Wednesday 7 November 2012


Exciting night, not least because of the American Election. Although it wasn't quite the cliff hanger we had expected.

The fun part of these events is the losing side trying to explain away their defeat. Politicians the world over seem to be cut from the same cloth. They have to be magnanimous in defeat and in victory although in reality they'd rather a grand piano dropped on their opponents.

American politics is nastier than ours with more overt lying and name calling.

The US also boasts a rabid right wing media. These outlets are the market leaders yet they regularly complain about the "liberal media bias".

Plus the more extreme citizens are armed that so tends to make your political enemies potentially more dangerous.

So far we've luckily only lost one Prime Minister to assassination whilst sadly the Presidential body count is rather higher.

On my travels in the hinterland of the U.S., I have on occasion had to nod sagely as another redneck told me that Obama was a Muslim and wasn't born in America so was not eligible to be president.

Politics aside when you are clutching at straws like that to discredit your opponent it just makes you appear barmy.

Award to barmy barking person of the night had to go to gazzillionaire Donald Trump furiously tweeting "This election is a total sham and a travesty. The world is laughing at us."

No, Donald, we were laughing at you!

Meanwhile back at the flat, I eventually drifted off to sleep after spending rather too long looking at Twitter and Facebook, enjoying all the contradictory views and the election statistics.

I was unable to watch television as the aerial wire suddenly decided it wasn't going to support a signal any longer and went dead

About 9am there came a knock at the door. It was a man who had come to check my water supply for legionella bacteria.

Yup I'm infected. I went out and haven't been back yet. Wonder if it's safe to do so?

1 comment:

RuthnJasper said...

Augh! I SO didn't need to see the Trump smug-rug just then! Ewww....

I am so glad Obama won - I like him. In the "not p*ss*ng-off other countries" and "remaining faithful to his wife and family" stakes, he is great. I really believe he's a decent bloke, doing his very best. It's not his fault that congress vetoed almost all of his proposals (such as an NHS for USA - too many fatcats making money out of US "health insurance" policies...) or for whatever other spurious and self-serving reasons...

Hope your infection clears up soon, Dark Majesty. Good luck with the legionella also... ;-) x