well, donald trump has been president for almost two days now, and ---
---no coup attempt launched by the military, or any part thereof, ---no coup attempt launched jointly by the cia & nsa, ---there has been no sudden world wide depression, ---no widespread roundup of dissenters and protesters, and no prison camps built, ---no mass resignations from congressional members, and/or staff (i guess the paychecks will cash the same), ---no mass immigration from the u.s. into canada, no panicked hordes overwhelming the border stations anywhere that i am aware of, and ---rosie o'donnell is still obnoxious and homely, and has yet to be "hit." oh, well.
oh, i might add that some in new york state urge her to run for mayor of new york city. i don't think it will happen, because i think she has cut deals to avoid prosecution, for a myriad of reasons and causes. we'll see.
in a little bit donald trump will put forth his nomination to fill the vacancy of antonin scalia on the supreme court. i think his nominee will be well chosen, and i think that congress will approve the nomination with little fuss. why do i think that? well, when the demos had the oval office, and a house of congress, they could not figure out any way of pushing forward the nomination process for a seat that stayed open for a while. so, i don't think they can do much to thwart a freshly elected republican president supported by republican majorities in both houses of congress. pretty simple, really, when you forget about all the phony posturing on the part of the demos in recent weeks.
and, in the coming months, it is likely that trump will appoint a very large number of judges to the federal bench, and the demos will be able to do relatively little to prevent most of them being of a rather conservative stripe.
this fact is really most significant, and more significant in a way than trump's election.
and, oh, yeah, it has been almost two days now and the stock market hasn't crashed.
john jay @ 01.21.2017
p.s. so far the most intelligent missive i have heard about any of this has come from warren buffet, ... , you know, the rich guy. mr. buffet has opined that the stock market and the u.s. economy will fare rather well w/ mr. trump as president of the united states, just in the same manner that the presidency of barack obama did not bring the nation to its knees, despite obama's best efforts.
well, i don't know that buffet offered up the last little bit. but, he very well may have.
p.s.s. and, charlie sheen is still with us in the u.s.a., ... , brave lad that he is. could he really have left, being under a life long sentence of house arrest for his various stupidities?