We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The election, that is. I spent most of the night of the election laughing. I wasn't sure what the proper response was. I didn't vote for either candidate, so it mattered little to me. Both have massive flaws, and I'm not sure one is worse than the other. We'll agree to disagree, OK? Now let's go have a beer and talk about other things. I am enjoying the gnashing of teeth among the Progressive illiterati.
Problem is...McSorley's is closed! You'd think, after all this time, of all the beer halls in NYC, McSorley's would get a pass, right? Nope. Could this be the end of McSorley's? Probably not, we're told. I certainly hope not.
It isn't technically over until the electoral college has decided who will be the next president, which could be anyone.
Chances are slim they won't go vote their mandate, but it could happen, and the left is pushing very hard to achieve that (which might well include threats, bribes, who knows what, we don't know).
I don't believe there will be an armed insurrection of Trump supporters and libertarians when and if the EC crowns Hillary, but there will likely be more people moving off grid and digging their prepper caves.
JTW: I don't believe there will be an armed insurrection of Trump supporters and libertarians when and if the EC crowns Hillary, but there will likely be more people moving off grid and digging their prepper caves.
It won't happen this time around, but the danger remains in a close Electoral College election where one or two electors could change the results. The system needs to be reformed, if not for a popular election, at least so that Electors are bound in fact, not just politically.
While insurrection would not be appropriate, if there were ever a time for active protest, then undoing an Electoral College majority would be one of them.
I love McSorleys. Great old place. Been there many times, got hammered, watched a ball game on the small TV, staggered off to do other things in the City. Not quite my home away from home but it's on my list and a short taxi ride from the financial district. Always a great place to go when somebody (sometimes me) says, "that was good, glad we're done. We should go get a beer."
Go there. Don't have "a" beer. Have at least several. They are a little on the small side but good quality, and that's how it's meant to be.