Trump hits pothole over Wall: No Money

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Re: Trump hits pothole over Wall: No Money

Postby Beaver » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:57 am

Some of these sound fun, or practical. I like the hammock and tree chain best.

Look on These Works and Despair
The proposals for Trump’s border wall are loud, ambitious, and dumb.
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/ ... _dumb.html

Among the ideas the government received:

A castle-like wall with parapets and a running trail on top, so it could be used by joggers
A wall decorated with recycled glass on each side
A 1,200-mile chain of trees and hammocks
An aqueduct-wall
A 100-foot-deep trench, where nuclear waste could be dumped
A wall with blank space, to be sold to local communities for memorials, or murals, or family trees
A concrete wall with a high-speed monorail running along the top
A plexiglas wall that would be transparent on the American side (so Mexico would be visible), but opaque on the Mexican side (so the United States would not be).

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Re: Trump hits pothole over Wall: No Money

Postby Beaver » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 pm

http://writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/f ... nding.html
MENDING WALL by Robert Frost

"There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
'Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know "


GOP ready to fund border wall, setting up shutdown fight
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/1 ... all-240418

"House Republicans are ready to provide a down payment on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, reigniting a fight that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. In a nod to Trump’s signature campaign promise, the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday unveiled a bill to fund Homeland Security that matches the administration’s request for $1.6 billion for the next fiscal year.

But the money might never get out the door. Senate Democrats are sure to object to any government funding bill with money for the wall, and they successfully pressured Republicans to keep out wall money from a funding bill earlier this year. With many Republicans skittish about being blamed for a shutdown, GOP insiders expect a replay."


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