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Bill Nelson nominated to lead NASA

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. g8rjd

    g8rjd GC Hall of Fame

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    Pretty sure he’s a transitional head of the agency to improve Senate and Congressional relations while his nominated Deputy will be in line to take over.
     
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  2. oragator1

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    Well he’s a UF grad, so he has my support :).
     
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  3. defensewinschampionships

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    Didn’t like him as a senator, think he’ll do a bang up job as head of NASA.
     
  4. g8rjd

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    Just to follow up here, this is why Nelson is a good nom.



    His Deputy will be Pam Melroy, putting her in line to be the first female NASA Administrator. Pamela Melroy - Wikipedia
     
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  5. l_boy

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    I remember his first running for congress when I was in high school, almost 40 years ago, and he was shaking hands with people walking into our high school football game.

    I think I voted for some conservative republican instead who Nelson destroyed.
     
  6. tampagtr

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    Pretty sure Margo Madison was the first female NASA Administrator ;)
     
  7. g8rjd

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    Well, yeah, in that OTHER timeline.
     
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  8. Claygator

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    Nelson was in Washington for 36 years before he lost to Scott. Along the way, he accomplished almost nothing. And in his run against Scott, big sugar contributed more to him than any politician in Florida's history. Yet the news papers endorsed him as the "environmental candidate". You know why the Everglades reclamation project hasn't moved forward for so long? Because the feds didn't fund the $200 million per year that they were supposed to; Florida funded the $200 million per year that it agreed to. By the time the Feds resumed, they were 1 billion behind, and Florida suffered. Big Sugar got to Nelson, and Rubio, which explains why Rubio supports him for head of NASA.

    Nelson has ZERO business heading NASA. ZERO
     
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  9. tampagtr

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    There's a difference between saying he was an ineffective politician vs saying he is a loser.
     
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  11. col_kurtz

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    Greg Jarvis traded his life though after getting bumped for Smilin’ Billy
     
  12. Spurffelbow833

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    I just want to see whoever's running the show keep the momentum for Project Artemis going. If feminism is helping push because they want to get a woman up there, great. ANY reason is a good reason. I don't care if the next 50 people who go to the Moon are women as long as they go.
     
  13. thomadm

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    Please stop giving demanding management positions to 80 year olds. Nelson is 30 years past his prime and should be enjoying his retirement. Can we not find anyone in the working age to head the agency?
     
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  14. g8rjd

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    And confirmed by voice vote (no serious opposition even bothering to request a roll call).
     
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  15. tampagtr

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    I saw that. Very pleased.
     
  16. g8rjd

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    Yep. Take the easy W and set up the next generation of agency leadership.
     
  17. HallGator

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    If name recognition helps keep NASA moving along I'm for it. From what I have gathered private endeavors into space exploration have forced the agency to become more streamlined and less burdened with bureaucracy.
     
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    OMG, that geezer is still alive and moving around? So who is his puppet master? Rice? The Muslim Brotherhood?

    New rockets from Iran, blueprints from NASA, soon to be made and targeting Israel...
     
  19. g8rjd

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    Former astronaut and Senator was a pretty guaranteed easy confirmation. It’s like asking a bunch of your friends if they would like to have you work with them again. Senators usually have an easy road because of those relationships, unless their name is Ted Cruz. Everyone hates Ted Cruz.
     
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  20. SeabudGator

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    Gotta say that I have every reason to support Nelson: gator, know him, and long time democrat. However, the guy has always been an empty suit with little conviction and is damn old (like Biden and trump). Uninspired choice.