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Show Of Hands December 27th, 2016 9:53pm

Do you think Rick Perry is qualified to oversee the U.S. nuclear arsenal, a key responsibility of the Energy Department he has been tapped to lead?

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corino Utah
01/05/17 4:51 pm

This is the guy who said in the Republican primary he would eliminate the department of ... Wait he didn't say it because he had a brain fart on TV.

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BrokenMirror free speech
12/28/16 10:49 pm

Not one in a billion people are ever "qualified" to hold the keys to Armageddon, but he is a bit closer than many other who aspire.

talltree88
12/29/16 11:13 pm

You obviously don't remember Perry during his Presidential debate famously saying he would eliminate 3 departments of gov't yet couldn't remember all 3! Guess which one he couldn't remember? Department of Energy. Exactly, by picking Perry, for Dept. of Energy, Trump is mocking all of us, even his supporters!

centexken Republic of Texas
12/28/16 2:23 pm

Rick was my governor. The man can do anything!

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end Oregon
12/28/16 12:10 pm

He wanted to abolish the department why should he lead it.

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nacho
12/29/16 12:15 am

You answered your own question.

nacho
12/28/16 8:49 am

Nuclear arsenal is one part of the energy department -are those nuclear physicists that lefty Trump haters love so much qualified to run a department who also have to develop oil, natural gas, solar and wind energy?
What qualifications do they have regarding those issues - oh yes -NONE. So all the Trump haters relax, it is a bureaucracy not a research position.
Another poorly worded question which ignores reality but hints at some sort of bad Trump action.

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xzach next door to you
12/28/16 7:23 am

No! Rick Perry has trouble remembering the name of the agency he'll be running. So why should we have confidence in his ability to run anything?

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/28/16 3:09 am

This really should be a responsibility of the SecDef.

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CLT704
12/28/16 1:29 am

Rick Perry does not have the qualifications to run a vital scientific department. But Trump supporters never cared about qualifications.

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nacho
12/28/16 2:02 am

Please list the Messiah's qualifications for President.
Here is a short list:
State senator voting "present" hundreds of times.
Community organizer -whatever that is.
Yeah it's Republicans that don't care about qualifications.
Back to your safe space or better yet continue to protest to show everyone what petulant children you are.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/28/16 3:11 am

Trump was only elected because the job Hillary was best qualified for was commander of the Death Star.

CLT704
12/28/16 2:29 pm

President Obama has a law degree from Harvard and was a professor of Constitutional law at Chicago University for 11 years. He was an accomplished state senator and a US Senator for four years before launching a landslide victory for the White House. His intelligence and knowledge about complex issues is profound. Conservatives hate intellectualism which is why they love Trump and Perry.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/28/16 3:01 pm

Conservatives hate elitism, not intellectualism. So does everyone else, besides the left. That is why Trump won.

CLT704
12/28/16 9:50 pm

If you think a billionaire who lives in a tower in NYC isn't a part of the "elite" I literally don't know what to say to you. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth he knows nothing about working people and mark my words; he will betray us all.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
12/28/16 10:16 pm

Conservatives don't hate the elite. We hate elitism.

nacho
12/28/16 12:59 am

Everyone that thinks if you have advanced education degree means you are qualified for a position is partially right but it is a bureaucratic position not a research position.
Qualifications do not make for good policy - see Iran deal for proof as well as Kerry and Clinton. The lying liar and the condescending arrogant elitist were supposedly qualified but an absolute disaster.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/28/16 9:37 am

Nacho, way to go, your a person in the know, Isn't it amazing how all these Liberal 🀑's had no problem with all BO & his "incompetents" in power, but are now having a "hissy fit" over anyone Trump wants to appoint ? Aw come on man !

CLT704
12/28/16 2:34 pm

The Iran deal was a good thing for our world. It stops Iran for getting a nuke and prevents another war in the Middle East.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/28/16 3:02 pm

Oh yeah, if you think that was a "good deal", I have Thousands of Hillary for President Posters I'll get for you at 50% off, RSVP, ASAPπŸ˜‚β—

IDontCare1999
12/28/16 12:55 am

Rick Perry is more qualified than the fucking retards Obama has given the same power too. There is people right now who have power who were basically the highest bidder to his campaign.

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roybiker12
12/27/16 7:03 pm

I hope that Gov Perry reduces personnel in the Dept of Energy by 20-30%.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/27/16 6:51 pm

Absolutely. He was one of the most successful governors in the history of the state of Texas, and that is not an insignificant job. Texas' nuclear arsenal is pretty impressive itself…

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/27/16 6:52 pm

Oops! I wasn't supposed to talk about that…

Spiritof76 USA 1776
12/27/16 6:26 pm

Do I trust a guy that will lead a department he couldn't even name and ultimately wants to eliminate?...πŸ›…πŸ”šπŸ”œπŸ’₯πŸ’¨πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ...no!

