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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 07:57 PM
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73. the "advisor to the commissioner" is THE food safety czar?
...it sounds like an unpaid post, where you get to sit in on long boring meetings endlessly reviewing procedure every month or two, and now and then you have a secretary look up some information and fax it to somebody.

Or I could be wrong...
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  -OBAMA APPOINTS MONSANTO'S VICE PRESIDENT AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE COMMISSIONER AT THE FDA ensho  Aug-18-11 11:03 AM   #0 
  - He must be hard up for camaign cash  Skink   Aug-18-11 11:10 AM   #1 
  - This must be a lie.  vi5   Aug-18-11 11:15 AM   #2 
  - !  hootinholler   Aug-18-11 11:25 AM   #7 
  - Nice! You are right on the money.  Safetykitten   Aug-18-11 11:37 AM   #10 
  - LOL!  graywarrior   Aug-18-11 12:30 PM   #27 
  - Niiiiiiiiiice!!!  truebrit71   Aug-18-11 03:28 PM   #32 
  - LOL! n/t  myrna minx   Aug-18-11 05:55 PM   #61 
  - ROFL!  Skip Intro   Aug-18-11 08:59 PM   #75 
  - President Perry definitely is the boogeyman du jour.  hay rick   Aug-18-11 10:10 PM   #76 
  - You forgot to call the OP a right winger.  Jakes Progress   Aug-18-11 11:04 PM   #77 
  - Perfect +1  whatchamacallit   Aug-19-11 02:49 AM   #89 
  - And this, my friends, is why I don't drink liquids while reading DU  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:00 AM   #90 
  - hahahaha  Canuckistanian   Aug-19-11 08:29 AM   #100 
  - LOL  RetroLounge   Aug-19-11 05:41 PM   #113 
  - Well done. Apparently the only argument left was "old news."  Ignis   Aug-19-11 05:44 PM   #114 
  - +10,000  uponit7771   Aug-20-11 02:23 PM   #132 
  - And the full Clintonization of Obama is nearing completion.  blm   Aug-18-11 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Nah, this is more like St. Ronnie's appointments.  Fuddnik   Aug-18-11 12:00 PM   #15 
  - Check again....Clinton was VERY cozy with Monsanto throughout his term.  blm   Aug-18-11 12:18 PM   #23 
     - See my #36  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 03:57 PM   #39 
  - Not really  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:01 AM   #91 
  - I wish I could say I was surprised  arcane1   Aug-18-11 11:23 AM   #4 
  - See my #36  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 03:57 PM   #38 
  - Is this a  ProSense   Aug-18-11 11:23 AM   #5 
  - think of it as a list  Enrique   Aug-18-11 11:28 AM   #8 
  - Here's one for "a list"  ProSense   Aug-18-11 12:00 PM   #16 
     - I have saved this link that proves how awesome & free of conflict Monsanto is. nt  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 12:13 PM   #20 
        - Well,  ProSense   Aug-18-11 12:25 PM   #24 
           - I agree with you-Liberals only pretend to get mad once they find out about things.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 03:26 PM   #31 
              - Actually,  ProSense   Aug-18-11 05:11 PM   #56 
                 - Liberals have nothing to be outraged about. Monsanto is a liberal, progressive corporation.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 06:01 PM   #62 
                    - Yeah  ProSense   Aug-18-11 06:07 PM   #63 
                       - I tried to tell Liberals the same thing about Cheney's Haliburton connex. No biggie.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 06:12 PM   #64 
                          - Hmmmm?  ProSense   Aug-18-11 06:32 PM   #67 
                             - We agree that Taylor and Monsanto are more progressive than the malcontents here at DU.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 06:36 PM   #69 
  - He was just as awesome then, and he is awesome now. nt  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 11:45 AM   #13 
  - Interesting in that press release link -- NO mention of his time with Monsanto  Armstead   Aug-18-11 12:11 PM   #18 
  - do you know anything about Monsanto or Mr. Taylor?  paulk   Aug-18-11 07:33 PM   #71 
  - crickets...  paulk   Aug-19-11 09:35 AM   #103 
  - Is there a statute of limitations on criticizing a horrible pick?  moksha   Aug-19-11 07:02 AM   #99 
  - Fuck. That. Shit.  Hell Hath No Fury   Aug-18-11 11:24 AM   #6 
  - See my #36  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 03:59 PM   #40 
  - +1,000,000  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-19-11 07:10 PM   #120 
  - President clueless.  Webster Green   Aug-18-11 11:36 AM   #9 
  - I wish it were simple cluelessness  arcane1   Aug-18-11 11:41 AM   #11 
  - Monsanto's food is delicious and wholesome. What is the problem here?  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 11:44 AM   #12 
