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Trump Brags About Big Nuclear Button, Snow Set to Hit Southeast, Anti-Government Protests Rage in Iran: A.M. Links

  • AY-COLLECTION/SIPA/NewscomAY-COLLECTION/SIPA/NewscomOn Monday, Kim John Un said America is "within the range of" a North Korean nuclear and the "nuclear button is always on the desk" in his office. President Trump replied 12 minutes after Fox News featured the quote on Tuesday night, tweeting: "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"
  • "Anti-government protests in Iran, where demonstrations of political unrest are rare, have left at least 20 people dead—and do not appear to be subsiding," reports The Washington Post.
  • Fusion GPS, the D.C. consulting firm behind the infamous Trump "pee dossier," said Tuesday that it had been "shocked" by the information in British intelligence agent Christopher Steel's final report.
  • Snow, freezing rain, and sleet are set to hit the Southeast Wednesday before moving up the coast, which would mark the first snow in decades for places like Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Members of Louisville's World Mission Society Church of God church say they are getting death threats after a rumor spread online that the church was involved in human trafficking.
  • "I never pictured myself marrying a movie star. I also never saw myself spending years of my life taking care of one," writes Karen Wilder, the widow of actor Gene Wilder. "But I've done both. Love was the reason for the first. Alzheimer's disease, the second."
  • Ohio has legalized boozy ice cream, sunscreen in schools, robot pizza delivery, and deep discounts on liquor

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    So verbose.

  • ||

    Hello.

  • Robert||

    Yeah, "Louisville's World Mission Society Church of God church".

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Ohio has legalized boozy ice cream, sunscreen in schools, robot pizza delivery, and deep discounts on liquor...

    OHIO IS THE FREE STATE PROJECT'S HOME?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Where my Midwestern values gone?

  • Libertarian||

    I went back to Ohio, but my city was gone.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    *sheds tear for Rush Limbaugh*

  • Libertarian||

    I will never forgive him for ruining that song for me.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"

    For some reason, that capital B in button is bothering me.

  • Bee Tagger||

    He missed a few dimensions of chess by not trademarking that.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Members of Louisville's World Mission Society Church of God church say they are getting death threats after a rumor spread online that the church was involved in human trafficking.

    God is the ultimate human trafficker. Think about it.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    God is also the ultimate 4th Amendment violator.

  • Careless||

    I don't know, Santa has a case

  • Bee Tagger||

    Ohio has legalized boozy ice cream, sunscreen in schools, robot pizza delivery, and deep discounts on liquor

    The Jetsons took place in Ohio?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Jane > Judy.

  • bevis the lumberjack||

    Roy Moore begs to differ.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    We are not gonna talk about Judy.

  • Leader Desslok||

    What? No love for Rosie?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...the first snow in decades for places like Tallahassee, Florida.

    You don't want to see Florida Man's cold weather uniform.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    T-shirt WITH sleeves, and cutoff jorts that extend below mid-thigh.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    With yoga pants under the jorts. And a racoon hat.

  • Rod Flash||

    Just a raccoon.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Diwn jacket with snow pants as soon ad jt fips beliw 65F.

  • Rhywun||

    Wut?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Dude, you need to either get a better device to comment from or lose a lot of weight in your fingers.

  • Bee Tagger||

    the "nuclear button is always on the desk"

    Yeah, right. Footballs are oblong, they won't reliably sit still on a desk.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Anti-government protests in Iran, where demonstrations of political unrest are rare, have left at least 20 people dead...

    #Resist

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Snow, freezing rain, and sleet are set to hit the Southeast Wednesday before moving up the coast

    My pipes are already frozen in anticipation.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Coffee should help.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Is this a metaphor saying you have multiple erections?

  • Bee Tagger||

    said Tuesday that it had been "shocked" by the information in British intelligence agent Christopher Steel's final report.

    This is like when a tv show does a clips episode when they don't have new material to make sure everyone is still aware the show exists.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Fusion GPS, the D.C. consulting firm behind the infamous Trump "pee dossier," said Tuesday that it had been "shocked" by the information in British intelligence agent Christopher Steel's final report.

    Urine denial.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Rich||

    More often, men went through with sex because it seemed easier than just saying "no."

    "Just say 'Let's fuck'."

  • Citizen X - #6||

    #MeToo

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    #I'llTakeTheSoup

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Some said they didn't want to have sex because they didn't feel a connection. Others were hesitant because they were tired, there was no condom or they wanted to do something physical other than intercourse.

