Sunday, November 27, 2016

As it turns out Donald Trump did offer Jerry Falwell Jr. the Secretary of Education cabinet position and he turned him down.

Courtesy of Yahoo News: 

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons. 

Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but that he couldn't leave Liberty for more than two years. 

Falwell says he couldn't afford to work at a Cabinet-level job for longer than that and didn't want to move his family, especially his 16-year-old daughter.

Holy shitballs!

The fact that Trump offered this position to Falwell suggests to me that he really determined to gut out education system in this country.

And as much as I would be terrified with Falwell in such an important position I am not at all sure that Betsy DeVos is really any better.

The NCLB program that Bush introduced was devastating to the teachers and students in this country, but whatever Trump has in mind could be infinitely worse.


  1. For some unknowable reason I'm thinking of William Tenn's S-F short story, "The Brooklyn Project."

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  2. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Jerry did not want to take a huge pay cut

  3. Anonymous11:44 AM

    I like the crap excuse that he couldn't afford to. The grifter is a multi-millionaire. These people are so transparent.

  4. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Wouldn't you think stuff like this would make a significant number of the Electors vote for anyone but Trump???????

    1. Anonymous12:47 PM

      My thoughts exactly -- that the people who are the electoral college are paying attention to Trump now and will see how unqualified he is. Between his constant twitter feed anytime he has hurt feelings, to the people he is choosing, to the cost to protect him and his family who will be living all over the place, it seems clear that we cannot afford for this man to become president.

    2. Anonymous3:02 PM

      Bet you a nickel to a doughnut that the electoral college will vote EXACTLY as they did the first time.

    3. Not enough. Not yet.

      But if Drumpf continues along these lines, hopefully he will hit the tipping point with the electors and nuke his chances before the December 19th vote.

      As much support as he has with the Deplorables, there are already electors who feel they cannot in good conscience vote for Trump even though their state did. They are going to vote to represent their districts instead.

      The question now will be if enough electors will put integrity over party. Probably not enough. But enough to make Drumpf go BALLISTIC that they didn't vote for him.

      Couple that with his YUUUGE lose of the popular vote and he is going to explode on twitter and probably give a press conference just to put his rant on TV.

      Sorest winner ever.

      Biglyest loser ever.

      And that will mark four years of non-stop criticism, public humiliation on late night TV and daily ridicule by political cartoonists.

      Wouldn't be surprised if foreign heads of state started ignoring his phone calls.

    4. Anonymous4:02 PM

      There are so far only 6 electors that are changing their votes to Hillary. Even if WI goes to HC that's still only 10 electors + the 6 faithless equalling only 16 of 49 needed for her to beat Trump if WI ends up going to Hillary.

      It's not going to happen but at least this recount in WI might show some malfeasance in the process and really that's all we can hope for.

  5. Anonymous11:58 AM

    "Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s $803,860 salary ranked 59th, according to The Chronicle’s survey of salary data from 2012."


    "Mark DeMoss, chairman of the executive committee of Liberty’s board of trustees, said in an interview that Falwell’s compensation was based on the “pretty remarkable financial turnaround” that he had brought the university. From a precarious fiscal state a few years ago, Liberty now brings in about $250 million annually in profit, he said."



    1. Anonymous1:34 PM

      yep>WHEN YOU DON'T PAY TAXES....

  6. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Trump promised to drain the swamp.

    What he didn't tell us was that he would drag up all the creatures from the swamp and put them in his Cabinet.

  7. Anonymous12:28 PM

    It's sickening how the offers are going out to people who are so religion-connected and with very little to no exposure to the real world of the public and what they need. It's all about control and censorship and forcing religion and creationism down kids' throats.

    And Liberty Univ. may be accredited, but there's no way people going to that place get a true liberal arts education. No way does their film major and art major, for examples, just let students work freely and compose what artists need to--there's no way I believe that is allowed.

  8. Anonymous12:31 PM

    Donald Trump sometimes likes to speaks in the 3rd Person.

    Which one sounds better, 1st Person Trump or 3rd Person Trump?

    1st Person Trump (actual words):

    “I did try and fuck her“

    "I moved on her very heavily"

    "I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married,”

    “And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”

    “Grab them by the pussy,” Trump added. “You can do anything.”

    - Donald J. Trump


    Then there's the 3rd Person Trump:

    “Trump did try and fuck her”,

    “Trump moved on her very heavily"

    "Trump moved on her like a bitch, but Trump couldn’t get there. And she was married,”

    “Trump a star they let Trump do it,” “Trump can do anything.”

    “Trump grab them by the pussy,”
    “Trump can do anything.”

    - Donald J. Trump


    Which one is correct? 1st or 3rd Person Trump?