  - How about just someone who is not in the pocket of the chemical/food industry?  Armstead   Aug-18-11 12:03 PM   #17 
  - No, they are the only ones with the proper gravitias and experience.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 12:11 PM   #19 
  - Since Murdoch (the RW) is going to attack him anyway...  Armstead   Aug-18-11 12:13 PM   #21 
     - Hell- the left tried to trick Obama into going after Murdoch himself.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 12:16 PM   #22 
        - I guess Obama made a huge mistake with his early stimulus plan  Armstead   Aug-18-11 12:25 PM   #25 
           - No- that failure was caused by the Lazy Left not supporting Obama enough.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 03:28 PM   #34 
           - Okay, I'm going to assume the posts about this below are correct  Armstead   Aug-18-11 04:23 PM   #43 
           - I'm guessing you don't like to use the sarcasm smiley  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:04 AM   #93 
           - 35% of the stimulus wasted on useless tax cuts, to appease rethugs, who all voted against it anyway  amborin   Aug-19-11 12:47 AM   #86 
  - The sarcasm wasn't really that hard to spot on that post. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-18-11 12:31 PM   #28 
  - Maybe...I hope so. It's getting harder to tell the sarcasm from the real thing these days  Armstead   Aug-18-11 12:42 PM   #29 
  - Trust me it is totally sarcastic. I've read this poster's comments through the years. He just likes  Guy Whitey Corngood   Aug-18-11 01:20 PM   #30 
  - There are a crap load of people  hulka38   Aug-19-11 09:46 AM   #104 
  - There's that and then there's compromise that the chemical industry can believe in  Supersedeas   Aug-23-11 10:15 AM   #134 
  - See my #36  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 03:56 PM   #37 
  - Saw it. Read it. Loved it. Monsanto was not in conflict then, and they are not in conflict now.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:21 PM   #42 
     - Its wrong to discount a 20 year public career in food safety because they once worked for Monsanto  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 04:25 PM   #45 
        - I agree. Monsanto's food has gotten healthier over the past 20 years.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:32 PM   #47 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-18-11 04:36 PM   #49 
              - I'm not debating- I am agreeing with you on how Liberal & Progressive Monsanto is. nt  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:37 PM   #51 
  - Monsanto doesn't make food.  harun   Aug-19-11 09:52 AM   #105 
  - Jesus.  eShirl   Aug-18-11 11:49 AM   #14 
  - okay,im sending  pepito   Aug-18-11 12:28 PM   #26 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Aug-18-11 03:28 PM   #33 
  - Since this guy has been at the FDA for two years  SpartanDem   Aug-18-11 03:37 PM   #35 
  - Some anonymous online poster personally "hasn't heard his name mentioned since then"?  brentspeak   Aug-18-11 04:35 PM   #48 
  - Fine if it's such a bad appointment  SpartanDem   Aug-18-11 05:10 PM   #55 
  - Who can deny that food nutrition and Health in general has only gotten better?  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:48 PM   #53 
     - You'll still haven't given specific actions he's taken or opposed  SpartanDem   Aug-18-11 05:07 PM   #54 
        - Why would I? Just read the news-today's corporate food is very safe and healthy.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 05:41 PM   #59 
  - This guy has been in Food Safety since 1991. Why the manufactured outrage at this appointment?  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 03:48 PM   #36 
  - Monsanto was awesome then, and they are AWESOME now.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:21 PM   #41 
  - His 20 year public career in Food Safety isn't discounted by the fact he once worked for Monsanto.  stevenleser   Aug-18-11 04:24 PM   #44 
  - From where I sit, Monsanto's food additives are safer and healthier than ever. I agree.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:28 PM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-18-11 04:36 PM   #50 
     - What is to debate? We agree that he carries his Liberal values from the Monsanto Board Room...  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 04:40 PM   #52 
     - Um, dude, he's yanking your chain  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:08 AM   #95 
  - Actually, Taylor twice (not once) worked for Monsanto  brentspeak   Aug-18-11 05:11 PM   #57 