    So the women were uggos.

  • Rod Flash||

    She can wear Uggs if she wants. It's spurs that make me hesitate.

  • Griffin3||

    Like riding a moped.

  • Anomalous||

    Who leaked?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    It ain't just a yellow river in Egypt.

  • Robert||

    Yerrow Livel in China, lunning dog!

  • Crusty Juggler||

    how long until we offer military support to Iran?

  • Rhywun||

    Don't tell me they already blew the crates of Obama-cash.

  • Bee Tagger||

    President Trump replied 12 minutes after Fox News featured the quote on Tuesday night

    He watches news like I watch sporting events I'm unhealthily invested in: on a delay.

  • Rich||

    "My Button is so big, it has its own button. And even my Button's button is bigger than your button."

    (Props to Drew Carey.)

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Ew.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    I heard that motherfucker had, like, thirty goddamn buttons.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    I heard he once held Un's wife's hand in a jar of urine. At a party.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...and my Button works!

    Listen, Señor Spielbergo...

  • Rich||

    Protesters are also demanding to know why Iran has spent billions of dollars on foreign policy in the Middle East at a time when people are struggling at home.

    What a bizarre thing to demand!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I guess Persians are smarter than Americans.

  • Crusty Juggler||

  • Rich||

    "Tracey Cox", eh?

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Time to tell the little lady to go grapefruit shopping.

  • Rich||

    "And don't forget the socks!"

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Don't make your grandma go out into this hellish cold.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    The old burden can wheel her oxygen tanks for a few blocks so that later tonight my sexual urges may be satisfied.

  • gaoxiaen||

    The polar bears are hungry and her teeth are worn out.

  • Libertarian||

    They had me at the headline!

    "Cox shares 15 steamy tips"

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Next month, ban oral sex to push yourselves out of only using the two to three sex positions most couples use continually.

    Um... I wonder if this lady knows any married people.

  • Libertarian||

    As Sec. of State Albright would say, what's the point of having a nuke button if you aren't going to use it?

  • Rich||

    As Sec. of State Albright would say, there's a special place in hell for people who don't use their nuke button.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I thought that was Rhywun.

  • Rich||

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    Oh, I know. I was just making a reference to PreetGate.

  • Rhywun||

    No comment.

  • Libertarian||

    "Kim John Un"

    Oh come on, Elizabeth. It's not like you're unfamiliar with people that use three names.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Elizabeth Norman Brown

  • Crusty Juggler||

    This never happened when Welch was in charge.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Welch knew how to keep the dames on the women's topics like Libertarian baby birthing and Libertarian tampons. And he knew to keep them away from the links. The manliest topic.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In Iran, where ruling clerics hold much of the power, some protesters are frustrated that social freedoms and political openness are being suppressed by the establishment. Working-class Iranians who want higher wages and a solution to unemployment are frustrated that the economy has been slow to grow...

    Here in America, those are two competing interest groups.

  • creech||

    My paper's headline this morning, over the AP report on Iran, says that "Trump throws full support of U.S. behind the protestors." and the article talks about the "full weight of the U.S. government." Words must mean nothing to journalists these days. Some finger waving and words of encouragement are now "full weight of U.S. government."
    You'd think the Navy in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean was raining down bombs and Seal teams in Teheran or something.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Foreign policy-wise, the full weight either means shock and awe or a big, fat check. Someone should at the State Department checkbook stubs to see if that's what they meant.

  • Eidde||

    Throw gold bricks at them?

  • Libertarian||

    "Seal teams in Teheran"

    I wouldn't bet against this one being true.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Keep dirty foreign semen out of my country:

    https://tinyurl.com/y78t48hu

  • Rich||

    farmers are paying a premium for semen that contains only the X chromosomes for females.

    Slippery slope.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You know how they sort out the Y chromosome sperm? They put full little trashcans along the path and all the Y chromosome sperm stop to take out the trash.

  • lap83||

    Or they set up little Micro Center stores and all the Y chromosomes are drawn in

  • Rich||

  • Rich||

    Boy, 10, founds a drag club for KIDS so they can express themselves in a 'positive, encouraging, and safe' space

    when he was six, an Elsa from Frozen costume changed everything — and Desmond started asking his parents for princess costumes or dresses when they were out shopping. Admitting that they were concerned about how other people might perceive their son, Desmond's parents consulted a therapist for advice on what to do. The therapist advised them that the best course of action was to do nothing

    , and the rest is his story.

