Thursday, December 22, 2016

What Passes For Thought...


12 comments:

Smoothtooperate said...

He can't wait to go to war. There's profits to be had.

blogsnooper said...

. . . sound of jaw hitting the floor . . .

Dr Strangelove said...

I tried to comment yesterday but words would not come. Today is no better.

Sidney Schwab said...

Lucky you waited. Today he made it worse, saying, literally, Let's have another nuclear arms race.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-terrifyings-clarification-on-nukes-tweet-let-it-be-an-arms-race_us_585d15f2e4b0d9a59457f39b?kg761txzhq0hehfr

Anonymous said...

Even with our cadre of superstar scientists at Berkeley, Livermore, and Los Alamos. It was uphill battle just to bring the subject of reduction of Nuclear weapons or even a limited test ban treaty to the table. Although we were the experts on the subject, we could always be "trumped" and easily dismissed by a politician. I could not legally talk about our work, hence could not correct political nonsense. I can't speak for all my fellow nuclear scientists, but we fear and detest these things and would like them banned.

This idiot's twitter was enough to shut down 40 years of our work.

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have not yet updated their Doomsday Clock. I do know they are not happy.

Sorry Sid, I have to be anon for obvious reasons.

Sidney Schwab said...

It's alarming on so many levels...

Smoothtooperate said...

Schindler: Three hundred and fifty workers on the factory floor with one purpose: to make money - for me! They won't soon forget the name Schindler either. I can tell you that. Oskar Schindler, they'll say. Everybody remembers him. He did something extraordinary. He did something no one else did. He came here with nothing, a suitcase, and built a bankrupt company into a major manufactory. And left with a steamer trunk, two steamer trunks, full of money. All the riches of the world... There's no way I could have known this before, but there was always something missing. In every business I tried, I can see now it wasn't me that had failed. Something was missing. Even if I'd known what it was, there's nothing I could have done about it, because you can't create this thing. And it makes all the difference in the world between success and failure.

Emilie: Luck.

Schindler: War.

Oskar Schindler and Emilie Schindler

Anonymous said...

I literally had a raging, crying meltdown about the "arms race" Tweet on the heels of the "expand nuclear capability" Tweet. Sent me right back to the old Physicians For Social Responsibility organizing days around nuclear issues. This person on the cusp of being the president is the stuff of nightmare.... and I don't seem to be waking up. dw

(WHAT are we calling him? I don't want to "go low" and make up something vile, yet I cannot stand to repeat his name; can't even comfortably call him the president. I guess He Who Must Not Be Named, HWMNBN?, is what I'll have to go with. A bit unwieldy.)

Dr Strangelove said...

I finally found the words but they're not mine. I found them in a comment on Krugman's blog this morning. The frightening observation was that, given Trump's animal instinct for creating distractions to protect himself, there is a very real possibility he might go to war if (or when) the domestic situation goes to hell. The ultimate diversion.

Sidney Schwab said...

He wouldn't be the first.

Smoothtooperate said...

Like Drumpfs been saying..."I've been saying all along that I was gonna bomb the shit out of them and steal the oil."

I keep telling people the Marines are going to be the Kings Army. Sent anywhere at any time to go do the Kings bidding. He's asking for like 8 more battalions than we have already.

Smoothtooperate said...

I forgot to mention the mercenary army...Big money maker.

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