The Taming of The Shrewd – Change Agent Rex Tillerson Takes Rusted State Dept. Down To Frame – “Career Diplomats” Apoplectic…

Walking in a Winner Wonderland.  Oh yeah, the New York Times writes about the bloated bureaucracy and career diplomats being removed from the U.S. State Department as if it’s a bad thing.  The condescending DC elites cannot fathom why they are unable to stop Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from cutting the rust out of the enterprise and streamlining the mission.

No-one, repeat NO-ONE, could have pulled off what T-Rex is accomplishing except T-Rex himself; with the full support of President Trump, of course. The former leader of the worlds largest private business, Exxon-Mobil, is now systematically bringing efficiency and effectiveness to the worlds largest public institution, the State Dept.

One fundamental question: “what is your specific and quantifiable value to the core DoS mission; and how do we measure your effectiveness therein”? The lack of reasonable answers within the bureaucratic ranks is leading to massive downsizing.

Making America Great Again means Making Interventionism Irrelevant Again – The New York Times outlines why the diplomatic retention of irrelevant snobbery is vital to those within the State Department’s cocktail circuit influence network.  At the rate Tillerson is going he might even eliminate the entire staff for the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights. That’s the threshold where things are really going to get ugly:

New York Times […] For those who have not been dismissed, retirement has become a preferred alternative when, like Mr. Miller, they find no demand for their expertise. A retirement class that concludes this month has 26 senior employees, including two acting assistant secretaries in their early 50s who would normally wait years before leaving.

The number of those with the department’s top two ranks of career ambassador and career minister — equivalent to four- and three-star generals — will have been cut in half by Dec. 1, from 39 to 19.  And of the 431 minister-counselors, who have two-star-equivalent ranks, 369 remain and another 14 have indicated that they will leave soon — an 18 percent drop — according to an accounting provided by the American Foreign Service Association.

The political appointees who normally join the department after a change in administration have not made up for those departures. So far, just 10 of the top 44 political positions in the department have been filled, and for most of the vacancies, Mr. Tillerson has not nominated anyone.

Mr. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has made no secret of his belief that the State Department is a bloated bureaucracy and that he regards much of the day-to-day diplomacy that lower-level officials conduct as unproductive. Even before Mr. Tillerson was confirmed, his staff fired six of the State Department’s top career diplomats, including Patrick Kennedy, who had been appointed to his position by President George W. Bush. Kristie Kenney, the department’s counselor and one of just five career ambassadors, was summarily fired a few weeks later.  (read more)

Suffice to say, anyone who has followed politics for any substantive amount of time knows the inherent issue with an operational entity, The U.S. State Department. Their entire mission has been at the epicenter of UniParty globalist advocacy.  Heck, selling foreign policy is where the big bucks are made.  Tillerson is now an existential threat to their bank accounts.

If you go back to the larger State Dept. challenge, Secretary Tillerson is essentially in charge of a U.S. Department that is comprised almost exclusively of Kerry/Clinton/Obama/Bush/UniParty/GOPe big “G” Globalists.

These entities, together with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, see themselves as a complete and separate structure of U.S. government.  They also function as a complete and separate ideological structure of government:

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When you accept the scope of the challenge, and recognize it is almost impossible to change the participants therein; and further accept these career embeds will work earnestly and diligently to undermine the structure of a Trump administration at every opportunity; perhaps only then can you truly value Tillerson’s skill-set as a leader who knows how to deliver results within MASSIVELY COMPLEX organizations.

Leaders who know how to operate complex global organizations, mega scale corporations, which, by their very nature, may contain hostile agents to the larger corporate mission – ie. Exxon/Mobil – are not commonplace. Hence, the jaw-dropping compensation those elite titans of industry command.

We knew  a long time ago it was going to take some out-of-the-box thinking to find the specific skills needed if Donald Trump was intending to cut down the anti-American endeavors within the enterprise known as the U.S. State Department.

Deconstruction and realignment while simultaneously managing/controlling the amount of damage internal agents can do toward larger administration objectives is a tenuous undertaking. Taking the rotting vehicle down to the frame and cutting out the cancerous rust is an epic battle with ZERO Washington DC supporters as T-Rex endeavors to overcome their roadblocks.

As predicted, both wings of the UniParty (Democrat and Republican) are taking action to impede that effort:

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things. … Whenever his enemies have occasion to attack the innovator they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly so that the innovator and his party alike are vulnerable.”

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

Additionally, the economic battle -brought about by foreign nations who take exception to the pending trade realignments- is also being waged on the destabilizing battlefield of global oil and energy (dollars as global trade currency).  Rex Tillerson brings another unique attribute into the necessary America-First defense armory.

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314 Responses to The Taming of The Shrewd – Change Agent Rex Tillerson Takes Rusted State Dept. Down To Frame – “Career Diplomats” Apoplectic…

  1. LBB says:

    When I read the NYT’s story earlier, all I could think of was exploding heads. It oozes out of this one whether they intended to show their stripes or not.

    Feel like big time winning with today’s events / threads. The cherry on top was 60 degree weather in Chicago area. Lots of fresh air today.

    Liked by 19 people

    • kinthenorthwest says:

      H3LL there is nothing inside to explode…Their heads are just filled with hot air

      Liked by 16 people

    • It’s hard to accept that the U.S. State Department has, for decades, been engaged in foreign policy that harms America to benefit foreign countries & leaders (not necessarily their citizens). The elites see the masses of all countries insignificant peons unworthy of their concern & respect.

      Where did these State Department creatures lose the humanity & humility they were born with? It’s very troubling to think about how many radical leftists are entrenched within the U. S. Government bureaucracy.

      Godspeed, President Trump & Secretary Tillerson as they delouse the leftist infestation at the State Department.

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      • amwick says:

        Fairest Witness

        Where did these State Department creatures lose the humanity & humility they were born with?

