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Sunday, August 25, 2019

President Trump has suggested multiple times to senior Homeland Security and national security officials that they explore using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes from hitting the United States, according to sources who have heard the president's private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments.

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My gob has been smacked senseless and is now simply an ob. I wonder how many other BS insane ideas travel through the vacuous synapses of this President?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-08-25 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I suppose donald doesn't know that a hurricane has a few orders of magnitude more power than a nuke?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-25 07:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#2

"Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea."
Ya think.....?

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-08-25 07:19 PM | Reply

Ya think.....?

I do, but then I'm not donald.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-25 07:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"...the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems."

I certainly hope they used Hurricane Sandy as the prime example.

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 07:25 PM | Reply

You know that just adds energy to the hurricane, right Trump? But hey, radioactive hurricanes do get more press than a sharknado or something, so it is a win for you at least.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-08-25 07:28 PM | Reply

and cause devastating environmental problems.

You think Illegitimate President Bucket of ---- would care?

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-08-25 07:43 PM | Reply

Once again Trump says something outrageouos and once again his little puppets are all atither and dancing to his tune.

You know he reads this stuff and his enormous ego even gets more enourmous knowing his power over the brainless who should just ignore him.

Obviously he's not going to huke a hurricane. But he got the reaction he was seeking mentioning it.

Trump owns you guys and he knows it even if y'all don't.

#8 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 08:29 PM | Reply

He was talking about the Miami Hurricanes, and quite frankly, it's a legitimate question.

However, the Gators handled them yesterday, so...false alarm.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-25 08:32 PM | Reply

"But he got the reaction he was seeking mentioning it."

He was speaking to his National Security officials.

"Trump owns you guys and he knows it even if y'all don't."

My irony meter just pegged.

#10 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He was speaking to his National Security officials. "

So? He got the reaction he wanted.

If he was serious, he'd be asking the feasibility of it of weather people, not NSA people.

He owns y'all.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 08:44 PM | Reply

"So? He got the reaction he wanted."

Yeah: that turn polishers would have to order yet another freight car of shine.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 08:50 PM | Reply

"He owns y'all."

They aren't the ones doing the polishing.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 08:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They aren't the ones doing the polishing.

#13 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

You're probably right. But that doesn't mean y'all aren't dancing puppets when he pulls the strings.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 08:52 PM | Reply

"when he pulls the strings."

Trump seemed not to understand nuclear fallout. Do you think he was gaslighting his NatSec officers, just to pwn the librulz?

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 08:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"But he got the reaction he was seeking mentioning it."

He wants people to think he's stupid?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

" Do you think he was gaslighting his NatSec officers, just to pwn the librulz?

#15 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

I have no idea what he thinks except that he loves watching his puppets dance and will say whatever it takes for them to do it. He monstrous ego needs to be fed daily and his puppets do that for him by dancing whenevery he says something outrageous.

Look, I understand it's painful to admit that one is a foregone conclusion and is a toy to an ultrarich egomaniac, but nonetheless, anyone who engages in "oooh, did you hear what Trump said today" rhetoric is exactly that.

Rush Limbaugh could play this game extremely well, too. And like Trump, his haters fed his big ego.

#17 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:03 PM | Reply

Trump owns you guys and he knows it even if y'all don't.
#8 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Says the guy who spends 24/7 deflecting for him.

You're a useful idiot for Trump.

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 09:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He wants people to think he's stupid?

#16 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

It would appear so.

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:03 PM | Reply

"You're a useful idiot for Trump.

#18 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Brilliant rejoinder. Now get ready to take Trump's next piece of bait which should be coming along in a few hours. Don't forget your dancing shoes.

#20 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:06 PM | Reply

"Trump owns you guys and he knows it even if y'all don't.
#8 | POSTED BY GOATMAN"

Because we think he's stupid?
Not seeing it.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:06 PM | Reply

"Not seeing it.

#21 | POSTED BY SNOOFY "

C'est la vie.

#22 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:08 PM | Reply

It's weird how pretty much every leftie, and a sizable number of righties, acknowledge that Trump is a huge egomaniac who needs constant attention. Yet the left refuses to face the fact that he is feeding his ego with them. If not them, then exactly how is he feeding his monstrous ego?

#23 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:16 PM | Reply

Orange Man crazy.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-25 09:18 PM | Reply

exactly how is he feeding his monstrous ego?
#23 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Could be the righties who show up to his never ending campaign rallies to blow him.

You know. The one who voted for him and constantly stroke his ego.

And then there's the ones who indirectly stroke his ego by supporting him every chance they get by trying to. Penalize his behavior. Like many on the DR.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 09:22 PM | Reply

Penalize his behavior = trivialize his behavior

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 09:23 PM | Reply

"Yet the left refuses to face the fact that he is feeding his ego with them."

