Scotties Toy Box

April 22, 2020

Trump Favorite Is Under Investigation—and Getting Big Bucks to Build the Wall

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 15:56

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-favorite-is-under-investigationand-getting-big-bucks-to-build-the-wall?ref=home

“There are several different priorities here,” pivoted Semonite, the head of the Army Corps of Engineers. Alongside building emergency hospital space for coronavirus is “a very aggressive build” on the border, where “our contractors are extremely focused.”

Semonite told the truth. Last Wednesday, while the country strained under a nationwide lockdown, Semonite’s corps found time to award another border-wall contract to a company Trump personally championed—even as it’s under investigation by the Defense Department inspector general. Specifically, Fisher on Apr. 15 got $7,633,085 to build a mere “800 linear feet” of bollard barrier—that slatted design Trump favors—for the wall in Yuma, Ariz.

That company is the MAGA-friendly Fisher Sand & Gravel of North Dakota, whose leading figure sings the praises of the wall on Trump’s favorite programs. Last December, after Fisher finally won a $400 million border contract, something the House Homeland Security Committee chairman blasted as egregious, the Pentagon IG opened an ongoing audit of the contract over what amounts to corruption.

“While favoritism in federal contracting is prohibited, Fisher seems to be favored by President Trump and others inside the Defense Department, despite a questionable track record and past experience history,” said Scott Amey of the Project on Government Oversight. “The Army might want to wait to throw more money at Fisher until the IG finishes its audit and we have a better understanding of whether its original $400 million award was legitimate.”

Much more at the link above including how this wall carp took time and money from the effort to help the states deal with covid 19 virus.  Hugs

 

 

January 30, 2020

Are the people doing this not smart enough to check the weather report?

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 06:10

Now no saw needed.   Even nature is against this stupid vanity project.   Hugs

December 7, 2019

Laws and courts mean nothing to bigoted fascists.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:06

December 6, 2019

VIRAL VIDEO: Men Climb “Unclimbable” Border Wall

Filed under: Construction, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:51

VIRAL VIDEO: Men Climb “Unclimbable” Border Wall

October 6, 2019

The environmental damage being done for this do nothing positive show wall is large and not fixable. So many species affected.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Harm, Nature, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 17:41

October 4, 2019

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Law breaking and the ones who enable it

 

September 23, 2019

The Washington Post: Immigrants fill this town’s schools. Their bus driver doesn’t want them there.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Construction, Economics, Education, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 07:42

Immigrants fill this town’s schools. Their bus driver doesn’t want them there.
In rural Worthington, Minn., a surge of unaccompanied minors has crowded schools and left residents divided over funding an expansion.

Read in The Washington Post: https://apple.news/AuClYZb5GReiGyBiqhlHOrQ

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

September 20, 2019

First make tRump put back the money he stole from the military

Filed under: Cartoons, Construction, Criminal, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:46

#MoscowMitch can’t keep his GOP bullshit straight.

#MoscowMitch can’t keep his GOP bullshit straight.

August 28, 2019

TAKE THE LAND: Trump Tells Aides To Break The Law To Get Wall Built, Promises To Pardon Them If Convicted

TAKE THE LAND: Trump Tells Aides To Break The Law To Get Wall Built, Promises To Pardon Them If Convicted

He also has told worried subordinates that he will pardon them of any potential wrongdoing should they have to break laws to get the barriers built quickly, those officials said.

July 23, 2019

For who you are

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

July 12, 2019

Truth about tRump’s wall

Filed under: Construction, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:27

March 31, 2019

is this supporting the troops or making America safer?

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 09:04

February 28, 2019

My new desk

Filed under: Construction, Love, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:27

February 26, 2019

New office Ron is building for me

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 10:38

Sorry about the direction mistakes.    Hugs

February 8, 2019

Over 100 Undocumented Workers Helped Build Trump’s NJ Bedminster Resort: “Illegals Built This Golf Course”

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Economics, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 12:58

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/over-100-undocumented-workers-helped-build-trumps-nj-bedminster-resort-illegals-built-this-golf-course/

Read the Washington Post article for personal stories from Trump’s former undocumented laborers. One of them notes that he now lives in a Costa Rica home that was built with “Trump money” – even though he was paid far less than a legal worker would have been. Another says that Trump’s managers hid her and others from him when he visited the property because only English speakers were allowed to be in his presence.

January 10, 2019

DHS test of steel prototype for border wall, Trump’s preference, showed it could be sawed through.

Filed under: Bigotry, Construction, Facts, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 11:08

November 21, 2018

A short video of my current office and the new office Ron is making for me. Hugs

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants, News, Things I like — Scottie @ 11:29

October 10, 2018

tRump, corruption in chief

Filed under: Construction, Criminal, Economics, Greed, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:03

REPORT: Trump Pressured Japanese PM To Approve Casino Project By GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/10/10/report-trump-pressured-japanese-pm-to-approve-casino-project-by-gop-megadonor-sheldon-adelson/

Axios reports:

President Trump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott.

Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Trump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation.

The project is a top priority for Adelson, who donated $25 million to Trump’s campaign and inauguration, because Japan only recently legalized casinos and the market is considered a “holy grail” in the industry, Elliot notes. Adelson dined with Trump the night prior to the meeting.

Read the full ProPublica report.

August 21, 2018

The new wall in the front Room

Filed under: Construction, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 12:10

The out side wall of our home faces east.  It was all windows as the person who made it wanted a very bright sun room.    It was hard to keep cool in the summer.  It required a separate A/C unit to even try to keep it nice.   Here is a picture of it.  

We had talked about taking the windows out , building a better exterior wall with much better insulation.  Well Ron decided that this summer he was going to do it.  So he did.  It came out great, and has made a big difference in the room and what it can be used for.   We have decided to make it the living room with the big TV out here.   Here is what it looks like now.

Hugs

April 26, 2018

So how do we fix this

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

(cartoon by Jen Sorenson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Rob Rogers)

(cartoon by David Horsey)

(cartoon by Rob Rogers)

 

Older Posts »

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: