John McCain Blasts Trump’s “Fire And Fury” North Korea Comment: “It Brings Us Closer To Confrontation”

Phoenix’s KTAR reports:

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that President Donald Trump must tread cautiously when issuing threats to North Korea if he is unprepared to act. “I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do,” he told KTAR News.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump said North Korea “had best not make any more threats to the United States” or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” McCain said he would prefer Trump take the advice of former President Theodore Roosevelt in that he should speak softly, but carry a big stick.

“The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act,” he said. The senator said China should step in and order North Korea to step down by threatening economic sanctions. “They can shut down the North Korean economy in a week,” he said.

  • bkmn

    And yet you voted for him and support him. Too little, too late McCain.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      And don’t forget: Sarah. Fucking. Palin.

    • ElenorRigby

      Exactly… his death bed recanting of all his wrongs is way too little, way too late.

    • greenmanTN

      If he’s not going to shuffle off this mortal coil, he could at least shuffle off to Buffalo and STFU.

      • Randy503

        Sorry, Buffalo is not the dumping ground for failed politicians. We have plenty of our own.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That Nicole Wallace lady on MSNBC (who I like) sez that Cancer McCain did not vote for Trump in ’16. (I assume she meant the general and not the Primary, but now that I think back…..)

    • Rambie

      However, it’s still good to see more resistance from Republicans against Trump. Too little, Too late by far –especially with the NK issue now– but we can hope calmer heads will prevail and Trumps approval levels will slide down another 5pts or more.

  • JT

    It’s about time McCain started to attack Drumpf, who is everything he should revile.

  • AtticusP

    I don’t think I will ever get over John McCain’s foisting Sarah Palin on the world.

    Sadly, that will be his legacy.

    • ceeenbee

      That was truly the beginning of all this madness. Stupid, white, xtian racists finally had a hero they step out of the shadows and cheer. The shitgibbon was a direct consequence of this.

      • j.martindale

        You need to work on your memory machine. “W” predated McCain.

        • ceeenbee

          For all of shrub’s faults (and the number is legion), he didn’t actively court stupid, racist, white trash xtians out of the shadows and into his camp. He was stupid but, he wasn’t mean or mentally ill.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            He may have gone to an Ivy League school, but his gang briefly floated an opposite-marriage amendment. Stooping to conquer wasn’t beneath them. They also took a stab at Social Security (remember the “ownership society”?).

            He was held in check on some wild shit thanks to Congress.

            And don’t get us started on international failures.

          • j.martindale

            The war in Iraq killed thousands of people. He was not a negligible villain.

          • ceeenbee

            You are absolutely correct.

            It’s a sad state of affairs when you are forced to look back nostalgically at someone as ill equipped as shrub because the current situation is so much worse

        • Rambie

          memory machine; Newt came before “W” and others before even him. The root of the cancer in the GOP started decades ago.

    • Rambie

      Palin was just another symptom of a cancer that had been eating away at the GOP since the 70’s.

  • hoover2001

    Yeah, John, I don’t want to die in a nuclear war either.

  • ceeenbee

    What a pathetic piece of shit the shitgibbon is. It will do anything to deflect attention away from the Investigation of its collusion with papa puti and its families money laundering. That includes sacrificing South Korea and Japan to hostilities.

    The gutless, power hungry rethuglicans knew this and didn’t care. When all the children of its voters start coming back in body bags, they can blame themselves.

    • Beagle

      Upvoted for the pronoun used to describe Dump.

  • Boreal

    McCain voted for dump and didn’t speak out against him during the election. If we die in thermonuclear war, you built that, John.

    • TampaDink

      He with brain cancer has zero fucks left to give.

      • Todd20036

        What’s a few years left to him with headaches and seizures?

        He could not care less. Some hero

        • TampaDink

          Well, to be fair, he was captured. So, apparently that means he never was a hero after all.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    I’ll think about that statement right after we get done with the harvest.

    http://www.quietearth.us/img/t/threads-6.jpg?w=240

  • geoffalnutt

    I wonder what Kelly is thinking. He is useless.

  • Then REMOVE HIM ASAP, Senator McCain.

    We don’t have any more fucking time left. These regular Republican experiments of electing manifestly unqualified and unfit men to be President has been an abject failure.

