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NUCLEAR WAR

“When you’re talking about¬† a ‘major, major conflict,’ what you’re talking about is a nuclear war,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said on CBS’s “This Morning.”

 

17 Responses to “NUCLEAR WAR”

  • KITTY says:

    Well, Bernie, if we’re talking about nuclear war, at least we have a strong president who will deal with it more effectively than Obama ever could. Trump will let his generals fight the battle to win, instead of the feckless impotent measures Obama would take if he were still president. Trump will lead from the front! Not from behind as Chicken Shit Obama did. Trump will fight to win while Obama would send that idiot Kerry to North Korea to broker another deal that would be worse than the one where they gave Iran the bomb. Whether you love Trump or hate him, no country will push us around while he is president. In less than 100 days, he has shown more courage and backbone than Obama did in his eight pitiful years of fighting that hapless junior varsity!

  • DLIMBO says:

    Kitty: Ain’t no winners in this one

  • Eagle says:

    Millions dead in Seoul. Millions dead in North Korea. China destabilized by hundreds of thousands fleeing North Korea. Yeah, that would be a real victory for Trump.

    Give Xi the time he needs to twist Un’s arm. Millions of lives will be saved. Once the oil to North Korea is cutoff and their coal exports frozen out, Un will come around and make a deal. You can bet on it.

  • Eagle says:

    And don’t forget the 28,500 US forces stationed in South Korea. The North has a standing army of over a million men and more than seven million more in the reserves. If Un sends his troops into the South, US casualties will be catastrophic. China is the best way to avoid a bevy of really poor options.

  • Pewkneeler says:

    Richard Nixon explained once why he thought the US would win a nuclear war with Russia. Basically he said: 1) ‘More Russians would be killed than Americans’ [we’re talking hundreds of millions on both sides]. 2) The US would still have some of its infrastructure left as well as ample natural resources to start over. 3) Most of our leadership would survive [living in underground private bunkers for years and years]. 4) Those who survive have the knowledge and experience to rebuild America to its greatness.’
    Doesn’t that make you proud to be an American?!
    In preparation, North Korea, Iran, and whoever else is on Trump’s Twitter spat of the day should start construction of their Nuclear Holocaust Museums now, so that in 100 years from now, when the countries are finally habitable again, they can recount how Trump rose to power by convincing a huge swath of Americans that the only way to peace was through inciting massive fear which ultimately culminated in nuclear war. It will be filled with quotes from Kitty and, sadly, millions of others who think that nuclear war was going to make them feel safe, secure, and so proud of their country. IF killing off millions preserves our “true American life,” tough.
    And people wonder how Hitler got away with the justification of killing millions of Jews. The answer, my friends, can be found in Kitty’s response above.
    Sad.

  • cynical says:

    Our superior military might will keep us out of war (or defeat), but only if our aggressors are convinced that we now have a firm resolve to protect and preserve our American values.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Pew kneeler should do just that. To assume knowing the unknown is speculative horseradish. Kitty is neither right nor wrong.

    Look no further than World History to answer what may or may not happen, because it will happen.

    The answer, trite as it is, is “blowin’ in the wind”.The Kingston Trio did a parody song about this same scenario.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    I am all for diplomacy first, but with the repeated failure of NK’s 2nd missile test, it looks more like “The Mouse that Roared”

    With that, I had a morning with my annual prostate check, Dr. said “It’s still there…soft as a baby’s bottom”…good night.

  • Eagle says:

    Blowing in the Wind isn’t a parody. Written by Bob Dylan, the song is an early protest piece from the early days of the folk movement of the late ’50s.

