Set Up the Pins Charlie!

2016 December 13
by drdog09

My ole man, for money in high school used to set pins (manually) down at the local alley. That back in the day when going to one was merely a step up from crawling in the pool hall.

Well Trump must be doing the same thing, setting pins I mean. Only the ‘pins’ are department heads and cabinet positions. His latest? —

Rick Perry, the former Republican Governor of Texas, has been nominated by Donald Trump to head the U.S. Department of Energy. During the 2011 CNBC Republican presidential candidate debate Perry was listing three Federal agencies that he would eliminate were he to become president. Perry said that he would get rid of the Department of Education, and Department of Commerce, but then he faltered, forgetting the third agency he would put on the chopping block. Fellow Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul tried to help him out by suggesting that he should eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency. Perry responded that the EPA needed reform, but that it wasn’t the one on his list. Some fifteen minutes later, Perry recalled the agency he’d close down: the Department of Energy.

And the enviro-whackos?

“There is no doubt that Rick Perry is completely unfit to run an agency he sought to eliminate – and couldn’t even name. Perry is a climate change denier, opposes renewable energy even as it has boomed in Texas, and doesn’t even believe CO2 is a pollutant,” said League of Conservation Voters Gene Karpinski in a statement. “Not only that, he is deep in the pocket of Big Polluters, who have contributed over $2.5 million to his presidential campaigns, a disturbing sign that they expected him to protect their profits in office, not do what’s best for the American people.”


At this juncture Trump is struming his old playbook. Ask for the moon and then some, then settle for less than that but still come out ahead. No he won’t get all his picks. But by flooding the zone, he will get enough where he needs them to trigger MAGA.

Republicans better watch it. They play pattycake with the Dims Trump will burn them from the pulpit.

25 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 December 13 4:00 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Carryover from the previous post —

    Information Bleg:

    Ok I am going thru my Dad’s estate currently. Among the effects were medals that his uncles won in WWII. One being the DFC. I want to find the action associated with the award. So my question is this one. They both flew for the Army Air Corps. So do I approach the US Army for relevant records or the US Air Force?

    Thanks guys.

  2. 2016 December 13 4:22 pm
    President Paul permalink

    The tillerson pick looks good, but Rand is still raising red flags over Bolton being the undersecretary pick.

    Also Scarborough Blasts Bolton as Dep SecState, Blames ‘Neo-cons, Sheldon Adelson’ For Boosting Him

    And Redstate rumor is Bolton may get no role at all in the administration at this point.

  3. 2016 December 13 4:36 pm
    President Paul permalink

    More Sessions persons into admin

    Former Senator Sessions staffer and Trump speech writer the brilliant Stephen Miller was appointed as assistant and Senior Advisor to Donald Trump today.

  4. 2016 December 13 4:43 pm
    President Paul permalink

  5. 2016 December 13 5:10 pm
    justrand permalink

    drdog, I went thru this site a couple years ago to get my Dad’s service records so I could get his Purple Heart re-issued (it was stolen when my Mother’s house was broken into).

    I hope this helps…

    you’ll need to have some info available…and may have to fill in a form to send in like I did

    I’ll look around for more info

  6. 2016 December 13 5:37 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Drdog, left you a link on the previous thread.

  7. 2016 December 13 5:51 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I hope this idea goes in the crapper after January 20. Fighting men and women need to focus on leadership and tactics, not cross dressing.

  8. 2016 December 13 6:05 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Agreed. We need to get back to this —

  9. 2016 December 13 7:03 pm
    President Paul permalink

    Trump selects Zinke for interior, but critics say he just got Tester reelected since the bench is gone now.

  10. 2016 December 13 7:16 pm

  11. 2016 December 13 7:21 pm

    10…..I think Sarah Palin is establishing residency there and running. 🙂

    Trump rally was a lot of fun tonight…….really twisting the knife on the Pravda/USA crowd.

  12. 2016 December 13 7:35 pm
    mulletover permalink

    If this box office is any indication, this gun control movie is a bust. That means gun control is dead as Kelsey’s nuts, and that’s a good thing.

  13. 2016 December 13 7:45 pm
    President Paul permalink

    Kanye goes rogue

    “Things are not good with Kim and Kanye right now. She’s furious at him for going to NYC,” a source tells EXCLUSIVELY. “He should be home taking care of himself and spending time with his family after being in the hospital. Kim had no interest in going to NYC to meet Donald Trump. She wanted Kanye to stay home and wasn’t going to support him on this trip. Their kids have already been through too much change recently for them to go on another cross country flight and she wasn’t about to leave them.” Wow. We are really upset to hear this.

    But Kim isn’t just upset with Kanye for not resting and instead going to NYC to meet with the controversial president-elect. “Also, Kim and her family were all Hillary Clinton supporters so meeting Trump isn’t something she’s excited about,” our insider continues. “Not only that, but she didn’t see any benefit to a meeting with Trump. It wasn’t going to help their brand at all.”

    Also Rand on Hannity show today

  14. 2016 December 13 7:54 pm
    justrand permalink

    Watched most of Trump’s “Spike the Fu@king Ball Tour” speech tonight.

    Alternate title: “Overkill Is Underrated”


  15. 2016 December 13 8:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Mullet, JR,

    Thanks! It appears I have to file a SF180 for each uncle.

  16. 2016 December 13 8:37 pm
    drdog09 permalink



  17. 2016 December 13 8:49 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Proof that PoPo are only in it for the pension — — I remember Dallas CoP giving a status on a shooting and closed with “…. and we are hiring.” Probably not too often right now.

  18. 2016 December 13 9:17 pm
    President Paul permalink

    Harry Reid Caught In $2 MILLION Bribery Scheme, Trump Prepares to Investigate

  19. 2016 December 13 11:09 pm
    President Paul permalink

    MUST SEE: Sean Spicer Smashes Fake News MSNBC Reporter Over Rusian Hack Claims

  20. 2016 December 14 7:14 am
    justrand permalink

    back ON topic 🙂

    Which “pins” are left to be knocked down? IMHO the most important “pins” are the ones you can’t see…and that is why I am very pleased with pretty much all of Trump’s appointments.

    the unseen “pins” are the 2 or 3 levels of Administrators below the top 2. The Secretary and Deputy Secretary of each Department/Agency get a lot of attention, but more than anything they SET THE TONE for how the Department/Agency will be run. The 2 or 3 levels of Administrators below the top 2 are where the persistent ROT is…and it needs to be cut out. Or, back to the bowling alley, those “pins” need to be knocked DOWN!

  21. 2016 December 14 7:27 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Agreed. Its also the corollary I make that if term limits are enacted that it also has to include the congressional staff as well. Otherwise the staffers have more power than the people they serve and they have enough back seat power now.

  22. 2016 December 14 9:42 am

    this will frost their balls.

  23. 2016 December 15 2:00 am

    Stephen Miller is the man, very happy he will be constantly in the presidents ear – though not surprised, been a great asset ever since he came on board early in the primaries. Though I sort of wish he could take Session’s place in the Senate.

    22 – I agree deputy and assistant deputy slots is where lots of the rubber of the agencies meets the road.

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