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Mon Sep 9, 2019, 09:40 PM

Wilbur Ross faces calls to resign after report he threatened firings over 'Sharpiegate'

Source: The Guardian



Commerce secretary reportedly made threats at Noaa after agency contradicted Trump’s false claim on Hurricane Dorian


Last modified on Mon 9 Sep 2019 20.43 EDT



The US secretary of commerce, Wilbur Ross, is facing calls for his resignation after it was reported that he had threatened to fire senior staff at a federal agency unless they sided publicly with Donald Trump in the rumbling dispute dubbed “Sharpiegate”.

The New York Times, citing three anonymous officials, reported that Ross had called Neil Jacobs, the acting administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), last Friday and warned that heads would roll unless the agency’s disagreement with the US president over the path of Hurricane Dorian was smoothed over.
'Sharpiegate': meteorologists upset as weather agency defends Trump's Alabama claim


Earlier in the week, the agency’s Birmingham, Alabama, office incurred Trump’s wrath by publicly repudiating the president’s false claim that Alabama was at risk from a devastating hurricane. By that point Alabama in fact lay outside the storm’s likely trajectory.

In a desperate effort to bolster Trump’s inaccurate statement, a map of the hurricane’s “cone of uncertainty” was presented in the Oval Office that had been altered by Sharpie pen to extend the area of danger over a corner of Alabama.

Hours after Ross’s intervention, the Noaa put out an extraordinary official statement that sided with Trump and admonished its own Birmingham office.

The news that a cabinet member in the Trump administration had threatened to fire politically-appointed staff at the agency in order to force the Noaa to contradict the advice of its own scientists prompted immediate condemnation.............................


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/09/wilbur-ross-sharpiegate-alabama-resignation



Please call or write your Congresscrittes--#RESIGN Wilbur Ross




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Democratic representatives Don Beyer from Virginia and Paul Tonko from New York have called on the commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, to step down. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP




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Reply Wilbur Ross faces calls to resign after report he threatened firings over 'Sharpiegate' (Original post)
riversedge Sep 9 OP
bdamomma Sep 9 #1
gopiscrap Sep 10 #14
mpcamb Sep 10 #29
tblue37 Sep 9 #2
dhol82 Sep 9 #7
tblue37 Sep 9 #8
dchill Sep 10 #15
DiverDave Sep 10 #20
dchill Sep 10 #21
lagomorph777 Sep 10 #23
lagomorph777 Sep 10 #22
dchill Sep 10 #28
maddiemom Sep 9 #3
orangecrush Sep 9 #4
CentralMass Sep 10 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 9 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 9 #6
smirkymonkey Sep 9 #9
dalton99a Sep 10 #18
NBachers Sep 9 #10
shraby Sep 9 #11
dem4decades Sep 10 #26
throwthe_shoe Sep 9 #12
lagomorph777 Sep 10 #24
LiberalFighter Sep 10 #13
Keg Stand Sep 10 #16
dalton99a Sep 10 #17
Bengus81 Sep 10 #25
Skittles Sep 10 #27

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 09:46 PM

1. He's a bastard

remember he had some choice words for people during the government shutdown. Throw the bum out.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:02 AM

14. No

He's a fucking bastard!

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 06:04 PM

29. Call his lying ass in front of the next Congressional Committee that meets!

Don't wait!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. He looks like Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:54 PM

7. Bert Lahr had more compassion on his face.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:56 PM

8. True, but those jowls and lines look like the muzzle mask Lahr wore. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:19 AM

15. I think he looks like the Nazi whose face melts....

...at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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Response to dchill (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:23 AM

20. Lol

Just got back from a doctors appt. (Does it hurt HERE) And just laughed, it still hurts to laugh.
Thanks for the chuckle.

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:12 PM

21. Sometimes truth is funny.

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Response to dchill (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

23. ...and it hurts.

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Response to dchill (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

22. Before, or after the melting?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:23 PM

28. During!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:27 PM

3. Everything Trump touches...

Almost EVERYONE around Trump seems to be getting taken down BECAUSE of their association with him. Meanwhile Trump himself just keeps rolling along. WTF? How long can this keep going on?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:31 PM

4. This is serious stuff


Full on dictator stuff.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:45 AM

19. Yes it is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:33 PM

5. I'm a little surprised that he could stay awake long enough

to threaten to fire people.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 10:53 PM

6. As i said on an earlier thread, he should go back to his old job

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:12 PM

9. Oh, FFS, just die already you miserable old geezer.

You are nothing but a hate-filled, evil bastard. The world will be a better place when you are gone.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:31 AM

18. Fucker is 81 years old

and still kissing Trump's ass with great fervor

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:13 PM

10. What a foul ball this guy is.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:21 PM

11. The same Wilbur Ross who was at the Cypress bank when it got busted

for money laundering?

Who should be surprised at his actions.

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Response to shraby (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:27 PM

26. I thought that investigation would shed some light but nope.

Are these guys getting away with crimes or are there erroneous accounts of crimes?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 9, 2019, 11:35 PM

12. another turd floats out of the trump swamp

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Response to throwthe_shoe (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:07 PM

24. I'm stealing that!

Not the turd...the joke...just to be clear...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

13. Someone needs to change the exit door sign on his plane

to lavatory.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:24 AM

16. Wilbur should be forced to resign.

And be made to make a public apology to Neil Jacobs and the other fine folks at NOAA.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:30 AM

17. Resign or be impeached.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 02:16 PM

25. Hey Wilbur....people need an ACCURATE forecast during a Cat 5 Hurricane

Not some made up bullshit by the Fuhrer.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 05:16 PM

27. the guy who used the sharpie should be forced to resign too

seriously

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