"[Scotland] is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!"
-- Donald Trump, tweeting during the Brexit vote; Scotland ended up with 62% choosing "remain"
From Scottish tweets criticizing Trump for his error:
"You clueless numpty."
"You mangled apricot hellbeast."John Scalzi has a few thoughts on the Brexit and some of the ramifications. He's especially concerned over the people who voted for the Brexit because 'there's no way it'll pass'. Well, you voted that way and it did pass. His point is that the same reasoning, a protest vote, could create President Donald Trump. The people who voted for him are older people, and if they voted in the primaries, they will vote in the general election, which is where it really matters.
SO AMERICANS MUST VOTE if they don't want to see President Trump and what could be the ruination of the USA. While it is possible for the system of checks and balances to prevent something like that, the President can certainly screw over relations with the rest of the world. And an isolated United States is a vulnerable United States, and probably much poorer.
Scalzi pointed to a blog entry by Charles Stross, a Scottish writer whom I am quite fond of. The first line is "The idiots did it, they broke the UK."
In other news, when the Brexit result was announced, Fox Newts announced that the UK had left the United Nations. It's so good to see accurate journalism.
If I remember I may start referring to Trump as a Mangled Apricot Hellbeast. I really liked that one.