        That was a very good question. My view, FWIW, is that they didn’t lose it, they sold it, plain and simple. Common affliction with politicians ( as well as their first cousins, the diplomats) in general. $$$$$ talks bigly.

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        • SSI01 says:

          You will note practically all the wheels at DoS seem to come from a certain strata of both society, and the collegiate world. Most of them attended the same dozen or so universities that seemed in the past to turn out our career diplomats. It was like attending those schools and getting a degree in International Relations – or something similar – conferred upon the grad a God-given right to a position in the DoS from which to build a career based on benefiting themselves, their family, their sponsors, and their class. But nowhere in this litany of beneficiaries are the good of the country or its citizens listed. What’s missing in this group seems to be the worldview, the viewpoint, of someone highly intelligent and dedicated to their country, its form of government, and its citizens and who attended Oklahoma State University, or some private college in Western Montana, for example, and maybe worked summers on road construction or some labor-intensive activity rather than as an unpaid intern on someone’s political campaign or in some congressman’s hometown office. In other words, someone with real-world experience behind them, who is beholden to no one other than their Creator, themselves, and a set or principles. Not what we seem to have a lot of now in most govt offices.

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          • joshua says:

            right.
            it is like hiring an IT person because they took Latin in High School…so clearly they are smart.

            Liked by 1 person

          • Tegan says:

            Well said, Ss1. Born, raised and educated in one those low population states. When I moved to the East Coast the two things people wanted to know immediately (to determine my worthiness) was what college I graduated from and (subtly) what ethnic background.

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          • Lulu says:

            It used to be said that career diplomats were only hired out of five universities – it’s expanded in recent years, but it is still very limited. They all think the same and they aren’t thinking about America or Americans.

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          • jsbachlover says:

            But I’m convinced that many of these people (maybe even most) firmly believe they ARE working for the good of the U.S. One of the problems is — ironically, they live in a pretty small, enclosed bubble, beyond which they can’t see. So much for the “diversity” at the State Dept.

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        • Fred Ward says:

          Assumptions, assumptions. What makes you think they were not born arrogant and entitled? And humanity…more assumptions.

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        • As former DOD employee, my observation is that one enters civil service after leaving college with the best of intentions but ends up following one of two tracks: the doers become frustrated and return to private industry after 3-5 years; the sitters continue on for life, getting promoted, earning awards that are worthless and planning retirement.

          No one starts out wanting to become a career bureaucrat, but in big organizations, there is no accountability and too much inertia.

          Perhaps we should consider term limits for civilians as well as Congress.

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        • I’m talking about the unelected bureaucrats who are career civil service employees. The elected politicians sold out, absolutely! But are you saying that the powerful bureaucrats, who head the various divisions & departments, are also being enriched, i.e., taking bribes?

          My perception of them is that they’re “true believers” in the Leftist goals to destroy traditional, Capitalist America & weaken her. That why I say they’ve lost their humanity & humility, two strong American national character traits.

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        • eagle931 says:

          To amwick:
          It is not as easy as to say they sold their soul, although I’m sure that quite a few went into these prestigious jobs strictly for the security, life style, high-value networking and the high visibility they provided. Still, there are others who joined the State Department for idealistic reasons. Case in point, I have a friend who joined State after having spent a few years in the Peace Corps. He is one of most straight-arrow individuals anyone can meet and a frugal, simple person with none of the high-brow trappings. With none of the required pedigree (Ivy League schooling), he achieved the highest career position at State, that of an ambassadorship. He was a Republican when he started out, but later became a Democrat as his politics changed to an ideological progressivism and a firm belief in the beneficence of Big Government. He has been retired for quite a while now, but he is aghast at what T-Rex is doing at State and, of course, he has utter contempt for Pres. Trump. We talk, but he avoids politics because he knows that my position runs squarely against his.
          Anyway, here is an example of leftist idealism being a greater prerequisite in government hiring than practical common sense. It is no wonder then that we have so many so-called progressive ideologues in Government.

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          • joshua says:

            Idiocy is not a party determined character….it is a personal thing. stupidity CAN be learned on the job. I say time for marching and chanting….”State employees in a blanket, fry em like bacon..” Then mass exodus without any severance or pensions….

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          • sedge2z says:

            Eagle931, my liberal-minded friend reminds me of your friend. It’s difficult to communicate and I miss the friendship although I prefer to hang out with my Deplorables. I want to ask him what his news sources are so that I could understand his perspective, but there is a wall that blocks communication. So I move on.
            I pray that our American families (including my own) would become more diligent in nurturing our children’s closeness to God, family, neighbors and Country…..their Heritage, their Soul.

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          • amwick says:

            I am sure there are great people in the diplomatic corps.. My thought was that Fair Witness was asking about the ones that had already kinda headed the wrong way…the ones that had seemed to lose their humanity. $$ is a big temptation, look at the career Congress critters who are multi multi millionaires…
            One of my best friends from High School ended up some kind of staffer for a congressman, and then had a diplomatic posting… It was so long ago, and I don’t really know how it ended up, but I know she was a wonderful person.

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      • KPomeroy says:

        “Not necessarily their citizens” is putting it mildly, when the USSD has destroyed several countries wholesale and supported the bombing of civilians.

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    • A2 says:

      Sec of State Tillerson is cleaning the department. You may have missed that, or you are trolling here.

      Sally Yates was in the DoJ. has nothing to do with State. And she is toast.

      The nomination of Stephen Akard to the Director of Foreign Services, will be a long term solution to State, in recruitment, in standards, in application of policy implementation.

      What’s not to like?

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    • wheatietoo says:

      It is not as simple as you think it is.

      And No…this article is Not BS.
      Some govt employees are ‘at will’ employees and can be fired easily.
      But a lot of them are not.

      So many friggin Rules have been put in place, that if you don’t have “just cause” for firing them…then they will sue for ‘Wrongful Termination’…and win.
      These Rules favor the govt employees, not we the people.

      Where do you think the phrase ‘Can’t be fired’ came from.
      It came from govt employment rules.
      It is an outrage.
      But it is real.

