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(Washington Post)   A profile of VA Secretary-designate Ronny Jackson. Including that fact that George W. Bush gave him the nickname "Scrote"   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2018-04-19 05:39:18 PM  
Enjoy your new privatised healthcare system, vets.
 
2018-04-19 05:45:46 PM  
Scrotes Totes M'Goats.
 
2018-04-19 06:41:59 PM  
So he's basically reading "How to run the nation's largest and only nationalized health care system... for dummies" before his confirmation.  As a vet and VA employee, I'm absolutely filled with confidence.  Looking forward to saying Hi to Scrote if he visits my workplace if I'm not privitized out of a gig.
 
2018-04-19 06:49:39 PM  
It's pronounced scro-TAY
 
2018-04-19 07:09:34 PM  

fusillade762: Enjoy your new privatised healthcare system, vets.


Jon Tester is telling everyone that he doesn't want to privatize the system. Someone should probably explain what that means to Scrote before his confirmation hearings. Especially the fact that his boss is totally for it.
 
2018-04-19 10:52:07 PM  
Let me guess... still little to no experience running large organizations?
 
2018-04-19 10:55:21 PM  
I wouldn't assume the nickname to be a bad thing given how exceedingly useful a guy he called "turd blossom" turned out to be.
 
2018-04-19 10:56:14 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: fusillade762: Enjoy your new privatised healthcare system, vets.

Jon Tester is telling everyone that he doesn't want to privatize the system. Someone should probably explain what that means to Scrote before his confirmation hearings. Especially the fact that his boss is totally for it.


Especially when the Republicans will be asking him such difficult questions as "privatization - wonderful idea or excellent idea?"
 
2018-04-19 11:03:48 PM  
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2018-04-19 11:18:57 PM  
I never thought about it before, but W gave people "frat boy" nicknames while Trump just gives pre-school nicknames.
 
2018-04-19 11:21:13 PM  
He had a good career until he abased himself lying about Trump's weight and health, and then taking a job he's not qualified for.
 
2018-04-19 11:24:42 PM  
I hated Bush when he was in office but I have to admit his stupid nicknames always made me smirk. Calling Karl Rove "Turd Blossom" is perfect.
 
2018-04-19 11:26:36 PM  

Salted Metal Honey: So he's basically reading "How to run the nation's largest and only nationalized health care system... for dummies" before his confirmation.  As a vet and VA employee, I'm absolutely filled with confidence.  Looking forward to saying Hi to Scrote if he visits my workplace if I'm not privitized out of a gig.


Make sure you call him "Scrote" too.
 
2018-04-19 11:28:52 PM  
I hate W but that's some funny shiat.  Fark should henceforth refer to him by his full name, Scrotes McGoats
 
2018-04-19 11:42:21 PM  

Salted Metal Honey: So he's basically reading "How to run the nation's largest and only nationalized health care system... for dummies" before his confirmation.  As a vet and VA employee, I'm absolutely filled with confidence.  Looking forward to saying Hi to Scrote if he visits my workplace if I'm not privitized out of a gig.


President Trump has without exception selected cabinet Secretaries he believes hate the mission and the very concept of the U.S. Government department he designated them to run.
 
2018-04-20 12:06:10 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Salted Metal Honey: So he's basically reading "How to run the nation's largest and only nationalized health care system... for dummies" before his confirmation.  As a vet and VA employee, I'm absolutely filled with confidence.  Looking forward to saying Hi to Scrote if he visits my workplace if I'm not privitized out of a gig.

President Trump has without exception selected cabinet Secretaries he believes hate the mission and the very concept of the U.S. Government department he designated them to run.


So far I've noticed only two exceptions to that rule:

Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation. She got a job in the Trump administration because she's married to Mitch McConnell, and I can only assume that her having been given that particular job was because of her impressive resume (including having previously been the Secretary of Labor) and more because of Trump wanting to prove he's the least racist person you've ever met by putting an Asian woman in charge of traffic.

And Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The only black person in Trump's cabinet, and he's running the department with "Urban" in its name. I don't think further comment is necessary.
 
2018-04-20 12:15:22 AM  
I don't think anyone should be pleased to be described as being really good at being a simpering toady.

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"Oh yes boss, your health is the bestest!"
 
2018-04-20 12:21:01 AM  

jaytkay: He had a good career until he abased himself lying about Trump's weight and health, and then taking a job he's not qualified for.


