Trump is Hoping the NYC Attack Will Distract the Nation. Good Luck With That
America doesn't scare as easily as it used to.
America doesn't scare as easily as it used to.
Donald Trump's recent AP interview and comments on Sean Spicer may have revealed what motivates America's shittiest president: Ratings.
Ten years ago, all it took were a few Lite-Brites with pictures of cartoon aliens on them to practically bring an entire city to its knees. In the new age of fear we're now entering, the past may be prologue.
Our best and brightest to Trump: "It's not us, it's you."
And after he's done with that, he's going to declare a "state of emergency" to permanently seize power.
Here we go again....Obedience and loyalty over country and constitution.
With the impending election of Donald Trump, Islamic terrorist organizations all over the world will now have one goal in mind: Pull off another massive attack on American soil.
Yes, Donald Trump Really Did Brag ON 9/11 That His Building Was Tallest Now That Twin Towers Fell
A San Antonio mattress store is now closed indefinitely after a 9/11-inspired sale and commercial goes horribly wrong. But do these people really deserve death threats? And can we finally laugh at the worst tragedy in American history?
Maybe it's not too soon.
Never forget to never forget.
The prospect of a terroristic attack on US citizens is frightening to think about, but impossible to ignore. It is in the darkest time that we look to our leaders to guide and direct us forward. If America is attacked, President Obama will be called upon to lead. History hopes he is ready to steer the country forward and away from the mistakes of the past.
Trump likely knows his latest assertion is complete bullshit, but he has hit upon a remarkably successful strategy when it comes to shoring up Republican votes: talking incessantly about illegal immigration. And the more topics he links to it, the more powerful he becomes.
Watch This. Again.
Let's see if you can spot the difference between these two statements that were made four days apart.
Bob and Chez discuss Obama's no-win situation with ISIS, Michael Moore's latest emo lament, 9/11 video replays and the new tape from InfoWars stooge Dan Bidondi.
We talk to the Westboro Baptist Church at Ground Zero so you don't have to.
Thirteen years of wars, drone strikes, and military assistance to developing countries have led to increased amounts of terror and extremism. Yet President Obama thinks the answer is to get more involved.
With his doomsday prophecy on a conservative talk radio show on Tuesday, Dick Cheney seems a little too eager to have his criticisms of President Obama vindicated.
A Salon writer says using the phrase "Islamic terrorism" to explain the September 11 attacks is "problematic," thus repudiating reality as we know it. But he's just the latest to take umbrage at the truth.
"He was quickly corrected by Dana Perino, and as these tragic souls are wont to do, laughed it off with a 'my bad,' then brought it up again the next day to laugh about it some more. Laugh to keep from crying, that is.
The topic of the Obama administration's daily intelligence briefs regarding Benghazi popped up in the conservative media on Monday and two former Bush officials along with Fox News Channel's Gretchen Carlson flagrantly misled the public about Bush's release of 9/11 intelligence briefs warning of the attacks.
As with the conspicuous lack of outrage over the 13 embassy attacks during the Bush years, the GOP's Benghazi-obsessed screechers never once showed similar investigative zeal in the years following another attack against America that's been weirdly overlooked in the context of this discussion: September 11, 2001.
Seven years ago, I wrote two pieces for my newly minted blog, Deus Ex Malcontent, to mark the anniversary of the single most epochal event in modern American history. Looking back on them now, it's shocking to see how much has changed even since then. But it's a tradition on this day each year that I repost those two pieces back-to-back in their entirety, and today I'm doing it here at the Banter.
There a couple of things in this world that make me tear up every time I see them, hear them, and so on. One is the Miracle on Ice. Another is the crescendo of Nessun Dorma. And then there's this: U2's breathtaking performance at the Super Bowl halftime show just four months after the attacks of 9/11.
Young soldiers at Guantanamo Bay would have been in grade school when the 9/11 attacks occurred. But the government is making sure the terrorist attacks are fresh in their minds.The FBI now holds briefings for military personnel stationed at Guantanamo about the attacks and their connection to the island prison. Five detainees are currently being tried for their role in plotting 9/11. There are 161 other prisoners there too, about half of whom have been cleared for transfer.
It is impossible to know for certain whether screening phone records would have stopped the attacks -- the program didn't exist at the time. It's also not clear whether the program would have given the NSA abilities it didn't already possess with respect to the case. Details of the current program and as well as NSA's role in intelligence gathering around the 9/11 plots remain secret.
After his turn in office, Cheney has thankfully disappeared for the most part. But the Dark Lord has returned to offer his poisonous opinion on the so called Benghazi scandal, adding to the mounting bullshit coming from Republicans in a pathetically obvious attempt to smear Obama.