Sunday, January 22, 2017
"The Peaceful Transfer of Power."
On Friday, January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as our 45th President of the United States.
That process is called, "The Peaceful Transfer of Power." It is virtually unknown around the world, except here in the United States. And there were those of us, myself included, who on occasion doubted that it would be permitted to occur.
And that's because our outgoing POTUS, one B. Hussein Obama, ruled so extra-Constitutionally throughout his reign, even on occasion calling the Constitution "that paper," I thought it likely that he might have come up with some bogus reason-or-other to seize ongoing power via some method-or-other, and impose martial law.
That did not occur. Thankfully.
That "peaceful transfer" happened, and I, The Chuckmeister, for one, am damned happy to see it. Praise the Lord!
But as the wheels on "Executive One," that powder-blue 747-200 that's known as "Air Force One" when the Commander-in-Chief is aboard, and he wasn't, lifts off, I have a couple of thoughts that just demand to be shared with you, my loyal readers. And here they are:
- First, the latest figures out of the Treasury Department show that our Federal Debt is now, as of 1/18/2017, $19,961,467,973,641,64.
When B. Hussein Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009, our Federal Debt was $10,626,877,048,913.10.
Thus, Mr. Obama oversaw an increase in our indebtedness of more than $9,335,000,000,000.00.
In case you're confused by that lengthy number, it reads: "Nine Trillion, Three Hundred Thirty Five Billion, and No Cents. That's more than all other U.S. Presidents in history, combined! Do you recall when Mr. Obama, while campaigning during 2008, said that Mr. Bush's Federal Debt of more than $9 Trillion Dollars at the time was un-American?
In fact, he said it was unpatriotic! I wonder, given the fact that he's nearly doubled it, if he still feels the same way? Or perhaps he's just skulking out of town, hoping no one will notice...
- And second, 67 Democratic members of the House of Representatives chose to boycott the inauguration of America's 45th President. That's roughly 1/3 of the entire minority membership of the House of Representatives. For your information, this group is roughly one-third Black, and one-third of the remainder is Hispanic. And they are all from very safe districts in South Central Los Angeles, and East L.A., and Chicago's South Side, and Atlanta, and Houston, and the poorer areas of Philadelphia, and Baltimore and New York City. All cities owned and operated by the Democrat Party for generations. They risked absolutely nothing personally to make this empty gesture, being absolutely positive they'll be reelected by their fawning electorate.
What they did do was give the finger to America. And one thing's for sure: This epicurean luncheon in Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building of lobster and Gulf shrimp and Angus beef and chocolate pudding and cherry ice cream, with three kinds of wine, had to cost at least $200 per plate. That's because everybody, everybody who works for the Federal Government there in D.C. earns $200 Grand or more, and they're all unionized. That means that these 67 losers saved the American taxpayer more than $13,000 by staying home.
I, for one, would like to express my thanks to each and every one of them finally helping 'Murica to save a little money. For a change...