Trump Escalates: Maybe My “Fire And Fury” Threat To Nuke North Korea “Wasn’t Tough Enough” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports:

President Donald Trump on Thursday ramped up his rhetoric on North Korea again, saying his warning of bringing “fire and fury” on the isolated nation may not have gone far enough. “If anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough,” he told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

On Tuesday, Trump strongly warned Pyongyang against threatening the United States in a reportedly improvised line. North Korea’s state media responded by saying the country was considering a plan to attack the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • ChrisInKansas

    OMFG STFU

    You have a tiny prick; we get it!!!

    • Todd20036

      Having a small dick is not such a bad thing, but Trump is just plain ugly inside and out

      • Lizard

        No, it isn’t, but threatening World War III to compensate for said tiny dick is.

    • ZhyKitty

      We. Are. All. Going. To. Die.

      • Octavio

        Yes. We is.

        • ZhyKitty

          It’s more than that though…we’re all going to die BADLY.

          • Todd20036

            And the survivors are going to die worse.

          • ZhyKitty

            Poor dears. With any luck though, they’ll be able to call a Trump supporting family member and say “I told you so” before they die.
            There’s always a silver lining…

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            LOL- I would so do that !

          • ZhyKitty

            Darling, don’t waste a moment! I’ve already started.
            Why, just today my frenemy, who inexplicably voted for Trumplethinskin, came by to check on me (I know what you’re thinking, but she was very devoted and at my bedside the whole time I was in the ICU and the regular hospital recently), and as I served cheesecake with our tea, I got in a few very civilized and well powdered and perfumed jabs, as frenemies do, you know. LOL

          • Snarkaholic

            In the (unlikely) event that the blast(s) don’t reach A.C., what are the job requirements to become a warlord?
            (I want to make sure that the asshole voters responsible for this situation (not to mention their other crimes of racism, homophobia, etc.) are made so miserable that they PRAY for death.)

          • ZhyKitty

            LMFAO. I don’t know, but if we have a vote on it, you can certainly count on mine and all of my immediate family’s too! You stand for our values! “Make ’em pay!”

          • Snarkaholic

            Thanks for your vote(s) of confidence!

          • ZhyKitty

            Do ping me when you set up a command center.
            I’d love to do my part for Our Glorious Cause! lol

          • Snarkaholic

            I shall. The infidels will be easy to catch; their motor scooters only run for four hours at a time!

          • ZhyKitty

            LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • fahvel

          pardonez moi, c’est “we are” mon ami.

      • Christopher

        Well, yeah, eventually. πŸ˜‰

        BTW

        Kitty! How are you doing?

        • ZhyKitty

          I’m healing. Stronger every day.
          You’re so sweet to ask! *hugs*

        • ZhyKitty

          It’s almost comical.
          I survived nearly bleeding to death, and before I’m even finished healing, this buffoon is going to get us all blown up.
          I have to laugh every time I think about it. lol

          • Joe in PA

            Glad you can laugh Kitty…I’ve seen a number of memes on the net with that theme: I survived cancer just in time to be nuked! Hang in there sweetie.

          • ZhyKitty

            I’ll tell you what…there is nothing, and I do mean nothing, that will change one’s outlook and perspective like almost dying. I can’t HELP but laugh, it’s just all so ridiculous.
            4 weeks ago I didn’t know if I had another hour…if I would ever see my children again…etc…and now here we are, I’ve been lucky enough to spend all this time with my children and family and friends, all who came running as soon as they heard I was in the ICU…and that’s really all that matters. The love, I mean. In this life, the love is all that matters and the rest is just filler, it really is.
            This freak show we’ve all been forced to attend over the last few days is just ridiculous and terrifying, but as we’ve no control over it…one might as well just laugh.
            I do so hope we have the time to call our most conservative family member and say “:I told you so” just before we all die in a nuclear explosion. LMAO

          • ColdCountry

            So glad to hear you’re doing well! You hang in there.

          • ZhyKitty

            Thank you, sweetheart!
            You know, it’s the damndest thing…
            I had to have 9 units of blood…but I feel amazing….younger, even…than I did before.
            I don’t have an explanation for it, but we joke around that one or more of my donors must’ve been young and athletic.
            LOL

          • ColdCountry

            That’s a LOT of blood! I’m glad you’re feeling so well, and I’ll be helping to replenish the supply in a couple of days. You’re not the only “thirsty” person out there, apparently.

          • ZhyKitty

            I just want to take a moment to thank you…deeply, truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for donating blood.
            When you’re bleeding to death, it is the scariest feeling you can imagine. Donors like you are the reason I am alive.
            Thank you, honey. Thank you so very, very much…not just from me but also from my children, my parents, my friends, and Big Daddy…we are ALL so grateful to people like you!
            You’ll likely never meet anyone who gets your blood, but I can tell you from experience, to that person (s), you are literally the person saving their life, and they’d thank you personally if they could…
            FSM bless you!!!!!!

          • ColdCountry

            Aw, thanks! I wish more people donated. It’s so easy, and really, it does save lives. And you get to be a hero with no more effort than showing up. I’m just glad I’m able to do it, because I know a bunch of people here would probably like to, but archaic rules won’t let them.

          • ZhyKitty

            Those rules are bad rules. Gay men tend to be more altruistic and generous…can you imagine if they’d lift the ban?
            Blood banks are always in need, it makes no sense to turn away healthy donors the way they do.
            I would have happily taken ANY blood when my hemoglobin was at 4 and I was so drained the only thing my poor fuzzy brain could focus on was “Am I dying?”
            I sure as fuck wouldn’t have asked or cared who donated the blood that saved my life at the time, though later, when I was nice and pink again. I’d have liked to have known, only to thank them profusely for saving me, for sparing my children the loss of their mother, for sparing my parents the loss of a 3rd daughter, and for saving my husband the loss of a 2nd wife.
            I meant it. FSM bless you for donating….and for fighting for change with those stupid rules that keep so many healthy men from doing the same!

