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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:41 PM

 

To fund border wall, Trump administration weighs cuts to Coast Guard, airport security

Source: Washington Post

The Trump administration, searching for money to build the president’s planned multibillion-dollar border wall and crack down on illegal immigration, is weighing significant cuts to the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration and other agencies focused on national security threats, according to a draft plan.

The proposal, drawn up by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), also would slash the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides disaster relief after hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. The Coast Guard’s $9.1 billion budget in 2017 would be cut 14 percent to about $7.8 billion, while the TSA and FEMA budgets would be reduced about 11 percent each to $4.5 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively.

The cuts are proposed even as the planned budget for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees all of them, grows 6.4 percent to $43.8 billion, according to the plan, which was obtained by The Washington Post. Some $2.9 billion of that would go to building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with $1.9 billion funding “immigration detention beds” and other Immigration and Customs Enforcement expenses and $285 million set aside to hire 500 more Border Patrol agents and 1,000 more ICE agents and support staffers.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/to-fund-border-wall-trump-administration-weighs-cuts-to-coast-guard-airport-security/2017/03/07/ba4a8e5c-036f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.66fe4830babd



fucking insanity... I can't freaking believe this

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Reply To fund border wall, Trump administration weighs cuts to Coast Guard, airport security (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
TomCADem Mar 2017 #1
Towlie Mar 2017 #12
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #35
IronLionZion Mar 2017 #45
pangaia Mar 2017 #28
caroldansen Mar 2017 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #33
yardwork Mar 2017 #48
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #50
vlyons Mar 2017 #52
BumRushDaShow Mar 2017 #55
Beartracks Mar 2017 #3
Thor_MN Mar 2017 #4
yardwork Mar 2017 #49
CountAllVotes Mar 2017 #5
drm604 Mar 2017 #6
jmowreader Mar 2017 #18
Sunlei Mar 2017 #7
Sunlei Mar 2017 #9
iluvtennis Mar 2017 #31
duncang Mar 2017 #27
elmac Mar 2017 #8
Doreen Mar 2017 #10
furtheradu Mar 2017 #11
left-of-center2012 Mar 2017 #13
Lanius Mar 2017 #14
Warpy Mar 2017 #16
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #36
Warpy Mar 2017 #15
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #37
IronLionZion Mar 2017 #46
smirkymonkey Mar 2017 #61
Warpy Mar 2017 #62
heaven05 Mar 2017 #17
C_U_L8R Mar 2017 #19
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #38
tomp Mar 2017 #20
turbinetree Mar 2017 #21
KingBob Mar 2017 #22
ColemanMaskell Mar 2017 #23
Solly Mack Mar 2017 #24
tclambert Mar 2017 #25
Doodley Mar 2017 #26
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #39
Cosmocat Mar 2017 #41
defacto7 Mar 2017 #29
iluvtennis Mar 2017 #30
pansypoo53219 Mar 2017 #32
Tanuki Mar 2017 #34
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #40
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2017 #42
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2017 #43
mainer Mar 2017 #44
mitch96 Mar 2017 #47
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #51
Brother Buzz Mar 2017 #53
ColemanMaskell Mar 2017 #54
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #56
Zing Zing Zingbah Mar 2017 #63
Zing Zing Zingbah Mar 2017 #66
displacedtexan Mar 2017 #57
Zing Zing Zingbah Mar 2017 #64
raccoon Mar 2017 #58
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Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #60
Zing Zing Zingbah Mar 2017 #65

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:45 PM

1. If Trump Did Not Skip Security Briefings...

...perhaps he would know that cutting the Coast Guard and airport security will make us less safe.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:05 PM

12. Half right. Airport security theater is a worthless joke.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:30 AM

35. well, we do need airport security

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:05 AM

45. They'll increase the groping and privacy invasion

but reduce the parts that may actually screen for weapons or do anything remotely useful for security

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:35 AM

28. That's the idea...

We need a useful little bombing...

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:45 PM

2. Great. Then when they drill holes in it, and they will sooner or later, then all those organizations

Can be mad at him as well as many others.

