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2021-09-14 7:28:57 PM  
Biden to sign EO releasing HOURS of Oval office audio, recorded phone conversations, etc that documents just how deranged and incompetent Dumpy was while in office in 4....3...2.....

MAKE THE GOP PAY.
 
2021-09-14 7:39:15 PM  
Award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 
2021-09-14 7:42:13 PM  
Way to politicize the military, dipshiats. They're gonna campaign on firing the CJCS now.
 
2021-09-14 7:51:23 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


And this

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2021-09-14 8:18:11 PM  
Protecting Trump from the consequences of Being There is the only useful thing anybody did in the White House during the four Lost Years.

Milley is adding his name to a list of Republican Heroes, perhaps the only Republican Heroes since, oh, I don't know, some time before 1929.

Remember the time White House insiders stole documents from the President's Desk to preven the Great Foo' from signing them despite them being written by some half-wit intern to Trump's specifications?

Remember the Two Scoop Alamode?
 
2021-09-14 8:20:38 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


I'll vote for that. Oh, wait, I am Canadian. Never mind. I have already voted last week. The Election is, I believe, on the 24th IIRC.

I covered the voting early, but I am still working on the voting Often. Too bad I am not a corporation, able to vote millions of times with my filthy lucre.
 
2021-09-14 8:37:06 PM  

brantgoose: Protecting Trump from the consequences of Being There is the only useful thing anybody did in the White House during the four Lost Years.

Milley is adding his name to a list of Republican Heroes, perhaps the only Republican Heroes since, oh, I don't know, some time before 1929.

Remember the time White House insiders stole documents from the President's Desk to preven the Great Foo' from signing them despite them being written by some half-wit intern to Trump's specifications?

Remember the Two Scoop Alamode?


listen to bag man - there were Republican Heroes during the Nixon administration
 
2021-09-14 8:48:12 PM  
The only thing necessary for triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Milley did something, and lets hope continues to stand ready should the need for him to do something arises again.
 
2021-09-14 9:04:35 PM  

west.la.lawyer: brantgoose: Protecting Trump from the consequences of Being There is the only useful thing anybody did in the White House during the four Lost Years.

Milley is adding his name to a list of Republican Heroes, perhaps the only Republican Heroes since, oh, I don't know, some time before 1929.

Remember the time White House insiders stole documents from the President's Desk to preven the Great Foo' from signing them despite them being written by some half-wit intern to Trump's specifications?

Remember the Two Scoop Alamode?

listen to bag man - there were Republican Heroes during the Nixon administration


Honestly, it was only going to be a matter of time before we discovered who in this entire sh*tshow stepped up to be the one that ordered any nuke decisions get run past him first.  "Those who forget the past...", and all that.

The only reason the Stupid Watergate speedrun hasn't reached it's logical conclusion is because the GOP really doesn't want to get left holding the bag again.
 
2021-09-14 9:29:16 PM  
I was wondering if Trumpers were going to go with Woodward's book being a complete lie (fake news) or that General Milley was a traitor.  1.3 seconds later I figured out that it would be of course both.
 
2021-09-14 10:11:04 PM  
Y'all sure you want to use the word treason right now?
 
2021-09-14 10:16:46 PM  
The GOP is having a tough day: they're not sure whether they should be defending China or pissed off that we're not invading China.
 
2021-09-14 10:45:24 PM  
Are we at war with China?
 
2021-09-14 11:10:40 PM  

edmo: The GOP is having a tough day: they're not sure whether they should be defending China or pissed off that we're not invading China.


And California is about to give them a big fat F*CK YOU ASSHOLES.
 
2021-09-14 11:14:52 PM  

markie_farkie: Biden to sign EO releasing HOURS of Oval office audio, recorded phone conversations, etc that documents just how deranged and incompetent Dumpy was while in office in 4....3...2.....

MAKE THE GOP PAY.


I really hope so, would make my week
 
2021-09-14 11:22:11 PM  
Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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2021-09-14 11:38:16 PM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.
 
2021-09-15 12:46:49 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


After Rush Limbo got one, isn't that thing worthless now?
 
2021-09-15 12:49:59 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


Isnt part of the oath to defend against domestic threats as well? Kind of hard to do that if you play by the rules that created the problem.
 
2021-09-15 12:51:48 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


Under literally any other circumstances I agree.

But Trump was a psychopathic narcissist rat, who was cornered and without a doubt felt the walls closing in.

It would have been absolutely insane NOT to take the ability to murder civilization away from a cornered narcissist rat.
 
2021-09-15 12:53:02 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


I have to agree. It was a partial (and I assume temporary) military coup. It might've been the right thing to do, but it wasn't the legal thing to do.
 