          • ColdCountry

            Last time I went, they turned me away because no one wanted to try to stick a vein. I mean, I’m glad they didn’t go fishing, been there, worn the bruises for that, but it was disappointing. A nurse said once that my veins are deep, crooked, and covered with rhinoceros hide, but other than that, fine. It’s hard enough, sometimes, to jump through all the other hoops, but to be turned away because they don’t have someone experienced enough to find a vein is discouraging. I did learn something interesting this winter. I was turned away once for low iron, which considering my daily intake of kale and spinach, puzzled me. Next try, it was again low, but the tech said to warm my hand. Not rub my hands together, but sit on it, or put it between my legs or somewhere. She said that sometimes made a difference. And the difference was HUGE. Too bad the first tech hadn’t known that!

            I get that they want a clean blood supply, but even if someone had a misguided youth – or drunken indiscretion (I’m thinking drugs, here) – if they are healthy now, what’s the problem? And they do test every batch of blood, so… come on CDC! As you said, first keep the person alive, then worry about other things. Right now, we really need the blood, if the begging calls from the Red Cross are anything to go by!

    • Kevin Perez
  • William

    Please keep throwing rocks at that beehive. If you don’t get a reaction, try fireworks.

  • I’m beginning to think we’re all not panicking enough about this psychotic madman and what he seems eager to do.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      The tough talk made his cratering popularity rise a touch, and to our Mad King, that’s more important than the safety and security of millions.

      • Uncle Mark

        Exactly. On Bill Maher’s show the other week, someone asked if they believed if Drumpf could actually kill someone on 5th Ave, if given the opportunity. I think he’s too much of a chickenshit to pull a trigger, but would have no qualms about blowing up SE Asia (or sacrificing US soldiers) to save his miserable hide from investigations, poverty, shame & jail. Look how quickly he betrayed the positions of our subs to score points with another world leader, or how he eagerly sacrificed transgendered service personnel (against generals’ wishes) to improve his standing with his paltry base.

        • There’s no question Donald’s too chickenshit to look someone in the eyes and kill them.

          But he’s exactly chickenshit cowardly enough to order it be done out of his sight by someone else.

      • JCF

        Any {{{JMGers}}} in Seoul? PLEASE, get out now!

        • Lizard

          I have a high school buddy stationed there right now…

          • Gustav2

            When the fleet is sent in to evac the families…

          • Octavio

            Current U.S military guesstimate: there are 28,500 U.S troops currently in South Korea.

          • ColdCountry

            Crap!

    • On the other hand, as some are noting, this is Donald’s tell for when he has no fucking clue and no plan to do anything:
      https://twitter.com/lisachiuster/status/895723513276977152

      • Todd20036

        How about a preemptive strike that the deplorables will just jump and shout at.

        • another_steve

          How about loading all the deplorables in a missile head and exploding it over North Korea.

          • Todd20036

            Sure would give new meaning to the lyrics: It’s Raining Men

      • Natty Enquirer

        “It will be very, very tough.”

      • Beagle

        “When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”

        • ZhyKitty

          LMFAO!!!!!

      • Uncle Mark

        Exactly. He hasn’t a clue. He NEVER has a clue, beyond yelling, bullying, and threatening. It’s obvious; he only gets more bellicose the more clueless he is. The concept of “Speak softly and carry a big stick” eludes him. (Of course, it would help if he had a “big stick” to start with; otherwise he wouldn’t be so easily goaded into showing us what a “big man” he is.)

      • Bryan

        “Maybe there’s tapes. You’ll see.”

      • zhera

        What’s worse, Donnie having no clue and no plan but reacting to the Rasmussen poll this way, or Donnie having both clue and plan but still acting this way?

        I honestly don’t know.

      • Joe in PA

        So true. How many times have we seen this? The “you-better-hope-there-are-no-tapes” bullshit.

      • The_Wretched

        Infinity +1 ?

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        About that. This person thinks the it’s all from the jesus people
        Thread:
        https://twitter.com/dianabutlerbass/status/895642204609298432

      • Stogiebear

        Hot coals and peeve.

    • Uncle Mark

      Well, the horrible flaming deaths of millions might distract us from the investigations into his collusion with Russia.

    • clay

      I’m sorry, but what does panicking gain anyone?

    • vorpal 😼

      If I panicked any more, there would be a worldwide shortage of Xanax.

      • Todd20036

        There’d be sore butts from here to NYC and back.
        Hey, you panic your way, and I’ll panic mine.

        • vorpal 😼

          Sounds like possible fun?
          Maybe I need to extend my panic management repertoire.

        • Rambie

          Where is, “here” ? Asking for a friend. πŸ˜‰

          • Todd20036

            DC

    • Jeffrey

      Oh, I don’t know. Stock market just dropped 139 points. People are paying attention. EDIT 170 points.

      • Uncle Mark

        But Cheetolini’s fixed the economy. He knows all about business and fixing the world. Damn, my 401K…it seems…is fake news now. /s

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Commodities too

        • Snarkaholic

          On which exchange are Jim Fakker’s slop buckets traded?

    • The_Wretched

      I keep hoping one of the bad acts of Donny the Unfit will finally cross-a-line and the sword will drop. It could be a smoking gun from intel on an ‘indescretion’ or Mueller’s team filing on money laundering or the many generals pulling a coup or….

    • Orly

      Panicing is never useful.

