Saturday, July 15, 2017

No More Great Wall Of Trumpanzee?

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Trump was high on his Adderall on the plane to Paris Wednesday. He couldn't stop running his mouth and wandered back into the press section of the plane-- I guess he doesn't really hate them as much as he tells his sucker-followers he does. He told the captive media that the informal chat would be off the record-- and then had a fit that no one wrote about what he said. So yesterday the White House released the transcript of the q & a session.

It was mostly his standard nonsense but then one of the reporters asked him about the border wall: "You were joking about solar, right?"
Señor Trumpanzee: No, not joking, no. There is a chance that we can do a solar wall.  We have major companies looking at that. Look, there’s no better place for solar than the Mexico border-- the southern border. And there is a very good chance we can do a solar wall, which would actually look good. But there is a very good chance we could do a solar wall.

One of the things with the wall is you need transparency. You have to be able to see through it. In other words, if you can’t see through that wall-- so it could be a steel wall with openings, but you have to have openings because you have to see what’s on the other side of the wall.

And I’ll give you an example.As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them-- they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over. As cray as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.

But we are seriously looking at a solar wall. And remember this, it’s a 2,000 mile border, but you don’t need 2,000 miles of wall because you have a lot of natural barriers. You have mountains. You have some rivers that are violent and vicious. You have some areas that are so far away that you don’t really have people crossing.  So you don’t need that. But you’ll need anywhere from 700 to 900 miles.

Plus we have some wall that’s already up that we’re already fixing. You know, we’ve already started the wall because we’re fixing large portions of wall right now. We’re taking wall that was good but it’s in very bad shape, and we’re making it new. We’re fixing it.  It’s already started. So we’ve actually, in the true sense-- you know, there’s no reason to take it down or ***. So in a true sense, we’ve already started the wall.
"When they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them-- they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff?" Is that what Jeff Sessions told him about how the cartels are smuggling marijuana into the country? It doesn't work that way, Señor Trumpanzee. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) was one of the first in Congress to react to Trump's incoherence. "Remember," he told his Tucson area constituents, "how Donald Trump used to talk a big talk on the campaign trail about his plan to build a wall spanning our entire southern border? Yesterday he walked back this plan, saying that the full 2,000 miles of wall are not required due to natural obstructions, such as mountains and rivers."



Grijalva had sued Trump to demand a review of the border wall to determine the social, economic and environmental costs of building it. "But while Trump is scaling back his aspirations for a border wall," he continued, "House Republicans are prepared to force a government shutdown if Congress does not approve $1.2 billion for this ridiculous project... Building a wall became a signature part of Trump's campaign. Now it's up to us to ensure it doesn't become part of his legacy as president."



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3 Comments:

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using mountains as barriers because you believe them impassable?

They thought this in Bataan in 1942 as well. Anyone recall exactly how leaving mountain trails undefended worked out?

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Thomas Ten Bears said...

Yo, Anon, ixnay on the trails, eah.

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saint Reagan: "Tear down this wall"

future sainted pinhead: "We'll build this great wall"

Americans have all the worst saints.

 

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