Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
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

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sharpiegate Continues

The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at the federal scientific agency responsible for weather forecasts last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.

That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement later that Friday by the agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, disavowing the National Weather Service’s position that Alabama was not at risk. The reversal caused widespread anger within the agency and drew accusations from the scientific community that the National Weather Service, which is part of NOAA, had been bent to political purposes.

NOAA’s statement on Friday is now being examined by the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times, and employees have been asked to preserve their files. NOAA is a division of the Commerce Department.

The National Weather Service “must maintain standards of scientific integrity,” the inspector general, Peggy E. Gustafson, wrote in a message to NOAA staff members in which she requested documents related to Friday’s statement. The circumstances, she wrote, “call into question the NWS’s processes, scientific independence, and ability to communicate accurate and timely weather warnings and data to the nation in times of national emergency.”
Can anyone honestly believe, after this, that Trump is not mentally ill? We're now going to be treated to yet another investigation that basically calls into question Trump's fitness for office.

He's not. He's nuttier than a boxcar of almonds.

Trump is looking for his analog of Trofin Lysenko. Here's hoping that he never finds one.

3 comments:

DTWND said...

He can't admit he was: wrong, mistaken, incorrect, erroneous, inexact, amiss, mis-spoken, flawed, inaccurate, imprecise, or loose with the facts. That would show weakness. In his mind; to err is human, to be correct is Trump.

If this moron would've just shut the fuck up, this would not have been an issue. Now it is further evidence that this 'stable genius' should be removed before he causes some irreparable damage to the United States, if he hasn't already.

Dale

ASM826 said...

Everyone of them, from the President to the guys at NOAA to the reporters, should be put on a ferry and taken to Ocracoke Island where they could spend the next month cleaning houses, replacing flooded sheetrock and insulation, and getting homes ready to have power restored before winter.

They took a heck of a hit. Every house on the island flooded in a storm surge that hit on a high tide. It wasn't even supposed to turn that way until it did.

dinthebeast said...

The higher-ups at NOAA who were threatened with firing caved and saved their asses, the head of NWS wasn't having any of it and said so.
Let's see if there's retribution for speaking the truth.

-Doug in Oakland