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  • formwiz

    The President (any President) is not bound to spend the money in a continuing resolution in the way prescribed (Zippy did this all the time for 8 years).

    So a lot of that money appropriated for, say, the Corps of Engineers can be diverted to the Wall.

    Or anything else. This is old news by now.

    • you guys are great.

      • Fronk!

        I just discovered Day by Day, Chris–better late than never– you are great! Thank you for all the enjoyment you provide!

    • jabrwok

      I’ve read that, but there’s still the question of whether he’ll actually spend by pen and phone. If so, great. If not…

    • John

      Why is it that when I heard DJT’s threat to veto the bill I was hearing Briar Rabbit’s “Pleeease don’t throw me into the briar patch!”

  • lurking

    New book. “The Art of the Cave”

    • WayneM

      New book in Mexico, “The Art of the Tunnel”

      • Old Codger

        Won’t sell. The cartels are already experts at it. I think I read somewhere that they even hired certified mining engineers to oversee the work. With our luck (down here near the border) the cartels will pool their resources and build something to make the chunnel engineers jealous.

        • Interventor

          Army has excellent underground sensors. Been using them to discover Nork tunnels.

          • John

            Practice makes perfect.
            The same problem exists in Afghanistan.
            Who knows? Maybe this will lead to something like a way to prospect for resources at depth?

        • lurking

          Simply place the 100 yards on our side of the wall as an open bombing range for the USAF. Minimum 2000 lb penetrator ordinance.

          • John

            If you really wanted to get nasty just inject nitrogen mustard into the ground on our side. It’s persistent and will drive the bastards out of their tunnels with just trace amounts.

          • lurking

            H2S should work as well…

    • lurking

      “Cave” as in caving on a negotiation.

  • Pamela

    Hmm. That means all the Planned Parenthood money can be used elsewhere to saves lives instead of ending them…

  • Too Tall

    The President needs to realize that the partial shutdown of the Federal government that would have resulted from his veto of “The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018” would have been a far preferable outcome.

    The President should announce that in the future he will only sign individual Appropriations Acts that originate within the House of Representatives and that are written for a single funding line and purpose. This would force Congress to draft, debate, vote on and fund the Federal government funding element line-by- funding element line.

    He should announce that any bill which includes the words “Provided” or “Provided further” will automatically be vetoed.

    Further he should announce that his administration considers the “Congressional language” that pads many of these omnibus spending bills to be merely advisory in nature, and that the White House will print it on a roll and hang it in the third stall of the Men’s Room in the Visitor Center for appropriate dissemination, use, and disposition.

    If Congress wants to pass a law, they can draft, debate, and vote on it as proper legislation, which the Presiding may sign into law or veto as he sees fit. If the President vetoes the bill, Congress can vote to override it; all in accordance with our Constitution

    • Old Codger

      Great ideas all but – and this may just be my native cynicism expressing itself – I’ll expect the last load of long johns, parkas, parka pants and bunny boots to be delivered to the loading dock in hell before any of that comes to pass.

    • Interventor

      Agreed, that’s regular order.

  • Big Jim

    “Hmm. That means all the Planned Parenthood money can be used elsewhere to saves lives instead of ending them…”

    Oooooooohhhhhhh….!!! How the piggies will SQUEEEEEEEEELL!!!!

  • Fox2!

    And fund the repatriation of M-1 Garands, Carbines and M1911s from Korea and elsewhere for the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

  • John T. Block

    I am NOT holding my breath on any of this wishful thinking… He thinks he can deal with Chuckie Schumer? HA!

    • eon

      When Schumer and Pelosi hailed this as a victory, that was code for “We fucked America again”.

      They still intend to impeach the President and see him hanged, though. Followed by carrying Hillary into the Oval Office in triumph.

      (And they probably will have to carry her, too. On a gurney.)

      clear ether

      eon

      • Interventor

        More likely, a bier.

  • Pete231

    And, I told you so . DJT still has more tricks up his sleeve. Wait till he takes all the double sheet Charmin out of the Senate bathroom stalls. Then, you’ll really hear some screaming……

    • John

      After a number of Omnibus Bills administered under DJT I think budgets will become fashionable again. 😉

  • Calvin

    Maybe we can build a “moat” instead of a wall. Now there was a tweet from Trump that he might turn it over to “M”. He could be talking about James Bonds boss or he could be talking about the military. Let the military build the wall out of their budget.
    Of course Trump could make it hard and fast rule that nothing gets signed without a week for everyone to read it without exception.

    • PaulS

      “There will be a test afterwards, and if you don’t pass, you don’t vote! Passing grade is 100%, and all have to pass to even have a vote.”
      So there! F*ckers!

    • armedandsafe

      Training exercise for Corps of Engineers.

      • lurking

        Funny that. They refused to compensate tge company that had cost over-runs trying to get the 17th st levee to stay complient because they provided erroneous geologic information about the soil structure. Yeah, class act there.

  • DASTARDLY DAN

    As I’ve stated in the past
    Take all the nuclear waste that should have been stored in Yucca Mountain, bury it in a wide (100 yards)shallow trench along the border.