2021-09-15 12:53:31 AM  
It's nice to know there were still some sane people in positions of power willing to draw a line to protect the country. Its terrifying that line was "hide the nukes from the president immediately."
 
2021-09-15 12:56:26 AM  
The only thing that bothers me about this is that he supposedly said he'd let Zuocheng know, but I'm not sure if he really said that or if he did that he really meant it (and under what circumstances).

Trying to assure China that there's no need to be aggressive or launch a preemptive attack on the US because our president is a lunatic seems like the best way to deescalate a potentially horrible situation for us.
 
2021-09-15 12:58:15 AM  

mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.


There are a number of arguments for and against what Milley did, but Vindman's alarm at a single General usurping civilian command is strong with me--even though civilian command was batshiat insane with powergrabbing. I dunno. It should not go unaddressed, if true of course.
 
2021-09-15 12:58:41 AM  

mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.


I think Milley was right and Vindman was right.  And you are right.  The t(R)eason weasels should have done the obviously right thing and removed the fat farker.  Since they did not, protecting America would require going around the civilian chain of command.  But going around the civilian chain of command is itself a threat to America, so yeah, old boy should resign now that America is safe from TFFFG (the former fat farkin guy).
 
2021-09-15 12:59:16 AM  

erik-k: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

Under literally any other circumstances I agree.

But Trump was a psychopathic narcissist rat, who was cornered and without a doubt felt the walls closing in.

It would have been absolutely insane NOT to take the ability to murder civilization away from a cornered narcissist rat.


What Gen. Milley did was make the moral and patriotic choice, and I thank him for that, but in terms of the rules, he fell on his sword here.
 
2021-09-15 1:00:50 AM  

Drank_the_40_water: mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.

I think Milley was right and Vindman was right.  And you are right.  The t(R)eason weasels should have done the obviously right thing and removed the fat farker.  Since they did not, protecting America would require going around the civilian chain of command.  But going around the civilian chain of command is itself a threat to America, so yeah, old boy should resign now that America is safe from TFFFG (the former fat farkin guy).


This is not Milley's fault, this is Trump's fault for putting him in a no-win scenario. I absolutely blame Trump for all that happened, he could've made plenty of other choices and he chose this one, and he has yet to be held accountable for any of it.
 
2021-09-15 1:01:49 AM  

shpritz: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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I have to agree. It was a partial (and I assume temporary) military coup. It might've been the right thing to do, but it wasn't the legal thing to do.


Duty calls for more than blind obedience.

I mean, we're talking about thermonuclear war...

You pissed Trump didn't have unfettered access to annihilate all of  civilization? Oh no...

Farking hilarious. Someone pin a medal on Milley, he's a hero.
 
2021-09-15 1:06:20 AM  
No. Milley should not be forced to resign. And not because he was doing it to 'stop Trump'.

He committed no treason. Took no action outside of confirming proper nuclear launch protocol with the appropriate staff. His cabinet role placed him as a check on a President making a solo launch decision; Milley confirmed the proper, established procedure. Established decades ago, and not jst on some whim.
 
2021-09-15 1:06:40 AM  
Now that Rubio brings it up, it might be a way for congress to address Trump's fitness for office.  Maybe give him his own "strawberries" moment.
 
2021-09-15 1:06:59 AM  

Drank_the_40_water: mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.

I think Milley was right and Vindman was right.  And you are right.  The t(R)eason weasels should have done the obviously right thing and removed the fat farker.  Since they did not, protecting America would require going around the civilian chain of command.  But going around the civilian chain of command is itself a threat to America, so yeah, old boy should resign now that America is safe from TFFFG (the former fat farkin guy).


I might add the treason weasel lurkers of the party who held the majority, just going along for the ride.
Put the shiny object out front we can do whatever we want.
 
2021-09-15 1:09:07 AM  
rubio just proves what I previously posted that all christians want to destroy the world.  It is a religion of hate and the worship of the fat, orange, flaccid, mushroom wiggler.
 
2021-09-15 1:09:20 AM  

make me some tea: Drank_the_40_water: mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.

I think Milley was right and Vindman was right.  And you are right.  The t(R)eason weasels should have done the obviously right thing and removed the fat farker.  Since they did not, protecting America would require going around the civilian chain of command.  But going around the civilian chain of command is itself a threat to America, so yeah, old boy should resign now that America is safe from TFFFG (the former fat farkin guy).

This is not Milley's fault, this is Trump's fault for putting him in a no-win scenario. I absolutely blame Trump for all that happened, he could've made plenty of other choices and he chose this one, and he has yet to be held accountable for any of it.


