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(The New York Times)   I get that you could fire Price because the healthcare debacle was done, and you can't fire Mnuchin for the same reasons because "herr derr tax reform" but can we all agree that Pruitt should get booted...preferably into Yellowstone's Caldera   ( mobile.nytimes.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 07:39:07 AM  
Are there any active volcanos in America?
 
2017-10-03 07:45:28 AM  

somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?


There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.
 
2017-10-03 07:47:07 AM  

Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.


we call those "meth labs"
 
2017-10-03 08:50:05 AM  

Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.


And, you know, Hawaii.
 
2017-10-03 08:58:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.

And, you know, Hawaii.


I'll need that volcano's birth certificate
 
2017-10-03 09:38:23 AM  
Just inject him into a fraking well.  He'd like that.
 
2017-10-03 09:48:11 AM  
Na..... go to one of the thermal springs/geysers in Yellowstone.  Drop him in one of those with form fitting clothes.  Pull him out after about 5 minutes.  He might still be alive but with 3rd degree burns all over his body.
 
2017-10-03 10:09:28 AM  
I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.
 
2017-10-03 10:09:50 AM  
"My sense is there is almost nothing about this administration that is traditional ethical," Mr. Reilly said.

/Much better
 
2017-10-03 10:10:47 AM  
This guy is literally the worst environmental protector ever

I even put him above Dow and the leaded gas guy because Dow didn't claim to want to protect the ozone layer and the leaded gas guy didn't know what would happen.
 
2017-10-03 10:11:52 AM  

SpaceyCat: Na..... go to one of the thermal springs/geysers in Yellowstone.  Drop him in one of those with form fitting clothes.  Pull him out after about 5 minutes.  He might still be alive but with 3rd degree burns all over his body.


I think this is a treat specially reserved for Zinke.
 
2017-10-03 10:13:40 AM  

Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.


A losing enterprise is the best way to launder money.
 
2017-10-03 10:13:42 AM  
Is there a word with the suffix -ocracy that describes rule by the doughy and mediocre?
 
2017-10-03 10:14:51 AM  

somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?


St. Helens is still technically active
 
2017-10-03 10:15:38 AM  

wejash: Just inject him into a fraking well.  He'd like that.


Just light him on fire in the street, so he can go out doing what he loves best: using up fuel and emitting particulate matter into the atmosphere.
 
2017-10-03 10:15:48 AM  

culebra: Is there a word with the suffix -ocracy that describes rule by the doughy and mediocre?


Bloatocracy.
 
2017-10-03 10:16:30 AM  

Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.


They're panicking because no one is buying coal because technology improved and they are running scared. Even China has dropped it's coal usage and is looking into green tech.
 
2017-10-03 10:18:11 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.

And, you know, Hawaii.


Kilauea appreciates your acknowledgement and is willing and waiting.
ichef.bbci.co.uk
 
2017-10-03 10:18:31 AM  
Pushing him into the yellowstone caldera would just be... pushing him into the yellowstone national park.  So, everyone agrees he should take a weekend to enjoy one of the more pristine natural environments in the US?
 
2017-10-03 10:19:19 AM  
Price failed in his job* to get Obamacare repealed, and Mnuchin is going to have a tough time in his job of getting tax cuts done, but you've got to admit, Pruitt has done exceedingly well in his job** to butcher environmental protections.

*Yes, Price had no authority over Congress or writing the repeal bill, but his boss Trump most likely never realized that.
**Granted, most of the work involved in that job was forbidding other people from doing their jobs.  It's easy to succeed when your job description is "fark off as much as possible".
 
2017-10-03 10:20:58 AM  
"As E.P.A. has been the poster child for regulatory overreach, the agency is now meeting with those ignored by the Obama administration,"

The Obama administration did not ignore the companies affected by it's environmental regulation.  It merely required them to clean up behind themselves.

"I swear to God, if you don't clean up your room I'm going to take away your allowance and ground you!"
"But Mom!  Stop ignoring me!"
 
2017-10-03 10:21:30 AM  

wademh: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.

And, you know, Hawaii.

Kilauea appreciates your acknowledgement and is willing and waiting.
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The difference between this being an execution and a tribute is whether or not the intended is a virgin.  I am not betting on that.
 
2017-10-03 10:26:54 AM  
It's interesting because I've learned this year that there are tens of thousands of men who can literally do no job other than coal mining. Their daddies were coal miners and their granddaddies were coal miners and it's just plain insulting to ask them to do stuff like install solar panels or, god forbid, relocate. Won't somebody think of the poor coal miners? Remember, though, other people are snowflakes.
 
2017-10-03 10:27:00 AM  

Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.


Coal country and the rust belt has a lot of pissed off white people with low levels of education that are easily swayed by a candidate that throws them some red meat of saying he will bring their jobs back, no matter how unrealistic a prospect that is.
 
