Posted on January 10 2019
The Orange Highness is CRAZY AF
As previously discussed here, the state of play regarding Trump’s Shutdown. And yes there’s really little argument that the President of the United States of America has various “powers” at their disposal. Notwithstanding I have a very difficult time accepting that our Founding Fathers would have wanted Congress to cede their Constitutional Role and Power to someone like Trump.
I know in the past I’ve said just ignore Trump’s tweets, perhaps that was actually terrible advice because I’d like to retract my prior declaration. You need to pay attention to Trump’s tweets. Why? Because oddly he’s used twitter in a pretty transparent manner. Further before waddling over to Marine One the Orange Highness said this:
I have the absolute right to declare...
So we are in agreement that’s what Trump said, now I’d like to explain what possible avenues are available to him that oddly would cut Congress out at the peril of FEMA appropriations.
Robert T. Stafford
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
The premise of the Stafford Act:, Public Law 93-288, see 1974 publication found here. I am telling you right now that Trump & his Attorneys in the White House Counsel’s office are crazy enough to invoke this over his stupid wall that Mexico was going to pay for...and now nearly 22 days in to Trump’s Shutdown he will stop at nothing to get the funding for his dumb ___ wall.
It is the intent of the Congress, by this Act, to provide an orderly and continuing means of assistance by the Federal Government to State and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to alleviate the suffering and damage which result from such disasters by:
But it’s in these following sections that should terrify you:
SEC. 201. (a) The President is authorized to establish a program of us disaster preparedness that utilizes services of all appropriate disaster preparedness that utilizes services of all appropriate agencies
(including the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency) and includes—
(1) preparation of disaster preparedness plans for mitigation,
warning, emergency operations, rehabilitation, and recovery; (2) training and exercises;
(3) postdisaster critiques and evaluations;
(4^ annual review of programs;
(5) coordination of Federal, State, and local preparedness programs;
(6) application of science and technology;
(b) The President shall provide technical assistance to the States shall approve a developing comprehensive plans and practicable programs for preparations against disasters, including hazard reduction, avoidance, and mitigation; for assistance to individuals, businesses, and State and local governments following such disasters; and for recovery of dam- aged or destroyed public and private facilities.
(c) Upon application by a State, the President is authorized to make grants, not to exceed in the aggregate to such State $250,000, for the development of plans, programs, and capabilities for disaster pre- paredness and prevention. Such grants shall be applied for within one year from the date of enactment of this Act. Any State desiring
SEC. 202. (a) The President shall insure that all appropriate Federal agencies are prepared to issue warnings of disasters to State and local officials. (b) The President shall direct appropriate Federal agencies to provide technical assistance to State and local governments to insure that timely and effective disaster warning is provided.
You can read 42 USC §5122, THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE via this Government Printing Office Link, I’m pretty sure Trump will use Section 2 as part of his rationale to declare a “major disaster”:
(1) EMERGENCY.—‘‘Emergency’’ means any occasions or instance for which, in the determina- tion of the President, Federal assistance is need- ed to supplement State and local efforts and ca- pabilities to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States.
(2) MAJOR DISASTER.—‘‘Major disaster’’ means any natural catastrophe (including any hurri- cane, tornado, storm, high water, winddriven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought), or, regardless of cause, any fire, flood, or explosion, in any part of the United States, which in the determination of the President causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under this chapter to supplement the efforts and available resources
And lastly I would encourage you to read the February 2018 FEMA white paper on the Stafford Act, link found here.
I am certain this is what Trump’s next play is. The point is irrespective Trump will be taking money away from an agency like FEMA and Trump is FORCING, the American tax payers to pay for his stupid Fucking wall because Mexico will never pay for it. Oh you think I’m being hyperbolic as it relates to Mexico never paying for Trump/MAGA’s wall, fine here are State Department Communiques from Mexico, 🚨spoiler they are never ever going to pay for that stupid fucking wall.
March & August of 2018 @weareoversight FOIA’d the @StateDept re Mexico, Trade, Wall and the @realDonaldTrump “official acts”— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) December 23, 2018
- Mexico apprehended 188,595 U.S.-bound undocumented migrants in 2016.
Surprise Trump & @jaredkushner liedhttps://t.co/YrcUr1VCSf pic.twitter.com/ZpcB47ovcV
Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forest fires that, with proper Forest Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2019
And my closing thoughts, Trump has taken a million + Americans as actual hostages in his stupid fight for that stupid fucking wall. All while lying to the American people. Case in point the United States Coast Guard is NOT under the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard ran out of money on December 31, 2018 and they suggested Coast Guard employees have a garage sale to pay for their mortgages, rent etc
Dear MAGAs @realDonaldTrump @SecNielsen— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) January 10, 2019
Stop saying Trump cares, YOU’RE WRONG
The @uscoastguard WAS funded through 12/31/18, see highlighted 6th paragraph
No guarantees for 1/15/19 paycheck, said have a garage sale. USCG isn’t under DOD it’s under DHShttps://t.co/x5WM2BvsEw pic.twitter.com/NFxvlPH0DA
The Republicans in Congress ARE allowing
Trump taking Americans Hostages over
HIS STUPID CAMPAIGN PROMISE OF
MEXICO PAYING FOR HIS WALL
MEXICO is NEVER paying that stupid wall, we are.
Every step of the way Trump and his administration have in fact LIED, distorted facts to fit their myopic narrative to shutdown the government. I am beyond fed up because the Republican Party has not only allowed but they have enabled Trump usurping their Constitutional power.
A friend of mine sent me a text in all caps:— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) January 9, 2019
[redacted] decent write on Trump’s BS BUT YOU DIDNT INCLUDE THE DEA REPORT I SENT YOU.
So friend if you’re reading this tweet, my bad, lunch at the Palm next week?@realDonaldTrump & @SecNielsen LIED, 👇🏻again👇🏻https://t.co/5nlh3MMSue pic.twitter.com/qd9TuCWXgc
I will keep tweeting and saying the same thoughts until the Democrats on the Hill eventually hear us...you CAN NOT negotiate with an EMOTIONAL TERRORIST and yes I’m referring to the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, that Donald Trump is in fact an emotional terrorist. STOP NEGOTIATING WITH HIM. Democrats in Congress would be wise to force McConnell and TRUMP in to a binary choice, push appropriations bills, SHAME McConnell into calling for a Senate Floor vote and then slap those bills on the Orange Highness’ desk and force him to sign or not sign the bill(s) but arguing with Trump in the Court of Public Opinion is a folly that Congressional Democrats & Republicans should NOT cede to him. Why? Because you will lose every goddamn time;
INTO A BINARY CHOICE
(sorry for yelling)— SpicyFiles (@SpicyFiles) January 10, 2019
Trump is an EMOTIONAL TERRORIST
You can not negotiate with someone who refuses to be rational or respects facts.
You quarantine them✔️
cut them out of the process & present a bill✔️
(veto proof or not) and force them to sign it or nothttps://t.co/jlXIhBv4mV
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