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Though the blustery embarrassment was localized and easily fixable, on Thursday, the Washington Post revealed a more structurally important concern:
President Trumps border wall likely will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent flash floods from undermining or knocking it over, gates that must be left open for months every summer during monsoon season in the desert, according to U.S. border officials, agents and engineers familiar with the plans.
At locations along the U.S. southern border where such gates already are in operation, Border Patrol agents must manually raise them every year before the arrival of the summer thunderstorms that convert riverbeds into raging torrents that carry massive amounts of water and debris, including sediment, rocks, tree limbs and vegetation. Trumps wall, which features 30-foot metal bollards spaced four inches apart, effectively acts as a sewer grate that traps the debris; when clogged, the barriers cannot withstand the power of the runoff.
Just like everything else about Trump, his "big, beautiful wall" is nothing but a sham.
He's becoming more and more unhinged by the day.
"During this campaign season, the good people of Iowa have had a front-row seat to the lunacy and the madness of the totally sick left," Trump told the crowd in Des Moines.
"The Green New Deal, which would crush our farms, destroy our wonderful cows. They want to kill our cows. You know why, right? You know why?"
"Don't say it. They want to kill our cows. That means you're next," he said, as the crowd laughed.
Grains of Paradise that I had asked questions about since I could only find them online.
I browned a pound of mild Italian sausage. I then added onion and celery and cooked until slightly tender, then I put in a couple cloves of minced garlic. Next I added a the lentils and about a quart of chicken stock. When they had come to a boil I added a couple of diced carrots, some diced yukon gold potatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, a couple of bay leaves and cooked until everything was tender. It was a little thicker than I wanted, so I added a little more stock and a couple dollops of tomato paste. At the very end I stirred in a few handfuls of spinach and baby kale that I had on hand and a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar along with salt and pepper to taste.
It made a big pot, so I froze several servings. We've been having some wet, cold weather this week and it has really hit the spot.
This is not exactly the same as the one my dad had, but it's the closest I could find. The drawer above the speaker held a turntable. It had several push buttons that could be pre-set to your favorite stations. As I recall, you could also pick up short wave broadcasts, but I don't remember my dad ever doing that. It was an impressive piece of furniture.
Firefighters and drought affected farmers have been praying for this moment ever since the forecast was made and the heavens have certainly opened up.
According to Sky News, a month's worth of rain fell over Melbourne over a few hours and the storm is now heading up through New South Wales.
The Daily Mail reports the storm has been a massive win for firefighters, helping extinguish 32 bushfires in New South Wales.
Finally, some relief.
One of them is a series of messages between Parnas, who met with Trump on several occasions and claims the president personally directed his mission in Ukraine, and Robert Hyde. A beefy retired Marine and current Republican congressional candidate, Hyde made several chilling remarks that seemed to indicate that he was surveilling Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and prepared to do something to her.
Reading these messages makes clear Hyde was planning to do something unpleasant to Yovanovitch, apparently in tandem with some kind of security personnel he contacted, perhaps Russian ones:
The article goes on to discuss the letter Rudy sent to Zelensky in his capacity of Trump's personal attorney.
Carter - Peanut farmer.
Clinton - Grew up in poverty, abused by step-father.
Obama - Raised by working-class single mother.
Bush Sr - Son of wealthy Senator.
Bush Jr - Son of wealthy President.
Trump - Literally lives in golden tower.
Guess who the Republicans call "elitists".
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