    Nixon was a crook. Reagan committed treason with Iran. HW Bush lied us into the first Iraq war. The Dim Son Dubya ignored terrorist attack warnings, took us into one war with no plan ever to end it (and we’re still there), launched another with Iraq based on lies, and ate birthday cake as New Orleans drowned.

    And finally this. A psychotic malignant narcissist who committed treason with Russia and probably owes his entire fortune to criminal money-laundering. A lazy, self-indulgent asshole who even now is still on vacation, golfing, as the world careens towards nuclear war.

    And Congressional Republicans do nothing. They do nothing but complain about partisanship as they dismantle our government…as THIS is happening.

    https://twitter.com/sangwonyoon/status/895042446433955842

    • Friday

      Wow, they either don’t know what ‘enveloping fire’ is or figure Drumph doesn’t. They could use a decent translator in any event.

    • halfwaythere

      “get on the nerves”? Seems a little out of place in a threat to bomb someone.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    By McCain saying “I’m not sure he’s ready to act” he is [I hope unintentionally] baiting Trump. Trump may order a strike just to prove McCain and others wrong and show he’s a tough guy, just like Putin! God help us all.

  • Bluto
    • Hue-Man

      Make American Graves Again.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The living will bill the dead.

        • Snarkaholic

          Watch ’em run amok
          Catch ’em as they fall
          Never know your luck when there’s a free-for-all
          Here a little dip
          There a little touch
          Most of ’em are goners, so they won’t miss much

      • Todd20036

        The graves are probably made in China

  • AndyinChicago

    This kind of outrage would maybe have been useful before his election, McCain. You participated in this. You’re responsible for this. Don’t pretend that you’re offended now.

  • Michael R
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      So sad his deadbeat daddy, Mr. Putin, can’t be bothered to even change his brat’s diapers.

    • David L. Caster

      Yes, I’ve posted this before too. It’s just too true.

  • TampaDink

    Bracing for twitler’s response.

  • Friday

    I heard that on the radio today. For such a ‘tough guy’ line, Drumph’s presentation was like he was behind the class and reading a book report.

  • Boreal
    • Todd20036

      And trump is going to play

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Melania: … with himself, maybe. I won’t let him touch me!

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    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Reminds me of that bad horror movie where the computer monitor suddenly lights up with the sentence
      “Shall we play?”

    • glass
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    McCain has reached full on Fuck You I’m dying mode..

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    A real president might cut his fucking vacation short, given that the US is now under imminent threat. Maybe instead of a fucking 25 page folder on how wonderful he is, our mad king could get his flabby ass into the situation room with military leaders getting credible advice on what the hell to do instead of tweeting ego-stroking shit that is putting the entire world in danger.

    • charemor

      But he knows more than the generals!

    • Sporkfighter

      We’re better off with him on vacation. Maybe an adult is in charge.

    • Snarkaholic

      He’s probably planning to stay in NJ, hoping it’s far enough away from D.C. to escape total destruction when the missiles hit.

    • Cattleya1

      As long as the football has a glitch, the world is probably safer with him on the golf course, because he doesn’t believe in experts.

      • Uncle Mark

        I’m thinking the generals gave Drumpf a real football, instead…knowing that he wouldn’t know the difference

  • Tomcat

    Kim is goading trump and doing it very well.

    • Todd20036

      I doubt Kim is that good s strategists

  • thom

    BREAKING::: BREAKING: North Korea says it is seriously considering plan to strike Guam – DJ & Reuters citing state media https://t.co/3GUZBh0cxW

  • Treant

    And I’m sure you’ll faintly consider possibly doing something about it roughly fucking never. Honestly, John, wind from your sack hole does nothing unless backed by actions…and you’re dying. God knows your heart, John. Best get on that or just up and die. I don’t fucking care which.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    #MAGA: Make America Glow Again
    (We are sooOOoo scr3wed.)

    • Friday

      Nah. I’m not *scared of North Korea,* strategically, that way, it’s just a question of if anyone else were to let loose.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Yep, esp. China.

        • Friday

          Yep, this is the guy the Republicans and apocalyptic Christianists supported all along for ‘not knowing why not to use nukes.’

      • thom

        Yeah, i’m more scared of Trump fragile masculinity and ego

    • Snarkaholic

      Or Make America Gas(es) Again

  • Tomcat

    WE will prevail, however at what cost? Will it be all worth it Hillary haters?

