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  • March 31, 2023 at 12:09 am
    dai fu

    a “basket of deplorables” Fruits and Nuts!

    • March 31, 2023 at 7:43 am

      ‘a “basket of deplorables” Fruits and Nuts!’

      No… Granola — what ain’t fruits and nuts is flakes.

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:22 am

    If a nuke hit DC, I’d regret the loss of the museums.

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:28 am

    Maybe if we offered them enough vodka…

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:35 am

    No nukes.

    Slipperiest slope you ever could imagine right there.

    Not to mention those derelicts can’t target the power of their own damn neighor so I don’t know how we can depend on their accuracy to take out DC. The ultimate spray n pray, not good for nobody.

    If any tactical nukes get deployed on blue rat warrens, it is mostly likely to be an intramural affair. Not good either, but more accurate probably.

    • March 31, 2023 at 6:23 am

      During the Soviet era, most of the troops assigned to nukes were well filled with vodka. So bad, the US leaked an old fail safe devise. Which the Soviets employed.

  • March 31, 2023 at 12:36 am
    Too Tall

    Mari for VP, a political movement I could get behind.

  • March 31, 2023 at 1:29 am

    “You are not 35 Sweetie…”

    Give her a minute, this is the DD Dimension.

    I mean, the girl was five just the other day.

  • March 31, 2023 at 1:48 am

    it’s a pretty broad assumption that any of russia’s nukes even work. they’re giving Strategic Rocket Forces (the guys that actually maintain the nukes) rifles and throwing them into the meatgrinder. they were captured/surrendered back in september in Izium.

    and if you look at the level of maintenance they’ve been doing on all the other equipment..the odds are they haven’t been replacing wear parts on those nukes.

    • March 31, 2023 at 5:46 am

      So you’re saying they’re nearly as likely to nuke themselves as us?

    • March 31, 2023 at 7:07 am

      Nukes require a lot of maintenance to ensure they’ll work when the time comes. An old friend is a retired nuclear ordnance man (USAF) and he and I discussed this recently.

      As he stated, “You don’t just pile these up in a bunker for years and expect them to work when you pull them out. Various subsystems in the weapons require regular maintenance to ensure they’ll go ‘BOOM’ the way they’re supposed to when they’re supposed to. If examples of how the Russians maintain their military equipment is any indicator, a lot of their nukes won’t be operational.” The same is true of the delivery systems.

      The US spends billions every year maintaining its nuclear arsenal. If the numbers are correct, the US has less weaponry in its nuclear arsenal than Russia. Russia’s defense budget has been less than a tenth that of the US. I have a feeling that as such their nuclear arsenal maintenance has been nowhere near that of the US. How much of Russia’s nuclear saber rattling is based upon an arsenal that may not be functional? Of course, saber rattling doesn’t require a functional arsenal. It just requires words.

      • March 31, 2023 at 11:16 am

        I agree with your analysis.

        Also, look at just how badly the Russian conventional forces have underperformed during the past year with their invasion into Ukraine.

        I have read in multiple analyses that many of Russia’s nuclear missiles are very likely not being fully maintained … rocket fuel can slowly leak out; o-rings age and become brittle; components rust due to humid environments; bugs and critters chew on wiring; etc.

        In all likelihood … if Russia’s strategic nuclear forces got the call to go DEFCON 1 and to launch, many of these weapons would be duds.

        That’s not to say that they are all duds. But, after seeing how compromised and degraded the Russian conventional forces were going into Ukraine, it only makes sense that the same kind of laziness and crony corruption that has affected their army also is prevalent within their strategic nuclear forces.


      • March 31, 2023 at 11:58 am

        100% correct.

        (mandatory disclaimer so sockboy’s minions don’t get pissy follows)
        I can neither confirm nor deny the presence on Canadian soil of nuclear weapons at any time, particularly at the Base I was stationed at in the 70’s where nuclear-capable Aircraft were flown and a USAF weapons Sqn was attached. neither can I confirm nor deny ever performing routine maintenance on said items.

