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Trump grilled over shutdown, border wall

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Please. Cite somebody other than vox or Mother Jones.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Do you trust Fox News to make Trump look good? They tried, but then they had to cut Trump's sound because he was saying things that made him look sick in the head:

Trump at the border describes human trafficking in grisly detail, so grisly that Fox News is uncomfortable:

"They drive. They just go where there’s no security, where you don’t even know the difference between Mexico and the United States. There’s no line of demarcation. They just go out and where there’s no fencing, or walls or any kind, they just make a left into the United States and they come in and they have women tied up. They have tape over their mouths, electrical tape, usually blue tape, as they call it. It’s powerful stuff. Not good. And they have three, four, five of them in vans, or three of them in back seats of cars. And they just drive right in. They don’t go through your points of entry. They just go right through. And if we had a barrier of any kind — a powerful barrier, whether it’s steel or concrete — if we have a barrier, they wouldn’t be able to make that turn. They wouldn’t even bother trying."

Fox News host Dana Perino broke in and Fox News cut away from live coverage of the event.

Unfortunately, or maybe deliberately, FOX did NOT put the video on Youtube.

But you can watch video of Trump making Ms. Perino queasy at
www.vox.com/2019/1/10/18177405/trump-tape-human-trafficking-border-wal
l


Trump’s disturbing, detailed, and factually dubious description of women being kidnapped — a description that’s become a staple of his case for the border wall — elicited an uncomfortable reaction from many people about Trump’s mental health: "Captive women with tape over their mouths feature prominently in Trump’s inner world."

While Fox News has gone out of its way to protect Trump in the past, it’s unclear whether the network’s decision to cut away from Trump had anything to do with the content of his comments.

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White House eyes Army Corps funds to build wall

The White House has begun laying the groundwork for a declaration of national emergency to build President Donald Trump’s border wall, a move certain to set off a firestorm of opposition in Congress and the courts but one that could pave the way for an end to the three-week government shutdown.

www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/us/article/White-House-eyes-Arm
y-Corps-funds-to-build-wall-13525261.php


It is a face saving move by Trump. He can end the shutdown immediately after declaring an "emergency". He does not have to keep the government shutdown until the Wall is finished. When the courts stop the Corps from building, a month or a year after the declaration of "emergency", Trump could try something else to get his Wall. Maybe another shutdown? Maybe not.

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“If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it,” Trump told graduates. “But get to the other side of that wall.” Start at 12 minutes, 30 seconds.



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Friday, January 11, 2019 9:06 AM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

... stay crunchy...


Who the f*ck cares who pays for something that won't work?

That's how ignorant Trump followers have become (even dumber). They care more about "beating the Dems" than the things they are arguing about. Meanwhile Russia, China and Iran are having a laugh.

"The Wall" as we all know by now - any of us who read that is - was a simple phrase for Trump, easy to remember and easily understood by even soft leaning white nationalists, as a stand in/code for "we hate ALL immigrants, legal or otherwise."
We can keep arguing about funding and trying to beat the other side, OR we could actually have an intelligent debate about immigration, what's broken and how to fix each part. Except for that Dumpster Fire in chief. He won't do that. Face it - nothing meaningful will get done while he's around.

Putin says: "We choosed wisely!"

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Friday, January 11, 2019 9:38 AM

REAVERFAN


https://freespeech.org/stories/trumps-wall-isnt-about-national-securit
y-it-is-about-white-supremacy
/

The funny thing here is that Trump didn't get high ratings. The Dems who debunked him got more viewers.

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Ezra Klein writes:

I’ve covered more than my share of shutdowns (to say nothing of debt ceiling crises, sequestration deadlines, and assorted other high-stakes congressional ridiculousness) and I know their rhythms. By now, we should be well into the let’s-make-a-deal stage. By now, congressional staffers should be coming up with all manner of possible bargains, some realistic and some less so. But we’re not.

Before you can imagine a deal you have to believe there’s someone to make a deal with. And that’s where this process is stuck. Congressional Democrats don’t believe they’ve got a partner for a deal. Any deal they make with congressional Republicans — like the spending deal that was supposed to avert this whole shutdown mess in the first place — can be abrogated by a presidential tweet. And any deal they make with President Trump can be abrogated by, well, President Trump.

“Unless the president not only publicly announces support but publishes bill text and whips it, there’s no way it wouldn’t get blown up by Miller and Bannon,” says Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).

The disillusionment is well earned. Over and over again, Democrats have shaken hands on an immigration deal with Trump, only to see him abandon it as soon as they leave the room. Nor is this ancient history. Trump went back on his word during the negotiations that led to the current shutdown. That was less than a month ago.

“Deals are my art form”: how Trump destroyed dealmaking in Washington
www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/11/18176363/trump-border-wall-i
mmigration-shutdown-deal


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Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:34 AM

THG


Quote:

Originally posted by THG:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:

There are plenty of drug-runners and human traffickers who would be stopped by a wall.




Nope, fact is more drugs by far enter this country through legal ports of entry. More people who stay here illegally do the same. So if you wish to stem the flow of drugs and whatever, we need to invest more money there comrade.

The airwaves and print are being flooded with the facts faster than Trump and you trolls can lie.

T







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Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:58 AM

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The media tends to tell the story of American politics as if it was an episode of The West Wing. The protagonist is the president, and any problem can be solved with enough presidential leadership, with a soaring enough presidential speech. This is the belief that the president can achieve a political or policy objective if he tries hard enough or uses the right tactics. In other words, the American president is functionally all-powerful, and whenever he can’t get something done, it’s because he’s not trying hard enough, not leading aggressively enough.

Trump seems particularly besotted by this vision of politics. Trump famously said, “I alone can fix it,” and if the actual experience of the presidency has perhaps tempered that view a bit, it hasn’t tempered it enough for Trump to work in an actually collaborative, consistent way with the other parts of the government.

Presidents don’t have the power to pass, or even write, legislation. Presidential power is the power to persuade. The problem is presidents are often anti-persuasive, particularly in times of divided government.

This was a lesson Barack Obama learned the hard way. He too was deeply convinced of his persuasive power, only to find it failing, and even backfiring, once Republicans took Congress. But unlike Trump, Obama was alert to changes in political incentives, and he began to change his strategy in response. And so Obama, during a period of divided government, learned to stop making himself the face of the bills he actually thought might pass.

More at www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/24/18193523/donald-trump-wall-s
hutdown-congress-polarization-frances-lee


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Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:41 AM

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Trump offers NASA unlimited money to land on Mars during his first term.
www.cursor.org/politics/2019/01/24/trump-funding-nasa-mars.html

The astronauts explained why they can't, but talking to him was not getting the message through to him any better than why he can't get a wall in the same time period.

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The White House’s top economist on Wednesday said the economy could completely stall in the first three months of 2019 if the government shutdown does not end, drawing a sharp contrast with the rosy economic picture President Trump has tried to paint during the month-long funding lapse.

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett, in a CNN interview, was asked whether the economy’s growth rate for the first quarter of the year could fall to 0 percent if policymakers don’t step in soon.

“Yes, we could” see that, he said. “If it extended for the whole quarter, and given the fact that the first quarter [growth rate] tends to be low because of residual seasonality, then you could end up with a number very close to zero in the first quarter.”

It represented the most dire forecast yet from a Trump administration official on the shutdown’s economic toll.

www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trumps-top-economist-says-shut
down-could-stall-the-economy-completely/2019/01/23/3ecf4760-1f1d-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html


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Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:32 PM

THG


How Trump’s Shutdown Will Cripple US Economy, Explains Economist

https://www.ibtimes.com/how-trumps-shutdown-will-cripple-us-economy-ex
plains-economist-2755776


Way to go Donnie. You're destroying Obamas gains economically. Still, as hard as you've worked at it, it still took you 2 years.

T



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Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:54 PM

THG


Want to talk border wall. Watch this video and then we'll talk.
T


Senator Bennet (D-CO) responds to Sen Ted Cruz: "These crocodile tears that the Senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take."





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Friday, January 25, 2019 2:42 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I saw this tonight...I was pumped by the end and felt some relief as this country is NOT going to the dogs. Bravo Senator Bennett!