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      • H. Jorgan says:

        “At the rate Tillerson is going he might even eliminate the entire staff for the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights. That’s the threshold where things are really going to get ugly:”

        Can anyone explain the delay?

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Nope. I am not privy to the intimate goings on at the State Dept.

          I can only guess.
          My guess is, that the entrenched leftists are being very careful not to do anything that constitutes ‘grounds for termination’.

          You cannot fire someone for being a Democrat or for being loyal to the previous administration.
          Mores the pity.

          From what I understand…even if you eliminate their dept/eliminate their job, then the Rules are, that you have to transfer them to another comparable position.

          Once we allowed the parasites to form a ‘collective’ and unionize against us…then the parasites have built up defenses against being removed.

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        • Charlie says:

          Real question, WHO in congress uses this group and how much money is pocketed by this bogus entity? Follow the money!

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      • Bob Wilson says:

        what you say is true. however, fire them and let them sue. that will take a year or two to resolve. in the meantime, they’re not there sabotaging trump’s agenda. also, they could be promoted to a non-civil service position that could be created just for them, and dispatched to a newly created state department office in Antarctica, for example. Or, after such a promotion, they could just be fired. ya gotta think outside the box here.

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      • SSI01 says:

        The agency I worked for for 23 years hired us as “excepted” Federal employees. Being excepted, we were hired based on the submission of a resume and the attendant SF86 (background questionnaire). Other steps followed, but nowhere on the list of “other steps” was there a civil service examination or register. We did not have to wait for our names to roll around to be considered for a position. Uncle hires a lot of his people now out of job finding service websites that advertise openings for a set period of time. I’m sure there’s a listing in there somewhere. Maybe what we need to do is make all federal govt hiring “excepted” hiring. One neat thing for management about someone being on the “excepted” rolls is they can be fired for cause IMMEDIATELY. In at 630AM for a normal day – out the door at 200PM with your stuff in a box with you, and no reason given. Also very difficult to appeal a dismissal.

        Please remember while this is an excellent way to get rid of dead wood in current circumstances, someone like Obama (and there WILL be another liberal Democrat as POTUS, trust me – we have a LOT of stupid voters in this country) can use the same system to get rid of true Constitutional conservatives as well. Everything T-Rex is doing can be undone in the same length of time by a liberal SoS in the future. Remember that.

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      • Fred Ward says:

        True. It can take a year to fire a civil servant for poor performance. Immediate termination usually requires just about felony level conduct, not job performance, to terminate.

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      • Tegan says:

        Rules can be changed, eliminated or amended….or even ignored. After all, Obama did all four to Laws and Supreme Court rulings.

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    • Frankly Ben says:

      CAUTION – TROLL ALERT!

      Please do not feed the trolls.

      Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

    • mdaush says:

      I believe Trump has also given federal employees a chance to ‘do the right thing’. If they don’t accept the chance with a fresh mind and good heart….away they go.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Bruce Fauth says:

      Well, he’s on the right track with cutting the budget for State by about $12 billion a year (yes, $12 BILLION). That’s for the fiscal year just underway. If we’re lucky, maybe he can cut it another $12 billion next fiscal year. That would still only be cutting it in half and their first estimate was that they could get rid of 70%.
      By gosh, Trump and friends keep this up, they’ll have the government lean and mean and running a surplus. WINNING ! !

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    • joshua says:

      get real bud….your post is BS. Clearly your armchair needs the bottom replaced from too much butt moving about.

      Like

    • G. Combs says:

      “….Trump is a failure because he didn’t bring his own HR people in and he has not fired anyone but Sally Yates…..”

      Your complete ignorance of how the US bureaucracy has LAWS in place that prevent firing is showing.

      Liked by 3 people

    • You miss the point; you cannot fire career bureaucrats…do you not get it? They have job security until they die or quit or retire. That’s the problem!!!!

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    • KPomeroy says:

      Trump has to work strategically. He’s in a dangerous position. Note that it took Putin years to clean out the Kremlin, and his job is still not done.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Chuck says:

    This is so awesome to watch!

    Liked by 14 people

  3. freq says:

    Making America Great Again means Making Interventionism Irrelevant Again…

    man, I hope so…

    Liked by 16 people

  4. iswhatitis says:

    Brings to mind the classic:

    (4 seconds):

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  5. georgiafl says:

    Look at the long list of Assistant Secretaries of State….and think of all the Ambassadors, etc. and their staffs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_State

    It would astound us if we could see how much Hillary Clinton and John Kerry spent on superfluous status jobs, internships, funding for studies, all as rewards for leftist cronies, then there were the frivolities – the art, furniture, rugs, silver, etc. During the Clinton tenure, 6 BILLION disappeared without any accounting.

    Now, Congress is upset because Tillerson and the Trump administration won’t spend enough to allow Congress to reward their cronies.

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    • WSB says:

      It really is astonishing. And the Times has the gall to compare these ne’er-do-wells with Military generals?

      Liked by 18 people

      • elize says:

        Exactly! I certainly hope they do the same clean up at the VA and other depts. over the next 7 years. As quickly and efficiently as Trump and his team work, DC and the surrounding area should be a ghost town soon. Thank you Lord!

        Liked by 12 people

      • Burnt Toast says:

        Comparison was made wrt pay grade (which also affects protocol, domestic and international). Those they were comparing to generals are certainly SES (or FS) equivalent to one thru four star generals. It is a very real comparison and helpful as most have a basic understanding of the authority a general wields.

        What is shocking is that State is that bloated. They have more ‘generals’ than countries on the planet. Most of these positions are do nothing legacies of political patronage and can be eliminated without any ill effect. The US would be over represented by even having the civilian equivalent of a full bird colonel leading an embassy in most countries, even a ‘major’ would do in small countries and those we have modest interaction with.