      Of course, stirring shit up to get peoples minds off of Russia seems like a worthwhile exercise for him.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    If you’re so tough, President Donald BoneSpur LadyFingers, why don’t you challenge NK to a wrestling match? After all you have experience.

    • Jonathan Smith
      • Ernest Endevor

        I shouldn’t laugh. I really shouldn’t. And I’m not. I’m not laughing. Because that would be wrong. So I’m not going to do it. Any more. Okay, I’m stopping now. Definitely.

      • Todd20036

        I dont’ think that was arm wrestling. I think it was someone trying to hurt himself for kicks.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Nope, that was a mean civilian taking advantage of a new soldier. πŸ™‚ Look at their haircuts.

          They’d probably not had a drink for a while either.

          • Todd20036

            Oh dear. Cheap on the civilian’s part, but the idiot soldier is about to be well armed.

          • Karl Dubhe

            And closely supervised while armed. πŸ™‚

      • Todd20036

        I don’t mind them big and stupid for an overnighter, but even I have my limits.

    • paganguy

      And send his kids out to enlist while he’s at it.

    • Ernest Endevor

      He could sit on him?

  • lenvus

    He just doesn’t give up, does he? Just please, continue to increase our chances of ruining Mother Earth and killing all of us while you’re at it, why don’t you. Can this impeachment process ever end soon enough?

  • boobert

    This can’t end well .

  • AtticusP
  • Uncle Mark

    What are you going to do, Donald? Break a folding chair over his head? This isn’t WWF wrestling, despite this slightly bumping you up in the polls. Millions could die because of your man-baby ego & mentality. Please leave this to the adults, if not the experts.

  • JCF
  • geoffalnutt

    He doesn’t know what a nuclear bomb is or what it does. No clue. Doesn’t care.

  • Do Something Nice

    Correction: Seeing a slight bump in the polls from yesterday’s ‘tough talk’, President Trump, like a popularity-seeking missile, turned up the volume to gain further popularity.

  • Todd20036

    Don’t you just love how the generals say we shouldn’t worry about imminent danger, and then Trump goes ahead and says shit like this?

    I’m all for a military coup. In America.

    Never thought I’d say that and mean it.

    • Lizard

      What happened to Kelly getting ahold of Trump? Whatever you may think of Kelly, he has to understand the potential ramifications of statements like this and this kind of escalation.

      • Todd20036

        No one of any quality will dare work for this shit gibbon.
        Kelly is garbage simply because he agreed to work for Trump

        • Lizard

          I know. I guess I was still holding out hope. I think it was someone on Maher who said “The Trump administration is where reputations go to die.”

        • Adam King

          Exactly. They’re a pack of delusional, venal lickspittles.

      • clay

        That was never his job. His job is to control the people around Trump.

        • Lizard

          His other job is to tell the President what he might not want to hear. He is utterly failing.

          • Todd20036

            Doesn’t matter. Remember, Trump gets a dossier twice a day showing how wonderful he is.
            He is totally incapable of bad news.

          • Lizard

            In my desperate, clinging optimism, I would have thought the propaganda folder would be the first thing to go. I really should know better.

      • Adam King

        He’s to caught up in his shit-eating to think about anything else.

      • jerry

        Kelly was in deep shit on day one…wanted to control boss’ twitter, or at least preview it, and the asshole threw a gigantic fit. Kelly was almost a one-day wonder.

      • Dagoril

        His only plan apparently was to “close the door”, so no one would see the chaos. Guess he ran out of ideas after that.

        • Lizard

          Now that I think about it…Kelly isn’t at Drumpf’s stupid golf course with him, is he?

    • Tomcat

      I cannot trust republicans enough for a military coup.

      • Beagle

        I don’t trust the military enough.

        • Tomcat

          Military, republicans, the same thing.

          • Karl Dubhe

            Not everyone who joins is a Republican, nor are they when they leave.

          • Todd20036

            I don’t think the military wants to see America become a slag pit.

  • Tomcat

    No it wasn’t enough trump, march your ass over there and tell him face to face you coward.

  • Bluto

    We’re going to murder your men, enslave your children, rape your woman & turn everything into ash! BUHUWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!
    Jesus motherfucking christ.

  • HZ81

    Goofing on nuclear annihilation while golfingβ€”If that ain’t whiter than Christmas day at Casper the Friendly Ghost’s house in Antartica.

    • Keith D Plane

      lol and that put a smile on my face!

  • Tomcat

    Just remember trump every person killed in South Korea from your actions will be killed by YOU.
    Not that that will bother you.

    • Circ09

      I have to disagree. That would be ‘we’ the American people because ‘we’ will have allowed it in our names.

      • Tomcat

        Speak for yourself, I voter for Hillary.

      • Tomcat

        Your problem is you STILL believe this to be a Democracy.
        While republicans only want a Republic.

    • Tor

      He seems to think that destruction will be contained within the North Korean borders.

  • Ernest Endevor

    I’ve thought from the get-go that he’s bonkers.

  • Christopher
  • clay

    McMaster’s talk was tough enough. Haley’s additional sanctions were tough enough. Your bullshit isn’t “leaving all options on the table”, it’s saying there’s one and only one option of “shock and awe” which you’ve already failed to deliver.

  • Bluto
  • PickyPecker
  • Tatonka

    Easy enough for Trump to fling poo from New Jersey and put others in harms way. I wish he had the balls to sit down at a negotiating table.

    • Adam King

      No! Then we’d all be done for.

  • JohnJay

    Let’s take a moment and remind ourselves what this all means…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5VxfTLHsFA

    • Christopher

      If you watch it in reverse it has a happier ending! πŸ˜‰

    • Snarkaholic

      Thanks for brightening my day.

