Ok first the funny bit:
Lots of maps of how people voted, and the whole Canada 2.0 thing.A very good Guardian piece by Simon Schama talking about outward and inward looking factions in the US. b0ingb0ing's roundup of thoughts. Scary posts on websites. kim_jong_il__ has started posting again, well worth a look.
I don't think the world got any safer that day, but well more people voted for him than the other guy, thats how Democracy works sometimes (yes I know all the stuff about dirtytricks and other problems but I hope if they did happen it was only in a few places, otherwise I would be double scared now). I keep telling myself 'its only four years, he cant trash the whole planet in that time', I hope I'm right.