Your 5 Presidential appointments

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Bandit99, Jul 27, 2016.


  1. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    @3M-TA3 and I took it upon ourselves to recommend some outstanding citizens for important positions within our government namely the vacant seat in the US Supreme Court and the Attorney General slot. But, why stop there? So, here is a link that shows all Presidential appointments. Don't let minor things like '10-year term of office' spoil your fun. BUT, you ONLY get FIVE appointments. Here is my starting list but...still considering ...Bolton would make good Sec of State then move Petraeus back to the CIA...hmmm. This is tough! You get FIVE picks!

    *Sec of State - Newt Gingrich
    *Sec of Defense - Congressman Allen West
    *Attorney General - Judge Jeanine Ferris Pirro
    *Ambassador to United Nations - John R. Bolton
    *Director of Homeland Security - General (ret) Stanley Allen McChrystal
    * Assistant Secretary (Homeland Security) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Sheriff Joseph Michael "Joe" Arpaio
    * National Security Advisor - General (ret) David Petraeus
    *Current vacancy for US Supreme Court - Andrew Napolitano (proposed by @3M-TA3 )
    EDIT: EDIT: Still moving players into positions...still need CIA & FBI Directors...


    Others I am playing with...
    IRS Commissioner - NONE because we will decommission the agency
    Coming US Supreme Court vacancies - ???
    Director of CIA - ???
    Assistant Secretary (Homeland Security) – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ???
    Director – Federal Bureau of Investigation - Anybody but current Director James Comey!
    Director – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - ??? (Do we need this?)
    Director of National Drug Control Policy ("Drug Czar") - ??? (Do we need this?)


    List of positions filled by presidential appointment with Senate confirmation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    West? Petraeus? Nope.

    Secretary of State- Newt
    Director of Homeland Security- General Stanley McChrystal
     
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    My Picks...

    1. Sec of State - Congressman Allen West
    2. Sec of Defense - Major General James L. Williams, USMC (Ret)
    3. Attorney General - Judge Andrew Peter Napolitano
    4. Ambassador to United Nations - John R. Bolton
    5. Director of Homeland Security - Massad F. Ayoob
    6. Director of the CIA - Colonel Oliver North
     
  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    AH!!!!! I forgot Newt! Wait, wait, WAIT! I need to find him a position... Since I cannot make him Vice President, then I would make him my Sec of State and move David Petraeus to Director of Homeland Security. Yeah...yeah, that's a better fit! Good catch!
    McChrystal?!?! You are kidding, right? Memories of the pompous-ass Douglas MacArthur come to mind...

    @Dunerunner Director of the CIA - Colonel Oliver North...interesting. Massad F. Ayoob? An excellent fighter, firearms instructor but not experienced in leading a huge organization such as the DHS... You sure?
     
  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    So you take Betrayous Petraeus over McChrystal? :rolleyes:

    And Fox news talking head Oli North. dear me.............
     
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Not sure who I want to name to what at this time.....because if it was me, I would be coming in with a mighty ax...working in conjunction with a conservative congress.... and chopping/eliminating/restructuring several agencies.... for a start:

    Withdraw from UN membership....we give way to much money to an organization that just wants one world government. Put more ooomph in our NATO relationships, with the resources saved from the UN mess.
    Any position that is called a Czar..... we ain't Russia damn it!!
    IRS- reduced to only a small admin staff to process payments of a national flat tax..... the entire current tax code goes in the trash can. They will report directly to the FBI for oversight as a sub agency.
    EPA- abolished... control of environmental pollution is a state issue IMO.... they have to live with it if they allow whatever pollution is ongoing..
    Education Department- abolish all Common core components.
    BLM- abolish all current regs and employees. Turn over the responsibility of managing public lands to the Forestry Service... with no ability to make their own regulations.
    Department of Homeland Security- abolished.... that is what the FBI is for.
    TSA- restructured into the FBI as a divison to only provide national traveler database security info to local agencies....airports and other transit agencies will be responsible for their own security apparatus.
    US Postal System- massive restructure to a privatized organization....think selling off operations to FedEx, Ups and the like.
    Amtrak- privatize. They are a massive debt.... sell off to private interest all assets.
    Abolish all federal employee union membership..... what a racket.
    Disarm all federal agencies except the Secret Service, CIA, FBI, Border Patrol and the Military.
    Put to work at every school across the nation, former military properly cleared, armed, trained and certified by each state patrol division nationally, to ensure every school is a hard target.... no more of our children being soft targets due to namby pamby policies.

    I know I am missing many agencies.... but this would be just a taste of what I would do. ;)

    Okay, with that being said:
    Attorney General - Judge Andrew Peter Napolitano
    Sec of Defense- General James N. Mattis
    Sec of State- Newt Gingrich
    more thoughts on the rest later.....
     
