You're Fired! Clinton beats Trump

What would the world be like to day if I had written this a little over two years ago…

Hillary Clinton pulled off the win, Americans have chosen to break new ground this election and elect the first female U.S. President.

I’m a Canadian, so I did not get a vote in this election. But don’t for one second assume that it does not affect me. The balance of the world hinged on this one. I just hope that the balance of the scale has tipped the correct direction.

President Obama has certainly taken a few breaths of relief, his legacy should now remain much unscathed.

We also now need to come up with a title for Bill Clinton… First Man…. First Former President….. I am very confused.

In a little over a couple months, I imagine the Obama family will fly off on an epic family vacation, Donald Trump will remain a very loud Donald Trump, and President Clinton and Former President Clinton will spend some time dodging the FBI and DOJ. (Maybe, the FBI did tell everyone on November 6th that it once again concluded it’s investigation. no charges to be laid)

So what now? Donald Trump is going to certainly challenge the election results. Trump has said all along that the election is rigged. Do you think he will get any traction?

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. -Hillary Clinton

I have talked to several people the last couple months about the election, people from different races and countries. It amazed me at how passionate everyone is about this Decision 2016. I am sure that I will be having a few conversations over the next few days about the results. I would like to believe that a Clinton win would mean a more relaxed news cycle in 2017, but I am sure she has some skeletons that will topple out of the closet.

Respectfully if one were to practice partisan politics, Senior positions in the White House would be given to Green Party Dr. Jill Stein, and Libertarian Gary Johnson. I would include Donald Trump but……. ummmm…….

Wait… Could you imagine Donald Trump as Secretary of State Under Clinton??

November 8th has come, and gone. Hillary Clinton has secured the win, and I am likely to be sued for writing this because Donald Trump will think it is a disaster. Now to see what the next couple months bring.

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Law and Order – The Kavanaugh Mess

Bruce MacKinnon/The Chronicle Herald/Canadian Press

When you have sworn testimony from two opposing parties that is clearly polar opposites…. It can be a dauntingly difficult task deciding who is being truthful and who is not.

Brett Kavanaugh is swearing that he did not commit the horrible invasions that Christine Blasey Ford is accusing him of.

But here is the problem -Ford’s accusations are in the realm of possible.

There are two ways I see this:

If Ford is telling the truth, then she deserves closure on the matter. Kavanaugh does not deserve any seat on the bench and should be stripped of his gavel.

But

If Kavanaugh is telling the truth – His entire life has been smeared by the accusations of sexual assault, that is something that will follow him for the rest of his life and possibly long after.

Hopefully the FBI and Senate find the correct answers.

Put your pipe where?

Somebody made the mistake of asking me what I thought about pipelines and oil the other day.   My answer? “People just like something to bitch about, more then half of those opposed to building pipelines to move oil have no idea what they are bitching about.”

Kinder-Morgan_photo-by-Mark-KlotzHow can you possibly come to the conclusion that pipelines are bad for the environment when the alternative is moving it by truck, train, and barge?  All of those other options burn diesel is mass quantities by the way.  Is that better for the environment?

Yes, the crew is going to come in and dig a trench, they are going to connect chunks of pipe, and then they are going to refill the trench.  Soon after, a reclamation team is going to come and ensure clean up is complete and plant some grass.  Then there will be no more pipeline to look at.

The new age of technology brings computer monitoring to the pipe as well, meaning if there is a break or failure, the sensors will close valves and try and mitigate the situation.  I will admit that similar systems have failed in the past, but every failure brings refined systems and policies. How many tanker trucks have hit the ditch spilling their load?

Today.  Right Now. This entire planet relies on oil, gas, coal, etc.  That is not going to GettyImages-930208830-810x445-1520890773change tomorrow, or possibly in your lifetime.  I do believe that the world needs to shift its focus to renewable energy.  I believe that is necessary to give our great grand kids a planetary fighting chance.  But not today, we are not ready yet and we have not made the right plans to achieve that any time soon.   The world leaders really should start making those long term plans…

Building the Keystone XL and Trans Mountain pipelines is essential to cleaning up the world and making this country a greener and cleaner place.   Simply put, as I said above, the pipeline will eliminate the need to truck it or run it by rail.

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I don’t recall much bitching about the pipes that bring water or natural gas to the protesters houses, nor the pipe that removes sewage from it… weird… 

Fury on Ice

I got a sample of Fire and Fury delivered to my kindle the other day. Proudly, i had held out for some time despite a curiosity that many people shared.

I got to the end of the prologue and realized I don’t want to read this fucking book!

Before The last few years I’ll admit I had always found politics somewhat interesting. But then the people in North America went nuts.

