Encore of Revival: America, November 14, 2016


The hashtag #Calexit would be #Texit if the election had gone the other way. California and Texas already did secede once. Of course Washington would do something to stop it, we wouldn’t be dealing with Obama anymore. Secession is now on the table for real, thank you Californians. It’s only a matter of time. These are bad days for globalism.

Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon will be great in the White House. Trump is the man who led and starred one of NBC’s most profitable shows, The Apprentice. He knows who to hire. This man, accused of being a woman-hating, homophobic racist has already hired KellyAnne Connway, Peter Thiel, and Dr. Ben Carson. The Anti-Trumpist retort is that they are examples of Trump operating in “rare form”.

Are the protesters in as much danger of Trump as they protest to being? Will Trump retaliate against NBC and other venomous enemies with an onslaught of IRS audits and the like? Historically, no because Trump is not a Democrat.

“Experts” in other countries, disparaged Democrat voters, members from the four corners of Congress, and media talking heads from the four corners of the moon—even Fox News Sunday and debate host extraordinaire Christopher Wallace—did not predict the 2016 US election outcome; Pacific Daily Times Editor in Chief and writer-narrator of this editorial, Jesse Steele, did in early February. The most widely-known prediction of Trump’s victory before Jesse Steele’s was from Richard Nixon’s wife, though Mrs. Nixon didn’t make a map.

A few polls got it right. Khali at Trafalgar polling found a way to get the truth from “shy” Trumpist Conservatives who think they can’t tell the truth to pollsters: “Who is your neighbor voting for?” It’s interesting how we tend to think that our neighbors think how we think.

In their ever-shifting opinions and speculations about Trump, so-called “experts” of 20/20 hindsight who park their pedestals among aftermath should cite their more accurate election maps published before February. As usual, if you read it here, you read it here first, at Pacific Daily Times.

The divide in America is between the archetypal city mice and country mice. The country mice need land to make things in factories and grow food on farms; the city mice manage the market’s business on less and more costly land, all the while consuming the fat of the land they rarely visit. Like a saddle and a horse, a saddle helps, but bareback is an option while a saddle ridden on the fence goes nowhere.

The two are naturally polarized and out of touch with each other; they have formed political right and left extremes. The country mice want production and renaissance while the city mice want fashion and manners. Being a “moderate” in the city-country conflict surmounts to mixing coffee with orange juice at breakfast—both are great, but they need different cups.

As for the controversy of the electoral college, it resurfaces in every presidential election as if it has just surfaced for the first time: It’s a newbie voter’s topic. The basic purpose is, in the event of a very close margin of city mice v country mice, the country mice will win because the country can’t function without the rural backbone. This is why a State gets just two extra votes just for being a State, and all that comes with it. This is why Alaska contributed 3 Republican votes, not just 1, and Hawaii and New Hampshire contributed each 4 Democrat votes, not just 2. That said, there have been no certified reports on how much of Clinton’s 260k vote lead came from illegal voting. We do know that Democrats openly object to measures that prevent illegal voting while moderate Republicans claim to oppose illegal voting, with little or no action to back up that claim. The policies, both actual and claimed, of both Democrats and Republicans brought the vote to what it was.

Pro-Lifers should be glad abortion will likely end. That was the biggest and most lasting direct result of this election, which many people have not realized, yet if ever. Perhaps Religious Right Conservative Christian Anti-Trumpist lamenters could learn a thing or two about gratitude from Liberal Democratic Anti-Trumpist protesters. Trump has managed to inspire shared hashtags for these Conservatives and Liberals. They might actually talk to each other now. That could be a longer-lasting, less direct result of this election. The way has been paved for The People’s Party.

The massive protests against Trump are the result of the country’s public education policies since the 1990’s. Students are given a trophy for showing up and recognition of winners and losers in sports is outright persecuted. Nannying and sissifying young people left the generation of first-time voters ill-prepared to deal with loss. While neither Conservative nor Liberal youth have had much experience training them to deal with the emotions of “losing” something, Conservative parents were more likely to prepare them at home for the things that school neglected. If nothing else, Conservative first-time voters had their first eight years of voting to learn to deal with loss; the Democrats did not.

There would have been protests of some kind either way. These protests are more of a “nasty” nature, involving destruction of private property with little legislative result. Had the election gone the other way, riots would have been replaced with larger, more peaceful, and yet more effective protests. Secession petitions would have been legitimate enough to provoke Congress, involve the Supreme Court, and surely military action, citing Clinton corruption and excess executive orders that Trump promised to undo. This election was somewhat of a “deal”: Get back inside the Constitutional boundaries or rip it up; the electors chose to get back inside the lines, for now. California and Texas will secede eventually, but that will require the “don’t get mad, get busy” action of sobriety and will happen only after elections and wars yet to come.

