DENR speak: Blah, blah, lie, blah, blah, cheer, blah, blah, whatever

How'd you like to be one of the poor DENR staff having to sit there and listen to this happy horseshit?

Hat tip to Progressive Pulse for digging this up.


You're a customer!

It's okay if you drop dead.

What a tool.

Actually, DAG McCrory's got an entire toolbox going on, but Skvarla is in a class all his own.

Cleanup in row 1

and rows 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14. Can't blame the audience for retching.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014


I want you to come to work exhilarated. Oh! How very fucking motivational of you John boy.

What a douchebag.

Just in case you haven't looked at it

Do go to the 10:35 mark to watch our esteemed Secretary of DENR make a total ass of himself. "Don't worry. Be happy. Enjoy the process. You're being screwed!"

I could bring you an army of management consultants and leadership coaches who would throw up at the sight of this guy talking. It's hard to imagine a more reckless choice for this important position.


It's interesting: his 'fine line' between maintaining the beauty of our landscape and creating economic vitality is not in the same location as is my own.

A couple observations ...

I'm missing the context of why he was speaking, I guess. It seemed to have a lot of the hallmarks of a campaign speech, with the "congratulating" of the audience, and the hand gestures.

Is it a Republican thing to talk of salary as "rewards" instead of what the employees have earned? Saying they had earned the money seems more powerful - they worked hard, we recognize it, and should be paid.

How was it ever determined that DENR should be held accountable to their "customers"? Should it not DENR employees be accountable to their owners, their employers - we, the people? And are we not the customers paying for their service? It seems like DENR's purpose is actually opposed to what we traditionally understand the department's purpose to be. By changing who the department was accountable to (from the people of the state to the profit-makers), they have completely subverted the purpose, not "walked a fine (misplaced) line".

To equate DENR's purpose with highway art (Art that Moves You) seems to miss the point of their purpose - clean air, dirt, and water - that keeps us fed, sheltered and healthy. It's not a luxury or just a tourist attraction.

Spot-on comment

Skvarla's so out of touch with the culture of service that he can't even get his talking points right.

As to why McCrory was there, god can only guess. The people I know in the department consider his leadership worse than clueless, it's downright nihilist.