Mr Trump wants to build a wall along the Mexico border. You might have heard. By the Lord Harry even folk in the Tavern have heard although none (as far as I know) have rioted in the streets at the very notion. He has been denounced; traduced; calumnised. And he's only been on the US Throne for a week!
Even the Pope has very disappointedly - and dare I say hypocritically (as the Vatican has a massive wall) - condemned the wall.
Some fine ladies were sitting at their usual table today talking excitedly about The Donald's proposed erection.
What seems to have escaped from their minds (if they have them) however is the wall that is already there.
It is already a whopper.
And far from Mr T being the arch Raaaaacist for even considering holding back the tsunami of illegal immigrants, he is merely the latest national leader to put his nation's money where the 'leader's' mouth is.
35 other nations have beaten him to it around the world and some a very long time ago.
China and the Roman Emperor Hadrian spring easily to mind. Wiki lists those that are recent and current.
'Fake News' speads the tale that Mexico already has one of its own to stem the flow of South American thugs and drug-runners, people fleeing poverty and sundry infiltrators from middle eastern countries. They don't it seems but have seriously discussed the idea and have plans in place. Maybe they can do a deal and get The Donald to pay for it, as he is asking Mexico to do for his.
The cost would be enormous and far more than India spent on its border with Pakistan.
|See the Trump hair Orange line? It is the lit-up border fence
seen from the Space Station !!
Still he can afford it. With $221 million clawed back from the Palestinian terrorists added to the $ half a Billion no longer funding the killing of American babies every year, it should be a doddle. He just has to back-up his Executive Order with a bit of Congressional acquiescemce.
And guess what. He has that in hand. Congress already voted the money, a long time ago. In fact some very odd people voted for it as the ladies explained.
http://www.chicksontheright.com/check-out-which-democrats-voted-for-a-wall-along-the-southern-border-back-in-2006/Check Out Which DEMOCRATS Voted For A Wall Along The Southern Border Back In 2006
(Maybe Mexicans ought to be demanding that their government does a better job of taking care of their own citizens, rather than pawning them off on us? Just a thought…)
But the funny thing is that, according to this, a fairly prominent Democrats actually voted for a border fence back in 2006, similar to the one that President Trump is proposing.
President Donald Trump will be able to order the construction of a wall on the Mexico border Wednesday with the stroke of a pen, because of a 2006 law passed with the help of Democrats including Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
Many of them are still in Congress, including newly-established Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
There are also a number of Democrat representatives still in the House who voted for the bill: Sanford Bishop (GA), Corrine Brown (FL), Michael Capuano (MA), Jim Cooper (TN), Jim Costa (CA), Peter DeFazio (OR), Steve Israel (NY), Ron Kind (WI), Daniel Lipinski (IL), Stephen Lynch (MA), Carolyn Maloney (NY), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ), Collin Peterson (MN), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD), Tim Ryan (OH), and Adam Smith (WA).
Or are we just supposed to ignore everything Democrats have done before this very second that we’re standing in? I notice that Dems don’t really like it when you bring up their sordid past (slavery, denying women the vote, Jim Crow, segregation, etc.) – always insisting that they’ve “changed” from that version of the Democrat Party.
The chicks scored free drinks for the rest of the evening.