirmation hearing on cspan and it's been 40 minutes shared between Corker and Cardin, no word from Tillerson yet, he's just sitting there looking like >:[ the entire time.
 
5 days ago  
He is just following the Hastert rule
 
5 days ago  
But that one time he was cool as a jury member, so it's all good.
 
5 days ago  
Protestor just kicked out with a sign that said "reject" while Tillerson launches into his speech.
 
5 days ago  
Well that outburst was somewhat unexpected.  First thing i see when i flip on nprs live broadcast.  "Rex Tillerson!  I reject you!"
 
5 days ago  
And something about hurricane Sandy?  Stay on target, fellow dems!  He's a russian oligarch in CEOs clothing.
 
5 days ago  
Guys, Tillerson isn't there to protect the vulnerable or ant namby-pamby stuff, he's there to enrich Russia with oil deals. Give him a break.
 
5 days ago  
But did he keep the gays out, sure that is all the majority of supporters of the BSA care about.
 
5 days ago  
He's saying we are the only country in the world with the means and ability to shape other countries into doing good.

Also, Boy Scouts reference x 3, followed up with a segue into radical Islam now: internets allow ISIS and Al-Qaeda to spread their evils.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
"It was due to lack of leadership that the door was left open [for Russia to meddle]".

Cardin mentioned that comment during his introductory speech too, that he was disappointed about Tillerson not mentioning Russia specifically hacking but that it was "leading officials" that left door open. Wonder if Cardin will come back with that later in a direct question.
 
5 days ago  

spongeboob: But did he keep the gays out, sure that is all the majority of supporters of the BSA care about.


As long as roughly a quarter of its participants enlist out of high school, BSA has done its job.
 
5 days ago  
There it is.  War with China, Iran and North Korea.

Gotta hold em accountable or something.
 
5 days ago  
Cardin' first questions pressing on Tillerson's thoughts on Russia and Crimea. I already see a diff in responses versus Sessions'--much more in depth but then again it's early.
 
5 days ago  
Russia doesn't like your answer on Crimea, Tillerson.
 
5 days ago  

oldernell: lets face it.  tramp has drained the swamp and all his nominees have come from the garbage and trash and bud lite cans mired in the swamp mud. and there is nothing anyone can do about it except congress and we know that's not going to happen.  Bender said it best  "we're boned".


ain't run-a-muck capitalism great!!
 
5 days ago  
This story is a stretch. He spent two years as head of the Boy Scouts and implemented a policy that allegations of sexual abuse were to be reported to authorities. Yet, the fact he didn't apologize, while there were several lawsuits under way against the Scouts, makes him evil.
 
5 days ago  
Rubio playing hard ball about sanctions on people interfering in cyber security attacks. Tillerson is balking but only due to specifics and what the agreements would entail. "I don't think it's appropriate for me to say at this time to say I would approve of a blanket sanction."
 
5 days ago  
We are so irrevocably farked...
 
5 days ago  
Rubio is tearing it up.  He's gonna have D next to his name on Fox News before this is over.
 
5 days ago  
Rubio is smacking ole Rex around pretty good right now.
 
5 days ago  
T-Rex: oversized head, meat eater, adept at finding something young and devouring it. Makes up for lack of arms with powerful bite.
Rex-T: oversized head, meat beater, adept at finding something young and molesting it. Makes up for lack of arms with powerful connections.
 
5 days ago  
Jesus Christ...this shiat just gets worse every single day. If it weren't going to directly affect my future, I'd have to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

/Come to think of it, I have to laugh anyways just to keep myself from crying.
//It's one of the main reasons I keep coming back here to read all the comments from you loveable scamps :)
///We're screwed, aren't we?
 
5 days ago  

ChimpMitten: Rubio is tearing it up.  He's gonna have D next to his name on Fox News before this is over.


Hot damn though.  You aren't kidding.

We may just find out who has principles in washington over the next 2 weeks...

Rubio scoring major points.
 
5 days ago  
Rubio playing slap-a-doodle. Would you call Putin a war criminal? Tillserson: I would not use that term. Rubio then launches into a laundry list of all the things Russia has done in Aleppo, etc. Tillerson: >:[
 
5 days ago  
Rex isn't looking too good trying to answer questions with Putin's balls in his mouth.
 
5 days ago  

hubiestubert: Welp, now we know why the GOP wants so badly to rush the confirmation process.

There is a limit to HOW many skeletons that can be dragged out of the closet and onto the Congressional floor. I mean, considering the baggage that many Congresscritters carry themselves, we're about to see the House and the Senate floors looking like a Jason and the Argonauts remake...


What I don't really understand is the immediate willingness to prostrate themselves before Trump on this issue, when the legislative branch really won't benefit; at least, not as much as they're actions would imply.

So Turtle McHypocrite wants to be associated with a non-vetted child molester apologist being appointed to the executive branch for the least popular president-elect in history?  To what end?  Solely to avoid the veto pen?
 
