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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:07 PM

Mark Kelly's 'Deadly Serious' Tweet in Response to Trump's NK Button-Measuring Contest




Mark Kelly @ShuttleCDRKelly
As a pilot in the @USNavy, I was trained to deliver nuclear weapons. EVERYTHING we did with these weapons was deadly serious. No jokes, no threats, no mistakes. Every soldier, sailor, airman and marine gets that. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to discuss this further. twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/948355557022420992 …
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Reply Mark Kelly's 'Deadly Serious' Tweet in Response to Trump's NK Button-Measuring Contest (Original post)
bigtree Jan 3 OP
gratuitous Jan 3 #1
erronis Jan 3 #15
DrDan Jan 3 #16
gratuitous Jan 3 #23
DrDan Jan 3 #25
lunatica Jan 3 #33
cilla4progress Jan 3 #2
rurallib Jan 3 #19
cilla4progress Jan 3 #20
rurallib Jan 3 #21
LittleGirl Jan 3 #24
onetexan Jan 3 #32
grantcart Jan 3 #34
rurallib Jan 4 #37
Name removed Jan 3 #3
Ohiogal Jan 3 #13
spanone Jan 3 #4
thbobby Jan 3 #5
Scarsdale Jan 4 #35
Frustratedlady Jan 3 #6
niyad Jan 3 #7
askyagerz Jan 3 #8
Pachamama Jan 3 #28
askyagerz Jan 3 #31
charlyvi Jan 3 #9
hibbing Jan 3 #10
cp Jan 3 #11
Ohiogal Jan 3 #12
erronis Jan 3 #17
Orrex Jan 3 #18
kairos12 Jan 3 #14
Javaman Jan 3 #22
pnwmom Jan 3 #26
Irish_Dem Jan 3 #27
disalitervisum Jan 3 #29
Fritz Walter Jan 3 #30
Scarsdale Jan 4 #36
Nitram Jan 4 #38

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:10 PM

1. Trump's tweet: Reckless or irresponsible?

Unbelievable that the President of the United States is just kidding around about starting a nuclear exchange, but even worse is the collective shrug from the popular media. Are they so preoccupied with their swell parties and endless lists of who's up and who's down that they don't give a happy rat's ass about the annihilation of all life on the planet?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:50 PM

15. Yup. Unfortunately you have encapsulated too many of the media - thinking about the good times.

Not the news, but what their particular media outlet wants to spew.

Not the facts, but the convenient pre-digested tidbits that follow the outlet's direction - usually based on the $ponsor$s $$$s.

Not the personal integrity, but what can they say/report on that will get them some limelight.

And, yes - there are lots of good-times had at lots of swell parties, dinners, schmoozes.

And then, the hangover of realizing that you've been conned. That you haven't done your journalistic job. That you've taken the one-night stand rather than a "let's get to know each other" relationship.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:53 PM

16. the tweet was covered by both CNN and MSNBC this morning

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Response to DrDan (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:48 PM

23. And they said . . . ?

"Oh, well, it's just Trump rage-tweeting," or some such other dismissive crapulence? Or were they yelling at their viewers to call their Congress critters and get this lunatic removed from office ASAP?

I know which square my money would be on.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:08 PM

25. you're serious, aren't you.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 11:00 PM

33. You should watch both CNN and MSNBC

They are as alarmed about everything Trump does as we are. Really. You should watch them.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:11 PM

2. He would be a

fabulous candidate at any level!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:13 PM

19. Run, Mark, Run!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:17 PM

20. I just tweeted this

to him!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:18 PM

21. his wife may be quite reluctant for him to run

his country could sure use him

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Response to rurallib (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:59 PM

24. Indeed

we are about to 'celebrate' the anniversary of her shooting (about a mile from my home) on the 8th.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:19 PM

32. second that

He would be a wonderful candidate. I hope he does consider running for office.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 07:55 AM

37. very glad to hear that. Thanks

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Response to Name removed (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:13 PM

13. Amen, Anna.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:15 PM

4. K&R...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:17 PM

5. Trump is like a monkey

trying to type Shakespeare. He is just less intelligent. Ravings of a stupid lunatic with nuclear capabilities. Will military leadership save us from the idiot prez? Trusting military to keep the peace is a concept I had not thought of before trump.

