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With mop-haired politico octopus Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to the White House, the Canadian Immigration website has crashed under the weight of US citizens seeking an escape. The Donald scooped up 49.1 per cent of the votes versus 47.3 per cent for his opponent (at the time of writing). Many of the key states swung …

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  1. Dr Scrum Master

    There's also talk of California seceding (just like there was talk of Texas regaining its independence when O'Bama won), but it wouldn't make much difference as Silicon Valley is already in a world of its own.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      O'Bama

      Ah, now dat must be Barack's Oirish cousin, is it not?

      1. Stevie Silver badge
        Pint

        Re: O'Bama

        Well spotted, boyo! Have a Harp on me!

        1. BillG Silver badge
          Unhappy

          Re: O'Bama

          With mop-haired politico octopus Donald Trump...

          In all seriousness, it's biased comments like this that keep El Reg out of Apple launch parties.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: O'Bama

            " biased comments like this"

            Indeed.

            Take a page or two from the Leaders [NSFW], El Reg!!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      In late breaking news......

      Mexican wall project delayed as Canadian government corners the market on construction materials.

      "Sheesh! Not only do we need to keep all of these disappointed Hillary voters from flooding the Dominion, we will have to pay for the bloody wall!"

      .... anonymous government spokesman

      1. raving angry loony

        Re: In late breaking news......

        Canada has enough people who sponsored a brick. Now all this site needs to do is collect and build...

        http://brickingitforcanada.com/

    3. 404 Silver badge

      Yet the Mexican Immigration site has very sparse traffic... weird, huh? Wonder why?

    4. Lotaresco Silver badge
      Coat

      "There's also talk of California seceding "

      California is just one good earthquake away from offshoring.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Wall Building

    I look forward to the boom in construction at the U.S. land borders.

    1. TheVogon Silver badge

      Re: Wall Building

      "I look forward to the boom in construction at the U.S. land borders."

      Yep, the Canadians will need a wall to keep the Americans out....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Wall Building

        Yep, the Canadians will need a wall to keep the Americans out

        Perhaps the US can pay for it … ;-)

        1. Tim Warren

          Re: Wall Building

          http://brickingitforcanada.com/

          No need, pledges are already in. ;-)

          1. raving angry loony

            Re: Wall Building

            Damn, Tim Warren beat me to it. Oh well.

        2. This is my handle

          Re: Wall Building

          Sorry, but we're dead broke. And The Donald's projected to send the deficit thru the roof. Once upon a time there were "tax & spend" Democrats & "fiscally conservative" Republicans. The Dems have remained pretty much the same, but Republicans since the Reagan era (inclusive; W's dad was the famous exception, and got the boot for it) have pretty much been "spend and don't tax".

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear the world,

    We're sorry.

    With love, most of America

    ps. Enjoy the upcoming conflicts in Iran and Syria

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      How so? Clinton wanted US to get involved in Syria and to uphold the alliance with the Saudis, whereas Trump was against getting engaged in Syria and more or less agnostic of which was the major power in the Middle East. How does that make USA responsible for these conflicts anymore?

      1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

        Enjoy the upcoming conflicts in the Baltic.

        Now that we will only defend NATO allies if they pay

      2. HausWolf

        Because the Orange buffoon will deliberately break the Iran deal that was negotiated with 5 other countries and his mindless followers will go starting trouble not knowing the difference between Shia and Sunni and why they hated us for meddling in their politics to begin with.

        It will be 100% his fault.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          @HausWolf

          You seriously believe they don't know the difference between Shia and Sunni and that they'll just interfere for the hell of it? Do you seriously believe that politicians are playing some simplistic video game, make totally random uninformed decisions and don't have thousands of staff that check all these facts for them?

          If yes, then it must have been even worse in the past, when researching facts was all the more difficult, but it still worked out for them just fine (i.e., see Cold War, humanity didn't wipe itself out somehow).

