Trump Appoints Conservative Ex-Navy Flier to Run NASA; Liberal Heads Explode

Ex-Navy fighter pilot turned House GOP member Jim Bridenstine

The next head of NASA is likely to be an ex-Navy fighter pilot turned Republican congressman who believes strongly in space exploration but is skeptical about man-made climate change.

What’s not to like about Trump’s nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) for the job of NASA’s administrator?

Everything, if you’re a liberal.

According to New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi, Trump just blew the perfect chance to change his “presidency from the chaotic mess of threats, bitterness and bilious paranoia to one of rationality and reasonableness.”

Apparently, the job should have gone to a fully-fledged climate alarmist.

There is no denying that our weather is getting more severe, that the oceans are rising, the Arctic ice is melting and hurricanes are wreaking ever-more havoc each time one pummels another part of the country.

Harvey has officially brought the most destructive rainfall in our nation’s history — more than 51 inches in some areas of Houston. As many as 42,399 humans are in shelters.

Yet in the face of all this, you, Mr. President, have chosen to nominate a climate change-denying partisan politician, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine, to head NASA. How can you even think of such a man?

As this planet heats up, we have to look to space. That won’t be done if the man heading NASA denies the science and looks down on the truth of what’s happening in our atmosphere.

It would be nice to dismiss this as the merely the deranged frothings of a rent-an-opinion, left-wing columnist who has bizarrely chosen to borrow her surname from that of the secret police in former Communist East Germany. Unfortunately, she’s by no means the exception. Most liberals think as she does.

Indeed, so do quite a few establishment conservatives.

According to Florida Senator Marco Rubio – who insists that his criticisms have nothing to do with the fact that Bridenstine trashed him as being soft on terrorism during the presidential primaries – Bridenstine is too partisan a figure for the job.

Rubio told Politico:

“It’s the one federal mission which has largely been free of politics and it’s at a critical juncture in its history,” Rubio said. “I would hate to see an administrator held up — on [grounds of] partisanship, political arguments, past votes, or statements made in the past — because the agency can’t afford it and it can’t afford the controversy.”

Wait just a second. NASA “a federal mission which has largely been free of politics”? What planet is Rubio living on??

NASA became SO politicized under the Obama administration it might as well have been renamed Greenpeace.

In 2010, NASA’s then administrator Charles Bolden claimed in an interview with Al-Jazeera that President Obama now considered one of the organization’s primary missions to be Muslim outreach:

Bolden said in the interview that Obama told him before he took the job that he wanted him to do three things: inspire children to learn math and science, expand international relationships and “perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.”

Political enough for you, Senator Rubio?

Then, of course, there’s the hijacking of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies by a bunch of climate alarmists, formerly led by James “Death Trains” Hansen, now led by the equally parti-pris Gavin “Toast” Schmidt.

For years, NASA has been fraudulently tampering with the temperature data “on an unbelievable scale”.

The sooner it gets back to its day job – clue: National Aeronautics And Space Administration – the better for the U.S. taxpayer, the better for space exploration, the better for science.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Now maybe they’ll can that James Hansen fool and get NASA back to what it was meant to be and when liberals heads do explode we will be covered in leaf mold and sawdust

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    G

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    OH GOD NO!!!

    NASA being run as a space exploration program and NOT as a playground for leftist social policy?! What will we do?

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    A-6 Bombardier

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    He’s standing in front of a Navy E-2C Hawkeye (an AEW aircraft) so he is definitely not a “fighter pilot”.

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      George

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      His bio said he transitioned to Lawn Darts (F-18 Hornets)towards the end of his Navy service so the fighter pilot label is not inaccurate. As an E-2 pilot (among other aircraft) ending up with almost 6,000 hours (over 4,000 in Hawkeyes)–with over 20 years since as an environmental engineer and project manager, I support the pick. And as most serious scientists I know out side the Federal and academic Leviathan feeding off of Government subsidies, I too am most definitely a climate alarm skeptic and don’t think the debate is close.

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      Sonnyhill

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      Years ago, a socialist British friend who hated “W” told me that Bush had a 70’ish IQ . I replied that he flew jets while in the National Guard….. Silence.

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    Al Shelton

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    Maybe not a fighter pilot but I hope he shoots down the those AGW alarmists.
    Drain that swamp…………….

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Give that James Hansen wack a new job as janitor and James Locklock a job at the lunch counter without him blabbering this Gaia poppycock

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    Amber

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    NASA would be wise to stick with it’s core mission and leave the climate
    propaganda to the fudge makers at NOAA . Two agencies BS ‘ing the public is
    just a little too much swamp .
    Obama and his earth has a fever glee club almost ruined the NASA brand .
    Roll all the scary weather manufactures into one agency and export it to France .

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    Aido

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    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the acronym NASA stand for:

    National AERONAUTICS and SPACE Administration?

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Dont let the name Union of Concerned Scietnist’s fool you their all politics and no science and their Newsletter is full of lies and junk science as well

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