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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Report: Jeffrey Loria being considered as U.S. Ambassador to France

France is rumored to be offering the Eiffel Tower to other countries in return for prospects.

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly being considered as the U.S. ambassador to France.

According to the New York Post, President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Preibus has recommended Loria for the position. 

However, there is reportedly internal discussions between Preibus and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about who should get the ambassador positiions.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 15, 2017 at 05:52 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:05 PM (#5402552)
Seems about right.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:08 PM (#5402557)
#nottheonion
   3. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:20 PM (#5402561)
I literally cannot believe this.
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:22 PM (#5402563)
For most of the prominent federal positions the administration is going down a list of wealthy aristocrats known for villainous behavior and belligerent, misanthropic personalities. The ones with any sense of shame or self-awareness say no, so they end up with, in this case, Loria.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM (#5402565)
"Comme signe de l'amitié de nos nations, je vous apporte la tête encore saignante de Youppi."
   6. TJ Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:32 PM (#5402566)
I'm surprised he's not being considered for the post of ambassador to Canada...
   7. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:33 PM (#5402567)
I don't aghast easily, but I am in this case.
   8. 'Spos Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:39 PM (#5402572)
I'm surprised he's not being considered for the post of ambassador to Canada...


There was a rumour it would be Sarah Palin.
   9. DavidFoss Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:40 PM (#5402573)
Maybe if he complains enough, he can get France to build him a new embassy.
   10. Man o' Schwar Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:49 PM (#5402578)
There was a rumour it would be Sarah Palin.

She can see Canada from her house!
   11. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:56 PM (#5402581)
For those who haven't run a Google Translate on [5], I won't spoil it but you definitely should.

Kudos, Gonfalon.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 15, 2017 at 06:57 PM (#5402582)
If Loria gets this, and I've said this many times here, the man is an effing genius. More like (in Wil-E-coyote voice---SUPERGENIUS!).
The dude ought to write a book, "how to be a total steaming turd and still come out on top"

All I know is Mephistopheles will extract his payment Mr. Loria. It may not be tomorrow, but the debt will need to be met...
   13. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 15, 2017 at 07:18 PM (#5402587)
First order of business: Threaten to move the embassy to Copenhagen unless the French government institutes an Art Sharing scheme allowing Loria to claim the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo for his own personal collection.
   14. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: February 15, 2017 at 07:19 PM (#5402588)
For those who haven't run a Google Translate on [5], I won't spoil it but you definitely should.


It was worth it
   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 15, 2017 at 07:21 PM (#5402589)
First order of business: Threaten to move the embassy to Copenhagen unless the French government institutes an Art Sharing scheme allowing Loria to claim the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo for his own personal collection.


"I deserve it! It isn't fair that I have to be content with my own art!"
   16. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: February 15, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5402614)
#11 & #14 - concur. Brilliant.
   17. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 15, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5402617)
Has Azerbaijan already been taken? I'm thinking Ambassador Dan Snyder.
   18. bookbook Posted: February 15, 2017 at 08:51 PM (#5402633)
Puzder's out. I suspect Loria will get Labor secretary.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 15, 2017 at 08:57 PM (#5402636)
The BEST people.
   20. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 15, 2017 at 09:27 PM (#5402648)
No, the BESTEST people.
   21. Cooper Nielson Posted: February 15, 2017 at 10:23 PM (#5402667)
If Loria gets this, and I've said this many times here, the man is an effing genius. More like (in Wil-E-coyote voice---SUPERGENIUS!). The dude ought to write a book, "how to be a total steaming turd and still come out on top"

He'll have to race our President to that title, no?
   22. Cargo Cultist Posted: February 15, 2017 at 11:36 PM (#5402687)
I know we hate France, but do we really hate them that much?

Isn't there something in the Geneva Convention about this?
   23. Walt Davis Posted: February 16, 2017 at 12:09 AM (#5402696)
Sell the team to a Kushner, get ambassador to France.

I doubt it's "encore saignante" at this stage.
   24. Random Transaction Generator Posted: February 16, 2017 at 12:15 AM (#5402698)
The rule is the ambassador must stay in that country the entire time, right?
   25. ReggieThomasLives Posted: February 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM (#5402700)
Rovell reporting that Kushners pulling out of Marlins purchase specifically because of ambassadorship.
   26. shoewizard Posted: February 16, 2017 at 12:40 AM (#5402705)
aww Reggie...thats no fun. And this was gearing up to be the best BTF thread in quite some time
   27. Walt Davis Posted: February 16, 2017 at 01:34 AM (#5402710)
#25 ... yep, just saw that, I withdraw my snark.
   28. asinwreck Posted: February 16, 2017 at 10:53 AM (#5402826)
Jonah Keri will be thrilled with this appointment. As will the entire province of Quebec.
   29. Traderdave Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:25 AM (#5402861)
Plum ambassadorships often go to large donors. Did Loria write Trump a check?

   30. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:37 AM (#5402874)
Rovell reporting that Kushners pulling out of Marlins purchase specifically because of ambassadorship.

More likely as a convenient excuse after somebody talked some sense into him, about the actual value of the Marlins franchise. This is why "handshake" agreements of this magnitude are silly.
   31. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM (#5402880)
Report: Jeffrey Loria being considered as U.S. Abassador to France


Of course, you realize, this means war...
   32. John Northey Posted: February 16, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5403181)
As long as it isn't to Canada. We might not have capital punishment anymore but we could force him to watch 45 years of Maple Leafs hockey. In one sitting. See how long it takes before he screams for mercy.
   33. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 05:03 PM (#5403299)
Plum ambassadorships often go to large donors. Did Loria write Trump a check?

Yes, bigly. He donated $125,000 to the Trump Victory fund.
   34. RMc's Yelling Mob of Hackmen Posted: February 16, 2017 at 06:21 PM (#5403371)
#notmyfrance

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