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Trump’s Beloved ‘Border Wall’ Is Being Washed Away By Summer Rainstorms

Back when he announced he would for president in 2015, Donald Trump proudly declared that he was planning to build a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“I will build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

And Trump did build a wall of sorts, although it was actually more of a fence. But it wasn’t inexpensive, as he’d promised. Oh, and Mexico has yet to pony up a dime to pay for the wall.

As it turns out, the “great, great wall” isn’t so great after all, Gizmodo reports, because large sections of it are being ripped apart by rainstorms in the Southwest:

“Photos show former President Donald Trump’s border wall in deep disrepair after summer monsoon rains literally blew floodgates off their hinges.”

So what exactly happened? Simple. Like everything he’s ever done in his life, Trump did it half-assed and now the failure is being laid bare for all to see:

“In the rush to build the wall, Trump sidelined environmental and cultural protection laws. Those laws are meant to protect the natural world and historically significant artifacts and sites. But they also serve the purpose of ensuring multibillion-dollar construction projects don’t face catastrophic failures within a few years of being built.”

You may recall that Trump even diverted millions of dollars from the Department of Defense (even though Congress didn’t approve of his doing so), all so he could have a cheap wall/fence built that cannot even stand up to water. Hell, I have a privacy fence in my back yard that can likely handle rainwater better than the Trump wall does. And it’s made of wood, not the steel that the Donald demanded be used for his flimsy wall.

Now that we have a real president in the White House, the wall is no longer being constructed. Considering how poorly the portions that have been built are faring, that’s a wise move on the part of the Biden administration.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the wall has also been a disaster for the wildlife in the areas where it was constructed:

“That has created an environmental catastrophe for one of the most fragile ecosystems in North America, a place where the wildlife from the tropics, desert, and mountains mingle. Images captured during construction of iconic saguaros being razed as well as numerous environmental impact statements laid the risks bare, and Traphagen described camera trap photos his group has taken documenting everything from rare jaguars to common javelinas pacing along the wall in search of a way around.”

If there’s any justice in the world, nature will continue to take its toll and level the wall/fence much the same way the failed, one-term former president saw his political career cut short because the majority of Americans realized there was a monster in the Oval Office.

Or maybe we should take the wall, deconstruct it, and drop the pieces atop Mar-a-Lago from helicopters. Then Donnie can wall himself in and wait for the cops to show up and slap the cuffs on him.

 

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Rand Paul Says Migrant Children Are Being Used To ‘Seed’ New Diseases In The US

Even though he’s supposed to be an eye doctor, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul certainly loves to spread false medical information in a pathetic attempt to minimize the dangers Americans face from the new delta variant of COVID which is putting thousands of people in the hospital, especially in states (Alabama, Florida, and Texas) where large parts of the population remain unvaccinated.

During an appearance on Fox News Thursday, Paul began by attacking millions of Americans who are vaccinated, telling them to “mind your own business” instead of trying to encourage the unvaccinated to do the right thing and get the vaccine:

“The bottom line is for those who are saying, ‘I won’t go to a restaurant unless we force everybody to be vaccinated,’ if you’re vaccinated you are overwhelmingly safe from hospitalization and death. Mind your own business.”

While it’s true that those who are vaccinated are relatively safe from hospitalization and death, COVID can still make those who have had the vaccine extremely ill, and they can also transmit the virus to others, especially to children under the age of 12 who cannot safely be vaccinated.

But it was what Paul said next that was beyond the pale.

According to the senator, Democrats are “plucking” migrant children who have crossed the border and using them to “seed” new variants of COVID in the U.S.:

“They’re taking kids from down at the border who may have it, and they’re plucking them up and putting them all over the United States, as if they’re wishing to see the country with a new variant. It’s an awful thing to do.”

Of course, Sen. Paul didn’t bother to provide any proof of his allegation, probably because he has none. But his pathetic attempt to change the topic of the debate was met with anger and disgust on Twitter:

Rand Paul is up for reelection next year. Please, Kentucky, get rid of this human syphilitic pustule.

 

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Immigration The Trump Adminstration

Former White House Aide Stephen Miller May Face Criminal Charges For Human Rights Abuses

During the four years of the Trump administration, Stephen Miller was one of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s closest and most influential advisers, especially on the issue of immigration, where he urged Trump to separate immigrant children from their parents and place them into internment camps reminiscent of the horrors inflicted upon Japanese Americans during the Second World War.

But if one member of Congress has her way, Miller will soon be facing charges of violating the human rights of thousands of people.

The Hill reports:

A House Democrat on Wednesday called for former Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller to be jailed, citing what she called ‘human rights violations’ at the southern border.

“Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, said on The Intercept’s ‘Deconstructed’ podcast that Miller should be “behind bars” for his role in the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy.

“I think he committed heinous human rights violations, and I think that those around him [who] helped plot this out should be held accountable, as well.”

And while Rep. Escobar will no doubt have plenty of Democratic colleagues who also believe Miller should indeed be locked up for the things he did to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, she acknowledges that it will be a challenge to get the former White House adviser formally charged for his crimes against humanity:

“That is going to be very difficult, but it kills me that these people could potentially walk away and even potentially rebuild their reputations. I find them to be just among the most reprehensible, abhorrent people that our generation could have ever produced.”  

The House Judiciary Committee is currently taking a long look at the way the Trump administration dealt the issue of immigration, including the incarceration of toddlers in horrific conditions: Forced to sleep on cement floors, denied essentials such as soap and toothpaste, and treated like criminals.

For his part, Miller just formed a new legal nonprofit organization he calls America First Legal, which he claims is aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”

Sounds just like something a neo-fascist would say, doesn’t it?

 

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Lindsey Graham Is Furious That Joe Biden Won’t Abuse Migrant Kids The Way Trump Did

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) likes to pretend that he’s a decent and compassionate human being, but he isn’t.

Ever since he attached himself to failed, one-term former President Donald Trump like a human carbuncle, Graham has become even more far right-wing and extremist in his policy stances and statements, almost as if he’s trying to become some sort of newfangled version of Trump. Call it Trump 2.0.

A perfect example can be found in remarks Graham made in a video he posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, just minutes after President Joe Biden held his first formal press conference since taking office.

In the video (which you can see below), Graham suggested that President Biden had made the problem of immigration worse, and he seemed to suggest that he’s angry because Biden won’t agree to be as cruel and inhumane to migrant children as Trump was:

“President Biden’s news conference today has made all of our immigration problems worse. . His announcement that were are going to open up 5,000 beds for unaccompanied minors is going to increase the flow. It’s clear to me that President Biden doesn’t know the basics of our own immigration system…This whole idea of doing away with the remain in Mexico policy where people had to wait for their asylum date is going to lead to a tsunami this summer.”

As you might expect, Graham was lying, and he got busted by the Washington Post, which noted that the current increase in migration on the U.S-Mexico border fits an established pattern that happens every year at this time:

“We analyzed monthly U.S. Customs and Border Protection data from 2012 through February and found no clear evidence that the overall increase in border crossings in 2021 can be attributed to Biden administration policies. Rather, the current increase fits a pattern of seasonal changes in undocumented immigration combined with a backlog of demand because of 2020s coronavirus border closure.”

As a matter of fact, the entire narrative that there’s a sudden “crisis” at the border is complete bullshit. What’s currently happening happens each and every year. It happened under Trump. It happened under Obama. It happened under Bush. So to try and pretend this is something new is an enormous lie.

Of course, as we’ve seen on too many occasions to count, Graham and the vast majority of the Republican Party are only too happy to lie. It has become their default position. They think lying worked great for Trump, completely forgetting that his lies about COVID-19 were one the main reasons he got so badly beaten by Biden.

Lindsey Graham is furious that the current president won’t act like a heartless bastard and toss migrant children into cages. But as the American electorate made clear last November, we’re better than that, and we don’t intend to ever go back to the bad old days again.

Here’s Lindsey’s video:

 

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Maria Bartiromo Laughs At Lindsey Graham For Saying ‘1 Million’ Migrants Will Be At The Border By Summer

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo was so stunned by a blatant lie that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told on her show Sunday morning that she couldn’t resist laughing at him as she went to commercial.

During a discussion of policies coming from the Biden administration, Graham claimed that a million people would be coming to the United States illegally:

“By the summer, you’re going to have a million people coming into this country illegally. All because the liberals can do it.”

Bartiromo, who is normally eager to back up the lies members of the GOP tell on her show, immediately pushed back on the senator, laughing as she told him:

“A million people sounds like it’s more than a couple of years totals by the way. 2021 — a million people, that’s more than ’18 and ’19.”

Desperately trying to regain his footing, Graham declared:

“Get ready for an invasion at the border.”

Fear and lies. That’s all Republicans have when it comes to “debating” anything President Joe Biden does. Not a single GOP senator cast a vote for the COVID-19 rescue package that was narrowly advanced in the upper chamber on Saturday. They have no answers, no solutions, and no facts. They just have hyperbole and bullshit. No wonder they no longer control anything in the nation’s capital.

Here’s Lindsey making a fool of himself: