Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Golf: a nice walk ruined by fire and fury.

So I think we can all agree that the President needs to have his tweeter taken away, but I'm not sure I'm super-down with him threatening nuclear annihilation during a photo op at his goddamn golf course while on yet another vacation either. It's just a bad visual.
The President's vacation wasn't all posturing and dire
warnings of the end of all life on earth. He also managed
to squeeze in a few rounds of golf. Good for him.
If you're the president and what you're
about to say sounds like something that
could just as easily have come out of
Doctor Doom's mouth, maybe rethink?
Of course he didn't specifically threaten nuclear annihilation, what he said was 'fire and fury' but since the U.S. military doesn't usually lob lit matches and angry scowls at its foes, I think the nuclear thing is kind of a foregone:

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen..."

-Donald Trump sounding, well, not so 
much presidential as, super-villainy?

Again, that's the former host of The Apprentice threatening the crazy person in charge of a rogue nuclear state. Sure, this crazy person has been ratcheting up the saber-rattling (I'm mixing the shit out of that metaphor, aren't I?), and we need to respond. But shouldn't we aspire to the the lesser of two crazies? Like, with the way he's talking, the Donald is practically a drab jump-suit away from being just being a richer, blonder version of North Korea's dictator for life.
Pictured: an unrelated picture of that time Vince McMahon had his head shaved
at Wrestlemania 23 by a guy who now has the power to launch a nuclear first-strike.
"How else are we supposed to win?
With good ideas? Pfft...hell with that..."

-The GOP
Look, I know we all accept that he won the election fair and square. And by fair and square I mean by stoking the anger of white men who've been feeling under appreciated. And it didn't hurt that the GOP spent years focusing on downticket races so they could redraw district lines in their favor and even purge voter roles to throw as many obstacles in the way of lower-income, non-white voters who typically vote Democrat. But fair and sq-oh, and Russia. He might have won because Russia. Where was I? Oh, right, fair and square.

But since the world might be again teetering on the brink of nuclear war, only this time with a short-tempered goon at the helm, can we have a do-over? Like, I've got to think that even the angry white people with persecution complexes and the hard core Bernie-or-bust people who stayed home rather than vote for Clinton (thanks again guys) would have made different life choices if they knew that not only might Trump win but that he'd be all that stands between us and a petulant man-child with ICBMs.
Sorry, I'm referring to Kim Jong Un here. With so many nuclear-capable,
 petulant man-children around, it's hard to keep them straight. 

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