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by THG:
Want to talk border wall. Watch this video and then we'll talk.
T


Senator Bennet (D-CO) responds to Sen Ted Cruz: "These crocodile tears that the Senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take."






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Friday, January 25, 2019 3:01 AM

SHINYGOODGUY



I'm not a big fan of Ezra Klein, but, in this case, he makes a strong point.


SGG

Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Ezra Klein writes:

I’ve covered more than my share of shutdowns (to say nothing of debt ceiling crises, sequestration deadlines, and assorted other high-stakes congressional ridiculousness) and I know their rhythms. By now, we should be well into the let’s-make-a-deal stage. By now, congressional staffers should be coming up with all manner of possible bargains, some realistic and some less so. But we’re not.

Before you can imagine a deal you have to believe there’s someone to make a deal with. And that’s where this process is stuck. Congressional Democrats don’t believe they’ve got a partner for a deal. Any deal they make with congressional Republicans — like the spending deal that was supposed to avert this whole shutdown mess in the first place — can be abrogated by a presidential tweet. And any deal they make with President Trump can be abrogated by, well, President Trump.

“Unless the president not only publicly announces support but publishes bill text and whips it, there’s no way it wouldn’t get blown up by Miller and Bannon,” says Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).

The disillusionment is well earned. Over and over again, Democrats have shaken hands on an immigration deal with Trump, only to see him abandon it as soon as they leave the room. Nor is this ancient history. Trump went back on his word during the negotiations that led to the current shutdown. That was less than a month ago.

“Deals are my art form”: how Trump destroyed dealmaking in Washington
www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/11/18176363/trump-border-wall-i
mmigration-shutdown-deal


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Friday, January 25, 2019 3:08 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


You know we're headed for trouble when business leaders (who received a huge tax break from Donny) are complaining about what may very well be coming down the pike. I saw an interview with a hotel CEO, who was cautiously optimistic
about the economy - his lips were saying 'yes, yes,' but his eyes were saying 'no, no.'


SGG


Quote:

Originally posted by THG:
How Trump’s Shutdown Will Cripple US Economy, Explains Economist

https://www.ibtimes.com/how-trumps-shutdown-will-cripple-us-economy-ex
plains-economist-2755776


Way to go Donnie. You're destroying Obamas gains economically. Still, as hard as you've worked at it, it still took you 2 years.

T




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Friday, January 25, 2019 3:22 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Right you are Thg. The facts from HMS themselves say otherwise.

Quote:

There are plenty of drug-runners and human traffickers who would be stopped by a wall.


Meanwhile...back at the ranch:

Trump: "Now Nancy, the safe word is peanuts. Remember peanuts. Now beat me,
whip me, kick me....I'm yours!"

Pelosi: "If you're a good boy, I'll let you lick my heels."

This has been a dramatization of the most recent meeting of the minds between
POTUS and Madame Speaker.


SGG


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Friday, January 25, 2019 8:41 AM

THG


George Conway Hails Chuck Schumer For Getting ‘Dim-Witted’ Trump To Own Shutdown

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-conway-chuck-schumer-sucke
rs-donald-trump-shutdown_us_5c4a56f7e4b0e1872d425d16


T


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“I think he maybe overestimates the importance of physical barriers,” Senator John Cornyn, R – Texas, said of Trump. “But certainly that is a component of the solution. It’s technology, it’s people and barriers.”

I would add that the most important element, the one that would make all other elements unnecessary, is arresting Texans who hire illegal aliens, but the GOP, which in my experience has many Texas voters that do hire illegal aliens and yet lie that they don’t, does not want to arrest Texans by the thousands and keep them in jail until a trial as they would do with illegal aliens. Trump already has all the laws he needs to arrest those Texans, but does not. He would need no new authorization from Congress to crackdown on Texas Republicans hiring illegal aliens.

There’s growing frustration in Congress because no one knows what Trump wants.

The government shut down in the first place because Trump changed his mind. In December, the Senate, with bipartisan support, passed a spending bill that funded the government, without a border wall. Senators did so because they thought Trump would sign it — and then he said he wouldn’t.

