Wednesday, November 9, 2016

good luck



"The people have spoken -- the bastards!"
~~ Dick Tuck, 1966


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headlines and thoughts


Headline in today's New York Times:  "Donald Trump is elected president in stunning repudiation of the establishment"


(I'd been thinking the voters were giving a solid middle-finger to Washington D.C. and the status quo..."stunning repudiation" is a more polite description...)


A Reuters headline:  "This is rage against the machine":  voters reject a "rigged" system




Presidential statement:
"We are all rooting for Donald Trump's success now."
~~ Barack Obama





Headline in The Guardian, UK edition:
"Trump's victory.  How he swept to an unreal, surreal presidential election win"





New York Times quotation of the day:
"I think the future of our country is about each one of us, not one person in charge."  Jose Umana, a 49-year-old airline pilot in Coral Gables, Florida