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Spare a thought for me…

Do you have ANY IDEA how hard it’s going to be to act sad today?

Sadly, my neighbors and co-workers weren’t nearly as salty as I expected. All kinds of hostility in the run-up to the election, and now just a little languid and fatalistic moo.

But social media — that’s a different story. I have wasted (!) most of the day enjoying the beautiful deluge of salt on Twitter, Facebook, and the rest. O frabjous day!

It surely is dawning on EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE that we have been incredibly badly served by the media and pollsters (not counting Drudge).

Trump may well make a lousy president, but he has well and truly smashed the Clinton Machine forever. And for that, my gratitude.


Comment from Timbo
Time: November 9, 2016, 8:43 am

I know! All my family are ” on the wrong side of history”. Hahahaha

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: November 9, 2016, 9:54 am

Try living in California as a Trump supporter. Just can’t believe he won.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: November 9, 2016, 12:04 pm

Yup. I was unbelieving all day as it unfolded. I thought for sure we would be saying “President-Elect Clinton” by the end of the day. Finally got the official word of Trump’s victory around 2pm and bought food and beer for the crew. And they put up with me as we ate, drank, and I laughed at the leftist reactions on social media.

Savor this feeling while it lasts – soon we will need to herd Trump to do the right things. And that, I fear, will be as easy as herding cats.

Comment from Brother Cavil, Nie Mój Cyrk, Nie Moje Małpy
Time: November 9, 2016, 12:54 pm

I can still barely believe she conceded…!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 9, 2016, 1:03 pm

Republican House AND Senate AND President, too. It was after 9 pm before I started watching the returns and I was up until 2:30. I’ve never seen Trump look so grave, and he was modest and gracious in his victory remarks. It was hysterical watching all the losers—especially the ones at ABC, CBS, NBC.

Comment from lizardbrain
Time: November 9, 2016, 1:28 pm

I’m an outlier; I live in Maine. It’s going to be difficult being around most people I know for awhile. The butthurt will be strong, here.

HOKEY SMOKES! Looks like God has given us another chance. We need to not screw this up.

Comment from MikeW
Time: November 9, 2016, 1:41 pm

“For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback,” — She who will remain nameless



PS. I sure hope George Soros was fully invested looking at the market today. 🙂

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: November 9, 2016, 2:02 pm


Our republic may yet survive.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

I didn’t follow the returns last night I was so nervous. What a morning in America! BREXIT+++

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: November 9, 2016, 2:50 pm

Sincere Congratulations to President-Elect Donald John Trump… Drain the Swamp, Build the Wall

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 9, 2016, 2:57 pm

Oh, how I wish I wasn’t home sick today. I expect the University I work at will be like a live action episode of The Walking Dead today.

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: November 9, 2016, 2:58 pm

And government by, for, and of the people has prevailed!

And by the way, Hillary spent about three times as much per vote to lose as the Donald did to win. I like the cut of his jib.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: November 9, 2016, 3:39 pm

As soon as I opened Google search this morning and they were no congratulatory fireworks memorializing their chosen candidate’s victory, Donny boy had stuck it to ’em.
Can’t say how many times I’ve read how many #nevertrumpers were voting for him just to bring down the corrupt media.
They still haven’t grasped their irrelevance – yet.
All the talking heads are mourning with their hair on fire.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: November 9, 2016, 3:53 pm

Congratulations to Donald Trump. I heard Putin sent him a telegram congratulating him and said that Russia is ready to resume peaceful relations with the U.S. Maybe we just avoided World War III. Democrats are definitely *not* the party of peace.

Comment from Tearsaredelicious
Time: November 9, 2016, 3:54 pm

Being in Texas and not in the People’s Republic of Austin I don’t have to pretend to be sad.

And everyone here is happy because of course it means we don’t have to move Texas to Australia.

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 9, 2016, 4:33 pm

They must be having a hell of a time getting the old girl vertical this morning for her concession speech. Over an hour late, but it’ll be worth it. Has any other candidate waited this long for a public concession?