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arecnation
12/27/16 5:54 pm

Considering he couldn't even remember what it was..... no I do not

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captaingop99 liberalism is dead
12/27/16 5:42 pm

The current director of the EPA is the most dumb person I have ever seen.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/28/16 9:52 am

are & sb, apparently like many of us, you two have never had a brainπŸ‘€πŸ’¨fart, like the one Perry had during the debates ? If that disqualifies someone, then there would be no one left ! Remember BO saying, there were 52 states & he had visited 57 of them, REALLY ?

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/28/16 9:56 am

Oops ! sb, I didn't mean to include youπŸ˜‰

captaingop99 liberalism is dead
12/28/16 9:59 am

I'm talking about the EPA. Not the energy department. Obamas energy secretary looks like a hippie. And his director of the EPA is absolutely dumb (flint water crisis).

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/28/16 10:08 am

sb your right on both "BO's boys"πŸ‘πŸ»
Spiritof76 was the other Perry "nit picker", I was referring to.

lj74
12/27/16 5:12 pm

Why not? He was the one governor that did the most to protect us from illegals.

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croopertrooper Greater Cincinnati Area
12/28/16 11:40 am

And that has to do with overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal how...

rambo088 kansas
12/27/16 4:51 pm

Key word : oversee

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ElSordo Hacia el Oeste
12/27/16 4:17 pm

Anyone who doesn't believe their slammer should exist I consider qualified

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BlackC
12/27/16 4:06 pm

seriously? Perry has trouble getting out of his own way. As far as politicians go he is one of the low of the low . Made a lot of money off the backs of fellow Texans . Only Cruz and Louie Gohmer are lower pond scum

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TiredofIt Texas
12/27/16 4:46 pm

Lol you have it so backwards.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
12/27/16 3:38 pm

I wouldn't trust that idiotic fuckface with Fisher-Price's Baby's first blocks let alone the Energy Department. Seriously, can we please wait until he's developed object permanence before letting press the big red death button?

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/27/16 4:00 pm

Perry is a Energy genius, compared to the current Energy Sec. Ernest Moniz. This is the "dolt"😳who negotiated the Iranian nuclear agreement, enough said !

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
12/27/16 4:03 pm

Our current one is a nuclear physicist (Obama), the one before him was physicist (Obama), and the one before him a chemical engineer (Bush). See the running theme? The Energy secretary ought to be a scientist who actually knows about the fucking department and its purview that he'll be overseeing.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
12/27/16 4:05 pm

That 'dolt' has a Phd in Theoretical Physics from Stanford and worked at MIT. He is universally beyond being more qualified for the department than the toddler that is his successor.

BlackC
12/27/16 4:07 pm

I guess your choice would be War and sacrifice sons and daughters not yours vs using intelligent diplomacy

MrWalrus Undergrid
12/27/16 4:16 pm

Somebody with a a Phd in Theoretical Physics from Stanford doesn't go with theme.

rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 4:22 pm

Like Sheldon?

BlackC
12/27/16 4:24 pm

Running a critical scientific based department is a Theme? Cheez

rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 4:30 pm

Everybody knows Sheldon, Howard, Raj, and Leonard.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
12/27/16 4:34 pm

Wait, The Big Bang Theory? Oh. I don't watch that tripe.

TiredofIt Texas
12/27/16 4:49 pm

Actually, Obama's 2 physicists are the exception, career politicians have been the rule. And the Iran-get-a-Nuclear-Program-in-10-years-Deal is what we got from these 2 chumps. But good luck stopping him (hint: it won't happen).

TiredofIt Texas
12/27/16 4:50 pm

And The Big Bang Theory is hilarious. The only people who don't like that show are those too dumb to understand half of what they are talking about.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/27/16 9:44 pm

Tire, those are the same people, that think if you have degrees, you can do anything, even if you don't have enough common sense, to step out of a hail storm 🌨

BlackC
12/28/16 10:11 pm

Genius and Perry can't be put in the same sentence

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/29/16 4:04 am

Same for Obama, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing, so what's your point ?

political Georgia
12/27/16 3:32 pm

He'll do just fine, but his department should be eliminated.

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BlackC
12/27/16 4:10 pm

Who then runs the 50 or nuclear labs , stockpiles of nukes, and all the other nuclear related work plus innovating alternative forms of energy . Perry can even feed himself.

