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    02 Dec '16 15:50
    Is it a good idea to appoint a Secretary of Defense who is rabid?
  2. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    02 Dec '16 16:04
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Is it a good idea to appoint a Secretary of Defense who is rabid?
    GBS,
    Our friends wanted change, that they got. Now they will have to put up for at least 4 years with their choice. It is up to their new President to decide the positions in his Government.

    -VR
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    02 Dec '16 16:131 edit
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    GBS,
    Our friends wanted change, that they got. Now they will have to put up for at least 4 years with their choice. It is up to their new President to decide the positions in his Government.

    -VR
    VR,
    Thanks for the American political history lesson. But really....Mad Dog?

    GBS
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    02 Dec '16 17:02
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    VR,
    Thanks for the American political history lesson. But really....Mad Dog?

    GBS
    GBS,
    As Canadians who cares what we think about appointments made by the President of the United States? 😉

    -VR
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    02 Dec '16 19:04
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    GBS,
    As Canadians who cares what we think about appointments made by the President of the United States? 😉

    -VR
    In spite of his "Rabid" moniker he seems to be ,somewhat, of a moderate...well in that he is against waterboarding anyway. He must be of the type who says, "you get more bees with honey than vinegar".
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    03 Dec '16 06:22
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Is it a good idea to appoint a Secretary of Defense who is rabid?
    Shouldn't he have been in quarantine a bit longer, er.... I mean out of the forces, before being offered a political position?
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    03 Dec '16 10:39
    Be polite and respectful, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Or something like that. I like the guy.😀
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    03 Dec '16 22:55
    Originally posted by drewnogal
    Shouldn't he have been in quarantine a bit longer, er.... I mean out of the forces, before being offered a political position?
    Yes, the current rule requires seven years between military service and the Secretary of Defense position (this rule was made to reinforce the concept of civilian leadership of the military), and so he will require a Congressional waiver to be allowed to serve as Secretary of the DoD, since he left the military in 2013.
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    05 Dec '16 18:29
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Yes, the current rule requires seven years between military service and the Secretary of Defense position (this rule was made to reinforce the concept of civilian leadership of the military), and so he will require a Congressional waiver to be allowed to serve as Secretary of the DoD, since he left the military in 2013.
    Oh I'm sure "The Donald" will find some way to circumvent that, after all he is/will be the king...I mean President.
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    09 Dec '16 15:21
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Oh I'm sure "The Donald" will find some way to circumvent that, after all he is/will be the king...I mean President.
    So as I hear the Donald will Appoint three Generals to his cabinett. That seems an awful lot to me (I don't think that a former generalö served in a Federal Government in the FRG)
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    09 Dec '16 15:29
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    So as I hear the Donald will Appoint three Generals to his cabinett. That seems an awful lot to me (I don't think that a former generalö served in a Federal Government in the FRG)
    Some of our best presidents were generals.
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    09 Dec '16 16:46
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Some of our best presidents were generals.
    But I think most were GENRALists.
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    09 Dec '16 16:53
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    But I think most were GENRALists.
    That's cute. What does it mean?
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    09 Dec '16 17:00
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    That's cute. What does it mean?
    Does it have to mean something?...it's cute. You said it yourself. 😉
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    10 Dec '16 06:583 edits
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    So as I hear the Donald will Appoint three Generals to his cabinett. That seems an awful lot to me (I don't think that a former generalö served in a Federal Government in the FRG)
    I thought he was up to four.

    It's bad enough that the rest are all billionaires.

    Like they need the money.

    I just wish he'd stop putting people who don't believe in something in charge of that something.

    It's like he's trying to bring on the first ever existential crisis in government.

    Can't rich people have a hobby that doesn't affect other people's lives, like golf?
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