Trumphalist Friday

Ok, I’ve been serious long enough, let’s just relax, and reflect on what we’ve done this year, nothing less (I think) than end America’s twin dynasties. Wait till we really get going!

 

 

 

I said in my post-election article that America leads again. I think it will be so, as the European elections come, freedom is again on the agenda, and again put there by the Anglo-Saxons as the Europeans call us, or if you prefer the British and Americans. It won’t win everywhere, but it now has a chance, and that is enough. And there is this:

I Watched Donald Trump Blow A Hole Through The European Elite’s Minds

I work in the former industrial heartland of America in operations management for an iconic American brand owned now by a multinational, European-headquartered company. About a year ago, we were informed that our plant and city would host the yearly operations conference and achievement awards for the division to which we belong.

Three hundred executive-level guests from all over the world, Asia, South America, and Europe would descend upon the aging brownfield facility we had turned into a state-of-the-art manufacturing showplace. I am proud of this place, and was thrilled at the news. Just five years ago, I was down in Mexico planning the logistics for the plant that was slated to replace ours by the early 2020s. Through hard work and lean methodologies, however, we rejected that fate—and with a unionized workforce.

The world was now coming to us to figure out our recipe. There was just one problem: The conference was scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2016. I begged and pleaded with my Western European colleagues and superiors, “Can’t we do this a week earlier? A month later or earlier?” I held back on the reason for my hesitation, but finally was forced to admit it, “The U.S. presidential election is scheduled for that week—and you know politics doesn’t always make for a great backdrop.” They told me the date was impossible to move, so I threw myself into the prep work.

And I absolutely love this paragraph of the article.

Overhearing him, I got the impression he had met Trump. In his keynote speech following, he began by addressing the crowd with these words, tinged with irony and disdain: “You have all heard the results—but the sun still rose this morning.” I immediately texted my boss, with whom I shared a secret support of Trump: “And it was somehow brighter and the air smelled like freedom.”

via The Federalist

It really does. What a wonderful fortnight it has been. There’ll be problems, and setbacks, and arguments to come, but you know, I think America is back on track, and again knowing and sharing the dream.

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Lineman, Electrician, Industrial Control technician, Staking Engineer, Inspector, Quality Assurance Manager, Chief Operations Officer

15 Responses to Trumphalist Friday

  1. Here here, for us old Anglo-Saxon’s! May freedom ring again!

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    • NEO says:

      Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah!

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  2. Mike says:

    I love your optimism. I desperately want to share it in full measure.

    Liked by 2 people

    • NEO says:

      Well, remember it’s mostly medium to long term. We’re going to have a bunch of problems, but taken one at a time, I think we can solve them. Well, I hope so anyway. 😉 Somebody yesterday wrote that Obama was the black swan event. If he’s right, we need something unconventional to recover. If nothing else, Trump is unconventional, and entertaining, too. Oh, and Melania! 🙂

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      • Mike says:

        I’m not sure Talib would position Trump as a Black Swan… but it probably feels that way for the Socialists. But Melania… Melania is nothing short of a Beautiful Black Swan indeed!

        Liked by 2 people

        • NEO says:

          True, and very true!

          Liked by 1 person

      • Awe Melania, just a beautiful lady.. and going to be the American First Lady… Rock On! 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Aw shoot. Like Jimma Carter “”I’ve looked on many women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Of course He will, He made us that way! 🙂

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  4. the unit says:

    And it’ll be with whipped cream on top if House Minority Leader bites the dust. It wouldn’t count if she would just announce she is out of a job and not looking for work (like i.e. unemployment stats). Oh well, can’t have everything. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      What? Haven’t you heard? She’s done so much to help the GOP that the NRCC officially endorsed her! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit says:

        I hope they pass it so I can see it. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          I hear they told her she had to open it to find out what was in it! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • the unit says:

          Yeah open it and maybe it’ll become her “tar baby.” 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          One can hope! 🙂

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