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« on: Nov 08, 2016, 08:14PM »

Apparently the Canadian Immigration site has crashed.

Hope y'all got your names in!
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 08, 2016, 08:26PM »

What a revoltin' development this is. :(
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 08, 2016, 08:58PM »

All I can say is, this is not on me. I did nothing to put Trump in the white house.

When everything starts to go to shyte in this country, I hope to hell that those who voted for him and believed in him will be honest enough to accept that they are responsible. They bought into his empty bravado and hate.

I am ashamed to be an American at this moment. It sickens me to know where the country is heading now. Off a cliff
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2016, 09:20PM »

What scares me even more is that if Trump gets convicted of some of the indictments scheduled for the next few weeks, we'll have Pence as President.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 08, 2016, 09:40PM »

"As far as I am concerned, I am the problem."

- The Arbinger Institute  "Outward Mindset"

Read it and become a better human.
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:04PM »

NYTimes predicting Hillary to win the popular vote.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:08PM »

All I can say is, this is not on me. I did nothing to put Trump in the white house.
Half of the country didn't, and isn't terribly pleased about this.
 
Wrong voting is what I call it ... heh.
 
Wait for CA to determine the popular vote ... it'll likely be marginally Clinton.
 
What scares me even more is that if Trump gets
convicted of some of the indictments scheduled for the next few weeks, we'll have Pence as President.
It's hard to tell which is worse, but I think Pence is a more competent politician with non-viable political goals and ambitions (so ineffective due to a dogma-hijacked mind, whereas Trump is just chaotic and reactionary and unqualified).
 
Tough call.
 
Van Jones had some good, important things to say on the CNN election show.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:09PM »

NYTimes predicting Hillary to win the popular vote.


I hope so just because it will be interesting to see how people change their opinions from 2000.
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:18PM »

Hope and change

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hoax and chains

Maaaayyyyybe
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:28PM »

Good point.
 
We need to encourage a whole lot more people in the US to read a whole lot more than bumper stickers.
 
Maybe that would help ... could maybe have prevented this.
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:33PM »

Trump being President will give him huge whitewash powers for the various legal troubles he has.  There will be no special prosecutors or congressional committees investigating him with the GOP continuing to control both houses.


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« Reply #11 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:56PM »

It's basically official now... Donald Trump = US President... Don't know
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 08, 2016, 11:03PM »

It's basically official now... Donald Trump = US President... Don't know

Looks that way ... the various analyses should be interesting.
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 08, 2016, 11:15PM »

I hope so just because it will be interesting to see how people change their opinions from 2000.

I'm not sure what will change. The sides were the same on that one too.
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 08, 2016, 11:27PM »

I'm not sure what will change. The sides were the same on that one too.

You're right.  Sorry.  I recalled earlier in the evening when Trump was leading the popular vote and Clinton had the lead in the electoral.  My mistake. 

Though, as of now, Trump is up by about 1 million votes.
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 09, 2016, 12:15AM »

Good for him

I hope he's a good ambassador
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 09, 2016, 12:37AM »

I hope he's a good ambassador

We all do.. Believe me
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 09, 2016, 01:02AM »

Here in Brisbane, Australia, Trump's victory speech was accompanied by a huge thunderstorm, which sounded very much like the Gods complaining. Shortly afterwards our PM gave a speech offering congratulations and basically pulling his foot out of his mouth, due to all the nasty things Aussie politicians have said about Trump over the last 18 months. Turnbull did say however that the American/Australian relationship was one of the people and did not depend solely on transient politicians.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-09/politics-live-november-9/8007846

Frankly, having lived in the US from 1978 into 1981, I was not greatly surprised by the result. My years there were just before Ronald Reagan was President and I see very many similarities between his election and that of Trump.

Also some of the signs of an uprising against the 'establishment' were present in Australia during our recent election, where we saw the return of Pauline Hanson with four 'One Nation' Senators being elected. Yeah, RIGHT. She is an out-and-out racist with similar ideas to Trump and we saw her on the TV news tonight popping champagne bottles because of the Trump win.

I am not against a national uprising against the political system but I think it would need someone a bit more intelligent than Trump to lead it and "drain the Washington swamp" like he claims he is going to do. The best I can hope for is that he gets some good people around him who will manage to hold him in check. He is just too crazy to trust as the US Commander in Chief when we are so involved in your wars under your command.

I truly feel sorry for you all but I wish you the best of luck. Good!

 
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 09, 2016, 01:19AM »

AAhh the wailing and nashing of teeth....

Here is Not the 9 o'clock news sketch showing similar reaction when a certain B Movie actor was elected president.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2n87YKSjrA&sns=fb

If memory serves, he was re-elected for a second term, the Berlin wall fell and the sun still came up and we are all still here!
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 09, 2016, 01:20AM »


I truly feel sorry for you all but I wish you the best of luck. Good!

 

We're going to need it.
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