  - so what? You guys act like Monsanto is making us sick or destroying family farms or something  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 05:53 PM   #60 
     - I have just one thing to say  Hydra   Aug-19-11 12:31 AM   #84 
        - +1  Ignis   Aug-19-11 05:16 PM   #111 
  - he didn't just "work" for Monsanto  paulk   Aug-19-11 12:27 AM   #83 
  - Never mind what I said about the sarcasm smiley  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:07 AM   #94 
     - He's caught me more than once on that hook.  Ignis   Aug-19-11 05:45 PM   #115 
        - Yeah, he reminds me of Stephen Colbert  tavalon   Aug-19-11 07:08 PM   #119 
  - acknowledged, mr l ... but, still Clinton and now Obama tapped a Monsanto man for  blm   Aug-19-11 01:10 PM   #108 
  - Tragedy in motion.  GeorgeGist   Aug-18-11 05:12 PM   #58 
  - He sure seems to love those damn foxes.  Remember Me   Aug-18-11 06:12 PM   #65 
  - Are you saying we're all hens here?  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:09 AM   #96 
     - Foxes eat roosters too  Remember Me   Aug-20-11 04:11 PM   #133 
  - Corporate sell out!  Fearless   Aug-18-11 06:19 PM   #66 
  - Satan to chair "religion in America" task force. nt  mistertrickster   Aug-18-11 06:33 PM   #68 
  - Oh joy, Now Obama's endorsing Monsanto's kindler, gentler genocidal policies.  Vidar   Aug-18-11 07:03 PM   #70 
  - Read Prosenses posts above that prove you wrong. Monsanto and Taylor are progressives.  Dr Fate   Aug-18-11 07:36 PM   #72 
  - .  hulka38   Aug-19-11 11:24 AM   #107 
  - This remark is equally insane as the ones right wingers pose  treestar   Aug-20-11 01:09 AM   #127 
  - the "advisor to the commissioner" is THE food safety czar?  bhikkhu   Aug-18-11 07:57 PM   #73 
  - He'll get an office next to Bill Gates and Jeffrey R. Immelt  scentopine   Aug-18-11 08:31 PM   #74 
  - Must alert on this OP.  Jakes Progress   Aug-18-11 11:09 PM   #78 
  - We are all Republicans now  Hawkowl   Aug-18-11 11:09 PM   #79 
  - Or,  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:10 AM   #97 
  - There's some "change" you CAN believe in:  blkmusclmachine   Aug-18-11 11:30 PM   #80 
  - It just keeps getting better  slay   Aug-18-11 11:40 PM   #81 
  - Science > Hysteria  boppers   Aug-19-11 12:05 AM   #82 
  - Is that like the "Science" we used in the Gulf of Mexico?  Hydra   Aug-19-11 12:36 AM   #85 
  - If they're praying, they don't want to understand Science.  boppers   Aug-19-11 01:41 AM   #87 
     - Nice reframing  Hydra   Aug-19-11 09:26 AM   #101 
        - I'm not sure how praying actually helped from your post.  boppers   Aug-20-11 12:39 AM   #126 
  - "natural" folks tend to throw a shit-fit"... ?  scentopine   Aug-19-11 02:24 AM   #88 
     - Apparently, environmentalists are now targets for DU hippie-punching.  Ignis   Aug-19-11 06:43 PM   #117 
     - Clearly, Democrats don't want the non-republican vote. -nt  scentopine   Aug-19-11 06:49 PM   #118 
     - "Environmentalists" like Glenn Beck and Orrin Hatch?  boppers   Aug-19-11 11:07 PM   #122 
     - Nice rant.  boppers   Aug-19-11 10:50 PM   #121 
        - Do you blame the "natural" folks for Monsanto's Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone?  scentopine   Aug-20-11 12:18 AM   #125 
           - Wow, okay, lots of questions, and I didn't answer a lot earlier. Let's start with the subject:  boppers   Aug-20-11 02:13 AM   #128 
              - You answers indicate you are a neo-conservative, is that correct?  scentopine   Aug-20-11 11:27 AM   #130 
  - Not the Onion?  tavalon   Aug-19-11 05:02 AM   #92 
  - Oh well...  whathehell   Aug-19-11 06:28 AM   #98 
  - This guy has been in office for 2 years already!!! DU Pony Rage is hitting it's peak  uponit7771   Aug-19-11 09:28 AM   #102 
     - Pony Rage my ass....We have a right to be pissed. n/t  whathehell   Aug-19-11 04:04 PM   #109 
     - Actually, we just wanted a Democrat...  Robeson   Aug-19-11 11:27 PM   #124 
     - Obama would have appointed a Liberal if they had complained ON TIME.  Dr Fate   Aug-23-11 11:49 AM   #135 
  - Surviving the Corporate Representative Republic.  harun   Aug-19-11 09:54 AM   #106 
  - "just appointed senior adviser . . ." in 2009! Breaking news--Obama beats McCain.  mistertrickster   Aug-19-11 04:33 PM   #110 
  - Joke...right? 2 years ago and now is on here? Interesting timing n/t  Sheepshank   Aug-19-11 05:38 PM   #112 
  - What is this? George Bush's 3rd term?  paparush   Aug-19-11 05:48 PM   #116 
  - Thank you sir, can I have another?...  Robeson   Aug-19-11 11:15 PM   #123 
  - man that sounds wrong  libodem   Aug-20-11 11:17 AM   #129 
  - Disgusting  Johnny2X2X   Aug-20-11 11:39 AM   #131 
  - K&R  woo me with science   Aug-23-11 12:15 PM   #136 
 

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