Trump declares a national emergency, then, flies off to his Crisis Management Center — his Florida golf course

Donald Trump’s Friday morning: declare a national emergency.

Donald Trump’s Friday afternoon: jet off to Mar-a-Lago.

Things are so terrible at the border, so incredibly dangerous despite what all the statistics tell us, that it is an EMERGENCY to build a wall. The emergency is not so severe, however, that Trump doesn’t have the leisure to hang with billionaires at his private club and do some secret golfing. After a few hours of executive time, of course. The man’s got to rest up between ranting while signing some pieces of paper and getting on Air Force One.

Priorities, I tell you.


Trump says Japanese prime minister nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize. It’s just another Trump lie.

President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to broker peace between North and South Korea.

Trump said Abe showed the president “the most beautiful five-page letter” that he sent to the Norwegian committee that awards the prestigious diplomatic prize each year.

“He had rocket ships, and he had missiles flying over Japan, and they had alarms going off, you know that,” Trump said of Abe, speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday. “Now all of a sudden, they feel good. They feel safe. I did that.”

The Japanese embassy in Washington did not immediately return an email seeking confirmation that Abe had, in fact, submitted Trump’s name for the peace prize.

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The seven dumbest things from Trump’s news conference

This man is an embarrassment.

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency as a pretext for building his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but the president often went off on strange and unrelated tangents about China, North Korea and other topics.

Trump’s rambling address was an utterly bizarre spectacle even by his own standards — here were the seven craziest moments.

1.) Trump marvels at the economic potential of the communist dictatorship in North Korea. The president once again touted his “great relationship” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and said he could imagine North Korea becoming a major economic hub in the coming years given its location near Russia, China and South Korea.

“It’s right smack in the middle!” Trump said of the country’s location. “Phenomenal!”

2.) Trump once again rants about women being tied up and having tape put over their mouths. While talking about the dangers of undocumented immigrants, Trump once again returned to one of his favorite topics: Women kidnapped by human traffickers.

“You can’t take [women & girls] through ports of entry,” Trump said, describing a need to build a border wall. “You can’t have them tied up in the backseat of a car… they can’t see three women with tape on their mouths or three women whose hands are tied.”

Customs and Border Patrol reports they have not a single instance of finding or hearing about girls, women, men, boys, or anyone else being found bound and gagged with tape.

3.) Trump praises China for executing drug dealers. Trump dubiously claimed that there is no problem with drug addiction in China because its government simply has drug dealers killed.

“Their criminal list is much tougher than our criminal list,” the president said of China. “Their criminal list, the drug dealer gets a thing called the death penalty! Our criminal list, a drug dealer gets a thing called, ‘How about a fine!’”

4.) Trump rips his fellow Republicans for not building the wall during his first two years in office. The president seemed to take a veiled shot at former House Speaker Paul Ryan, who for two years did not fight to fund the president’s wall.

“We have a little disappointment for the first year and a half,” he said. “People that should have stepped up didn’t step up. They didn’t step up and they should have. It would’ve been easy.”

5.) Trump admits that his emergency order will likely go down in flames in U.S. courts.

“We will have a national emergency,” Trump said, before adding, “and we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, we’ll get another bad ruling, then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court, then hopefully we’ll get a fair shake, and we’ll win in the Supreme Court.”

6.) Trump rambles about right-wing talk show hosts who say nice things about him. The president gave a special shout out to the conservative pundits who pushed him to shut down the federal government, and he even praised Rush Limbaugh for having the stamina to talk on the radio for three straight hours.

“Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do,” Trump said. “Rush Limbaugh, I think he’s a great guy. For 3 hours, he speaks. He’s got one of the biggest audiences.”

7.) Trump admits he didn’t actually need to sign an emergency order to build the wall.

“I didn’t need to do this,” Trump said of the emergency order. “But I’d rather do it much faster.”

Admitting this could undercut Trump’s legal argument that he had to declare a national emergency, as it is difficult to argue that you needed to do something when you admit that you didn’t need to do it.

This man is a goddam fool.  And you TeaPublicans are just as stupid as he is.

Feb 15 – news you will not hear on Faux

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, February 15.

Trump’s wall, national emergency — the short version

Here’s the short version.

Trump campaigned on “build a big beautiful wall” — “2,000 miles along, 30 feet high” — “on the entire US-Mexico border” — “Mexico will pay for it!!”  And when he spouted this horseshit, the fools in his audience went wild, believing his every lie.

