Random Quotations – Post-Election – Nov. 22nd, 2016

Five items in total…

“I submit that the large numbers of sizable ‘donations’ to Mrs. Clinton’s ‘foundation’ were made with the assumption that Hillary would become president. The size and source of the donations suggests that the donations were made on the assumption that presidential favors would one day be paid. Not secretary of state-level favors, but chief executive-type favors. And then along comes November 8, and the unthinkable happens. We then have the situation where money has been paid, but the favor cannot be returned… I’d surmise that the Clintons may have somewhat of a situation on their hands about now.” – James Mullin, “Hillary’s clientele”- American Thinker, Nov. 18th, 2016.

“As the Norwegian newspaper Hegnar points out, Norway is expected to slash their contributions to the Clinton Foundation by 87% now that Hillary has lost the presidency. After contributing roughly $5mm per year to the Clinton Foundation between 2007 – 2013, the Norwegian government decided to boost their donations to ~$15mm and ~$21mm in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Ironically, that boost in contributions corresponded with Hillary’s decision to run for President in 2016…but we’re sure it’s just a coincidence. That said, it is fairly interesting that, since Hillary’s loss, Norway has decided to scale back their contributions by 87% in 2017.” – Macedonia Online, “With Hillary’s power gone, foreign govt donations to Clinton Foundation diminish” – Nov. 21st, 2016.

“Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election, all eyes, and wringing hands, have been on the white blob who voted for him. These ‘loud, illiterate and credulous people,’ as a sap at Salon brands them, think on an ‘emotional level.’ Bill Moyers warned that ours is a ‘dark age of unreason,’ in which ‘low information’ folks are lining up behind ‘The Trump Emotion Machine.’ Andrew Sullivan said Trump supporters relate to him as a ‘cult leader fused with the idea of the nation’.” – Brendan O’Neill, “America called bullshit on the Cult of Clinton” – reason.com, Nov. 20th, 2016.

“…where there are large numbers of Blacks, they tend to cancel out their impact on the political picture by creating a process of polarization, in which Whites vote reactively in ways that effectively counter their influence. While working class Whites may well vote Democrat in states where there are few Blacks, in states with many Blacks they vote the opposite way to Blacks.” – Colin Liddell, “Making the Hispanic vote as “invisible” at the macro level as the Black vote” – The Occidental Observer, Nov. 20th, 2016.

“USC authors Alessandro Bessi and Emilio Ferrara claim upwards of 400,000 bots were operating on Twitter – tweeting and retweeting at such a pace that they generated almost 20% of all election-related messaging… What these bots did was clone the behaviour of others, with the majority mimicking the social media messages of the louder and more Twitter-active Trump crowd… It was artificial intelligence producing an artificial reality.” – Mark Bonokoski, “Aliens, and the autopsy into Hillary Clinton’s political death” – Toronto Sun, Nov. 21st, 2016.