        Every piece of every weapons system or anything attached to it was disassembled, inspected, parts replaced as scheduled or required, tested, reassembled and tested again on a regular basis varying from daily to annual or semi-annual.
        Batteries go dead in missiles, propellant can get cracked, ignitors vibrated loose or just decompose over time and hit it’s shelf life, o-rings degrade, corrosion happens, things get dented or scratched, connector pins oxidize, liquid fuel leaks or degrades over time, etc., etc., etc.
        Each item is brought back to an ‘as new’ state then stuck back in the magazine for later use.
        Failure to maintain properly means the item may or may not function when required.
        ‘Special weapons’ are no different, rocket motors need replaced, the ‘pit’ is replaced as scheduled and sent for further inspection at another facility, HE components are swapped out, firing circuits and timers are tested for millisecond accuracy, every possible part is disassembled and checked for corrosion and wear, cleaned and lubed, then put back together again, and this was for unguided, FFOF ordnance (often called fire-and-forget, in this case it was fire-and-fuck-off-FAST) the number of things that had to happen before a nuclear explosion could even occur was so staggering it’s a wonder any happened at all in tests.
        Russian stuff would likely be much cruder with minimal safeties (or maybe more since the troops using them wouldn’t be highly trained, motivated or reliable either)
        The expected percentage of ‘worked as advertised’ is never 100%. Higher than russia, a lot higher, but still not 100%.
        Weapons are found to be unserviceable during inspection, not many but it does happen, and that means they probably would have been failures in service.

  • March 31, 2023 at 2:40 am

    Honestly, the thought had occurred to me a few years ago, when all the lefties were agitating – even salivating – over the idea of such a war. Never seems to connect with them who the main targets would be.

    • March 31, 2023 at 11:36 am

      Haven’t you cottoned on that the Loonie Left doesn’t actually think?
      To me the interesting thing about the ole “toe to toe nuclear combat with the ruskies” these days is that no strategic planner in his right mind is going to prioritize ballistic missile defense for _any_ city unless it houses war making capacity of some kind.
      Just like the Israeli Iron Dome, defensive fires are going to be withheld if the ballistics indicate a strike against the lowest priority targets.
      Oddly enough this might actually include D.C. because so many nukes will be hurled at the Puzzle Palaces on the Potomac that target saturation is a forgone conclusion and the ballistic missile defense would be better used elsewhere.
      Besides appointing/electing a new government will be a snap compared to rebuilding the technical infrastructure and we get the dividend of wiping out both the Deep State and K Street in a matter of seconds.

  • March 31, 2023 at 5:44 am

    Shortly after 9-11, there was a period where the fear porn du jour was “suitcase nukes.” The Swamp challenge of the moment was, “How would you like it if a Muslim smuggled in a suitcase nuke and took out an American city?” My response was always, “Do I get to choose the city?”

    • March 31, 2023 at 5:49 am

      I remember when the USSR fell, it was announced/admitted that there were a number of those things missing. They were more dirty bombs than true nukes.

    • March 31, 2023 at 6:26 am

      Those “suitcase nukes” were about the size of a steamer truck. Would take out about 10 city blocks.

      • March 31, 2023 at 2:37 pm

        And most likely inoperative today unless maintained, see above.

        That said, the media has conditioned people into panicking over the mere thought of a ‘dirty bomb’ which would have few if any immediate casualties, except for the medical staff trying to deal with the sudden influx of hordes of wild-eyed, foaming at the mouth, brainwashed lunatics who were fifty miles away and upwind but insist they were ‘exposed’ and demand treatment of some kind. These people get the ‘holy water in a fancy bottle’ applied by full suited techs who pass a sci-fi looking instrument over them complete with beeping and lightshow and then pronounce them ‘clean’.
        It’s ludicrous but necessary, all the public has to hear is ‘radioactive’ and all logic and common sense goes out the window.
        Controlling the panic is more important than any possible contamination, remember it’s a small physical quantity of material that tends to stay where it is unless turned into ‘fallout’ by an actual nudet. Scattering it with the HE in the device or otherwise just makes it harder to sweep or vacuum up and you’ll never get the count to zero or get rid of the background levels that the media and others with a need to keep the panic going will call ‘evidence of contamination’, nevermind those levels were there last year and the year before and a million years before that. Most houses in this area will have a reading on a radiac detector, the majority have radon in the basements at varying levels and so do the rocks they’re built on.

        Same goes for most chemical agents, the movie ‘the rock’ wasn’t a documentary !!
        There is virtually nothing realistic about it, including the still inflated airbags that had to be shot at in a confined space, bye-bye hearing, and who would store ‘nerve agents’ in glass balls to begin with ?
        If caught in a suspected chemical attack, walk away from the site into the wind and you’ll probably be fine, the ‘one drop on your skin kills you instantly’ is a myth for 99% of agents. Suits and respirators are great if you have them but unless you stay in a trench full of gas you should be alright. An exception is blister agents aka ‘mustard gas’, that needs to be removed pronto, bleach will neutralize most chemical agents on contact, however it has a habit of bursting into flames after sitting on ‘mustard’ for awhile so rinse quickly and copiously 😉

      • April 1, 2023 at 3:43 am

        “bleach will neutralize most chemical agents on contact”
        If you know the right Nigerian bodybuilder brothers, you’re home free.

