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MarkMathews » 07 Sep 2019 2:36 pm » wrote:
Misty » 07 Sep 2019 1:09 pm » wrote: Why is that statement unsigned MM?
Who wrote it?

It says 'Statement attributable to a NOAA spokesperson.'
WTF does that mean?

I smell ****.

So he got two people to fall on the sword for him, one of which refused to even attach their name to it.

Dan Sobien, president of the NWS Employees Union, stated in a tweet Friday evening that “The hard-working employees of the NWS had nothing to do with the utterly disgusting and disingenuous tweet sent out by NOAA management tonight.”

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And a meteorologist in Alabama Tweeted this:

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It's rather common for an agency's spokesperson to issue a press release... that's their job. Anywho... let's not quibble over minor details concerning the press release. The most important takeaways from the entire Dorian saga, from the perspective of most, are that the storm didn't put a scratch on the Southern White House and the Prez was right again.

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Exactly. Many people on both sides are saying this. I'm hearing it from lots of people - lots of people are saying it to me. They're saying, "Mr. Barron, it's rather common for an agency's spokesperson to issue a press release... that's their job. Anywho... let's not quibble over minor details concerning the press release. The most important takeaways from the entire Dorian saga, from the perspective of most, are that the storm didn't put a scratch on the Southern White House and the Prez was right again."

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Misty » 07 Sep 2019 1:09 pm » wrote:
MarkMathews » 07 Sep 2019 9:10 am » wrote:The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that "information provided by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center to President Trump and the wider public demonstrated that tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Dorian could impact Alabama."
Why is that statement unsigned MM?
Who wrote it?
I think I can help.

I wrote the memo on NOAA stationary, as part of my pokesperson duties for federal agecies. I didn't tell the cabinet I was doing it, either. I'm in chsrge. After the President.

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Cannonpointer » 07 Sep 2019 10:40 am » wrote:
Blackvegetable » 07 Sep 2019 10:30 am » wrote:
Your tax dollars at work.

Imagine if we had a spending problem

This must be the most humiliating episode in the history of weather service.

Obliged to pen a rationalization for Willful Stupidity Born of Indolence, the call goes out for someone to sign - and EVERYONE refuses.
When you deliberately show it in the most negative light, you can make anything look hinky.
He's right. The only issue is whether NOAA backed the president. And it did. Officially. On its letterhead.

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Cannonpointer » 05 Sep 2019 9:12 pm » wrote:
John Barron » 05 Sep 2019 9:10 pm » wrote: I can confirm my colleague's statement. President Trump had nothing to do with sharpiegate. I was busy playing golf when the incident occurred.
You mean HE was busy. Right?
Oh. RIGHT.

HE was busy playing golf. With me. Which is why I said I can confirm that he didn't do it. I was with him.

Bigly.

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Misty » 05 Sep 2019 9:00 pm » wrote:
John Miller » 05 Sep 2019 8:55 pm » wrote:
Misty » 05 Sep 2019 8:51 pm » wrote:How deranged do you have to be to take a sharpie to a weather map and think that no one would notice?
President Trump didn't take the sharpie to the map. I did.
Being a very loyal man - possibly the most loyal man ever, and for sure the most loyal man ever to win the Whitehouse - with, I might add, the largest margin in history, - President Trump allowed himself to take the blame.
Mr. Miller!
Haven't seen you around for a very long time.
I thought you were dead.

How is your fellow publicist John Barron?
Is he still around?
I can confirm my colleague's statement. President Trump had nothing to do with sharpiegate. I was busy playing golf when the incident occurred.