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« Reply #20 on: Nov 09, 2016, 01:49AM »

Well.... I for one am super excited!!!! I feel no love for either Trump or Clinton but the whole process has been very amusing for me and i think this is the best result for entertaining hijinks in the years to come!!!  :D
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 09, 2016, 04:16AM »

Well we had the British Brexit referendum , now USA have their new president. I think Mr Trump will be far better value for the satirists than our new prime minister, St Theresa; all we have from her is 'Brexit means Brexit'; (i.e. there is no plan).
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 09, 2016, 05:46AM »

Well.... I for one am super excited!!!! I feel no love for either Trump or Clinton but the whole process has been very amusing for me and i think this is the best result for entertaining hijinks in the years to come!!!  :D

I'm more concerned for those in the US who understandably feel threatened right now (like many immigrants, especially younguns), how parents are going to manage to filter the many messages a Trump presidency broadcasts that will be very confusing for kids, the effect this will have on ISIS' et al recruiting and ambitions, how Russia will be taking advantage, the global economy ... amusing details like that.
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« Reply #23 on: Nov 09, 2016, 06:58AM »

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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 #24 on: Nov 09, 2016, 07:02AM »

Well, I, for one, can admit when I am wrong. I said there weren't enough angry, old, uneducated white folks to elect Trump. I was wrong. We just have to face the fact that for the next four years we will have a deplorable President.
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 09, 2016, 07:06AM »

Got up this morning
And Donald Trump is President of the United States.

It has a weird, someone's been messing with the timeline, alternate universe feel to it.

Shall we all apologize to Dusty?

Hell no.
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 09, 2016, 07:32AM »

For the first time in history we have to hope that a President will NOT honor his campaign promises. 
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« Reply #27 on: Nov 09, 2016, 07:48AM »

Got up this morning
And Donald Trump is President of the United States.

It has a weird, someone's been messing with the timeline, alternate universe feel to it.

Shall we all apologize to Dusty?

Hell no.

Why would I expect anyone to apologize to me?

I was never a part of the process anymore than anyone else here on the trombone forum.

You guys need to find out why your 'reality' doesn't match with what's really going on.
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 09, 2016, 08:03AM »

I think that Trump had such an odious image that people who planned to vote for him would not admit it in public.  We'll have to see what happens. 

Reagan surrounded himself with a rather brilliant coterie of advisers and Cabinet secretaries and he listened to them.  Trump doesn't come off as somebody who listens to anybody but Trump.  This may be a problem.
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 09, 2016, 08:31AM »


You guys need to find out why your 'reality' doesn't match with what's really going on.


Why?

It's because the Electoral College gives the Presidency to someone who hasn't won the most votes. It's the only election like it in the US.

Once again we're getting a GOP President we didn't vote for.
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« Reply #30 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:06AM »

Why?

It's because the Electoral College gives the Presidency to someone who hasn't won the most votes. It's the only election like it in the US.

Once again we're getting a GOP President we didn't vote for.

You need to learn more about how the presidential election is held, and why the Electoral College was created.

Mob rule doesn't always give you the best results. You should know that by now.

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« Reply #31 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:11AM »

Why?

It's because the Electoral College gives the Presidency to someone who hasn't won the most votes. It's the only election like it in the US.

Once again we're getting a GOP President we didn't vote for.

Clinton is ahead in the popular vote by less than 200,000 votes, or 0.0017% of the total vote (rounding to 120 million votes).  Hardly what I would call getting a president we didn't vote for.
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« Reply #32 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:18AM »

You need to learn more about how the presidential election is held, and why the Electoral College was created.

Mob rule doesn't always give you the best results. You should know that by now.


So much delicious irony.
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« Reply #33 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:25AM »

So much delicious irony.

No kidding!
 
Very Dunning-Kruger, and as tiring as it is to keep pointing that out it's even more tiring to see it going down so damn frequently like this.
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« Reply #34 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:27AM »


No kidding!
 
Very Dunning-Kruger, and as tiring as it is to keep pointing that out it's even more tiring to see it going down so damn frequently like this.
Or the perfect troll comment. That's something I'd post on reddit or facebook.
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« Reply #35 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:27AM »

Why would I expect anyone to apologize to me?

Yeah, that was a strange comment.
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« Reply #36 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:27AM »

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Clinton is ahead in the popular vote by less than 200,000 votes, or 0.0017% of the total vote (rounding to 120 million votes).

No, it is not 0.0017%

You're not calculating "percent" correctly.


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Hardly what I would call getting a president we didn't vote for.

The other guy got even less.



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« Reply #37 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:32AM »

Or the perfect troll comment. That's something I'd post on reddit or facebook.

That would only be considered a troll comment if you didn't mean what's obvious when you wrote the prior comment.
 
If you do something like that it's on you to give at least a fairly clear hint of it, otherwise the obvious will be assumed (rather than that you're off on some tangent or something else that's not what's obvious).
 
Of course it's already a pretty bizarro situation in that I'm having to explain this.
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« Reply #38 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:36AM »


That would only be considered a troll comment if you didn't mean what's obvious when you wrote the prior comment.
 
If you do something like that it's on you to give at least a fairly clear hint of it, otherwise the obvious will be assumed (rather than that you're off on some tangent or something else that's not what's obvious).
 
Of course it's already a pretty bizarro situation in that I'm having to explain this.

That has nothing to do with whether it's the perfect troll comment or not. I made no claim that DD was trolling; just that it was a perfect comment for a troll.
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« Reply #39 on: Nov 09, 2016, 09:43AM »

Clinton is ahead in the popular vote by less than 200,000 votes, or 0.0017% of the total vote (rounding to 120 million votes).  Hardly what I would call getting a president we didn't vote for.

Let me re-write that to by-pass what appears to be the source of confusion.
 
Clinton won the popular vote by a small fraction of the total.  Hardly what I would call getting a president we didn't vote for.
 
Or even more simply put:
Clinton won the popular vote.  Hardly what I would call getting a president we didn't vote for.
 
Can you see the issue now? I agree it's withing the margin of error, and that's just how we've set the Electoral College up to work, unfortunately--in very close elections it can get the public vote loser elected. It's not there to prevent mob rule (the process pretty much covers that, and the idea that something is filtering the public will in order to prevent the majority from ruling is completely failing to understand what this whole voting thing is all about now that we've opened it up to every adult citizen) but to make the system manageable for millions of voters. It's just overdone with the state rather than electoral district divisions (the state takes all thing).
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