Saturday, July 15, 2017

Trump Wants A “Transparent” Border Wall To Prevent Injuries From Falling “Sacks Of Drugs”

Mod: Unfortunately, and despite what you might have heard a few times, it doesn't look like Mexico is going to pay for the border wall. Apparently that bill will be paid for by you.

Trump Wants A “Transparent” Border Wall To Prevent Injuries From Falling “Sacks Of Drugs” (Vanity Fair link): Construction on the wall Donald Trump made central to his presidential campaign—one that he repeatedly promised would run the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, geological and fiscal impossibilities be damned—has yet to begin, which might be a good thing, since Trump apparently has some new design notes for how he’d like the wall to be built.

Asked by reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday night about the wall, the president offered several perplexing new details about his plans and insisted that he was “not joking” about adding solar panels, a proposal he earnestly suggested would help cover the project’s estimated $21.6 billion cost. “There is a chance that we can do a solar wall,” Trump said. “We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border—the southern border. And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. But there is a very good chance we could do a solar wall.”

Trump went on to say that the wall needs one thing: transparency. “You have to be able to see through it,” he explained. “In other words, if you can’t see through that wall—so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall.”

The wall needs to be see-through, the president continued, because drug dealers may otherwise throw large bags of drugs over the wall to the other side, and hit innocent passers-by. “As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them—they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over,” he added. “As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.”

Trump promised on the campaign trail that he would find a way to make Mexico pay for the wall. A new spending bill released by House Republicans this week proposes $1.6 billion to begin building the border wall. Mexico has no plans to pay for any wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, transparent or otherwise.

'Why is it lie after lie after lie?': Fox News anchor goes off on Trump administration (Business Insider link): Fox News anchor Shep Smith tore into the Trump administration on Friday for its lack of transparency on the unfolding Russia scandal.

"Why is it lie after lie after lie?" Smith said to fellow anchor Chris Wallace. "The deception, Chris, is mind-boggling." What set Smith off was the latest development about a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and a Russian lawyer who reportedly offered dirt on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Reports on Friday revealed there were more people in attendance than Trump originally acknowledged.

"We're still not clean on this, Chris. If there’s nothing there — and that’s what they tell us … If all of that, why all these lies?" an exasperated Smith said.

The reprimand was uncharacteristic coming from Fox News, which has been reliably positive in its coverage of the White House. Since news of the Trump Jr. meeting broke last week, pundits on the network have targeted their criticism at the media, President Obama, and Hillary Clinton herself.

"There are still people who are out there who believe we’re making it up," Smith said. "And one day they’re gonna realize we’re not and look around and go, Where are we, and why are we getting told all these lies?"






Dems mock Trump Jr with giant Time cover on the House floor — and read his emails into the Congressional Record (Raw Story link): Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) on Friday read the full contents of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain on the House Floor, accompanied by a print of TIME magazine’s most recent cover, a photo of Trump’s eldest son superimposed with the words, “Red Handed.”

Don. Jr.’s emails are a smoking gun,” Gallego told his colleagues at the House of Representatives. “They prove that the Trump campaign was not only aware of the Russian government’s efforts to meddle in our elections, they were enthusiastic about accepting Russian support.”


Gallegos said the emails paint a “disturbing picture of a campaign and now an administration willing to break the law and sell out to an adversary of the United States in order to advance their own petty interests.”

Reading out Trump Jr.’s statement which accompanied the email, Gallegos noted that despite the president’s son’s assurance that he was publishing the emails in the interest of transparency, “he wasn’t even in this email.” Recent reports indicate as many as eight people were present at the June 2016 meeting, though Trump Jr. originally indicated it was only himself, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Referencing Trump Jr.’s response to finding out he would be obtaining information damaging to Hillary Clinton at the meeting, Gallegos tore into the president’s eldest son.

Mr. Speaker: ‘I love it.’ His response was ‘I love it,’” Gallegos said. “I’ve worked in politics for a long time, I’ve never been approached with information from a foreign government. But if I was, my response would not be, ’I love it.’ My response would be, ‘this is completely inappropriate.’ My response would be, ‘don’t ever contact me again.’ My response would be, ‘I’m calling the FBI.’”

“In this email, Donald Trump Jr. showed his true colors,” he continued. “This email proves that he lacks basic integrity, and the willingness of Jared Kushner to attend that meeting proves that he, too, is no patriot.”

He and Lieu proceeded to read out the contents of the email, pausing at times to pepper the exchange with their own commentary. Noting Trump Jr.’s pledge to lock in a meeting with Veselnitskaya, Gallegos said, “that’s some eagerness that this man has for this information.”

