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WHAT. THE. FUCK. AMERICA???

Pardon my swearing. But if there’s ever a day that requires the bluest of language, it’s today.

I went to sleep last night a little worried on your behalf, Americans, but not overly so. Clinton had consistently led in the polls. The electoral math seemed to be in her favour. I was concerned that Trump was closing the gap, but, like many of you, I never really thought he’d win. I figured, okay, Hillary Clinton would edge him out, she’d make a fine and decent president, and life would go on.

I woke up this morning to three things: A lovely home-cooked breakfast by Sophie, the owner of the B&B, approximately fifty unread messages in my inbox, and the sinking news that I’d been wrong. Very, very wrong.

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Trump, women, mysogyny and cynicism

10.07.2016

So, Donald Trump was caught on tape making disgusting comments about being able to grope women. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. Hand up? You clearly haven’t been paying attention anytime this past, oh, say, decade. Everyone from both parties is rushing to condemn Trump’s comments and distance themselves from him, and the media and […]

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Americans: Considering moving to Canada if Trump wins?

03.02.2016

Google searches for “moving to Canada” rose by 1000% after the US primary “Super Tuesday” results: In the four hours around the close of polls across Super Tuesday states, searches for “how can I move to Canada” on Google spiked by 350%. By midnight, the query had risen to more than 1000% its normal search volume. […]

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Four thoughts on Bernie Sanders’s Jewishness

02.25.2016

Four thoughts about this New York Times piece on Bernie Sanders being the first viable Jewish candidate for President: He’s usually highly accessible to the media. But he declined to be interviewed for this article. Which is both admirable and highly telling: Admirable because the religious views of American politicians are usually front and centre […]

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Sanity prevails in the USA

11.07.2012

Months and years of campaigning, more than$2.2 billion in election spending, over 100 million votes cast… and Americans in their wisdom decided to essentially maintain the status quo. President Obama returns to the White House for a second mandate. The Senate stays blue; the House stays red. But lest anyone was thinking that this whole […]

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4 more years

11.07.2012
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Media bias exemplified

11.05.2012

With less than 24 hours to go until voting day in the US, it’s a classic case study in media bias to see what the various big news outlets have as their posted headlines. Here’s CNN, reporting a statistical tie in the popular vote but an edge to Obama in the electoral college: Here’s Yahoo […]

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Palin won’t run

10.05.2011

Sarah Palin won’t run for President in 2012: After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When […]

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Town promotes buck a week rent

11.04.2010

The rent is too damn high? Not in Trundle, Australia: An Australian rural community desperate to encourage new families to move in and revitalize the town is offering to rent farm houses to interested families for one Australian dollar a week. The hamlet of Trundle, 215 miles northwest of Sydney, has a population of 380. […]

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