Contrary to some opinions floating around the “media-osphere”, there actually is a Constitutional basis for secession, though not stated directly. The Federal government is obligated to repel invasion, according to original Article IV. If the US is ever invaded, State secession will be as Constitutional as it is inevitable. The topic California brought up implies a warning to US enemies: Invading the United States at home would not be an act of war against one country, but against fifty. While secession is coming, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. The president elect still has not taken office, the electoral college has not voted, and the results of many States have not yet been certified by their election authorities. While some things are foreseeable from the vantage point of history, history informs foresight while the two remain separate.

The earthquakes had the final and poetic word after “US election week”: Both sides of the Pacific were shocked and shaken, and, more poetically, the shock in Christchurch started a tsunami.

He’s hired! | Daily Mail


Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days | NPR

Trump calls slain cop’s widow to offer condolences | NY Post

1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list | Examiner

PICTURE: Here are the first three members of Trump’s administration: A Woman, A Gay Man, A Black Man. How is he a woman hating, racist, homophobe? | Reddit


Donald Trump meets with Barack Obama in the White House | YouTube – AL.com

Stephen Bannon and Reince Priebus will lead Trump’s White House | Guardian

Mr Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor | AP

Trump is already working to erase Obama’s legacy from history | McClatchy DC

Trump could easily erase much of Obama’s foreign policy legacy | Yahoo – Reuters

FAA Declares No-Fly Zone Above Trump Tower | Gizmodo

…Article explains details, includes FAA pic, and thanks Trump for only 2 mile radius, compared to the normal 30.

Michigan ballot count still unofficial | Fox 2

Trump taps Peter Thiel to join presidential transition team | Think Progress

First Three Members of Trump’s Administration Team: A Woman, A Gay Man, and a Black Man. Progressives are in Extreme Meltdown Mode | Swamp Drain

Media & After-Analysis:

Analysts say Trump stocks rally could persist | Yahoo – AFP

Stephen Tries To Make Sense Of All This | YouTube – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Trump Won, and the Liberal Media LOST THEIR MINDS | MRC

At under $5 each, Trump’s votes came cheap | Yahoo – Reuters

…$57M votes, $270M

Pollsters suffer huge embarrassment | The Hill

…Only LA Times/USC and IBD/TIPP showed Trump in lead.

Hillary Clinton failed to win over black, Hispanic and female voters – the charts that show why she lost the presidential election | Telegraph

Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims | Yahoo – AFP

Box Office: ‘Arrival’ Blasting Past $20M; ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ See Narrow Post-Election Drops | Hollywood Reporter

Earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand & Chilecito, Argentina:

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake | Thompson Reuters

Families warned to flee New Zealand coast ‘immediately’ over tsunami sparked by 7.8-magnitude earthquake | Mirror

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina | Yahoo – AFP

Dissension & Protest:

#Calexit: California want to leave the US after Donald Trump’s election win | UK Metro

California and Trump are on a collision course over immigrants here illegally | LA Times

What history says about ‘Calexit’ | CNN

Protest Bust | Snopes

…On protesters being allegedly bussed into Austin, TX.

Assassination threats against Trump flood Twitter | NY Post

Trump victory sparks angry protests across California: ‘Not my president’ | LA Times

Anarchist rioters shatter windows in Portland following once-peaceful protest, 26 arrested | KATU

LIVE: Snowden Q&A on how US Election affects your privacy, his pardon | YouTube – RT

Bank stocks continue rally; bond yields, dollar rise | Yahoo – Reuters

Trump impact: How will Amazon fare? | Seattle Times

International Views:

Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting | Financial Times

US ELECTION: Taiwanese experts weigh in on Trump | Taipei Times

Asked about Trump, Pope says his concern is for politicians’ impact on the poor | Yahoo – Reuters

Canada, Mexico ready to talk about NAFTA with US | Yahoo – AFP

Damascus, allies upbeat on Trump win, await his policies | Yahoo – Reuters

Disbelief, questions at United Nations after Donald Trump victory | Straits Times

Canadians Don’t Want America-Fleeing Liberals (Especially Lena Dunham) | Heat St.

Pre-election Flashback:

Pat Nixon Predicts Donald Trump’s Presidency in 1987 | Swamp Drain

My 2016 Election Prediction | Pacific Daily Times – Jesse Steele

Poll: ‘Shy Trump’ voters are a mirage: A new study suggests an army of hidden Trump supporters is unlikely to materialize on Election Day. | Politico

Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections | PJ Media

TV Networks Face a Skeptical Public on Election Night | NY Times

Voting Issues: Some Trump Voters Reporting Ballots Switching To Clinton | CBS – Pittsburgh

Voto secreto Trump? Most Hispanics back deportation, want immigration cap cut in half | WA Examiner

Room for one more? Canada’s main immigration website CRASHES with Trump poised to win election | Daily Mail

Marijuana legalization: California, Nevada, Florida voters say yes but Arizona rejects | Fox News

Republicans make gains in U.S. governors’ races | Yahoo – Reuters