Blog Failure

9 Nov

The Administrators of this blog inform its readers that due to temporary fuckwittage in the United States of America, this blogsite is down. The owner has the right to temporarily or for full purposes close this site due to said fuckwittage and orange foundation.

 

 

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24 Responses to “Blog Failure”

  1. littlebelgianwriter November 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Said fuckwittage and orange foundation gave me a sleepless night. (I am in Europe, and stayed up through the night) What a live nightmare!

  2. Grace November 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Nooooooooo, don’t leave me alone with this – am currently (and thankfully temporarily) in said orange nightmare country. Great disbelief all around.

    • gaijinwife November 10, 2016 at 4:17 am #

      haha, not leaving but was very drunk and very angry about the world last night.

  3. Laura November 9, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    I feel your pain. US citizen and wish I could live elsewhere. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how bad the damage will be. Bet he moves a tanning booth into WH!!!

    • gaijinwife November 10, 2016 at 4:19 am #

      haha, along with the playboy bunnies and a new Miss Whitehouse pageant perhaps? I did think his Victory speech was mildly acceptable but that’s only because he was reading a telly prompt of a speech written by a speech writer with a brain. Let’s pray the damage is minimal. And yet as I write that I’m also laughing hysterically like a mad woman. Minimal. pft.

  4. bri65 November 10, 2016 at 5:28 am #

    This election of a man who is first and foremost a mendacious criminal con man is nothing short of a seismic shift in the United States electoral process. We have never ever had anybody like him ever get elected — maybe in some podunk place for dog catcher, but as President of the U.S. or anywhere in between? No. The whole thing is unprecedented. My country will never be the same. We’ve allowed our electoral process to be hijacked by evil, and if I believed in a god — any god — I would pray. But it’s too late for that anyway.

    Don the Con Man is everything we (should) stand against. His foremost trait seems to be self-absorption. He has a compulsion for self-aggrandizement. He’s an insufferable braggart. He’s also a congenital liar, a sadistic bully, a creepy misogynist and sexual assaulter, a defrauder of the highest order, a criminal of the lowest order, and not least, a know-nothing who thinks he knows it all. Not to mention a greedy asshole.

    I guess my point is, it’s worse — way worse — than you think it is. (Be glad you are a New Zealander living in Japan. Although that probably won’t help. We are now officially in an alternate universe.)

    • gaijinwife November 10, 2016 at 6:14 am #

      Scary shit! I am indeed glad I am a NZ-er and have a home to run away to if things turn to shit. I am hopeful that he can’t implement even 1% of what he said during the campaign. Hugs to you all dealing with the fallout directly 😦

  5. Amy M. Green November 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    I am heartbroken beyond measure. I have some solace in that my state rejected Trump and is marked by diversity, but I am terrified for my minority and LGBTQ fellow Americans in other states.

    • gaijinwife November 11, 2016 at 1:43 am #

      I have read articles about this happening already. It really is heartbreaking to think that we have to share a world with people with absolutely no compassion.

      • ds November 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

        You are all really getting your knackers in a twist over nothing. Trump won, time to get over it. He wasn’t my first choice, but he was a hell of a lot better than the alternative. All the name calling and personal vitriol in the world won’t change reality.

        Besides, if you actually knew much about him you would learn that he is a lot more of a Democrat than a Republican, as are most people from New York. He is against the big banks, big corrupt international corporations, and the unholy relationship between them and the political class. He’s a typical foul mouthed construction guy, nothing more or more sinister.

        Plus, if you know anything about the US system, you would know that the President actually doesn’t have much power. He’s more of a figurehead than anything. So, deep breaths everyone, You can’t win all the time, so it’s time to show some grace under pressure and some dignity. President Obama struck the right chord in welcoming Trump to the White House and acknowledging the truth. Perhaps we can all do the same?

  6. gaijinwife November 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    I was both drunk and very angry on Wednesday. You’re right though, I know nothing of the US system bar what I read from articles on FB – ditto Trump – bar all the disgusting things he has said. I find it very disheartening that people could vote for someone who thinks saying those kind of things is OK slash funny slash a joke slash the kind of shit he thinks he needs to say to get elected. Why does the US need to settle for a ‘typical foul mouthed construction guy’ as their bloody President?

    Regardless of the ‘politics’ behind it I have a hard time seeing Trump in the White House being able to follow in the footsteps of such a great President. He’s a bloody fool. It’s more the escalation of the divide he’s already created that I worry about more than what/if any of his stupid policies he will get passed.

    Acknowledging the truth? That an idiot is going to be the next President. Acknowledged. Without grace.

    • ds November 12, 2016 at 8:11 am #

      He is a graduate cum laude of one of the best M.BA programmes in the world. He runs a multi billion dollar company and got 60 MILLION votes on Tuesday. Hardly an idiot.

      He tapped into the white equivalent of what Obama found among blacks in 2008. You wouldn’t call Obama an idiot, would you? I certainly wouldn’t, and I disagree with him about most of what he did. Trump didn’t create the divide. He saw it and was able to exploit it magnificently. Clinton, for her part, ran one of the worst campaigns in recent history. She managed to lose 5 million votes compared to 2012 Obama. She was a terrible candidate with waaaaay too much political baggage.

      I don’t really care much about how Trump talked in the past, long before he was a political figure. I do care about how he will govern.

      • Marilyn Irish November 14, 2016 at 2:52 am #

        I agree totally with your view. I too hope he surrounds himself with good advisors and does a good job. Most votes were not for him anyway, they were against the Democrat candidate.

