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Trump uses $3.6B from Defense budget to build 175 miles of border wall

Back in February, stymied by the refusal of the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives –the branch of the U.S. government which controls the “purse strings” — to appropriate his requested $5+ billion funds for a border wall, President Trump declared a national emergency at our southern border so as to build the wall with defense funds.

Recall that 12 Republican senators joined every Demonrat senator in voting for a resolution to block Trump’s invocation of a national emergency, after the House had passed the resolution. President Trump promptly used his veto powers for the first time to overturn the Congressional resolution, calling it “reckless”.

Earlier, in a speech to the American people on January 8, 2019, Trump had sounded the alarm on threats to U.S. border security which should concern all Americans but not Democrats, which should tell you what their priorities are. Those threats include:

  • In fiscal 2017, as many as 3,755 known or suspected terrorists entered the U.S.
  • In fiscal 2018, which ended on Sept. 30, at the southern border:
    • Customs and Border Protection agents caught 17,000 adults who had criminal records.
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement apprehended 6,000 members of gangs, including the violent MS-13.
    • A 73% increase in fentanyl, one of the deadliest drugs, totaling 2,400 pounds.
    • A 38% increase in methamphetamine.
    • A 38% increase in heroin.
    • 50 migrants a day required medical treatment.
    • 31% of female migrants said they were sexually assaulted on the journey to the U.S.

6 months later, Trump is fulfilling his promise of using defense funds to build the wall.

On Sept. 3, 2019, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper informed Congress he had authorized $3.6 billion to be reallocated from the Pentagon budget so as to build more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The $3.6 billion will be used for 175 miles of a border wall. Currently, walls and fencing cover only about 654 miles of the 2,000-mile US-Mexico border. The first half of the $3,6 billion will be available immediately for transfer to the Department of Homeland Security.

Invoking a national emergency and calling the border walls to be built “military construction projects,” Defense Secretary Esper wrote in a letter addressed to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe:

Based on analysis and advice from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and input from the Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of the Interior and pursuant to the authority granted to me in Section 2808, I have determined that 11 military construction projects, along the international border with Mexico, with an estimated total cost of $3.6 billion, are necessary to support the use of the armed forces in connection with the national emergency. These projects will deter illegal entry, increase the vanishing time of those illegally crossing the border, and channel migrants to ports of entry.

Esper also said the construction of the walls will allow Defense Department personnel to be redeployed to areas where more assistance is needed.

With tiresome predictability, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized Esper for authorizing the military funds to be used for what Schumer calls President Trump’s “misguided border wall”. Schumer tweeted that Trump “is willing to cannibalize already allocated military funding to boost his own ego”.

Newly released Pentagon documents indicate the $3.6 billion will be reallocated from these military projects if Congress does not approve replacement funds:

  • $1.8 billion originally slated for construction projects overseas.
  • $8 million for the missile field at Fort Greely, Alaska, to add two missile interceptors as a backup for when the existing 40 interceptors undergo repair and maintenance.
  • $26.1 million from the Navy’s ship maintenance facility in Portsmouth,Virginia.
  • $88.9 million from another pier and maintenance facility at the Navy’s base in Kitsap, Washington.
  • $38 million in military construction funding from Texas.
  • $400 million in DoD projects to repair facilities in Puerto Rico damaged by Hurricane Maria two years ago.

Sources: Washington Examiner; Fox News; Breaking Defense

~Eowyn

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Dianne Feinstein in tears after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), whose personal driver of 20 years is a Chinese spy, received Christine Blasey Ford’s letter accusing Supreme Court nominee U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 30, 2018, but made no mention of the letter nor questioned Kavanaugh about Ford during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 4-day hearing on the nomination, Sept. 4-7.

Feinstein sat on the letter and waited until September 12 — the day when the Committee had been scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination — to forward the letter to the Justice Department.

On September 27, Kavanaugh and his accuser appeared before the Judiciary Committee, after which Feinstein and other Democrats demanded an FBI investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh, although the FBI had already thoroughly investigated him six times.

