45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Vol 6)

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sugerbear

1,735 posts

95 months

Friday 11th January
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Vandenberg said:
_dobbo_ said:
Interesting letter from a structural engineer / "wall expert" on all the ways the "wall" is terrible.
I always thought the wall idea was daft, technology is surely the answer, weaponised drones patrolling the border, as soon as it detects a heart source bigger than a coyote alert the authorities or shoot them depending on who is in the whitehouse.
Coyotes with frick'in lasers on their heads.

midenginedcoupe

3,856 posts

69 months

Friday 11th January
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_dobbo_ said:
Interesting letter from a structural engineer / "wall expert" on all the ways the "wall" is terrible.
[...]
Fabulous. Here's the original: https://www.facebook.com/apatrick/posts/1010090277...

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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sugerbear said:
Vandenberg said:
_dobbo_ said:
Interesting letter from a structural engineer / "wall expert" on all the ways the "wall" is terrible.
I always thought the wall idea was daft, technology is surely the answer, weaponised drones patrolling the border, as soon as it detects a heart source bigger than a coyote alert the authorities or shoot them depending on who is in the whitehouse.
Coyotes with frick'in lasers on their heads.
They have mine technology that detects vehicles and projects the mine into the air where the shaped charge explodes directed at the detected tank. Something like that for these advanced fast vehicles the illegal immigrants are using? biggrin

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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The House have voted to provide back pay to federal employees after shutdown ends. The bill has gone to Trump for his signature.

Amidst all the news that Mueller is about to drop his report, Trump kicks his phony wall "crisis" into overdrive. It's no big mystery, these two things are 100% linked.

The House voted to approve backpay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown 411-7, a day after the Senate unanimously passed the same resolution

Edited by Byker28i on Friday 11th January 18:01

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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Mueller wins again. A judge has denied a request by Concord Management (defendent in Mueller's Russian troll farm case) to force Mueller's office to explain how it got information that Concord's lawyers say was confidential; there was a sealed hearing this morning


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Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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Blackpuddin said:
Challo said:




Dont worry folks. The Donald has been to the border and see it for himself.
Note however that he doesn't actually say he got back from the border. Just that he just got back, whatever that means. Maybe his walnut-sized brain is finally working out that it's worth wording stuff in a defensible way, something he hasn't bothered to do up to now.
He's been president for two years. What's he done about this 'invasion' all this time... Why's it now a 'crisis'?

Hint

p1stonhead

17,565 posts

104 months

Friday 11th January
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Yep pretty much sums it up. Now he can blame someone for something he knew he was never going to get.

Greg66

8,276 posts

115 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
sugerbear said:
Vandenberg said:
_dobbo_ said:
Interesting letter from a structural engineer / "wall expert" on all the ways the "wall" is terrible.
I always thought the wall idea was daft, technology is surely the answer, weaponised drones patrolling the border, as soon as it detects a heart source bigger than a coyote alert the authorities or shoot them depending on who is in the whitehouse.
Coyotes with frick'in lasers on their heads.
They have mine technology that detects vehicles and projects the mine into the air where the shaped charge explodes directed at the detected tank. Something like that for these advanced fast vehicles the illegal immigrants are using? biggrin
Ah. Now it makes sense. Trump is interested in North Korea so much because he wants to create a massive minefield and DMZ between the north and the south.

I wonder when he will start travelling everywhere by train.

midenginedcoupe

3,856 posts

69 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
The House have voted to provide back pay to federal employees after shutdown ends. The bill has gone to Trump for his signature.

Amidst all the news that Mueller is about to drop his report, Trump kicks his phony wall "crisis" into overdrive. It's no big mystery, these two things are 100% linked.

The House voted to approve backpay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown 411-7, a day after the Senate unanimously passed the same resolution

Edited by Byker28i on Friday 11th January 18:01
A) What kind of crazy-ass system of government requires constant votes to just keep the lights on, and
B) Who the hell were those 7 that thought federal employees shouldn't receive back pay for the House/Congress/Trump's tantrum?

I think it _may_ be this rabble, only because the tally matches *:

Amash R-MI, Nay
Biggs R-AZ, Nay
Gosar R-AZ, Nay
Grothman R-WI, Nay
Massie R-KY, Nay
Roy R-TX, Nay
Yoho R-FL, Nay

Oh look, they're all Republicans. I'm guessing they're not going to be at the front of the queue if they ever need their own government's services...


Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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The Senate is now adjourned until Monday so this will be the US's longest shutdown

The House also approved legislation that would fund and re-open the Interior Department, EPA and Forest Service in a 240-179 vote.
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/424901-house-vo...

