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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Blaming Trump for a false alarm

The American news media is so dead set against Donald Trump that it is comical. The late-night hosts are ex-comedians who give somber, Howard Beale-like monologues each night. Meanwhile, the newspaper editorials are a scream.

The latest is the false alarm in Hawaii. Someone threw the switch that said the state was under a ballistic missile attack, and understandably everyone panicked.
The New York Times editorial board blamed President Trump.

From the Times:
The authorities quickly announced that the alert was a mistake. But it made tangible the growing fears that after decades of leaders trying to more safely control the world’s nuclear arsenals, President Trump has increased the possibility of those weapons being used.
At a time when many are questioning whether Mr. Trump ought to be allowed anywhere near the nuclear “button,” he is moving ahead with plans to develop new nuclear weapons and expanding the circumstances in which they’d be used. Such actions break with years of American nuclear policy. They also make it harder to persuade other nations to curb their nuclear ambitions or forgo them entirely.
The editorial was an embarrassment that reflects its institutional Marxism and the newspaper's nepotism (it just coronated its fourth publisher named Arthur Sulzberger).

The reason Hawaii's false alarm seems feasible is Barack Obama allowed North Korea to nuke up, just as Obama has aided and abetted Iran's nuclear weapons program.

The Times ignored that. Instead it ended its bizarre editorial:
Until Mr. Trump, no one could imagine the United States ever using a nuclear weapon again. America’s conventional military is more than strong enough to defend against most threats. But Mr. Trump has so shaken this orthodoxy that Congress has begun debating limits on his unilateral authority to launch nuclear weapons. Expanding the instances when America might use nuclear weapons could also make it easier for other nuclear-armed countries to justify using their own arsenals against adversaries.
As the residents of Hawaii can tell you, it’s a risk the world cannot afford.
And so a false alarm becomes a fire, which the Times blames on the fire department.

It's as if the Times is disappointed the alarm was false because then the Times would have an easier time blaming Trump.

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29 comments:

  1. We're whisked back to 1964, with the pretty little girl and the flowers, with the closing scene being a nuke going off in the distance. LBJ's campaign team conjured up that slander against Barry Goldwater.

    Then, during the 1980 presidential debate, Jimmy Carter warned the world that Ronald Reagan would start a nuclear war.

    It's an old slander. A very old slander.

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    1. Republicans should jump on board and claim that if the democrap is elected, he will preemptively surrender and we will be living like the peasants in North Korea.

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    2. Remember The Peanut threatening to use nuclear weapons in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, if the Russkis made a further move south?

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    3. Might've been best for the world if Afghanistan would've been nuked further back into the stone age. And Pakistan with them.

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    4. Actually Afghanistan would have been nuked up to the Stone Age. - GOC

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  2. You touched on something: leftism as cover for nepotism. If we had a real journalistic community they would be investigating how this is done at the university level. They all take care of their own in subtle, contrived ways.

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    1. It is the European way of inherited position and possibilities. The people at the top intermarry, take over family businesses started decades before they were born,stay privileged. The nonrelated are Somafied with social benefits to which they become addicted and for which they stay quiet.

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  3. Did anybody at the Times ever study history. Nuclear deterrence works because our enemy believes that will use them. Note to the Times, the United States has never disavowed a nuclear first strike.

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  4. Just another Progressive Leftie knee-jerk reaction. So predictable. - Elric

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  5. Another example of the enemedia's hate for Trump and those of us who voted for him, and the depths to which the enemedia will sink: Bottom of the Mariana Trench.

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  6. This incident brought me back to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    I was in junior high school. Everyone was scared. We had drills in school with sirens. We walked to shelter areas (like that would do any good).

    I don't remember the teachers, newspapers, radio-TV people kvetching to us day and night that President Kennedy was some sort of wacko for standing up to Nikita Khrushchev.

    - Ken

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    1. I lived in MIAMI. You think YOU had it bad?

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  7. Flat out irresponsible journalism. A REAL reporter would asking questions like, How did this happen? What were the chain of events that led to it? Was it a hack? Who decided when to give the emergency order?

    Ahh, screw it. It's Hawaii. They hate haolies (howlies) and I don't care for them either. Force secession. We'll replace them with Puerto Rico, keep the flag at 50 stars, and MAGA that shithole too. Word.