  7. Monica November 12, 2016 at 1:31 am #

    Uhhh… The president does actually have a ton of power. Obama got blocked a lot because he’s a democrat and the house and senate majority is Republican. Trump is a Republican so he will be able to do a LOT of damage. The president it commander-in-chief of the armed forces. That thin-skinned, rude bastard will be the person going to be in charge of our nuclear weapons. He will the chief member of the executive branch of the highest level of government. He can veto (completely dismiss) any bill preventing it from becoming a law, and it takes a HUGE majority vote of both the senate and house of representatives to overturn a presidential veto. He will be in charge of replacing any Supreme Court Justices that die or leave office. Supreme Court is the highest court there is. There a LOT of really old justices. Their rulings set precedents for the entire country. If he replaces a lot of them with really conservative judges, many people hope it will result in an overturn of Roe v. Wade which is the ruling that allows women the right to control their own bodies in regards to pregnancy. Then add in the diplomacy he’s supposed to be capable of (he’s not). Don’t forget ratifying treaties and balancing the budget. This racist, misogynistic jerk will be able to completely screw over the entire country. Let’s also not forget the fact that he’s supposed to represent us ALL to the people of the world. He is now the face of America and will determine how the rest of the world views our people. I’m crying inside and I doubt I’ll stop until he’s out of office. I’ve been home for two years now, but I’m seriously considering going back to teaching English overseas.

    Please forgive any errors of grammar or spelling. I’ve got carpal tunnel and I’m still adjusting to typing with wrist braces.

    • gaijinwife November 12, 2016 at 1:42 am #

      Thank you for that 🙂 I am now more informed of the extent of shit that could actually in reality result from this complete shittage. Scary. The face of America (sobs).

      I just googled carpal tunnel. I hope the braces work ❤

    • ds November 12, 2016 at 8:22 am #

      Monica, Pres. Obama had 2 years with a Democratic majority in both houses and still managed to accomplish almost nothing. Trump may well have the same problem. He is by no means loved by conservative Republicans or more hawkish ones either.

      He also has no control over legislation. Only his veto, which as you said can be overturned by congress. He has no power to write or propose legislation.

      Judges must be confirmed by the Senate, where the GOP has a razor thin majority. Again, it may disappear in 2 years at the next mid term election. As for Roe V Wade, it is a very old decision that needs to be modified with regards to modern medical technology and recent insight into foetal development. Really should have been left up to the States anyway. Plus, it isn’t an unlimited right in most places. In most of Europe, abortion is banned after the first trimester of pregnancy, barring specific health concerns for the mother. Comparatively, the US is quite liberal.

      So all in all, not much will happen too quickly. No need to be in histrionics.

      • gaijinwife November 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

        he cannot be compared to Obama because Obama didn’t crush the hearts and souls of millions on his way to the top. He didn’t hurl abuse at every corner of society and then scream ‘I’ll make America great again’. He made his arguments with poise and with intelligence (the book study kind and the social interaction with other people kind) I can’t even fathom how such a foul mouthed dickwad (because as you point out he is very intelligent (hasn’t he been made bankrupt over and over? what about the taxes thing? isn’t he on his third marriage? these don’t sing out great management to me) so perhaps ‘idiot’ wasn’t the best choice of words. Nevermind, I have many more) was chosen. And now I read he is appointing his own children as part of his administration team in the handover, or whatever its called. Really??

        That isn’t a question that needs answering.

  8. Monica November 13, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Only 4% of presidential vetoes have been successfully overridden. 2 years is only a quarter of Obama’s presidency. That means for 75% he had to constantly fight with congress. One president having difficulty dealing with congress does not mean that the entire office has lost power. I Am perfectly justified in being severely concerned. Having a different opinion from you does not mean I am “in histrionics.” I completely disagree with your opinion on Roe v Wade, but I don’t intend to attemp to invalidate your feelings on the subject. You certainly have a right to them just like the majority of Americans have the right to be upset over the outcome of his election.

  9. JRS November 13, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Just seeing the news coming out of NZ…hoping all of your friends and family are safe and that the tsunamis prove to be non-events. Jesus, could this week/year get any worse?! (I’m an American, currently living in a reliably blue state that just went red this time around…) Anyway, I hear Kaikoura may have been hit especially hard…I have very fond memories of it from the month I spent in your lovely country…though my absolute favorite place was your hometown–art deco and great wine–paradise!! Hope you get good news from everyone at home.

    • ds November 14, 2016 at 1:53 am #

      Agreed. Maybe we can agree to disagree on politics and perhaps give it a few days/weeks to see how things actually turn out. I would be shocked if the newly elected Pres. Trump actually fulfilled most of what he promised in the campaign. No president ever does.

      In the meantime, let’s all hope for a minimal effect of the latest quake on my Commonwealth cousins down south.

      • gaijinwife November 14, 2016 at 5:05 am #

        ds – sounds like a plan. Politics and real estate. I should have learnt by now that debates on either very really go smoothly!

    • gaijinwife November 14, 2016 at 5:04 am #

      Thank you 🙂 It was widely felt throughout the country. My sister was staying in a hotel in Wellington and the room got trashed. Friends from down Kaikoura way have all checked in and are safe, unlike some of their houses. It seems like access is very limited in and out of Kaikoura. Shou asked me if the Moeraki Bolders (did you see them during your visit?) split in half.

      • JRS November 14, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

        I did see them! Amazing. Tell Shou I was wondering the same thing. 🙂 Not sure which is scarier, Trump or the forces of nature…

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