Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat > Chit Chat - Politics
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Pop Upfront 2018 Notes; Kim Possible Movie Gets The Goldbergs Star
Sony Crackle 2018 Upfront; Megan Fox Heads to Travel Channel Series
Decades Gets Rose Marie Documentary; TBS Orders More Last O.G. and Search Party
CBS Pulls Living Biblically; First Wives Club Comedy Series Coming to Paramount Network
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of April 23, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Goldbergs Spinoff Happening After All; Grey's Anatomy Renewed for Fifteenth Season
Fri-Yay: Superstore is Doing the Will They/Won't They Story Arc Right; Laff Pays Tribute to Harry Anderson
CBS Picks Up 11 More Returning Series for 2018-19; BET 2018 Upfront
Carol Burnett Gets Netflix Series; Futurama on Syfy, Marathon on 4/20
The Goldbergs 1990s Spinoff Ordered for ABC; Remembering Harry Anderson of Night Court


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season

02/06 - All in the Family - Seasons 1-5
02/06 - Bosom Buddies - The Complete Series
02/06 - Women of the House - Complete 12 Episode Series
02/13 - Broad City - Season 4
02/13 - Three's Company - The Complete Series - Come and Knock on Our Door Collection
02/27 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Seventh Season
02/27 - Green Acres - The Complete Fifth Season
02/27 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2018, 03:30 AM   #1
TMC
Forum Celebrity
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 27,741
Default How unusual is President Trump's hiring of TV personalities to join his administratio

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/b...elevision.html

Presidents have sought and hired television personalities in the past. But the president's recent moves, says Michael M. Grynbaum, "are another sign that the dividing line between media and government has been all but erased under Mr. Trump, a former reality star who views himself as the casting agent in chief. Television figures have served as press aides in past administrations, tasked with handling their former colleagues in the media. But the selection of (CNBC's Larry) Kudlow crossed a threshold of sorts: the elevation of a television star to a position of real influence over policies affecting millions of Americans. It was perhaps inevitable that Mr. Trump, whose view of the world is indelibly shaped by what he sees on TV, would be a president eager to break the fourth wall."
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
opus
Forum Veteran
VB
 
opus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2003
Location: New York; but ideally Apt. 402 in Indy (for 8 years)
Posts: 10,497
Default

Wait'll Trumpy sees a commercial and this guy becomes Chief of Naval Operations....

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 05:11 PM   #3
JSP
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by opus
Wait'll Trumpy sees a commercial and this guy becomes Chief of Naval Operations....

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 06:43 PM   #4
DadTheKing
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 21, 2016
Location: California
Posts: 824
Default

Obama just signed with Netflix to be a reality tv star. As for Trump, I don't care where his people come from, as long as they produce for the country. Looking at our economy, regulations, taxes and immigration, Trumps people are doing great! We suffered for 8 years with "qualified" people who produced nothing but more debt, regulations and misery.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 09:33 PM   #5
IllinoisTVFan
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 22, 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 2,102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DadTheKing
Obama just signed with Netflix to be a reality tv star. As for Trump, I don't care where his people come from, as long as they produce for the country. Looking at our economy, regulations, taxes and immigration, Trumps people are doing great! We suffered for 8 years with "qualified" people who produced nothing but more debt, regulations and misery.

Perhaps but Obama did hire people with experience and education for the jobs, like people with doctorates. Trump is hiring people with no experience, with middling college grades. For example, Rick Perry for Department of Energy though he got a D in chemistry, and Betsy DeVos who never worked in education. Obama is out of office now and he can do what he wants, so can George W, Jimmy Carter, etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 09:34 PM   #6
IllinoisTVFan
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 22, 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 2,102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by opus
Wait'll Trumpy sees a commercial and this guy becomes Chief of Naval Operations....


He'd be an improvement, that's for sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2018, 10:16 PM   #7
Svenfan1234
Senior Member
Berwyn!
 
Svenfan1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 12, 2015
Location: In Berwyn hitting Svengoolie with rubber chickens!
Posts: 8,681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DadTheKing
Obama just signed with Netflix to be a reality tv star. As for Trump, I don't care where his people come from, as long as they produce for the country. Looking at our economy, regulations, taxes and immigration, Trumps people are doing great! We suffered for 8 years with "qualified" people who produced nothing but more debt, regulations and misery.

Oh, please no... reality TV is as bad as it is... never watching his show...
__________________
Berrrrwyn



Shout! Factory, PLEASE release a complete series set of St. Elsewhere!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #8
bandito
Senior Member
Going Topless
 
bandito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 28, 2002
Location: The Steel City
Posts: 6,263
Default

BEN CARSON
Position: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Schools: Yale University, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University

Degrees: B.A. in psychology, M.D. in neurosurgery

ELAINE CHAO
Position: Secretary of Transportation

Schools: Mount Holyoke College, Harvard University

Degrees: B.A. in economics, M.B.A.

