Just installed new HEPA filters for the ISO chamber, so let’s crank up the blowers and open the latest drums of toxic sludge!
First up – the wailing wall!
Trump says he ‘didn’t need to’ declare emergency but wanted ‘faster’ action
thehill.com ^ | February 15, 2019 | Jordain Carney
Posted on 2/15/2019, 3:41:35 PM by Berlin_Freeper
President Trump said on Friday that he “didn’t need to” declare a national emergency but did it to speed up construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster,” Trump said during a press conference at the Rose Garden in the White House.
Except that the bill he just signed will very likely be used to keep him from doing just that. He should have vetoed that POS. When Oh When will we get the line item veto for the Oval Office? I know…double edged sword but…it would have been handy this week.
To: Bloody Sam Roberts
He signed the bill because the votes in both Congressional bodies were higher than the votes required to override his veto.
There was no benefit from playing the part of a person who wanted to shut down the government again.
Look folks, he can’t do it alone, and we need to quit playing as if that isn’t exactly what he has to do.
To: morphing libertarian“I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster,” Trump said during a press conference at the Rose Garden in the White House.
This statement completely undermines any legal argument in support of a “national emergency” declaration.
“I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster,”
The statement Pretty much guarantees he loses. That plus he signed just a bill where he agrees not to do what the act intends. I can only think he must know this so what do we conclude from that? Nothing good.
Kolfage’s crowdfunding campaign turned him into an instant celebrity among supporters of President Donald Trump, who were frustrated as the president’s own efforts to fund the wall struggled to gain traction. But soon after the crowdfunding effort took off, Kolfage came under fire after it was revealed that before his wall campaign, he had run Facebook pages that promoted fake stories and hoaxes and raised money for a veterans’ program that never materialized.
That was not a smart thing to say.
(James Garner “Support Your Local Sheriff” voice : “Well, I’ve been watching The Darnold for two years, and I haven’t seen him do one smart thing yet.”)
He just admitted that he doesn’t really believe there is an emergency. That undermines his declaration. Dumb.
That’s going to bite him (and us) in the butt.
That was not a smart thing to say. He just admitted that he doesn’t really believe there is an emergency. That undermines his declaration. Dumb.
To: TTFXThat un-made my day. I’m sure the libs are going to jump all over that comment. They are going to claim bad faith and if he uses emergency funds for something he has admitted is not an emergency it could open up a legitimate impeachment article.
To: TTFXHe just said it was not a national emergency. He just said he’s using the pretense of a national emergency to expedite a non-emergency.
To: Berlin_FreeperYet again he is saying it isn’t an emergency.
To: 9YearLurkera judge will say: this “emergency” existed when you ran for office. It existed for two years while your party was in power, you have a deportation process in place. i find for the state of California and overrule the emergency order. Thanx for the opportunity.
Bret Stephens: Would love to see Hannity react when Dem declares climate change emergencyThe Hill ^ | February 15, 2019 | Joe Concha
Posted on 2/15/2019, 12:31:53 PM by EveningStar
New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said on Friday he would “love to see” what Fox News host Sean Hannity would say if a future Democratic president declared “a national emergency over climate change” or for another reason.
Stephens made the comment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” hours before Trump declared a national emergency in an announcement from the Rose Garden.
“The powers that Trump appropriates for himself now and that Republicans like Mitch McConnell willingly grant him are powers that future Democratic presidents are certainly going to seize using this as a precedent,” Stephens said.
“And real conservatives already rue the day, but these faux conservatives are going to rue that day when they handed over so much power to an executive to act when he or she pleases,” he continued.
“When Elizabeth Warren starts seizing banks or Kamala Harris declares a national emergency over climate change, I’d love to see what Sean Hannity has to say.”
To: Col Frank Slade
The Dems won’t have to worry about Hannity if they try to pull that off.
We’re not worried about Hannity now. Just so ya know.
They’ll worry about the crowd waiting outside their offices.
If you’re crazy, it’s not a positive. Also, if you’re stupid enough to think that any of you idiots are going to show up at Congress and try to kill people, you pretty much deserve what you’re going to get.
And ready to give the democrats what they very truly deserve.
Bring it, Obamaholes.
Bring it, please, so we can get the inevitable over with earlier rather than later.