Analyzing the Results of the 2016 Presidential Election

Donald J. Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States. I have been wrong about Trump throughout the entire run of this election. I thought his lead in the primary polls would evaporate once actual voting had to be done. I did not think he would secure the GOP nomination and when he did I didn’t believe he would be the next President. I’m telling you that I was wrong and comicly wrong at that so that you can determine how many grains of salt to take with the rest of my post. But this post is my analysis of what happened.

I will also, in the interest of full disclosure, tell you that when I voted a few weeks ago, I left the Presidential section of my ballot blank. I did not like Trump, I did not like Clinton and for awhile I was intending to vote for Gary Johnson. His lack of knowledge of foreign policy prevented me from doing so. I’m telling you this because I want you to understand that I had no dog in this fight much like when I watched game 7 of the world series last week.

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If You Have Questions, I Have Answers

I haven’t written anything in awhile. In part, I haven’t really had anything specifically on my mind to write about. I still don’t really but thought I would try this. I’ve tried this before and gotten zero response but things change over time and I always pick up new readers. So you can help determine the direction or content of a future post.

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No Passing Fancy loves her coffee, she drinks several of these cups a day

The Name Game

So my friend put up a new post explaining how she chose the name for her blog and how she ended up with her Skype Username. Never one to shy away from stealing someone elses idea, or their “coffee cup” (inside joke) I decided that I would swipe this topic as well. And just so she doesn’t get too jealous, check out because she’s a good writer as well.

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Election Season

The Iowa Caucuses have taken place which means that the 2016 Presidential election cycle is officially underway. Yes, we’ve had all of the pre-election debates and other nonsense, now it is time for some actual voting to occur. I would say that the time for talking is over but these are politicians and really all they do is give speeches and appear in campaign ads. I can’t say that the time for talking has begun because um, it started last May or something.

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Trying a voice post

In my post from the other day, I mentioned hating my voice. Consider this post as a way for you all to decide if my not liking my voice is merited or not. My high school drama teacher said I had a beautiful voice but I’m pretty sure she was hard of hearing.

After I recorded this, I realized that this could be a way to add more content. I might put up a lengthy post each day about whatever is on my mind and follow it later with an audio post of just random things. It would be good practice for doing longer podcasts again down the road.

The only issue is that I have to edit the title and add any text I might want after the post has been published.

Two Consecutive Months of Writing

I have now officially written every day for two straight months. Well, that’s not exactly true. I have posted a new entry every day for two consecutive months but have actually not written daily. That’s the beauty of being able to bank a few entries at a time.

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The Presidential Election Royal Rumble Pool

The other day, when former Presidential candidate Rick Perry dropped out of the race, I was talking to my main man Art Shimko. We decided that given the number of major party candidates this year we really should have done a Presidential candidate Royal Rumble pool.

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Softwaring Thin: Why Updating to a New Version is No Fun

This morning, I awoke to news guaranteed to strike fear in my heart every single time it comes up on my computer. I was informed that a new version of iTunes version 12.2.2 was now available and that I could download and install it now.

You know what? I’m fine, really. I’m sure I’ll install version 12.2.2 at some point in time, once I’ve done the appropriate amount of research into what kind of bad thing will happen to me when I do download and install it. If the sky won’t fall, then I’ll consider it but for now I’m in now real hurry.

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TripleMania XXIII post coming later tonight!

I have ordered tonight’s ‘TripleMania 23’ event on Pay-Per-View. Back in the old days, you know, 2007-2009, I used to live blog shows like this. I thought about doing that tonight but decided against it. What I am going to do is write down some observations during the show and post them when it is all over.

It should be fun, I have some friends coming over and the card will contain no small amount of whackiness. Come back here later to see how many jokes I make about Villano III’s age.

The Why and How of News Consumption

If you search through the Archives of this blog, you will not have to look very long before you find out that I am a fan of the ‘Freakonomics’ series of books.

I have reviewed ‘Freakonomics’, ‘Superfreakonomics’, ‘Think Like a Freak’ and ‘When to Rob a Bank’.

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