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(Gizmodo)   Pentagon @ 5:56AM: Oh god, Trump is going to get all of us killed in a nuclear holocaust. Pentagon @ 6:05AM: Ohh, he's just banning transgenders from the military. Wait...WTF?   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-07-27 09:45:53 AM  
He has a flair for dramatic tension, I'll give him that.
 
2017-07-27 09:47:10 AM  
There's no conscientious objectors that could save us.  Trump can launch nukes on his own.

Remember that rubes and don't try to hide if/when that time comes.
 
2017-07-27 09:47:36 AM  
Can you imagine though? OH shiat OH shiat OH shiat OH shiat......

Oh.

shiat?

shiat.
 
2017-07-27 09:48:03 AM  
we live in hell
 
2017-07-27 09:48:58 AM  
I imagine Bannon gleefully typing out the tweets and pausing for great lengths between them, knowing he is causing much chaos.

It's the only way he gets erect any more.
 
2017-07-27 09:49:18 AM  
I've never used Twitter but does it really take 13 minutes to send out a multi-part tweet?  I didn't know if he's that slow or it's a twitter time stamp issue.
 
2017-07-27 09:49:40 AM  
The people who voted for this man are all not smart, and most of them are also just terrible people on top of it.
 
2017-07-27 09:50:51 AM  

UncleDirtNap: I've never used Twitter but does it really take 13 minutes to send out a multi-part tweet?  I didn't know if he's that slow or it's a twitter time stamp issue.


It does if you're grinding out a big deuce.
 
2017-07-27 09:50:59 AM  
The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?
 
2017-07-27 09:51:23 AM  
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2017-07-27 09:51:35 AM  
Is he such a goddamn five year old that nobody in his inner circle can convince him not to tweet?

"No, Donald!  No!  Give me your phone!  Giiiiive it!"
*Trump sulks, kicks over a chair and stomps out*
 
2017-07-27 09:53:01 AM  
I was only kidding 5 or 6 years ago when I said that twitter will be the end of humanity as we know it. I miss those days.
 
2017-07-27 09:54:11 AM  
As recently as last month, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the National Press Club that transgender members were serving honorably and there was no plan to scale back President Obama's policy, implemented in 2016, to allow trans service members to serve openly.

...and now you know the reason why Satsuma Senpai made his demand.

"Obama did something positive?! Why, I must piss all over that! And anyone who doesn't dab a bit of my spite pee behind their ears and call it perfume is clearly disloyal and must be purged!"
 
2017-07-27 09:54:58 AM  

raius: The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?


And what kind of head of state announces policy reversals on Twitter without even discussing them with the departments that are being affected?
 
2017-07-27 09:55:50 AM  

Glitchwerks: I imagine Bannon gleefully typing out the tweets and pausing for great lengths between them, knowing he is causing much chaos.

It's the only way he gets erect any more.


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2017-07-27 09:56:09 AM  
Trump is picking a bad time to impersonate Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide.
 
2017-07-27 09:57:09 AM  

Mercutio74: raius: The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?

And what kind of head of state announces policy reversals on Twitter without even discussing them with the departments that are being affected?


A king, of course. He fully expects that his tweets are treated as the word of Trump, and that they carry the weight of orders. He thinks it's perfectly acceptable to announce discriminatory policy on Twitter and have it executed immediately - TRUMP COMMANDS IT, after all.

Fark him.
 
2017-07-27 09:57:26 AM  

Mercutio74: raius: The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?

And what kind of head of state announces policy reversals on Twitter without even discussing them with the departments that are being affected?



The kind has odd dreams, then wakes up at 4am and tweets them as facts?   Is there really anything that surprises you about this guy, really?   North Korea has a more stable head of state than we do, now.   Feel safer now?
 
2017-07-27 09:57:40 AM  

jethroe: Is he such a goddamn five year old that nobody in his inner circle can convince him not to tweet?

"No, Donald!  No!  Give me your phone!  Giiiiive it!"
*Trump sulks, kicks over a chair and stomps out*


You don't piss of the meal ticket.  Not ever.

This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like.  Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.'  Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...
 
2017-07-27 09:59:18 AM  
Kim Dong Gone is NOT the leader of North Korea, Donald.
 
2017-07-27 10:00:26 AM  

Mercutio74: raius: The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?

And what kind of head of state announces policy reversals on Twitter without even discussing them with the departments that are being affected?


The press should hammer that point at the next briefing, even if it makes S. Sanders run from the room, get that on camera.
 
2017-07-27 10:01:00 AM  
So, Trump's tweetstorm left the Pentagon shivering with antici
 
2017-07-27 10:01:07 AM  

MikeyFuccon: He has a flair for dramatic tension, I'll give him that.


Dramatic tension is most definitely NOT what you want in a world leader. This isn't some farking reality show any more.
 
2017-07-27 10:01:26 AM  
Ha ha, we are all doomed.
Every day is a fresh new hell.
The administration is so amateur hour they can't even communicate ahead their plans within agencies that will deal with them.
'This don't matter, ain't none a this matters.'
 