  • JWC
    • Christopher

      Oh, I don’t know.

      He’s a sorry excuse for a human being.

      • JWC

        whatever “Excuse” he doesn’t get to take us down with him Excuses do NOT work for this man

  • Nuclear war: the ultimate distraction.

    • DaddyRay

      He will have high approval ratings among the cockroaches

    • JWC

      Boy that’ll make’m forget Russia

      • Adam King

        If there’s still a Russia.

  • another_steve

    Bannon to Trump: “They love it. Your poll numbers are going up. Do it again, but even stronger.”

  • PickyPecker

    Just to be clear….these are real images of peole who used to be alive in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    They are referred to as ‘shadow people’ now. The were vaporized instantly in the blasts.

    http://media.morristechnology.com/webmedia/upload/covington_news/article/2015/08/07/shadow-human-3WEB.jpg
    https://mjarts.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/human-shadows-imprinted-by-nuclear-explosion.png

    • JCF

      I have serious doubts about that top one, but Snopes was no help. The fact remains that “atomic shadows” are real, but the top one looks a little too perfect.

      • Adam King

        Looks like a Banksy.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      The entire world should have sworn off nukes forever after that.

  • Michael R

    Maybe just duct taping Trump’s mouth shut isn’t enough .

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Lazycrockett
    • Christopher

      This is the point in the movie that hubby and I almost walked out. We should have.

      • Carl

        But you would have missed the part with the monkeys.

        • Christopher

          TBH that movie was so awful I don’t even remember the monkeys.

      • Bryan

        Fallout New Vegas corrected that inaccuracy, and I get a dapper hat for my troubles.

  • Sabazinus

    He intends to unleash Godzilla on North Korea. I mean, the creature seemed somewhat controllable from that 2014 movie…

  • JWC

    Does Bannon have a SS detail?? is he that entitled?

  • Michael R
    • Lizard

      I can just see the tweets about fake news.

    • Treant

      “They’re fuckin’ limeys. Tweet it to me.”

      While also limeys, at least this is animated, although it does require some level of empathy to be touched by the movie.

      https://youtu.be/gVq76YvTPMs

      • Lumpy Gaga

        It’s a trap!

        (We were warned about this film earlier this week…)

        • Treant

          Yeah, I was one of the ones who warned you. Honestly, it’s worth seeing.

          Just watch it during the day, or in a crowd, with plenty of pie and cake around you to keep your blood sugar up.

      • Todd20036

        I watched the abbreviated version of it.
        In a way, that was overly optimistic.
        They had enough food to survive until the radiation took its toll.

        • Treant

          It looks like about four to five days. Even we could live out of our pantry for that long. πŸ™‚

    • coram nobis
  • MBear

    I keep checking in here to see if the orange tard has started WWIII yet.

    Getting close.

    Think we’ll make it to supper?

    • Adam King

      I had a big lunch.

      • MBear

        Hope that lasts through the post apocalyptic nightmare! πŸ™‚

        • Adam King

          It’s all a matter of timing.

          • MBear

            Never start a world war before brunch

  • Pat

    Hurry up, Mueller. Time is running out.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Be a bigger asshole. That always helps.

    • vorpal 😼

      At this point, he’s a noisy prolapse on legs.

  • Lizard

    Jesus fucking Christ. I never thought I’d say this, but overthrow this sorry SOB before he kills us all.

    I am not dying for Hitler Jr’s gigantic fucking ego.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • ZhyKitty

      Not to mention about to get us all fucking killed.

    • Uncle Mark

      Have they done so yet…even now when he’s gunnng for their Senate Leader?

  • JCF

    OMG, our local news (in Sacramento) just had “surviving a nuclear attack” helpful hints!!!! :-O FFS!!!

    • Lizard

      What, duck and cover?

      • JCF

        Frankly, I wasn’t paying close attention till the end (my elderly father always turns on the noon news at lunchtime. Channel 3, NBC affiliate). I just saw a pic of a mushroom cloud, and “wash your clothes” (to remove radiation???) at the end.

        I’m going to contact the station. That was BEYOND irresponsible!

        • JCF

          I’m not on Twitter: can someone tweet here

          https://twitter.com/kcrateotorres and ask him “Did you just SERIOUSLY give out ‘Surviving a Nuclear Attack” helpful hints? WTF????

          • JCF

            I just emailed the station. I’ll let you know if I get a response. I demanded an apology and correction before the noon news is over.

          • JCF

            No apology/correction/retraction before end of broadcast (I know, shocking. /s)

          • Pat

            I just tweeted him. I’ll probably get blocked, but it was worth it, lol. What an idiot.

          • JCF

            Thx.

    • BobSF_94117

      Duct tape, I assume.

    • Adam King

      Who in their right mind would want to?

      • Reality.Bites

        They say nothing survives a nuclear war but Trump, Stein and Sanders

        You know. Cockroaches

        • Lizard

          The worst thing is…Drumpf has a nuclear bunker. He can push the button and hide like the coward he is, while millions die for his ego.

    • Grimes

      Same for Bay Area news

  • Gustav2

    As long as Kim Jong-un is upwind your “fire and fury” probably won’t bother him.

    • Octavio

      Yeah,so even trying to light your Trump ass farts won’t do anything.

  • Ninja0980

    Both parties are the same though!

    • Lizard

      “BUT HER EMAILS”

    • Carl

      Let’s all talk about how imperfect Hillary Clinton is some more.

  • Carl

    Trump would love to have his own 9/11. He would exploit the shit out of it and probably get away with it.

    • matrem

      It would be the Reichstag fire needed to install his dictatorship. The moment he fires a nuke at North Korea is the moment to move abroad. We know how this goes once the dictatorship is installed.

