But Commissar Colbert quickly stops this, demonstrating the politically correct reaction instead.
Different cabinet positions need different skills. You want your Secretary of State, for instance, to have gravitas and political skill; that’s why presidents like to give this job to their former rivals.
There are some cabinet positions where operational excellence is the primary qualification – Secretary of Defense comes to mind. Operational expertise can be found among people who run large organizations – CEOs, senior government officials, military generals… Generals are arguably the most overlooked among these; so it’s great that Trump nominated a general with a record of operational success, James “Mad Dog” Mattis, for this job.
There is another job that requires such expertise, DHS Secretary. Being DHS Secretary means overseeing the border patrol, TSA, and various other large agencies that need operational expertise to run them. The Wall also needs to be built, a classic operational task since building a wall is mostly a matter of organizing men and materiel.
So it’s good news that President-elect Trump is thinking of pairing up retired General John Kelly with Kris Kobach at DHS. While Kobach has little operational experience, he will bring creative thinking and great ideas to the Department. A skilled operator, like a military general, could make those ideas a reality. For the two of them to be effective together, they’ve got to have great chemistry, of course. So let’s see how this story develops.
Tomorrow, at 7 PM Central, Trump will hold the next rally of his Thank You Tour in Des Moines, Iowa. Showman Trump tries to make news at these events; it will be interesting to see if he brings Kobach and Kelly on stage with him like he did with Mattis yesterday in North Carolina. The next opportunity after that will be in Michigan on Friday at 7 PM Eastern.
He just brought it up unbidden at his North Carolina rally, asking the audience if they agreed with him about flag-burning, and saying “We’re gonna see what we can do about that.”
If producers can find a way to microwave oil shales in the Green River Formation, which sprawls across Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, the nation’s recoverable reserves could soar and energy independence could become more than an election slogan. Even with existing methods — strip-mining the shale and then cooking it, or injecting steam to cook the rock underground (hydraulic fracturing is useless here) — the formation contains enough oil to last the U.S. 165 years at current rates of consumption.
Producers would microwave oil shale formations with a beam as powerful as 500 household microwave ovens, cooking the kerogen and releasing the oil. It also would turn the water found naturally in the deposits to steam, which would help push the oil to the wellbore. “Once you remove the oil and water,” Kearl continues, “the rock basically becomes transparent” to the microwave beam, which can then penetrate outward farther and farther, up to about 80 feet from the wellbore. It doesn’t sound like much, but a single microwave-stimulated well, which would be drilled in formations on average nearly 1,000 feet thick, could pump about 800,000 barrels. Qmast plans to have its first systems deployed in the field in 2017 and start producing by the end of that year.
They broadcast all the Trump rallies, and helped changed the world. Now they’re expanding to fight the Lying Liberal Media.
The Democratic negotiating position on all issues put before them while they are in the House and Senate minority for at least the next two years should be very simple: You will give us Merrick Garland or you may go die in a fire.
Democrats, please, please follow this advice! Help us replace the following Democrat senators with Republicans, and engineer a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate in 2018:
And immediately starts watching election-night reactions, of course! You, too, can relive the schadenfreude right here.
Aren’t you glad you voted for him? 😎
I’m not gay, but I might make an exception for Milo.
Germans were aghast when an Afghan “migrant” raped the teenage daughter of an EU official and drowned her in a river. Merkel has to face the people next year.