2017-07-27 10:01:48 AM  
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2017-07-27 10:02:11 AM  

UncleDirtNap: I've never used Twitter but does it really take 13 minutes to send out a multi-part tweet?  I didn't know if he's that slow or it's a twitter time stamp issue.


Not a time stamp issue.  Other's manage to tweet multiparts w/o issue.

He has these long breaks pretty often.  I've always assumed he's typing during commercial breaks of Fox & Friends or whatever he's watching...
 
2017-07-27 10:02:22 AM  

Kurohone: jethroe: Is he such a goddamn five year old that nobody in his inner circle can convince him not to tweet?

"No, Donald!  No!  Give me your phone!  Giiiiive it!"
*Trump sulks, kicks over a chair and stomps out*

You don't piss of the meal ticket.  Not ever.

This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like.  Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.'  Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...


Even the stupidest political neophyte around him has to know it's embarrassing.  It must drive the smarter ones totally bananas.  Like Pence.
 
2017-07-27 10:02:37 AM  
Kind of seems like a big farking deal the Pentagon thinks the President is unstable, dangerous, and would declare war via Twitter and that he doesn't tell them military policy decisions ahead of time -- but there are 20 other scandals to talk about, so whateva!

/we're all gonna die
 
2017-07-27 10:03:00 AM  

Kurohone: This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like. Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.' Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...


I imagine it's playing out like a game of Paranoia.
 
2017-07-27 10:03:06 AM  
It's really a brilliant negotiating tactic, make an opening offer of the annihilation of the human race through the cleansing flame of atomic detonation, then suddenly kicking transgender soldiers out of the army now comes off as a very reasonable sounding counteroffer.  I'm pretty sure it's ripped straight from the appendices of The Art of War.
 
2017-07-27 10:03:58 AM  
FTFA:
But the Pentagon is paying close attention. Because they know that any day now President Trump could wake up on the wrong side of the bed and announce World War III in 140 characters.

Wellllllllllll, good morning everybody!!

#WWWIIInuclearjamboree #jesusiscomingback #armegeddon #glassparkinglottheplanet #smdh

I like absurdity and madness, but f*ckin' a...this is a bit much.
 
2017-07-27 10:04:23 AM  
Trump is saving nuclear war for the impeachment
 
2017-07-27 10:04:55 AM  

Hagbardr: Kurohone: This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like. Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.' Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...

I imagine it's playing out like a game of Paranoia.


I notice you wrote that in BLACK letters on a WHITE background.  What is your security level, Citizen?
 
2017-07-27 10:04:56 AM  
Alternate explanations:

1. For some reason, he got it into his head that he wanted to be absolutely sure he spelled "transgender" correctly, and it took him that long to find someone he trusted to spell it for him.
2. He wanted to use the slur (the one we word-filter here) and it took his advisors that long to talk him out of it.

/I still think we should've word-filtered the slur to "transmission" rather than "transgender"
 
2017-07-27 10:05:30 AM  
If we let this continue one of these days he will. It's an epic disaster.
 
2017-07-27 10:05:36 AM  
Having a real-time window into the inner thoughts of a madman is interesting from an abnormal psychology sort of a view point and all, but this public proclamation via twitter thing is not at all good for the continued operational health of our country.  Maybe if we filed suit to prevent him from doing this shiat then maybe he'd grow bored and go back to the hole he crawled out of.
 
2017-07-27 10:06:05 AM  

Kurohone: jethroe: Is he such a goddamn five year old that nobody in his inner circle can convince him not to tweet?

"No, Donald!  No!  Give me your phone!  Giiiiive it!"
*Trump sulks, kicks over a chair and stomps out*

You don't piss of the meal ticket.  Not ever.

This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like.  Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.'  Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...


So Trump is the new Michael Jackson? I mean those antics do apply celebrities/pop stars of course because they are the boss and brand. If the performer doesn't perform then everybody suffers.

The problem is that Trump isn't the boss anymore, he's an employee. The people around him aren't working for him "Donald Trump", they working for the President of the United States. If Trump falls over dead tomorrow it's not like it's the lead singer of some band taking a dirt nap.

The quicker Trump and company realize this the better off this country will be.
 
2017-07-27 10:06:21 AM  
If the lunar colony attempts to revolt, their greenhouses would be easily destroyed, leaving them dependent upon shipments of air from here on Earth, which could then be withheld to ensure compliance.

No, that is a silly reason not to start constructing Lunar Colony One as soon as possible.  If we really want to get to Mars, it'll be much cheaper and easier to assemble the Marsbound craft and launch from there as opposed to here in Earth's gravity well.
 
2017-07-27 10:07:10 AM  
I'm not much of a Twitter shiatter, does it automatically break up messages into parts when you type too much?  SMS apps usually do that for you.
 
