Another Neptune-scale storm fueled by Trump Derangement Syndrome
Good news abounds for President Donald Trump. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday he doesn’t “at all” expect the U.S. to enter a recession. The border wall is steadily going up as defense funds are actually being used for national defense. Mexico is paying to stop illegal border crossing. Trade talks with China are resuming.
Therefore, as my colleague Mike LaChance noted, the American press has to gin-up anti-Trump sentiment any way they can. So reporters beclowned themselves by focusing on a sharpie-altered map projecting the path of Hurricane Dorian. Forget the fact that the professional maps were initially wrong as well or that none of the “expert” forecasters predicted Dorian would stall over the Bahamas and stay-off the Florida coast.
What the press did not count on was Trump’s tenacious defense of the addition, and the fact that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) would release a statement supporting the President.
Now NOAA officials are facing tempest of progressive fury after issuing the notice.
They say NOAA’s action risks the credibility of the nation’s weather and science agency and may even risk lives.
The critics served both Republican and Democratic presidents. Among them are former NOAA leaders and a former disaster response chief.
“This rewriting history to satisfy an ego diminishes NOAA,” Elbert “Joe” Friday, former Republican-appointed director of the National Weather Service, said on Facebook. He told The Associated Press on Saturday: “We don’t want to get the point where science is determined by politics rather than science and facts. And I’m afraid this is an example where this is beginning to occur.”
Employees of the National Weather Service complained as well.
On Friday night, Dan Sobien, the president of the National Weather Service Employees Organization, tweeted: “Let me assure you the hard working employees of the NWS had nothing to do with the utterly disgusting and disingenuous tweet sent out by NOAA management tonight.”
In a telephone interview, Sobien said that the statement was “like nothing I’ve ever seen, ever,” and could prompt people to ignore future warnings. “I can’t think of another word for it other than managerial malpractice,” he said.
“NOAA needs to withdraw the statement,” he added, “they need to apologize to their employees and they need to go out and do a serious public relations campaign to try to renew the confidence of the American public in the National Weather Service.”
I will simply point out that NOAA, as well as other government bureaucracies, have many employees who loathe Trump and all the small government, regulation-cutting policies he is plowing through their agencies like a rogue wave.
In fact, remember that their hatred for the Chief Executive of the country is so intense, they didn’t want to hang the official presidential portrait in their offices in 2017.
In the lobby of every federal building, just inside security turnstiles and before the elevator banks, a framed photograph of the president has always hung on the wall.
Not so anymore. Nearly eight months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, pictures of the president and Vice President Pence are missing from thousands of federal courthouses, laboratories, military installations, ports of entry, office suites and hallways, and from U.S. embassies abroad.
On the walls are empty picture hooks left when workers took down official portraits of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 20. Federal employees and visitors passing through the hallways since then have puzzled over the missing images, wondering why the traditional signal of the formal transition of power has yet to occur.
Trump Derangement Syndrome has fueled Neptune-scale storms since before he took office, and there is no sign of the intensity abating anytime soon.DONATE
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