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  7. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    Betrayous Petraeus? LOL! I never heard that one before... Who did he betray? You? Me? How many Presidents have done the same thing, some of our greats too? Roosevelt, Kennedy, Eisenhower...Clinton? Were they fined? Were they ruined? Did they resign, lose their position? So, because a person has an affair that makes them unfit to do the job that they have trained for and performed all their life at which they excelled? McChrystal was an excellent soldier but Petraeus was an excellent soldier and truly understood our adversaries and the Middle East and had excellent relations with all our allies, as such, I had him as my Sec of State until you reminded me of Newt...which I still would like Newt as VP but can't appoint him so Sec of State is the best I can do for him. So, having said all this...and since this is a Domestic position... You win. McChrystal is my Director of Homeland Security, an excellent choice! I will appoint Petraus as National Security Advisor.

    I DIDN'T take Oli North as Director of the CIA!!! @Dunerunner did! You can beat up on him! LOL!
     
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

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  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    OK, @Motomom34; here is my reasoning with respect to Colonel North.

    First... Ollie has plenty of experience with the CIA.
    Second... He is a former Marine Colonel although he resigned his commission.
    Third... He is a loyal Conservative that loves his country.

    That is enough for me to believe he would spy on our enemies and not us.

    Next....
     
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  10. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    I would push for Napolitano for the Supreme court. He is solidly grounded in the constitution and would probably base all his decisions on it.. Can anyone think of others that have based their arguments to law on the original intent of the constitution?? I would suspect there will be plenty of other appointment opportunities there..
     
  11. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

    Press Secretary :
    Penn Fraser Jillette ( yes the guy from Penn and Teller magic. )
    This guy has a way with words and no B.S. approach and is 100% Constitutionally sound.

    I can see Secretary of State being Col Oliver North.
     
  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    If the current admin has taught us anything it is that you don't have to know much to run an agency like the DHS. That said, I suspect that Massad would shape that organization up fast, quick and in a hurry by streamlining all of the groups under the DHS. What DHS needs to be is an elite group with exceptional skills in intelligence gathering, operational readiness and response implementation. I believe this is what he could bring to the position.

    DHS = The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, The United States Border and Customs Protection, The United States Coast Guard, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), The United States Secret Service, The Directorate for Management, The national Protection and Programs Directorate, The Science and Technology Directorate, The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, The Office of Health Affairs, The Office of Intelligence and Analysis, The Office of Operations Coordination, and the Office of Policy.
     
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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    We now have a President Elect and the cabinet game begins. The news is already speculating. Re-reading our brainstorming from July and now I am starting to rethink some of my choices. Though I will say, I think Christie will be somewhere in the Trump cabinet and I fell off the Christie bandwagon a year+ ago, I would prefer he not be in Washington but it is not my say.
     
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  14. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Sec of Defense - Major General James L. Williams, USMC (Ret) OK - hard to go wrong with a grunt...
    Attorney General - I'm looking forward to Rudie G, he da man!

    For Dept of Education - find someone who can shut this down...

    EPA - one of the Kock brothers - doesn't matter.....
     
  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Time to deplete the offices & close down so much BS & control.
    Combine & make them work smaller , pull in the .MIL to do work in .mil on the home land & let the sandbox figure itself out.
     
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  16. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    If I can get just one lunch appointment with Ivanka, I'd be happy.
     
  17. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    I got one problem with Ollie...he could have gotten a lot of fellow Marines, doggies, zoomies and squids killed because he didn't have the wherewithal to back-channel a heads-up of what he was giving the Iranians while we were planning potential invasions.
     
  18. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Not sure North had the intel to provide said heads up but what time frame are you referring to?
     
  19. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    There are 21 or 22 cabinet level positions. Some might well be eliminated with no harm. Here are some first thoughts, and I reserve the right to change my alleged mind and edit this list accordingly.

    Food for thought, then.
    NOT Priebus for anything. Proven double talker.

    Yes for these --
    The bern for postage(!) One has to remember that the reason for the cabinet is to provide advice to the CEO, and bern has the stones to point out when the Emperor's clothes are rent.
    Christie for interior
    Giuliani for Justice (Napolitano a good alternate)
    Warner for Defense (North a good alternate)
    Newt for State. (Powell an alternate if he would take it)
    Condi for ANY MT chair
    I have an unknown in mind for energy. (If his health will allow it, and he's interested, I put his name here.)
    Carson for Surgeon General.
    Barletta for DHS, but I hate to see him leave the PA delegation.


    Others as my MT head comes to grip with more ideas.
     
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  20. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Ollie would make a GREAT Sec of Navy.... If that happened we could see him on an NCIS Episode...
    Napolitano for Supreme Court.... I'll take a Strong Constitutionalist, every time....
     
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