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Trump Regime Thread

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion & More!' started by blotsfan, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. blotsfan

    blotsfan Upper Crust

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    Let's say it's not constitutional:

    What's congress gonna do about it?
     
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    Express "deep concern," then approve it along party lines anyway.
     
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  3. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Part of me wants to think that "sending hundreds of thousands/millions of innocent people to their horrible deaths in nuclear fire and 60's artillery shells" is the line that the Republicans won't cross, but thus far they've proven me wrong every time I've thought they actually had a conscious.

    And, in the end, it would only justify Putin if he ever decided to use his for something. He already thinks he can win a nuclear engagement.
     
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    Eriol One Of Us

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    To be 100% clear, this is an editorial from a government-aligned (but not always saying EXACTLY what they want) newspaper. From the article you linked:
    That said, like the reporter at the Washington Post, I have no doubt this is "right from the top" without actually saying it.

    The exact quote from the article about what China would/wouldn't do is:
    The important "wiggle room" there is "threaten U.S. soil," which isn't the same as strike it.

    To me this says "Your move Kim." China's saying (without exactly saying it) that if Kim fires missiles "around" Guam, China will stand back and not intervene. But others may have other interpretations.
     
  6. Dave

    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Yup. This is "official". In other words, we can't come right out & say it so this is the track we are taking. Essentially, it's NK don't do it, US don't do it.
     
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    Eriol One Of Us

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    As I said above @Dave, this is where it gets "interesting" and probably not in a good way. How much is "threaten"? 10 miles off the coast of Guam? 50? 200? If they hit the island (deliberately or accidentally) that's not hard to determine, but the other parts are.

    For reference:
    International Waters: 200 miles out
    Exclusive Economic Zone: 12 to 200 miles
    Territorial Waters: 0 to 12 miles

    So what's "threaten" there? HOW threatening?


    Edit: and now that China has said what its lines are, I do not advocate intervention until Kim does something else stupid. It was very ambiguous before, now it is significantly less ambiguous, to the point that action should not be taken at this time due to China's stated response.
     
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    Guam TV is running "what to do when the bomb falls" PSAs. We've come to this.

    There's nothing more I can say about this that isn't mindless rage.
     
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    We never declared war. The war is between North and South Korea.
     
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    Yup, it was a "Police Action" like most other conflicts we've been in over the last 70 years or so.
     
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    Just as an aside, I have to wonder if the goal of the Trump administration is to break the NPR Politics podcast.
     
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    Ok. This happens every time I'm drunk but I gotta ask:


    Donald fucking trump is the president?
     
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    You've gotta stop drinking so we can get out of this reality
     
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    If that's how it worked, I would.
     
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    Here's a scary alternate reality. In some other universe, Mike Pence resigned one night. By the next morning, *I* had been nominated and confirmed as the new VP. They arrive at my door to swear me in just as I'm having coffee.

    Less than five minutes after being sworn in as Veep, Teh Donald dies of a massive stroke at his golf resort. That's right, suckers! In some other reality, I've been plucked from obscurity and am now POTUS! :troll:
     
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    I mean...it cant be worse.


     
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    It could be worse... for the F-35 project and crap like that. Did anyone ask the pilots who fly them or the folks who maintain them what they think? I would. If the troops think a weapons system is shit compared to this older and cheaper one still doing the job? Shitcan it and put the savings into roads and bridges and science.
     
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    President @DarkAudit, what are your feelings on Nazi rallies being held in Virginia?
     
  20. DarkAudit

    DarkAudit Back to Back Champion

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    My response is one they'll be familiar with...

    TURN THE FIREHOSES ON THEM.
     
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    Tourism is gonna go up because Guam is a nuclear target?
     
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    How do the Detroit Red Wings make a statement before the goddamn president?
    IMG_1352.PNG

    Because of this shit
    IMG_1353.JPG
     
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    In fairness, it ended up not raining in New Jersey, so he had a busy morning.
     
  25. blotsfan

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    Warning: NSFL

    Show Spoiler


     
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    Oh, the irony.

    Source

    Says the man advocating that the government discriminate against other races.
     
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    ...I deleted that message; I was too angry about it.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    On many sides.

    When one of those sides is white supremacy.

    Stay classy, Trump.
     
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    Every time I read the news about this asshole and his pathetic failures as a leader, I'm not sure whether I want to kill myself or everyone who supported him.
     
  32. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Just make sure you follow proper order of operations.

    --Patrick
     
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    Zappit He can draw.

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    President
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    --Patrick
     
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    Well, I'm too lazy to kill all his supporters, so I guess I should do myself in instead.

    But goddamn. I wish this country had the courage to call these people what they are - domestic terrorists. And deal with them accordingly.
     
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