Getting Over Cohen…..and Clinton

Simultaneous to Donald Trump being elected president Leonard Cohen died.

I must have been around sixteen when I got those first three Leonard Cohen albums from the bargain bin at Two Guys for a dollar each and only yesterday I downloaded his last set of songs so this SNL tribute was quite moving…
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But as a 9/11-style elegy to a Hillary Clinton presidency?  Not so much.

A career politician taking positions of convenience on NAFTA and the Iraq War while perpetuating pay-to-play politics and, specific to this blog, the decimation of our various retirement systems as the general public stays silent blissfully dumbed-down and numbed-out by a kleptocracy bent on maintinaing their fiefdoms.

Donald Trump may not be much of a change (though this is encouraging) but, once again, Leonard says it for me…
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14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by steve on November 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    With all the opposite wildly swinging opinions about this election—from brass band parades to funeral marches–this election should be a warning to all past present and future politicians the quote “You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can not fool all of the people all of the time” was taken to heart ,

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  2. Posted by dentss dunnigan on November 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Cohen is one of my favorites ,Everybody Knows is one of his best lyrics ,he’s a poet ,philosopher ,and great singer .He will be missed .

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  3. Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Just think as of Sunday the Chief Strategist in the new Trump Whitehouse will be an internationally known 62 year old white nationalist Mr. Bannon, he will know all the secrets, at what point should the citizens be afraid? Trump proposes to pull the US out of th Paris climate control agreement, because like all conspiracy theorist he believes climate change is a scientific community hoax, on January 20,2016 he proposes to repeal the Affordable Care Act before having a replacement ending healthcare coverage for millions, the struggles get real in January, voters remorse plus winter blues depression without access to psychotropic drugs, the cesspool is replenishing with bigger turds. Plus, blatant nepotism with Trump children and friends actively engaged in his transition team. . Public sector employment has rules. I don’t care if CC is only a,Secuity guard at Pence’ s residence get him out of NJ. I put Trump and Company in God’s hands since they appear to be disciples of Satan, my bible is filling up with the names for the Whitehouse staff, “In God I Trust”.

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    • Posted by dentss dunnigan on November 14, 2016 at 8:27 am

      “It was high time that in the United States of America, people who feel disaffected withdrew their vote for the political establishment. While 93% of voters in Washington, DC voted for Clinton in order to retain their own power structures, the majority of voters across the country want a political new beginning, an economic recovery for the stricken middle class and an end of division in what is still the most powerful country in the world….populist Alternative , Frauke Petry,

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      • Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

        Trump won the Electoral college majority not the popular vote majority.

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        • Actually, the “popular vote majority” has yet to be fully tabulated. And perhaps, if illegal aliens and other fraudulent votes were subtracted, the result would surprise even those hiding behind an anonymous banner.

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          • Posted by Anonymous on November 16, 2016 at 12:12 am

            As long as your address and cellphone number is not displayed you are also a hidden/anonymous commenter.

  4. Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Anonymous please stop buying into all of the sensationalism…give the guy a chance just like we had to give Obama a chance with all of his cronies. I really don’t believe that people voted for Trump because of the stupid things he’s said or done,etc we the people voted to say that we have been all been sold a bill of goods for way too long. Relax and give the guy a fair shake

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  5. Posted by boscoe on November 14, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Just my two cents and a plea: there are more than enough rants about politics and the election on hundreds of other blogs. Can we keep the worst of that “dialog” out of this one? I joined here because of my interest in pension matters specifically and public finance generally. I respect John Bury’s tireless research on these matters even if I don’t agree with all of his opinions because he brings serious added value to the conversation based on his expertise. Plus of course, it’s his blog. But arguing in this venue in generic terms about Hilary Clinton and/or Donald Trump? Really, what’s the point? There are thousands of other venues to do so, with the same percentage rate of changed minds: zero.

    I once belonged to an online patient forum for a specific health care issue I was wrestling with. The moderator, who knew his stuff about the topic, started peppering his advice with his take on politics, religion, censorship and other such matters. Some members of the group took issue and eventually the group dissolved because of extraneous hostility where none had been present before. We slid down the slippery slope.

    Now let me undercut my own comments: We lost a giant when we lost Leonard Cohen. R.I.P.

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    • Posted by dentss dunnigan on November 14, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Well said boscoe …..perhaps John should just delete no-conforming post …hint hint

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    • Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 11:58 am

      Trump hasn’t turned his eyes towards the new US DOL regulations governing retirement funds that go into full effect April, 2017. There will be lots to discuss about pensions and retirement savings accounts. So we can watch and comment until Trump states his positions on labor issues.

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  6. Posted by steve on November 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Voters remorse–Another whom think the american voter is stupid-it is this “we know better” mind set is exactly what “we the people ” are tired of—lick your wounds and suck it up——- enjoy the holidays please

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    • Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      News to you after every Presidential election there is documented evidence of “voter remorse”, Trump is no different, his is starting at the transition period. How many personalities occupy your mind?

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  7. Posted by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I watch what people do and Trump walks his talk, so do his cronies. I have no choice but to give him a chance, the transitional missteps are looming and apparent, his followers believed everything he said he would do, they can’t separate his facts from fiction, so the biggest disappointment is that the swamp will become more infested with East Coast rich elitist that are clueless, case in point Sallyanne Conway telling a sitting Senator there maybe legal consequences for his comments about Trumps comments during the campaign, is she for real. This travesty in democracy is just beginning my initial comments are politically lite, the populous Will be very vocal, Trump and the Trumpets better get comfortable with everything they say and do being scrutinized, it is our American right and duty,. Peace will not be still for this Administration. By the way we gave CC a chance, what a cart of political quality he turned out to be, a mother of four faces prison because of his ego, please, welcome to Ameica 2016.

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