Eras End

"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Let the GOP Implement Their Wish List

200M Americans decided to not vote and therefore support the winner while an additional 50 million voted for President Trump. As of now the GOP have zero excuses for not implementing their wish list of laws and changes. After all they have a majority at the state level, in the House, in the Senate and shortly in the Supreme Court. 250M+ Americans have demanded they be allowed to do what ever they want and Democrats should stay out of their way.

While elected Democrats should vote their conscious, otherwise they should not interfere. No poison pills, no tricky admendments, no behind the scenes gamemanship. Vote yea or nay and stay out of the way. Let the GOP and their supporters get EVERYTHING they want. All of it. No matter what the law is and the potential harm it will cause. The GOP have promised that if they are allowed carte blanche, we will see an economic and societal utopia. Let them have their shot at it.

Those that voted against Trump, stop reading political sites, stop watching the news, just use that time to do other things like read a book, hang with loved ones or do your favorite thing. Check out for the next four years. Let the chips fall where they may and do nothing to prevent them from landing be it for good or bad.

Let them all feel the love if the promised trickle down utopia emerges or the pain if it doesn't. The demographics have demanded this. Around 42% of women voted for Trump so clearly nearly the majority want a roll back on women's rights. around 12% blacks voted for Trump so sadly they are screwed but based on city heat maps it appears most stayed at home and so are part of the 200M that supported Trump by their inaction. Around ~40% of Latinos voted for Trump so it seems they think by a not insignificant margin that Trump is right on immigration. If any of these groups have supported Clinton in higher numbers, the poor white man vote would have not made the difference. Again 200M Americans choise to not act and by their inaction they declared their support for the victor aka President Trump. Follow the will of the people and let the GOP give them EVERYTHING they have coming to them. Do not interfere, do not protest, let it happen and as promised will we will have utopia on earth in four years.

President-Elect Trump

White people have spoken by showing up and voting and the result is a racist, sexist sociopath will be the next President of the United States. It is official as Hillary Clinton conceded to President Donald Trump. As a middle age, middle class white guy, I am horrified by tonight’s events. Not surprised because I am aware of how truly ignorant the average American is on how government actually functions (“I will upend the ‘establishment’ by voting in all incumbents! That will show that do nothing Congress!”). Having said that, if you do not fit that demographic, be afraid, be very afraid.

The GOP and Trump believe the young are lazy and higher education is something only the elite should have access to. The old just drain the economy with the best solution being the elimination of medicare and social security. Let nature do the rest. The poor (aka the majority of white that voted Trump), forget about it. Best thing they can do is go off and simply die. As for minorities...the US use to know what to do with you and will learn so again. Women...see kitchen, use kitchen. See bed...spread legs. That is all.

The next four year with GOP owning Presidency, Congress and Supreme Court is going to be ugly. Looking at the close states, be sure to thank those that voted third party (the coward’s vote) for that. They surely impacted this election, make no mistake. Not in anyway to help their cause but for sure to help the GOP cause.

Ultimately those that vote third party or the huge swaths of minorities that once again chose not to vote can only blame themselves what follows next or what may happen to them. They were warned what white people were going to do and they ignored the warning. At the very least the non-voters and 3rd party voters gave up their right to bitch for the next 4 years (seriously, I am going to ask and if I hear either answer my response will be: shut up, you lost the right to complain).

In the end, here is hoping that President Donald Trump somehow goes against his long history of mediocrity and failure to actual rise to the occasion of his position. Maybe, just maybe, he turns out to actually be a good President. Its about the only hope we have.

In the meantime, it will be interesting to see what happens when his poor white supporters realize he can’t keep any of his promises (I mean that literally as most are economically or legally unfeasible). The only real lesson to learn from this - next time vote. Don’t assume, just vote and know for sure.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Vote!

Just a friendly reminder to vote. I have already stated my opinion on our choices. At the end of the day you are not asked to do much for this country. Quite literally the least you can do is every few years and take the time to vote.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The 108 Year Drought Ends

Sports longest drought comes to an end as the Chicago Cubs wins their first World Series since 1908. The storied team finally accomplishes what fans have been desperate to see in their life time and often did not. In a close match that started with a score, grew to a 5-1 lead before getting tied 6-6 in the 8th only for the Cubs to regain the lead in the 10th (after a 15 minute rain delay) to hold on long enough to win 8-7. Chicago is celebrating tonight. Congratulations to Chicago for a victory that everyone wanted to see.

Below, the moment Chicago learned of their victory outside of Wrigley Field.