I really don’t like to get political on this blog, but one candidate has crossed at least a dozen lines too many. Make no mistake, Trump’s policies are bad, his words offensive, his business expertise highly exaggerated in addition to being irrelevant even if true, and of course there’s the whole “bragging about being able to get away with sexual assault” thing.
Last night, when asked whether he would concede should he lose the election (and it definitely appears that he will not win), he didn’t say that he would. Whether the loser concedes has no actual effect on the winner becoming the President, but the lack of respect for both his opponent and democracy itself it would indicate is, as Clinton said then and there, horrible.
The real issue, the true danger caused by Trump’s utterly baseless claims of the election being rigged and especially if he fails to concede after losing, is that his supporters could conceivably join him in refusing to acknowledge Clinton as the President. In other words, Trump being a crybaby who won’t admit defeat could become a threat to the peaceful transfer of power, and absolutely no good can possibly come of that.
When US network Nickelodeon was fairly new, they were basically “the international children’s network”, so of course a Japanese anime based on a French children’s book fit right in.
The Adventures of the Little Prince may have actually been the first anime I ever watched, now that I think about it.
Heh, I didn’t remember it saying it wasn’t based directly on the book right there in the opening credits. Of course, serious adaptation expansion is kind of a given.
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