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    You know who else they advised to do nothing about?

  • Robert||

    Ms. Titanic?

  • Rhywun||

    Kids will be kids but... I probably would have put my foot down at the point where the kid started hanging out with adults at "LGBT+" functions.

  • Brandybuck||

    Maybe he just liked that free hanging feeling of wearing a dress. Just get him a proper kilt and won't clash with his testosterone.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    The Utilikilt still exists.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    Desmond's parents consulted a therapist for advice on what to do

    These people are fucking worthless if they can't even make a parenting decision without someone telling them what to do, and should have their reproductive organs removed right away for the sake of humanity.

    Also, don't be surprised if the kid gets sexually assaulted by the time he's 15.

  • Eidde||

    I like big buttons and I will not lie
    All the other leaders can't deny

  • Leader Desslok||

    Golf clap.

  • Nwallins||

    When a nuke flies in

    They get a big grin

    To see that mushroom cloud from space

  • Bender B. Rodriguez||

  • Eidde||

    "From 2013 to 2015, the Schofields made multiple purchases of ginseng in Arkansas and transported it to Missouri without obtaining a certification required to do so.

    "They also purchased the plant outside the six-month window, from mid-September to mid-March, during which Missourians can legally buy it in dried form outside the state."

    Throw the book at them!

  • Rich||

    Those bastards! No wonder ginseng's going extinct!

  • Chipper Morning Baculum||

    I was so mad when the deer ate all my ginseng. True story.

  • Rhywun||

    "Trump's fixation on size"

    I'm glad WaPo's links contain just enough of the unhinged so I don't have to click them.

  • gaoxiaen||

    WP eat my shorts. Fuck your paywall.

  • gaoxiaen||

    As long as they actually kill members of Louisville's World Mission Society Church of God church, I'm cool with that.

  • Libertarian||

    TDS is already reaching new heights in 2018. The following is from the Post article. It's one thing to say Trump is reckless, but for a U.S. Senator to imply publicly that the U.S. President is weaker than the man in N. Korea (whom the whole world thinks is nutty) is mind boggling.

    "I guess the president regards this as a show of strength. But as everybody who's ever been in a first-grade playground recognizes, it's usually the person who's most aggressively pounding their chest that is, in fact, the weak one on the playground," Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the House intelligence committee, said last night on CNN.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...

  • Rhywun||

    My morning news was going on about how Hatch's retirement leaves the field open for "anti-Trump Romeny" to become senator. I guess they think he's going to caucus with the Dems or something.

  • Red Rocks White Privilege||

    I guess they think he's going to caucus with the Dems or something.

    Well, he did provide the model for their healthcare plan.

  • Zeb||

    Yeah, "usually". And "on the playground".

    And Kim still appears to be the one most aggressively pounding his chest.

  • Tony||

    How do you feel about a US president being a puppet of Russia?

  • Nwallins||

    How do you feel with a puppeteer's hand up your ass?

  • ||

    Merely engaging Kim Jong Un in such an exercise is a sign of weakness. The correct thing to do is treat him as if he is not even worthy of notice.

  • Brandybuck||

    About every ten to fifteen years my home town would get snow. When it happened as a kid, we had to get up early to make snowmen, and had to use the snow from three yards just to make one. And an hour later the sun had melted off the snow, and just he snowman himself was left, stark white on the green lawn. The damned neighbor kid saved some snowballs in the freezer, and used them on me the next week. Sigh.

    And every time it snowed all the old farts would talk about the Russians mucking up the weather. Today the new generation of old farts talks about it having to be global warming. Or that it's proof it can't be global warming. Or that really crazy old fart talking about the Bilderbergers. No one ever remembering that it happened just ten years earlier.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    In East Virginia people have already lost their minds about the Blizzard of '18. All the area schools have announced early release today, and it's barely even cloudy yet.

  • Stephdumas||

    American Thinker posted a good blog about the current situation in Iran. http://www.americanthinker.com....._shah.html

  • Robert||

    What's the pic supposed to be of, a Talahassee driver who hit a snowflake?

  • ||

    Does anyone else feel degraded by the fact that our President just got into a dick measuring contest with Kim Jong Un?

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