I’ve really enjoyed the European newspaper sites this morning. Just delicious.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: November 9, 2016, 5:06 pm

Put on a sun dress, straw hat, and dance and sing down the middle of the street!

What I’m doing!. It was hard for me yesterday, all the ‘trump hate’ ‘madame president’ tee-shirts and placards in my part of the world.

Stayed up all night amazed that my faith in America was returning.

Comment from Janna
Time: November 9, 2016, 5:15 pm

My American flag went back up at dawn this morning. It has been folded up in the cabinet since King Putt was designing his ‘Office of the President-Elect’ seal in 2008.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 9, 2016, 6:14 pm

I too live in CA but in a solid red county where the Proud to be Deplorable signs appeared like mushrooms after the first Autumn rains.

I lived in the Bay Area for years and became quite good at putting on my “I don’t want to talk about it” face…then go into the ladies room and do a little happy dance.

Or you could shrug and assume a “I’m a Brit now so it’s got nothing to do with me” attitude.

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: November 9, 2016, 7:45 pm

I don’t drink, so hoist and quaff a pint at the local pub for me today in celebration of an unexpected victory.

Comment from James Justus
Time: November 9, 2016, 7:54 pm

So don’t act sad. If someone asks why your smiling, say you’ve got reverse Bell’s Palsy.

Comment from bikeboy
Time: November 9, 2016, 8:56 pm

Hopefully she’ll fly off on her broom, and the only time her name will EVER come up is when we’re telling the kids scary stories around the campfire!!!

(I wish I was as happy about President Trump, as I am about NOT-President Hillary Rodham. The jury is still out. I pray he doesn’t disappoint the people who put him there.)

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: November 9, 2016, 10:35 pm

Agreed AltBBrown, the lack of a Google doodle with Hillary in full historical-victory mode was telling.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:07 pm

In SoCal, the secret handshake of Trump supporters is to fly an American flag. So in my ‘hood, we have about 6 Trumpsters who are willing to let other Trumpsters know.

I gave up on the election about 7 PM PST when they announced Hillary had huge leads in Florida and Ohio AND Georgia was still “unknown”. We watched 3 Vera’s back-to-back and went to bed. At midnight, Mrs turned on NHK to watch some Japanese show. Across the top of a show on “cooking rice for your raw squid surprise”, the ticker said TRUMP WINS!

We both nearly passed out. Mrs ran to her blog (TreeHouse) and sure enough the impossible had occurred.

BTW, the media early call in Ohio and Florida was nothing more than a try at demoralizing Trump voters. Same with the claim about Georgia. I really hate those guys, as Indiana Jones would say.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:21 pm

I live in a deep blue city in a deep blue state, so imagine my JOY at waking this morning and seeing the news that Trump had won! I suffered thru the smugness of all my young, dumb and full of cum liberal coworkers on Tues as they lectured me that voting vagina was important because…vagina! I was actually off today. Woke up and slowly savored my coffee while I witnessed their lamentations/ melt downs on facebook. I then spent the day drinking wine and supporting the American economy. The wine was excellent and I spent an obscene amount in support of capitalism. Revenge is best served buzzed and in cash!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:42 pm

Congratulations rebel colonials!

Glad to see that the anglo-saxon alliance is leading the fightback against the ‘elite’.

Watch France next Spring where (Leftie though she may be) Marine Le Pen is in with a chance.

And let’s save a bottle or two for when our friends in Germany rid themselves of that vile old former Communist Party member, Maniac Merkel.

And thanks, Donald Trump. I don’t much care for your style, but you have done a wonderful thing in upsetting this rotten apple cart.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:45 pm

I was suspicious about Hills cancelling the fireworks show. I follow 538 and he gave Trump a slight edge in many states but it did not add up to 270. I started seeing brits betting large amounts of money on Trump winning, even cashing out money they previously bet on Clinton and putting it on Trump. I looked at HotAir comments and some people were saying he had won all these states tho it was not reported else where. They were very very specific. And then it came crashing down like a house of cards for Clinton. I never thought we would get PA, WI or MI. I was up until 130am, crashed until 4am. Now I am exhausted.

