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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:56 PM

Trump's Mexican Wall: an idea only a moron could love

Letís put aside paying for the wall. Letís suppose funds are available.
Letís put aside if the wall is really needed. Letís suppose it is.

Even granting all that, Trumpís Mexican Wall is an idea only a moron could love.

Sure, 3,000 years ago maybe a wall (e.g., the Great Wall of China) made sense. But todayówith drones, laser so sensitive they can detect a fly scratching its hind legs together, night vision goggles and cameras, satellite reconnaissance, along with computers equipped with artificial intelligence to control it allóa wall makes about as much sense as using typewriters instead of PCs, or horse-drawn wagons instead of cars and trucks.

Remember the 1980ís when the Reagan administration proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (also known as SDI or the Silly Defense Idea)? That was to be space-based sensors that could detect the launch of nuclear missiles along with weapons under computer control that could react instantly to shoot down targets moving at supersonic speeds.

But today to detect and stop a man and/or woman, travelling on foot, maybe with kids, the most intelligent, cost-effective solution is a pile of concrete??

Somehow, I doubt it.

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Reply Trump's Mexican Wall: an idea only a moron could love (Original post)
mart48 Saturday OP
Wellstone ruled Saturday #1
Freddie Saturday #2
keithbvadu2 Saturday #5
smirkymonkey Saturday #3
keithbvadu2 Saturday #6
Goodheart Saturday #4

Response to mart48 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:01 PM

1. Just another shinny object

distraction created to pacify a small political support group. Remember how Bush and Cheney worked the Military and Vets to their best interest,well Nunberg and Stone pulled one out of the same bullshit hat in order to keep Trump on message. And we know the message was the GOP hates Brown People.

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Response to mart48 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:41 PM

2. Stolen from FB

The wall is like Trumpís penis: nobody wants to see it and he canít get it up.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:27 PM

5. Little Marco Rubio was very interested.

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Response to mart48 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:15 PM

3. Even the Great Wall of China was ineffective.

Didn't work then, won't work now. Stupid waste of time, money and labor then, same is true today.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:29 PM

6. Great Wall of China

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Response to mart48 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:19 PM

4. Even if we need a wall, that should be decided by representatives of the people,

not by a temper tantrum.

Just as was the interstate highway system, Obamacare, Social Security, women's suffrage, civil rights...

In all those and more cases one could have argued a "crisis" situation.

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