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: @HausWolf

            "Do you seriously believe that politicians are playing some simplistic video game, make totally random uninformed decisions and don't have thousands of staff that check all these facts for them?"

            Is this a trick question?

          2. Rich 11 Silver badge

            Re: @HausWolf

            You appear to have missed the qualifier:

            and his mindless followers will go starting trouble

            We already know they don't do fact-checking.

          3. HausWolf

            Re: @HausWolf

            They don't know the difference now... How many times have you heard prominent pubs use ISIS and Iran in the same sentence when the two are close to mortal enemies as one is Sunni dominated and one Shia dominated.

            1. Vic

              Re: @HausWolf

              How many times have you heard prominent pubs use ISIS and Iran in the same sentence

              Never.

              And I'd drink somewhere else if I did...

              Vic.

            2. Lotaresco Silver badge

              Re: @HausWolf

              It's unfair to say that Trump and his voters don't know the difference between various parts of the world. The President Elect has produced his very own map to explain to his electorate where all the important things are.

          4. Florida1920 Silver badge

            Re: @HausWolf

            You seriously believe they don't know the difference between Shia and Sunni and that they'll just interfere for the hell of it?

            You obviously haven't been paying attention to Trump. Remember, he didn't even know Russia had invaded Ukraine and seized Crimea.

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: "he didn't even know..."

              "...Russia had invaded Ukraine and seized Crimea."

              ...or that Antwerpen is a country.

        2. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          "Because the Orange buffoon will deliberately break the Iran deal "

          Lets hope so. The only permanent solution to the on-going local problems is probably turning the whole region into a glow-in-the-dark glass car park....

    2. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge
      WTF?

      You had one job America!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        RE: You had one job America!

        And we are proud you did it.

        1. DougS Silver badge

          Right wing SCOTUS

          He'll replace the most conservative member, Scalia, with another conservative member. Unless one of the liberals dies or decides to retire before 2020, it will be the same makeup as it was before. He isn't going to change the face of SCOTUS any more than Obama did.

          It is too early to know for sure, but given that Trump will be unable to follow through on the promises to the angry white working men who put him over the top, like bringing jobs back to the US, getting the US out of NAFTA, putting tariffs on China, etc. and probably not even building the wall (let alone making Mexico pay for it) I think it is highly likely that whatever democrat wins his or her party's nomination in 2020 will make him a one term president. As long as their health holds out, the liberal members of SCOTUS are likely to stay put at least until then - if they were looking to leave sooner they probably would have left already knowing Obama would replace them with someone of like views.

          1. HausWolf

            Re: Right wing SCOTUS

            Only have to wait one year, then the Dems in the Senate can block any SCOTUS appointment with holds and filibusters and say we must wait until the people speak. Then see where the cards fall after the midterms.

            Goose, meet gander

            1. Eddy Ito Silver badge

              Re: Right wing SCOTUS

              Why do the Dems "only have to wait one year"? The Dems can filibuster now but as they have already used "the nuclear option" on judicial appointments there is precedence to override the required three fifths majority to break a filibuster albeit that would be novel in the case of a Supreme Court nominee.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        And We Did It

        The job was to keep the Clinton Crime Family from returning to the WH, and we did it.

        You're welcome.

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "You had one job America!"

        Presumably it was moved to Mexico....

    3. cambsukguy

      Apparently, NOT most of America, percentage-wise or electoral college wise.

      Most of the IQ points I grant you.

      Let down buy the people it needed to help the most to seems.

      Gotta feel sorry for the people who will soon lose their Obamacare and the future people who will lose the right to choose.

      A solid right-wing SCOTUS will be a horror for a long time.

      He has two years to do almost anything he wishes, I am assuming a large left swing in the mid-terms when the wall is not built and people that voted for him don't get their incomes improved and the job market doesn't improve generally - always assuming that is the case of course.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Most of America, ie. everyone between Tierra del Fuego and Chihuahua, and between Newfoundland and Beaver Creek. And 47% of those between Portland and Miami.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          "Beaver Creek"

          Chuckle

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Most of the IQ points I grant you.

