US gov't shutdown

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  1. Fruitloop

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46657393

    Trump got the message from his base this week, via Fox News et al, that the wall is a "do or die" issue. If it doesn't happen now before the Dems take over the House, it aint happening.

    The House passed a spending bill that included border wall funding, but Senate Dems refuse to pass it. So as if midnight last night, the US government is partially offline.

    Dems may end up budging because they're enthralled to union workers that suffer. But a long shutdown means the stock market will continue to tumble, which is bad for Trump.

    Perhaps Senate Republicans should go nuke and reduce the vote requirement to 51. :yes:
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    Problem is I genuinely believe Trump would always put his own interests before those of the people.
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    Trump responds to pressure. all the dems need to do is get a wall free resolution on his desk and he will sign it. Donnie worships money more than the right and the longer the government is shut down the more stocks will fall.
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    Doesn't take long for some GOP cunt to show how the party is out of touch with a broad swath of society:



    Hint: A poll in 2017 suggested 78% of full-time workers. But this guy earns $174k a year so doubt he's in the mix.
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    Aaaand we have the obligatory Trump tweet from the past.

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    If that SUV is to scale, doesn't it look like smaller people could fit through the slats?
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    Trump’s fat ass couldn’t fit through it so he assumed that it was impossible.
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    I could walk through the slats with a suitcase.
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    "If that SUV is to scale, doesn't it look like smaller people could fit through the slats?" - Fruitloop

    not if they are electrified! :shep:
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    It's OK guys! Trump is still at the White House signing a big bunch of bills! Note, there aren't any bills outstanding that need his signature, which might explain why a cursory zoom-in reveals the paper is blank and the pen still has the cap on:


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    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    They’d all have to be on a single line, these look like sticks. Granted, it is the cartoon they showed Trump and a real picture would look different.
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    If there is any flex in the slats you could use a long sturdy bar for leverage to bend two slats just enough to give people sufficient room to squeeze through. Yes it would take a crew of people and a bar strong enough to bend the slats (and long enough for some serious leverage) but light enough to be transportable. Finding out the exact design and types of materials used to build the fence would not be that difficult. Then build a mock-up and do a "dry run" & dress rehearsal first of course to see if the plan would be "doable" under stress & time restraints.

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    Is that genuine?

    In this day and age that's the best they could come up with as a graphic to illustrate the single largest and most expensive building project ever undertaken by the fucking United States of America?

    Surely not....
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    They're going to permanently electrify the whole thing?

    That'll be cost effective.
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    No wonder Trump hasn't thought about this.
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    England doesn't have to worry about a wall, they have an ocean surrounding them to keep migrant caravans out. :ramen:

    Seriously, who the fuck cares about this? OMG! Shutdown! :dayton:

    The Wall was always a pipe dream that was never going to happen. Trumpsters knew this, but they loved the fact that Trump had the balls to threaten it and traumatize folks like BizarroCunt who apparently think anyone who shows up at the southern border should be ushered in no questions asked. :rolleyes: Course, BizarroCunt isn't going to be sponsoring any of these migrants, and sure as hell isn't going to be housing any of them, but at least she gets to pretend she's morally superior to others.
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    FTFY for the next abortion thread.
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    In what universe do you think it's logical to argue that I should be personally responsible for financially supporting other people's babies as a means of ensuring that those babies are not murdered in the womb?

    This is garglemet's argument, that the lives of babies should be held hostage to the willingness of the State to provide for them at taxpayer expense.

    And, in fact, I am supporting the care and wellbeing of impoverished children through my tax dollars.

    The prospect of being raised in poverty isn't a justification for the murder of unborn babies.
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    All libtards think they’re morally superior to others. Look at the self righteous crap that Dicky spouts day in and day out.
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    Dickynoo is a retarded shut-in laboring under the delusion that he's smarter than everyone else. He's not like the stupid drones who actually have to get up each morning and go to work to support themselves (i.e. his parents).
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    Build the slats ! Build the slats !

    Though a cheaper solution would be just install lots and lots of signs along the border, and maybe some human-sized cutouts on the US side:
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  24. matthunter

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    We're actually not THAT self-assured. But the self righteous crap YOU spout day in and day out at least assures us we're morally superior to you.
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    It can be cost effective - it's called a proximity switch. When the switch (which doesn't draw much power) detects somebody near the fence it turns the fence on. :bergman: No more activity around, it turns off the fence power. A proximity switch can be motion, heat, pressure, or visually triggered. You can have the switches thirty feet or so away from the fence - get any closer and the fence power is triggered. If it's pressure triggered you can set the switch so it takes X amount of weight to trigger the switch, so desert critters don't set it off & waste electricity. Vehicle land mines are like that - they won't explode prematurely from troops walking on them "ruining the surprise" if you will. - they only explode when a heavy vehicle runs them over, the vehicles/tanks/etc. being the higher priority target.

    Side-note when I was in the Air Force we had proximity triggered missiles. :yes: When they got close enough to an enemy aircraft that's it's shadow blocked the light sensor BOO-YA exploding missile
    all up in your grill. :bergman: That's gonna leave a mark! :yes:
  26. spot261

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    But then how would you light up all those mish mash decorations?
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    "But then how would you light up all those mish mash decorations?" - spot

    wow! LOST IN TRANSLATION there buddy. I have no idea what you just said! :lol:
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    Oh come on, I thought we'd been establishing some running gags here!

    Christmas lights? Christmas, the "mish mash" of cultural traditions....blah de blah?

    You forgot already? I'm hurt, devastated!

    Merry Mishmash dude :)
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    Oh now I get it.....I think. :unsure:
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    Logic would have put you down on day 1, pal.

    Don't court fate.
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