Yes, they are as bad as you thought they were:
Yes, they are as bad as you thought they were:
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.
“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview ahead of his 100th day in office on Saturday. …
The Trump administration on Wednesday declared North Korea “an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.” It said it was focusing on economic and diplomatic pressure, including Chinese cooperation in containing its defiant neighbor and ally, and remained open to negotiations.
U.S. officials said military strikes remained an option but played down the prospect, though the administration has sent an aircraft carrier and a nuclear-powered submarine to the region in a show of force.
Any direct U.S. military action would run the risk of massive North Korean retaliation and huge casualties in Japan and South Korea and among U.S. forces in both countries.
In the meantime, the pudgy psycho babyman in North Korea is sending this out into the world:
On a personal note, I spend most of my time about a mile from the U.S. Capitol, so the end of this video is not anything I ever want to see.
But we’re in a world of incompetent petulant babymen who are obsessed with showing the world how big their baby penises are.
So, yes. We should be very worried.
In the meantime, one of Hookerpiss’s favorite media outlets is reporting this:
It only goes downhill from here.
This happened this week (from the Los Angeles Times)
In a sign of rising labor tensions in Hollywood, members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly Monday to authorize a strike just a week before the union’s contract is set to expire May 1.
Although the vote is largely seen as a negotiating tactic to put pressure on the studios, it moves the union one step closer to a work stoppage that would have widespread repercussions throughout the film and TV industry.
The guild said 96.3% of the 6,310 writers who cast ballots voted in favor of the measure, which gives leaders the authority to call a strike if negotiations fail. The union said 67.5% of eligible WGA members voted, describing it as “a historic turnout.” The union has nearly 13,000 members.
During the last writers walkout in 2007, members voted 90% in favor of granting a strike authorization.
They might want to reconsider, because someone has downloaded screenplays into a computer and let AI come up with a script. I’m not kidding.
Here’s the first result:
And here’s the second:
I’ve said it before. When Skynet becomes self-aware, we are screwed. But even more screwed than we would have been a year ago, because Skynet is going to look at the orange babyman and his supporters and say, “Hell, no!”
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Wednesday that her planned speech at the University of California at Berkeley this week was canceled amid mounting concerns about potentially violent protests.
Coulter said in an email that the Young America’s Foundation canceled her appearance scheduled for Thursday, ordering her not to go to the Berkeley campus. The university realized that the group “wasn’t serious and dropped ongoing negotiations over a room,” she wrote. “Everyone who should be for free speech has turned tail and run.”
The university sent a message to the campus community Wednesday in the midst of uncertainty over whether, or when, Coulter might come to campus. After the university originally canceled her speech for Thursday and instead invited her to speak there next week, Coulter had vowed to speak anyway; with the university not offering a venue, campus Republican groups had been discussing her possibly appearing on a public plaza, where security would have been challenging.
I think Coulter is a troll and her followers are brainless meat puppets who love having her vomit into their head cavities. (Big reveal: There’s nothing Coulter can say that I would want to hear.)
But the baby fascists told mama Nazi not to show up because the mean liberals wouldn’t provide a venue, that Coulter and her minions were going to trash?
She doesn’t need the university to give her a room. If her free speech rights are so important to her, why doesn’t she just hop on a bus, walk to the middle of the campus, rear up on her hind quarters and spew? Is she under physical restraint? Did someone chain her to her dungeon?
Is she afraid to show up?
Because people who believe in free speech, and not out to make a cheap buck off of drooling pump trumpets and rushbots, will go into a dangerous environment and put their lives on the line.
Here’s how it’s done:
So, Ann, I dare you to go to Berkeley, I double dare you, you cheap grifter.
And while we’re on the subject of conspiracy theories (via Jezebel):
Chobani—the Greek yogurt manufacturer owned by Hamdi Ulukaya—has filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his inflammatory website InfoWars, claiming that Jones’s network (which includes a blog and YouTube channel) falsely connected the Chobani factory, which is based in Twin Falls, Idaho and makes a practice out of hiring refugees, to the sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.
The company says that Jones has repeatedly ignored requests to remove slanderous statements, which include blaming a child’s sexual assault on Chobani’s refugee employees and claiming that she was raped at knifepoint by a group of Syrian men. (A child was in fact sexually assaulted, though not raped by the legal definition, by two minors from Iraq and Sudan. The perpetrators were not refugees employed by Chobani.) InfoWars also asserted that Chobani employees were responsible for a “500 percent increase in tuberculosis in Twin Falls,” a claim with no merit.
Meanwhile, I believe Rupert Murdoch drinks the blood of virgins to stay alive. Makes as much sense as deadly yogurt companies.
So, blamers are full of anger. Lot’s of anger at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. these days.