Trump is not reading the DR.
Nobody is feeding his ego here.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:24 PM | Reply

"And then there's the ones who indirectly stroke his ego by supporting him every chance they get by trying to. Penalize his behavior. Like many on the DR.

#25 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

And then there are the ones who dance when he pulls their strings. I see it here every day. I see it in real life every day.

#28 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:24 PM | Reply

"trivialize his behavior"

Amen brother.

Why talk about Trump when you can talk about Trump owning the libs?

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And then there are the ones who dance when he pulls their strings. I see it here every day. I see it in real life every day.
#28 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

The only dancers are the ones scrambling to explain how his behavior is normal. Not a big deal. To be expected.

The rest of us say, "my goodness he's an idiot."

Then fools come in to screech about how he's a victim of misinterpretation, how it's really still all Obama's fault, how everything Trump is doing is fine.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 09:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everything either feeds Trump's ego or wounds it. Another sign of insanity.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-25 09:32 PM | Reply

"The only dancers are the ones scrambling to explain how his behavior is normal.

#30 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Then you turn a blind eye to reality. This thread is a perfect example. Trump said something outrageous and within minutes Tomyroma had a thread up about it.

If that's not a puppet dancing, I don't know what is.

As I said, I understand that it must suck to be a foregone conclusion, but if you're going to dance when Trump orders you to, learn to accept that you are .

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:33 PM | Reply

"If that's not a puppet dancing, I don't know what is."

It's only puppet dancing if Trump understood fallout before he asked the question. Otherwise it's turd polishing.

#33 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 09:40 PM | Reply

"Why talk about Trump when you can talk about Trump owning the libs?

#29 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

Translation: "Please stop pointing out that whenever Trump says something outrageous, we libs jump!"

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:40 PM | Reply

"It's only puppet dancing if Trump understood fallout before he asked the question. Otherwise it's turd polishing.

#33 | POSTED BY DANFORTH zzzzzzzzzz'

Nope, it's dancing. Like my dad used to tell me when my sister did somethout outrageous to evoke a reaction, "Ignore them". Of course this advice doesn't work when Trump has an audience of hundreds of millions and will always get the reaction his huge ego craves.

Again I understand the bruising your own ego takes coming to grips with being a Trump enabler. But Trump doesn't mind.

#35 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:44 PM | Reply

Am I supposed to be ashamed or something that when Trump says stupid things, libs call out his stupidity?

Are you?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:46 PM | Reply

"Nope, it's dancing."

Not if Trump was serious and clueless.

"Again I understand the bruising your own ego..."

Now my irony meter exploded.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 09:50 PM | Reply

""Nope, it's dancing."

Not if Trump was serious and clueless.

#37 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

As long as it helps you sleep better, that's fine. Trump doesn't care. He just like seeing you guys jump.

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:53 PM | Reply

"As long as it helps you sleep better, that's fine. "

Now my replacement irony meter exploded. Nice werk!

#39 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 09:55 PM | Reply

"Now my replacement irony meter exploded. Nice werk!

#39 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Trump doesn't care how many irony meters you go through. He says something outrageous. You jump. That's all he cares.

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 09:58 PM | Reply

This thread is a perfect example. Trump said something outrageous and within minutes Tomyroma had a thread up about it.

Tony posted something related to the thread and you cane in here to attack him?

Congratulations tiny dancer!

If that's not a puppet dancing, I don't know what is.
#32 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Oh I agree. When it comes to dancing, you've definitely got some moves.

#41 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 10:01 PM | Reply

#40
Too rich. He says something outrageous. You polish. That's all he cares.

Do you not see it, or do you see it and not care?

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 10:01 PM | Reply

"Trump doesn't care how many irony meters you go through. "

He's not the one pegging them.

#43 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-25 10:04 PM | Reply

"He's not the one pegging them.

#43 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

I didn't say he was. I said he doesn't care how many you go through. Reading is fundamental.

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 10:06 PM | Reply

"He's not the one pegging them.
#43 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

I didn't say he was.
#44 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Trump doesn't care how many irony meters you go through. He says something outrageous. You jump. That's all he cares.
#40 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Goat. You're such a bad liar.

You lie, you troll, you play victim.

No wonder you like trump so much. He's you, with a few extra billion in his bank account.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-25 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Goat. You're such a bad liar.

POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

You are right. It's because I have so little experience with it. Practice makes perfect which probably explains why you are so good at it.

BUt hey, I'll add it to the list. Let's see: I accept your self declared victor, I'm crying, I'm a bad liar. Um, I forget the rest, but whatever your fragile self esteem needs, I'll concure.

