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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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2017-01-11 08:10:53 AM  
Fark this guy in the ass with a rusty chain saw, slowly.

/Eagle
//God and Country
///Citizenship in the nation.
 
2017-01-11 09:09:53 AM  
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".
 
2017-01-11 09:12:21 AM  
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...
 
2017-01-11 09:18:04 AM  
I voted like an intelligent, educated citizen, so I get to point and laugh.

It's not much, but it's something.
 
2017-01-11 09:30:51 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:32:58 AM  
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2017-01-11 09:36:56 AM  
Why do we care if he's Catholic?
 
2017-01-11 09:52:22 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 09:53:41 AM  
He is just following the Hastert rule
 
2017-01-11 09:54:56 AM  
But that one time he was cool as a jury member, so it's all good.
 
2017-01-11 09:59:07 AM  
Protestor just kicked out with a sign that said "reject" while Tillerson launches into his speech.
 
2017-01-11 10:00:11 AM  
Well that outburst was somewhat unexpected.  First thing i see when i flip on nprs live broadcast.  "Rex Tillerson!  I reject you!"
 
2017-01-11 10:02:05 AM  
And something about hurricane Sandy?  Stay on target, fellow dems!  He's a russian oligarch in CEOs clothing.
 
2017-01-11 10:02:30 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:03:44 AM  
But did he keep the gays out, sure that is all the majority of supporters of the BSA care about.
 
2017-01-11 10:04:38 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:06:02 AM  
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2017-01-11 10:08:53 AM  
"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.
 
2017-01-11 10:09:13 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:12:01 AM  
There it is.  War with China, Iran and North Korea.

Gotta hold em accountable or something.
 
2017-01-11 10:16:59 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:18:55 AM  
Russia doesn't like your answer on Crimea, Tillerson.
 
2017-01-11 10:19:01 AM  

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!!
 
2017-01-11 10:21:05 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:25:39 AM  
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."
 
2017-01-11 10:26:53 AM  
We are so irrevocably farked...
 
2017-01-11 10:28:38 AM  
Rubio is tearing it up.  He's gonna have D next to his name on Fox News before this is over.
 
2017-01-11 10:29:03 AM  
Rubio is smacking ole Rex around pretty good right now.
 
2017-01-11 10:29:16 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:29:44 AM  
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?
 
2017-01-11 10:31:18 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:32:24 AM  
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: >:[
 
2017-01-11 10:32:24 AM  
Rex isn't looking too good trying to answer questions with Putin's balls in his mouth.
 
2017-01-11 10:33:37 AM  

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?
 
2017-01-11 10:34:54 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:36:35 AM  

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?
 
2017-01-11 10:36:55 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:37:37 AM  

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.
 
2017-01-11 10:37:39 AM  
Well, if this doesn't work out he could always be a Pope.
 
2017-01-11 10:37:58 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:39:31 AM  

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?"
 
2017-01-11 10:40:34 AM  
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."
 
2017-01-11 10:45:13 AM  
15 minutes until Trump's press conference.
 
2017-01-11 10:45:58 AM  
Reject Rex says the militant grandma!
 
2017-01-11 10:47:15 AM  
And here comes the stream of protesters.
 
2017-01-11 10:47:47 AM  
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.
 
2017-01-11 10:48:04 AM  

Johnny Rockets: And here comes the stream of protesters.


As long as they're not voters.
 
2017-01-11 10:48:14 AM  
MUH GAWD KING IT'S CODE PINK
 
2017-01-11 10:49:54 AM  

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...
 
2017-01-11 10:57:17 AM  

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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