The Pruitt thing to do

I realize maybe the admin is relieved to get rid of Pruitt, but still,  after seeing the video of that cheeky, self-righteous  b—-   accosta-ing  him in that restaurant,  I wish he had said, “Put the kid down, l’il sister, and I’ll throw my drink in your face. ”

In-effing-tolerable.

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48 thoughts on “The Pruitt thing to do”

  1. 10 Cents:
    What video?

    This one.

    Note that she’s reading her speech off a notepad.  An investigative reporter would ask who wrote it and arranged the whole confrontation, along with whoever who (incompetently) made the video.

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  2. I have zero respect for people who resign under this kind of ginned-up hysteria.  Young men stormed defended beaches at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and many other battlefields, and they were paid much less than these appointees.  If they were unaware of the Cultural Marxist weapons that would be directed against them, they should’t have taken the job.  The only proper reaction when such a limp noodle resigns is to replace him or her with a titanium-spined hard case that will push even harder.

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  3. John Walker:

    10 Cents:
    What video?

    This one.

    Note that she’s reading her speech off a notepad.  An investigative reporter would ask who wrote it and arranged the whole confrontation, along with whoever who (incompetently) made the video.

    Thank you.

    I think he handled it well.

    Update: I didn’t realize that Pruitt resigned. I take back my comment.

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  4. EThompson:
    I liked Pruitt a lot when he was first confirmed, but he made some bad personal decisions and had to go.

    I’m simply thrilled that Andrew Wheeler (former coal lobbyist) will be replacing him.

    My investments in coal stocks just skyrocketed this afternoon.

    I love Donald Trump.

    Is it more important that your stock portfolio does well, or that the nation does well?

    Seriously, I like making money as much as most people, but I don’t greet all news with announcements about how the stocks I own are doing.   I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.  Even the crazy microscopist I worked with would only talk about his stocks occasionally, although he took pride in the research he did for each stock.  I respect your trading acumen, but this just seems weird.

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  5. OmegaPaladin:

    EThompson:
    I liked Pruitt a lot when he was first confirmed, but he made some bad personal decisions and had to go.

    I’m simply thrilled that Andrew Wheeler (former coal lobbyist) will be replacing him.

    My investments in coal stocks just skyrocketed this afternoon.

    I love Donald Trump.

    Is it more important that your stock portfolio does well, or that the nation does well?

    Seriously, I like making money as much as most people, but I don’t greet all news with announcements about how the stocks I own are doing.   I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.  Even the crazy microscopist I worked with would only talk about his stocks occasionally, although he took pride in the research he did for each stock.  I respect your trading acumen, but this just seems weird.

    I think many of us are out of balance in certain areas. I knew a guy that would relate any incident to a movie. Others often quote bible verses. Or everything is related to patriarchy. As is well documented the world has to do with hosiery. Anything other than that is trivial.

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  6. I would like to believe Pruit got tired of the attacks. He had done the heavy lifting , the big stuff wrong was reversed and he can hang it up. If he done it before he did the major repairs, I would have less respect.

     

    Let the man go, thank him for a job well done and bring in the cleanup crew. The next job is replacing 70% of the staff, and his skills were not right for that.

    Notice Trump tries to match the job at hand to an individual’s strength and moves them out when they have to use their weaker skills on the next challenge.

    Loyalty to the mission first.

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  7. I still don’t understand why there is no security detail to remove these stalkers, especially after threats have been made. The best option now would be to shut down the EPA. Failing that, here’s hoping the new guy screws the greens even harder.

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  8. EThompson:

    10 Cents:
    I think many of us are out of balance in certain areas.

    This wasn’t the right response. The point of this site is to discuss the pros and cons of political, economic and social matters. I simply mentioned my interest in the stock market and the response came in the form of this ridiculous remark:

    “Is it more important that your stock portfolio does well, or that the nation does well?”

    Why was I made to look as if I was making an either/or choice? And also, what on Earth is wrong with making money and enjoying discussing it? Hey, OP, it’s a good thing!

    Your apparent resentment toward capitalism is hardly appropriate under any circumstances so I’m not sure why you bothered to respond to my comment at all.

    Next time, spare me and the United States Treasury. Please.

    Liz, people get to put out their opinions. It is not your place to tell anyone to not give opinions. Persuade don’t disuade.

    I have to agree that you are unique of all the members here to write about stock prices. You have read the site. Is there anyone else that does that? (I am not making a judgement call but a factual statement.)