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:30 AM

33. No holes needed. They'll just tunnel under it. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:04 PM

48. With the lack of background checking, the drug dealers will probably be hired to build the wall.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #48)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:11 PM

50. LOL They'll be the biggest lobby for the job.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:18 PM

52. with less coast guard,

they'll arrive by boat.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #52)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 02:31 PM

55. And with them also gutting FEMA

they can't put them into FEMACamps™ but will instead funnel billions into private prisons just for them.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:45 PM

3. The costs of this wall would far exceed any of its so-called benefits. n/t

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:47 PM

4. Trumplethinskin doesn't have accomplices that can profit from the Coast Guard or Airport Security

 

He does have construction mobsters that are drooling over the prospects of fraud on a fence that very few people will ever see.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:05 PM

49. Exactly.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:47 PM

5. Oh goodie!

Get rid of the TSA! Get rid of the TSA!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:49 PM

6. Reducing airport and coastal security for the illusory protection of a wall.

How the hell does that make the least bit of sense? I would hope that Congress won't support it.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:22 PM

18. Actually, it makes perfect sense

If Trump wants to be a war president he needs a casus belli.

If he cuts airport security WAY back, and does the same for border security, we'll eventually get attacked. When we're attacked, he has everything he needs to eliminate all social programs so he can dump the money into the military, divert Social Security and Medicare taxes to the military, reinstate the draft (for the sons and daughters of Democrats, of course) and nuke someone.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:55 PM

7. Republicans prison charges $10,000 a week to detention camp one woman & child? people spend YEARS in

those prisons.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:59 PM

9. $1.9 billion funding immigration detention beds (Americans money into private FOR PROFIT hands)

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 02:53 AM

31. And dumpty owns those shares in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:21 AM

27. Since they are wanting to split up mothers and children

Think how much they could charge per week for day care nannies. Maybe they could hire a outfit like blackwater to be guard/nannies to keep those babies and children in line. I'm sure the repubs can figure out some way to cut in their buddies for a larger share.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:56 PM

8. And when we get another Katrina,

 

and we will, will the coast guard be ready to rescue hundreds that no one else can reach? Well, fascist don't care, they have their gated communities and blackwater to protect them.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:02 PM

10. Let me get this right.

He wants to keep our borders secure....well doesn't that include our shorelines?
Now lessen airport security but that is where a lot of our attacks have happened...right?
Does this mofo ever think or connect the damn dots?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:03 PM

11. GeeeWhizzz

& the 'wall' is going to 'protect us', while starving the proven programs that have~mostly!~ protected the US a century or more? Mmmm, don't think so. Best be calling my "representatives"again). *siiiigh!* bless their hearts, they NEED our guidance on this govment thing.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:06 PM

13. We don't need no stinkin' airport security!

Build the wall !

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:06 PM

14. When right-wingers say "borders" they really mean the one that lies between us and Latinos.

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Response to Lanius (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:09 PM

16. Exactly, I'd love to know what provoked his unreasonable hatred of Mexicans

Did some buff Mexican pool boy walk of with some startlet he was trying to hustle?

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Response to Warpy (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:32 AM

36. good point-- it's either all an act or he's just been brainwashed by FoxNews

 

like so many other wingnuts

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:08 PM

15. So he's going to defund two agencies that actually protect our borders

in order to fund a stupid fucking boondoggle that has never worked no matter how many times it's been done in human history?

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:33 AM

37. I wouldn't say walls don't work, they have some purpose

 

but this southern border wall is particularly stupid and pointless and wasteful.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:10 AM

46. And Mexico will pay for it

believe him

A lot of drugs are smuggled in by sea. Coast Guard interdicts drug and human traffickers all the time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:02 PM

61. Can you believe the massive stupidity?

I am just dumbfounded. I really can't believe this is what our government has come to. He really wants an attack on our shores.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #61)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:09 PM

62. Yeah, he's fixated on that stupid wall

He's never seen the border and he has no clue in the world what it looks like.

I live in a border state and no thanks. I'd rather have a few undocumented Mexicans than that unsightly barrier to wildlife migration.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:15 PM

17. this would be stupid

 

and dangerous. While I don't think an open, overt military action against us will take place because no enemy would underestimate these 3 clowns all vying to have their hand on the wheel of our ship of state and know that they WILL loose the nukes with minimum provocation. But coastlines and airports are vulnerable points for the lone 'gunman' so to speak. These people are stupidly putting innocents in danger to pay for their Maginot Line. IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All who voted for this terrible triumvirate should and will be shamed by these clowns and probably hurt by them also.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:25 PM

19. That wall is a 35 foot tall, 1000 mile long turd

And the only thing it will ever be good for
is reminding the world what dumbshits
Donald Trump and his republican lapdogs are.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:34 AM

38. what are the odds that it will ever truly get built?