DAN COATS
Position: Director of National Intelligence

Schools: Wheaton College, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Degrees: B.A. in political science, J.D.

BETSY DEVOS
Position: Secretary of Education

School: Calvin College

Degree: B.A. in economics

NIKKI HALEY
Position: Ambassador to the United Nations

School: Clemson University

Degree: B.S. in accounting

JOHN KELLY
Position: Secretary of Homeland Security

Schools: University of Massachusetts Boston, Georgetown University, National Defense University

Degrees: B.A. in history and government, M.A. in national security affairs, M.S. in national security affairs

ROBERT LIGHTHIZER
Position: Trade Representative

School: Georgetown University

Degrees: B.A. and J.D.

JAMES MATTIS
Position: Secretary of Defense

School: Central Washington University

Degree: B.A. in history

LINDA MCMAHON
Position: Small Business Administrator

School: East Carolina University

Degree: B.S. in French

STEVEN MNUCHIN
Position: Secretary of the Treasury

School: Yale University

Degree: B.A.

MICK MULVANEY
Position: Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Schools: Georgetown University, University of North Carolina, Harvard Business School

Degrees: B.S. in foreign service, J.D.

SONNY PERDUE
Position: Secretary of Agriculture

Schools: University of Georgia

Degrees: doctorate in veterinary medicine

RICK PERRY
Position: Secretary of Energy

Schools: Texas A&M University

Degree: B.S. in animal science

TOM PRICE
Position: Secretary of Health and Human Services

Schools: University of Michigan, Emory University

Degrees: B.A. in general studies and M.D.

REINCE PRIEBUS
Position: White House Chief of Staff

Schools: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Miami School of Law

Degrees: B.A. in political science and English, J.D.

SCOTT PRUITT
Position: Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Schools: Georgetown College in Kentucky, University of Tulsa

Degrees: B.A. in politics and communications, J.D.

ANDREW PUZDER
Position: Secretary of Labor

Schools: Cleveland State University, Washington University

Study: B.A. in history, J.D.

WILBUR ROSS JR.
Position: Secretary of Commerce

Schools: Yale University, Harvard University

Degrees: B.A., M.B.A.

JEFF SESSIONS
Position: Attorney General (Head of Department of Justice)

Schools: Huntingdon College, University of Alabama

Degrees: B.A., J.D.

DAVID SHULKIN
Position: Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Schools: Hampshire College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh

Degrees: B.A. and M.D.

REX TILLERSON
Position: Secretary of State

School: University of Texas at Austin

Degree: B.S. in civil engineering

RYAN ZINKE
Position: Secretary of Interior

Schools: University of Oregon, National University, University of San Diego

Degrees: B.S. in geology, M.B.A., M.S. in global leadership
__________________
bandito
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2018, 11:07 PM   #9
DadTheKing
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 21, 2016
Location: California
Posts: 824
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IllinoisTVFan
Perhaps but Obama did hire people with experience and education for the jobs, like people with doctorates. Trump is hiring people with no experience, with middling college grades. For example, Rick Perry for Department of Energy though he got a D in chemistry, and Betsy DeVos who never worked in education. Obama is out of office now and he can do what he wants, so can George W, Jimmy Carter, etc.
If Obama was so "smart" and hired all of these so-called, "smart people", then why did we suffer through 8 years of nada? All he had was Obamacare and that sucked. The only thing Obama and company was good at was feathering their nests.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2018, 11:43 PM   #10
IllinoisTVFan
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 22, 2011
Location: South of Chicago
Posts: 2,102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DadTheKing
If Obama was so "smart" and hired all of these so-called, "smart people", then why did we suffer through 8 years of nada? All he had was Obamacare and that sucked. The only thing Obama and company was good at was feathering their nests.

Actually thanks to Obamacare, I know several people who got medicaid who normally wouldn't qualify so what's wrong with that? I know many got screwed but I am glad those who needed help got it. If you want to talk about suffering how about W? People suffer all through all administrations.

Last edited by IllinoisTVFan : 03-19-2018 at 12:15 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2018, 06:51 PM   #11
DadTheKing
Forum Regular
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 21, 2016
Location: California
Posts: 824
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IllinoisTVFan
Actually thanks to Obamacare, I know several people who got medicaid who normally wouldn't qualify so what's wrong with that? I know many got screwed but I am glad those who needed help got it. If you want to talk about suffering how about W? People suffer all through all administrations.
I too suffered under "W", he was not good with the economy. But you confuse medicaid with Obamacare. I am all for medicaid expansion to the right people. But Obamacare only funded it for a short time, then put the extra expanse on the states. That sucked. As did most of Obamacare.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.