It was such a roller coaster and I wish I could relive it. 🙂

Comment from dissent
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:49 pm

Dang. Sorry I didn’t pick Hillary’s Ambition for the Dead Pool. Would’ve been the one of the few ways to make today even better.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 9, 2016, 11:58 pm

“And let’s save a bottle or two for when our friends in Germany rid themselves of that vile old former Communist Party member, Maniac Merkel.”

Yeah, she made some statement about Trump and mentioned/implied misogyny. This from a woman who doesnt give a damn about the rape epidemic she let loose on German women and children.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 10, 2016, 12:11 am

So, all that yammering about the early voting that indicated that Hillary had already won the election was BS?

It seems like that, the phony polls, the extreme biased reporting of the MSM was designed to suppress the conservative vote.

Damn! I feel disenfranchised!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 10, 2016, 12:32 am

I carefully avoided all news yesterday and intended to do the same today and just deal with the Hillary-licking love bath on Thursday, but my wife woke me this morning and asked if I had seen the news. I explained my position and pulled my pillow over my head. She made me get up and look at the TV. I have been giggling all day. As a side note, my hobby brings me in contact with a bunch of academia style liberals; we have a ‘chat group’ on ‘What’s App’… and while there are usually several posts per day, it has been totally silent for 18 hours now. giggles

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: November 10, 2016, 1:08 am

I also refused to watch any news; Animal Planet ran a marathon of “Too Cute,” which is nothing but kittens and puppies from birth to adoption. My daughter told me around midnight that Trump had won; I thought she had been duped by a joke website. Finally turned on some news and the shocked horror on the faces of the anchors said it all. Delicious.

Comment from thefritz
Time: November 10, 2016, 2:07 am

Against all odds…Capitalist America finally got its CEO.
It is simply mind bending to think we have finally won and won in a kick-ass way. We have a Republican majority Congress and a net gain of 3 Republican governors (The GOP flipped control of state executives in Missouri, Vermont and New Hampshire.) That means the party will hold the governors’ offices in at least 33 states. (A magic number should we need to convene a Constitutional Convention!)
Simply amazing. In the words of Michelle Obama; “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country …”. Except for the fact that I was always proud…just disappointed at the leadership. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL THE DEPLORABLES!

Comment from gromulin
Time: November 10, 2016, 2:57 am

No where else to share this it won’t get buried, I’ve been nourishing myself on the tears of the media all day. My Hot Take: This is America’s post-progressive moment, much like Russia’s post-Soviet moment that brought them Boris Yeltsin. We got Donald Trump. The EU is collapsing, Progressivism is eating itself globally, and the globalist elite are having conniption fits that their control is in jeopardy. Trump is the dog that finally caught the raccoon…it’s gonna be interesting to see if he’s ready for the claws and teeth. I have to admit, the globalists thinking the USA will be lead by a mescaline-addled frat-boy running at them with a raging boner kind of makes me smile. Can’t wait for the next Davos get together!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: November 10, 2016, 3:15 am

Uncle Badger, I was watching the returns on NBC, and they announced that Pennsylvania had given Trump it’s 20 electoral votes, and a few minutes later, they announced that Wisconsin had voted for Trump, and that United Press had declared that Trump had gone past 270. So, it was BADGERS that put him over the top!

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 10, 2016, 5:38 am

Thank you, Lord, for the defeat of Hillary.
And may God bless America.
And let’s not screw it up now that we have another chance.

Comment from catnip
Time: November 10, 2016, 6:29 am

Republicans swept through our city and state, as well, grabbing up every office worth taking. A fantastic night. We’re still trying to shake the feeling we’ve been jolted into an alternative universe.