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        • H. Jorgan says:

          “Comparison was made wrt pay grade (which also affects protocol, domestic and international). Those they were comparing to generals are certainly SES (or FS) equivalent to one thru four star generals. It is a very real comparison and helpful as most have a basic understanding of the authority a general wields.”
          What drivel! The underpaid Military earn such authority via demonstration of skill. The pay grade equivalent at the US state department need no skill at anything, only tenure!
          Why not swap the jobs at every same pay grade and observe just who survives? No ‘dismissal’ from tenure need happen! The good Generals will go back to do what they enjoy doing.

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      • SSI01 says:

        Don’t worry, there are plenty of ne’er-do-wells among the bemedalled buffoons, too.

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  6. citizen817 says:

    Just like a Trump Presidency whose time needed is Now… TRex leading the State department…is absolutely necessary Now.

    Liked by 21 people

  7. Dixie says:

    There is no other word to describe it, that picture above is AWESOME! So glad T-Rex hung in there amongst all the fake news and treasonous chatter.

    Liked by 16 people

  8. Risin'Tide says:

    An interesting assessment of DoS at this point. I still hearken back to Trump as an objectivist and T-Rex is just another person in the admin that looks much the same in nature and character to PDJT.

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  9. TREX is the MAN, CUT OUT ALL THE WASTE AND MAKE IT MORE EFFICIENT.

    Liked by 14 people

  10. Charles Espenlaubb says:

    Rex Is doing excellent job !!!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. joeknuckles says:

    If you would like to see a visual aid that is an excellent representation of what Tillerson has to deal with, look at the video that accompanies this article (it’s a humongous hornet’s nest):
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article186395673.html

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  12. MrE says:

    T-Rex is de-fanging the nasty State Dept. velociraptors one tooth at a time. They find it a preferable fate to being eaten by the Trumposaurus.

    Liked by 11 people

  13. kiskiminetas says:

    “One fundamental question: “what is your specific and quantifiable value to the core DoS mission; and how do we measure your effectiveness therein”? The lack of reasonable answers within the bureaucratic ranks is leading to massive downsizing.”

    Oh that is good SD dang good! There was a reason PDJT selected T-Rex for the position and this thread makes it crystal clear. This is part and parcel of the trek to MAGA. Trump’s inaugural speech comes to mind when reading this and other threads. The man meant what he said and it was so good to see the scowls on the faces of those supposed stalwarts of America and its freedom.

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    • mariner says:

      That was one, and Tillerson’s understanding of Saudi Arabia and his rapport with its leaders is another.

      I can’t imagine anybody at all better able to do this job, maybe not even President Trump himself.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Tegan says:

        Mariner…and I personally think that Tillerson, as such a successful, experienced global administrator fully appreciates Trump’s vision and directive regarding the State Department. And, like the military and other major departments, POTUS gives them the authority to do their jobs without micromanagement. My innate feeling is that the Secretaries very much appreciate and admire that. After all, many of them are making significant personal sacrifices to volunteer their services.

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  14. scott467 says:

    “One fundamental question: “what is your specific and quantifiable value to the core DoS mission; and how do we measure your effectiveness therein”? The lack of reasonable answers within the bureaucratic ranks is leading to massive downsizing.”

    ________________

    The problem for DoS employees facing that question is that not a single person in the DoS can give a reasonable answer to that question — besides Rex Tillerson!

    And maybe his secretary / assistant.

    LOL!

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  15. scott467 says:

    “At the rate Tillerson is going he might even eliminate the entire staff for the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights.”

    ______________

    T-Rex should hire Susan Powter to run around the DoS and UN shouting “Stop the insanity!” all day, every day, lol!

    Better (and cheaper) yet, just play a recording on an endless loop over the PA system!

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    • joshua says:

      Replacing the Muslim Call to Worship with the T-Rex Call to Firing….

      burn the desks….throw away the chairs…close the conference rooms….

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      • Charlotte says:

        And sweep the whole building for bugs these scumbags will no doubt have planted all over State to LEAK stuff. No question State has been leaking stuff to the Main Slime Media to sabotage Pres Trump

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  16. Molly says:

    Smiling. 😀
    Love the new photos (POTUS-SOS, SOS solo). Smiling more.
    But what in the world is the “Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights” ???

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  17. peighton2 says:

    HUD Secretary Ben Carson also heads up an imposing massive matrix of grift and fraud. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is a wasteland of unneeded programs and unneeded layers of management, staffed by career bureaucrats with their decentralized powers conveniently based within ten large Democrat-controlled cities (Urban areas).

    HUD’s job is to keep the sheep controlled with welfare hand-outs for housing (Section 8 programs), and FHA loans to people that can’t really afford mortgage payments. (See Saul Alinsky’s “HOW TO CREATE A SOCIALIST STATE” – rule #5: “Welfare – take control of every aspect of their lives; food, housing and income”.

    The question is: does Dr. Carson have the background and training to handle this monstrosity effectively?

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    • sandra805 says:

      And don’t let them know any TRUTH .Makes a great SOCIALIST STATE .Raised up on lies ,taught threw the FREE federal mandated Education. Boy Oh Boy Some must be so proud of there selves. Drain the Swamp in OHIO NEXT PLEASE.

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    • RJ says:

      My father always said that welfare was a bribe from cheap politicians as a means to keep people down.

      Liked by 4 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      If he doesn’t I have faith he will figure it out. That man has brains and determination!

      Liked by 2 people

    • piper567 says:

      I’m as resistant to worrying ab what Dr, Carson is up to as I am to worrying ab DOJ.
      Trump knows what these people are doing…that I what I care about.

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    • nimrodman says:

      “HUD’s job is to keep the sheep controlled with welfare hand-outs for [Section 8 housing] and FHA loans to people that can’t really afford mortgage payments.

      A related article had this helpful descriptor:
      “Western nations are going broke trying to provide first-world benefits to third-world populations who cannot pay.”

      … a very insightful diagnosis.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      The last I read, and it was admittedly a few months ago, Dr. Carson STILL hadn’t even had his assistant confirmed by the foul, rotten, stinking Senate.