        Let down buy the people it needed to help the most to seems."

        You sabotage your first sentence with your second.

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Most of the IQ points I grant you"

        Translation: "only idiots could possibly hold opinions different from mine"

        This sort of patronising stuff is part of how Trump got elected.

        They still don't get it, do they?

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Gimme A Break

      1) Most of America voted for Trump.

      2) Are you not aware there already is a conflict in Syria?

      Do you think Trump is responsible for that?

      Why wouldn't it be the current President and the person who was SOS at the time?

      3) As for Iran: Messrs Obama and Kerry have been setting the stage for that, haven't they?

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

        Re: Gimme A Break

        "Why wouldn't it be the current President and the person who was SOS at the time?"

        That would be because a responsible leader has to take on the responsibilities and commitments already in place when they take over. They can try to move away from them if they choose, but they have to move slowly and carefully. Trump can't just pull up the drawbridge 5 minutes after being sworn in. He may be about to become president in January, but the USA still has to operate as "normal" and Trump cannot simply do as he pleases.

      2. HausWolf

        Re: Gimme A Break

        Actually, most of America did not vote for Trump as he lost the popular vote to Hillary not to mention the votes siphoned off by the third party candidates.

        Iran is not an issue until the pub clowns start sabre rattling .. because you know .. Muslims.

        1. Fungus Bob Silver badge

          Re: Gimme A Break

          "votes siphoned off by the third party candidates"

          What a ludicrous statement! Votes are never siphoned off by third party candidates because:

          1. If the third party candidates did not exist, there is no reason to think that those who voted for them would have voted for the two big party candidates as they may have decided to abstain.

          2. No candidate is entitled to votes. Therefore, it is impossible to "steal" votes from them. If anything, Clinton and Trump owe the world an apology.

      3. Jeffrey Nonken Silver badge

        Re: Gimme A Break

        "1) Most of America voted for Trump."

        According to what I see here, at 98% reporting, Clinton has 200,000 more popular votes than Trump. But in the U.S., popular votes don't count in the presidential election.

        1. Eddy Ito Silver badge

          Re: Gimme A Break

          According to what I see here, at 98% reporting, Clinton has 200,000 more popular votes than Trump. But in the U.S., popular votes don't count in the presidential election.

          While it's true that nobody won a majority of the vote, I don't see why it matters. One of the benefits of not relying on popular vote is that it allows third parties a chance to be competitive.

          Unfortunately the system has been hijacked by the purple cartel to strangle outside parties which they do most egregiously and effectively with the CPD firmly in their talons.

          There were far more third party candidates prior the year 2000 CPD rule that required 15% polling of a candidate to be included in the debates. A rule that was enacted to keep folks like Ross Perot out. Expect more of the same and more division until the CPD is dismissed or is made non-partisan.

      4. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Gimme A Break

        You may want to check your #'s.

        Hillary actually won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college, and thus the election. But this also means that more Americans voted for her than trump.

        So the country isn't exactly in love with Trump. And hopefully he doesn't ruin the country too badly between now and the next election. Assuming he isn't impeached before then.

        1. Eddy Ito Silver badge

          Re: Gimme A Break

          You may want to check your #'s.

          Hillary actually won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college, and thus the election.

          You may want to check what I wrote. To wit, nobody won a majority of the popular vote. Yes, Hillary may have gotten a plurality but not a majority. But this also means that more Americans voted against Hillary than for her so clearly they aren't exactly in love with her either.

  4. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

    and we thought brexit was a bloody stupid decision

    USA RIP

    We will all go together when we go...

    1. Christoph Silver badge

      Re: and we thought brexit was a bloody stupid decision

      I'll just leave this here ...

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