We are actually less utterly screwed than I thought we would be this morning!
I remain deeply skeptical of Trump, but credit where it is due, he has done what most thought impossible. Whatever his flaws (and they are legion) I can, with considerable confidence, wholeheartedly and without reservation agree that by far the lesser of two evils won this election.
Hillary Clinton wasn't just singularly corrupt. She was the standard bearer for a group, a party and an self-appointed faux aristocracy that not only feels unwarranted entitlement to rule over us, but despises us with every fiber of their being.
We're in for a rough ride as a nation. Trump quite scary in his own ways. However, there is another bright side to this; the intensity with which political correctness got a kick in the groin this morning.
The Press and the Posters being so wrong, and shocked, and upset by the results of the election I think is a testament to how much they were trying to wish it into being. I've observed that liberals have this belief that words can control reality, and they get very indignant when reality does not obey.
Posted by: Mauser at Wed Nov 9 21:44:17 2016 (5Ktpu)
Now that we have some numbers to analyse, it's all pretty easy to see. Clinton is up by 1% in the popular vote, so that's well-within the margin of error. A approximate 12% decrease in total votes from *2012*, which was a 5% decrease from 2008. If Hillary was any other Democrat, she likely would have won handily. Trump pulled similar percentages in most demographics to Romney and McCain, but pulled quite a bit fewer total votes than Romney and about the same as McCain.
The bottom line is, the people who said it's all about "who wants to vote for Hillary Clinton?" were absolutely right. She was just so unpopular no one wanted to vote for her.
But, if she couldn't win, at least Trump won. So I guess she has that going for her. Kind of "win-win" for the left, really.
There's no actual action in this episode, but a lot of stuff is established.
Ruby keeps having nightmares about Pyrrha and keeps hearing her voice at night.
Do you remember when the backgrounds were an afterthought if they were present at all?
We do get to see Weiss. Her family life is about what we'd come to expect.
Our heroes reach the village they've been looking for only to find it razed. The lone survivor explains that it was bandits, followed by grimm...and expires. Ren and Nora recognize....something.
Ren and Nora's history has only been alluded to obliquely. It is known that they are both orphans and strongly implied that they are the only survivors of their village(s?).
We do find out what Ruby's been hearing at night.
Jaune's been drilling at night, away from the party, but just within range of Ruby's hearing, using a recording of Pyrrha.
It looks like, in that very bad week for her, before she died when she feared she might "die" in a completely different way, Pyrrha made some videos for Jaune to continue his training without her. This REALLY was a surprisingly poingniant scene, and it made perfect sense, in the context of the show.
It's pretty clear from the title what this show's going to be about...
When two teenage girls trying to make it as real estate speculators in Prohibition era Chicago decide to compete for top prize in a dance contest at a local speakeasy, they manage to run afoul of the mob, some cultists, a Bolshevik plot and an inept gumshoe. Our heroines must cope with bandits, biplanes, and 10,000 bullets as they...
That synopsis may not actually be entirely accurate.
Good Grief! This show's title is completely misleading.
OK, I have NO idea what is going on in Flip-Flappers, and can't even make a guess as to the etymology of the title
Amazingly, CR is letting me see it in high rez. It is interesting. The style is so loose, it makes me think of some of the really old hand-drawn anime from when I first started watching. (I wanna say Leda or Birth, but it's been so long I can't be sure.).
Posted by: Mauser at Sun Nov 6 20:18:02 2016 (5Ktpu)
Okay, that was only the first in high rez. and my, that 3rd one was rather kinky....
They're really not sharing a lot of information with the Audience. Nary an Infodump, and even the scraps of what's going on aren't very informative. I guess they really want us to concentrate on the relationships there.
Posted by: Mauser at Sun Nov 6 22:39:21 2016 (5Ktpu)
Good Hunting, but do Be CarefulJ.C. Carlton (whose blog you should be following) has a thoughtful disquisition on the state of political discourse. Out of consideration for our readers, we'll post our quibbles below the fold and post a picture of Best Oni here.
The Tea Party was a petition; ignored by both sides of the aisle .
Trump is a warning; hated by both sides of the aisle
What comes next against the oligarchs...?
I've two teenage daughters. I'd rather they not see the "Kosovo-ization" of America.
For what it's worth, here's my reasoning for why not voting for Clinton is the least-worst choice for US voters:
It's highly likely that Russian and Chinese cyberspies have copies of all the emails Clinton sent and received on her illicit email server back when she was Secretary of State; if Clinton becomes President, it would be highly likely that the Russian and/or Chinese governments will attempt to blackmail her with those emails, in an effort to bend US policy to their will. If this does happen, I'd wager that she would not take being blackmailed very well, and that she would act out by provoking a confrontation with her blackmailers ("You can't push me around, Mister Putin!!")--a confrontation that could degenerate into a shooting war.
Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Thu Nov 3 21:17:28 2016 (jS1F0)
I figured out months ago that there is no argument either in favor of or against either candidate that can not be convincingly refuted. I'm a bit disappointed but not surprised that Hoyt tried to reason her way to her current position...advocacy for either defies rationality. You can argue for chance, luck, or faith. But I believe the only aspect of the next for years that can be reasoned is how to deal with the aftermath, as reason has already failed in this election for President.