north korea

Even though the lines of communication have thawed a little between North and South Korea, President Donald J. Trump isn’t deviating much from his usual tone against the rogue authoritarian state (I guess when you’ve been blogging long enough, you start to phrase things in a quasi-journalistic way, and ignore the hypocrisy of the nation where you’re posting from). Trump has offered a roughed-up looking olive branch to Kim Jong Un. “Sure, I always believe in talking,” was the official response he gave to journalists. But, this comes shortly after he said he had a larger nuclear button than Kim. […]

North Korea: Nuclear State With Higher Ambitions?

I tried to find a polite way to phrase that, but I just couldn’t do it. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? But the grotesque has become picturesque. Another picture highlighting the hubris and naivety of an amusing, broken man. Except there is no escape from this oak tree. The world is vertical (because we’re in an oak tree), and you’re more than likely at the bottom. Here are some of the things we’ll be dealing with this winter (with any luck, it won’t be a nuclear one). Trump Judges (Giving the phrase, “Oh joy, oh rapture!” a whole new meaning!) […]

We’re All Inside a Great Oak Tree Hibernating with Yogi ...

US deployments remain the same in the region Alert status has not changed Channels of communication between US and North Korea are open Doesn’t look like verbal hostilities will cease, until either diplomacy wins out or that big blinding fireball rips apart the horizon. Trump supporters love that kind of tough talk, finding in him a man that will stick up for them when no one else will. But, it isn’t clear if: Trump will “stick up” for Guam His supporters realize the magnitude of the situation (of Guam and Earth in general) If we’ll all be annihilated. You know […]

Should We “Calm Down” about North Korea?