      • Reality.Bites

        Where is safe in a world containing Trump

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      I agree. The fact that they even voted on that is a disgrace.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        ” You have my vote if you promise it won’t become law ”

        WTF!!!!

    • Gustav2

      β€œThe fact is, with a very narrow margin, 52 people, Mitch McConnell got 49 out of 52. I think the President can’t disassociate himself from this. He is part of the leadership team,” Newt Gingrich said, appearing on β€œFox and Friends.” β€œHe is not an observer sitting in the stands. He is on the field. It was a collective failure.”

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Every project in Trump’s life is a “collective failure”.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Trump sent a bus to fetch them and EVERYTHING!

  • boobert

    McCain was right on one thing. You can’t just shoot your mouth off to NK and not back it up. Unless they haul him to jail or the nuthouse real quick, we’re heading for another war. But it won’t start till prime time on Friday, so it can be the top weekend story.

    • Lazycrockett

      Basically if nothing happens Drumpf is giving every 3rd world dictator free reign to do whatever they want with no US interaction.

  • AtticusP

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • Rex

    He’s just pissed the crazy North Korean man isn’t having it.
    He thinks just because he rattles of some World of Warcraft language he’s gonna back off.
    Trump has no idea what to do, this totally useless man is going to get people killed and the blood is going to be on everyone that voted for him.

  • Mb

    As soon as I saw the other JMG story about how his sabre ratting gave his poll numbers a boost in his approval ratings, I knew this was going to happen.

    • coram nobis

      The markets aren’t seeing it the same way; North America, Europe and Asian markets are down. Dow is off 174 (.79%) at last report. Donald is not popular with investors, it seems.

      • Snarkaholic

        I’m not complaining…a hard, swift kick in the wallet is the ONLY thing some people understand.

  • Jerry Kott

    He would Love to destroy this nation-his mission would be accomplished.

    • Gustav2

      Then we can all live in Paul Ryan’s Libertarian utopia.

      • Adam King

        Or Putin’s kleptocratic one.

        • Gustav2

          Same thing.

      • thatotherjean

        Life would be so disrupted that many of us (and them) would not live for long, even if we survived the initial bombs. Those of us who rely on a steady supply of medications, or have to adjust our diets to avoid dangerous allergies, or rely on electricity to keep things like oxygen generators or CPAP machines running, would be in immediate trouble. In a nuclear war, life as we know it would be over, if we survived.

        • Gustav2

          Millennials would be the first to go kraykray after their smart phone batteries died.

  • Hank

    The stock markets are taking a dive, today. They ignored him yesterday, but today, he has REALLY done it!!! I will not look at my 401K value for awhile!!!

  • Pat

    As a public service, tv stations should run “Testament”, “On the Beach” and “The Day After” for those in the back who don’t get it.

    I was marched to confession with my whole school during the Cuban Missile crisis. You don’t forget something like that, but here we are again with two hotheaded imbeciles.

    Before he pushes that button, I hope someone with children and grandchildren, intervenes by any means necessary.

    • coram nobis

      Also add Peter Watkins’ 1965 film “The War Game” to your list.

      • Pat

        I’ve never seen it, but I’ll try to find it.

        • coram nobis

          It’s often paired on DVD with his “Culloden” mockumentary. You probably didn’t see “The War Game” in earlier decades; UK gov’t suppressed it when they realized how gritty it was.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_Game

    • boobert

      “On the Beach” is a great movie, but there’s know way in hell a nuclear end will be that peaceful. Waiting in a line for suicide pills ain’t gonna happen. More like “This is the end” without the happy ending. I just hope a bomb takes us out so we don’t have to see it.

    • Also:
      – Threads
      – Doctor Strangelove
      – Failsafe

      • Pat

        Yes! There also was a very quiet British animated short about an elderly man and woman that was devastating. For me, Testament does it every time, Jame Alexander freaking out while she looks for her little boy’s teddy bear.

      • Todd20036

        The Day After is garbage. It’s overly optimistic.
        Threads is better.

    • thatotherjean

      Trump has children and grandchildren that he seems to have forgotten about. I don’t think he realizes how much more powerful nuclear weapons are than conventional weapons. I hope somebody shows him what nuclear radiation and fallout can do to people who survive a nuclear blast.

      • Lizard

        Why should he care? He has a bunker to hide himself and his family in.

        He’s like a stupid buffoonish Petyr Baelish–he’d gladly burn America if he could rule the ashes.

      • Adam King

        He doesn’t give a fuck about anyone but himself. His family are just ornamental accessories to him.

        • Lizard

          Who make him money.

          • Todd20036

            And in a pinch, he could eat

      • Pat

        It never stops amazing me how anyone with kids and grandchildren or people they love can be cavalier about nuclear war. I’m sure among his base, there are people THAT stupid, and I’m equally sure rich people like him have emergency shelter sorted, but my brother had a shelter back in th e day, and even Trump has to come out sometime to a dead world, and so do his kids and grandchildren. And if he’s in there and all bets are off, what makes him think he’d survive anyway? He’s hated.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Trump needs to shut up. Kim can say what he wants, it doesn’t hurt the US. However, if Kim launches any missiles toward any US properties then we bomb the hell out of them. We can’t use nuclear weapons because N Korea is too close to Japan China and even Russia.

    • thatotherjean

      Even if we don’t use nuclear weapons (who knows what that idiot will do?), North Korea might. They could devastate South Korea before our first missile reached the Korean Peninsula. And all this is totally unnecessary. If we had actual diplomats, or if we could get Cheetolini to shut up and back off, things might well calm down.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        I know Kim is nuts, but I’m sure he’s aware that using nuclear weapons on South Korea would create a “blow-back” on to North Korea. I’m thinking he’ll use the nuclear weapon on Guam first. But I agree we need to get Trump to shut the fuck up.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Why do I feel so freaking numb right now ? Is it becoming too real or something ?