2017-07-27 10:07:40 AM  

neil jung: It's really a brilliant negotiating tactic, make an opening offer of the annihilation of the human race through the cleansing flame of atomic detonation, then suddenly kicking transgender soldiers out of the army now comes off as a very reasonable sounding counteroffer.  I'm pretty sure it's ripped straight from the appendices of The Art of War.


"I have just now ordered the complete and utter destruction and devastation of the dangerous and unAmerican ..."

"Ben and Jerry's stupid hippie ice cream."
 
2017-07-27 10:07:45 AM  
Drink up those liberal tears, GOP.

Those liberal, liberal, military tears.  Of our generals.  Who don't want the world to end on their watch.

But man, don't you feel good about sticking it to those fa**** libs?
 
2017-07-27 10:07:47 AM  

Kurohone: Hagbardr: Kurohone: This is what a cabinet and staff made of toadies, lackies, and thieves looks like. Sidelong looks of desperation at one another, constantly jockeying to catch the crumbs that fall overboard, trying to nudge the Leader the way you want to go without getting noticed TOO much. Trying to play the line between 'favored vizier' and 'threat to power.' Every moment waiting for the dagger in the back, timing the right moment to jump but thinking there might be just one.. more... score...

I imagine it's playing out like a game of Paranoia.

I notice you wrote that in BLACK letters on a WHITE background.  What is your security level, Citizen?


The background isn't white. It's alternative yellow.
 
2017-07-27 10:07:59 AM  
whatsupchuck:
abnormal psychology -  inner thoughts of a madman

band name, album title
 
2017-07-27 10:08:17 AM  
"The change has come to our fantastic nation! We, by the way, have the best tools in our beautiful aresenal, must all embrace Nu..."


26 mins later:

"...Wave ovens! Do you know these things you can set it and forget it? My chicken fingers, thanks to Ron Popiel, a great innovator, have never been so tasty, America! Amazing!"
 
2017-07-27 10:14:30 AM  
Too bad Twitt.er won't block his account for bullying or hazardous tweets or something. That would be hilarious
 
2017-07-27 10:18:02 AM  

Action Replay Nick: The people who voted for this man are all not smart, and most of them are also just terrible people on top of it.


Yeah.  They knew it was going to be this awful.  They just didn't think it was going to affect them or anyone they knew.

Trump has committed numerous impeachable offense, but the Republican Congress has abdicated their duty.  God knows why.  But when Trump does use nuclear weapons--and he will, he used to talk about it with my grandfather in the 80s--the Republicans in Congress must be held accountable for Trump's actions.

If Trump commits nuclear war crimes they (Congresd) are all responsible, to the last (R).  I'd have no objection to rewriting the law to hold them accountable after the fact on that one.

Pipe Dreams?  Sure.  Just ask Mussolini and Eichmann about the way ex post facto gets tossed to the wind in the face of atrocity.
 
2017-07-27 10:20:59 AM  

FormlessOne: Mercutio74: raius: The press should stop even pretending be civil.

What kind of piece of shiat announces a ban on people actively serving and expects them to continue serving while they hash out the details?

And what kind of head of state announces policy reversals on Twitter without even discussing them with the departments that are being affected?

A king, of course. He fully expects that his tweets are treated as the word of Trump, and that they carry the weight of orders. He thinks it's perfectly acceptable to announce discriminatory policy on Twitter and have it executed immediately - TRUMP COMMANDS IT, after all.

Fark him.


fark anyone that works for Twitter.  At this point it's no different than working for IG Farben during WWII.
 
2017-07-27 10:22:32 AM  

scotchcrotch: There's no conscientious objectors that could save us.  Trump can launch nukes on his own.

Remember that rubes and don't try to hide if/when that time comes.


Nope! He can't.

Launching nukes requires dual authorization: It's a two-key system. It requires both Trump, and the Sec Def.

Now, technically, the only thing the sec def is supposed to do is confirm "Yes this is a valid order" (that is to say: It is being given by Trump, and not an imposter/a faked order).

However, this means the sec def can, technically, intervene by refusing to confirm the order. Now. Trump could fire Mattis for that, and replace him with someone that will confirm the order.

But that also assumes Mattis allows him to do that.
 
2017-07-27 10:24:48 AM  
Without a formal declaration of war if I was in the DoD's shoes my reply would be "Illegal order" and send MPs.
 
2017-07-27 10:25:12 AM  

Felgraf: scotchcrotch: There's no conscientious objectors that could save us.  Trump can launch nukes on his own.

Remember that rubes and don't try to hide if/when that time comes.

Nope! He can't.

Launching nukes requires dual authorization: It's a two-key system. It requires both Trump, and the Sec Def.

Now, technically, the only thing the sec def is supposed to do is confirm "Yes this is a valid order" (that is to say: It is being given by Trump, and not an imposter/a faked order).

However, this means the sec def can, technically, intervene by refusing to confirm the order. Now. Trump could fire Mattis for that, and replace him with someone that will confirm the order.

But that also assumes Mattis allows him to do that.


It sounds like that terrifying scenario would lead to almost a military coup if Mattis didn't go along with Trump.
 
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