  • March 31, 2023 at 5:50 am

    With the “guilty until proven innocent” arrest of Trump, the USA is now officially a Third World Fascist Dictatorship, just as the Left has always dreamed of. So the question of VP is pretty moot, given that there won’t be an actual election next year. This ludicrous state of affairs will soon be met by another Strongly Worded Letter authored GOP, after which they will continue their purposeless reprocessing of irrefutable evidence of treacherous Democrat crimes with no results or accountability. Where’s the escape hatch?

    • March 31, 2023 at 6:31 am

      “given that there won’t be an actual election next year”

      Oh there will be an election all right. But unless mail-in balloting is restricted to the infirm and the folks that are out of the USA, the left will always have ‘just enough’ ballots submitted to win the crucial political races.

      In fact if the right adopts the left’s ballot mailing tactics the vote tally in many precincts will approach 200% of the number of registered voters.

      And not a soul in the right’s political class will do more than raise an eyebrow – buncha stone-less pu$$ies.

      • March 31, 2023 at 10:07 am

        By declaring Martial Law (for whatever made-up reason they concoct) they could easily postpone the “election” indefinitely. For 3 years now, resistance to one outrageously outrageous outrage after another has been soma-level low, especially in congress. Going full Military Junta (for whatever made-up reason they concoct) seems at this point well within their comfort zone.

      • March 31, 2023 at 11:01 am

        If the GOP were to do so, they would be the ones charged with voting fraud. The left has been perfecting this system for decades, starting in the many states that went to all mail in voting, voter-motor laws (where they are prohibited from asking about immigration status) and the other shenanigans they use.
        The problem that many on the right believe it to be, is not embracing early voting, ballot harvesting and other techniques, it is the fraudulent way those are implemented by the left.

    • March 31, 2023 at 11:57 pm

      “Where’s the escape hatch?”

      Down the barrel of your gun.

      Optional which way you point it.

  • March 31, 2023 at 9:36 am
    Mr Vark

    Why waste a nuke when the DemonicRats are destroying the country for you?

  • March 31, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I am waiting for our GOP leadership to break out the party battle flag…

  • March 31, 2023 at 10:00 am

    The battles we need to be concerned with won’t be fought with nukes, and the enemy won’t be thousands of miles away. No need for missiles, or even tanks and artillery. They will be fought with hunting rifles, handguns, rocks, Molotov cocktails, and baseball bats. The battlegrounds will be Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Milwaukee, New York, and a lot of other places very close to home. The uniforms will be “red” and “blue”!

  • March 31, 2023 at 10:10 am
    Storm Shearon

    Now that we are officially a banana republic, how soon will the SloJo admin require all US citizens to change their underwear five times a day, and to facilitate checking said changing, all underwear will be worn outside our other clothes?
    The progressives want us to openly revolt over the Trump indictment so they can complete their destruction of the US. Openly arrest ALL conservatives and non-believers and put us all in camps. The best thing we can do at the moment is to stay home from work for a week if we can afford it. If no truckers, no electricians, no plumbers, carpenters, grocery store workers, warehouse workers, teamsters, etc. stay home for a week the country will stop. They do not understand how anything actually gets done, so for a week the folks who all of the work stay home and let them get a feeling for what it would be like with no food, no power, no water, etc. It might open their damned eyes – maybe, but one can hope we are not so far down the slope that open violence can be averted.

  • March 31, 2023 at 10:21 am
    Jim Smith

    I don’t think the other wise would nuke big American cities that are controlled by Democrats. Leaving them to fester and explode outward would do more damage to America than if they were outright destroyed.

  • March 31, 2023 at 10:22 am
    cb ~

    ” and put us all in camps” – Doubt they’d waste dwindling resources, trenches would make more sense. They know they have to jail Trump… or something more permanent.

    • March 31, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      They might finally get me.
      I do live in a very conservative county. My sheriff is very good.
      I was going to put up both Trump’s and DeSantis’ yard signs.
      They are still the best we seem to have and superior to the unconstitutional resident puppet and any other the 2020 Coup might put up for ‘election.’
      I still have major disappointments with both of them. Now is not the time to express them. The MOUSE has engaged in subterfuge that any decent government gadfly would have exposed. Political parties or officeholders should have had control of that situation. DeSantis now showed himself and his organization to be lacking in Field General abilities as Trump has previously done.
      Fraud and distractions must be anticipated. The patriots of our day still need to have better communication and discussion amongst themselves.
      Tyranny wins through suppression of information and discussion..