    Wrong! None of them. You wouldn't catch President Obama saying that nasty stuff. President Obama is a decent and well respected married man with children.

  9. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Freak Palin says it was "divine Providence" that Trump won. These fools who keep claiming that any win or anything good that happens is due to a god are too much.

    1. Anonymous1:11 PM

      Yea and the fine Christian woman Sarah Palin is not and has never been. She's a fraud and liar (proven time and time again - especially in Alaska!) and Hell truly is awaiting her. She hasn't even had a truthful marriage in years - affairs - Track is not Todd's biological son due to Sarah's affair/involvement prior to Todd. The other guy didn't want a thing to do with her - as to a permanent status anyway. Todd didn't have a clue Track wasn't his until much later!

      Sarah wouldn't know a 'divine providence' if she fell over it!

    2. Anonymous1:13 PM

      They never made their way out of the Old Testament. "Jesus wept."

  10. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Betsy Devos is Erik Prince's sister (of Blackwater infamy.) Yikes! Dominionists all the way.

  11. Anonymous1:13 PM

    So Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. turned down Trump's offer to be Secretary of Education.

    So President-elect Trump meets with his Transition Team, political experts Ivanka, Donald Jr, Eric and Barron.

    The best the Trump kids can suggest is Betsy DeVos, a billionaire with no education degree, never was a school teacher, never was a school administrator and who is in favor of taking money away from public schools and giving it to profit making Catholic schools that rich people already can afford.

    So down and out people who voted for Trump, where will your children go for their education?

    San Quentin Elementary School?
    Trump Autism Pre-University?
    The Big House?
    The Big Pen Junior High?
    The Booty Farm?
    Wasilla High School?
    School of Hard Knock?
    "Who Gives A Fuck U"?

    Doesn't matter anyway. If you can't afford profit schools or if you are Mexican or if you are eligible for Stop and Frisk or you wear a scarf, your welfare kids are being deported, thrown over the wall or working for Trump at his golf courses and hotels.

    1. Anonymous1:43 PM

      Are you jealous of WHS grads who make more money than you ad they didn't waste 4 years on worthless degrees that gave them 20 years worth of debt?

    2. abbafan2:13 PM

      NO fuckin' palin graduated from wasilla high; idiot mummy bought them out! They were pre-occupied blowing guys in the fuckin' stairwells! fat alicia, or retard palins, whoever you are, find ONE example of a wasilla high grad who makes more money than me! Fuckin' goof!

    3. Anonymous3:23 PM

      Nor did Mommie Dearest graduate college.

  12. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Jesus NUTblowJOB!

  13. Anonymous1:15 PM

    If you didn't vote why are you complaining?

  14. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Im not a Miami fan and not from Fl but I had no idea Larry Csonka moved to Alaska and is friends with Sarah's dad now. Saw that he goes to their post-hunt bonfires.

  15. Anonymous1:41 PM

    President-elect Trump doesn't want to kive in the White House. His foreign white wife and computer genius son will not be living in predominately black Washington DC.

    Why would Jerry Falwell want to be Secretary of Education and move his family, especially his pure as the driven snow virgin 16-year-old daughter to black Washington DC?

  16. Anonymous1:43 PM

  17. Anonymous1:44 PM

    I missed this with Bannon.

  18. Anonymous1:45 PM

    I waited 2 1/2 hours in line to vote for Hillary. Do you deem me worthy of complaining?

  19. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Ha ha, grifter idiot religious nutbag knows that he makes a lot more money off bestowing worthless christian college degrees to the mindless children of the sheeple than he could make from working in government.

    You keep fleecing those people Falwell, I hope you sleep well at night knowing that your "college" prepares these children for nothing more than missionary service in some third world country that really is doing fine without your retarded fairy-tale input.

    Seriously, christian-college-degree, WTF, it's even worse than a degree from TrumpU and that's saying something.

    1. Anonymous2:57 PM

      As with the TrumpU case, fleece $175M and settle for $25M. Nice pocket change.

      People are so damned stupid. Wake UP. Stoopid $arah hired the HS friend to head agriculture be she liked cows (lmao), and now this idiot? No education background whatsoever; just follow orders and dumb'em down even further.

  20. Anonymous3:03 PM

    4-6 yr commitment?? Ha-ha! A bit optimistic, isn't he? He's an impeachment waiting to happen (assuming Divine Providence has its way.

  21. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Little Donny have no plans. He just wants to fill post with whoever he can get to work for him and let them do all the work

    1. Anonymous3:33 PM

      Plan: Pick some apprentices. Then start FIRING THEIR ASSES!

      Repeat until the dissent stops.

  22. Anonymous11:25 PM

    We are so screwed. That is all.


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