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    1. There are no more journalists. They are propagandists and stenographers for the Dimocrat Party. Goebbels would be proud of our Fake News Media. - GOC

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  8. Unknown is right on. But the NYT has another perspective on history.
    Don's suspicion that the NYT was disappointed Hawaii still lives is undoubtedly correct, or at least I have no doubt. Hawaii is far away from Manhattan,(translation: neither the Hamptons mansion and private jet of the Scion, nor his nepotistic family nor any of his favorite restaurants will be torched)
    Yes H, the home of The One, is ruled by Democrat slaves of minimal competence (hence no criticism of the "mistake") but it is also expendable for the greater good of getting rid of Trump. After all do not all the socialist historians agree that the 20 million Stalin murdered before the war are small change compared to Hitler's defeat? Yes, they do,.and the NYT has always agreed.
    The new Scion at the NYT promised to be fair. But like his old man he is just another parochial commie. No surprise, unfortunately.

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  9. During the election campaign, there was a story that I believe came out of Findley, Ohio.....

    A mother came out of another room in the house to the kitchen where she had left her 3 year-old eating lunch. There was food on the table, the floor, and salt and peeper shakers had been overturned.

    The mother gave the little boy a stern look and asked who made the mess. The kid replied - "Trump".

    - Ken

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  10. Reagan revisited. Anybody who remembers 40 years ago lived through this before.

    it just coronated its fourth publisher named Arthur Sulzberger

    So we've gone from Punch to Pinch to... Paunch?

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  12. So, come September, how many new Born Hawaiian boys will be named Donald Trump XXX?
    https://kansasredneck.blogspot.com/2018/01/now-bad-news.html

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  13. This was a Fake Alert, and the reports of widespread fear and panic in Hawaii were/are Fake News. Most of the people here didn't know about the alert, and of those that did, most went about their daily business as usual, either correctly assuming it was a mistake or else there was not much that could be done about it anyway. Diners in restaurants kept eating, people on the golf courses kept playing, people in the water kept surfing, tourists on Oahu kept driving to the North Shore, tempted by the previous day's reports there'd be 30 -foot waves for the surfing contest at Pipeline. Everything about this is FAKE FAKE FAKE. A lot of grandstanding plays for attention.

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    1. Well, that's cool if it's true (do you live there?), but the comments from Hawaiian officials are ridiculous. "Feels really bad about it." "Retraining." No, fire that ass and file charges. Min Disturbing The Peace. Max Terroristic Threats, Felony.

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    2. Oh, and Jim Carrey's take was Pure Lib Shit as well. Stay there, Jim. May you die overseas.

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  14. Its simply another example of how the media reacts to anything negative that happens: How do we tie this to Trump. Never let a "crisis" go to waste. As soon as the report came out on the news we set out clocks to see just how long it would be a Trump issue. Silly and pointless/ unless you are trying to cover over tax cuts or Devin Nunes information.

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    1. Do they make a stop watch with a trigger fast enough?

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    2. Very probably done on purpose to create a "Trump Crisis".

      There IS no "Button" - the process is complicated on purpose to prevent "accidents".

      The FAKE NEWS people want to think that the President could just set off a nuclear war by hitting a "Button".

      Now... Kim just might have a Button.

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    3. Very probably done on purpose to create a "Trump Crisis".

      There IS no "Button" - the process is complicated on purpose to prevent "accidents".

      The FAKE NEWS people want to think that the President could just set off a nuclear war by hitting a "Button".

      Now... Kim just might have a Button.

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  15. Remember when Hillary in a debate gave away the time it takes the US to respond to a nuclear warning? 20 minutes or something close? The "false" alarm was not retracted by text until 40 minutes later. Call me a conspiracy nut, but I wonder if this was a set up of Trump, hoping that he did give an order to do something which would have to be retracted, by people who believe the nonsense about his pushing the nuke button on his desk, and they were waiting this out? Think carefully about this. Nobody has been disciplined of the Hawaii Government, nobody sacked, or identified. Smells to high heaven to me. cdm

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  16. "At a time when many are questioning..." Many? Who? Citation needed. This would have been flagged on Wikipedia, but the Times' editors sent it through with their blessings. Pathetic.

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  17. Sadly, the reaction of the Intitutional Left forces us to consider if perhaps the false alarm was intentional just to try one more way to knock Trump off his game.

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