The White House has since rejected every bipartisan deal on immigration. Trump administration officials have called for wall, but changed the definition of a wall at every turn, from steel barriers, concrete slabs, to bollards. White House officials can’t define what a “wall” is. It’s not even clear where Trump wants the “wall” to be built.

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/24/18188532/government-shutdown
-trump-senate


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Friday, January 25, 2019 9:32 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by second:
“I think he maybe overestimates the importance of physical barriers,” Senator John Cornyn, R – Texas, said of Trump. “But certainly that is a component of the solution. It’s technology, it’s people and barriers.”

I would add that the most important element, the one that would make all other elements unnecessary, is arresting Texans who hire illegal aliens, but the GOP, which in my experience has many Texas voters that do hire illegal aliens and yet lie that they don’t, does not want to arrest Texans by the thousands and keep them in jail until a trial as they would do with illegal aliens. Trump already has all the laws he needs to arrest those Texans, but does not. He would need no new authorization from Congress to crackdown on Texas Republicans hiring illegal aliens.

There’s growing frustration in Congress because no one knows what Trump wants.

The government shut down in the first place because Trump changed his mind. In December, the Senate, with bipartisan support, passed a spending bill that funded the government, without a border wall. Senators did so because they thought Trump would sign it — and then he said he wouldn’t.

The White House has since rejected every bipartisan deal on immigration. Trump administration officials have called for wall, but changed the definition of a wall at every turn, from steel barriers, concrete slabs, to bollards. White House officials can’t define what a “wall” is. It’s not even clear where Trump wants the “wall” to be built.

www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/24/18188532/government-shutdown
-trump-senate


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Yup.

Rich Republicans want them here for virtually free labor that keeps everyone else's wages down.

Rich Democrats want them here to foster a larger voting base in the future.

Rich Republicans and Rich Democrats are the enemy of the people.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, January 25, 2019 5:50 PM

THG


What wall, what shutdown. Can you say Trump cries uncle? Are you happy? I am, I'm happy.

T



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Friday, January 25, 2019 10:24 PM

REAVERFAN


Nancy Pelosi Mopped the Floor with Trump

The president lost his shutdown battle because he was outclassed by the woman leading the House.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pandqm/nancy-pelosi-mopped-the-floo
r-with-trump?utm_source=reddit.com


Pelosi questions Trump's ties to Putin in wake of Stone arrest
https://www.axios.com/mueller-investigation-pelosi-questions-trump-tie
s-putin-roger-stone-1e1fad23-2b5c-4301-aa43-5b7d81ffc564.html


"The indictment of Roger Stone makes clear that there was a deliberate, coordinated attempt by top Trump campaign officials to influence the 2016 election and subvert the will of the American people. It is staggering that the President has chosen to surround himself with people who violated the integrity of our democracy and lied to the FBI and Congress about it.

In the face of 37 indictments, the President's continued actions to undermine the Special Counsel investigation raises the questions: what does Putin have on the President, politically, personally or financially? Why has the Trump Administration continued to discuss pulling the U.S. out of NATO, which would be a massive victory for Putin?

Lying to Congress and witness tampering constitute grave crimes. All who commit these illegal acts should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We cannot allow any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from appearing before Congress.

The Special Counsel investigation is working, and the House will continue to exercise our constitutional oversight responsibility and ensure that the Special Counsel investigation can continue free from interference from the White House."

Tick tock...

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Friday, January 25, 2019 11:13 PM

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lol

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, January 25, 2019 11:21 PM

REAVERFAN


We don't know 1% of what the FBI knows.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:46 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by reaverfan:
We don't know 1% of what the FBI knows.



He admits after two years of thinking he knows everything.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:41 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Hey Whozit.........

Quote:

The Dems will cave and give Trump some if not all the money he wants, the only people who care about this shut down are the swamp people and their whores in the MSM. Trump knows this and is enjoying driving them bat shit crazy, they've pick another fight with a guy who loves to get into fights, they haven't learned that by now? Chuck and Nancy will cave and say they had to give in to save the country from this madman.


...could you mumble that again?

