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(Foreign Policy)   Trump is demanding Pentagon hire man fired from NSA for circulating conspiracy theories   (foreignpolicy.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, President of the United States, United States Department of Defense, Rich Higgins, White House, Defense Department officials, Bill Clinton, former National Security Council staffer, U.S. President Donald Trump  
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2020-07-02 5:46:55 PM  
Because Mike Flynn was such a great idea...

Guess he needs one more guy on the Putin Payroll to filch documents.
 
2020-07-02 5:58:45 PM  
Because if the President does it, so can everybody!
 
2020-07-02 6:04:25 PM  
I am pretty sure the Pentagon is sick of Trump's shiat.
 
2020-07-02 6:12:11 PM  
Trump's trying to consolidate control over the power departments- justice, homeland security and the military by installing people who are personally loyal to him and not the institutions they serve in.
 
2020-07-02 6:18:07 PM  
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2020-07-02 7:17:38 PM  
Higgins's selection comes amid purges in the Trump administration of moderate Republicans and the appointment of a closely linked circle of acolytes of Flynn into the Pentagon, as Defense Secretary Mark Esper has lost sway with the president and has seen his influence over personnel decisions increasingly overtaken by the White House.

Sounds normal.
 
2020-07-02 7:18:18 PM  
The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?
 
2020-07-02 7:18:37 PM  
Hire him to count paperclips or some other useless job, or take forever with his security clearance that if/when Trump loses in November tell him to GTFO.
 
2020-07-02 7:19:39 PM  
trump wants someone terrible in a position they shouldn't hold.... again

Here's my shocked face

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2020-07-02 7:19:41 PM  

Vacation Bible School: The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?


He's hereby declaring.
 
2020-07-02 7:22:23 PM  
Higgins, in contrast to Tata, has not disavowed the contents of the notorious 2017 memo and has since doubled down on them. In his biography, Higgins says he was fired "after warning of a deep state coup to remove the President."

who let this keeper get away??
 
2020-07-02 7:23:08 PM  

Spartapuss: Vacation Bible School: The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?

He's hereby declaring.


But he didn't say Simon Says.
 
2020-07-02 7:23:15 PM  
Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.
 
2020-07-02 7:23:57 PM  
Trump is demanding ...

Whatever it is, do the opposite for the good of the country.
 
2020-07-02 7:24:37 PM  

Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.


Then why'd yall elect a Trump cover band as Prime Minister?
 
2020-07-02 7:26:29 PM  

Spartapuss: Vacation Bible School: The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?

He's hereby declaring.


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2020-07-02 7:26:50 PM  
Trump doesn't appoint competent people.  He appoints absolute loyalists.
 
2020-07-02 7:28:23 PM  

Vacation Bible School: The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?


If people didn't want a kakistocracy of know-nothing party officials removing all integrity from every nook and corner of our government

Then they shouldn't have ever voted Republican
 
2020-07-02 7:33:12 PM  
You would think that Trump would be tired of being so wrong in all of his terrible cabinet picks .. It appears that he has a gift for that ..
 
2020-07-02 7:33:36 PM  

Spartapuss: Vacation Bible School: The Pentagon can just say "HAHAHAHA, no," right? I mean, Trump's not a king. Right? RIGHT?

He's hereby declaring.


Not on my watch.
 
2020-07-02 7:35:53 PM  
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When this guy shakes his head at other conspiracy theorists about not going deep enough, you're dealing with a truly concentrated level of derp.

/Peppa Pig Marxist
 
2020-07-02 7:37:12 PM  
another hawkish Trump advisor who was first brought into the National Security Council (NSC) by Flynn

That word doesn't mean what you think it does.
 
2020-07-02 7:38:52 PM  

stoli n coke: Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.

Then why'd yall elect a Trump cover band as Prime Minister?


Seemed trendy at the time....
 
2020-07-02 7:39:08 PM  

Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.


Articles like this don't build up much confidence as a citizen here either.
 
2020-07-02 7:40:25 PM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x157]
When this guy shakes his head at other conspiracy theorists about not going deep enough, you're dealing with a truly concentrated level of derp.

/Peppa Pig Marxist


That's what we call a "trash human".

Can't we start some sort of campaign targeting these schmucks to convince them that ritual suicide owns the libs or something? They're obviously easy marks.
 
2020-07-02 7:42:48 PM  

yohohogreengiant: Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.

Articles like this don't build up much confidence as a citizen here either.


I really hope you guys can start to fix the shiatshow in November. Hopefully we can follow that lead too.
 