    • Lizard

      I’m not numb. I’m terrified.

      • PickyPecker

        You are too young to remember living with nuclear threat hanging over your head. As someone who was born into that and lived through the end of the Cold War and several maniacal presidents who insisted on ‘nuclear this and nuclear that’…..
        You never really get used to it. You learn to ‘shut it off/shut it out’ – self preservation.
        Most of these things are beyond your being able to do much about them.
        You’ve heard that old expression ‘Live every day as if it were your last,right?’ That’s something many of us hung onto. I didn’t think I would have to bring that to the forefront of my mind again, but here we are.
        Breathe deep. Go outside. Kiss someone. Have some chocolate. XO

    • PickyPecker

      But…but Tillerson says not to worry. /s

      • Jefe5084

        OMG!!! I KNOW!!! I trusted Tilley. I don’t know what to do now!! /s

    • Treant

      Essential defense of your core self. It’s entirely healthy when you’re threatened but, ultimately, feel powerless.

      Others would say this feels surreal. Same thing.

    • JCF

      I spent my late teens/early 20s fighting the Reagan Nuclear Madness. I just thought all this SHIT was decades behind us now! (i.e., I’m too old for this again. }-( )

    • Joe in PA

      I’m working outside all day (well except for my JMG breaks). It really does help to get away from this…work in the dirt. I’m working on beds for next year. Everything is so green and fantastic right now…I’m hanging on to that!

      Yup, head-in-the-sand for me. πŸ™‚ Well, garden soil to be specific.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Yeah, I have a bushel of tomatoes to deal with.

        • Snarkaholic

          Congrats! Bruschetta?

        • Joe in PA

          Planting those 22 tomato plant seemed like such a great idea in May. πŸ™‚

    • Clive Johnson

      I hope this doesn’t sound glib, but don’t forget to breathe. I see crappy news all day long and often find myself holding my breath. More and more I catch myself doing this and take deep breaths in and out, which relaxes me.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I find myself doing that periodically, subconsciously. Finally, I will take a deep breathe and my dog will do the same.

  • MikeBx2

    He’s playing the media. This is what he wants them covering. Not the stuff that will eventually get him ousted and possibly imprisoned.

    • Lizard

      If only it was just the media listening and not a dictator with access to nukes.

      • MikeBx2

        Yes, I agree. It’s a very dangerous “game” he’s playing.

    • PickyPecker

      Regardless, the investigations will continue no matter what the Orange Menace wants people to focus on.

  • TK

    This is like watching some bizarre real-world version of Dr Strangelove unfolding. Absolute insanity that these two infantile morons are engaging in such serious nuclear saber rattling. Thanks Picky Pecker for posting the real horrors of nuclear blasts and tests. How can anyone watch such stuff – and see the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – and still engage in such totally crazy threats!! FUCK!!! They really are insane!! I’m hoping just not insane enough to actually attack. Or that our generals would refuse a preemptive strike. I don’t feel confident about North Korea. I remember doing nuclear attack “drills” in elementary school in south Florida during the Cuban missile crisis. Get under your desk, crouched in a ball. Yeah – right. More like just kiss your flaming, charred ass good-bye! Even I knew that in fifth grade. It was horrifying to think about. The major networks should start showing nuclear test videos, etc and get people to seriously think about what these fucking idiots are threatening to do. The rest of the world has to be very concerned. Trump now scares me more than ever!!! Take away his codes and the football – or biscuit. Whatever it is. He shouldn’t have access.

    • Xuuths

      So who is the Colonel “Bat” Guano character?

      • coram nobis

        Obtains coins for a pay phone by engaging the soda pop machine. It’s all very 1964 tech.

  • MonochromeMouse

    trump wants a war, he is actively trying to instigate North Korea into attacking a US territory or military base. He knows that wartime presidents are, historically, always elected to a second term. This is all him trying to avoid his upcoming impeachment.

    • Lizard

      He’s too narcissistic to realize that none of those previous wartime presidents were utterly incompetent buffoons.

      • matrem

        And you’re too optimistic to realize American voters are stupid enough to fall for this.

        • Lizard

          I think that’s a massive oversimplification. Hell, if anything might get more liberals to the polls, I think the genuine threat of nuclear annihilation might do it.

          Hell, I despise Drumpf with every fiber of my being (and voted for Hillary, before anyone bites my head off) and even I never thought he’d bring us to the brink of World War III within eight months.

    • thatotherjean

      I am depressed as hell to realize that you’re probably absolutely correct.

  • Ninja0980

    Neil Gorsuch.
    That name is why Republicans were willing to put this mad man into power.
    Never, ever forget that.

    • zhera

      And RBG is very old and looks very fragile. When her seat becomes available, the court will truly turn.

      • Ninja0980

        She should have resigned when she had the chance.
        As much as I love her, that was a very selfish and stupid move on her part.

        • Todd20036

          If she’s replaced by a Nazi, I’ll never forgive her for that.
          If the SCOTUS turns hard right, we may have to run.
          It’s not like a red government will have any compunction of legalizing camps, it’s not like a red SCOTUS will have any problem calling them constitutional.
          In the name of religious freedom

          • Snarkaholic

            I will not run, nor will I be rounded up. I will act so thoroughly physically obnoxious that the round-up squad will be forced to shoot me dead in the street.

  • Henry Auvil

    He’s gonna move on ’em like a bitch and grab ’em by the Pyongyang!

  • netxtown

    OK. We need our best bondage team(s) to step up. Just make damned sure you use a ball gag as well….or this dumb fuck is gonna get us all vaped.

