Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Politruks Must Review All Studies to Ensure that They are Ideologically Compatable.

Shades of the Soviet Union:
The Trump administration is mandating that any studies or data from scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public.


B said...

Yeah, that is scary.....But so is an EPA populated with "believers"...having chased out all the "skeptics"...and having squelched all data that refutes Glowbal Warming". Plus cheating on and falsifying data...

If the EPA had any credibility left, The Donald wouldn't get any traction on this..... But they don't. They abandoned any pretense of impartiality about 15 years ago. There is little science left at the EPA.

While I don't blame him for doing it, I don't like the idea, either.

dinthebeast said...

Wow. No, don't do it Doug. You told yourself you would be polite.
Also of note are the pair of twenty-something goons, I mean staffers (well, one of them is probably certifiable) who just took over VOA, with it's brand new CEO-led structure (no more board of governors) new (since 2013) ability to broadcast inside the US, and $800 million budget.
As for the EPA, the scientists who work for and with them saw this coming back in November and have been scrambling to archive their data sets and store them in Canada before they can be deleted by the incoming wave of anti-science political appointees.

-Doug in Oakland

Leo Knight said...

Canada wouldn't be safe for data, either. The Conservative Harper government destroyed decades of data from the Department of Oceans and Fisheries.

CenterPuke88 said...

Funny, every time the deniers come up with a new "squelched data" theory, the process of scientific review takes place. Then the theory is proven incorrect and they seek another. The "pause", busted...turns out the people fiddling the data were the skeptics...