US Presidential Election.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:14 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:It wasn't the "Jesusland" vote this time.

For that matter it wasn't really that other time either.
I appreciate that - it's more of a satirical point. The fact that religion didn't seem to feature much this time is one of the few bright aspects of the election. Given the importance of the impact of economic change on the traditional industrial states, perhaps The Rust Belt might be a more appropriate tag?

Is it true that, in terms of social attitudes and the economy, the West and North-East coasts of the USA have more in common with Canada than with the central/southern states of the US?

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:11 pm

Yes, that one.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Tony.Williams » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:10 pm

Oh, I've spent the last day or so reading endless analyses about why Trump won. However, that doesn't answer the issue of the huge differences in support for the candidates across the USA.

I suspect that the protestors on the east and west coasts feel rather like the immigrant Londoner the day after the Brexit vote, when she said that she was shocked to discover that the social virtues which she had always appreciated in her new home were not in fact British, but London virtues. An oversimplification, but it makes the point rather well.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by polomint38 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:31 pm

When does Trump get the football.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:04 am

January 20th.
Yes, that one.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by bindeweede » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:03 pm

Top computer scientist publishes the “rigged election” evidence he gave to Hillary Clinton.
Comments from Abdul, or anyone else, welcome.

http://www.palmerreport.com/news/comput ... ction/200/

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:48 pm

More irrelevant blather at this point.

Trump won, and the one important Democrat acting like an adult about it is Barack Obama.
Yes, that one.

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The new Dallas?

Post by Ketchup » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:37 pm

'Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's all about Traipsing after the Trumps'
A new dynasty is set to dominate the airwaves — and this time it’s political. As a bevvy of blondes make their way to the White House, Nick Curtis ‘leaks’ the script of the pilot
http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/lon ... 93321.html

This is just hilarious. Perhaps in 5 years' time we might actually look forward to such a [much-needed] replacement fix for 'Dynasty' or 'Dallas' on our TV screens. :P
It's January 20, 2017, and Donald Trump is taking up residence in the White House. He has immediately brought his experience to bear… by inviting a reality TV crew to follow him and his family on his first 100 days as President, charging them a fee to use his name, and writing off any losses from the programme against tax. So tune in to see America’s fabulous, funny, flagrant first family in Traipsing After the Trumps.
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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:40 am

Tony.Williams wrote:I have to say I am rather puzzled by the focus on Trump's appalling treatment of women. For me, the most important aspect of his personality is his lack of judgment and restraint: he cannot resist lashing out again and again with vitriolic responses aimed at anyone who criticises him, even when it would be in his best interests to let it go - as with the parents of that soldier killed in the Middle East. The idea of such a personality being the C-in-C of the world's most powerful armed forces, with his finger on the nuclear trigger, is downright chilling.
Further to this, the depressing response of a US expert on the nuclear deterrent, when asked what safeguards there were against a nutcase president pressing the button. To paraphrase, he said: "You don't get it. The whole point about the nuclear procedures is to make sure that the US President - and only the President - can quickly launch the missiles whenever he wants to, wherever he is. The safeguard is in the ballot box - you don't elect a nutcase."

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:10 pm

Guess which prominent Democrat is acting like a grown up?

Obama is helping Trump with cabinet picks
NY Post

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Yes, that one.

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by bindeweede » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:21 am

Abdul, I stumbled across this. No idea what to make of it.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... r-share-di

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by chaggle » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:54 am

bindeweede wrote:Abdul, I stumbled across this. No idea what to make of it.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... r-share-di
Believable and worrying if even 10% of it is true.
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Tony.Williams » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:35 am

I do hope that they change the nuclear codes and forget to tell Trump....

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Re: US Presidential Election.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:00 am

Might well be true, but New York Magazine is not a reliable source.
Yes, that one.

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