No, we're all supposed to pretend the president is above the law as long as DC is corrupt enough.

And then if anyone does anything bordering on ACTUALLY fulfilling their oath?

We're going to burn that person at the stake for serving the nation instead of insanity.

It's the goddamn comedy hour.

I want to hear more about how Milley executed a couple by making sure the fuher didn't throw a nuclear fit in his deranged trip through loserville while toying with overthrowing our democracy (remember that part???)

/wanking motion
 
2021-09-15 1:09:26 AM  
This will force the GOP that wants to fire Milly to say that Trump is NOT unstable and everything he said to people around him during and leading up to Jan 6 was perfectly normal, rational dialog that a star person says.
BRING IT!
 
2021-09-15 1:10:11 AM  
*a coup , lol
 
2021-09-15 1:13:09 AM  
He should resign for what?  Telling his subordinates they must follow proper procedure and chain of command which includes him to make any major military actions?  Telling his counter part in China that we don't plan to attack them, which last I've checked we haven't?

I get the GOP runs on methed up outrage, but Christ fark these a-holes.
 
2021-09-15 1:18:25 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


I'm on the fence about this. Yes, it was inappropriate but all he did was ensure that the outgoing President didn't start a war to maintain power and reassured the Chinese military that Trump's attempted insurrection was not a sign of instability in the government. He should probably resign and enjoy his retirement however he wants, hopefully with some lucrative speaking deals or a teaching job. This is how it goes with a psychopath, though.. good things get turned into bad things and bad things into good things and, though the likelyhood was very low, the risk was so high that he has my thanks for taking the hit for all of us.

Rubio: "Gen. Milley has attempted to rationalize his reckless behavior by arguing that what he perceived as the military's judgement as more stable than its civilian commander"

He's not rationalizing it. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. Rationalization is when someone makes up reasons after the fact because they don't want people to know why they really did something. Rubio can go to hell for trying to twist this around and making it sound much more nefarious than it actually was. It means even he knows it wasn't that bad. The fact that the "judgement" involved the military not wanting to start an illegal war because of an outgoing president desperate to cling to power just makes this even more sick.

The leaders of the Bush administration should have had their corpses dragged through the streets for what they did regarding Iraq so it's a little difficult to get outraged over something like this. Again, when you're dealing with psychopaths good things become bad things and vice versa. People who insist on only doing the right thing in the right way have a history of getting used and discarded, as Vindman has some experience with. Playing by the rules doesn't work when someone else is cheating and half of the judges support the cheaters. Authoritarians rely on this to gain power.
 
2021-09-15 1:21:11 AM  

Karma Chameleon: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Isnt part of the oath to defend against domestic threats as well? Kind of hard to do that if you play by the rules that created the problem.


Then he should have pulled a pistol in a meeting if it was that serious.
 
2021-09-15 1:22:22 AM  
So that's what's got 4Chan's panties in a bunch.
 
2021-09-15 1:22:29 AM  
refusing to start a nuclear war on on the whim of a twice impeached narcissistic traitor in the course of attempting his own coup is not a coup
 
2021-09-15 1:22:49 AM  

make me some tea: mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.

There are a number of arguments for and against what Milley did, but Vindman's alarm at a single General usurping civilian command is strong with me--even though civilian command was batshiat insane with powergrabbing. I dunno. It should not go unaddressed, if true of course.


Imagine we need a retaliation against some Russian submarine sinking American vessels in the North Sea.

And some Russian GOP sympathizer general interfered with Bidens order to execute that command to defend our ships. It's a dangerous precedent.
 
2021-09-15 1:24:36 AM  

make me some tea: erik-k: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

Under literally any other circumstances I agree.

But Trump was a psychopathic narcissist rat, who was cornered and without a doubt felt the walls closing in.

It would have been absolutely insane NOT to take the ability to murder civilization away from a cornered narcissist rat.

What Gen. Milley did was make the moral and patriotic choice, and I thank him for that, but in terms of the rules, he fell on his sword here.


I am very tired of the GQP being able to ignore the law with impunity and the expectation everyone else follow it. Miley saved lots of lives by blocking a petulant child from throwing a tantrum. he knew he would likely be taken to task but did the right thing anyway. that is courage.
 
2021-09-15 1:26:49 AM  
... because a book claimed such.

Think I'll publish a book making claims about Rubio.
 
2021-09-15 1:28:58 AM  

make me some tea: There are a number of arguments for and against what Milley did, but Vindman's alarm at a single General usurping civilian command is strong with me--even though civilian command was batshiat insane with powergrabbing. I dunno. It should not go unaddressed, if true of course.