      Dr. Carson is a brilliant man, but he is new to the business government wiles and he could use a loyal deputy or two. I hate the Senate.

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    • peighton2 – you read my mind! I’ve been wondering about Dr. C. for the past several weeks. Wonder if he needs a couple of extra hands? Secy Zinke and friends, for example.

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    • Charlotte says:

      I think he has the right mentality to do this based on his past and how he pulled himself up. Also I think he’s a very smart man and will ask for advice.

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  18. Pam says:

    All I can say is, continue to drain the swamp sir.

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  19. RickA says:

    May God bless Secretary Tillerson and President Trump. Communist agents have been imbedded within the US Department of State since at least the 1930’s and have assisted the dark side promoting the long march towards global socialism and tyranny. For the first time in modern American history someone is finally attempting to save the world from tyranny. Please pray for the safety of our President and the successful completion of the divine mission of saving the citizens of America and the world from pure evil.

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  20. scott467 says:

    “At the rate Tillerson is going he might even eliminate the entire staff for the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights.”

    ______________

    This level of idiocy is criminal.

    Even Ellsworth Toohey would be embarrassed by the existence of such a ‘center’.

    The “Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N.” of ANYTHING is a waste of the oxygen used to say it or the ink required to write it. It’s a made-up position for a made-up department whose purpose is to address made-up problems.

    And it gets worse.

    The U.N., which WE the People primarily FUND, actually has a “Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights”.

    First, in nature, “biodiversity” either is, or it isn’t. If a geographic place naturally HAS biodiversity, there is a natural reason for that, and if a geographic place does NOT have biodiversity, there is a very good natural reason for that too, and there is nothing a made-up ‘center’ at the U.N. could ever do in a positive way to change it. They could DESTROY all sorts of things (e.g., habitats) with their ideological insanity, but they cannot possibly make anything better than nature has done.

    The arrogance required to believe otherwise is… there are not words.

    Secondly, “aquatic species” — and every OTHER ‘species’ besides MAN do not have any “rights”.

    They just don’t.

    And it is positively ludicrous to think otherwise, much less create a made-up “center” based on such idiocy.

    Literally, there is no coherent, logical argument which can possibly be made that any such thing as ‘aquatic species rights’ exists anywhere in the universe, except within the fantasies of insane Leftists.

    And as always, if any insane Leftist happens to be reading along, I invite you to try.

    PLEASE…

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Somehow that reeks of the CAGW (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Globull Warming) faux crisis, and the supposedly disappearing reefs and various species due to a non-existent problem.

      In other words, (great barrier) REEF-ER madness…

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    • Tegan says:

      Man…i’ve Been taking night courses on line to qualify for that job! Are you telling me i’ve Wasted $29.00 and three Saturdays? 😜

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    • Charlotte says:

      Make the Assistant Cultural Ambassador to the U.N. Center for Biodiversity and Southern Hemispheric Aquatic Species Rights.” swim with the fishes!

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  21. ALEX says:

    Excellent. I thought this article below was a sign of how this is systematically being done. It takes time of course and many right leaning sites seem to exist to criticize the pace or whatever, but the article below shows how the hands on approach eventually gets results

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/22/trump-calls-ice-union-chief-complaints-betrayal/

    President Trump has reached out to the country’s deportation officers and asked for a meeting after their union president, Chris Crane, wrote a letter expressing disappointment in the slow pace of change at Homeland Security.

    In the Nov. 13 letter, first reported by The Washington Times, Mr. Crane, president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, said what was happening at the government’s chief interior immigration enforcement agency was “an embarrassment.”
    Mr. Crane told the president of officers ordered to remove bullet proof vests for fear of angering illegal immigrants, and of dysfunction within agency leadership.

    “Attempts to communicate concerns to you and requests for meetings with you are simply ignored,” Mr. Crane wrote, saying the union felt “betrayed.”

    “I’m not going to discuss the content of our call publicly without the president’s consent,” Mr. Cranesaid on the site. “But as always the president treated me with the utmost respect, was polite and sincere, and asked a lot of questions to which I gave him straight answers. In the end, President Trump suggested a meeting which I of course accepted.”

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    • ALEX says:

      The last paragraph is the ICE head reaction after the phone call with the President Obviously….

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    • Dixie says:

      I would like to know who is responsible for stonewalling legitimate complaints and preventing them from reaching the oval office……?

      Attempts to communicate concerns to you and requests for meetings with you are simply ignored………

      and who is ordering the removal of bullet proof vests????

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  22. Fake Nametag says:

    The only thing more awesome than Rex Tillerson as SoS is that we have a President so larger than life that he is capable of being Rex Tillerson’s boss.

    Liked by 22 people

    • JM Covfefe says:

      Read that above five more time and thing about it again.
      There’s some very deep and serious truth!!!

      Liked by 5 people

    • L. Gee says:

      And yet some here will say that this amazing boss can’t even get a handle on lil ol’ Jeff Sessions and make him mind! President Trump is THE #1 REASON why I believe Sessions is doing exactly what he’s supposed to be doing!

      ‘Nough said!!!

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  23. scott467 says:

    “The number of those with the department’s top two ranks of career ambassador and career minister — equivalent to four- and three-star generals — will have been cut in half by Dec. 1, from 39 to 19. ”

    _________________

    That is an INSANELY OFFENSIVE remark, to compare ANY self-serving bureaucrat at any level to ANY position in the military — much less to a 3 or 4 star general. A private in the Army is worth 70 x 7 bureaucrats.

    If I was a member of cupcake nation, I would have needed to crawl into a fetal position in a ‘safe space’ with a pacifier after reading such a great offense.

    Fortunately, I’m no social justice cupcake, so I am completely free to LAUGH at their stupidity, lol!

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    • piper567 says:

      scott…you of course are correct.
      This phraseology is just one more indication as to how far removed these imbeciles are from reality.
      Their arrogance is truly stupefying.