  • March 31, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Hidden in the sound and fury over Trump being indicted, Congress officially ended the COVID “emergency” and Brandon isn’t contesting that… yet the mandate preventing unjabbed foreigners from entering the country legally.

  • March 31, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Interesting. We could equate the lack of maintenance of the Russian Nukes to the Guy who still has the condom he put in his wallet while in High School.

    • March 31, 2023 at 9:50 pm
      Too Tall


      Are you saying that guy is still an INCEL, or that he is a “baby daddy” several times over?

  • March 31, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    FMI. This is my first use of a smart phone to comment here, maybe I commented a few times elsewhere years ago.

    FYI. The USA military forces an government are said by some to not be in direct or back door communication with Russian or Chinese militaries or governments.
    That worries me.
    No nukes anyone, please.
    Someone or something really has got the world ready to fly off the proverbial and real rails.

    • March 31, 2023 at 4:27 pm

      For alla youse commenting on dud Rooshian nukes:

      Get it in your head that if only 10% of their nukes worked, the overkill would be a mere 20 times what is needed to smoke the whole place, as opposed to 200 times what is needed.

      Know this — A nuke war means one thing for sure:

      It. Is. Over.

      • April 6, 2023 at 9:09 am

        Employment of nuclear weapons against specific targets here in these presently united States is bad for those people in the immediate area of the primary targets, no doubt. Those outside the area of blast effects who have the ability to protect against fallout generated by surface bursts employed against hardened primary and secondary targets would likely survive. Even in an all out attack during the height of the cold war would have subjected less than 1% of the area of the US to blast effects, although the fallout from a counterforce attack would be significant. In the 1980s, much of the manufacturing capability of the US was in the major cities. These days, the decay of the cities has resulted in migration of these manufacturing plants, such as still remain, away from cities into surrounding suburbs, lessening the impact on the US manufacturing. Transport would be a bigger issue as petroleum processing is a point failure risk.

        Given the uncertain reliability of existing weapons, it is likely that any such attack would likely be a decap strike carried out using SLBM, a much smaller threat than the counterforce scenario noted above.

        What IS a potential concern is what is likely to *precede* the targeting of specific locations, and that is the use of EMP, especially enhanced broad area EMP weapons as a predecessor attack. Even without the use of enhanced EMP weapons, two or three simple gun-type fission devices similar to the one used against Japan in 1945 but detonated at about 200 km above selected areas, or one detonated 300 km above Nebraska, would be, in fact, a civilization ending event, resulting in the deaths of 90% or more of the US population within a year. Such an attack would be much more efficient than the traditional countervalue or counterforce strikes. Russia may well have trouble maintaining their nuclear weapon arsenal in toto, but I would be shocked to discover that they could not maintain three of them. EMP is a huge concern, dwarfing the impact of even an all-out attack.

        And the worst part is that it is possible to deliver such an attack by stealth in a manner virtually impossible to anticipate. So, my somewhat lengthy reply to your comment is “All-out nuclear war is survivable by those who think ahead and make basic preparations. An EMP is altogether different- the direct effects will kill very few, but the strategic effect will be very severe.

  • March 31, 2023 at 5:18 pm
    KY Rifle

    I’m still thoroughly sold on the analysis that keeping Russia tied up in Ukraine is the surest bet to keep Russia from nuking anyone.
    Russia’s geopolitical goal in regards to Europe is to control the access points to the steppe, and the sea lanes to St. Petersburg. That was true for decades upon generations before the commies took over, and it didn’t change when they fell from power. Putin doesn’t see himself as the second coming of Stalin, but rather of Peter the Great. His goal is to restore the Russian Empire to its peak.
    The problem with that goal is, it requires conquering about half of Germany, and most or all of several other NATO members. As we’ve seen from their performance in Ukraine, the Russian ground forces are woefully unprepared for large-scale operations. If they went up against any professional army, those ground forces would cease to exist within days, possibly hours. Russia’s only remaining defense would be to create a nuclear no man’s land.
    If the Russians are kept fully committed in Ukraine, they can’t go get adventurous on other fronts. They can disengage at their own choosing, and the Western world can de-escalate by turning off the supply of ammo to Ukraine. Once Putin failed to take Kiev, that became the surest, possibly only, way to keep the Russians from getting themselves in over their heads elsewhere.

  • March 31, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    Well, Trump was only in the way of them coming after us who are resisting them. So I guess it is time to remind everyone.

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
    ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

    • April 1, 2023 at 7:49 am

      “The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.”



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