Howard Beale went to the polls.
Mexican cement firm Cementos Chihuahua says it is prepared to help US President-elect Donald Trump fulfill one of his key election pledges: to build a wall along the 3,000 kilometers of border that runs from Tijuana-Imperial Beach on the Pacific to Matamoros-Brownsville on the Gulf Coast.
“We cannot afford to be choosy. We have to respect our customers on both sides of the border,” said Cementos Chihuahua’s CEO, Enrique Escalante in an interview.
Everybody is talking about “Hamilton” today because of this,
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
Ironic, isn’t it, that the guy giving the speech plays the character who killed the author of the Federalist Papers essay on the electoral college.
The cast didn’t explain exactly what they mean by “on behalf of the show”, but contrary to popular opinion, rich people don’t get rich by spending all they have, they get rich by keeping most of what they earn, which is why Broadway Wants Longer Tax Break as ‘Hamilton’ Prints Money – “on behalf of the show.”
Tickets to “Hamilton” start at $350 ($250 + $100 in fees) for rear mezzanine rafter seats, and go up to $1188.60 ($849 + 339.60 in fees) for orchestra seats, available for July 17, 2017. That is per ticket.
So, as a value shopper, here’s what you can get for $1188.60 in Manhattan, in locations where the staff is instructed to not lecture you about politics,
Nineteen dinners at the Brooklyn Diner on 57th Street (entree, salad, wine, tax and tip). (Note: I like the Brooklyn Diner.), or,
Six nights at AirBnb or two nights at the Marriott East Side., or,
Two little black dresses at Bergdorff‘s ($417 + tax each), leaving you some change, or,
Three center orchestra (second row) tickets to the Met Opera’s spectacular Aida ($286 + tax each), plus $90 for three glasses of champagne during intermission.
So for one $1188.60 “Hamilton” ticket, you and your date can get a good dinner, go to the opera, have a drink, spend the night in the city, and have money for a cab. Price of a new dress not included.
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Liberals have lost their minds, ostensibly over Hillary not reaching the Presidency.
My friend and Da Tech Guy Blog co-blooger Juliette Ochieng, who I have known for many years, was in the Twitter crosshairs of an illiberal two days after the election, and, as illiberal liberals are known to do, the illiberal liberal can’t abide so-call “minorities” who don’t bow to liberal munificence:
This hag tried to deny my existence. Though I am now blocked by her, I saved the evidence. Not owned by you, Pams. pic.twitter.com/cVXQQTz7bH
— Juliette A. Ochieng (@JulietteAkinyi) November 11, 2016
As you can see, that was not a good idea.
The illiberal Pam also reported Juliette for being a white man posing as an African-American woman, which one would think would have been OK in the illiberal’s mindset.
For the record, here’s photographic evidence of Juliette’s existence:
Clearly not typical, RW, white, nor male, Juliette’s smackdown was sure to follow. Take a look [language warning] – it is a thing of beauty,
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.
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There’s wailing and gnashing of teeth abroad: Most foreign countries failed to hedge their bets, and now they have to face what they thought was impossible. El País describes the situation, not just in Spain, but across the world,
Madrid improvises Plan B after surprise win for Donald Trump. Rajoy government bet on Clinton victory; now faces an unfamiliar Washington
After assuming that Hillary Clinton would win the US elections, the Spanish government must now urgently improvise ways to build bridges with an administration led by Donald Trump.
And they can’t count on the king, either,
But Spain’s Mariano Rajoy cannot count on the royal family’s mediation this time around. Juan Carlos’ son, Felipe VI, is friends with Bill and Hillary Clinton, but not with the billionaire who will be sitting in the Oval Office from January.
Not that it couldn’t have been prevented,
Spanish PP deputies in the EU parliament did not attend the Cleveland convention that nominated Trump in July, but they did travel to the Philadelphia convention where Clinton was put forward as the Democratic Party candidate.
Here’s a bit of advice: Next time, work both sides of the aisle.
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says the WSJ headline,
Mexico’s government, amid a record decline in the peso, rushed to reassure both its own citizens and foreign investors that the country was on solid footing in facing the fallout of Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election.
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Mr. Trump’s victory has people across Mexico scrambling to figure out the impact for a country that shares a 2,000-mile border with the U.S. and frequently has been his target on the campaign trail. His vow to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement and build a border wall threatened to upend what has become a successful bilateral relationship under both Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 25 years.
The peso was one of the world’s hardest-hit currencies, tumbling 12% to a record low of 20.5708 to the dollar early Wednesday from Tuesday’s close.
Let’s hope Mexico approaches this as an opportunity to improve its economy and the living conditions its poorer citizens endure, in order incentivize its people to remain in their country and not risk their lives as they seek emigrating to other lands.
If you were a committed Hillary supporter from the start and were in Manhattan last night, at the Javitz Center, you stood for nine emotional hours waiting for Hillary. Five hundred and seventy six days and nine hours later, when it was clear she lost, and you needed her presence . . . Read the rest here.