Bush Regime Continues To Trash The Fucking Joint


Remember that deranged right-wing lie that the outgoing Clinton administration destroyed White House computers–removing “W” keys from keyboards–glued drawers shut, and stole wall signs? Well, the outgoing Bush regime truly is trashing the joint on the way out. But they’re not engaged in petty vandalism. Rather, they are engaged in systematic destruction of the expert civil service bureaucracy, including the science policy apparatus (h/t Balkinization):

Todd Harding — a 30-year-old political appointee at the Energy Department — applied for and won a post this month at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. There, he told colleagues in a Nov. 12 e-mail, he will work on “space-based science using satellites for geostationary and meteorological data.” Harding earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Kentucky’s Centre College, where he also chaired the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans.

Also this month, Erik Akers, the congressional relations chief for the Drug Enforcement Administration, gained a permanent post at the agency after being denied a lower-level career appointment late last year.

And in mid-July, Jeffrey T. Salmon, who has a doctorate in world politics and was a speechwriter for Vice President Cheney when he served as defense secretary, had been selected as deputy director for resource management in the Energy Department’s Office of Science. In that position, he oversees decisions on its grants and budget.

Comrade PhysioProf has commented on this depraved behavior by the Bush regime before:

Huge numbers of competent experts have been shitcanned, and replaced by ignorant fucking douchehounds trained at wackaloon right-wing theocratic brainwashing facilities like “Regent University” and “Liberty University”. All the experts who knew how to get shit done, to obey the Constitution, Federal laws, and Federal regulations while doing things like protecting us from crime, dangerous food, dangerous products, keeping us from being blown to smithereens by terrorists, keeping us healthy, safe, and prosperous, have been eliminated. They have been replaced by people who can’t even tie their own motherfucking shoes, but who have drank the “government can’t do shit” right-wing sick-fuck Kool-Aid, and are deadset on proving it!

The Federal beauracracy is now absolutely riddled with bottom-feeding Republican hackfucks, and not only are they incompetent, but they are vicious and hateful, and they won’t be easily rooted out. If a Democrat takes over the executive branch in January 2009, it ain’t gonna be unicorns and fucking rainbows. It is going to be a difficult, drawn-out, nasty process of identifying these viciously incompetent America-hating right-wing follower moles, getting rid of them, and replacing them with competent experts who actually give a shit about America and the well-being of its citizens.

Comments

  1. bikemonkey says

    ha! About time you got onto this socalled burrowing shit! Just like the bloodsucking ticks that they are!

  2. George Smiley says

    I’m just waiting for my (terrific) NIH Program Officer to retire, and be replaced by one of these frothing shithounds.

  3. says

    The burrowing down has been going on for years. Back in about 2004 the agency I worked for at the time (the National Park Service) was told that any hire that was a GS-12 or above had to be approved by the Washington office, which everyone knew was code for “must be a Republican.” It’s going to take many years to undo the damage the Bushites did to the civil service.

    I don’t even want to think about the damage that’s been done to the Large Nameless Agency where I now work — although the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting the Director could be gone as soon as January, so morale is picking up.

  4. says

    Bush’s not so subtle message: Good Luck Changing THIS!

    Fuggem. Point and shoot. Nothing short of a full rack of cleansing enemas and laser proctoscope will suffice.

    Let them get a sense of the terrorism their Shrub loosed on working Americans. Give EVERY single unemployed American one of their jobs. Just change places. See how they like it.

  5. mikefromtexas says

    Due to civil service protections these miscreants can’t be fired. But they can be transferred. Find an empty gov owned office building and fill it with nothing but worn out desks and chairs. No computers. No wifi. Transfer them all there. No duties, nothing what so ever to do. When they don’t show up for work from sheer boredom, fire their sorry asses. Legally.

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