2017-10-03 10:27:13 AM  
I see this as the crown of the Protection Trifecta.

First, the very expensive protection that the military promises failed the people of Puerto Rico, most likely hindered by who was Tweeting orders.

Second, the very expensive protection and service that an armoured vehicle ride provides to Special Weapons and Tactics officers, failed to provide any protection to a vast multitude of unarmed concert goers who had to wait an hour for SWAT action on a hotel room that was discovered 15 minutes after the shooting started.

Now, the Environment Protection Agency is seen more as an easy to navigate obstacle course, given the coach is busy knocking down the hurdles.

So much for the Protect and Defend portion of the oath, or at least the Protect part.
 
2017-10-03 10:30:31 AM  

Super Chronic: It's interesting because I've learned this year that there are tens of thousands of men who can literally do no job other than coal mining. Their daddies were coal miners and their granddaddies were coal miners and it's just plain insulting to ask them to do stuff like install solar panels or, god forbid, relocate. Won't somebody think of the poor coal miners? Remember, though, other people are snowflakes.


Loretta Lynn daddy died of the black lung, and the movie about her life displays how shiatty it is to work in a coal town.

So she votes and campaigns for the GOP.
 
2017-10-03 10:30:34 AM  
Just start a rumor that secret DNA tests show that Price, Mnuchin, and Pruitt have a tiny percentage of African American blood from a great, great, ancestor.  They will be out by the end of the week.
 
2017-10-03 10:32:21 AM  

Super Chronic: It's interesting because I've learned this year that there are tens of thousands of men who can literally do no job other than coal mining. Their daddies were coal miners and their granddaddies were coal miners and it's just plain insulting to ask them to do stuff like install solar panels or, god forbid, relocate. Won't somebody think of the poor coal miners? Remember, though, other people are snowflakes.


That is intensely frustrating to me as well. We are a country of migrants. 99% of our ancestors migrated to get here. We Manifest Destiny-ed our way across the continent, and when agriculture mechanized, lots of us hied off from farms to the big cities. Why are we suddenly unwilling to follow suit in response to similar economic motivations?
 
2017-10-03 10:32:51 AM  
That would be an insult to Yellowstone. That gorgeous piece of the earth doesn't deserve to be Scott farking Pruitt's final resting place. He should be fracked into an oil well in Oklahoma.
 
2017-10-03 10:33:29 AM  

Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.


I have to wonder how much it is frustrating oil and natural gas lobbyists that Trump is falling over himself to subsidize coal.
 
2017-10-03 10:33:44 AM  

Super Chronic: It's interesting because I've learned this year that there are tens of thousands of men who can literally do no job other than coal mining. Their daddies were coal miners and their granddaddies were coal miners and it's just plain insulting to ask them to do stuff like install solar panels or, god forbid, relocate. Won't somebody think of the poor coal miners? Remember, though, other people are snowflakes.


I can't any other group in history that actively want to be enslaved.
Yet no one wants to take on the losing proposition of subjugating them.
 
2017-10-03 10:35:44 AM  
I think we should rid ourselves of Zinke, Pruitt, Mnuchin, and DeVos. Nothing of Value would be lost. DeVos saves herself because she pays for her own travel, the other three can't say the same.

Betsy DeVos is the most odious woman alive.
 
2017-10-03 10:39:31 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

There's always something bubbling in Alaska somewhere.

And, you know, Hawaii.


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2017-10-03 10:39:46 AM  

Horizon: That would be an insult to Yellowstone. That gorgeous piece of the earth doesn't deserve to be Scott farking Pruitt's final resting place. He should be fracked into an oil well in Oklahoma.


There are signs all over Yellowstone about the damage done by people throwing stuff into the hot springs.  They don't need any more.
 
2017-10-03 10:40:26 AM  

culebra: Is there a word with the suffix -ocracy that describes rule by the doughy and mediocre?


kakistocracy
 
2017-10-03 10:40:32 AM  

Alassra: I think we should rid ourselves of Zinke, Pruitt, Mnuchin, and DeVos. Nothing of Value would be lost. DeVos saves herself because she pays for her own travel, the other three can't say the same.

Betsy DeVos is the most odious woman alive.


Moreso than Anne Coulter and Tomi Lahren?
 
2017-10-03 10:41:11 AM  
I wonder, my eyes are open to how bad governments is, but I was unaware throughout the Bush Jr., and Obama years.  Now, everything seems so clearly obvious that everyone else must also notice... but am I wrong?  Is it just me that is paying attention, and the vast majority of people are just the same way I was for the past 16 years, not really paying attention to politics, and instead going about their normal routine?
 