Someone’s little darlings are already venting their wrath in the nation’s streets. Four of them, geniuses that they are, have set up GoFundMe accounts to raise money for hit men to eliminate the president-elect.


Comment from p2
Time: November 10, 2016, 6:35 am

as happy as i am, i dtill think an swful lot will happen in the next 70 days or so….the clintons are devious, conniving wamkers and won’t go away easily. i’m bettin she’s pardoned by next week and i’m afraid his hairness will get snuffed. that puts paid to this election and barry obumbler gets to continue on as king….. mind the gap.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 10, 2016, 10:13 am

That’s what is happening here, p2. Our equivalent of the Trump miracle was Brexit but the fightback has been furious and it is by no means clear that we will get what we actually voted for, which is a complete break with the Museum of Socialism, the EU.

Be vigilant, cousins!

Comment from F X Muldoon
Time: November 10, 2016, 12:39 pm

Brother Cavil, Nie Mój Cyrk, Nie Moje Małpy

I can still barely believe she conceded…!

The best part was that she had no choice, unlike Bush v. Gore where flipping just Florida by one vote would have put Gore over the top, H←illary!™ would have had to flip several states.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: November 10, 2016, 12:48 pm

I took off from work this week too. I didn’t watch any of the “coverage,” as there was nothing I could do that I hadn’t already done. Went off to bed, got up early, watched a syndicated rerun of Robert Culp in “Trackdown.” Then, finally, I got the nerve to switch over to the local news. TRUMP IS 45TH PRESIDENT it blared, and my cats looked at me oddly, no doubt wondering why I was laughing all morning like a very young human.

Of course now the spoiled brats are “protesting,” which in their case includes vandalism. Several have been quoted as saying “Trump is not my president.” Well, goofballs, I haven’t had a president in eight flippin’ years, whaddaya think of that?

And I’ve very glad that it was a clear victory so we don’t have to go through the “hanging chads” routine from 2000. Thunderbiscuits, as I call her, has no way to wiggle out of this one. Heh, heh, heh . . .

Comment from Mad Ivan
Time: November 10, 2016, 4:22 pm

Trump may well make a lousy president, but he has well and truly smashed the Clinton Machine forever.

I. Hope. However, with as many people invested in it (making money from it; getting their power base from it, etc.) as there are, I wouldn’t count on it being irreparably ruined yet.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: November 10, 2016, 4:45 pm

I read that Hillary was in such a state of emotional collapse, she had to send John “Russian Lobbyist” Podesta out to concede for her.

At first, this was great. Hahahahaha.

But then wait. THIS emotional wreck was a few votes away from the button?

Comment from Malcolm Kirkpatrick
Time: November 10, 2016, 6:09 pm

Thanks, everyone. That was a fun read.

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 10, 2016, 6:52 pm

Thinking about Mad Ivan’s comment at November 10, 2016, 4:22 pm, regarding not being sure if the Clinton machine has been smashed forever.

I agree.

Soros is getting long in the tooth, and *someone* will have to take over his evil empire. Maybe the Clintons will work on becoming Soros’ de facto heirs (hip-checking Georgie’s own kids out of the way).

Comment from Timbo
Time: November 10, 2016, 9:31 pm

Was Hillary too tired and emotional to stand upright for the concession speech.

Comment from Niña
Time: November 10, 2016, 9:32 pm

I’ve been recovering from a nasty hospital visit this last week or so, but Tuesday’s results have cheered me up a fair bit. Goodbye Hillary!

Comment from Imaone’ats Gottadie
Time: November 14, 2016, 6:09 pm

I don’t love trumpie, but a smarter friend said to me the day before the election: “Two words, Supreme Court”. Convinced me.

First clue I had about the possible outcome was after I early voted, I had the “I voted” sticker one my lapel and no less than three African_American black people at separate times that day nodded at the sticker and said words to the effect that it was one strange election.

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