The only true ‘nuclear option’ involves a nuclear weapon

From CNN:

The announcement sets Republicans up to change Senate rules — referred to as the “nuclear option” — to lowering the threshold of advancing Supreme Court nominees to just 51 votes from 60.

This annoys me. Changing the number equaling a majority in the U.S. Senate from 60 to 51 is not a nuclear anything: it’s basic math. A country with as many nuclear weapons as we have should never throw the term “nuclear” around unless it’s actually referring to something nuclear. We’ve used nuclear weapons before. Twice. We’re the only country in the world that can make that claim.

With that said, we should stop being so flippant with the word nuclear. We should only use that word when it actually applies to weaponizing the energy released from nuclear reactions.

A bunch of mostly rich, old men changing the way they vote on something is not nuclear, it’s just plain old democracy.  At least our retarded version of it.

 

Tweet at Donald Trump and your account may be flagged as ‘potentially abusive’

I follow Donald Trump on Twitter. I don’t know why I do it. I don’t like Donald Trump. I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. I think most of what he has done since becoming President has been wrong. I guess I follow Donald Trump on Twitter to see all the stupid and unnecessary things he tweets about.

Donald Trump tweeted something yesterday that provoked a response from me:

Tweet at Donald Trump and your account may be flagged as 'potentially abusive' - Bent Corner

Here is the tweet I made in response:

Tweet at Donald Trump and your account may be flagged as 'potentially abusive' - Bent Corner

Upon leaving the above tweet, I received the following message on Twitter:

We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features.

What’s going on?

Creating a safer environment for people to freely express themselves is critical to the Twitter community, so if behavior that may violate the Twitter Rules is detected, certain account features become limited. We’ve detected some potentially abusive behavior from your account, so only your followers can see your activity on Twitter for the amount of time shown below. Your account will be restored to full functionality in: 12 hours and 0 minutes.

The countdown will begin once you continue to Twitter.

I called Donald Trump a tiny-handed, thin-skinned douche-nozzle and I’m labeled as potentially abusive. I’m supposed to believe that what I said made Donald Trump’s experience on Twitter feel unsafe? Sorry if I robbed the sensitive orange snowflake of his safe space.

The whole thing is absurd. What I said is factually correct. Donald Trump does have tiny hands. Donald Trump is thin-skinned. Donald Trump is a douche-nozzle. Who knew telling it like it is about an elected official, one who received fewer votes than his opponent, could get you labeled as abusive? Talking shit about your elected officials is as American as no-fault divorce and type 2 diabetes. Twitter is being un-American.

In the end, the joke’s on Twitter. I don’t think anyone other than the people who follow me ever sees my Tweets. Their 12-hour limitation is a limitation without distinction.

Russia may give Edward Snowden to Donald Trump

From NBC News:

U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed.

That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to “curry favor” with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.

Oh how I wish this is true. Edward Snowden stole millions of classified documents. He leaked these stolen classified documents to various newspapers and publications. He then fled to China and then Russia with the stolen classified documents.

We will never know how much of the stolen classified documents Snowden shared with China and Russia. My guess is that he shared everything. I doubt China would have allowed him to leave if he had not first given them everything he had. The same theory applies to Russia. Vladimir Putin would never send Snowden back to the United States if he still had classified information Russia did not have. That’s not the way it works.

Edward Snowden is a traitor, a thief, and terrible human being. I don’t like Donald Trump. I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. I don’t agree with Donald Trump on many things. If a Trump presidency means Edward Snowden is finally extradited to the United States so that he can stand trial, a small part of me would be happy with Trump being our president.

Just to be clear, that part is so small you would probably need an electron microscope to see it.