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It would be remiss of me not to write something about the election of businessman Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States Of America ...

Introducing President-elect Donald Trump.

Introducing President-elect Donald Trump.

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As a former gambler, I'm very cross that someone has hijacked the word that until now meant the highest suit in cards. For others, he has hijacked a word that was a more socially acceptable way of saying 'fart'.

"Not a good start for someone
in my opinion."

Those poor Americans; they had a terrible choice really. This ghastly person or another nearly as ghastly person. It's a bit like having to vote for one of the Kray twins. You'd think that when the chips were down you'd vote for Reggie who was slightly mad rather than Ronnie who was certified mad. But then again, by all accounts, Ronnie was the most charismatic of the two, so perhaps that's what's important.

But there you have it, that's democracy again, and while many are questioning the result and the popular vote and so forth, it is the way that presidential elections have been held certainly in my lifetime, and they weren't arguing about it before, so they can hardly argue about it now.

Imagine the howls of laughter if Clinton had won and the Trump crowd were out demonstrating. Are the demonstrators on the street demonstrating against democracy? Surely, if you are marching against a democratic vote, then you're marching for dictatorship ... which is a curious one.

And Lord save me from all those who go around saying, "Not in my name". Democracy isn't in your name at all. If everything was in your name and no-one elses, it wouldn't be a democracy you pillocks. You win some, you lose some.

Anyway, as I look out of the window each morning I see no evidence of a mushroom cloud, and so we carry on. I did actually sit my 11-year-old daughter down to explain all this to her. I told her that regardless of the gloom merchants she would undoubtedly hear, it was merely a democratic vote which I didn't agree with and not to fret about anything she read or heard for the next year. There are going to be some extremely cross people around who have a brilliant time predicting the future ... which none of us can do.

"So onwards and upwards. We carry
on as normal."

And if I'm wrong? There will be no-one left to say I told you so, so at least I won't have to try to explain my views and admit my error. And for a gambler, that's a pretty good bet. It's the age-old gamble about believing in God. The gamble must be for there being one because if there is, you're on the right side, and if there isn't, it doesn't matter anyway.

And with that cheery thought, I'll just say I hope to see you all next week. Unless President-Elect Trump has different ideas ...

Until next time ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.