December 14, 2016
I don’t really like Rick Perry – actually, I do sort of like him as a person, he’s goofy and I like goofy people – I mean I don’t like his politics – but this is a serious troll move.
It’s like a mini version of appointing Ron Paul as Fed Chairman. Obama has done all this “green energy” scamming with his little buttbuddy Elon Musk, and putting the stereotypical Texas oil man in charge of the Department of Energy is just like “well, that’s over – bye.”
President-elect Donald Trump made it official Wednesday, announcing his intent to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy — the agency Perry once famously forgot he wanted to eliminate.
The longest-serving Texas governor was thought to be Trump’s top choice for the secretary job, despite Perry’s tough criticism of the billionaire businessman early in the presidential campaign. In 2015, Perry called Trump’s bid a “cancer on conservatism.”
As it turned out, conservatives are a cancer on Trumpism.
Ah, but they’ll be gone soon. The ones who aren’t switching sides are going to get caught up in #Pizzagate, presumably.
But as with other prominent GOP critics, Trump and Perry have moved past their disagreements. The two finalized the decision during a meeting Monday evening at Trump Tower.
“As the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as Secretary of Energy,” Trump said in a press release. “My administration is going to make sure we take advantage of our huge natural resource deposits to make America energy independent and create vast new wealth for our nation, and Rick Perry is going to do an amazing job as the leader of that process.”
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected to serve as Secretary of Energy by President-elect Trump. I am deeply humbled by his trust in me,” Perry said.
Ironically, it was the Energy Department in a sense that helped derail Perry’s 2012 presidential bid. During a 2011 presidential debate, he couldn’t remember the agency when he was ticking off departments he would eliminate.
“I will tell you, it is three agencies of government when I get there that are gone. Commerce, Education, and the — What’s the third one there? Let’s see. … Oops,” Perry said.
The former Texas governor is a board member for Energy Transfer Partners, which is attempting to build the Dakota Access pipeline. The construction of the pipeline sparked protests and its attempted passage through Lake Oahe in North Dakota was blocked recently by the Army Corps of Engineers over concerns it could damage the water supply in tribal lands.
The incoming Trump administration has said it plans to approve the controversial pipeline project, which was stalled in recent months by defiant protests by Native American and environmental opponents.
I think they need to send the National Guard in to shoot those protesters. I don’t think Perry is the kind of guy who would be opposed to such a plan – but hopefully he’s the type to push it.
Anyway, main realistic thing is, he’s for drilling at home. I’m for drilling at home. We need to just forget about the Saudis, if we’re not ready to just go in and set up an openly colonial government and extract the oil ourselves.
These “people” are prehistoric.
Of course, I support disbanding the government of Saudi Arabia, sending all of those monkeys back to their caves and drilling the oil ourselves. This situation we have now, where the Saudi government is effectively a puppet government, but is getting all of this money because their stupid desert tribe lived in caves which happened to be on top of oil reserves is idiotic. The explanation for it, of course, is that we have to do that so that China or whoever doesn’t come and try to take it from us – but who cares about that? China still can’t beat us at war.
Anyway, we need an arms race with China. After we ally with Russia, invade Europe and remove kebab and poz, that will just be the next logical step. There is no way we are going to be able to cooperate with them on space conquest, so the issue is going to have to be solved at some point: will it be whites or the gooks who conquer outer space?