2020-07-02 7:44:01 PM  
Another Russian asset.
 
2020-07-02 7:48:34 PM  
He's also demanding three scoops and no more nap time.
 
2020-07-02 7:49:22 PM  

Lemmy's Warts: yohohogreengiant: Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.

Articles like this don't build up much confidence as a citizen here either.

I really hope you guys can start to fix the shiatshow in November. Hopefully we can follow that lead too.


Unfortunately, it's gonna take a while.  A good chunk of Obama's entire 2 terms was spent cleaning up after Bush the Lesser.  Biden will probably be in the same boat after Trump.
 
2020-07-02 7:49:30 PM  
Majin_Buu:...
Can't we start some sort of campaign targeting these schmucks to convince them that ritual suicide owns the libs or something? They're obviously easy marks.

I'm just glad that the Loyal & True Americans (tm) haven't discovered that us Deep-Staters created all those firearm "safety" rules (like "Keep your finger off the trigger", "don't point the muzzle at yourself") in order to control them, and make them less able to respond quickly when we start scuffles.
 
2020-07-02 7:51:03 PM  

PainSorrowLoss: Lemmy's Warts: yohohogreengiant: Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.

Articles like this don't build up much confidence as a citizen here either.

I really hope you guys can start to fix the shiatshow in November. Hopefully we can follow that lead too.

Unfortunately, it's gonna take a while.  A good chunk of Obama's entire 2 terms was spent cleaning up after Bush the Lesser.  Biden will probably be in the same boat after Trump.


Unfortunately, I don't think there's any possibility of cleaning up this shiatshow in one or even two terms.
 
2020-07-02 7:57:52 PM  
 
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2020-07-02 8:19:20 PM  

hubiestubert: Because Mike Flynn was such a great idea...

Guess he needs one more guy on the Putin Payroll to filch documents.


What I came to say. Red square picks our Pentagon appointees.
 
2020-07-02 8:20:04 PM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image image 425x157]
When this guy shakes his head at other conspiracy theorists about not going deep enough, you're dealing with a truly concentrated level of derp.

/Peppa Pig Marxist


I've heard people claim that Common Core was liberal indoctrination before. I'm not a parent so I have no experience with Common Core, but isn't that just where they teach you how to break math problems into smaller math problems so you can do them in your head? Is being able to do math in your head a sign that you're a communist?
 
2020-07-02 8:29:49 PM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x157]
When this guy shakes his head at other conspiracy theorists about not going deep enough, you're dealing with a truly concentrated level of derp.

/Peppa Pig Marxist


Everything about that post screams, "Trump Pentagon material." Dead serious, this is where we've been for nearly 40,000,000,000 years.
 
2020-07-02 8:31:29 PM  

groppet: Hire him to count paperclips or some other useless job, or take forever with his security clearance that if/when Trump loses in November tell him to GTFO.


LOL. As if that matters. Not one tainted appointee in this administration should be given any kind of clearance.
 
2020-07-02 8:40:32 PM  

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So it looks like NYT owned the copyright, complained and Twitter removed it. This is what the other side had to say about it.

It's very stupid, as usual. The idea the added text makes it a new picture is, well, ludicrous.

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2020-07-02 8:48:00 PM  

Lemmy's Warts: yohohogreengiant: Lemmy's Warts: Articles like this really don't help us "dirty forinners" build much confidence in you guys.

Just saying.

Articles like this don't build up much confidence as a citizen here either.

I really hope you guys can start to fix the shiatshow in November. Hopefully we can follow that lead too.


I think we're too far gone.
 
2020-07-02 8:49:40 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: UltimaCS: [Fark user image image 425x157]
When this guy shakes his head at other conspiracy theorists about not going deep enough, you're dealing with a truly concentrated level of derp.

/Peppa Pig Marxist

I've heard people claim that Common Core was liberal indoctrination before. I'm not a parent so I have no experience with Common Core, but isn't that just where they teach you how to break math problems into smaller math problems so you can do them in your head? Is being able to do math in your head a sign that you're a communist?


I don't know anything about CC but when I as a kid I never went to summer school until I was chosen to be a guinea pig for the new math at the time. All I remember is there was some easier way to do long division by breaking the problem into smaller parts.

Dna it was called new math too. So a repeat of sorts?

Around 63 or 64.
 
2020-07-02 9:30:51 PM  
That'll teach you guys to spread rumors about his BFF Putin, who has, by the way, apparently just guaranteed he'll be in office until 2036.
 
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