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/27/16 3:26 pm

If he can just remember.....

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rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 3:40 pm

Was Obama really qualified for the presidency? How? We live in a funny qualified world. Trump will rule and that is a problem but no more of a problem then Obama. Check Obama's record and his attendance in the capital. Almost nil.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 3:52 pm

Your response makes no sense...but thanks for the answer. When I need a tooth fixed, I go to a dentist. When my car needs fixed, I go to a mechanic...that's how specialists work. When a job is responsible for over 7,000 nuclear warheads...I would expect that person to have at least some expertise in that area.
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rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 3:58 pm

Obama had no experience don't you think? How long had he served in Washington before he ran? What was his international experience? Any governor was more qualified. You need some executive knowledge with Obama lacked.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 4:11 pm

Your deflection does not make Rick qualified. This pick is pure cronyism because Perry is a patsy to big oil.

BlackC
12/27/16 4:11 pm

Yes his nick name was air head

rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 4:13 pm

No deflection. Never said Rick was qualified. But who is? Neil Degrassi? Who?

BlackC
12/27/16 4:26 pm

Degrassi would be hellva better pick than a political air head hack.

rons WOKE is sick
12/27/16 4:28 pm

Can you fly a jet?

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 9:30 pm

Can I fly a jet? No, I'm not qualified. Would you like to go on a flight with me as pilot? How do you think it would end?

Liberty 4,032,064
12/27/16 3:15 pm

That's not an entirely accurate premise, but he's at least as qualified as any other political pick would be.

Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 3:03 pm

Mr Perry is more qualified that the numbskull we have now as Secretary of Energy!

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
12/27/16 3:08 pm

In alternate conservative world, a nuclear physicist is a numbskull who lacks the qualifications of Rick Perry ::facepalm::

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 3:31 pm

Fwiw-The current Secretary of Energy is Ernest Moniz. He is a nuclear physicist. He has a Phd in Nuclear Physics from Stanford. He was on the faculty at MIT. He is highly regarded in the scientific community. Rick Perry has a BS in animal science from Texas A & M. He was in logistics in the USAF and an Eagle Scout. A good American for sure, but not remotely qualified to oversee our nuclear arsenal and prevent nuclear proliferation.
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Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 3:36 pm

Squid ... thank you for confirming that academic prowess is in no way a corollary to success or common sense.

BlackC
12/27/16 4:15 pm

So your theory is the world renown nuclear physicist is less capable to run a nuclear based department vs a guy that is as dumb as post? I know I suffered through this guy as governor . Many other republicans hated him too.

Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 4:17 pm

Black ... what has the gentleman accomplished?

BlackC
12/27/16 4:22 pm

It exceeds 140 characters so you will have trouble grasping the details. Look him up yourself . I can assure you want someone with a science background vs a political hack .

TiredofIt Texas
12/27/16 4:54 pm

That's funny that "lots of other Republicans hate him, too" and was the longest serving governor of Texas....

BlackC
12/27/16 11:01 pm

Pure cronyism and gerrymandered districts

Think Lovin Life
12/27/16 11:05 pm

Black ... fascinating. I ask a straight question that challenges the results of MrO's secretary and you can't answer. Instead you come back with a personal attack.

Thanks for confirming that the intellectual is an ignorant failure!

TiredofIt Texas
12/28/16 5:33 am

Lmao!!!! A governor's race by definition is NOT a gerrymandered district. Governors run statewide. What is with liberal and not understanding how statewide races work? Someone did this yesterday, too, by calling Senate races "gerrymandered". Your disgust totally clouds your logic that y'all don't even think correctly about how elections work.

cato Santa Barbara, California
12/27/16 3:02 pm

Oooooopppppppsssssss...no

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FloridaPopulist Nationalist Right
12/27/16 2:59 pm

He was governor of Texas. Qualified enough for me.

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BlackC
12/27/16 4:17 pm

If you are comparing him to Scott then I agree they are both aliens from planet ignoramus

Congressman Louisiana
12/27/16 2:55 pm

Better question is why doesn't the DoD have control over a nuclear ARSENAL?

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thrasher2 Arizona
12/27/16 3:02 pm

Because that makes too much since

Caleb SOH Editor
12/27/16 3:02 pm

I was surprised when I first learned that too, considering the country hardly touches nuclear as a power source. Maybe that will be a question tomorrow πŸ™‚

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/27/16 3:23 pm

Why? Because the atom bomb was created under the atomic energy commission which was rolled into the department of energy.

BlackC
12/27/16 4:19 pm

You tell Squid the DoD is primarily one of bomb throwing vs innovation