    • Snarkaholic

      Attn: All those tree-hugging ILL SWINE voters: Congrats, idiots, there won’t be ANY fucking trees left for you to hug!

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Tomcat

    And once again the old republican adage comes true.
    Wars make good investments if you are rich already.

    • TampaDink

      The return on that investment is even sweeter knowing that not a single one of your relatives, friends or associates will die.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Everyone, seriously, if you don’t have iodine in the house, it can help reduce the damage from nuclear exposure. The link is from the CDC. You can find many more articles online. Get yourselves to a drugstore NOW, supplies will likely be wiped out. And stocking up on non perishable food and plenty of water would be prudent as well. Remember that after Fukushima, they found radioactivity made it within a short time (week?) to the west coast.

    https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp

    • Natty Enquirer

      And don’t forget to stock up on emergency slop buckets.

      http://www.joemygod.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/buckets-660×330.jpg

    • SoCalGal20

      Thank you for the tips.

      Here are some ca. 1962 bomb shelter plans from the Civil Defense department.

      http://www.dahp.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FamilyShelterDesigns.pdf

    • Michael White

      I don’t think I want to survive . I am 66, post CABG, knee replacement. I’ll leave what is left over for younger people better able to endure and survive the hardships . I have been out 46yrs. I have had a marvelous life with many adventures and amazing friends. If Chicago is hit I am 70 miles down wind. But I remain hopeful saner minds will stop the orange turd.

    • Todd20036

      I live a Mile from the White House. An ocean of iodine won’t do me much good

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s all fun and game until some psycho you enable decide to burn down the house. So what’s your move? Continue to put up the facade that the GOP did not enable an incompetent lunatic into the White House and watch the world burn? Senator McCain, you might survive your brain cancer, I doubt you and everyone else can survive the man-child who has his finger on the nuclear code you and your party so willingly to hand over to.

  • SoCalGal20

    Just in case we don’t survive nuclear armageddon, it’s been nice hanging out here with you guys. 🙂

    (Hopefully somebody hid the football and Trump’s phone)

    • Stubenville

      Or with a macabre sense of humor, filled the briefcase with Cheetos cheese puffs.

    • Joe in PA

      I’m having two scoops of “Death By Chocolate” ice-cream tonight! Fuck it.

      • SoCalGal20

        YOU DO THAT

    • Rambie

      Been great meeting you all here too Gal

  • Tomorrow: John McCain Votes to Declare War on North Korea

  • Silver Badger

    He’s right. This entire administration needs to step down so the adults can take charge. Fortunately, I live pretty near ground zero. On purpose.

  • TexasBoy

    This administration proudly brought to you by Berniebots. Our motto: We didn’t win, so we didn’t vote

  • Joe in PA
  • Octavio

    On the topic of fire and fury, some evangelical white christian was running around naked at the Life Springs Christian Church a few blocks from Chez Taco Bell (my house) in Henderson and wielding an automatic weapon. He’s now dead.

    • Treant

      He’s not “dead,” Octavio. He’s just “early-Raptured.”

      • Stubenville

        And probably well ventilated courtesy of the local SWAT team.

        • David L. Caster

          Dead of lead (Pb) poisoning.

        • Rambie

          As he should of being for his actions.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Suddenly Jim Bakker’s apocalypse slop buckets don’t look so bad.
    Time to stock up?

    • Joe in PA

      Lord no…if it came to that, I’ve got a gun. I’m out of here. Can you imagine living in a world where you needed that shit to survive?

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        We dinos are not picky eaters.

        • Joe in PA

          Apparently. 🙂

          But wait…you’re extinct. 🙂

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            But wait, …. got a time machine!!

          • Snarkaholic

            While you’re in Tardis, please call Kellyanne Conman and tell her to STFU!

    • Tomcat

      I would rather die. Definitely not sarcasm.

      • Todd20036

        I live in D.C. A mile from the WH

        A flash of light and I’m gone

        • Joe in PA

          Many years ago, when I was contemplating a corporate move to DC, my mom was worried about living there because of the nuclear threat. Pffft, I want to be among the first to go!

        • Sporkfighter

          1) DC is out of range.
          2) Launching a missile is not hitting a target.
          3) Launching a missile is not surviving re-entry.

          North Korea is not ready to launch a nuclear attack on the United States.

