Friday, July 14, 2017

We need a Constitutional amendment for a Presidential do-over

This will be in the same universe where money is still pouring into NATO because Trump demanded it (he said it again in Warsaw, a week ago):

“One of the things you need with the wall is transparency,” said Trump. “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.”

Why see what's on the other side?

“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 crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. But we have some incredible designs.”

Seriously.  This man is in charge of the country.  I think I'd rather have Homer Simpson in charge.

Actually, I remember reading a Theodore Sturgeon short story where a businessman discovers the "nothing" between perforations on a roll of toilet paper is the strongest substance in the universe, and proceeds to make millions marketing the stuff (in the story, it works.  Besides, have you ever tried to neatly tear a perforated roll of paper?).  It was, of course, a perfectly transparent substance, but also the strongest material ever known.  Trump realizes there are swathes of the border where a wall can't be built (private property in Texas, the Big Bend National Park, Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico), so he'll claim the wall is "transparent" there, and thus satisfy his minions that the border is secure even though the wall is Swiss cheese.

I am quite certain he thinks that will work.....

1 comment:

  1. Anything can be said in a post-truth political culture as long as it fills air-time between the commercials. People get paid millions of dollars a year for filling it with empty air. Geraldo Rivera has been doing it for more than thirty-years, now.