Silicon Valley reacts to Donald Trump's victory

captaincranky

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....[ ]....She lost because her and her ilk are not merely unlikeable, they are savages who, in my humble and incredibly accurate opinion, have no place in civilized society. I'm not saying I support the mass deportation and exile of progressives, but there is a growing population that does. Feeding them to sharks or abandoning them all on Brazil's Snake Island wouldn't exactly be uncalled for, to some.
Well, I guess the nation smartened up a bit, and decided that a few fops who wanted to dress up in garter belts and stockings, then invade the ladies rooms of the country, weren't the demographic which "mattered". What some tout as "gender identification", could also be termed, "gender confusion". And it's about time their "male tails", stopped wagging the country.

As far as "black lives that matter go", the local police district could spray my whole block down with Uzis, and not a hit damned one that does.
Oh well, at least they don't vote. They either have too many felony collars, or were too busy passing out bags of heroin while the polls were open.

Trump came out and said something about "professional protesters" stirring up the sh!t pot yesterday, and he hit the nail smack on the head. It's like the outcome of this election has turned Trump's election, and some people's perception of it, into some 3rd world, Latin American "Junta".

What's really apparent, is the parasites that live the inner city, don't give a rat's a**, about the opinion of the people who grow the food, that our government gives them for free, which is paid for with the farmer's own tax dollars.

We discussed "irony" recently. IMHO, my last paragraph could perhaps be described as "irony" also, yet better be described as, "an outrage".
 
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captaincranky

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First off I don't think that is relevant. Secondly it doesn't matter where the campaigning takes place as long as everyone can watch the TV. As I said we are no longer restricted by riding horses.
Yeah, and if Clinton had have won without a plurality of the popular vote, your mouth would be shut, and your lips sealed tight as a drum.

"We don't need the electoral college", has always been the clarion call of the losing party.

And as I said before, it's not about "riding horses", it's about "state's right's".

The only "horses" which seem to be involved, are the "high horses", Clinton backers are now riding.
 

bobc4012

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Great, if CA secedes. It just means we will have to build a longer wall. Of course the military bases will all have to be shutdown and moved elsewhere. Maybe Washington and Oregon will join them. Maybe we can get them to take in all the illegals that have snuck into the other states. Also amazing how the market reacted after all those on the left-coast sold off as soon as Trump was announced the winner. Hope they missed the rebound and the new highs. Also, hope they miss out on the 15% tax rate being proposed. Too bad the left-wing wackos have taken over the asylum out on the "left coast".
 

cliffordcooley

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"We don't need the electoral college", has always been the clarion call of the losing party.
It's OK captain I know you are old and stuck in the past just like our voting system. I know you can't envision anything better, because you actually think there is nothing outdated with a 300 year old thought. Anything else has been revised 50 times during the last 300 years.
 

bobc4012

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It's OK captain I know you are old and stuck in the past just like our voting system. I know you can't envision anything better, because you actually think there is nothing outdated with a 300 year old thought. Anything else has been revised 50 times during the last 300 years.
Clifford Cooley, you believe a city like Chicago or LA or NYC should dictate its politics to the rest of the country! In all these close elections where one party won the Electoral vote and the other won the popular vote, the difference in the popular vote could be attributed to one city. Take you pick of the there above. Take any one of those three out and the winner of the Electoral vote also would win the popular vote. Take all three of those cities out of the equation and the winner of the Electoral vote would have won in a landslide (per what the left considers a landslide). Those 3 cities alone add around 3-4 million votes to the popular count.
One reason why the founding fathers instituted the Electoral College, so a small portion of the country doesn't dictate policy to the rest of the country.
Maybe the better way is to allocate one vote to each state! Would that satisfy you. If the results had been reversed (as was expected - Trump wins the popular vote but Hillary wins the Electoral vote, you probably would have been happier than a "pig in you know what"!
 
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captaincranky

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It's OK captain I know you are old and stuck in the past just like our voting system. I know you can't envision anything better, because you actually think there is nothing outdated with a 300 year old thought. Anything else has been revised 50 times during the last 300 years.
Well, if you want to make it about personal ideas, many of yours strike me as fairly bizarre. I especially liked the one where you're white, but you hate white people.