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile, the American public has no idea where Korea is.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ugJZhL-cbc

    • Treant

      I can’t. I’m already depressed.

    • Carl

      This is why we’re all going to die.

    • Octavio

      Reminds me of 9th grade when we had Debra Rhone convinced the Mao Tse Tung was a Cantonese dish made from mouse tongues. Of course, she also didn’t know what Cantonese meant. :-/

      • Gustav2

        We sent a 9th grade girl to the janitor’s office to get a bucket because the water clock was dripping.

      • Snarkaholic

        Did she remember the Mayo in the recipe?

    • These segments always depress the living shit out of me.

      • Ninja0980

        Same here.
        Sad how many people are truly that stupid.

        • zhera

          And then they all laugh at it, like it’s funny that they think NK is in Canada.

          • Gustav2

            Maybe Trudeau should be afraid.

        • Snarkaholic

          I shudder to think how much worse it will be when Bitchy DeVos finishes gutting what remains of the system.

      • BobSF_94117

        Maybe autocracy would be better… sigh…

      • Treant

        They very intentionally don’t show you the ones who got it right. Or, at most, only one or two.

        • Carl

          Guy in the misfits shirt basically got it right.

    • BobSF_94117

      Blurt out, ‘It’s north of South Korea!” and run before they follow up.

      • Joe in PA

        LOL.

      • Carl

        “which way is north?”

    • William

      Spay and neuter them all.

    • Octavio

      Not too surprising. In 1973 50% of the US population couldn’t find Vietnam on a world map. At least we’re consistent.

      • Ernest Endevor

        Don’t get me started on Benghazi!

        • Joe in PA

          [quietly googles ‘where the fuck is bengahaz’]

      • coram nobis

        There was also the 1950-1953 unpleasantness, 38th Parallel and all that. You’d think Americans would remember where both wars took place. What do Americans think “M*A*S*H” was about, the American Civil War?

        • Lizard

          …wasn’t M*A*S*H about the Korean War?

          • coram nobis

            Well, yes …

            But then again, a lot of these interviewees probably weren’t born when it went off the air.

          • Octavio

            No. It was about the Punic wars.

          • Lizard

            Har, har.

          • jerry

            What are these puny wars of which you speak? Were they fought over Cartage fees?

          • Snarkaholic

            It’s PUBIC wars, and they are being waged by two assholes overcompensating for tiny genitalia.

          • Octavio

            I think it was all about parking meters. No?

          • JCF

            Now, now Octavio: be nice. [Lizard is, by my estimation, 22.]

  • j.martindale
  • Hue-Man

    Pity the poor SNL Weekend Update crew who have to decide what insanity to broadcast in 5 hours! (9 pm Eastern)

  • Uncle Mark

    My does he talk tough with other people’s lives at stake

  • coram nobis
  • Michael R
  • sword

    The estimates have now risen to one million deaths…if the US engages in a non-nuclear strike into North Korea. NK has several thousand artillery pieces, more than 5,000 short-range rockets, and hundreds of thousands of troops ready to hit Seoul, South Korea.
    Our Glorious Leader may not care about casualties…Koreans are brown skinned with squinty eyes…and the US has a large trade deficit with the South. All positives to history’s greatest President.

    • coram nobis

      Donald’s signature always looks like something the Caltech seismograph would produce in a major earthquake.

      • Lizard

        That’s apt.

      • Jefe5084

        or a nuclear bomb detonation.

  • Jeb
  • Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

    • JCF

      [I don’t smoke]

      Wank it if you need it!

  • Dear Vice President Mike Pence,

    Okay, fine! We may very well get around to impeaching you someday, but for right now, fucking call that Very Special Cabinet meeting and do what needs doing. Invoke the 25th Amendment. It’s almost certainly a slam-dunk Congress will uphold it.

    Sincerely,
    Most of America and the World

    p.s. Mr. Mueller, aka “Bobby Three Sticks”: If you’re listening, seriously man, we’re running out of time fast.

    • Lizard

      I finally gave up yesterday and realized that I’d settle for Pence, as horrible as he is, as opposed to getting blown up.

      Actually, this is a good point. Is this not exactly what the fucking 25th amendment was created for?! It has the added bonus of grinding up the works–Drumpf would have a certain amount of time to respond, they’d have a certain time to oppose his opposition, so on and so forth. Impeachment takes months; this is instantaneous.

      • Todd20036

        That’s what I’ve said. I’m finally willing to accept that as bad as pence is, he’s enough of an improvement over Trump that I’d accept him as president.
        He’ll eviscerate LBGT rights and try very hard to make this country a theocracy, but he won’t blow us up.

    • coram nobis

      People in power might to take sides, as “Dr. Strangelove” demonstrated.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GS0WjsoEWU

  • Gil

    I don’t know what ” fire and fury ” means…

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Treant

      (Checks canned goods supply, shrugs and walks away when he realizes he’s 3.2 miles from an international airport).

      • Tor

        Farewell from San Francisco.

        • Talisman

          Downwind of Atlanta….

        • Cuberly

          Yep. Should clear up the foggy overcast day though.

          • Tor

            It’s Fogust.

          • Cuberly

            True, well actually this is the first time it’s felt like a somewhat normal summer.

      • Christopher

        St. Louis says “Later Gators”.

      • CharlestonDave

        I’m just buying more charcoal. I can always barbecue squirrels.

    • Gustav2

      Jina will love that.

    • I can’t even…

      • JCF

        Right there w/ ya.

    • Cuberly

      …and Lindsaybell is moist and dripping at the prospect.

      • Octavio

        She’s also sporting a rather nasty yeast infection. You can smell her for miles and miles.

