Wednesday, November 09, 2016

I only noticed as I was saving this message in my archives, that today is Nine Eleven, British-style.

I’d better not write too much, as I am bound to hurt feelings – and I haven’t had much sleep. We didn’t get the final result here until nearly 8 a.m.

I feel that this is much like the vote eight years ago, only different voters. We hoped, then, that everything would be different in Washington, with Obama as President. As they hope now.

I must say I always thought Ohio and Michigan – as I write, I don’t know about Michigan – would tip towards Trump.

This morning’s Times – I can’t find the page, now – says that a late Hillary rally involving Beyonce had that famous line about cookie-baking up on a big screen behind the performances. She hurt my feelings with that one at the time. I’m not sorry if it has been her undoing now.

I’ve recently bought some packages of Nestles semi-chip chocolate for the Little Boys – who do cookery at school, and whose father Alexander is a brilliant cook – and mean it (along with some Baker’s chocolate and a message about fudge and brownies) as their Christmas present.

I would scarcely have heard of Trump, before this last year, except that he spent a very lot of money building a golf course in Aberdeenshire. Then the Scottish government located a wind farm just offshore, interfering with the view.

I am rather anti-wind-farm, an unfashionable view. We have one on the road over the moors from Strathardle to Alyth, and I find it terrifying. I wish we still had Hitchcock to make a North by Northwest scene involving a wind farm.

Trump protested mightily, and the case went through various courts. Trump lost – late ’15, more recently than I would have guessed.

BBC website: “The Trump Organisation said it was an ‘extremely unfortunate’ ruling and it would ‘continue to fight’ the wind farm proposal.

“Former First Minister Alex Salmond said that the latest court verdict left Mr Trump a ‘three-time loser’.”


I never cared for Salmond much.

16 comments:

  1. Was it just a bad dream?? No - a huge headline It's Trump.

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  2. I have no words this morning.

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  3. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Cookie baking was not her undoing. Racism, sexism, misogyny, isolationism, Islamaphobia, and ignorance were. No one gives a s... about whether or not someone is a stay at home mom or not.

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  4. The Scottish Government gave permission for the off-shore windfarm near the Menie estate. And DJT tried to bully it into a different decision, just as he had with the decision about his golf course, which was given permission in very peculiar circumstances. I have heard several stories about his brutal business practices (not paying invoices, offering to pay less than half of an invoiced sum, threatening to ruin reputations). Cant imagine what is going to happen with him as POTUS. Shudder.

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  5. Funny that all the things you just said about Hillary are also being said about Trump. Except he hasn't dissed cookie-making. I'm happy this morning.

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  6. I certainly remember her saying that she wasn't a cookie-baking type and never understood the uproar. She never dissed cookie-baking types, just said she wasn't one. I also remember her saying she "wasn't a 'stand by your man' kind of woman" and people were outraged that she had dissed Tammy Wynette. I think she would have made an excellent president. God help us all now.

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  7. wooliedi3:03 PM

    I have only tears.

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    1. They keep rolling down my cheeks . . . .

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  8. Like Brexit, a majority voted him IN. Luckily, he's not there for life, like Putin.

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    1. Hillary won the popular vote.

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  9. its a very dire and tragic situation. this is a man who not only NEVER HELD OFFICE or worked for ANY ONE except his father - and has NO CONCEPT of compromise but has displayed no common decency, lewd behaviour, questionable morals and no sense of ethics. as to his ability intellectually... well dont count on it. For DJT supporters here - you do realize that the KKK and David Duke ENDORSED DTJ!!!

    please read this article which explains very coherently who has elected him... and understand why the next four years are going to be horrific. if he doesnt start a war or two it will be a miracle. at the minimum there will most likely be another econonmic recession..

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/president-trumps-america-already-looks-different.html

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    1. ps
      i in no way think Hillary is perfect... no one is. there are a lot of reasons she lost but chief among them is that both party leaderships failed spectacularly in reading their membership. as did the media.

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    2. amend ... reading their membership and the population outside of Washington.

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  10. A majority did not vote the Donald in, as someone wrote in the comments. Hillary won the popular vote, but neither won a majority. I'm from NY and all too familiar with the Donald.

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    1. another fellow NY-er ... dark days

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  11. I understand that you didn't vote Jean, which is your prerogative, of course. However, sometimes voting is merely a matter of deciding who would be the best candidate for the job. In this case, whatever personal enmity you have felt for Clinton, Trump is singularly unqualified, and will be president due to those who couldn't be bothered to decide. His actions will have world wide effect and will for generations to come. I have always respected your opinion, but am disappointed that you are so blase about this most unfortunate outcome.

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