Monday, January 01, 2018

Trump Fires Entire HIV/AIDS Council

President Trump has fired the entire council that advises his administration about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Patrick Sullivan, an epidemiologist at Emory University in Atlanta who works on HIV testing programs, told the newspaper the members were informed by letter this week that their terminations were effective immediately. The Washington Post said the council, which was set up in 1995, makes national HIV/AIDS strategy recommendations -- a five-year plan which sets out how health officials should respond to the epidemic. ... The mass dismissal follows the resignation in June of six other representatives of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, who said at the time they were frustrated with Trump's health care policies.

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In a 1997 interview, Trump called avoiding sexually transmitted diseases in the 1990s his "personal Vietnam."

"It's amazing, I can't even believe it. I've been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It's like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave solider."

Comments

Is there some form of AIDS that makes people act stupid?

If so we need to test Trump.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2017-12-30 08:51 PM

Yes, in the late stages patients develop AIDS-associated dementia.

Donny Dealmaker seems to fit that bill.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-31 12:11 PM

"AIDS-associated dementia"

Jesus, I was just joking but Trump does fit the bill for this.

Especially with his extreme sexual appetite being at it's height during the AIDS epidemic in NYC which is when he was living there.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2017-12-31 03:57 PM

Why not?

Only people that Trump doesn't like get AIDS.

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-01-01 12:19 PM

Here's another we can do without: DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was created as a Cabinet-level department in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter as part of the federal effort to address the energy crisis of the late 1970s. Fearing that international energy shortages were the wave of the future, the President felt a highly visible national agency was necessary to promote energy conservation, control federal supplies of power, and develop alternative sources of energy. However, the OPEC oil embargo then collapsed -- without any assistance from the DOE -- and international oil supplies stabilized.

I has grown into a swollen bureaucracy over the years, yet never accomplished it's intended goal.

Read more here - www.heritage.org

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-01 01:51 PM

They didn't properly appreciate Trump's personal Viet Nam.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-01 05:13 PM

#5
Yes we should all read the whole thing.

My favorite part, sell the strategic oil reserves to the private sector
And the naval reserves too.

Yes we can count on the private sector to handle nuclear waste. Etc etc.

If Carter had tweeted " put on a sweater"?

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-01-01 05:43 PM

And as far as trumps personal Vietnam, well we all knew the bath houses were risky.

#8 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-01-01 05:46 PM

MSGT

"Here's another we can do without: DOE"

That's Rick Perry's job.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-01 06:06 PM

My favorite part, sell the strategic oil reserves to the private sector
And the naval reserves too.

Yes we can count on the private sector to handle nuclear waste. Etc etc.

It's amazing to me how these idiots continue to maintain that the private sector does everything better always when evidence of the contrary becomes available on a regular basis.

At this point it's little more than recitation for comfort than anything else.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-01 06:26 PM

A department of energy is needed so long as we have a complex energy grid and are so dependent on foreign oil.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-01 11:40 PM

TOR

The private sector is synonymous with greed.

At the moment so is the Trump administration. If there's a dollar to steal, he thinks he gets first dibs.

Trump's "---- You" attitude has been apparent for a long time ~ in both politics and in business. It's too late to act indignant.

The final solution is for America to unite and pick this parasitic lice out of our hair ~ starting with his enablers in the House and Senate.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-02 01:53 AM

Odd thing coming from trump, considering he likens the difficulty and struggle of avoiding stds with that of fighting in war.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-02 01:04 PM

@ #13

It sounds to me like something a person fighting a STD for life would say.

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-02 01:20 PM

#14 | POSTED BY TOR

Having a serious STD is a struggle.

Avoiding an STD is trivial.

Obviously trump is a qualified ------ considering he struggles with even the simplest of things.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-01-02 02:13 PM

Herpes is nothin' ta clap about.

--The Most Honourable Mr Donald J. Trump, BS (Econ), Esq., President of the United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bajo Nuevo Bank, Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Island, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Serranilla Bank, The Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, and Wake Island. Emperor of Iraq and Afghanistan. By the Grace of God: Defender of the Faith.

#16 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-01-02 02:28 PM

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