#46 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 10:17 PM | Reply

"This thread is a perfect example. Trump said something outrageous and within minutes Tomyroma had a thread up about it."

Well someone has to.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Thank you for being vigilant, TonyRoma.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 10:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Thank you for dancing, Tonyroma"

Donald Trump

#48 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 10:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ever since Trump became president he has been trying to figure out a way to use all those nukes he's now in control of.

#49 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-08-25 10:45 PM | Reply

He breaks treaties...
Losing a trade war....
Destroying NATO....
Got butthurt because he couldn't be greenland...
Trying to start a race war...
Payed off a porn star...
Can't have any witnesses when he meets with Putin...
Now he wants to nuke hurricanes?

This clown has to be an enemy agent.

#50 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-08-25 10:55 PM | Reply

The worse thing for me when I read this was that people around him were reportedly horrified at the idea the first time he brought it up.
But they didn't say a word.
Then be brought it up again, and they didn't say "Sir, that really isn't practical." They again said nothing.

One of his idiots rationalized it, like his turd-polishers on this thread, with the "(h)is goal " to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland " is not bad, "(h)is objective is not bad" crap. You know that person didn't say a word to Trump, either. Even though the next line was how it's good to have a President ask questions. HINT: Not if no one says anything!

So Trump goes on repeating this beyond stupid idea again.

And the only people that aren't laughing at the United States are the people in the United States.
The Trumplicans because they're as dumb, blind, and/or infatuated with him as he is with himself, and the rest of us because we're horrified.

#51 | Posted by YAV at 2019-08-25 11:14 PM | Reply

Everyone will forget this by tomorrow when he pulls the other puppet strings.

#52 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 11:16 PM | Reply

"Thank you for dancing, Goatman"

Tony Roma

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 11:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"#53 | POSTED BY SNOOFY"

Why are you always appointing yourself spokesman for other people. Are you implying they are too stupid to speak for themselves?

#54 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-25 11:29 PM | Reply

Just following your lead.

#55 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 11:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Wed, Aug 3 2016 8:05 AM EDT

"Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can't we use them," Scarborough said.

Obviously, this isn't gospel; it's a thirdhand report of a conversation that may or may not have happened. But it tracks with what Trump has said publicly. When MSNBC's Chris Matthews told Trump in March that presidents shouldn't suggest they might use nukes, as Trump has done repeatedly, the candidate responded with a question: "Then why do we make them?"

www.vox.com

#56 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-26 12:31 AM | Reply

"#56 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

Dances for Trump

#57 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-26 12:35 AM | Reply

And now for our moment of Zen:

HurricaineNukingHat @Popehat

Trump: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Trumpalos: lol losers he's just doing it to get a rise out of u and also he's objectively right if you weren't biased you'd see Cthulhu DOES wait dreaming this is how you get Trump
6:08 PM - 23 Aug 2019

#58 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-08-26 01:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

From the Twitters:

You need chaos to fight chaos. Drop Trump into the eye. I guarantee the hurricane will tap out within three minutes.

Roger That (@RogerTh47521165)
August 25, 2019

#59 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-26 04:14 AM | Reply

"But he got the reaction he was seeking mentioning it."

He wants people to think he's stupid?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-25 09:02 PM | Reply

Obviously according to turd polisher extraordinaire.

#60 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-08-26 06:43 AM | Reply

The bloated------------ should construct a massive fan to blow the hurricanes off course.

#61 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-08-26 06:47 AM | Reply

This has never been tried.
People scoffed at the idea of fire once.

#62 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-08-26 08:29 AM | Reply

#61, He would, but they cause wind cancer.

#63 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-08-26 09:15 AM | Reply

Trump seemed not to understand nuclear fallout. Do you think he was gaslighting his NatSec officers, just to pwn the librulz?

#15 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-08-25 08:58 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 1

And why is the world's greatest businessman wasting taxpayer dollars on this? If it is a joke (I mean, it IS a JOKE -- but he wasn't joking) then don't have National Security officials waste their time on it generating responses to complete nonsense.

#64 | Posted by anton at 2019-08-26 09:21 AM | Reply

Quoting Trump is going to be like Elvis sightings. 200 years from now the stupid media is going to release articles like "An anonymous source says Trump wants to dance with daffodils" and everyone on the other side is going to believe it word for word and take it as gospel. The idea of bombing hurricanes is actually scientific and has good backing science. A bomb can release whatever you want it to, so if they can find a way for it to release a substance that can weigh the air down, or cause it to increase the barometric pressure, etc. it is possible that bombing it would work. This is actually from scientists. But I guess they aren't Democrat scientists so of course Liberals will dismiss it completely, while still saying everyone should believe every word of climate change because IT'S FROM SCIENTISTS!!

