Donald Trump, the Old Testament King Who Might Nuke ISIS But Might Not, Hey You’re Cute: Curated Clicks
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KILL THEM WITH COMPLIMENTS
GOP presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump had a mind-blowing non-answer when asked if he would use tactical nukes against the Islamic State:
He never answered the question.
The Washington Post: The most baffling moments from Donald Trump’s Washington Post ed board interview
THE BIBLICAL TRUMP
Trump has been compared to all sorts of genocidal madmen, but the comparisons often fall short since many of history’s dictators had a coherent ideology guiding their misdeeds. Trump appears to have none.
Jay Michaelson looks to the Book of Esther for a biblical Trump analogue, and determines Trump is not Haman, the schemer engineering personal gain; Trump is Ahasuerus, the decadent emperor who is easily convinced to wipe out the Jews and just as easily unconvinced:
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BOOTLICKERS AND OPPORTUNISTS, LISTED
Christie, Hannity, Carson, Gingrich, Coulter — many of the GOP’s old gods have pledged fealty to a dark force of ego-driven chaos.
“Every time someone endorses Trump… I just add it to the list and repeat it over and over, like Arya Stark…” https://t.co/iLaXJZ09dw
— Gabriel Rossman (@GabrielRossman) February 29, 2016
The Buckley Club is chronicling the descent, traitor by traitor:
Medium: The Buckley List
A few more bites:
“We can’t pay it back.” – A Mongolian who quit farming and started selling jeans in Ulaanbaatar, only to get hammered by the commodities crash, via The Wall Street Journal
“Men tip men to demonstrate who’s in power. So if I go in and I’m the man and you [another man] are the maître d’, I’m tipping you to show you that I’m the guest. Now you’re going to give me something. But let’s not misunderstand, I’m in charge. [But if you’re a female maître d’] I don’t have to worry about power in front of you. Your job is to get me a table.” – Consultant Kate Edwards recounts structural sexism in New York hospitality customs, via The Awl
“Yes, a film about Batman fighting Superman is dull.” – Critic Michael Roffman pans the “doomsday of a cash grab” that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, via Consequence of Sound