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The Nuclear Briefcase 

There can be no action or event more symbolic of the demise of the nation-state than the President of the US letting a bunch of drunk jerks get photographed and Facebooked with the nuclear briefcase. 

But as long as people are entertained by the news of federal authorities hunting and deporting a bunch of waiters and lawn mowers, they will actually believe that this administration is all about strengthening and not dismantling the nation-state. 

It’s weird for me to see how easily people hate somebody who is poorer and more miserable than they are and how incapable they are of directing their anger against the rich and the bratty. I can’t muster any animosity against the illegal Carloses and Marias because hell, they are just trying to stay afloat any way they can. Legal, illegal – they are just a bunch of poor schmucks. 

But the rich fuckers footballing the nuclear briefcase between bouts of drunken laughter- the rage I feel against them is enormous. 

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14 thoughts on “The Nuclear Briefcase 

  1. Stringer Bell on said:

    This is the respect Trump has for his office and for his country. Dragging a visiting head of state to some chump’s wedding. Holding a state visit in his own private club, calling it the ‘Winter White House’ (after raising the membership dues from $100k to $200k the moment you became president).

    Dreidel: this man is pissing in your face, and you’re loving it.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/319245-trump-abe-stop-by-wedding-of-top-donor-during-mar-a-lago-visit

    “Trump reportedly brought Abe into a wedding that was going on at the club’s Grand Ballroom.

    The president grabbed the microphone and delivered some impromptu remarks.

    “I saw them out on the lawn today and I said to the prime minister of Japan,” Trump said, according to CNN and New York Magazine. “I said, ‘Come on, Shinzo, lets go over and say hello.’ ”

    “They’ve been members of this club for a long time. They’ve paid me a fortune,” the president said, according to CNN. “

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    • And he hasn’t yet been in office a month.

      But hey, Hillary’s emails, man. That was the real crime.

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      • Stringer Bell on said:

        ‘Lock her up!’, chanted Michael Flynn in Trump rallies as he was literally getting paid by Putin to undermine his own government’s sanctions against Russia. And god knows what else. This unhinged, corrupt moron being the National Security Adviser, what a joke.

        I bet there’ll be no investigation into it. Apparently he said sorry and that’s enough.

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        • And hey, what ever happened with Trump’s signature “you are fired!”? How weak is he that he can’t even fire this fucker? How come he’s just allowed to resign like he’s some honorable person here?

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          • Stringer Bell on said:

            But he did fire Sally Yates last month who warned the administration that Flynn was compromised. Oh what a bombastic you’re-fired letter that was.

            Btw, RT_American tweeted that Flynn ‘retired’. Haha, these people.

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    • Dreidel on said:

      “Dreidel: this man is pissing in your face, and you’re loving it.”

      Ah, Stringer Boy! People like you are the ones doing the pissing — all over yourself — because you’re just SO VERY UPSET!!!! about how silly Trump is.

      What I’m loving is your hysterical, panicky “It’s the end of life as we know it!” reaction. 🙂 🙂 Take a deep breath and chill out.

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  2. Shakti on said:

    IOKIYAR, people. IOKIYAR.

    I can’t help but think this is an extension of the dysfunctional family business. When you have so many important people you’re not willing to fire or censure, how can you fire the right people at the right time? There is no comprehension of who should stay and who should go. You end up firing competent people you don’t like or are scapegoating and promoting and coddling people who you like and are related to. When such incompetent people are at the center of everything, the enterprise suffers.

    With so many people who work for businesses or small businesses, I can’t fathom how this dynamic escaped so many people.

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    • The point about the small business, family businesses, is key, truly key, but people lie to themselves about what really goes on. I have learned that the phrase “We are like a family,” always presented as good news, is bad news.

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  3. Shakti on said:

    It’s weird for me to see how easily people hate somebody who is poorer and more miserable than they are and how incapable they are of directing their anger against the rich and the bratty.
    Kiss up, kick down is usually an excellent hierarchy survival skill.

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