I've used tweetmashup to get some more insight about the 2016 election.
Eliezer Yudkowsky and Donald Trump
Life was great for Trumpkowsky. If he had to sum up the state of his life in one word, that word would be Ohio:
It all started when he decided that we were soft on terror, and needed a good scare in the form of a Trump candidacy to get our act together:
He campaigned from state to state, holding rallies at well-known locations such as "on the location dot in Google Maps," but was increasingly dismayed at Americans' bizarre enthusiasm for his candidacy:
Oh, no. Trump tried to warn people that if you win the presidency in the election, you win it in real life:
He's grasping at straws, trying to undo what can't be undone, hoping that America will find *some* way to make him not have to be the president:
Sadly, I don't think the first is true, except by contacting your Electors. The second seems feasible going forward.
He also seems a bit down on himself, and very insistent that we treat Crooked Hillary with the proper respect, call her by her real name, and keep her in America, just like the good jobs:
You might be confused about why Trumpkowsky is worried about that event, but not to worry, here's the relevant background information:
You can understand why he might be worried that we'd lose Crooked Hillary to foreign competition. After all, she's always wanted to be leader of the American people. It must have been terribly frustrating to see the other candidate shoot herself in the foot so often that Trumpkowsky just couldn't keep up. She even came up with an inane nickname for herself that he had to dissuade people from using:
Now he has to be president, and he - well, he puts it best:
I don't even either, sir. I don't even either.
He's also frustrated that no one else seems to have any idea what they're doing - even with the mainstream media in the tank for Clinton, and support from a sitting president, she lost:
How's the presidential transition going? Well, prepare to be sorry you asked:
On the plus side, he has some interesting policy proposals. He is especially concerned with the lighting and temperature of your physical environment, and other technological solutions to our problems.
After General Mattis changed his mind on torture, Trumpkowsky's studying up on war crimes more generally - but he doesn't read books. Instead, he's:
On the other hand, he's finally discovered that at least some other people are OK:
Finally, the best, most concise description of the 2016 presidential election I've seen yet:
And decide we did!
Weird Sun Trump also understands the stakes of the recent election:
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