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US election was a‘no-brainer’

NO DOUBTS: At least Trump wasn’t reading from an idiot board full of empty rhetoric. NO DOUBTS: At least Trump wasn’t reading from an idiot board full of empty rhetoric. © EVAN EL-AMIN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

I DON’T think I need to say how relieved I was to see Trump elected last week. What puzzles me is why, with my favouring of Trump and also the ‘Brexit’ vote, I received a virtual Tsunami of ‘scoff’ mail, (some most unpleasant) but letters of support were extremely thin on the ground?

My point is, that with both my parties of choice obtaining a substantial majority, why did I not receive at least a reasonable amount of mail agreeing with my views? Was it because the ‘pro’ voters were ashamed, or even a little afraid to vent their true feelings in public, or was it yet another glaring example of the silent majority hiding its light under respective bushels?

Whatever it was, for heaven’s sake, if you feel strongly enough about a subject, even though it appears unpopular, shout your views from the rooftops. This is why favourable results are so laborious, it’s also why the polls get it so wrong. It’s always the whiners and gripers who shout the loudest.

Never be worried that your views may not be looked on favourably by friends and colleagues. Speak up, you may find that there are far more supporters of your opinions out there than you ever imagined.

And so to Trump. To me the selection was a no-brainer. The choice between a proven arrogant liar, supported by an equally proven lying spouse (‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’), backed by an incompetent president, who helped Islamise the planet more than anyone since the Umayyads, (and ironically gained a multitude of votes for the Trump camp every time he opened his mouth), left me with no doubts at all. 

Sure Trump made a whole host of questionable statements in his orations but at least he wasn’t reading from an idiot board, full of clichés and empty rhetoric supplied by scriptwriters.

And don’t worry, they haven’t elected another ‘Spectre’ figure with his finger hovering over the red button. Congress and the Senate will have far more influence over his decisions than they would have had over Clinton.

Keep the faith
Love Leapy
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  1. Brian Eagleson

People have the right to express their opinions. Calling them "whiners and gripers", and triumphantly pointing out they lost a particular vote as if somehow that is supposed to make them unqualified to speak, is not a right and proper thing to...

People have the right to express their opinions. Calling them "whiners and gripers", and triumphantly pointing out they lost a particular vote as if somehow that is supposed to make them unqualified to speak, is not a right and proper thing to do.<br /><br />A free and open exchange of opinions is the most basic necessity for human progress. If you only listen to people who already agree with you what happens? You find yourself surrounded by yes-men. You end up like some dictator who is blind to the risks associated with any actions he might take. Risks that might be obvious to those outside his immediate circle, but ignored by him because he's not listening. That's exactly what brings many a dictator tumbling down.<br /><br />So it is with Donald Trump. As he announces each new member of his team it becomes clearer and clearer that he is surrounding himself with yes-men. Extreme right-wing parodies of himself who will ensure that the USA is run, not by just one Donald Trump, but by many!<br /><br />This does not bode well for the future of humanity.<br /><br />I respect your right to express your own opinions Leapy, even your support for Trump. However, you would do well to listen to your critics instead of just broadcasting to them. So would Trump.

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  1. Mike in ESP    Brian Eagleson

I don't think you understand Brian, people do have a right to express their opinions just as those who call those same people "whiners and gripers" have the right to express their opinions also, so trying to put those people down means you do not...

I don't think you understand Brian, people do have a right to express their opinions just as those who call those same people "whiners and gripers" have the right to express their opinions also, so trying to put those people down means you do not better than those you are complaining about!<br /><br />To try and help you understand why I think many people might call others who express their opinions as "whiners and gripers" or similar might be because they are sick sore and tired listening to people * continually * moaning about a vote the majority of people voted for... there is nothing that can be done about it, so just get on with the result, and stop whining. Sound like a reasonable statement to me! :-)<br /><br />I actually can understand why you post a lot of the things you post Brian, you are as negative a person as I have come across for a long time, your should be looking at your glass as half full Brian and not half empty! :-)

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  1. Brian Eagleson    Mike in ESP

Och, Mike. I fully understand people. And I fully understand our democracy too. I just don't like it! Ok? It's perfectly reasonable and normal for people to dislike things that are faulty.