5 days ago  

Johnny Rockets: Rubio is smacking ole Rex around pretty good right now.


He is giving the man every chance to say the right thing and Rex literally can't.  Its fascinating.

"Hey would you say that Russian war crimes in Aleppo are troubling?"

"I dont have sufficient information to make that judgement."

If Rubio doesnt close with, "Well Mr. Tillerson, it seems you are exceptionally uninformed and if you are confirmed I encourage you to start doing your homework immediately."  He's missing the mark.
 
5 days ago  

born_yesterday: hubiestubert: Welp, now we know why the GOP wants so badly to rush the confirmation process.

There is a limit to HOW many skeletons that can be dragged out of the closet and onto the Congressional floor. I mean, considering the baggage that many Congresscritters carry themselves, we're about to see the House and the Senate floors looking like a Jason and the Argonauts remake...

What I don't really understand is the immediate willingness to prostrate themselves before Trump on this issue, when the legislative branch really won't benefit; at least, not as much as they're actions would imply.

So Turtle McHypocrite wants to be associated with a non-vetted child molester apologist being appointed to the executive branch for the least popular president-elect in history?  To what end?  Solely to avoid the veto pen?


His wife is also a cabinet nominee. It's all about the money and influence.

It's still baffling that a woman can be turned on by a turtle, but what can you do?
 
5 days ago  

BeesNuts: He is giving the man every chance to say the right thing and Rex literally can't.  Its fascinating.


Mendez laid it out for him so simply that a 2nd grader could understand it and he still wouldn't say that Russia was committing war crimes.
 
5 days ago  

BeesNuts: Johnny Rockets: Rubio is smacking ole Rex around pretty good right now.

He is giving the man every chance to say the right thing and Rex literally can't.  Its fascinating.

"Hey would you say that Russian war crimes in Aleppo are troubling?"

"I dont have sufficient information to make that judgement."

If Rubio doesnt close with, "Well Mr. Tillerson, it seems you are exceptionally uninformed and if you are confirmed I encourage you to start doing your homework immediately."  He's missing the mark.


Aaand mark missed.

Though his angle of "Ho hum this is all classified stuff and until I see everything I just dont know."  Was fairly impenetrable.
 
5 days ago  
Well, if this doesn't work out he could always be a Pope.
 
5 days ago  
Who would have thought that this car crash would give Rubio, the Senator most likely to appear on a milk carton, a chance to stand up and be the adult in the room.
 
5 days ago  

Johnny Rockets: BeesNuts: He is giving the man every chance to say the right thing and Rex literally can't.  Its fascinating.

Mendez laid it out for him so simply that a 2nd grader could understand it and he still wouldn't say that Russia was committing war crimes.


The rhetoric is odd too.  Absent any defense about mysterious deaths he says what Trump said about the hacks.  "Well this sort of thing happens all the time, all over the world.  How can we ever truly know who was responsible for murdering all of Putin's opponents?"
 
5 days ago  
Rubio asks Tillerson whether he accepts that Putin has had dissidents shot, poisoned and killed.
Tillerson said "it's important in dealing with information" and "I am not willing to make conclusions with what is publicly available."
Rubio: "None of this is classified Mr Tillerson. These people are dead."
 
5 days ago  
15 minutes until Trump's press conference.
 
5 days ago  
Reject Rex says the militant grandma!
 
5 days ago  
And here comes the stream of protesters.
 
5 days ago  
Was Russian bombing of hospitals a ciolation of international protocol?

Yes.

Was it a war crime?

I dont have sufficient information.

Well now we know his orders include refusal to acknowledge Russian war crimes as war crimes.  Else hed have thrown shade at the claim they bombed hoapitals too.
 
5 days ago  

Johnny Rockets: And here comes the stream of protesters.


As long as they're not voters.
 
5 days ago  
MUH GAWD KING IT'S CODE PINK
 
5 days ago  

BeesNuts: Was Russian bombing of hospitals a ciolation of international protocol?

Yes.

Was it a war crime?

I dont have sufficient information.

Well now we know his orders include refusal to acknowledge Russian war crimes as war crimes.  Else hed have thrown shade at the claim they bombed hoapitals too.


Yeah russians bombed the hospitals deliberately.  Yeah thats bad.  Yeah itd be a war crime if it happened but I just dont know...

Pffddt.  Transparent farkwit.  The guys never been pushed this hard on anything and has no idea how to dance the dance of bullshiat.  This is gonna be a disaster...
 
5 days ago  

naughtyrev: Rubio asks Tillerson whether he accepts that Putin has had dissidents shot, poisoned and killed.
Tillerson said "it's important in dealing with information" and "I am not willing to make conclusions with what is publicly available."
Rubio: "None of this is classified Mr Tillerson. These people are dead."


Wonder what they have on Tillerson from his nights putting on the Ritz. He made a lot of trips to Moscow, and was probably as oblivious to the surveillance as Trump.
 
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