Who knows if seeding hurricanes via bombs actually could ever work. The point is, Presidents have been asking this question as a seeding question, not as a "Hey, let's drop a bunch of nuclear material in a force of wind" format, for many terms going back before most of us were alive...mainly because they have to be given all sides of the research. It's just sad that so many people in this country are so hate-filled that they want to ruin the country more than they want solutions, if those solutions are even hinted at by the side they don't like.

#65 | Posted by humtake at 2019-08-26 12:14 PM | Reply

#65 | Posted by humtake at 2019

Donald Trump doesn't know what fallout is.

#66 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-26 12:22 PM | Reply

"Who knows if seeding hurricanes via bombs actually could ever work."

Scientists
Physicists
Mathmeticians
Clilmate Experts
...need more?

#67 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-26 12:23 PM | Reply

Then you turn a blind eye to reality. This thread is a perfect example. Trump said something outrageous and within minutes Tomyroma had a thread up about it.

#32 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

So? Why is that bad for me (or for liberals in general)?

Now, I know why you THINK it is bad. You are a Republican. Republicans can't actually accomplish anything, so they only pleasure they have in life now is "owning libs". Anything that makes "libs" feel bad, makes you feel good. And anything that makes libs feel good, makes you feel bad.

But I, and most liberals, are not like that. We are used to winning, to getting things accomplished. So we don't have to rely on childish bullying to feel like we accomplished something and feel good about ourselves (last I looked the ACA was still there, and "the wall" was not).

So, I DON'T CARE if Trump gets his Jollies off on having people talk about him. I DON'T CARE if me pointing out how idiotic his ideas (and by extension, the ideas of the Republican Party, since he is the leader of it) are inflates his little snowflake ego and makes him have good fee-fees. Trump is really not important. He is just one (childish, narcissistic, and over all crappy) human being.

What MATTERS is the (from their voting record, probably childish, narcissistic, and overall crappy) people who voted for him and continue to support him. Are you saying that it makes THEM happy when "libs" point out how idiotic and unworkable Trump's ideas are? That they take pleasure and pride in TRUMP'S EGO being inflated. Because that is the only thing that really matters. The Republican Party under Trump has shown that they can't accomplish anything significant in government (the only significant thing he COULD accomplish before the end of his term would only be due to luck/timing if another SC justice needed to be replaced). So all that I care about is whether he is able to be re-elected in a year.

So, are YOU saying things like this (idiotic ideas like nuking Hurricanes) make YOU more likely to vote for him in a year. That him saying things like this make you happy and proud to have him as your president.

Or, are you saying that YOU are above all this (that you are SUPERIOR to them), but the average Republican voter is shallow enough that they take pleasure in him "trolling libs", even if it is just "trolling" them to point out just how idiotic his obviously idiotic ideas are? And they take such pleasure in it that they are willing to overlook his total lack of accomplishments and actual damage to the well-being of the average American to vote to re-elect him?

Just trying to figure out what EXACTLY you are trying to say about Trump and the Republicans that support him with your claims that our actions are not in our best interests.

#68 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-08-26 01:26 PM | Reply

Trump owns you guys and he knows it even if y'all don't.

#8 | Posted by goatman

The only people he owns are the mindless sycophants who deflect, dodge and interpret "what he really meant" or "is really doing" as if they have the slightest clue.

How about we do what any sane country would have done long ago-get his ass out of office and remove any and all doubt as to whether he's serious or not. Either way, he's unfit for office.

#69 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-26 01:32 PM | Reply

Trump's legions of morons always claim he's playing four dimensional chess every time he says or does something asinine. He doesn't have the intelligence or the attention span to play checkers.

#70 | Posted by anton at 2019-08-26 03:25 PM | Reply

You people are a bunch of suckers.

President Donald Trump responded harshly Monday to a report claiming that he has suggested using nuclear bombs to thwart hurricanes from making landfall in the United States.

Axios reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that Trump has proposed multiple times to senior national security officials that they explore the possibility of using nuclear weapons to prevent hurricanes from making landfall over U.S. soil.

#71 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-08-26 03:42 PM | Reply

Axios reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources, that Trump has proposed multiple times to senior national security officials that they explore the possibility of using nuclear weapons to prevent hurricanes from making landfall over U.S. soil.
#71 | POSTED BY SNIPER

We already have, a while back. Is not promising.

#72 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-08-26 03:58 PM | Reply

Apparently this was actually brought up/looked at back in the late 1950s: Nuking Hurricanes: The Surprising History of a Really Bad Idea

www.nationalgeographic.com

#73 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-08-27 12:09 PM | Reply

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