I'm not saying either you or Vindman are wrong.  I have tremendous respect for Vindman.  I'm saying the General has more responsibilities then blind servitude to Trump and you can't really be guilty of circumventing the orders of a deranged idiot when even the idiot doesn't know what they are doing or what their orders are.
 
2021-09-15 1:28:59 AM  

MurphyMurphy: shpritz: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

I have to agree. It was a partial (and I assume temporary) military coup. It might've been the right thing to do, but it wasn't the legal thing to do.

Duty calls for more than blind obedience.

I mean, we're talking about thermonuclear war...

You pissed Trump didn't have unfettered access to annihilate all of  civilization? Oh no...

Farking hilarious. Someone pin a medal on Milley, he's a hero.


Like I said, it was most likely the right thing to do at the time. But it wasn't the proper thing to do. And if you want to conrinue living in nation of laws that matters as well.

IMHO Biden should ask for his resignation, then give him a pardon, then give him a medal. And if he's still interested he can also give him a civilian job in the government.

But just acting as if it's OK for generals to decide unilaterally to usurp authority from their civilian bosses is not the way to go.
 
2021-09-15 1:29:42 AM  

falkone32: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

I'm on the fence about this. Yes, it was inappropriate but all he did was ensure that the outgoing President didn't start a war to maintain power and reassured the Chinese military that Trump's attempted insurrection was not a sign of instability in the government. He should probably resign and enjoy his retirement however he wants, hopefully with some lucrative speaking deals or a teaching job. This is how it goes with a psychopath, though.. good things get turned into bad things and bad things into good things and, though the likelyhood was very low, the risk was so high that he has my thanks for taking the hit for all of us.

Rubio: "Gen. Milley has attempted to rationalize his reckless behavior by arguing that what he perceived as the military's judgement as more stable than its civilian commander"

He's not rationalizing it. He knew exactly what he was doing and why. Rationalization is when someone makes up reasons after the fact because they don't want people to know why they really did something. Rubio can go to hell for trying to twist this around and making it sound much more nefarious than it actually was. It means even he knows it wasn't that bad. The fact that the "judgement" involved the military not wanting to start an illegal war because of an outgoing president desperate to cling to power just makes this even more sick.

The leaders of the Bush administration should have had their corpses dragged through the streets for what they did regarding Iraq so it's a little difficult to get outraged over something like this. Again, when you're dealing with psychopaths good things become bad things and vice versa. People who insist on only doing the right thing in the right way have a history of getting used and discarded, as Vindman has some experience with. Playing by the rules doesn't work when someone else is cheating and half of the judges support the cheaters. Authoritarians rely on this to gain power.


Smarted+1
 
2021-09-15 1:31:09 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: make me some tea: mrshowrules: make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.

If all those Republican traitors would have done their job in the first impeachment, it probably would not have been necessary.  As per General Milley's failure to obey civilian authority, didn't he also take an oath to protect the US from all enemies both foreign and domestic and was Trump not the latter?

Not because he was a shiatty President or corrupt but because he was actually dangerous.

There are a number of arguments for and against what Milley did, but Vindman's alarm at a single General usurping civilian command is strong with me--even though civilian command was batshiat insane with powergrabbing. I dunno. It should not go unaddressed, if true of course.

Imagine we need a retaliation against some Russian submarine sinking American vessels in the North Sea.

And some Russian GOP sympathizer general interfered with Bidens order to execute that command to defend our ships. It's a dangerous precedent.


Wow cool no where near the same thing. It's like you've built up this massive event where Milley stopped some actual order - this didn't happen. He put a plan in place so he'd be made aware of attempts to launch nukes and could ensure was coming through proper protocols. But no nuke order was given that was refuted.

So, again, you're inventing a grievance here. Our nation is ~lucky~ to have patriots like Milley protecting us from lunatics.
 
2021-09-15 1:40:08 AM  
The only reason this is an issue is not because milly was making some power grab or going rogue, its because there was not a normal president in power.
Up and down the chain of command, down to WH aides, they all have stories of how farking weird Trump was. People circumvented Trump ALL the time. Hiding reports he needed  to review, substituting with pictures and RW praise soundbites .
This was the last man standing in the way of trump. He actually took a stand.
 
2021-09-15 1:40:24 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.



I am sorry, but if Trump weren't a such a demonstrable traitor / puppet of Putin and close ally to Saudi Arabia, Bibi and other scum then maybe I would agree.  But Gen. Milley stayed true to his oath with keeping our country safe.
 
2021-09-15 1:48:19 AM  

make me some tea: Hate to say it but I agree with Vindman here.

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Everything Trump touches dies.


fark that shiat. Milley should not resign. fark that shiat, seriously.
 
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