 

I can't see that boondoggle ever getting very far

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:10 AM

20. idiots! nt

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:13 AM

21. These idiots don't realize that the Coast Guard

is this:

https://www.uscg.mil/history/web/USCGbriefhistory.asp

it would take an ACT of CONgress (republicans, the same "guy's and girl's) that have hemming and hawing about security, if they were to do this, they would have to go through CONgress


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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:18 AM

22. Let's pay for it

Let's pay for this with tax cuts. Or more realistically, tax increases on the wealthy. Nah! Not racist enough.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:22 AM

23. That is beyond hilarious, that is mind boggling -- stand aside Dr Strangelove, you're outdone.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:45 AM

24. Damn

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:04 AM

25. You just don't understand that illegal immigrants can't climb walls or operate a boat or fly

on airplanes.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:11 AM

26. May I suggest slashing presidential security to help pay for the wall

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Response to Doodley (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:35 AM

39. Amen-- yes

 

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Response to Doodley (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:58 AM

41. That shit makes me break stuff mad

I seriously want to smash things over the heads of "conservatives' who have spent the entirety of my life dismissively babbling about tax and spend democrats who can't be trusted with tax payer dollars who glibly excuse Mar A Lago and TT ...

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:40 AM

29. I'm not religious but

somehow this reminds me of an old testament bible story of king Nimrod trying to build the tower of Bable to reach heaven using the labor and wealth of his kingdom. Building a nonsense tower to reach an unreachable heaven, God changed the languages of all the wokers and people of the kingdom so they couldn't understand each other and the entire kingdom was split and scattered across the earth.
The first part of the story sounds familiar. I hope the last part isn't prophesy.

A little bedtime story. Nighty night.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 02:49 AM

30. FFS, dumpty is LOONEY TUNES, CRAY CRAY, MAD - all for some damn wall that is unneeded.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 05:46 AM

32. do we feel safer now?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:28 AM

34. Ozymandias, King of Kings

https://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/ozymandias

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away."

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #34)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:36 AM

40. perfect! Thanks

 

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #34)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:04 AM

42. Excellent!! One of my father's favorite poems!

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:14 AM

43. From all of us, a HUUUGE thank you Trump!

(We don't need no stinking airport security!) Build a wall instead, PLEASE!

Signed,

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:24 AM

44. The Coast Guard actually saves American lives. The most popular branch of armed forces.

I know a lot of boaters and sailors who will be outraged.

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Response to mainer (Reply #44)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:55 PM

47. I wonder what those tRump votin' Coasties

think of their commander in chief now???
We have lots of Coast Guard people in my neighborhood... Most had tRump signs on the lawn...
Gotta ask around...
m

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Response to mainer (Reply #44)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:12 PM

51. seriously-- I know

 

It makes no sense. But "President Trump" never made any fucking sense.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:34 PM

53. Who's going to coordinate all the Gulf Coast's oil spill cleanups?

Especially after opening up 73 million offshore acres to oil exploration. You just know they will be knee deep in....

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #53)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 01:48 PM

54. the EPA? Oh, wait, that's going too -- The oil companies? haha. Local govt. Volunteers. Nobody.

Don't worry, the new EPA chief is going to defend us from the environment
Really, I heard it on SNL.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 04:40 PM

56. What happened to making Mexico pay for it?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #56)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:32 PM

63. That was one of those things we weren't supposed to take him literally on.

He meant Mexico as a metaphor for American tax payers.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #56)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 12:29 AM

66. He recently said Americans were going to front the money for the wall

and then Mexico was going to pay us back afterward, because it would be quicker that way.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38524644

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 04:45 PM

57. What a great way to make it easier for drug and weapon smuggling!

Cut back on coastal protection and airport security? Sure. Makes perfect sense if you're in hock to international bad guys.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to displacedtexan (Reply #57)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:34 PM

64. Bad hombres everywhere will love this plan. n/t

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:03 PM

58. That would be counterproductive, to say the least. nt

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:24 PM

59. When they say wall, are they really talking about a giant structure that extends over 2,000 miles?

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Response to xor (Reply #59)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:53 PM

60. In Trump's fevered mind, yes. Otherwise, not so much. Plus there's already a border fence/wall

 

for most of the key spots.

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Response to xor (Reply #59)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:37 PM

65. He should put up 2,000 miles of chicken wire and call it good.

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Then he can say he fulfilled his promise of building the Mexican border wall and also get it done fast and cheap.

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