Google’s hosted news is reporting that North Korea has approved a nuclear strike on the U.S.
Of course, this is the same government that officially promotes a North Korean-ized version of Christianity in which the present dictator, Kim Jong-Un is worshiped as the Christ in place of Jesus of Nazareth in all of the officially sanctioned churches, so one must question the grip on reality way over yonder. (His dead daddy is the Father, by the way, if you’re wondering how that works.)
Still, shiver me timbers, the rhetoric is spicy:
“The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out “today or tomorrow”.
Shall I soil myself or wind my watch? That’s roughly the same level of commitment to action that my youngest daughter has about when she’ll scoop out the cat litter box. I don’t know. I’m still jaded from the time when Saddam Hussein couldn’t make good on his threat to meet our forces with the Mother Of All Battles. Tough words from tiny men (other than Joe Pesci, of course) just don’t float my boat anymore.
We should start a pool. Here’s my bet.
1) China will save the day by telling Obama to do whatever they say. That whole “lead from behind” thing. It’s worked so well every time it’s been tried.
2) Democrats will come up with a gun control argument in the aftermath of the diplomatic fiasco.
3) MSM outlets will agree that conservative, white males are the real issue in North Korea….somehow. Then the same news outlets will slobber all over themselves defending NK when it is leaked that Kim Jong-Vicar* is in favor of sodomite marriage.
4) Kim Jong-Vicar will explain “today or tomorrow” that the “fast approaching explosion” was in reference to the number of his Twitter followers after he tweets a pic of his killer abs. The accompanying caption: “Once you go yellow, you’ll know you found your fellow!”
5) The past six years will be unceremoniously tossed down the Memory Hole, and the new accepted Truth will be that the new war we find ourselves in with North Korea was started by President Bush, and Obama will work to get us out of there as soon as he possibly can.
(*Vicar, from “vicarious,” one who stands in the place of, or instead of, Christ.)
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