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    • Tom says:

      Seriously ? Do you not know that flag rank officer is primarily a political job ? That most of the people with those ranks are not as slothful and self-serving as the ones at any other Fed. agency ? I give you: Patraeus, Powell, eyc.

      The total number of active-duty general or flag officers is capped at 231 for the Army, 162 for the Navy, 198 for the Air Force, 61 for the Marine Corps.

      Are you seriously saying that none of those are dead weight ? You are unrealistic in your views, and I’m really tired of this unthinking support for every good guy AND cretin in uniform. This is a volunteer military, there are no conscripts here. They enable the deep state to wage war on hapless countries…like Syria, Libya, Ukraine, etc., and harm the interests of average Americans.

      Think about it.

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  24. scott467 says:

    “And of the 431 minister-counselors, who have two-star-equivalent ranks, 369 remain and another 14 have indicated that they will leave soon — an 18 percent drop — according to an accounting provided by the American Foreign Service Association.”

    _______________

    Ideally, those numbers should be reversed — 369 should leave now, and… well, the other 14 should leave now too.

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  25. scott467 says:

    Actually, it’s almost invariably worse… what they do is counterproductive.

    Liked by 9 people

  26. scott467 says:

    “Even before Mr. Tillerson was confirmed, his staff fired six of the State Department’s top career diplomats, including Patrick Kennedy, who had been appointed to his position by President George W. Bush. Kristie Kenney, the department’s counselor and one of just five career ambassadors, was summarily fired a few weeks later.”

    _________________

    To which I say THANK YOU!

    And PLEASE fire many MORE!!!

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  27. joshua says:

    Oh, the wheels at State go round and round
    round and round
    Oh, the wheels at State go round and round
    and then they all fell off….

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bill says:

      The bigger the little wheel thinks they think they are, the larger the little problems become.
      So the state dept must be full of little wheels that need to be removed. And lots of chronic problems will go away.

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  28. TexasRanger says:

    This is Exactly what’s needed at the DOJ – Department Of Justice

    Only problem is AG Jeff Sessions is just not up to the job – for whatever reason.!

    Sorry Sessions fans, but the AG Jeff Sessions time, events and results performance record speaks for it self.!

    Rex Tillerson knows and is actively doing what needs to be done to drain his part of the DC Swamp. While Jeff Sessions has Recused himself from all most everything that needs to be done in his part of the DC Swamp and at the DOJ to deliver justice for America.

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    • 🍺 Gunny says:

      I was waiting for This comment. What about the DOJ? Has Sessions eliminated Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?? Bueller?
      Or have they all refused?
      The easiest way I see for the DOJ is to fire them all, keep all the files, and start over
      Sessions standing on a street corner with a sign: “Will work with a Smirk”

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      • 🍺 Gunny says:

        refused

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      • G. Combs says:

        Jeff Sessions asks dozens of US attorneys appointed by Obama to resign | The Guardian – UK

        “[…]Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been asked to leave “in order to ensure a uniform transition”, a justice department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, said.

        The dismissals includes Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who had been asked by Trump to stay on in November….

        “The president called Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein tonight to inform them that he has declined to accept their resignation, and they will remain in their current positions,”… “

        So AG Sessions ‘ask them to leave’ AKA FIRED THEIR RUMPS, and it was President Trump that asked them to stay.
        …..

        You know, when you bash AG Sessions, you could at least make an effort to check and see if you are firing blanks, but I guess your blind hatred for the man means you rather pass on out and out LIES!

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    • wodiej says:

      So are you saying President Trump is allowing someone he chose to serve not to do their job?

      Liked by 1 person

    • georgiafl says:

      That’s a load of Hazongah.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      My thoughts exactly. Where is the much-needed clean-up at DOJ? When is the much-needed clean-up at DOJ?
      AG Sessions, where are you?
      And how about the intel agencies? And not just the clean-up. Where are the leak investigations?
      AG Sessions, where are you?
      Where is DNI Coates?

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    • bentley1blog says:

      So sorry to agree with you Texas Ranger. Sessions is a head scratcher for sure and still cannot reason out why our President placed him in such a valuable position where nerve and determination are so very needed. Sessions seems to be bumbling through his testimonies and it’s quite embarrassing to watch/listen to him. Though it will never be, someone like Chris Christy in that position would be ideal. No nonsense and no lip quivering such as we’re witnessing now. Vacant, vacant, vacant. Sorry to see this happening.

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      • G. Combs says:

        “…Sessions seems to be bumbling through his testimonies and it’s quite embarrassing to watch/listen to him….”

        GOOD! Then his strategy is working!
        Why do I say that???

        WIKI — United States Office of the Independent Counsel was an independent prosecutor — distinct from the Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice — that provided reports to the United States Congress under 28 U.S.C. § 595. The office was terminated in 1999 and replaced by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel.

        A Special Counsel is similar in that the AG has to “…notify the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Judiciary Committees of each House of Congress, with an explanation for each action …”§ 600.9 Notification and reports by the Attorney General.

        ETHICS/RECUSAL: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/government-ethics-outline

        What is AG Sessions doing?
        Here is one example:
        “A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents….

        Candace Marie Claiborne is a U.S. State Department employee who possesses a Top Secret security clearance and allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord. “Claiborne used her position and her access to sensitive diplomatic data for personal profit. Pursuing those who imperil our national security for personal gain will remain a key priority of the National Security Division.”… (Can you say TREASON…) — https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/state-department-employee-arrested-and-charged-concealing-extensive-contacts-foreign-agents

        214 U.S.-based MS-13 gang members arrested, Sixty-four poor “Unaccompanied Alien Children” turn out to be vicious killers.

        The biggest Pedophile Ring affecting 68,000 children was broken with Operation Broken Heart. Raids so far have netted 4,474 arrests that includes those trafficking children and young adults into sex trade/slavery. Out of these nearly 2,000 were in California alone mostly in the LA area.

