Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Trumpet blasts

As the Chinese curse goes, May you live in interesting times.

Should we have a little humour as we try to come to terms with what has happened in the United States. We have to cope somehow.

From Twitter:

England: Brexit is the stupidest, most self destructive act a country could ever undertake.

USA: Hold my beer mate.

While the election of Trumpet directly affects the citizens of the US, it also affects the world. I hope our times aren't too interesting.

18 comments:

  1. $34b off the share market already - our super (which we draw on each month) will have taken a battering. Hows yours?
    Guess all their polls got it wrong!,

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    1. Cathy, my super when I retire is fixed. R's is not and he depends on it. The US polls got it very wrong, far more so than our polls ever have.

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    2. Oooh! I hadn't thought about how this would affect my super or even if it does. I have so little super already.

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  2. How has this happened? Maybe I should have been smarter and taken a bet on the outcome. A number of months ago it was 150 to 1 that he would get to the White House!Let's pray he surrounds himself with advisers who have the voice of reason and that he is willing to listen to them.

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    1. Marie, we all thought he was a joke and never had a chance. We did not know what was in so many US citizens minds, and nor did their local media, it seems.

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  3. ditto.

    A joke doing the rounds in Germany:
    A group of men in a pub. One puts his beer down and says: just off for a Brexit, I need a p..s

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    1. Not bad, Friko. I wonder how people in Germany feel? Rejected? Smug? Disappointed?

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  4. Sigh. I fear that interesting times have only just begun.

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    1. We all do, EC, we all do.

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  5. Let's hope that man has some common sense, but does he really have that much power, wouldn't he need the surport of the government to change things .
    Merle...........

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    1. Merle, you are on the money, I think. There is also the public service and various experts within the government to hopefully rein him in.

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  6. Anonymous12:49 pm

    He won't even have to worry about being assassinated as anyone crazy enough to shoot at him would have voted for him. - Ian

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    1. Good point, Ian, albeit depressing.

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  7. Interesting that only half of America voted at all.

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    1. Jah Teh, the wrong half. The coastal versus inland divide is very strong.

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  8. If everyone single person had of voted, I wonder what the outcome would have been then!
    I don't understand those that didn't vote getting annoyed, never will.

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    1. Margaret, it is a bit like Brexit. People complain at the result, but they didn't vote. What Trump did well, I think, was to motivate people to vote. Most thought Clinton would win, and so weren't so motivated.

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  9. And this is why they should have compulsory voting. The outcome may have been the same, but at least people would have the comfort of knowing they hadn't voted for him.

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