Thanks to the Electoral College, real estate developer and former professional wrestler and reality TV performer Donald J. Trump will be our 45th president. His electoral vote margin places him at number 46 out of 58 presidential elections. He also lost the popular vote by a greater margin than any other similar president: Hillary Clinton beat him by 2,900,000 votes. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flicker)
“…down deep, they just don’t care. They just don’t care.” – Lon Chaney, Jr., to Gary Cooper in the 1952 classic western "High Noon" (Many townspeople had served as deputies years before to help Marshal Will Kane break up a bad bunch. The thugs are coming back, and an old, retired marshal tells Kane that he’s not surprised that the people won’t do it again.)
“Ignorance can be educated and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” – Aristophanes, as quoted by Kevin Kline in "The Emperor’s Club"
“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” - George Santayana
Offutt’s Law: “The more important it is for you to know something, the less likely it will be volunteered to you.”
- David Offutt