President “Very Stable Genius” Trump Just Nominated A Climate-Change-Denying Non-Scientist To Be The Head Of NASA
I mean, when you think about all the other ways this administration has fucked everything up, this makes sense! President* “I’m, Like, Very Smart” Trump announced his nominee for the head of NASA, and wouldn’t you know it, he’s shockingly unqualified for the job! The dummy’s NASA nominee is named Jim Bridenstine, and he comes to NASA with a breadth of knowledge and experience. LOLJK he’s not a scientist and doesn’t believe climate change is even real. But! He’s great at managing large organizations with big budgets. ::checks notes:: Oh, wait. He’s not that either. Okey dokey, should be fine!
NASA nominee Jim Bridenstine was made head of NASA by a guy who 100% could not tell you how many planets are in the solar system. Elections have never-ending consequences, you guys.
Honestly I’m not even sure Bridenstine could tell you how many planets are in the solar system. So naturally, he’s the perfect fit to lead the goddamn National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Before taking over NASA, this guy ran a small non-profit organization. According to The Daily Beast, he ran it straight into the ground. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum saw massive financial losses under his leadership. Even better, some of those loses have been attributed to Bridenstine himself. He spent the organization’s money on a company he co-owned. Now, I’m not a big business-y gal, but that seems … shady as fuck.
NASA has about 18,000 federal employees, more than 60,000 contractors, and an operating budget of $18.5 BILLION. So Shady McStealyPants is a great choice!
Not only is Bridenstine shockingly bad with management and money, he’s also anti-science and in “consistent opposition to equal rights for women, immigrants and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals.” He’s SO BAD that even Republicans have banded together to oppose his nomination. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), along with other R’s and plenty of D’s, wrote a letter in October urging colleagues to vote against his confirmation. Didn’t work out so well.
Oh, yeah. And then there’s the small matter of Bridenstine thinking climate change is fake. In fact, he asked for an apology from then-President Obama for spending money on climate change research instead of weather forecasting. Good work!
So, to sum up: the dumbest being to have ever occupied the White House (and I’m including pets) has appointed a shady, anti-climate change non-scientist who doesn’t believe in equality to lead a huge, diverse organization whose function is to study and protect our planet and solar system. Only the best people, you guys.
I’d ask for someone to shoot me to the moon, but who knows how long it’ll even be around now thanks to this NASA nominee.