I'm conflicted on it.  I wonder what leeway a navy sailor even has to say no to the commander in chief.  I mean he's  clearly in over his head and looks like a deer in headlights.  I wonder if he wants any of this.
 
2018-04-20 12:24:42 AM  
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2018-04-20 12:43:35 AM  
Say what you will about the place of George the Lesser in history, branding a dude "Scrote" is pretty farking noteworth.

/ Scrote
 
2018-04-20 12:53:29 AM  

BuckTurgidson: [i.ytimg.com image 850x478]


Came here for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2018-04-20 12:54:56 AM  

derpes_simplex: jaytkay: He had a good career until he abased himself lying about Trump's weight and health, and then taking a job he's not qualified for.

I'm conflicted on it.  I wonder what leeway a navy sailor even has to say no to the commander in chief.  I mean he's  clearly in over his head and looks like a deer in headlights.  I wonder if he wants any of this.


Just skimming the article it seems he has been butt-sniffing his way to cushy positions, and now he earned his way into running the show. I only have sympathy for those who are negatively affected through all this.

In general though, military members serve at the pleasure of the CiC. For better or worse. There isn't much in the way of wiggle room around that.
 
TWX
2018-04-20 01:04:49 AM  
How do you pronounce Scrote anyway?

Is it like the American pronunciation for a two-door car, coupe? Is it like the famous sisters that were writers, Bronte?

It doesn't have two of the letter E on the end, so it shouldn't be like the sofa type, settee.
 
2018-04-20 01:08:23 AM  

King Something: BuckTurgidson: Salted Metal Honey: So he's basically reading "How to run the nation's largest and only nationalized health care system... for dummies" before his confirmation.  As a vet and VA employee, I'm absolutely filled with confidence.  Looking forward to saying Hi to Scrote if he visits my workplace if I'm not privitized out of a gig.

President Trump has without exception selected cabinet Secretaries he believes hate the mission and the very concept of the U.S. Government department he designated them to run.

So far I've noticed only two exceptions to that rule:

Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation. She got a job in the Trump administration because she's married to Mitch McConnell, and I can only assume that her having been given that particular job was because of her impressive resume (including having previously been the Secretary of Labor) and more because of Trump wanting to prove he's the least racist person you've ever met by putting an Asian woman in charge of traffic.

And Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The only black person in Trump's cabinet, and he's running the department with "Urban" in its name. I don't think further comment is necessary.


And Mattis. The one guy actually qualified to run his department. Maybe because whoever made these picks for Trump cares about keeping the military powerful.
 
2018-04-20 01:11:33 AM  

hissatsu: I don't think anyone should be pleased to be described as being really good at being a simpering toady.

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"Oh yes boss, your health is the bestest!"


Ass-kissy suckups have an especially high rate of success in this gorilla's administration.
 
2018-04-20 01:35:57 AM  
Sold out his country for a cushy job at the VA? No shiat.
 
2018-04-20 02:27:27 AM  

derpes_simplex: jaytkay: He had a good career until he abased himself lying about Trump's weight and health, and then taking a job he's not qualified for.

I'm conflicted on it.  I wonder what leeway a navy sailor even has to say no to the commander in chief.  I mean he's  clearly in over his head and looks like a deer in headlights.  I wonder if he wants any of this.


He's in an invidious position. If it were any other CinC he 'could' say no, but it is pretty much assumed to be a career ending move, if not being politely asked whether they have entertained what they may pursue in retirement (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). With this Toddler-in-Chief who knows what he might do on top of calling for him to be reduced in rank to Lieutenant and thrown in Leavenworth. Not to mention the six tweets describing him as a traitor to the country etc.
 
2018-04-20 02:53:31 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: fusillade762: Enjoy your new privatised healthcare system, vets.

Jon Tester is telling everyone that he doesn't want to privatize the system. Someone should probably explain what that means to Scrote before his confirmation hearings. Especially the fact that his boss is totally for it.


Does Testes trump Scrote?
 
2018-04-20 09:46:13 AM  

TWX: How do you pronounce Scrote anyway?

Is it like the American pronunciation for a two-door car, coupe? Is it like the famous sisters that were writers, Bronte?

It doesn't have two of the letter E on the end, so it shouldn't be like the sofa type, settee.


Scrote, shortened from "scrotum".  Rhymes with 'tote' and 'goat' and 'boat'.
 
2018-04-20 08:34:29 PM  
I thought that was Condoleesa Rices nickname...
 
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