          • Uncle Mark

            Plus there are the overwhelming number of “fizzles” that occcured with N Korean nuclear testing…and that’s under the best conditions

        • Uncle Mark

          It would be the only “bright” thing this regime would be responsible for

      • Uncle Mark

        My plan is to eat the Christianistas fattened up on Bakker’s slop buckets.

    • Friday

      You could put your own slop in paint buckets for less markup. 🙂 But interesting how this is right after Bakker was getting his ring kissed at the White House, eh?

      • Snarkaholic

        His cock ring?

    • Snarkaholic

      No need; the INNER bark of pine trees is edible. You can cut it into pieces and fry it like bacon (although the blast might do the cooking for you).

  • j.martindale

    Then DO something. We sure as hell can’t, or we would!

  • Tomcat

    Panic will kill many more than the war if we let it. keep your heads on your shoulders. We have seen worst before.

    • Not under these circumstances. Not with a madman as President.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        And relevant departments (I’m looking at YOU, State!!!!) looking like closed department stores.

    • houstonray

      I don’t think we’ve ever seen ANYTHING like this man’s personality AND what’s he’s done to the entirety of Government functioning. I’d take Dubya, Bush Sr, Reagan, hell, I’d take Ford over this nutcase. Nixon might have come close but I don’t think even he was as dangerous as Trump is.

  • GayOldLady

    MAGA/ Make America Glow Again

    • Joe in PA

      Hey, what happened to kill us all acronym? If ever it was called for…it is NOW. Srsly. He really is going to get us all killed. ;(

      • GayOldLady

        I’ve used in in several threads today, but I’ll say it again, The Bastard Is Going To Kill Us All. TBIGTKUA

  • thom

    On CNN right now… North Korea now threatening Guam. How will Trump respond? He made a red line earlier today against ANY further threats.

    • Tomcat

      He will blame Hillary and Obama for sure, then Who knows.

      • Todd20036

        Some already are blaming them. And Bill too

        • BlindBill

          hormones, skin tone and more hormones ……. most thinking people do understand that it is a close to death from old age, fat, white, male, with dementia … with an itchy tiny finger ….

          dumber wants to do anything that will be remembered after he is dead – anything at all… and it has to be big

          and in a month after nuking NK… if he is not dead from radiation poisoning, he will tweet ….. “Nuclear Winter … who knew it would be world wide”

          • Uncle Mark

            Nah…Nuclear Winter would be part of that “climate change” that Grump forbids gov’t orgs from talking about…and just advocate that an expanded coal industry would help.

    • SoCalGal20

      Hopefully Gen. Kelly took his phone away and the football is out of reach.

      • thom

        Yeah, this isn’t fun and games any more. Some general needs to step up and take away his phone

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        The “football” guy is doubling as Dumpf’s caddy today.

        • Joe in PA

          You just know The Donald is a lousy tipper.

    • Joe in PA
      • Tomcat

        Hell, I don’t care I have no hotels in Guam.

      • houstonray

        Side note, he looks like shit. Well, shittier than usual.

        • bzrd

          a dump in the toilet too long always looks shittier
          jeebus, when do we get to flush

        • CraigNJ

          I wish someone would tank that ugly hat off his head. His hairpiece must be out for repairs.

  • Tomcat

    I would not be surprised if China did not take Kim out first.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Depends on how much China knows about the shit gibbon level of desperation to divert the investigation into his treasonous crime.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        In China, the pee pee tapes are showing in theaters in 35MM.

  • BobSF_94117

    Other than saying nice things about Kim and NK in general, these folks should stay off Twitter and not talk to reporters. Get your ass to DC, McCain.

    • Tomcat

      He can’t travel, he is undergoing cancer treatments.
      And they really don’t need him in Washington anyway.

      • David L. Caster

        Besides, Congress is not in session.

  • thom

    For the love of God. Gen Kelly PLEASE hide the nuclear football.
    I’m not joking either

    • Friday

      Normalcy bias, I know, but I think there’s been a circuit-breaker in the process since Reagan went senile. I also think this is why the apocalyptic Fundies have always had an indecent attraction to being the guys actually turning the launch keys.

  • Jackie Jormp-Jomp

    I lost all respect for McCain ages ago. For years he was a champion for immigration reform. Then he decided to run for Prez and suddenly he’s all “build the dang wall”.

    Enjoy the monster you helped create, maverick.

