When I wrote Chaos yesterday, I had no intention of it becoming Part I of a series, but as the day progressed into evening, I knew I wasn’t finished, so here is Part II, and Part III seems likely.
Okay, I know you are all sick and tired of hearing about ‘the wall’, and so am I. But, since the child sitting in the Oval Office is throwing spoons again demanding his fribbin’ wall, we are not done hearing about it, much as it is giving us all ulcers. The latest …
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, after vacillating between determination to shut the government down if he doesn’t get initial funding for his wall, and willingness to sign a short-term spending bill and delay this argument until next February, he finally gave his final word before leaving for a ‘vacation’ at his bloody estate in Florida:
“I’ve made my position very clear. Any measure that funds the government must include border security. Walls work, whether we like it or not. They work better than anything.”
Okay, nothing new there, right? Except that … the unthinkable … the House of Representatives caved and instead of passing the short-term spending bill approved by the Senate, House Republican leaders hurried to appease the president, pulling together a bill that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8 while also allocating $5.7 billion for the border wall. CAVED! Threw the hard-working citizens of this nation under the bus! $5.7 billion!!! For a useless, destructive wall, only because it’s what his ego demands. Nobody with an IQ over 45 wants that damn wall! $5.7 billion!!!
The legislation passed the House on a near-party-line vote of 217 to 185 last night, over strident objections from Democrats who criticized the wall as immoral and ineffective and declared the legislation dead on arrival in the Senate. No Democrats voted for the House measure, and eight Republicans voted against it.
Yo! Republican members of the House of Representatives! Where are your cojones? You knew all along that this wall is a waste of money, and the $5.7 billion is barely the beginning, for all reasonable estimates put the total cost between $50 billion and $75 billion. This is not your money you’re throwing away … it is OURS!!! Remember us? We The People?
And in case you need a real laugh right about now, a man, a veteran named Brian Kolfage has started a GoFundMe site to raise funds for the wall and is asking that every American contribute $80! Over my dead body! But the sad part is apparently an awful lot of people in this nation have more money than they have common sense, for thus far more than 100,000 people have contributed and the account has raised more than $8 million. I am truly sickened by this. Why? Because … do you see Mr. Kolfage raising money to help out starving children or provide medical care for families in need? No, instead he is directing his efforts to a useless piece of steel & mortar that will only harm humans, the economy and wildlife. Mr. Kolfage, as well as those 100,000 people are not humanitarians. They are fools who care not one whit for any but themselves. They are, in my book, white supremacist cowards, afraid to share their nation with those whose skin may not be quite as pale as their own.
Kolfage claims that Trump has “followed through on just about every promise” he made in his campaign, and that it is every citizen’s duty to help Trump “overcome Democratic resistance to the wall”. Whoa … hold up Brian … more of those ‘citizens’ whose duty you claim to know are democrats than are republicans. You’re saying, basically, that it is the duty of democrats to overcome their own resistance? Have you read any of the studies about the wall, the harm it will do to wildlife, the damage to the economy of the border states? Open your eyes, man!
There are so many more important issues in this nation than a wall along the southern border. Do we really want to live in a walled-in nation? I know I don’t. Are we really so afraid of families fleeing for their lives, or starving children, that we are willing to plunge this nation into massive debt in order to keep “them” out? Yes, I am angry … no, wait … between this wall thing and Trump’s asinine claims that he will be pulling our troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, I am well beyond angry … I am furious. Republicans … please, wake up and demand a stop to the madness before the planet explodes into a fiery ball of violence! Demand that our legislators be the adults in the room, since Trump cannot. This madness cannot continue … it simply cannot. And now, I shall leave you to go in search of happier blogs.