Apparently, Nancy and Chuck were Kung-Fu fighting and kicked the living shit out of Trump. No Wall money and then she showed mercy and invited him to the
House to deliver his SOTU, or as I like to call it ESAD....loosely translated:
Eat Shit And Die. So generous was she, that she gave him a week to recover from the embarrassing beat down. Now he knows not to pick a fight with Nancy
(a clever nickname he came up with all by himself).

He got his shit fucked up by a girl.....Ha!
This shit just keeps getting better all the time.

Tick Tock


SGG

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:28 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I was watching Lawrence O'Donnell last night and he brought up an interesting
take on Donnie's diatribe on the human trafficking. It seems that it's a scene
from Sicario: Day of the Soldado.
I'm trying to find thew video of the show where he shows the scenes depicting the made-up crisis.

Anyway, he's definitely got a twisted sense of reality.


SGG




Quote:

Originally posted by second:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Please. Cite somebody other than vox or Mother Jones.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Do you trust Fox News to make Trump look good? They tried, but then they had to cut Trump's sound because he was saying things that made him look sick in the head:

Trump at the border describes human trafficking in grisly detail, so grisly that Fox News is uncomfortable:

"They drive. They just go where there’s no security, where you don’t even know the difference between Mexico and the United States. There’s no line of demarcation. They just go out and where there’s no fencing, or walls or any kind, they just make a left into the United States and they come in and they have women tied up. They have tape over their mouths, electrical tape, usually blue tape, as they call it. It’s powerful stuff. Not good. And they have three, four, five of them in vans, or three of them in back seats of cars. And they just drive right in. They don’t go through your points of entry. They just go right through. And if we had a barrier of any kind — a powerful barrier, whether it’s steel or concrete — if we have a barrier, they wouldn’t be able to make that turn. They wouldn’t even bother trying."

Fox News host Dana Perino broke in and Fox News cut away from live coverage of the event.

Unfortunately, or maybe deliberately, FOX did NOT put the video on Youtube.

But you can watch video of Trump making Ms. Perino queasy at
www.vox.com/2019/1/10/18177405/trump-tape-human-trafficking-border-wal
l


Trump’s disturbing, detailed, and factually dubious description of women being kidnapped — a description that’s become a staple of his case for the border wall — elicited an uncomfortable reaction from many people about Trump’s mental health: "Captive women with tape over their mouths feature prominently in Trump’s inner world."

While Fox News has gone out of its way to protect Trump in the past, it’s unclear whether the network’s decision to cut away from Trump had anything to do with the content of his comments.

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


If the goal is to build a border wall, then President Trump has made the wrong decision at every turn. In early 2018, Trump had the opportunity to secure $25 billion in funding for his border wall in exchange for legal status for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Instead of taking the deal, (which he verbally agreed to but had not yet signed the papers) he blew up the negotiations by demanding changes to legal immigration policy.

Then in June, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1.6 billion for 65 miles of fencing by an overwhelming bipartisan 26-5 margin. This could easily have passed the House and Senate. Instead, Trump later shut down the government over wall funding and demanded $5.7 billion. Result? After a disastrous 35-day shutdown, he got less — $1.38 billion — than he would have if he had just gone along with the bipartisan deal six months earlier.

Now, the smart move for Trump would have been to pocket that $1.38 billion and bolster it with another $3.1 billion he could use without a declaration of a national emergency — by reprogramming $600 million from the Treasury Department’s drug forfeiture fund and $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug interdiction program. That would have given him $4.48 billion in wall funding — nearly the full amount he was demanding from Congress. Then, in December 2019, he could demand more money with leverage over Democrats when an automatic sequester kicks in, forcing $55 billion in across-the-board cuts to domestic discretionary spending unless Trump agrees to raise spending caps.

Instead, Trump has made the wrong move once again — declaring a national emergency, despite warnings from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other Republicans that it could provoke a backlash from within his own party.

His "emergency" order will face an immediate court challenge, which means he won’t be able to spend the emergency funds anytime soon, if at all.

More at www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-shouldnt-be-forcing-republicans-
to-choose-fidelity-to-him-or-to-the-constitution/2019/02/19/49dd762e-345b-11e9-854a-7a14d7fec96a_story.html


The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly

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