On October 3, the FBI completed its 7th investigation of Kavanaugh and submitted its report to the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee. The FBI’s supplemental background report on Kavanaugh, to which all senators have access, concluded that there is no corroboration for the allegations made by Ford or a second Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez.

On October 4, Feinstein and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a press conference on the FBI report. Feinstein complained that the FBI had not interviewed either Kavanaugh or Ford (both, of course, had already testified under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee), and accused the Trump White House of “blocking” the FBI “from doing its job” and “tying its hands”.

Then it was Schumer’s turn to speak. Standing behind Schumer, Feinstein was visibly distraught, fighting back tears.

The following is an analysis of Feinstein’s body language during the press conference by Mandy O’Brien, who calls herself “Dr. Bombard”:

  • Feinstein was showing “extreme stress” as seen in how she held her head and shoulders and her hands in a tight grip, and her strained smile.
  • Deception, when Feinstein said “I had to leave” before she could read the entire FBI report.
  • “Putting on an act of strength” as Schumer began talking.
  • Fear, as her eyes pulled in in some inner thought unrelated to what Schumer was saying.
  • With her mouth tightly closed, her eyes glistened. She fights back tears, holding her head higher so that the tears won’t drain outward. All her movements are unrelated to what Schumer is saying, but have to do with her personal thoughts.

Meanwhile, the number of sealed indictments as of September 30, 2018 is a whopping 55,677, as President Trump beefs up Gitmo (the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) with more than $200 million in new construction this year and next, including $115 million for a new 848-troop barracks.

See “Sen. Lindsey Graham’s curious questions to Judge Kavanaugh on military tribunals for U.S. citizens

UPDATE (Oct. 7):

A FoxNews poll finds that 75% of Americans, across party lines, blame Dianne Feinstein for the Kavanaugh fiasco:

~Eowyn

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Democrats get panties all twisted at Sen. Schumer (D) calling Obamacare misguided

As Obama’s approval ratings keep plunging — now at 39% for registered voters and an abysmal 27% for working-class (non college graduates) whites — Democrats are abandoning his sinking ship.
The latest rat to abandon ship is Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who recently called Obamacare “misguided.” That, in turn, has led to other top Democrats getting their panties all twisted into a wad. LOL

shark fight

Democrats in a food fight


Brett Logiuratto reports for Fusion, Nov. 26, 2014:

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats’ misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obama’s first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven.
At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus.
His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered or eligible to vote. […]
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform,” Schumer said.
“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” he added. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not for changes in their health care.”
It was a characterization with which top Democrats took issue, all the way up to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who was instrumental in getting the Affordable Care Act passed into law as the speaker of the House. Through a spokesman, Pelosi said there are “14 million reasons that’s wrong” — referring to 14 million Americans that have gained insurance coverage through various provisions of the law. […]
Multiple Republican and Democratic congressional aides speculated Schumer’s speech was an attempt to forge a break from Obama, who remains largely unpopular, ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But one Senate Democratic aide said the Affordable Care Act was the wrong piece of policy on which to focus. […]
Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter, criticized Schumer for “confirming the public’s most cynical beliefs about the political process.” And Jon Lovett, another former speechwriter, went on an extended rant on Twitter that ended with him saying a test for prospective Democrats is whether they “listen to” or merely “tolerate” Schumer as a prominent voice within the party….

Obama and his mouth, Jon Favreau

Obama and his mouth, Jon Favreau


Note: If Jon Favreau wants to see a political cynic, he should look in his mirror. After graduating from the Catholic College of the Holy Cross in 2003 with a degree in political science, Favreau first worked for the pro-abortion John Kerry, then “graduated” to become a speechwriter for pro-infanticide Obama who thrice voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Taxpayers should know that for his speechwriting being the Mouth of Sauron, Favreau received a 6-figure salary of $172,200 a year. Favreau has aspirations to become a Hollyweirdo by writing a screenplay.
For his part, Jon Lovett is not just a political “speechwriter” hack, he’s also a Hollyweirdo writer and producer.
~Eowyn

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