"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself
a king of infinite space,
were it not that I have bad dreams."
Act II scene ii
I don't agree with you, Yorkie, but that's my democratic right. I'm glad we've (hopefully) seen and heard the last of Clinton. Bill didn't have to produce any cigars...so he'd be happy.
If you were a car journey away, I would come over and arm wrestle with you Lee. You in your red "Make America Great" baseball cap and me in my smart Hillary pyjamas.
I doubt you would do that, Yorkie. The people have voted...they do not like Clinton, and what she stands for. She is untrustworthy. Blind Freddy can see that.I can't stand the woman. People are sick to death of politically-correct banter that goes nowhere. They're tired of tippy-toeing around for fear of hurting someone's feelings. People have become too "precious", and are all to ready to scream "racist", "sexist", etc., at the drop of a hat.I think people also got tired of Clinton and all her tribe of celebrity sycophants ranting on and on about her being the first female president. Sings should do what they do...sing. Actors should do what they do act...and other times just keep their mouths shut!The country has stood still for the past 8 years...perhaps now it will stand tall once again. Let's hope so...talk is easy...talk is cheap. From January 20th forth may the talk stop and the action begin. Atlas has shrugged. I wonder if Hillary found a soft place to fall...she couldn't even give a concession speech!!
She gave a gracious concession speech today and another point to note is this - more people voted for Mrs Clinton than for Trump - around 200,000 people. Oh and I would do that - arm wrestle I mean.
I saw it this morning...she didn't give it when she should have given it...like every other person has done. It's time for change rather than the lethargy of the last 8 years. People need to get back into the workforce. American needs to be strong and productive again.Atlas has shrugged...and not before time! :)Oh..btw...I'd beat you in the arm wrestle!! :)
There has been no lethargy for the past 8 years, except in a Congress full of racist assholes that couldn't possibly negotiate with a president who turned out to be a very decent man. Once the ridiculous right wing has no Hilary to bitch about, who will they start on next? Oh! Wait! They have a scapegoat of their own now. I'm sure he'll serve their needs quite well. Lucky them.
I don't mind being "ridiculous right wing", Jan...I always have been and always will be; and never have been ashamed or embarrassed to admit being so.I've no doubt been called worse things.
I've also posted this morning about it. Cannot believe the people were so blinkered. I wasn't a great fan of Clinton either, so am doubly non-plussed that out of 318 million inhabitants those two were the best America could come up with. God bless America. And God bless us all. We are going to need it in the coming years.
Cripes, fissogs, bletherin' barndoors (or fill in your own expletive).
On the plus side, they might name a place after him and we will finally have a real-life Trumpton.
Perhaps they'll rename Stockport Trumpton with a huge statue of Trump straddling the railway line near Edgeley Park.
Today there is high-fiving as well as deep hand-wringing, but I predict that America will continue. Mark Twain once wrote, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Eventually he did die, just as Halley's comet reappeared, but that is a topic for another day. Thank you for your condolences, but they are a bit premature. I'll make a deal with you: we won't tell you how to run your country and you don't tell us how to run ours.(Signed) Yank With Attitude
This is a global world now YWA. Trump in The White House impacts upon the rest of us. Consequently, I have no qualms whatsoever when expressing my feelings about Trump's election. As you may recall, I have been an Americophile most of my life and his success fills me with dismay.
Mexican Proverb: " They thought they could bury us, they didn't know we were seeds"
I like that proverb Jan but I guess it could be read two ways - depending on where you stand.
P.S. - Even if there's a lot of truth in your letter, he is still preferable to Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton has experience, intellect and simple humanity. Perhaps Americans no longer wish to find such qualities in their leaders.
It's called Democracy. Thank God for that. And thank you Barack Obama for showing us that, by supporting Clinton so much, we don't want more of the same. Obama may have been the nation's first black president, but he was also a loser. Eight years in charge and what did he do except have bin Laden killed? He lost 'remain' an election and he lost the political establishment the election last night by supporting them. Trump hated political correctness, but so do most Americans. Well don Trump is what I say.
"Well done, Trump" Really? What has he done to earn your admiration? Maybe you should go watch the video of him mocking a disabled man and then come back and tell us how much you wish to congratulate him.
Sadly, President Obama was continuously thwarted by Congress. That's why he was even unsuccessful with much-needed tightening of gun control. I agree with Jennifer about Trump's mockery of the disabled. He's a cruel bastard.
You are free to comment as you like on your blog, but in this case is NOT appreciated, nor very accurate. We have finally come out the dark night of the Clintons and Obama, and it is wonderful. There should be more than enough Brexit problems to occupy you in the future.
So sorry you see things that way KCD. You have been hoodwinked.
Tell you what, come back a year from today, and we can both see how it went. I have been voting for President since 1964, and a lot of lulu's have come and gone, and many a dire prediction made, and we are still plodding along, so we will see how it all turns out. Look forward to chatting with you in a year.
It's a deal KCD.
Thank you for your thoughtful condolences; spot on. It's embarrassing and devastating to many thinking Americans who can see past the reality show veneer of the huckster.
"Huckster" - yes that's surely a good label for Trump.
I'm stunned at the Trump supporters here. I'm just choosing to believe that they're sadly misinformed rather than the kind of people would support Trump if they had better information.This is a tragedy and a national disgrace. I'm terrified. Terrified.
I agree and I fear what will be left after his narcissistic feeding frenzy is over.
To Jennifer and Jan... Thank heavens some Americans have not been infected with the insanity that has brought Trump to power.
Happy you share my wavelength John.
As for John Gray Libby.
Well said YP. How is it that, in a country with the population of the US, Clinton and Trump were the best they could come up with? It says much about the state of the nation. Condolences to all those who wished for a better future.
All that talent, all that creative energy and the best they could come up with was Trump. If I were an American I would have happily voted for Hillary Clinton.
I would like to point out that Hillary won the popular vote. It was the Electoral College that gave Trump the presidency.
Indeed. That is some comfort.
You nailed it
"We will build a great wall along the southern border and Mexico will pay for it". That pronouncement seems very clear but it will never happen. Trump is a bag of hot air.
Couldn't agree more and we have to live beside him!
Push him out of bed Red. He snores and gets too much of the quilt for himself.
Well Mr Pudding! What can I say? Plenty but I'll keep my opinion in check.Suffice to say I feel people (the generic people)in most democratic countries get the Government they ask for and you post has certainly brought out a range of opinions from other readers.Alphie
Hate and bigotry won, Mr Pudding.
It's a democracy! You should have been around during Hitler's time. There was plenty of hate and bigotry then.
At least Colorado did the right thing Mama Thyme. You mountain people are good at looking through the trees... and the Treeys!
When they write The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, Trump will be Nero. Both known for their fiddling, opulence and love of performing in public, they also blame all problems on scapegoats. Cui bono?
I wonder if Trump will be investigated by the FBI for the destruction of e-mail evidence connected with tax evasion? Perhaps he will also hear the chant "Lock him up!" before impeachment.
Thank you for your kind words. I've been around for a long time but this is the worst election result I have seen.
A long time? Surely you weren't around in 1776 were you SB?
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