President-elect Trump’s first few days

Más sobre lo mismo, esta vez con montones de fuentes.

Si quieres un buen sueldo, que te pagan los millonarios como George Soros, únete a las manifestaciones contra Trump.

El Imperio ya lo creo que contrataca. Más furioso que nunca.

Churchmouse Campanologist

The Trump transition begins. There’s even a new website!

Warmest congratulations go to Kellyanne Conway, the Trumpwhisperer, who is the first woman to manage a victorious presidential campaign in the United States. She was responsible for refining Trump’s stump speeches and for putting the kibosh on his excessive tweeting. No one else could do that! Furthermore, her internal polls were spot on. Conway is one tough tigress, make no mistake. She is also married, a mother of four and a practising Catholic.

Also noteworthy is that Hillary Clinton spent nearly twice as much money per vote as Trump and lost: $8.80 to $4.57. Trump has decisively proven you do not need big money to win an election!

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania flew to Washington DC on Thursday, November 10 to meet with the Obamas as well as top Republican congressional leaders Paul Ryan and…

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10 respuestas a President-elect Trump’s first few days

  1. Ese es el motivo principal de que me alegre de la victoria de Trump.
    Algo tendrá cuando tanto le ladran los perros.
    Quizá sea cierto que la Victoria nos venga de Estados Unidos.

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    • Lecroix dijo:

      Quizas, quizas. Y esperemos que los ladridos se apaguen y admitan la vuelta a la cordura.

      Pero sinceramente, lo dudo mucho.

      Para mi la victoria de Trump representaba la ultima oportunidad de recuperar la cordura. Lo dije en ocasiones: si pierde, estamos acabados

      Bien, no ha perdido. Pero aqui no hay nada ganado.

      Una vez mas en palabras de Churchill: Esto (esta victoria) no es el final, ni siquiera es el principio del final (de la guerra), pero sí quizá, el final del principio”

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    • Heehee… Agustin, I used Google Translate to read your comment. The first sentence was clear, and the third sentence was pretty clear too. But the SECOND sentence made no sense! LOL! Here’s what Google Translate gave me:

      That’s the main reason I’m glad of Trump’s victory.
      Something will have when both dogs bark at you.
      Maybe it’s true that the Victory comes from the United States.

      🙂
      MJM

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      • Lecroix dijo:

        I’ll translate for you MJM. It’s a quote supposedly from Cervantes’ Don Quijote. It means that they, the dogs (the enemy) are barking, and therefore that must mean that we, the good guys, are riding (our horses) succesfully in the right direction.

        It simply means that if they protest so much, we must be doing something right🙂

        The last phrase indicates that it’s always the good old USA that comes to the rescue. A phrase I most certainly agree with.🙂

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        • Ahh! Thank you Lecroix! 🙂 Also: re understanding the Electoral College… most Americans don’t understand it very well either. Imagine if an election were held in Spain where each the country was divided up into 11 districts of different sizes but with ROUGHLY the same number of people, with each district having one vote that was decided upon by the majority vote within that district.

          Seems fair, right? And it would prevent an instance where one large city would keep voting in a national ruler that always made laws to benefit that large city.

          But what happens if, over time, the population changes so that some of those 11 districts have almost no one living in them? If they all vote a certain way they can get their leader into power even though MOST of the people, those in the other districts, voted against that leader.

          That’s kind of what the situation is here: At the beginning of our country, it’s as if the people out in the farming districts didn’t want their interests to be overwhelmed by the city folks, so they agreed to join in and be part of the country ONLY if they had more power than their simple numbers/population would have given them. Since the city folks NEEDED the farmers, they agreed to give them that extra bit of power.

          – MJM

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          • Lecroix dijo:

            I click “like”, but the truth is my head is spinning. My little thinking wheels are seizing and smoke comes out of my ears (as I smoke and smoke comes out of my mouth too🙂 ).

            I will re-read several times your comment. Till I understand it. Yet, right now, all that comes to my mind is another Asimov short story. It’s about a world where computers are so advanced, and so advanced is the math of voting they are programmed with, that in order to elect a president, only one human vote is needed.

            The computers will select that human, their decision based on very complex algorithms. That person represents what a mayority wants. And what he or she votes, goes.

            I am so thankful that you take your time to come here and read and comment. I know you are very busy.

            Actually, since recently, I use google translate on what I write in spanish. And on the comments in spanish too. Just because I know you might be reading. And other english speaking people might be reading.

            I want to read what an algorithm is telling you we wrote.

            And I have you to thank for that.

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  2. Actually, protests over Gore/Bush would have been more justified.

    1) Gore had a much higher vote count over Bush (about 500,000) than Clinton had over Trump (about 300,000), and

    2) Bush squeaked in with 271 Electoral votes while Trump has 290 to 316.

    Unfortunately the US has a weird thing with apportioning “Electoral College” votes by state-blocks. Thus we VERY OCCASIONALLY end up with a snafu like this. Constitutionally, unless we make some changes in the future, we can end up with Presidents who lose the popular vote.

    It can even be pretty extreme. I think I’ve seen analyses where a candidate could get something like 70% or more of the popular vote and still lose. The reason this system was put into place 250 years ago was to protect some of the smaller states who wouldn’t agree to join the others without that protection, and also to ensure against “the great unwashed” taking power from the wealthy landowners in a “French Revolution” type scenario. Unfortunately (for Clinton supporters at least) it’s persisted into the present times and, at least as far as this past election goes, we’re stuck with it: You can’t change the rules of the game AFTER the game is over.

    – MJM

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    • Lecroix dijo:

      Now, answering this comment is a bit more difficult for me, MJM. The rules that determine the value of electoral votes are beyond me. I confess my utter ignorance.. Having said that, I hear lots of folks are unhappy with similar rules in Spain and point out that the USA has better rules. Again, it’s above my paygrade. I have no idea. I like math, but only when used in science and therefore I can’t give a proper opinion when it comes to counting votes.

      One thing we can agree on. The rules of a game are the rules of a game. And can’t be changed AFTER to suit anyone.

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  3. churchmouse dijo:

    Thank you very much for the reblog, Lecroix! Delighted to see it generated a lot of conversation!

    My apologies for the delay in replying. The reblog ended up in my spam. I found and approved it this morning.

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