    If Omega in comment #5, “likes to make money”, it is apparent that he has no “apparent resentment toward capitalism”.

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  9. EThompson:

    OmegaPaladin:
    I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.

    You must not have met many people! It’s what I do for a living and enjoy. I might find car or computer enthusiasts slightly obsessed but respect their interests. MLR loves cheerleaders and we all get a charge out of that. :))

    You might also have noted how enthusiastic I was of the tough nature of Pruitt’s replacement Wheeler. One can get both a qualified candidate and national prosperity. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Just a quick add: You need to read this site more carefully. I have written and posted on a variety of topics including sports, music, literature, history and people important to me in my life. I believe my contributions have expressed a plethora of interests.

    I like you, Liz but I agree with the statement “I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.”

    Yeah, Mike is obsessed with cheerleaders. MJBubba also focuses on certain subjects. And don’t forget Seawriter!

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  10. EThompson:

    10 Cents:
    Liz, people get to put out their opinions. It is not your place to tell anyone to not give opinions. Persuade don’t disuade.

    I guess those rules only apply to me. There are plenty of people who discuss religious issues here and I go out of my way to try to engage and learn. I don’t insult people for their interests or their beliefs. OP did just that.

    10 Cents:
    I like you, Liz but I agree with the statement “I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.”

    So what? Should we criticize John Walker because he is a computer/tech maven?

    Learn something as I do from the rest of you. And again, this is what I do for a living and it is totally a reflection of the health of the economy. If any of us Trumpsters enjoy pointing to his accomplishments, the market has to be a barometer and I happen to know something about it.

    Your apparent resentment toward capitalism is hardly appropriate under any circumstances so I’m not sure why you bothered to respond to my comment at all.

    Next time, spare me and the United States Treasury. Please.

    I interpret this as telling another member not to comment. Ratburger.org is here to encourage comments. The rule applies to everyone.

    Pointing out people’s uniqueness is not a personal attack. I am thankful that John knows computers like he does. He has got some great stories.

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  11. EThompson:

    10 Cents:
    Liz, people get to put out their opinions.

    I guess those rules do not apply to me.

    There are plenty of people who discuss religious issues here and I go out of my way to try to engage and learn. I don’t insult people for their interests or their beliefs or call them “weird.” OP did just that.

    10 Cents:
    I like you, Liz but I agree with the statement “I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.”

    So what? Should we criticize John Walker because he is a computer/tech maven?

    Learn something as I do from the rest of you. And again, this is what I do for a living and it is totally a reflection of the health of the economy. If any of us Trumpsters enjoy pointing to his accomplishments, the market has to be a barometer and I happen to know something about it.

    Also, it’s not your place to refer to me as “out of balance in certain areas.”

    Also, it’s not your place to refer to me as “out of balance in certain areas.”

    This is from comment #6. Here is the entire quote.

    I think many of us are out of balance in certain areas. I knew a guy that would relate any incident to a movie. Others often quote bible verses. Or everything is related to patriarchy. As is well documented the world has to do with hosiery. Anything other than that is trivial.

    Your name is not mentioned, Liz. You are assuming that “us” refers to you. I was responding to Omega’s comment on uniqueness.

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  12. EThompson:
    10 Cents:I like you, Liz but I agree with the statement “I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.”

    I interpret this as saying don’t dare talk about an issue we’re not involved or interested in. Would it have been ok if I had taken a hit at JJ as opposed to engaging with her and respecting her beliefs?

    You and many members have decided it’s ok to talk about anything but money (an interest of mine to be sure) with absolutely no respect for the many other topics I have discussed previously. I certainly hope for Trinity Waters’ sake there are no issues with koi that come up with the Scarlet Letter Committee.

    Perhaps I don’t belong here. You tell me.

    That is the wrong interpretation. We need to have people from various backgrounds. It is okay to talk about money. It is okay to talk about how people differ in their perspectives. It is okay to disagree on things.

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  13. I don’t see the reason for all of this prickliness.  Everybody has different interests, and they don’t remotely overlap.  There are things about which things people are impassioned which others find thoroughly boring (for an example in the current news, the World Cup).  Sometimes people get a bit aspie about their passions: don’t get me (or many people I know) started about certain programming languages.  I don’t mind being kidded about my passions, but I try not to overdo kidding others about theirs.

    I think it is a wonderful thing when people discuss their passions here.  It may open a door into a world others may never imagined existed (or, they may say, “who could possibly care about that?”).  But the world, and the site would be a poorer place if topics were placed off the list of acceptable conversation.  That’s what the slavers do, not us.