Edited by Byker28i on Friday 11th January 19:52

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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To be fair to trump, the wall and shutdown is providing a reasonable distraction from the trump investigation.
However: House Intel member Denny Heck: "The transmission of the polling data by Mr. Manafort, that's the textbook definition of collusion. This is no longer in doubt ... The next question, which is fair, is was criminal conspiracy conducted? And we don't yet know that. Yet."

Bill

38,078 posts

192 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
The Senate is now adjourned until Monday so this will be the US's longest shutdown

The House also approved legislation that would fund and re-open the Interior Department, EPA and Forest Service in a 240-179 vote.
Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/424901-house-vo...
Do those have to be signed by Trump?

What sort of arse votes against back pay for employees affected by the shutdown? Unbelievable, even in this administration.

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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They can bypass trump by voting it through Congress only Mich McConnell won't allow them to be put to them.

Lyndsey Graham just met with the President & his team to discuss the shutdown stalemate & the border wall.
Here's his public message following that meeting:

Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC

Mr. President,

Declare a national emergency NOW.

Build a wall NOW.


What that really says is that Graham knows trump wont win, but wont tell him that, and knows that the decision will be challenged in the courts and the injunction will allow the government to be reopened...
So again the GOP won't stand upto trump

So that's it - you declare a national emergency to get what you want, so no complaints when the Dems win in 2020 and declare a national emergency to push through Medicare, will declare a national emergency after the next mass shooting, and then ban all guns.


Edited by Byker28i on Friday 11th January 20:07

Byker28i

15,025 posts

154 months

Friday 11th January
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As always, a tweet for every occaision, only this time for Graham


Tallow

1,033 posts

98 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
Lyndsey Graham just met with the President & his team to discuss the shutdown stalemate & the border wall.
Here's his public message following that meeting:

Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC

Mr. President,

Declare a national emergency NOW.

Build a wall NOW.
I'm convinced that Trump has something on Graham. Can't wait to find out what it is!

NRS

13,254 posts

138 months

Friday 11th January
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Byker28i said:
So that's it - you declare a national emergency to get what you want, so no complaints when the Dems win in 2020 and declare a national emergency to push through Medicare, will declare a national emergency after the next mass shooting, and then ban all guns.
But that's COMPLETELY different, wink Everyone knows more guns = more safety; it's just the gubberment wanting to control you. In this case there's millions and millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of illegals just waiting to storm the US and destroy the country.

Lazermilk

1,431 posts

18 months

Saturday 12th January
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Chimune said:
Byker28i said:
More bad news for trump:

MICHAEL COHEN, President Trump's former fixer and personal attorney, will testify in PUBLIC before House Oversight on Feb. 7. Expect questions about his involvement in hush money scheme to silence Trump affairs, the Trump Tower Moscow project in 2016 and other controversies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/mic...

ON TV AND UNDER OATH! 7th Feb

“In furtherance of my commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers,” Mr. Cohen said in a statement, “I have accepted the invitation by Chairman Elijah Cummings to appear publicly on Feb. 7. I look forward to having the privilege of being afforded a platform with which to give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired.”
So this the the big one no?
1St time one of the big guilties gets to have their say in public.
There must be loads of nuggets that he can just drop in during the event. Nuggets that Muller may not be interested in, but that could swamp the orange one with gossip, new threads for investigative journalists to follow. Etc.

If Cohen drops an abortion bombshell, Trump may be on very thin ice.

He is going to need something big to distract from that!
Maybe he will try live-streaming him folding his washing in his underwear like stormy did hehehurl

JonChalk

1,283 posts

47 months

Saturday 12th January
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https://boingboing.net/2019/01/11/border-patrol-un...

The NBPC (The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol. The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).) used to have a post in their FAQ explaining why walls don't / won't work:




It, and its archived webpage, were removed on 4th January this year.

JonChalk

1,283 posts

47 months

Saturday 12th January
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Byker28i said:
Lindsey Graham
@LindseyGrahamSC

Mr. President,

Declare a national emergency NOW.

Build a wall NOW.
....or if you could bring yourself to believe in a devious, calculating GOP (rather than the dim-witted, scared GOP), "let's keep pushing Trump to do stupid things, so that it makes it easier to disown him at a critical point later".

Granted this logic is flawed on so many levels, I don't really know why I suggested it :-).

Gameface

6,450 posts

14 months

Saturday 12th January
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I'd be happy enough with that.