December 16, 2016

Realignment?

Not tired of winning just yet. Seriously, there are some incredible beneficial side effects of Trump's election. 1) The FCC will not run the Internet like a public utility:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Thursday that hell step down in January, and this is good news for innovation and freedom on the internet. Even better is that a near miss in the Senate will allow Republicans to start throwing off Obama Administration regulations soon after Jan. 20.

FCC chairmen traditionally resign when a new Administration arrives, but Mr. Wheeler had refused to say whether hed depart the agency. In part this was a calculated play to convince Senate Republicans to reconfirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, whose term has expired. That would have left the FCC deadlocked at 2-2 next year, and perhaps a 3-2 Democratic majority if Mr. Wheeler reneged on a promise to leave.


I couldn't be happier to get rid of Chairman Wheeler. But, among the fretful, is not just lefties and democratic partisans. One of my Pro-GMO Facebook groups let out quite the cri de coeur OMG, Net Neutrality will be lifted by the eeevil Trump Billionaires!

I belong to a few of these. The memes are funny, but I am frequently reminded that we have shared interest but not shared philosophy. The love their capital-S Science, but a disturbing side-effect is their acceptance of authority. I accept our differences on Climate Change, but while I have been cheering several of President-elect Trump's personnel pix, they are universally disturbed that they are not the "experts" who got us where we are.

Why, of course, pointy-headed Ivy league graduates should run the Internet, right?

Trump Revolution Posted by John Kranz at December 16, 2016 11:03 AM

I was taken aback by FLOTUS' recent statement, "We're Feeling What Not Having Hope Feels Like" Post-Election.

Yes, Ms. Obama, that's what it feels like. To not have any hope that the future will be better. Many of us have been feeling it for the better part of the last eight years!

One man's ceiling is another man's floor, and so on.

Posted by: johngalt at December 16, 2016 4:44 PM

I too, am mostly very happy with PeOdjTUS' appointments. I willing to watch'n see with Tillerson, and am also enjoying the continued schadenfreude over the liberals' lament on the lack of university presidents, foundation chairs, and WHO officials in the upcoming administration.

I paraphrase Conan: It is good to crush my enemies and to hear the lamentations of their women.

FLOTUS' despair will be Main Street's dynamo!

Posted by: nanobrewer at December 18, 2016 12:54 PM | What do you think? [2]