Historic day today, and some other things

Today Barack Obama vacates the WH, and to the chagrin of the intelligentsia and the left, is replaced by a guy that the left took for granted would lose and referred to as the orange haired clown. I wish I someone would tape the reactions of Hillary Clinton today. That would make for one heck of a documentary. My guess is she will be drunk as a skunk, throwing shit at people, and especially Bill, blaming everyone for not giving her, her dues, and in general acting like the spoiled entitled person she is. Today Trump becomes US president, and while the DNC operatives with bylines continue to fantasize on how Trump would not end in the WH, reality is gonna suck for these people. Anyway, did I mention trump becomes president today? I did, good.

Now I propose an exercise. No big workout of either the body or the mind, although people that are historically challenged might have a hard time wanting to remember things. Here it goes. Remember how horrible the right behaved when Obama won the WH from Boosh? Those anti-democracy douchebags, thinking obviously that the only time democracy works is when they are winning, not only had the temerity to oppose Black Jesus’ coming, but setup subversive training camps for their paid grievance mongering apes! Heck, these frightwingers were so distraught and butthurt that the snowflakes needed special treatment! What a bunch of pansies. Thankfully now that Obama is leaving the adults will be in charge of a smooth transition, honoring democracy and the office of the presidency, just like the left spent the months before the election telling everyone patriotic Americans should behave like. If only those evil rightwingers wouldn’t resort to censorship!

At least we all can breathe a sigh of relief at this all. After all, the most transparent and ethical administration evah has left behind a government of laws and balanced power which should limit the next president’s ability to abuse power. And nobody should worry, since the guy is a pariah anyway. Sure, he talks a lot of crazy shit, but then again, he ain’t gonna get away with anything, because despite the plebe’s ineffective pushback, the guardians of freedom are on the job! The American people can count on them.

OK, enough satire, but the truth hurts. BTW, I have found the first Trump cabinet member I think needs to absolutely go and be blocked. And I am being serious. Mnuchin just crossed a line for me when he said that he wanted to expand the IRS. That den of inequity and evil needs to be disbanded. And no, I am not being sarcastic here. The IRS needs to go. It’s by far the most dangerous entity out there. More dangerous than the NSA snooping on you or the DOJ coming after you. The IRS can destroy your ability to make an income. Nothing is more important to a person’s independence.

UPDATE: Done deal.

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  1. richtaylor365

    Having skipped the last 2 inaugurals, (no, not out protesting, as if) I gotta say I am impressed by the whole process, this celebration of a peaceful transition of power, I’m taking it all in.

    Many are praising Hillary for the fact that she showed up, gee, I never thought doing the right thing was ever deserving of praise. The loser is always expected to participate, it has always been this way, of course she should be there.

    A word of disappointment on the behavior of the left. Good for Senator Durbin, for calling out the despicable behavior of his colleagues for being conspicuously absent and for making hay out of it. Ditto with the MSM. My local paper, usually sedate in comparison to the more fringe, had as it’s front page article, “The Trump show: Success built on hyperbole, hunger for publicity”. Page 2 was filled with his more notorious tweets over the years, 5 editorials, 4 slamming him and 1 suggesting magnanimity as protocol and precedent dictates (fire that guy), and lastly there was a political cartoon with ,”In Putin we trust” for a Trump coin. One day, not one single day can they put away their long knives for the good of the country.

    Hopefully our leftest friends here can give it a rest, for one day.

     

    Mnuchin just crossed a line

    Give him another look, he will do a terrific job. From your link;

    Mnuchin also said he would like to see some structural and technological improvements in the agency.

    As long as we have to pay taxes, there will always be tax cheats. The IRS should never be weaponized like what the last guy did (Boy, that sounds great, the last guy) but I want tax cheats judiciously prosecuted.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    Mnuchin also said he would like to see some structural and technological improvements in the agency.

