Wednesday 9 November 2016


If you can see the date on this blog, you will know that Donald (FUCKING) Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States yesterday.
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There have been bad presidents, ineffective presidents, Republican presidents and Democratic presidents before. Oh, there have been a lot of good presidents as well. There is a cycle to rule that will tend to go back and forth from conservative thinking to liberal thinking. Something like water swirling round and round the drain. I suspect that someday, someone will devise a formula to calculate these swings, but until then we just have to go through the motions and take what is given us.

The people of the US have picked what is probably the worst kind of president. He appealed to the basest parts of human nature…successfully. If there is any question about how much the education system has deteriorated in the US, it was answered last night.

I have no idea how Trumps election will affect the rest of the world in general and Canada in particular. It would be nice if the Canadian dollar went up for a while so that I can buy US dollars at par for a future vacation. He promised that an oil pipeline will go ahead and I suppose that is good for the oil industry which is good for Alberta and Canada. Bad for humans of course, but humans can be replaced, you just have to engineer a blackout and twenty years later you have a bumper crop of new workers.
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I doubt that I will feel any ripples in my life at all. It is pretty much a secluded, sheltered pool where not much happens out of the ordinary. My income shouldn’t change and my needs are simple. There will be an influx of disgruntled American citizens looking for sanctuary and sanity over the next few years, but they should blend in nicely.

Status Quo.

If you want a silver lining, the late night talk show hosts should have an inexhaustible supply of presidential material for the next four years and Alec Baldwin will have a near permanent job playing Trump on Saturday Night Live.

It should be an interesting four years.
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