You wouldn't put up with a dodgy, unreliable old car...

Och, Mike. I fully understand people. And I fully understand our democracy too. I just don't like it! Ok? It's perfectly reasonable and normal for people to dislike things that are faulty.

You wouldn't put up with a dodgy, unreliable old car that needs major repair work just to make it as far as the shops. You'd replace it with something better. Well, in the same way, I won't put up with this dodgy system of so-called democracy which is not what it claims to be and  doesn't do what it says on the tin.

Just because you seem to be perfectly satisfied with it, probably because it currently suits your purposes, doesn't mean everybody has to agree with you.

You (and Leapy and his army of fans) will probably be relieved to hear though, I'm taking a long break from this website and newspaper. I've been doing this for almost a year now and it's time for a holiday. I have a very full and happy life that is so far away from your insulting "half empty" accusation that it only goes to show just how little you know about me and how much your opinions of me are simply empty rhetoric.Got things to do, places to go, and people to see. Yippee!

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  1. Mike in ESP    Brian Eagleson

No brian, if I had a dodgy car I wouldn't put up with it, I would go and do something about it, I fully understand that telling people I meet that the car is broken or the engine doesn't work will not get the car fixed, I actually understand I...

No brian, if I had a dodgy car I wouldn't put up with it, I would go and do something about it, I fully understand that telling people I meet that the car is broken or the engine doesn't work will not get the car fixed, I actually understand I have to get up and take the car to the garage to get it fixed!<br /><br />You keep saying things that make no sense Brian! You presume I am perfectly satisfied with things and you haven't got a clue if I am or not!<br />You are right, it doesn't mean everyone one has to agree with me either! You just don't seem to grasp or understood what I have said, what it seems is you have your opinion and no matter what, you see your opinion as being right, even if you know it is wrong! I can't believe you said: England and Wales took Scotland and Northern Ireland out of the EU... I was speechless when I read that, can't you see you make absolutely no sense!<br /><br />You call me insulting because I said you think your glass is half empty! Can't you see that it is people just like you that is making the public rise up and look for change, they are fed up looking at people like you throwing out accusations of racism or insults whenever they have nothing else left, the change as such is starting to happen in the UK and is happening in the USA, insulting... right!<br /><br />Enjoy your break, I hope it is advantageous to you. :-)

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  1. CF

Democracy in Britain is rather different than in the US. Cameron gave the people the choice to vote in or out of the EU. He gave his opinion that he believed it would be better to stay in, and when the vote went the other way, the people wanted...

Democracy in Britain is rather different than in the US. Cameron gave the people the choice to vote in or out of the EU. He gave his opinion that he believed it would be better to stay in, and when the vote went the other way, the people wanted him out. In my opinion, and what I have read is that the majority of brexiteers voted purely because they wanted to stop immigrants from entering the UK. There was no checking to see how it would effect the economy. As I said previously, I voted in because I contacted the local MP in the area I used to live in. I explained that expat pensioners living outside the EU didn't get a yearly rise in their state pensions, and that if Britain left the EU would that be the case for pensioners in Europe. She made enquiries and emailed back saying most probably. Now I digress. The US democracy says that everyone is allowed to own a gun to protect themselves. We know now that Clinton got over a million votes more than Trump, so where's the democracy in that? Oh by the way, I did read a few days ago that when Farage arrived back from meeting with Trump, he was stopped at Heathrow customs because he had a suspicious brown substance on his nose.

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  1. Mike in ESP    CF

CF, please also read my replies to Brian's post as far as your asking about where is USA democracy in the vote! <br /><br />I might add, when the referendum went the other way the majority of people didn't want Cameron out, he left, turned his...