    Not if those changes grow that bloated evil thing, no way, no how, Rich. And if we are stuck with that den of inequities, I hope he fires all current managers – on principle –  and hires new ones at a 4 gone to 1 hired ratio (or higher gone numbers).

    As long as we have to pay taxes, there will always be tax cheats. 

    Flat tax, baby. No selling or buying political favors that way either.

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  3. West Virginia Rebel

    Yeah, Mnuchin kind of lost me there…maybe he just misspoke? He’s been very clear about government regulation in other areas.

    Trump’s speech sounded somewhat like a campaign speech, but unlike Obama he didn’t refer to himself. He hit the outgoing administration hard on the economy and their record. It was “you the people” instead of hope and change, and it was clearly intended for his supporters.

    Welcome to the White House, Mister President, and good luck. You’re gonna need it…

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  4. stogy

    Congratulations too from me, on an orderly transition of power. One look at Gambia at the moment and you begin to see how important this is.

    Trump’s speech was the most presidential I have seen him give, although as with every president before him, he’ll have a hard time living up to rhetoric.

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  5. AlexInCT *

    Congratulations too from me, on an orderly transition of power. One look at Gambia at the moment and you begin to see how important this is.

    And it always surprises me when it goes well to be honest with you. The people attracted to power usually are terrible wretches.  It says a lot that we have avoided foul play in this age where so many of them think only they know what’s best for everyone.

    Trump’s speech was the most presidential I have seen him give, although as with every president before him, he’ll have a hard time living up to rhetoric.

    I can’t disagree with you here either Stogy, although for some inexplicable reason, I feel this guy is far less likely to say one thing and do another like his predecessor. He actually promised something that’s not impossible to deliver for a change too (unlike the people that promised transparency and government suddenly becoming the very antithesis of what it usually plays out as, and lifting mankind up). Time will tell. As long as this guy cuts spending, cuts big government, rolls back the massive regulatory state, breaks the monopoly on things held by people peddling nonsense to get rich, and doesn’t start thinking himself above the law, even if he doesn’t get close to what I would love it to be, I think I will be OK with him. Now when he starts acting like another Obama or Clinton, or forgets this valuable lesson,I will be all over his ass.

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  6. stogy

    As long as this guy cuts spending, cuts big government, rolls back the massive regulatory state, breaks the monopoly on things held by people peddling nonsense to get rich, and doesn’t start thinking himself above the law, even if he doesn’t get close to what I would love it to be, I think I will be OK with him. 

    You’ll also no doubt be happy that references to climate change began disappearing from the White House and federal agencies within minutes of Trump taking the oath of office.

    This comes at a time when solar employs more people that coal, gas and oil combined. And we’ve just had another year of record temperatures.

    If Hal hadn’t made the point a couple of months back that states and cities also have their own policies on this, I would be pretty much in despair about the upcoming lost four years on climate policy right now.

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  7. CM

    It will be interesting to see him defy all known economics to deliver all those manufacturing jobs back to the rust belt. Not to mention all those other promises that are simply fantasy, and no different to stopping the ocean etc. You sure have tremendous faith.

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  8. CM

    On climate change – it will be important for the rest of the world to keep going, and allow for America to catch back up again down the road.

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  9. Balthazar

    You mean the solar companies that only exist because of massive subsidies and only make a profit when they get big fat checks from the government?

    Oh and before you say “well oil coal get lots more in subsidies” Yes they do get subsidies, but the order of magnitude the oil coal etc gets per kwh of energy produced is orders of magnitude smaller.

    The fact is that solar companies are the biggest boondoggle of the 21st century. Dozens of companies failing, losing 10’s of billions of dollars of taxpayers money. That doesn’t include the ones that are “profitable” because of tax credits.

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  10. CM

    Only a very small component of the range of climate change action. Even then, costs and benefits of particular types of energy extend far beyond subsidies. If you like the free market then why would you accept the chronic market failure of  allowing known negative externalities to be unaccounted for?

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