The people who drafted our Constitution, didn't have internet or video games. That means they didn't have Techspot to piss away their time arguing about which video card is better and the like. So, they drafted the Constitution simply by virtue of knowing a crap load more about governance and politics, than either you or I.

And like I said in my earlier post, you, as I believe a Clinton supporter, would likely feel the Constitution needs to be rewritten to suit your opinion that the person you voted for, is the only one that should be president. Move on. I don't think that much will change with Trump as president.

I'm fairly certain people will still be able to strap on garter belts and use which ever restroom they choose. After, didn't Bruce Springsteen write that legislation? And not even "The Donald" would dare to contradict "The Boss.

So from where I sit, it looks like you're just not capable of wrapping your head around, "the memo you just got from heart land".

Allow me to interpret it for you. It said, "white lives matter too", and you still don't have enough enough black votes to divert the whole country's gross national product to social entitlements for the ghetto.

But, if you think about it, if y'all get those outta work baby daddies, a humpin, a bumpin' and a pumpin', you might get the votes you need for a black, Muslim, lesbian for president in 2036. And then you won't have to whimper about "doing away with the electoral college".

The electoral college attaches to states rights, as much or more, than it does to equestrian considerations

Face it, if Clinton kissed a whole lot more black babies, a whole lot sooner, she'd likely be president, and you'd think the Constitution is fine the way it is.
 
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davislane1

It's OK captain I know you are old and stuck in the past just like our voting system. I know you can't envision anything better, because you actually think there is nothing outdated with a 300 year old thought.
Things that should be done away with because they're old:

  • Freedom of speech (incl. religion)
  • Right to own firearms
  • Private property
  • Universal suffrage

I hereby officially propose the aforementioned items be done away with and replaced with the following:

  • Abolishment of religion and toxic speech.
  • Universal ban on weapons of any kind.
  • Declaration of all land within the boundaries of a state as public property to be managed and allocated by state governments.
  • Legal and just exclusion of all people who fall below the 85th percentile in SAT/ACT scores from participating (voting) in congressional elections.
  • Legal and just exclusion of all people who fall below the 90th percentile in SAT/ACT scores from participating (voting) in presidential elections.
  • Legal and just imprisonment of all women who are fat.

This modern approach to 300+ year old systems will ensure America is not only run by the best and the brightest, but flourishes as peaceful and loving nation. In fact, the last item in my proposition is so fresh, I don't think it's even been done before outside of Arabian royal families.
 
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Raoul Duke

I find it disingenuous when Clinton proclaims she won the popular vote. Yes, she did get the most votes, but the figures I can find are this:
60,839,922 votes - Clinton
60,265,858 votes - Trump
574,064 vote difference out of 121,105,780 total votes making a 0.47% difference.
 
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davislane1

I find it disingenuous when Clinton proclaims she won the popular vote. Yes, she did get the most votes, but the figures I can find are this:
60,839,922 votes - Clinton
60,265,858 votes - Trump
574,064 vote difference out of 121,105,780 total votes making a 0.47% difference.
Why we have the electoral college:

 
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Bigtruckseries

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As I just posted - let them secede and take in all the illegals roaming the rest of the country. We will just build a longer wall.

WRONG - let them MOVE and take all illegals with them.

They are NOT going to take over or occupy this country's land with separate nation-states.

On a side-note, setting up reservations for Native Americans was a stupid idea. We are now seeing major issues where tribal law is being threatened by Federal law. Domestic violence situations where men go unprosecuted for beating their wives.

A country can not have two separate writs of law.
 
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captaincranky

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Why we have the electoral college:

This is a comparative map, which shows the area of "The United States of America", at the time of its incorporation:

As you can plainly see we need better communication systems to preserve the Electoral College, not to eliminate it because we now have them.

After all, how many horses would you kill trying to bring election results from merely the "contiguous US", to the capitol in Philadelphia?

Things that should be done away with because they're old:
  • Freedom of speech (incl. religion)
    Granted the whole making religion illegal premise would be an improvement over what we have now. But it's been done to death over the centuries. Even trying to get rid of individual sectarian constructs of "faith in (a) God", is like playing "Whack-a-Mole"
  • Right to own firearms
    We should definitely keep that
  • Private property
    Well private property has been a cornerstone of Anglican societies since Jun 10, 1215 AD, so good luck getting rid of that.
  • Universal suffrage
    Well, that actually has some merit.