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Response to thbobby (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:45 AM

35. Tammy Duckworth

the rep. from Illinois who lost both legs in a helicopter accident while serving, is calling tRump "Cadet Bone Spurs" Very appropriate.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:19 PM

6. Trump's only played with plastic planes and ships, so he doesn't get it.

Someday, when he grows up, maybe he can play with the big boy stuff. Right now, don't mess with his brain. He's still in childhood.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:38 PM

7. I do not forget the orange madman's comment about "we have nukes, why don't we use them"

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 01:45 PM

8. Mark Kelly

2020?

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Response to askyagerz (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:12 PM

28. +1000

I have thought about this many of times...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:24 PM

31. He would make a strong canidate

His credentials would entice a lot of voters. I could definitely see a crazy politician-free 2020 race like Kelly vs. Cuban

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:02 PM

9. He seems to think Trump wasn't serious.

I think the salient and horrifying point is he WAS deadly serious. And insane.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:02 PM

10. The Commander has a strong Twitter game

His brother is fun to follow too.


Peace

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:08 PM

11. Spot on

Hope that all our civil servants and military continue to be devoted to our country and its people.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:12 PM

12. They tell you that Dems have no sense of humor

This has happened to me once or twice when I commented on other sites about Trump's stupid remarks. His cheerleaders tell you that he was just joking and that libs have no sense of humor. wtf? Joke about nuclear war? Well then I guess they're right, I have no sense of humor when it comes to subjects like that.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:55 PM

17. I agree. A sense of humor is frequently only from the perspective of the initiator

Tell the people that lived in the Americas before the onslaught of the Europeans "get a sense of humor".

Tell the captive people that were brought to this continent to serve those Europeans "you need a sense of humor".

Tell the suffragettes, the disenfranchised voters, the minority party in a rigged election "It's just a joke."

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:05 PM

18. When the SF would-be bomber was caught, Trumpers on the local FB page...

posted such enlightened commentary as "He wanted to bomb SF? Why did they stop him?" and "Don't worry Libtards, we'll get you all soon." This was on the 22nd or 23rd of December.

In the process of telling them to go fuck themselves, I explicitly called them false Christians, condemning them for their hypocrisy and for pretending to be Christians on the then-pending holiday.

They called me a snowflake and told me to lighten up because it's just a joke.

I asked them if they would joke if a Muslim had tried to blow up a church.


Every Conservative who is not actively condemning Trump with his every breath is every bit as bad as the most far-right neo-Nazi. Fuck every last one of those idiot racist fuckheads.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:35 PM

14. Vile, draft-dodging shitgibbon has no appreciation for what armed conflict with NK would mean.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 03:20 PM

22. my BIL was in artillery and I asked him one day about nuclear shells...

you can not believe what is involved to load one let alone actually fire one.

it is so complex, and rightly so.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:09 PM

26. I wonder if he's ever considered politics. n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:10 PM

27. Trump is becoming more dangerous every day. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:28 PM

29. Thanks to Captain Kelly for his message

which describes the doctrine of nuclear weapons handling with complete and irrevocable accuracy. I was trained in the use of shipboard nuclear weapons in the navy, and there is no shipboard evolution that is more serious in its execution. I was so stunned upon hearing of trump's gravely irresponsible comment that I had trouble even comprehending its existence.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 06:29 PM

30. Thinking positively... hey its still a new year

I want to believe that the more stable minds at 1600 reconnected the big red button on his desk away from the launch codes, and to ordering another Diet Coke. They — and the rest of our planet’s sentient life forms — are counting on the easily-distracted mind of the Oval Office occupant to not question the outcome of his hitting the button.
If only these same caretakers could disconnect or divert his Twitter outbursts. Yes, I know: fucking unlikely.
<Sigh!>
Mueller Time can’t come soon enough!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 06:51 AM

36. The only good aspect

of this tRump presidency, is that he belongs to the gop. They cheer him on, bow down to him, admire him. Is it because of the Russian $$$, or the blackmail? They are making themselves look as insane as he is.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:58 AM

38. I suspect Trump is playing the Nixon game of the madman as president, willing to do

anything with no holds barred. The theory is that it would scare opponents off because they couldn't predict what the president might do. Of course, it could also result in a preemptive first strike against a US city.

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