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10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
Aug 13, 2017 - 11:49am PT
Goddammit. You guys have put me in the position of defending Donald Trump, of all people. Why must I do it? Because the volume of the hate against this guy has become irrational. You all need a reality check. I mean damn, there are people here who actually believe that Jong-Il and Trump are cut from the same cloth. This is nuts.

Kris, they are both liars, they are both narcissists, and they both have questionable financial dealings.



Ummm… He’s arresting innocent people? Please elaborate.

Kris, he is detainng brown people because they are brown. Now the requisite response is that they crossed the border illegally, I grant you that, but trump hires illegals all the time. Why is that ok?


Pretty much every one I can remember. President Obama, for example, never stopped campaigning after he was elected. Don’t get me wrong, raising huge amounts of money and whipping up support is American politics today. But you’re wearing rose colored glasses if you think your question deserves an answer.

umm Kris, you just did answer it.

We have an un-elected agency with the power to make law and levee punishment.

created by a republican president; and we also have other government agencies that can do that, think Treasury dept.

Do you seriously think that Trump wishes for the days of smog alerts and Love Canal because he wants to reel in 40 years of over-reach?

if it benefits him financially, you can be sure he will do it.


that white supremacists are his base is wrong.

did you hear what david duke said?
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Aug 13, 2017 - 11:50am PT
From My Periscope

Oddly I saw green algae
Growing from the railing
Of the observation deck
In orbit around earth sailing
On the International Space Station
No texts, twitter, or emailing
As I watch from my periscope
With simplicity availing
Way down here on earth
Under airliners contrail-ing
My tootsies remain sore from hiking
While society is failing

The books all sit unread
On shelves within the holds
Of the alt-right millennials
And discussions remain too bold
For the x-generation parents
We so often are told
As baby boomers feign disinterest
And conversations go cold
When greatest generation survivors
On both sides would be so bold
To say two words of criticism
To the progeny of their fold

Lacy angelica
And wild flowers of many hues
Lined the mountain path
As the chopper droned the blues
While I spied through my periscope
The disconcerting news
Of spot-fires on a ridge top
While mother nature paid her dues
Lightning strikes in many places
And people take their queues
From fringe elements among us
In every size of shoes

And there sits the fool on the hill
Besieged from every side
Who'd precipitate world war three
When there's nowhere left to hide
His frontmen and his handlers
Who've sold us out and lied
I see them through my periscope
The view from here is wide
With those big bands on the radio
When last all nations did collide
I wonder what my great uncle thought
At Normandy before he died

-bushman
08/13/2017
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57am PT

For North Korea, a Return to Sender Missile Tech System would be useful as a deterrent.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Aug 13, 2017 - 01:20pm PT
^^^ I like the way you think...

Steve,

You say they are both liars, narcissists, and have questionable financial dealings. I’d say that that’s par for the course for pretty much every head of state. But, between Trump and Jong-Un, only one of them is a ruthless, tyrannical monster who murders anyone he chooses to on a whim. And his inventiveness concerning the means of execution belies the perverse pleasure he takes in it. I see there’s a pretty strong “Trump would if he could… the bodies would be piling up like cordwood…” sentiment out there. I think that sort of conjecture is over the top to say the least.

Anyway, regarding the other stuff, I’d enjoy a level-headed discussion over a beer. I think we’ll find we have a lot more common ground than not. But a forum like this is a difficult place for those sorts of nuanced exchanges of ideas.

Cheers...
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 13, 2017 - 01:27pm PT
"But a forum like this is a difficult place for those sorts of nuanced exchanges of ideas."

I agree with this Kris. We turn up the contrast to make a point, but there are spaces in between.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Aug 13, 2017 - 07:20pm PT
I'm only glad it's Kim Jong Un we're facing down and not Daenerys Targaryen.
Vlad Pricker

Mountain climber
The cliffs of insanitty
Aug 14, 2017 - 01:17pm PT
Things are cooling down, not because of either of the two madmens' rhetoric, but cooler heads prevail.

I read with amusement the armchair warriors on this thread who espouse things like, "we can waste them in a minute" and such. Probably no doubt, but at what cost, in the long run? And these lot present us with all kinds of scenarios, and some say that the Pentagon has even thought of them. I am sure the generals and admirals have. But will Donald listen? We know Kim won't.

I have zilch military experience. But what I do recognize is that this can be a precarious affair. What the world needs are people who can rein in the trigger (twitter?) happy headcases who can make this a make or break scenario.

You know the two I refer to.

This will all blow over. Hopefully not in a BOOM!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 14, 2017 - 01:34pm PT
little Z is correct. At least there are no dragons, and a queen prepared to use them.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Aug 14, 2017 - 01:40pm PT
But what I do recognize is that this can be a precarious affair. What the world needs are people who can rein in the trigger (twitter?) happy headcases who can make this a make or break scenario.

I think we're all being played, all around.

"More Korea, less Russia!"

I think that is one thing both Kim and President Trump could agree on. Convenient, eh tail-wags-dog? The various news companies are making money on the hysteria.

And us fickle public participants, they don't even bother to tell us things have cooled off. By the very fact we're not watching CNN or Fox right now, on this topic, is all the cooling down notice we require.

I think it was and is, all hot air. If you're worried about Korean nukes then you're a pretty care free person, imo.

DMT
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 14, 2017 - 02:10pm PT
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