So, he dictating yet?January 21, 2017 Tim WorstallPolitics18 CommentsBeen sworn in for 12 hours or so hasn’t he? And it is an immediate dictatorship, isn’t it? previousIt could be that Liam Byrne just doesn’t get itnextNigel’s going to be very, very, good at this 18 thoughts on “So, he dictating yet?” So Much For Subtlety January 21, 2017 at 8:43 am I know it is wrong to enjoy the suffering of others, but I want to put a picture of those Hillary supporters crying on the wall of my office. He is not dictating yet, but he has taken complete control of their minds. abacab January 21, 2017 at 9:20 am I, for one, am looking forward to 4-8 years of the meeja tilting at the windmills of their cartoon version of Trump, while the real one is out there doing nothing particularly spectacular. So Much For Subtlety January 21, 2017 at 9:28 am abacab – “while the real one is out there doing nothing particularly spectacular.” I am looking forward to them crying themselves hoarse while the real one is out there doing *everything* spectacular. Closing down NPR? Come on. Go for Harvard’s endowment. Insist that it is only fair to redistribute it. I am sure Kansas State and the Iowa Agricultural College would love a share. And how old is the sprog? He may well be sneaking out of the back window of the White House and banging Super Models before they are done. Andrew M January 21, 2017 at 10:42 am SMFS, Isn’t NPR almost entirely funded by donations? Bloke in North Dorset January 21, 2017 at 11:13 am “Isn’t NPR almost entirely funded by donations?” Yes, and it puts out some bloody good programmes. I think smfs or Ecksy will point out that a lot of those donations are from cultural Marxists though. Richard January 21, 2017 at 11:51 am Andrew M said: “Isn’t NPR almost entirely funded by donations? Wikipedia seems to be saying 32% from public sources, but most of that is universities and local governments. Perhaps something like 10% federal funding tops. But there’s apparently a “federally funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting” that provides a big slug of that 10%; that can go for starters. synp January 21, 2017 at 12:09 pm “Closing down NPR?” You’ll have to tear those Car Talk re-runs out of my cold, dead hands. Richard January 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm Apparently the Terror has begun already: https://www.indy100.com/article/white-house-lgbt-gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender-7538606?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100 Mr Ecks January 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm “I think smfs or Ecksy will point out that a lot of those donations are from cultural Marxists though.” Can’t stop the scum from spending their own money. However –in a free market sans all the opportunities the state sends by accident or design–how many rich leftists there would be is unknown at this time. Gamecock January 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm On Day One Trump ordered Federal agencies to stop implementation of all new regulations. Dictatorial power over the Federal government, not the people. All dependent on the Federal government are rightly concerned. Agammamon January 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm They came and rousted us yesterday evening. I’ve just spent a 12 hour shift putting up the wire on the camp’s fencing. Bloke in Germany January 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm He set himself quite an agenda for day 1. wonder how long it will actually take. Bloke in Germany January 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm Gamecock – I assume that’s the best satire I have ever read. If not, ordering the civil service to not implement the law would be pretty much the definition of dictatorship, yes? Mr Ecks January 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm Common sense if he means to abolish the Scrawney Jug-Eared Cunt’s decrees hard upon. Saves money–avoids confusion. synp January 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm @BiG Regulations are not laws. Regulations are rules made by the executive branch, of which Trump has just become the head. For example. Congress might pass a “clean air act” but they’re not going to dictate what kind of fuel can be used in what kind of vehicle. Instead, they empower the executive (or specifically some department, like the EPA) to make regulations to ensure a good quality of air. Custom has always been that an outgoing administration does not make changes to rules and regulations in the last few months. The Obama administration made some changes, and Trump has told Federal bodies not to implement these new rules, so the new administration has time to reverse them if they feel that is warranted. If he was telling them to break laws, they would be entirely within their authority to ignore him. He is not. Rob January 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm I think “Day One” is a euphemism, not to be taken literally Tim Newman January 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm It appears “keep the government out of the bedroom” really meant “maintain a dedicated page on the White House website”. How times change, eh? Bloke in North Dorset January 22, 2017 at 12:40 am What synp says. This is a really good illustration, from NPR, funnily enough 🙂 4,000 pages of rules signed with day to go http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/01/18/510456884/episode-748-undoing-obama Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.