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This article was published 10/11/2016 (285 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Mulling Trump’s victory
In watching the unfolding disaster manifesting itself in the form of the American presidential election coverage, I am reminded of The Weapon, a short story by Frederic Brown.
In a classic case of art becoming reality, I pose the central question of the somewhat dated and very politically incorrect short story, something that Americans who voted Donald Trump in will naturally gravitate to: "What kind of a fool gives a loaded gun to an idiot?" Read the short story; I think you will get my drift.
Further irony is found in the likelihood that Trump is most likely the equivalent of the weapon of mass destruction to which Brown refers, in his all-too-prophetic work of art.
"God bless America," as America seems hell-bent on self-destruction.
Of the people, by the people and for the people. If people didn’t think this could happen, they have not being paying attention to the facts. Congratulations to president-elect Donald Trump.
I woke up with sad news as if someone had died. How could a civilized nation go uncivil? How could Americans with sane minds trust a belligerent man like Donald Trump who hates everyone who isn’t white? What did you just do, America?
I have never felt as worried and sad as I did today. I thought people were going to act with some civility and sanity and vote with their minds and intellect. I am not a diehard supporter of Hillary Clinton. My motto was "anyone but Trump." Anyone but a man filled with anger and hate. May God save us all.
It will certainly be four years of turbulence and uncertainty. How could anyone trust a man with such a temperament? I would be terrified if I were living in America today. He will certainly make America un-great again.
Let us hope and pray.
Abubakar N. Kasim
I checked the obits Wednesday morning and found that America died last night.
Sadly, it was by her own hand.
I think Donald Trump brought out all the worst in voters — people who had been on the fence for so long and finally found a leader who, unfortunately, thinks like they do.
We have family and friends living in the U.S. who are shocked at the results of this election and hope that America has not entered into another dark time in history.
The "angel of darkness" has become U.S. president, and the pretentious, politically correct crowd who have for years believed it their right to dictate to us peons how to think and live our lives are running for cover. They have been dictating to "the unwashed" for years how to think, what to eat, what is good or bad for us, because they are right and you are wrong.
The backlash against the "pretentious elite" that started with Brexit continues. The cone of silence that has shrouded the silent majority for far too many years has lifted.
I have never felt about an election the way I feel about the results of the current U.S. election. It is as though misogyny, racism, sexual assault, bullying and a lack of social graces and personal dignity have become acceptable norms. I feel like the flags of the whole world should be flying at half-mast today because as a people we have lost something valuable.
Re: Trump claims astounding victory as America’s 45th president (Nov. 8)
What a night! My prayers have been answered — he will make an excellent president, flaws and all. Enough of the crazy lefties with their feminist views and looking forward to the new Supreme Court appointees. The entire family looked like class acts. God bless America, and hopefully a little of their common sense will drift our way.
"An astonishing victory" — only to the left-wing socialists who will now have to deal with a non-globalist president who will metaphorically give them the middle finger. Watch movements like Trump’s start in many, many countries in the world now.
There is a new world movement starting and a new day dawning.
God bless Donald J. Trump, president-elect of the U.S.A.
Justin Trudeau’s going to need a truckload of antacids.
Honouring Remembrance Day
As a Realtor in the city of Winnipeg, Remembrance Day is the one day of the year we are not allowed to work. I agree totally with this as a sign of respect for those who gave so much for our freedom and way of life. I remember as a young boy watching my father march to the cenotaph wearing his uniform and medals — how proud he looked; I remember his comrades with tears in their eyes during the ceremony and wondering how much hurt they still must feel.
That day, we could not shop for anything as a true sign of respect, and I wonder if the people shopping in stores Friday have any idea what that day really represents. I’m just hoping I don’t see an ad for a Remembrance Day sale somewhere.
And to our treasured veterans: there are still many of us who will never forget.
Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices that Canadians made in armed conflicts in both the First and Second World Wars to allow Canada to be the great country it is today. Although on Nov. 11 we formally pay tribute to these sacrifices of Canadian soldiers for Canada, can we say that this is enough?
Every day, when we wake up and are free to do as we please and live the great lives that we do here in Canada, how can we forget those great sacrifices made by those loyal soldiers? As an Ahmadi Muslim, love for our homeland means a lot to us and, in fact, is a part of our faith. I find that those soldiers displayed this teaching of love of their homeland to the highest degree, and I sincerely commend and thank them.
NDP to blame for Hydro’s woes
There has been much discussion in the Manitoba legislature about whether the NDP left Manitoba Hydro bankrupt or not. The minister responsible says it is bankrupt, while the premier says it is not.
Let’s look at the definition of bankruptcy by the Canadian Superintendent of Bankruptcy, which is: "the legal status of a person/company who is unable to pay his or her debt."
We also know that Moody’s has stated that they can no longer look at Hydro "as a stand-alone entity" — meaning they can no longer consider Hydro as able to pay its debt without the support of government.
By any standard, a firm in Hydro’s dire financial position in the private sector would certainly be classified as bankrupt and would have to seek creditor protection and relief of its debt (much like a Donald Trump casino).
So, on behalf of the people of Manitoba — I would like to thank the NDP for leaving Hydro effectively bankrupt, if not legally so.