    A parody is a humorous piece written to entertain. A satire is a piece that delivers a message through humor. The original Kingston Trio was one of the early folk groups that recorded Dylan’s masterpiece, which is bereft of humor. Two (Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard) of the founding members of the Kingston Trio are dead. Only Bob Shane is still alive and living in Phoenix, sent into retirement by a bad heart.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Eagle you scanned my reply too fast. I know Dylan wrote and played the song mentioned…I have the record…I was talking about the Kingston Trio’s PARODY song about war and nuclear strife…it’s really a funny tune that parody’s today’s own atomic helplessness. I think it was called “Fast Fright” …”There’s rioting in Africa, there’s strife in Iran, and what nature doesn’t do to us…will be done by our fellow man…” On the Album The Kingston Trio (Capitol Records)

    I know all about the Trio as I personally knew Nick Reynolds, friend of the family, and at age 9 played a set of tennis with I’m at the Del Coronado Hotel…and at age 11 at the LaJolla Beach and Tennis Club..( he beat me both times 6-1 and 6-3) at east I improved or he just let me..I got to briefly meet with them when they played the Chase Club. Reynolds voice was beginning to go hoarse at that time.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Pardon the typos…^^^

  • Eagle says:

    TC…The song you refer to is not Fast Fright (nor is it Fast Freight or Fast TakeeOutee or Fast fill-in-the-blank.) Nothing fast at all. The song is from the Trio’s second album, “From the Hungry i” and is called “The Merry Minuet,” with the writing credit going to one Sheldon Harnick. The album was recorded in the summer of 1958.

    It was the Trio’s recording of “Tom Dooley” that ushered in the folk revolution. The song was picked up by a deejay in Salt Lake City in 1958 and began giving it lots of air time during the summer. Essentially a two-chord song, Dooley spent October through January in the Billboard Top Ten, selling over three million copies, and becoming, in the estimation of historian Bill Bush, one of that handful of records, such as Elvis’ “Heartbreak Hotel” and the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” a song that transformed the musical landscape. The song was so successful that it even became the basis for a feature film, The Legend of Tom Dooley — a sort of low-budget variant on Love Me Tender — starring Michael Landon as the doomed title character.

    From 1957 until 1963 the Kingston Trio was the most vital and popular folk group in the world. Their success led producers to give other folksingers, including Peter, Paul & Mary, contracts. (The Smothers Brothers started out as a trio singing Kingston Trio songs. Thomas Bolyn Smothers III, the older brother, was the driving force behind the Brothers act.)

    In 1961, Dave Guard broke off from the Trio, founding the long forgotten Whiskeyhill Singers where he was able to make fewer concessions to popular taste and somehow completely disappeared. Guard was replaced with the Trio by John Stewart.

    Today’s Trio, owned by co-founder Bob Shane who was forced to retire by a bad heart, is now a nostalgia act playing at small venues across America.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    Thank you Eagle for your excellent fact-finding and record straightening. I also have the Hungry I album, but since I sold all my stereo equipment about 6 years ago, the only record player I have in in a box that houses a unit that takes vinyl and cassette tapes and puts them on CD format. I did not want to go to all that trouble just to find the tune…I still have most of my albums in the basement.

    You are more than correct about “The Merry Minuet” as I remember on that cut the Trio started out and a member of the audience broke into hysterical laughter at the way the song was unfolding. I just remember the album I mentioned because it held tunes that I quickly remembered such as Little Maggie and Hard ain’t it Hard (to love one that never did love you)

    When the Trio played the Chase, Guard was still with them…and I also have their 1st album featuring Bob Shane, the Stewart addition was my last album from them as I remember.

    After the craze was fading I got interest in Flamenco Guitars artists like Sabicas, and Carlos Montoya…and then after a while I returned to my basic and present musical tastes of Blues/ Delta/Northern- from the 20’s to the 60’s, and now Rock has become Classic Rock…and I have a collection in the high hundreds of titles. Lots I put on CD as I mentioned.

    And so it went.

  • Eagle says:

    TC…Bet you don’t like rap tho. Just a hunch.

  • TOWNCAR says:

    ^^^U R Right about that…Rap is Crap.

  • tommie2tone says:

    bernies a big ol liberal, trumps a poser

  • tits for tat says:

    i love rap! bitches…… i love it all blad eagle is dumb

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