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  29. Ditch Mitch says:

    The uniparty must not like what TRex is doing to the Department of Nation Building and Covert Revolutions.

    First Congress allegedly wants to grill TRex for not spending the money appropriated to State. Then there is the story that state is sending money to Hungry to defeat the conservative anti immigration candidate.

    In my opinion, the more attaks on TRex and State the better the TRex State Dept. is doing.

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  30. Archie says:

    OK, we have Tillerson and the Trade guys. But the other cabinet officers are slow walking reforms. The Uniparty will be back in control in soon so there is no time to waste. Shock and awe. And with a federal budget no where in sight the Obama/Uniparty legacy will continue another entire year!

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  31. olderwiser21 says:

    Scott – I wish you were Potus’ “wingman”….I hope he reads your posts.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Gadsden says:

    I have a family friend who is a retired Green Beret Colonel. For many years he worked at embassies alongside State Department and CIA officials. He stated that almost unilaterally the State and CIA people were recruited from the Ivy Leagues and were hard leftists if not borderline communists.

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  33. kpm58 says:

    When our policy is no longer about telling the rest of the world how they should live their lives a large State department is no longer needed.

    Liked by 6 people

  34. Turranos says:

    May we all give thanks for the good men and women who are engaged in an enormous battle to take our Nation back. May God bless each of them in their tasks at hand and we ask for special protection, good health & continued strength upon our leader PDJT. MAGA

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  35. wodiej says:

    Good morning Tree family,

    People forget that the purpose of jobs is not to give people jobs. It is to accomplish something having profitable goals that benefits society. If there is no purpose, then there should be no job and that involves hundreds of government jobs. Those jobs come with loads of benefits to the employee and none to our government and society. Ultimately, to be fulfilled one needs to have a job that they enjoy and that gives them a sense of making a difference. God is in control of your life, not a business.

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    • georgiafl says:

      “People forget that the purpose of jobs is not to give people jobs.”

      For better or for worse, FDR’s WPA agency jobs and works programs changed that, maybe forever. The WPA did exist to to give jobless people work/wages post depression. It was honorable work building roads, schools, etc. and some of the works still stand in use today.

      But that is a whole step above crony, busy-work, status government jobs for donors and their families, that are given out in the political sphere, including the state department.

      And that is two whole steps above Lyndon Johnson’s welfare program – which has led to money, food, housing, medical care, tuition, phones, TVs, autos, etc. in exchange for doing no work at all – which has led to millions of lazy, spoiled, entitled, drug-ridden, poorly reared, irresponsible, rage-filled, dependent people – now 50 years and several generations of people.

      Liked by 4 people

      • georgiafl says:

        And the WPA is many, many steps above what hard-core leftists and their crony-machine build and do with public/taxpayer funds.

        Here is a photo collection of the ruins of Obama’s community organizing in Chicago: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2008/07/photo-gallery-results-of-obamas.html

        Here is East Germany – before and after the Berlin wall was torn down: http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-east-germany-s-transformation-fotostrecke-59943.html

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        • georgiafl says:

          Detroit, California, Chicago, Baltimore, North Korea, Russia, China, Iran….examples of consequences of (corrupt oppressive leftist totalitarian/crony/oligarchical) systems.

          Even Dubai with all its glittering skyscrapers has sub-standard sewer systems and has to truck out its waste. They essentially revert to a system of haves and have nots, and slave or near slave labor, high taxes, severe limits of freedom/rights, in order to build and achieve, produce, sustain their elites’ power.

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          • georgiafl says:

            Correction: “They essentially revert to a system of haves and have nots, and slave or near slave labor, high taxes, severe limits of freedom/rights, in order to build, achieve, produce and sustain their elites’ power and hedonistic lifestyles.”

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            • georgiafl says:

              We have seen this in the US in the form of imported cheap labor, illegals to subsidize crony donor corporations, and politicians doing their bidding and making job/business destroying trade deals….and the elites have said to hell with US middle class and blue collar workers, small manufacturers, Main Street!!!

              “Today, after four decades of rampant visa dispensations, reports document sustained compression to our nation’s middle class; real average hourly wages are lower today than they were in 1973; all net job creation among working-age people went to foreign workers from 2000-2014; the number of struggling Americans forced to rely on welfare has reached a record high; overcrowded schools, which are now majority-minority, have struggled to accommodate the growing number of students that qualify for reduced lunch programs and require English language instruction; an influx of a diverse student body with fewer English speakers has sent U.S. test scores plummeting; and the importation of criminal organizations has negatively impacted the safety of what are now gang-besieged communities.” http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2015/10/paul-ryan-doesn-believe-in-borders-or.html

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      • FDR’s WPA wasn’t as great and pure as you have been told, georgiafl. There was a huge, gorgeous wooden ski lodge built for his friends and their maids and chauffeurs to use on their ski holidays out here in Oregon. Other cool places to stay at “National Parks.” There were grants/jobs given to artists and songwriters to create subtle, anti-American works of “art.”

        Economists have written that FDR’s Socialist programs actually prolonged the Depression, since excess government spending pulls down an economy.

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  36. bkrg2 says:

    This is such great news to read. T-Rex is awesome. The headcount reductions will actually accomplish many benefits.
    1. Reduced costs
    2. Less intervention and meddling in other countries
    3. Massive efficiency in operations and decision making

    Sundance clearly stated points 1 & 2. For point 3, just think about all the career idiots who have been leaking, complaining, and second guessing everything team Trump is doing. The beauty of removing these “viruses” from an organization is exponential. They are no longer around to get in the way of progress and they don’t infect the good workers with the negativity.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Bob says:

      They are a part of the Deep State…that’s all we need to know and justification to unload the bad apples.

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      • georgiafl says:

        A US Embassy usually contains the CIA Chief of Station….the State Department and CIA have melded into one corrupt organization.

        Wonder if Tillerson and Pompeo frequently get together to do lunch, brunch or coffee?