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34 comments:

  1. Dumb trolls get trumped again

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  2. Is it treason yet?

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  3. So President Dumbass is going to build a $21.6 billion dollar wall with our tax money that people can thrown 60 pound bags of drugs over? I guess the question is how much of that 60 pounds has gone upon this damn fool's nose.

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  4. I should be so lucky as to be hit with a 60 lb. sack of marijuana.

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    1. How much will six plants weigh?

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    2. On the "police blotter" 6 plants weigh 85 lbs. with a street value of $14,000.00,in reality maybe 2 lbs and a value of $27.50

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    3. It would be $14,000 if the city was buying it.

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    4. Why is the city buying marijuana?

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    5. Because of their incredible work load, staff has been looking for ways to relax.

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    6. The Library is having an herb tasting night.

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    7. Locally grown only I hope. Support your local herbsman.

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    8. Too bad we don't still have a Farmer's Market.

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  5. Trump first campaigned that the wall would cost 'only' $4 billion.

    Trolls got trumped!

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  6. No want for store-purchased pesto anymore.

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  7. The latest evidence of Trumps unfitness may be the most revolting

    Every week — nearly every day — brings fresh, stomach-churning evidence of President Trump’s unfitness for office. The latest may be the most revolting.

    Confronted with incontrovertible proof that his son leapt at the prospect of meeting with a “Russian government attorney” offering to dish dirt on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support” for his candidacy, the president took the position that this was political business as usual.

    His first public reaction, in an interview with Reuters, was that “many people would have held that meeting.” The next day, Trump ratcheted up that astonishing assertion, from “many” to “most,” asserting, “I think from a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting. . . . Politics isn’t the nicest business in the world, but it’s very standard.”

    No. It. Isn’t.

    Donald Trump Jr. at least had the decency to admit, in his interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, that, “in retrospect, I probably would’ve done things a little differently.” Not his father. I know being Trump means never having to say you’re sorry. I understand the fierce parental instinct to defend your erring child, even if that child is a 39-year-old father of five. But this meeting was unacceptable. It was not even in the exurbs of appropriate. Hard to believe this really requires spelling out, but apparently it does, so here goes: A candidate for president of the United States and his campaign have no business, none, trucking with an emissary of a foreign government peddling incriminating information about their opponent.

    That this meeting was explicitly described as an element of a Russian plot to influence the U.S. election is icing on an already repulsive cake. That the target of this feeler — the candidate’s son — embraced such meddling rather than recoiling from it only adds to the sordidness of the episode.

    And that the intended beneficiary, now the sitting president of the United States, is unable and unwilling to accept that fact should be chilling to every patriotic American. Perhaps he is incapable of ever acknowledging wrongdoing. That only adds to the chill.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-latest-evidence-of-trumps-unfitness-may-be-the-most-revolting/2017/07/14/f8ce9a50-68c4-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html

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  8. Russia, Russia, Russia. Has Hollywood done their cattle call and financed the script?
    Hillary and Soros are behind the "fake", fool American's about anything but the failures of ObamaCare news.
    Notice how much time spent on Dems running from the Healthcare failure and instead running to Staples Center for blow up photo ops, trying to remain relevant in their parties droping numbers!

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    1. Looks like you' ve smoked up your six plants already.

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    2. Clearly trump is still grabbing your pussy

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    3. Trump voters have got to be the most traitorous unpatriotic idiots in American history.

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    4. It'd not a Democrat Republican thing,it's an American Russian thing

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    5. So far all of the turncoats caught in bed with Putin are Republicans.

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  9. Another broken promiseJuly 15, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    White House Says Budget Deficit To Be $99B Higher This Year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That’s a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/white-house-budget-deficit-higher

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    1. Troll got Trumped! Smoke up

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  10. Insurers blast Senate health care provision as 'unworkable',,,,, that was a headline today on CNN Money. Sorry to interrupt but who isn't talking about the elephant in the room. Government should handle health care for all and get rid of the middle men sucking up the money for salleries big buildings. Let the insurance industry handle property loss and not our life loss.

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    1. Notice that reptiles like Ted Cruze and Mitch McConnell made extra special sure their government benefits weren't touched?

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    3. Ted Cruz smells with his tongue.

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  11. Nice headline from Daily KOS:

    Republican Voters Turn Against Book Learning as the Party's Enstupiding Accelerates

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  12. "...don't need no book learnin' no how..." subtitle to Devos treatise on dTrump's educational destruction plan.

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  13. If Trump is so smart, how come he has such dumb kids?

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  14. Thanks very nice blog!

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  15. Verrrry interesting,but stupid!! (not funny) :) ?

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