I hereby officially propose the aforementioned items be done away with and replaced with the following:
Legal and just imprisonment of all women who are fat.
Considering the "enormous" burden chronic obesity places on our health care system, not a bad idea at all.

Being more irreverent that most my my contemporaries, and in "light" of modern energy shortages, perhaps we could tallow them down and make candles.....:eek:

This modern approach to 300+ year old systems will ensure America is not only run by the best and the brightest, but flourishes as peaceful and loving nation. In fact, the last item in my proposition is so fresh, I don't think it's even been done before outside of Arabian royal families.
In which case all of the snobbery of Apple's customer base would come into play. After all, they are the "best and the brightest", just ask any one of them!

At which point, we would have our first posthumously elected president of California, Steve Jobs. Because of course, it would "just work".
 
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davislane1

Being more irreverent that most my my contemporaries, and in "light" of modern energy shortages, perhaps we could tallow them down and make candles.....:eek:
Interestingly enough, I had this exact thought while composing that sentence. But then I realized whaling is technically illegal.
 
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captaincranky

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Interestingly enough, I had this exact thought while composing that sentence. But then I realized whaling is technically illegal.
Perhaps so, but it would be over quickly. After all, how far could the average half charged supermarket power chair tow a whaling skiff? :eek::D


If you're not familiar with that song, I hope you'll take the time to read the lyrics and the backstory.

OK, I tried to do this a more compact way with a link, but the forum software won't allow me to inset the link as anything other than media:

The cold hard steel of the harpoon's point
Struck deep into its side.
We played out line and backed the oars
And took the cruel sleighride.

The term "Nantucket Sleighride" was coined by the whalers to explain what happened after they harpooned a whale. (Nantucket Island was considered the whaling capital of the world during the 19th century.) The first strike of the harpoon was not intended to kill the whale but only to attach it to the whale boat. The whale would take off pulling the whale boat along at speeds of up to 23 mph (37 kmh). The whale would eventually tire itself out, the leading officer in the boat would then use a penetrating lance to kill the whale.

Nantucket Sleighride is Dedicated to Owen Coffin who was cabin boy aboard the whaler Essex, which was destroyed by a sperm whale in 1819. Owen ended up in the lifeboat with Captain Pollard, his uncle. Two other lifeboats also put out. During the next 3 - 4 months, the lifeboats separated. One was never seen again, but some of those on the remaining two boats were eventually rescued.
During those long months at sea (and on desert islands), many of the men died. The remainder eventually had to resort to cannibalism to survive. After the dead of natural causes were consumed, the men determined to draw lots to see who would sacrifice his life for the others. Owen Coffin ``won'' the lottery. The Captain tried to take Owen's place, but the youth insisted on his ``right''. The executioner was also drawn by lot. That ``winner'', another young man named Charles Ramsdell, also tried vainly to swap places with Owen. Again he refused. Owen's body kept the others alive for ten days (Captain Pollard refused to eat his nephew). Another man died, and his body kept Pollard and Ramsdell alive a few more days until they were rescued.

Lyrics
Goodbye, little Robin-Marie
Don't try following me
Don't cry, little Robin-Marie
'Cause you know I'm coming home soon
My ships' leaving on a three-year tour
The next tide will take us from shore
Windlaced, gather in sail and spray
On a search for the mighty sperm whale
Fly your willow branches
Wrap your body round my soul
Lay down your reeds and drums on my soft sheets
There are years behind us reaching
To the place where hearts are beating
And I know you're the last true love I'll ever meet
Starbuck's sharpening his harpoon
The black man's playing his tune
An old salt's sleeping his watch away
He'll be drunk again before noon
Three years sailing on bended knee
We found no whales in the sea
Don't cry, little Robin-Marie
'Cause we'll be in sight of land soon

IMHO, this is one of the finest pieces of music to come out of the early 70's. I know how you love irony, so here it is. I used to put it on "mix tapes", and I can't recall ever meeting a woman who could tolerate it..:D
 
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