Agent Orange Wants More Radioactive Toys

From Reuters:

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity.

In his first comments about the U.S. nuclear arsenal since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump was asked about a December tweet in which he said the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity “until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

Trump said in the interview he would like to see a world with no nuclear weapons but expressed concern that the United States has “fallen behind on nuclear weapon capacity.”

“I am the first one that would like to see … nobody have nukes, but we’re never going to fall behind any country even if it’s a friendly country, we’re never going to fall behind on nuclear power.

“It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack,” Trump said.

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Some People Don’t Know That the ACA and Obamacare Are the Same Thing

This was posted by the Trumpgrets Tumblr back on January 9th… I saw it then, but never thought to share it here.

It’s good to remember just how ignorant many in these United States are… (note: the caption and alt-text are copied from the specific Trumpgrets post)

facebook exchange where an anonymous user opines: i am not on obamacare. my health insurance is through the aca (affordable care act) which was what they had to come up with before obamacare crashed and burned as bad as it did. so i am going to be fine.

facebook exchange where an anonymous user opines: i am not on obamacare. my health insurance is through the aca (affordable care act) which was what they had to come up with [after] obamacare crashed and burned as bad as it did. so i am going to be fine.

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No One Will Miss 2016

So… I originally had this idea to do a 2016 retrospective timeline, highlighting the tiny bit of good and the ridiculously huge amount of bad. But there was so much that this would have had to have been a multi-post series, and I don’t feel like doing that. Then I thought that I would just highlight the major events in politics and deaths, and devote some time to the US’s racist, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, murderous police force. But even that turns out to be more of a daunting task then I’m willing to take on.

So, instead, I’m going to share some thoughts, some links, a book for you to read, and a video that many of you probably already saw, but I want to share again, anyways. Sadly, I’m afraid I won’t be able to end this post with hope. While I am a cynic first and foremost, I’ve always worked hard to balance that out with optimism, always deliberately assuming that a human being I meet for the first time is fundamentally good (before they inevitably prove me wrong). I hate being a downer, and I really hate bringing other people down with me.

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?!?

Are we about to elect Donald Trump as our next president?

No. This… this cannot be happening.

Why is this happening? How can this be happening?

Why are we letting it happen?

I don’t want this. Why does this have to happen?

Please please please let it just be a scare. I can’t do this. And I’m fucking white. I’m a fucking white man. But my friends?

People I love?

For them.

This can’t happen. It has to be stopped.