  • Delilah T.

    The more they try to tighten their gripe – er, grip. Grip (giggle) – that’s it. The more he slips through their fingers….

    What was that song? Oh, yeah:
    I grew up dreaming of being American
    And lovin’ American ways
    Wrapped up in the tales of American heroes
    I burned up my childhood days…..

    Is Congress, as a body, aware that there is no season or limit on feral hogs?

    • PaulS

      You forgot the ‘d’. 😉

      • Delilah T.

        Umm…. ‘d’????

        OK, whatever.

  • David Grimes

    I can’t begin to express how disappointed I am. Why, after this epic, dare I say biblical, cave by the republicrats would any conservative ever vote in any national election again? Since there is no difference between the republicrats and the demmerhoids, there’s no reason to choose one or the other.

    A once mighty nation has fallen and we are absolutely guaranteed to follow the path of post World War I Germany with this insanity.

    • Unca Walt

      I think not, David.

      It was an Omnibus bill.

      It was NOT a budget.

      Back in the day, there was a phrase: “A schedule is NOT a plan.”

      The RINO’s, GOPe, and Communists gave the NITWH eight full years of Omnibus bills.

      “Why?” You say?

      Because the Kenyan could then spend the money allotted AT RANDOM AT HIS PLEASURE. The Congresscritters did not think through to the bottom line:

      Trump is going to “radically transform America”… BACK AGAIN with this bucket of money. He can tell ANY outfit with their collective hands out to go hump a turkey.

      • NotYetInACamp

        The Muslim allowed one budget through that wrote into it billions, nay trillions, of pork and rewards for all of the commies and other non pork eaters that continued on in the ensuing continuing resolutions. The destroyers of our nation were well rewarded by continuing “appropriation” that continued to be paid to the enemy (jizrah tax payments by the Dhimini USA) without RINO opposition.
        They did not want to be limited by a budget.

    • Arkelk

      I’m afraid that I completely share your sentiments, Mr. Grimes.

  • Neil Frandsen

    Folks, the Geophysical Exploration folks have had technology able to detect folks digging underground, even detecting the individual footsteps of folks walking along the surface, since they still use analog recording instruments that had tubes instead of transistors!
    Nowadays, the individual Jug Statins (where strings of 9 to 16 very sensitive microphones listen for sounds faint or strong, from underground). are equipped with satNav receivers, batteries, a computer & memory, and an FM radio to report their saved digitized data as the Central Recording computer runs through the list of geophone stations, and reports at digital speeds. Each Jug Stations reports include x,y,z,t information, which means exact location, elevation, and satellite-accurate time of the recording! A simple 6 wire barbed wire fence at the Border, then a 100 foot wide Border Highwat, followed with a second 6 wire barbed wire femce, would be all folk would see. Two sets of 3 lines of geophones, spaced 60 meters apart longitudinally, and staggered so that Line 1’s geophones ‘see’ Line 2’s geophones 20 meters forward, and Line 3’s geophones 40 meters forward, so that the 3 meter distance between the 3 Lines in each ditch enable the 3D Software to show the exact depth of any Tunnel, and also report every noise made by the Tunnelers, as they dig, or as they move.
    A very simple, and quick answer to each tunnel would be to send in a Workover Drilling Rig to drill into the head end of a new tunnel, then send in a lot of drilling cement to seal off the end of the tunnel. An evil minded fellow would inject a lot of Propane first, along with a Perforating Gun, so the exploding Propane would collapse the Tunnel. _Then_ pump in the drilling cement…
    Note: The Drill Stem would act to protect the hole’s bore, there would need to be two Perforating Guns, one to blow holes to allow the Propane Injection, the 2nd to blow holes in the drill stem’s end to set off the Propane.

    • NotYetInACamp

      I really like the way you think and use consider how to use available reliable technology.
      Hungary has a fence. And they patrol it and jail people criminally for entering illegally.
      It stopped the Tirkey through the Balkans route, then the alternate routes closed there borders also.
      Austria built a gate with wings. Large wings. They said that with a smile on their faces. Even Melania’s home nation of Slovenia got into the act with some help from other nations closing their borders.
      Enforcement inside with no benefits at all being gained by any person illegally present in the USA, nor by their children born in the (invaded) nation.

    • lurking

      Did they not inject Nitromethane into tunnels during the Vietnam era? The thermo-baric blast tended to empty out the other end of the hole… forcibly.

  • JTC

    CM’s tags for today’s ‘toon…”Arrogance & Elitism, RINOS, Statist Takeover”

    Intended I think as a bit of devil’s advocacy and to stir speculation (and at this point that’s all it is) about Trump’s handling of this Omnibus thing, and also what exactly the fuck it is and allows, as commentary here so far is pretty 180 about its actual effect. Either way it’s early to be downing DT when he has proved time and again that words and appearances are deceiving, and his list of actual accomplishments I noted the other day speak for themselves. We’ll see what comes of this. In the meantime, for a little perspective, here’s the hatred and vitriole and hidden plans we missed (so far), from a speech in India the other day:

    “If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” Clinton said. “I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards,” she continued.
    “You didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want, you know, to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is … working for a woman now, you don’t like it. Whatever the reason was, he stirred that up.”

