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"Switchblade" - Killer Drone (NBC News video)

(Something we will be sending to Ukraine)


Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Thu Mar 17, 2022, 07:50 AM (6 replies)


He Is THE MAN for This Moment (which most of us had no idea was coming...)

He IS a "strong leader", no matter what the polls say, no matter if he may have stuttered in the 'State of the Union' speech... I voted for "calm steady leadership" and by God, that is what we have now!!!

(Fairly and legitimately elected) President Joe Biden has displayed calm and measured leadership, in the present crisis. which is what I voted for-- and by God, he is delivering it!!!

I had no anticipation of any major international crisis (perhaps I was naive, because of my self-imposed 'news blackout' after the orange guy was installed). I thought the threat of nuclear was was finally in the past, in 2020-2021. The news in the past few days is a very rude awakening--- but I am especially thankful, that the man who has his finger on the nuclear button is not a bleeding drunken cocaine-addled idioit!!!! (He may be a couple years older than the former moron, but age is wisdom!!)

I was far to the left of President Biden... if i had adhered to "ideological purity" I would have voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries.. and I am thankful for Sanders' loyalty to 'the cause' of those of us on the left... but I thought the most important thing was to advance the strongest candidate against Trump in 2020, so I voted for Joe Biden in the Michigan Democratic presidential primary, which Joe Biden won...

and the longer I observe President Biden in office, the more right I realize that I was, in spite of myself!
(but Joe and I are old friends, i supported him in 1988 before his withdrawal... and he WAS shafted by the press, much ado over very little)

Anyway, he is responding to this war crisis in exactly the way that I would have him do.. "calm and measured" and who knows what the former orange cretin would have done in this situation-- either "nothing" or "too much"--- (after all, an all-out nuclear war between the US and Russia would devastate many of the largest cities in the United States--- killing millions of Democrats who would have voted to prevent fascism in this country, is it not so?? Trump would have considered that a victory, and probably correctly).

I think my votes in the 2020 primary and general election were the best votes I ever cast!

(PS I don't know if I 'thank God' or not, it was just something I was raised on, but does not seem consistent with 'science'. You know how it is...)

"Too old" or "dementia addled", BULLSHIT! I am thankful that President Joe Biden is in the White House, and I support him 100%!!!

Who is with me ????

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Sat Mar 12, 2022, 01:19 AM (32 replies)

How old are you, DUers? (poll) Please vote! lol

I was driven to create this poll by the seeming absence of DUers in the late-night hours, so I have my suspicion as to how it will turn out... hell, I would not be awake myself at this time, and lately am not-- except I woke up so early yesterday (5 am) that I fell asleep in the early evening for 5-6 hours, and am thus now awake in the middle of the night... lol

Love you all!

Edit: sorry, I forgot, I am 59 years old... but looking good for my age-- genes from my father. lol

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Sat Mar 5, 2022, 03:50 AM (84 replies)

OK--- but 'how suicidal is he?' (Putin)

(Originally posted as a response to https://democraticunderground.com/100216442875
but so long-winded I thought I may as well make an OP of it-- as I'd appreciate response that is unlikely in some other thread)

God Bless the patriots in Ukraine-- ( or whatever deity, or no deity that you choose to believe in..)

OK--- but 'how suicidal is he?'

It isn't his veiled or not so veiled threats of nuclear war that frighten me-- after all, he is 'smart' and 'savvy' enough to realize that what he threatens is 'mutually assured suicide'-- if not personal suicide (since he could hunker down and survive for a long while), then the mutual suicide of Russia and the United States as superpowers, and as nation-states---

It is the fact that he does not seem entirely rational, in combination with his nuclear threats, which frightens me.
I don't want to die, yet...

As such, I am counting on the courage of the people of Ukraine, as our own 'buffer zone'. I pray for them to inflict so much damage on the Russian armed forces, that Putin will be unable to subsequently mount military aggression against any NATO country afterwards. I realize that this is selfish....but I no longer enjoy 'the immortality of youth'.

The borders of NATO countries is where I draw the line-- where we have actual treaty commitments. If it comes to that, then that is where we must stand firm and ignore his nuclear threats. This gives me a little time to make my own personal arrangements, if I believe they are necessary...

I bought a house in 2020, on the northern edge of a 'tertiary target', my state capitol... I was a 'student' of nuclear bomb effects and a 'survival hobbyist' in the 1980s--- but I thought those days were over when I bought this property. Now I regret not making more of an effort to get well outside of this city....

Now whatever preparations I might make, the whole house would likely come down on me in a major exchange-- and I can't afford to bury a shelter in the backyard... and even if I did, what would I emerge for, afterward?

I hope Putin is "as sane" as the subject of the OP seems to believe.
( https://democraticunderground.com/100216442875 )

I re-watched "The Day After" a few days ago...

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Sat Mar 5, 2022, 03:22 AM (7 replies)

God Bless PRESIDENT Joe Biden !!!

so to speak--- or whatever entity you believe in, or none at all...

MY President did as well as I hoped for tonight, and I have no criticisms.

(It was a long speech which he may have fumbled in a few instances--- but his delivery was better than mine would have been, and I am 20 years younger...)

I was pleasantly surprised, during the early part of the speech, to see so many Republican lawmakers on their feet-- trying to separate themselves from Trump and Tucker Carlson regarding the Russian offensive against Ukraine...

STILL MY CHOICE for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination, if he presents himself.

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Tue Mar 1, 2022, 11:43 PM (15 replies)

The upcoming Republican response....

:::: flush ::::



TFG may have had a point, about the effectiveness of modern toilets to flush down Republican bullshit....

Posted by DemocraticPatriot | Tue Mar 1, 2022, 11:33 PM (35 replies)
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