Last year, Congress offered him $25 billion for his wall in exchange for permanent protection for “dreamers” — young people who were brought here illegally as children, bu their parents.  Trump turned down the $25 billion.

For two years — Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 — Republicans controlled the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House.  At any time during that two years, they could have given Trump any amount of money to build his wall.  They did not.  Because Republicans don’t want to build a border wall.

Republicans and Democrats understand that, along the US-Mexico border, there are areas that need a wall, some places need fence, and some places don’t need much more than signs delineating the order.  Republicans and Democrats both understand that “border security” needs more people and technology.

Trump, however, is locked into (1) his own lies, (2) his raving, foaming-at-the-mouth, dogshit-stupid base, and, (3) rightwing radio commentators such as Hannity, Limbaugh, and Coulter.

Trump shut down the US government because Congress refused to give him $25 billion, instead, giving him $1.35 billion for border security, some of which will be used for barriers.  The shutdown was a HUGE loss for Trump and Republicans.

Finally, today, Feb 15, Congress has passed legislation that contains money for border security.  Trump — knowing that he just got his ass kicked in public — has said he will sign the legislation, then, he will (1) issue an executive order declaring a national emergency on the border, and, (2) seize about $8 billion in budgeted money from the Dept of Defense and other federal agencies and use that money to “build a wall.”  Immediately after issuing his declaration of national emergency, Trump will head for his “crisis command center” at his Mar-A-Largo Florida estate where he will play golf for a few days.  Some crisis.

Trump will lose.  Both the Senate and the House will file suit to overturn Trump’s order and to stop him from seizing appropriated money.

If any of you TeaPublicans support Trump, you need to read up on the Youngstown Steel issue during WW II.  President Truman seized the steel company, declaring that steel was needed for the war effort.  The Supreme Court slapped him down, told him the President cannot seize private property, even during war.  Trump will suffer the same defeat as did Truman.

Furthermore — if Trump gets away with an “emergency declaration,” just wait until a Democrat is elected president — and then declares a national emergency when a school shooting occurs — and in line with that declaration, orders an end to the sale of certain types of weapons.  Or, when a Democratic President declares a national emergency over climate change — and orders various measures intended to reduce the use of fossil fuels, require the use of solar and wind power, and similar measures.

This issue will mark the end of Trump’s Presidency.  Oh, yes, I know, he will remain in office for two more years, but, he’s powerless.  He will spend the remaining two years traveling around the country, raving and shrieking before ever-smaller crowds of red-baseball-cap-wearing fools, interspersed with periods of playing golf at his resorts.

In 2020, Democrats will take over the Senate, retain control of the House, and take the White House — and the Republican Party will go to its well-deserved grave.  And that, folks, is what happens when you elect an incompetent, stupid, failed businessman.  And you know it.

The biggest loser: TRUMP !!!!

Congress passed a spending bill that will keep the government open and that will NOT provide a penny for Trump’s loony wall.  The House voted 300-128, Senate vote was 82-16 — veto-proof votes.

Trump is now blustering about declaring a national emergency after which he will take money from various agencies, give it to the Dept of Defense the order the Army to build his wall.  In the first place, if he tries this, he will be breaking several laws — the Constitution allows only Congress (the House, to be specific) to appropriate money; for the Dept of Defense to engage in law enforcement in the US is a violation of the posse comitatus law.  In the second place, Congress will sue him in a heartbeat, thereby stopping his ridiculous emergency declaration.

Trump has lost.  Lost big time.  And this is only the beginning — he will spend the next two years being beaten like a red-headed stepchild by Congress, mainly by House Democrats.

Where has Rooty-Tooty been? Supporting an Iranian terrorist organization.

The Trump administration had delicately said the meeting of five dozen nations in Warsaw would focus on “Middle East security.” But the unmistakable voice of Rudolph Giuliani, an avowed proponent of regime change in Iran, set a different tone.

Hours before the meeting began, Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and President Trump’s lawyer, told an anti-Iran rally outside Warsaw’s main stadium that Iranian leaders are “assassins, they are murderers and they should be out of power.”

Mr. Giuliani said he was representing an Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or M.E.K., not Mr. Trump. But his message belied what American officials had told nervous European counterparts: that the two-day meeting would focus on a range of Middle East security matters. […]

“We want to see a regime change in Iran,” Mr. Giuliani said.

I was wondering where Ghouliani has been… stirring up the shit for war in the Middle East. Is he an “Ambassador” now? Pompeo, Bolton, and Pence were there too.

Read the whole article. It is terrifying.