MFK
2017-10-03 10:41:50 AM  

harleyquinnical: Alassra: I think we should rid ourselves of Zinke, Pruitt, Mnuchin, and DeVos. Nothing of Value would be lost. DeVos saves herself because she pays for her own travel, the other three can't say the same.

Betsy DeVos is the most odious woman alive.

Moreso than Anne Coulter and Tomi Lahren?


yeah, because she's actually in a position to affect actual change and she's going for it full steam ahead.
 
2017-10-03 10:42:24 AM  

harleyquinnical: Alassra: I think we should rid ourselves of Zinke, Pruitt, Mnuchin, and DeVos. Nothing of Value would be lost. DeVos saves herself because she pays for her own travel, the other three can't say the same.

Betsy DeVos is the most odious woman alive.

Moreso than Anne Coulter and Tomi Lahren?


Yes, Betsy is more odious than the shallow twins. Ann and Tomi can just TALK and we can ignore, Betsy is in charge of policy that is impacted all of us.
 
2017-10-03 10:45:45 AM  

Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.


Well they are, but I'm curious why. Coal is a losing proposition even without intervention from regulators. Natural gas and oil are just a lot more efficient and useful, and it looks like solar, wind, and various hydropower methods are getting that way too.

My gut feeling is that the people who owned a ton of coal mines and made a ton of money back in the 70s are just sitting on their money and want to keep playing boss for as long as they can.
 
2017-10-03 10:47:56 AM  

somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?


Hawaii
 
2017-10-03 10:50:45 AM  

yakmans_dad: somedude210: Are there any active volcanos in America?

Hawaii


There's one in the Aleutian Island chain that's been going off a lot lately.
 
2017-10-03 10:52:05 AM  
I can't argue with Subby at all.
 
2017-10-03 10:52:37 AM  

SpaceyCat: Na..... go to one of the thermal springs/geysers in Yellowstone.  Drop him in one of those with form fitting clothes.  Pull him out after about 5 minutes.  He might still be alive but with 3rd degree burns all over his body.


Don't some of those geysers have highly acidic water? I remember something about a hiker trying to dip his feet in, falling in completely, and basically the park rangers saying there's no hope for recovering his body because it's probably completely dissolved.
 
2017-10-03 10:58:47 AM  

Jz4p: Pushing him into the yellowstone caldera would just be... pushing him into the yellowstone national park.  So, everyone agrees he should take a weekend to enjoy one of the more pristine natural environments in the US?


Honestly, that might be a good start.
 
2017-10-03 11:00:37 AM  

texanjeff: This guy is literally the worst environmental protector ever


Working as intended by Trump.
 
2017-10-03 11:01:31 AM  

Arkanaut: Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.

Well they are, but I'm curious why. Coal is a losing proposition even without intervention from regulators. Natural gas and oil are just a lot more efficient and useful, and it looks like solar, wind, and various hydropower methods are getting that way too.

My gut feeling is that the people who owned a ton of coal mines and made a ton of money back in the 70s are just sitting on their money and want to keep playing boss for as long as they can.


For those who never owned a mine, I think they like coal for mostly symbolic and mythological reasons
 
2017-10-03 11:09:52 AM  

cgraves67: SpaceyCat: Na..... go to one of the thermal springs/geysers in Yellowstone.  Drop him in one of those with form fitting clothes.  Pull him out after about 5 minutes.  He might still be alive but with 3rd degree burns all over his body.

I think this is a treat specially reserved for Zinke.


We've thrown enough garbage into Yellowstone's thermal features.
Let the free enterprise wolf packs have at 'em.
 
2017-10-03 11:13:52 AM  

phaseolus: Arkanaut: Garaba: I know I asked this before. But WTF is with all the coal.

Is it just those industries are the ones that are throwing money at Trump right now.

Well they are, but I'm curious why. Coal is a losing proposition even without intervention from regulators. Natural gas and oil are just a lot more efficient and useful, and it looks like solar, wind, and various hydropower methods are getting that way too.

My gut feeling is that the people who owned a ton of coal mines and made a ton of money back in the 70s are just sitting on their money and want to keep playing boss for as long as they can.

For those who never owned a mine, I think they like coal for mostly symbolic and mythological reasons


Mythological? Like there's a secret cult of Prometheus (or Vulcan) worshippers or something?
 
2017-10-03 11:24:39 AM  

Super Chronic: It's interesting because I've learned this year that there are tens of thousands of men who can literally do no job other than coal mining. Their daddies were coal miners and their granddaddies were coal miners and it's just plain insulting to ask them to do stuff like install solar panels or, god forbid, relocate. Won't somebody think of the poor coal miners? Remember, though, other people are snowflakes.


Yep.

There's no such thing as an unemployed coal miner, shiatheads! You're just unemployed.
 
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