CF, please also read my replies to Brian's post as far as your asking about where is USA democracy in the vote! <br /><br />I might add, when the referendum went the other way the majority of people didn't want Cameron out, he left, turned his back on the British people and buggered off! BTW, just as a matter of interest, from your post I would expect you to be someone who might agree that the Leave side didn't have any Brexit plan, so: It was D Cameron who didn't have any plan, the leave campaigners couldn't have a plan as they where not the government, DC actually didn't do his job and was obviously not interested in doing it! It is not Teresa May or the current members of the UK government nor the Leave campaigners fault there was no plan. :-)<br /><br />lordashcroftpolls state the principal reason to vote leave was that decisions about the UK should be taken in the UK. The 2nd was voters felt leaving was the best way to gain control over immigration. The 3rd was that remaining meant little or no choice about how the EU expanded its membership or power. This was the same for both Con and Lab supporters.<br /><br />You really need to be careful with what you say, as after reading your post many people might warn you about going through customs and where your suspicious brown substances can be seen :-)

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  1. Mike in ESP

Most of my life I remember the people of the world fighting and demonstrating for democracy, now as we are all as close as we have been to it, all I see are people demonstrating against it... strange how people don't ever seem to be happy, unless...

Most of my life I remember the people of the world fighting and demonstrating for democracy, now as we are all as close as we have been to it, all I see are people demonstrating against it... strange how people don't ever seem to be happy, unless they get what * they * want :-) <br /><br />There is nothing that anyone can do about the results, the only way to go forward is to let the people involved in those democratic systems get on with the situations that have been created, whinging and demanding other situations does not help, nor does it take us forward! The way to go forward is to get on with your life and maybe you will find that things will be a lot different than you think, then again maybe not... who knows, the world might even be a safer place but we certainly don't know, so just get on with things and see, you/we all might be pleasantly surprised!<br /><br />Like Brexit and the UK leaving the EU or not, like Trump as president or not, those situations are current because the people of those countries responsible for years demanded democracy, what I ask the people who whine and complain is: If you don't like democracy, what do you suggest it's replaced with?

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  1. Mike in ESP   

Understand what you are saying Brian but changing the system isn't supposed to be easy, if it was we would have even bigger problems than we have today! In fact, that is why the American system had the Electoral College process incorporated into...

Understand what you are saying Brian but changing the system isn't supposed to be easy, if it was we would have even bigger problems than we have today! In fact, that is why the American system had the Electoral College process incorporated into their constitution, so it wasn't easy to change things... and protect the American people!<br /><br />We have channels to help us today the suffragettes didn't have at their disposal so hopefully no need to dive under any horses nowadays! We also have UKGov petitions and social media to help us along to build any support, or we can go into politics and try to make a change head on... all time and determination but the more support you have the easier it becomes... Don't forget, you can demonstrate also! Yes, you heard me... I have no issue on people demonstrating for what they want! The difference is when it is demonstrating against something that has already just been voted on! That is totally senseless, ignorant, insulting to the electorate, it lacks intelligence and is anti democratic behavior.<br /><br />DT did make a couple of remarks on the system, MSM took it and shoved it down the throats of anyone who wanted to hear it, the same as they do with fairly much everything they want to shove down our throats, a good reason why we should take MSM & what they put out there with a pinch of salt! It would be more sensible for most people to only listen to the news once every 2 days for a short time, no solution but it would help people to take it in a dose they can handle better :-)

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  1. Brian Eagleson    Mike in ESP

Ironic how 2016's been such a great year for this wonderful system of democracy that 'protects' us all so well by taking full account of the way we ALL vote.<br /><br />For example, England'n'wales forcing Scotland and Northern Ireland into...

Ironic how 2016's been such a great year for this wonderful system of democracy that 'protects' us all so well by taking full account of the way we ALL vote.<br /><br />For example, England'n'wales forcing Scotland and Northern Ireland into Brexit, ignoring completely the majority of voters in the latter two countries. Theresa May replacing the previous Prime Minister without consulting the voters. Nigel still leading UKIP despite standing down again - and again. Donald wanting Nigel to be Britain's US Ambassador after losing his job in Brussels. Donald beating Hillary to the White House even though she got more votes from the American people.<br /><br />"I Predict A  Riot" as the Kaiser Chiefs so nicely put it.<br /><br />Believe me, there's plenty of justification for shouting and demonstrating about our broken system that only pretends to be a democracy. People will continue to demonstrate and bring pressure on those in power long after we're gone. That's just how the human race works. That's how it makes its slow, painful progress from generation to generation. Nobody can stop us - no matter how hard they try. Change is inevitable - eventually.<br /><br />Anyway, that was just 2016's democratic House of Cards. Please forgive me if I say 2017 will Trump it!

