Wolves and Hens: A Love Story

I’m shocked.

I suppose technically the EPA didn’t “You’re FIRED!” about one-third of the scientists on the EPA’s 18-seat Board of Scientific Counselors, you know, the board that essentially recommends regulations. Their term was up, and gosh, instead of being re-upped as per usual, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt done hazardous wasted them. The WaPo reports that EPA dismissed half of the board’s members.

An EPA spokesman told the WaPo that it was a “clean break” with the Kenyan Usurper’s junta: “We’re not going to rubber-stamp the last administration’s appointees. Instead, they should participate in the same open competitive process as the rest of the applicant pool.”

EPA spokesman J.P. Freire said in an email that “no one has been fired or terminated,” and that [EPA head Scott] Pruitt had simply decided to bring in fresh advisers. The agency informed the outside academics on Friday that their terms would not be renewed.

Totally not fired (except that they were). I’m sure when Security showed up with the cardboard box, roadmap and cheese sandwich it was just a courtesy call. And they totally can compete in the process to regain their old seats, because that’s just the way the gubmint works now under the 4th Reich. Wait. What’s that you say?

“The administrator believes we should have people on this board who understand the impact of regulations on the regulated community,” he added.

And in related news, Auschwitz is looking for some new bakers. The Parole Board is also looking for Parolees. Go figure.

So this board is going to have members from the extraction industries that it would typically regulate. I suppose that Duke Energy used science when they created all that coal ash that spilled and poisoned North Carolina’s pristine Dan River. You know, shortly before they decided to charge their customers for the clean-up, instead of paying for it themselves.

Now there’s an example of a regulation that Science knows nothing ’bout. Scott Pruitt is a genius at this stuff.



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4 Responses to Wolves and Hens: A Love Story

  1. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    “The regulated community”? Are they really trying to paint pollutocrats as an oppressed minority deserving of protected status?


  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    My brother is all on board with this de-regulation nonsense. He is also a big F1 fan. I asked him last year if he’d watched the Chinese Grand Prix or the one in India. And when he assured me that had I told him I really enjoy the classic TV shot of the cars coming around the corner at the far end of the long straight and then zooming towards the camera. He agreed that that is impressive. I then noted how sad it is that in China and India you can barely make out the cars at the far end of the straight due to the smog in the air and wouldn’t it be nice if they had some regulations to cut back on all that pollution. It made him think about that for a bit, but alas did not sway him in the end.
    I also like to follow Australian Football. Two footy teams will be playing in China soon to try to expand their fan base. One of the teams recently announced that two of their players will not be making the trip because they have asthma. Yeah, who needs the EPA anyway.


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