  • thom

    It’s time for Article 25

  • SoCalGal20

    In case anybody needs some fallout shelter plans. 1962 Civil Defense issue. It will fit in with the current Mid-Century Modern revival. It sadly does not include the bar conversion that was in a vintage Civil Defense pamphlet I used to have. 🙂

    http://www.dahp.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FamilyShelterDesigns.pdf

    • houstonray

      Everything old is new again. Sadly, now including fallout shelters.

      • David L. Caster

        Some of those are really bad designs. They might protect you from the initial blast if you were far enough away from G-0. You would still need provisions for at least 2 to 3 weeks depending again on your location relative to the blast center.

        • SoCalGal20

          I think it might have been more a thing to give people a sense of safety and being able to do something. I’m not sure if they thought many of these things would actually be very effective.

          • David L. Caster

            The largish underground ones probably would work, but they would have to be well provisioned and the air exchange system would have to be correctly designed and installed. More importantly, the shelter itself has to be placed away from flammable structures.

          • SoCalGal20

            Right. Obviously one can make a secure shelter where one could survive but it’s not one of these basic DIY projects like in the Civil Defense pamphlets. I think a lot of those were just to make people feel better about doing SOMETHING.

          • David L. Caster

            Yeah, make people feel better and perhaps not panic. Even a little shelter is better than nothing though there is little chance of survival within a certain radius of the event.

          • Friday

            There’s also a numbers game involved: enough people would be better off in enough places with the things, it’d have been worthwhile in total at the time. But not the real ‘safety’ advertised at the time. Of course, just as people seem to leap to now right here, (and in prepper circles) they assume assume total Armageddon rather than possibly some more limited disaster. (like could happen when there were mostly bombers) It depends where and how you live, really.

            People like to talk about the ‘end of the world’ cause it’s in a way *easier.* What you do is try and pre[are for what you *can* survive, and not some Zombie Apocalypse. Build in some resiliency if you can build anything. If you’re fucked where you are, you’re fucked. It’s the ‘not quite fucked’ that would matter.

            I mean, hey, I’m in Georgia. There’s like a million and a half people here all thinking they’re going to run to the Tennessee hills and live off the land with their guns, ‘when everything falls apart’ but obviously that ain’t gonna happen. If I were all that attached to being alive after something stops the food supplies coming here on trucks permanently, well, I’d be elsewhere.

            Lesser crises? Well, I hope we’re near equipped for. It’s pretty likely there’ll be some at some point.

            But there’s no sense ‘planning’ for ‘Ultimate Doom.’ Write yourself off and do something about what you *could* do something about. These Christians and Muslims love their ‘ends of theworld’ …but that’s just a cop-out. And it never works out as tidy as they say when they get close to making it happen. Sure, someone could drop a nuke on your head from one place or another, but we all grew up with that. The real crime of it is how little else gets done when these drooling authoritarians posture about it.

  • worstcultever

    If only someone had warned us that a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. Oh wait ..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f8a19a28fdf4077dfa1b526c7e74dc902f9ede941ed881f51b9cb8eb4901a78.jpg

  • Joe in PA

    I have to leave in a few minutes to go to a ‘end gerrymandering’ meeting. Seems a little pointless at this point. 🙁

  • Stubenville

    Couldn’t we just give North Korea Dennis Rodman and call it all set?

    • SoCalGal20

      Trump should just name him as a Special Envoy. It can’t hurt.

  • Christopher

    Remember everyone, run towards the light in this case!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61448cb4f3942635a354485ccbfe6602f00f96c68b9eff93646affc8cc9ad6f1.gif
    (You do NOT want to live in a nuclear induced post-apocalyptic world.)

    • Bryan

      I was told there would be mutant powers…

      • Lumpy Gaga

        We’re not getting jetpacks, are we?

        • Natty Enquirer

          Not EVER! Thanks, Walt.

        • djcoastermark

          Just jettisoned into space, if that helps.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Dead cat bounce.

        • Tomcat

          Or whirled peas.

      • SoCalGal20

        And Godzilla!

      • Natty Enquirer

        You can still make a groovy mutant costume with your leftover eclipse glasses.
        http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-76k1bfu0LZM/UmatBj-fZNI/AAAAAAAABZc/xTVL2uGtOeo/s1600/The+Omega+Man+mutants.jpg

        • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

          I actually thought that was Ivanka and the Trump spawn. I guess thats how they’ll look in their fall-out bunker, while the rest of us are being microwaved.