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  1. Mike in ESP    Brian Eagleson

There you go again Brian, you still don't understand what the referendum was about! What are you rambling on about now "again"... England and Wales didn't force Scotland and Northern Ireland into Brexit! I am at the point where I am giving up on...

There you go again Brian, you still don't understand what the referendum was about! What are you rambling on about now "again"... England and Wales didn't force Scotland and Northern Ireland into Brexit! I am at the point where I am giving up on people who very clearly have difficulty in grasping what the referendum was actually for! What the referendum was for is the same thing that was written "In English I might add" on the ballot and was talked about for several months before it happened! The referendum was a vote for the UK to leave to EU, nothing more, nothing less, no Scotland, No England and no fairies floating off into the mist either!<br /><br />If you don't like our democracy then get off your arse and do something about it Brian! It is very clear the way you go on about Scotland being taken out of the EU and your denial to actually understand what the referendum was about, to the extent where you now question democracy result shows a confused person. Constantly repeating what you cannot accept here will not give you something different than what you don't like or can't accept. If you aren't going to get off your ass and do something serious about what you complain about then give it a rest!

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  1. Brian Eagleson

"Never be worried that your views may not be looked on favourably by friends and colleagues. Speak up", says Leapy.<br /><br />Ok. Here goes.<br /><br />Your weekly sermons from your little ivory tower in Majorca are so out out of touch now with...

"Never be worried that your views may not be looked on favourably by friends and colleagues. Speak up", says Leapy.<br /><br />Ok. Here goes.<br /><br />Your weekly sermons from your little ivory tower in Majorca are so out out of touch now with the outside world Leapy, that you're even praising Donald Trump! Widely recognised as one of the nastiest, most bigoted and probably most dangerous men in the world.<br /><br />You must be aware (despite the FBI head derailing Clinton with false accusations, retracted at the last minute) that she got MORE actual votes than Trump? It's the Electoral College system that Trump was complaining about being "rigged" during his campaign that worked in his favour! Funny he's not complaining about it now, eh? Exactly the same thing happened when another Republican called George W Bush got the presidency with fewer votes than Al Gore - and then the world went mad.<br /><br />Bush launched the war of 'Shock and Awe' against Iraq that led to the world-wide backlash of Islamic extremism, terrorism and ultimately the creation of Islamic State or Daesh. He knew so little about the world outside the USA that he couldn't distinguish between Iraqis who were NOT responsible for the appalling attack on the Twin Towers, and Saudis who were!<br /><br />Now we'll have a US president who knows even LESS about the world than Bush - and who has NO experience of politics or diplomacy.<br /><br />Stay in your ivory tower Leapy. You'll be safer there than anywhere else.

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  1. CF

I have said many times to friends here in Spain and England how I read, enjoy and mostly agree with what you say. I voted to stay in the EU for my own benefit, (like most bremainers and brexiteers did). From reading financial institutions around...

I have said many times to friends here in Spain and England how I read, enjoy and mostly agree with what you say. I voted to stay in the EU for my own benefit, (like most bremainers and brexiteers did). From reading financial institutions around the world, (from Australia and New Zealand to the US and Canada, and everywhere in between), that brexit has caused the exchange rate to drop in all those countries, thereby causing my state pension to drop in value. It has since recovered a little since Trump was elected, that tells us that the rest of the world aren't comfortable with the result. Big companies in Britain are now better off through exports, while the working class will be worse of when the price of imports start rising probably next year. So much for Farage telling the 'common' people they will be better off. Having mentioned Farage, I see yesterday that his party are being investigated for fraud. Hey ho, you still can't trust any of them.

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  1. Rob Waugh

I preferred Trump, but I did hear it was like making the <br />choice between Jimmy Saville and the McAnns to babysit you kid

 
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