    Good time to consider the old truism trilogy…

    Familiarity breeds contempt, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone.

    Consider that last one very carefully. If we withhold our votes or do other shit that leads to that bitch or its ilk calling the shots for even a little while to teach “our” guys a lesson? It will be all over but the fat lady singing (oh wait, she/it would be singing!) They know we are out here (why do you think they want your guns? It ain’t to save that smarmy little TV Hogg) and they will desperately and immediately try to complete the takeover and destruction before we can stop it.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Here! Here!
      In Venezuela’s last real vote the opposition called a boycott to protest, well, something or another, probably very valid and true. The real result was that the dictator strongman Bolivarian Socialist took an unstoppable majority in the legislature. They then voted the Jefe the power to dictat3e laws and more.
      End of Venezuela.
      Tactics.
      What victory can be won now?
      Always have the truth out there. But don’t parachute the 82nd Airborne into Berlin when the landings at Normandie have not happened yet. The results may be glorious, but it still would be counted as a defeat in all important measurements.
      30 seconds over Tokyo? Now that had an attainable victory, and a probable survival out.

      As to Hillary. She continues the lie. All said by progressives is to attain their victory. Reality has shown that people benefit under the basic American doctrines that the right generally espouse. hence the Civil War that was not part of the War of Northern Aggression served to extend right and responsibility to prosper to many more Americans.
      And JTC is right about the guns. The German national Socialists enforced the Hindenburg era gun ban all for the benefit of the children. It was all said to be to benefit the children.
      Given Hillary and her movement had stolen the election as they almost did, we would be in a horrible lace now. If you want to be a martyr, do it where there is a chance for good to win. Otherwise a Venezuella situation can easily result.
      It is all about the power for the enemy. it is all about the good for all in the hearts of most in our faction of humanity in our nation.
      (somebody stop me and pull me away from this keyboard. Hillary would have. I would be permanently banned and likely jailed by now)

      • JTC

        Yep. Read (or find the youtube and listen) to that bitch’s words again.

        She, and by extension all that she represents, hate you. They want you shut up, locked up or dead. That last option sounds best to me under this scenario.

        So it’s best we don’t throw away the best chance we’ve had in thirty years to save ourselves and our Republic. Don’t have to agree with everything and I don’t, but I will reserve judgment to see if this apparent fuckup is in fact another fuck’em by the fucking artist.

  • JTC

    We have high-tension electric lines everywhere including along the border. Don’t know why running one doubling as a deadly wall isn’t a great idea: very effective deterrent, excluder barriers on each side to protect the innocent animals and allow easy patrol, and economical as it would continue to carry power to communities also.

    What? We can’t kill ’em for breaking in? Well, fuck.

    • JTC

      Not feelin’ it. The time for a new party -or a new country via secession- was in the runup to the ’16 elections. If successful almost certainly Trump would have been the frontman of the movement, and unencumbered by the RINO’s and their best laid traps, things might be different and further along our preferred path than they are now.

      But now the party base flawed though it is, is the only pulpit from which to reach the congregation he lists there, with many of his ideals incorporated or replacing the cancer and the fat.

      We came within a nasty gnat’s ass of handing the reins to an evil force that would have by now flooded us with replacement “citizens”, gone all-in to restrict your -legal- access to your guns and definition of your rights to them, and completed acquiescence of our military and economic role and control in the world. And if they get their hands on scotus…well you know what.

      Giving them one cycle would be all they need to complete that task while we run around putting together a team and a plan for the cycle after that that may well never come. Now is not the time to re-invent ourselves; keep the party, keep control of the chambers, then make changes from a position of power from within.

      • NotYetInACamp

        It is easier to take the wheel of the truck than to build one from scratch. Even if if the truck has to be modified.
        My ancestor did that literally. He took a car that he had built from scratch (making ALL critical parts from materials ) that he used to drive a route to visit his relatives. A Post Office request for bid included the truck making it up and down the several large hills on the route. He just took his existing car, placed a truck body on it, and then came victory. That truck already drives. let’s drive the GOP in the right direction. Whoever can get into office now who is a good person should do so. All knowing that the personal attacks that come with office as DJT and others has endured do come with the territory.
        That truck contract victory event all happened in the years prior to Henry Ford making the Model T. Life is general, and personal, too. Let’s take down the current Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Soros, and Progressive evil. It would be a gift to humanity. Fight among ourselves AFTER victory is obtained. Electing DJT was like landing at Normandie. There is an awful lot of fighting left to do.

  • Hide and watch, there IS a plan. You learn your enemies moves in the first fight, and go in through their weak spots next time around.

  • Spin Drift

    The secret to all this Omnibus is Iran and having the military funded to support our Saudi allies in their war with same.

    Spin
    May you live in interesting times
    Good Men Must Stand
    Hold Fast

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