    If it bores you, ignore it.  There are lots of channels.

    Now, can I get back to struggling with the Linux 2 migration and writing Saturday Night Science under the gun?

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  14. EThompson:

    John Walker:
    I don’t see the reason for all of this prickliness.

    OmegaPaladin:
    Is it more important that your stock portfolio does well, or that the nation does well?

    That is a loaded question and you know it.

    Loaded, maybe.  But if somebody asked me that question, I’d answer, “My stock portfolio, of course.  Nations come and go, and I have little influence over their wisdom or folly, but I am directly responsible for myself, my family, and the things I believe in which I support with my investments.”

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  15. Of course I would answer the same but I’d like to be less distracted from people who seem to know little about what I do yet feel compelled to make inane judgments about economics. It wastes personal energy.

    You, John might feel similar annoyance if members not only pontificated on subjects they know little about yet made moral judgments on your knowledge.

    How is this dynamic different that what goes on at the legacy site?

    No response required; I’m done for the week.

    Happy week folks. And keep on making the donuts!

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  16. John Walker:

    EThompson:

    John Walker:
    I don’t see the reason for all of this prickliness.

    OmegaPaladin:
    Is it more important that your stock portfolio does well, or that the nation does well?

    That is a loaded question and you know it.

    Loaded, maybe.  But if somebody asked me that question, I’d answer, “My stock portfolio, of course.  Nations come and go, and I have little influence over their wisdom or folly, but I am directly responsible for myself, my family, and the things I believe in which I support with my investments.”

    Of course Walker and I are Libertarians so who cares about the State? Make your money Liz.

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  17. The thing about Pruitt leaving is that it is so close to that shrieking harpy chastising him in public. So this [10Ad:Coarse Language] gets to claim “I drove him out.” I hate it when the GOP gives these damn people propaganda victories.

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  18. EThompson:

    OmegaPaladin:
    I have literally never met a person that focused on stocks like you do.

    You must not have met many people! It’s what I do for a living and enjoy. I might find car or computer enthusiasts slightly obsessed but respect their interests. MLR loves cheerleaders and we all get a charge out of that. :))

    You might also have noted how enthusiastic I was of the tough nature of Pruitt’s replacement Wheeler. One can get both a qualified candidate and national prosperity. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    Just a quick add: You need to read this site more carefully. I have written and posted on a variety of topics including sports, music, literature, history and people important to me in my life. I believe my contributions have expressed a plethora of interests.

    I would swear in court that I have never run into a person who references their stock portfolio on events as much as you do.  While it may be common in your community (coworkers etc.) It is not common where I grew up or where I work. That was part of the reason I replied, actually – it sounded very bizarre and actually got under my skin a bit.  I admit my initial comment was provacative.

    I do not resent capitalism.  It would be like resenting gravity or the Krebs Cycle.  It is the nature of things, even in a communist state.  Outside of the extreme small scale, free markets will give the most accurate price – value relationship and require good customer service.

    Maybe the problem is that we don’t have a market thread?  Think of the business pages in a paper.

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  19. Robert A. McReynolds:
    The thing about Pruitt leaving is that it is so close to that shrieking harpy chastising him in public. So this [10Ad:Coarse Language] gets to claim “I drove him out.” I hate it when the GOP gives these damn people propaganda victories.

    Robert, you know the limits, don’t you?

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  20. John Walker:
    don’t get me (or many people I know) started about certain programming languages

    Oooo!  Which ones?  Could be useful at some future date if we need to distract you…..

    I’ll bet PHP is at the top of that list… O-:=

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  21. OmegaPaladin:
    While it may be common in your community (coworkers etc.) It is not common where I grew up or where I work.

    So what? Does that mean I should shut up about my interests because they aren’t common among your neighborhood? Maybe, as I always have, you should open up your eyes and take in the world; you may learn something.

    I have no clue about Evangelism or Catholicism (they were most certainly not common where I grew up) but that would hardly be an excuse to call JJ’s posts “slightly bizarre.” Perhaps because I was a lit major in college and an avid reader, I am always curious about that which is on the other side. You apparently are not.

    I didn’t know a damn thing about classical music before I went to Vienna; now I would consider myself a minor expert and all the better for it.

    Same goes for Austrian art, historical biographies, military history, the NHL, and Wall Street. I consider myself a pretty well-rounded person and if you sat me down at any dinner table on this planet I could spark and carry a conversation for hours.

    You?

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