          • Snarkaholic

            I want to watch them fight over the last lobster roll.

    • Tomcat

      If you see that it is too late to run.

      • David L. Caster

        Depends on where you are. If you see it at all, you have survived the initial blast. What follows depends on how far away you are and the weather.

      • Snarkaholic

        I hope it happens while I’m asleep…I’ll never know what hit me.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Fuckin’ cover.”

  • Henry Auvil

    After 2008 and the whole snowbilly grifter thing, I never thought I could throw McCain a sparkle of respect. He’s gaining some light though. Sad that it took a death sentence to make him regain some of the old maverick integrity.

    • MichaelJ

      I’m not sure that McCain’s words won’t be taken by Trump as a goad for him to follow through? The problem is not that Trump makes threats that he won’t follow through on. The problem is that he makes the threat at all.

  • Tomcat

    NRA should be real happy, gun and ammo sales will skyrocket now.

    • djcoastermark

      Yeah bubba, gonna shoot then nukes right outta the sky.

      • Tomcat

        No bubba is going to shoot those that did not prepare before they can take bubbas goodies.

        • Snarkaholic

          Goodies = Four beer-stained sweatshirts and a broken pink plastic flamingo…I don’t think Bubba has to worry about theft.

          • thatotherjean

            Hey–lay off the plastic flamingos. I used to have a pair of them in the back yard by the hot tub. I dressed them in Santa hats, or earmuffs in winter, bunny ears in Spring, and itty-bitty straw hats in summer–until a humongous tree branch smashed them to bits in a windstorm.

          • Snarkaholic

            The fashionable ones are okay…I dislike the naked, faded ones with one rusty leg each!

  • bkmn

    A sensible leader would be calling our allies to be sure they had our back but my guess is that this moron is probably calling Hannity.

    • Joe in PA

      Or watching past episodes of Fox and Friends. FFS.

    • Tomcat

      MY, BASE, must contact my base fast.

    • kanehau

      He’s on the phone with Alex Jones – getting the latest intel update.

    • Snarkaholic

      Chump: Hey, Liz, yooze guys are gonna back us up…right?
      H.R.M. Liz: *silence*
      Chump: C’mon…look, I’m sorry you were offended when I called you a “one at best”…you’re at least a “2.5”!
      H.R.M. Liz: *silence*
      Chump: Come on, what’s it gonna be? I don’t have all day!
      H.R.M. Liz: *click*
      Chump: Hello? Hellooooo?

      • Mikey

        10 minutes later:
        @realdonaldtrump tweets
        “I had the best talk with my good friend, best friend Liz in England. She totally backing me. Along with every other leader who’s anyone. They all say I’m the best.”

  • SoCalGal20

    Update on David Fahrenthold’s story about Mar-a-Lago doing the bare minimum to hire A
    Erican workers so they can hire visa workers instead.

    Btw, shout out to the Palm Beach Post for doing some nice investigative journalism on Trump regarding Mar-a-Lago, Ryobovlev’s plane, etc over these many months.

    https://twitter.com/fahrenthold/status/894991951035981824

    • Tomcat

      They don’t want Mericans, Mericans keep wanting things in return for their work.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Fake FAX!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        ^
        Upvote and LOLz.

    • John30013

      I hope whichever government department is responsible for reviewing H2B visa applications will refuse the Trump Organized Crime Syndicate’s request for the Mar-a-Lago foreign workers, based on this evidence. Ideally, if TOCS goes forward with the application, they should be prosecuted for fraud.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “You’re on fire!”

  • Tomcat

    What is hypocrisy is that rural America will be almost untouched by the next war and yet they may have started it.

    • SoCalGal20

      They’ll just have to suffer nuclear winter and global warming. 🙂

    • Snarkaholic

      Well, when their ASSistance checks (which we fund) dry up, they’ll starve slowly.

  • Octavio

    Does Tump have a hotline to NK like the White House had with the Kremlin from the 1950s through to the end of the cold war?

    • SoCalGal20

      Dennis Rodman.

    • BobSF_94117

      We don’t even have an ambassador to SK.

  • sword

    Some nations have always thought that the US was a big cream puff. Japan, in 1941, thought that a sneak attack destroying the US Pacific Fleet would have the US suing for peace. Instead, the US built the largest Navy the world has ever seen and A-bombed Japan. I wonder what North Korean generals think would happen if NK hit Guam with an nuclear bomb much less an American city. There would be molten rock from the Chinese border to the DMZ. Trump wouldn’t hesitate to totally wipe them out, regardless of the radioactive fallout over much the western Pacific.