        • Cuberly

          Ewwwww…..

        • Snarkaholic

          Wow, I thought it was just Low Tide at the bay!

    • Todd20036

      Lindsey, you’re a feckless bastard, and I hope you live long enough to see the results of your inaction

  • Clive Johnson

    The trumpanzees pant hoot and slap the ground in excitement as their strong man, their fantasy view of themselves projected onto the orange twittler, talks tough. Utterly ignorant of diplomacy, of constructive dialogue, of any strategy higher than showing one’s fist, the trumpanzee is elated, because the United States now expresses their life frustrations by being the ‘tough guy’ on the block.

    • Gustav2

      I’m for anything that gets Jeremy Clarkson off the telly.

  • Jefe5084
  • Harveyrabbit
  • CJAS

    They got an approval rating bump. So, of course they’re keep this thing going.

  • bambinoitaliano

    OMG! OMG! Fire and Fury got me rating!! Okay okay, give me something more. Like I’m gonna blow this fucking planet up! Ummmmmm into dust? Ashes? Like end of human race?!! Give me more! Give me bigger words!

    • Gustav2

      Biggly words.

      • Lizard

        The best words!!!1!

  • Clive Johnson
    • Treant

      The monkey says, “Fire and fury!”

    • Carl

      If he walks up to me with it and says “ring ring” I am totally not answering that shit.

  • Richard, another Canuck

    I guess he is trying to get his polling numbers up some more.

  • coram nobis

    The Chinese are starting to signal their disquiet. Donald makes vulgar tweets; the Chinese start making hints. The latter should be more alarming.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/chinese-media-warn-trumps-war-of-words-with-north-korea-could-spiral-out-of-control

    Hu Xijin, the outspoken editor of the Global Times, a nationalist Communist party-controlled tabloid, claimed the US would come off worse from any military clash with North Korea since it had far more to lose.

    • Lizard

      We attack North Korea, China attacks us. World War III.

  • Great. Two children with nuclear bombs. Just great. Thank you, all those who voted for Trump.

    • JCF

      Or voted 3rd party/didn’t vote.

  • bkmn

    If you want to get tough on North Korea you have to take on China and Russia and he is too much of a pussy to do that.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Awful human being continues to act like an awful human being. (“Well, at least he’s projecting *strength*!” [insert head-slap noise])

  • Ernest Endevor

    When do we hear from the grown-ups?

    • Lizard

      In this administration? What grown-ups?

  • Octavio

    A prescient animation worth watching in these nuclear end times.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1S5pAF1YYA

  • KnownDonorDad
    • Halou

      Dragons are too smart to listen to what he has to say.

      • But nuclear bombs aren’t.

  • Jerry Kott

    he has overstayed his welcome. Who gives a shit what his minions feel, he is elected to serve those he despises. He has damaged this Nation from the inside out. He is a paper tiger who doesn’t give a shit about anyone but himself and his DNA.

  • Halou

    If only the State Department didn’t have it’s budget slashed 30% and it’s staff decimated, perhaps there might be some diplomatic assets that could be relied upon.

  • While I am concerned that Trump is escalating tensions, what he is doing “out in the open” really is not much different from what the Clinton administration was doing in direct negotiations back in the 1990’s.

    Unfortunately GW Bush (and Dick Cheney) screwed the pooch once they got into office.

    The Kim Dynasty is interested in ONE THING – the continued control of NK by the Kim Dynasty. The main reason they want and now have nukes, is that they “know” that the combined forces of the US and SK would roll right over them, and they are not sure the Chinese would atop it the way they did when they came en masse over the Yalu River in the 1950’s.

    It does not help that the GWB and DJT administrations have both made the NK government feel afraid and insecure. That being said, I do not believe that NK would even consider a nuclear first strike (unless we did invade), and though I worry about their plan to launch four missiles to impact the ocean near Guam, I don’t think those will be nuclear-tipped. I think the exercise would be more of a “shot across the bow” though I think Trump could react very badly to it.

    At this point, they have nukes, and there is not going to be any way to put the genie back into the bottle, especially since our assurances to Ukraine (which did voluntarily give up their deterrent) turned out to be toothlessly worthless.

    The key to unwinding the tensions is to recognize the fact that they have nukes, and provide assurances that aslong as they are used solely as a “deterrent” that there will be no hostile moves by the U.S. – NK has to stop being a rogue nation – the sanctions have to end, and trade relations must improve.

  • Orly

    blah blah blah. Now, about that investigation into your collusion with Russia during the election…

    • -M-

      Also the incompetence, insanity, and criminality in office.

  • ColdCountry

    Oh, terrific. The first blather gave him a ratings bump, so now he’s going to ratchet it up. We are so fucked.

  • Dave B
  • CharlestonDave

    He’s like a drunken fraternity bro who insists on shotgunning another beer before he gets into the pissing contest.

  • Paul

    If Trump wants to destroy NK, he should buy it and build Trump casinos on it.

  • fahvel

    this psycopath is going to try to something really terrifying in order to divert attention away from his own miserable self and the people of the usa are going to be the victims.. Where they hell is any sanity in the congress? They can’t all be oblivious to the fact that the pres is a crazy fkt up piece or dog leftovers.

  • Gianni

    The interesting thing to me is that talk like that coming from the President is what the North Korean government clearly understands. Sensible, mature, attempts at coming to some sort of understanding is just not comprehensible to the NK leaders. They have, for years, blustered and threatened continuously. Yet when they suddenly get those threats thrown back in their faces, they sit up and take notice. I don’t know if Donnie’s tack will prove more right than the moderate attempts by past administrations, but it’s obvious that the NK’s are listening and thinking about their own safety now.