        Liked by 1 person

    • mariner says:

      “They are no longer around to get in the way of progress and they don’t infect the good workers with the negativity.”

      In other news there ARE good workers in the State Department.

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  37. PEter says:

    When reading books from govt officials , I think it was Donald Rumsfeld or one of his staff that detailed how much Rumsfeld had great distaste for Colin Powell at State. Rumsfeld was a change agent , he was attempting to think radically different at defense and Powell would just show up for work. It disgusted him.

    Since the 80s these people have had SoS that would just show up for work – none of the past 20-40 years had any leadership at state, only self important bureaucrats.

    I wonder if any of them realize THIS is part of what we the people mean when we think MAGA? Bet not.

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  38. itswoot says:

    The State Department had grown wild and unruly from years of neglect because of irresponsible management. It is long overdue for a major pruning and removing of unproductive branches so that it may flourish again in a good way.

    “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.”
    John 15:2

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  39. A2 says:

    Secretary of State Tillerson is doing everything right and true. He is a a national treasure. He will be hit by all those who obfuscate and the tergiversation of the ‘former’ and now unemployed so-called ‘policy experts” who have so miserably failed.

    This is a new era of Foreign Policy. We have renewed hope.

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  40. Get a copy of this book into T-Rex’s hands

    http://www.wattsupwiththat.com/

    Third thread down now an essay by Bernie Leveine on how the climate change crooks cooked the books on the windmill Fraud.

    Great info

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  41. JRD says:

    “Making America Great Again means Making Interventionism Irrelevant Again”

    Outstanding !! Very nicely done.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. StanH says:

    This is symptomatic of the entire federal government. This is why when they talk of a government shutdown the entire swamp begins to ballyhoo, from the press, to K-Street, and every government agency has special jobs for friends and family. Nepotism is taboo in most industries, in government it’s regarded as necessary so that our “betters” can focus on running the country. We can’t have Sonny and Sis moving back home now can we, then how can Washington criminals focus on passing out the graft . Well done Mr. Tillerson and Mr. Trump a good start, it’s time Washington feel some pain.

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  43. I knew a bureaucrat in the State Department, and the phrase “day-to-day diplomacy conducted by lower-level officials” struck me.

    Here is what he described: lots of meetings about Country X or Topic Y, writing reports about the meetings, the reports are filed away for future use, in case anything happens in the future about Country X or Topic Y, at which point anything discussed is most probably out of date and irrelevant.

    Rinse and repeat!

    I once worked in the School Superintendent’s office of a rich suburb here in Ohio. What exactly does the Assistant Superintendent for Social Studies, for Mathematics, for anything do all day?

    They saunter in around 9:30 or 10:00 and read the mail. Maybe a meeting, and then it’s time for a long lunch break. Come back for another meeting, maybe type a memo to hassle teachers with a new form or report, and then gee, it’s 3:00 already! Bye!

    And they make more money than almost any teacher!

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    • And after some years…. they actually start to believe the lie that they are doing something. That breeds arrongance. After all, they graduated from all the best schools.

      These people make up 75% of the population in all counties surrounding Washington DC.

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    • Tegan says:

      To your point, deci…I have a friend who went to work for a major car manufacturer immediately out of university. He is about ready to retire from same company. He has spent his entire career working as a sound and vibration specialist! Honestly, how much time can you spend on sound and vibration! Talk about rinse and repeat.

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      • Ask that friend about his job. You just might be surprised. When I was freelancing, I interviewed many people for a magazine for 18-20 year-olds to learn about different jobs. I learned two valuable lessons:

        – 1. Every job is far more complex and interesting than you would imagine and

        – 2. They all loved their jobs (except the woman who had a minor fed. govt job.)

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      • G. Combs says:

        “Honestly, how much time can you spend on sound and vibration! “

        A whole heck of a lot!!!
        I sure wish he would take a look at my dually. When you hit 67mph it vibrates so much it just about shakes your teeth out of your head! I have had around a dozen different mechanics look at the truck over the years and NO ONE can get rid of that darn vibration!

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  44. jeans2nd says:

    You missed one crucial part of the post above – “recognize it is almost impossible to change the participants therein” – understanding of which is vital to understanding the scope and difficulty of the problem.

    Do you know why “it is almost impossible to change the participants therein?” Do you understand that years of court challenges will require many more DOJ attorneys devoted to this task, possibly requiring the employment of even more DOJ attorneys?

    Perhaps one might be better served by first understanding the entire problem before rendering opinions.

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  45. tony says:

    so i have a question, for all these people leaving are they getting any benefits for the rest of their lives or we the tax payer lucky and they don’t get anything after they are gone?

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  46. Bob Thoms says:

    Love it. Read the comments and then gloat over Winning!

    Liked by 1 person

  47. trialbytruth says:

    Interesting web site

    http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/staff/

    Actual position

    Sarah Baillie, Condoms Coordinator, manages our Endangered Species Condoms project and coordinates events for Pillow Talk, an outreach program geared toward museum and science center visitors. She holds a bachelor’s in wildlife conservation from the University of Delaware and a master’s in biology from Villanova University; she’s also working toward a master’s of public administration at the University of Arizona. Before joining the Center she worked as an environmental educator and lab coordinator.

    Now you know why the guys show up to the communist rallies

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    • georgiafl says:

      These overly plentiful personnel on the biodiversity staff are all into ‘resistance’ to Trump.

      Spit.

      Liked by 1 person

    • I had to look that up; I thought you were joking. What the heck is the Endangered Species Condoms project? If a species is endangered, why would they need condoms? Wouldn’t it be the opposite…give them fertility pills? OMG…this is insane. I can’t believe there is a whole department dedicated to this stuff. And, yes, they are all good little leftists who hate Trump and most probably Tillerson. God, pathetic.

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  48. Judy Warner says:

    I thought Britain’s National Health Service was the biggest public institution in the world, not our State Department. (Makes you wonder how big an American government health service would be, equivalent to what state’s population?)

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