Trump supporters: Let them eat cake

Enough about the human traffic cone. It’s time to go after the supporters of the human traffic cone:

I cannot believe we’re now at the point where political cakes are national news. And in the case of one representing the corrupt crimson crybaby, it was probably made of teeny, tiny ladyfingers.

But if I’m getting this right, in alt-right land:

1) Not making a wedding cake for a gay couple = religious freedom.
2) Not making a cake for a Trump sympathizer = denial of my freedom of speech.

(Yeah, and don’t even try to tell me there’s no way I could know that the strumplette here would be on the side of bakers who refuse to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple. If you can’t figure that out, you must be one of those “undecideds” who shouldn’t be allowed to vote.)

Time to quote the Rude Pundit (Proudly lowering the level of political discourse):

Anyone who thinks that Republican presidential candidate and walking traffic cone Donald Trump is prepared to handle the security of the nation is too fucking dumb to reason with and would probably be left in the snow to die if we lived in the Arctic.

And just to back that statement up, the nuck fugget gave an “important national security speech” today. Leading up to it, he said he had a plan to deal with the scumbag terrorist group ISIS (which by the way deserves every bit of hell we rain down on them):

Even as Trump has warned against military interventions, he delivered an aggressive — and difficult to reconcile — prescription for combating the Islamic State. He reiterated Wednesday that, if elected, he would give U.S. generals 30 days to present a plan to defeat the Islamic State. He stressed that his strategy would be multifaceted and would go after not just Islamic State fighters on the ground in Syria and Iraq, but also their financial and information networks.

Trump’s approach broadly tracks with that of the Obama administration, which has conducted thousands of airstrikes against the Islamic State while backing local forces on the ground in retaking territory seized by the militants.

So that’s his plan? Ask the generals what to do? In other words, do what Obama is doing? Is he a moron for not knowing that his plan is Obama’s? Or are his followers morons for believing he actually had a plan?

(Sorry. I’m getting angrier every day I see polls indicating the presidential race is getting tighter. If this pseudo psycho heartbreak of psoriasis doesn’t lose in a landslide, we’re doomed as a nation.)

This happened 71 years ago today

On Aug. 6, 1945, 140,000 people were killed when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

Meanwhile, the Republican party has nominated a rust-colored ball of gas posing as a human who wonders why we build nuclear weapons if we’re not going to use them:

This coming election means something, folks. Take it seriously.

Every nuclear explosion since 1945

This is bizarre. The most nuked place in the world is the United States, but the Russians and Chinese are crazier than we are. Americans play with kilotons with a few megatons in the Pacific, but Russians and Chinese mess with megatons on land. Didn’t that 50 megaton Tsar Bomba in 1961 freak you out?

If not, here’s what those explosions really look like:

And those little bursts at the end from North Korea aren’t reassuring.

It’s a wonder we all aren’t glowing in the dark.

Peace in our time

Armed conflict seems to be the preferred means of dealing with international issues by at least one political party in the U.S. But, as the narrator says in this video, “That’s so 20th century.”

And yes, the video is correct about King Leopold II of Belgium. He was a war criminal, even though he never declared war on the Congo. He ranks up there with Hitler and Stalin in mass murder, and no one seems to know that. Read “King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa” by Adam Hochschild for a fascinating history on the evil of colonialism.