    • Karl Dubhe

      Detonating enough nuclear weapons to kill everyone in NK would result in a nuclear winter lasting about 2 years. If we’re lucky.

      There’s enough food stored for the Earth’s population to last ~3 weeks.

      Can you do the math?

    • CharlestonDave

      It would be the salvation of Trump’s popularity ratings. Everybody loves a commander-in-chief acting to defend the homeland in times of war. Not that Trump would ever allow political calculations to affect his war planning. /s

  • kladinvt

    To avoid nuclear war, any ‘sanity’ is appreciated. Thank you. Now, where are the other republiCONS?

    • Jerry Kott

      They frantically looking under rocks trying to find their balls. They forgot where they put them.

  • lymis

    Trump was wrong to make the threat the way he did, no question.

    But how exactly does it help, Senator, to go out and tell the world that the US President isn’t able to back up his strong words about the safety and protection of our country and its interests?

    Your comments are no better than his. Retire, already, John.

    • Uncle Mark

      Well this is the same John McCain, who was singing “Bomb…bomb…bomb…bomb…bomb Iran” during W’s regime.

  • BlindBill

    Well, it is the easiest (and maybe the only) way to shutdown the Russian investigation …. simple minds can only think of simple answers to complex problems …. and 45’s mind is about as simple as it gets

    • Ben in Oakland

      You are making a fatal assumption, that he has a mind.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    so the north koreans obviously have a workable nuclear warhead. Or theyre bluffing big time and they only have a workable missile with conventional bombs ATM.
    Somebody, however, has this little fat prick dictator’s back (russia?)
    Im not sure even little porky Kim is crazy enough to start a war with us without a big country as a “friend”
    china has too much to lose with its major buyer, the usa, in a smoldering mess. But russia doesnt. Having us crippled would benefit russia immensely

    • David L. Caster

      Having us crippled would benefit Iran too. We have (made) a lot of enemies that are very weary of being also-rans.

      I’m afraid the chickens are coming home to roost.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Exactly. U.S. foreign policy created a lot of this mess from the overthrow of Mossadegh in 1952, something the Iranians will never forgive or forget, to the current game of chicken with NK. I feel bad for my American cousins, but at the same time, I can’t feign surprise by this.

  • Jerry Kott

    T45 is a curse on this Nation!

  • WretchedMouse
    • ZRAinSWVA

      That is too creepy for words…especially the ‘you can help repopulate the world!’.

      I would note, though, that when we were cleaning out my father in-laws house after he died, we found instructions–provided courtesy of the US Government–on how to build a bomb shelter in your home, and actions to take before, during and after a nuclear war.

      Ah, to think we’ve some so far…

      • WretchedMouse

        My great aunt had a make shift bomb shelter in her basement. Well constructed with hella supplies.

        Ever since 45 got elected I’ve been thinking about Fallout. As a huge fan of the series it’s eerie how real the games feel now.

  • He’s got to go, at once, before hundreds of thousands, if not millions perish in nuclear fallout. Trump’s an imminent threat to humanity.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    You mean, John McCain found a war he doesn’t have a boner for.

  • grada3784

    Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran?

    Remember your singing career, Mr. McCain?

  • BobSF_94117

    “The great leaders I’ve seen don’t threaten unless they’re ready to act
    and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act,” he said.

    Is he trying to goad him?

  • JCF

    A man who realizes that millions may have as little time as he does.

  • MichaelJ

    I’ve read that in the last days of the Nixon presidency, various cabinet officials made it clear to the military personnel who controlled “the football” that they were to call the Secretary of Defense or some higher up to get authorization to launch a nuclear attack. At that point Nixon was considered that mentally unstable and not to be trusted to make a sane situation. I hope similarly there are now a few people working with Trump who are sane enough to step in and prevent an unnecessary warfare, which promises to be incredibly destructive if North Korea and its mentally unstable leader become involved.

  • leastyebejudged

    Angry Grampy is staring mortality in the face, but he can’t undo the Palin, so it’s all futile and a little bit pathetic.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Great news. McCain has a testicle.

    One.

  • Babaloo

    And how is singing Bomb-bomb-bomb Iran any better you sniveling hypocrite?