In Canada 🇨🇦, we somehow felt we needed dramatic change. Eastern provinces overruled the west and elected a spoiled casual drama teacher to lead the country into greatness bankruptcy. Canadians for the next one hundred years will feel the burden of Justin Trudeau’s careless and reckless spending.

In the United States 🇺🇸 nobody predicted (I did) that Donald Trump would emerge victorious. This election cast the entire world into chaos. Forget the Canadian lavish spending, the American President is telling every country one-by-one to go fuck themselves. (Except Russia) there has got to be something there?!!?

This book only adds to the ego of Trump, and lately the last thing I’m interested in is fuel for a egomaniacal dementia patient. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of decent ideas to better the American dream. He’s just not focused enough to lead anybody to it.

I will wait until after the impeachment and read the book that comes out after the farewell speech.

I won’t read a book about Trudeau either in case you’re wondering.

Out of Order: Canadian Government

I have a funny feeling the word is heading in a direction that will have future generations reviewing the history of “the great uprising” in their classrooms. Only time can determine greatness in history and truly know if it was for better or for worse.

In Canada Justin Trudeau leads the country with what I believe is his secret agenda in toe. He’s bucking for a future with the United Nations and a Nobel peace prize. All on the Canadian tax payer dime.

Although I admit, I was sick of Stephen Harper and his cloak and dagger methods, he was a lot better for this country than Trudeau. (Did you know Harper hid in a closet when the parliament building was attacked?) Stephen Harper was no fan of public appearances and ran the government from behind a closed door for years. Sometimes I found it hard to recall what he looked like. I did not like not hearing from my Prime Minister.

I think the federal Progressive Conservative party set up Trudeau for the win. Almost every ad they ran during that election mentioned Justin Trudeau’s name, complimented his hair, and stated he was just not ready. Whoever was in charge of the commercials on the Harper campaign failed miserably. They were right though… He wasn’t ready.

All the guy really does is spend money and party.

Most of the Canadian proveniences seem to want to fuck themselves these days too. Hungry for change so the elect a party whom doesn’t have the foggiest idea how to govern.

All that hunger for change is starting to unravel, and I think it’s only a matter of time before the people just snap and take there county back.

I agree that these people were fairly elected and have every right to their term. But the governments of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and the Canadian government as a whole, are seriously fucking shit up. Pipelines are being rejected, oil and gas are being stonewalled. The entire Canada pension plan is being spent in other countries at the cost of the Canadian citizens.

Hopefully the next elections return the chaos to Prosperity. The next governments are going to have a hell of a mess to clean up.

@Solitaryviews

My thoughts on North Korea

I know this is going to sound a little stupid, but maybe it’s time the United States start treating North Korea like a real nation and open up some dialogue.

From what I understand, since the end of the Korean War, the United States have only communicated with the DPRK via the Swedish government. Or leaned on China to provide discussion on their behalf. That is a strategy that has gotten North Korea to this point, and clearly a strategy that has failed multiple administrations ten fold.

How do you think Kin Jong-Un would react if the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson extended an invitation to the North Koreans? “Let’s talk” I think he would probably be beside himself.

Whether you like it or not, North Korea has the military brass to be taken seriously on the world stage. I will admit that their nation is run by a complete nut job. But I’m sure he does not like being belittled by the United States and I’m positive that is a contributing factor to the current level of threats. Nobody likes being the kid that gets ignored.

The problem is, Trump is a lunatic himself. In that regard, I wish former President Obama stepped up and did more to interject in the Korean missile crisis. Obama had a calmer head and much more constructed demeanour. I think he might have been able to get the job done.

North Korea should not have nuclear weapons. Period. In fact they should have been stopped long before they got to this point. The people that live in Hawaii should not have to run “duck and cover” nuclear drills and the citizens of Japan should not wake up to air raid sirens.

Realistically, nobody is going to have a chat with Jung-Un, it’s going to come down to the military options. And I am sure plenty of scenarios have been drawn up. Unfortunately South Korea is going to take the brunt of any incursion regardless of who starts it. In this Day and age of the media and social media, is it even possible to have a covert and coordinated attack without the rest of the world knowing about it before it starts?

Sadly, I am not sure any military conflict with North Korea wouldn’t result in World War three. Almost immediately you’d be looking at Russia, Japan, South Korea, China, and the United States, that would surly draw in Canada, Britain, and then likely Paris. It would be all down hill from there.

So what then?

Well now all we can do is wait for the Trump administration to discuss and solve this problem on the worlds behalf. I am positive it is a topic of conversation every day in the situation room. Hopefully the United States pulls the right leavers and this somehow gets solved properly.

In Trump we must Trust

…shit.

P.S. Where can I find Trump brand vodka?

@solitaryviews