Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mr Trump, Tear Down That Wall (That You Haven't Even Built Yet)...

...With Canada?

And, no.

I'm not joking.

The following is from Bloomberg News:

...41 percent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. And yes, the same percentage favors a wall erected along the nation's southern border...

And the reason they need the monstrosity, both North and South?

Well, according to at least one citizen it's because:

"...If you cut off one (border), they're going to come in the other way..."




Lew said...

No doubt that if asked, Jake the retired trucker and Trump supporter from Pigeon Forge Tennessee would also favor building a wall along the Northeast border between the U.S. and Denmark as well.

Anonymous said...

I would rather be behind a wall in Canada than a woman in Alabama...

In Alabama, anti-drug fervor and abortion politics have turned a meth-lab law into the country's harshest weapon against pregnant women.
- by Nina Martin, ProPublica

Passed in 2006 as methamphetamine ravaged Alabama communities, the law targeted parents who turned their kitchens and garages into home-based drug labs, putting their children at peril.

Within months, prosecutors and courts began applying the law to women who exposed their embryo or fetus to controlled substances in utero. A woman can be charged with chemical endangerment from the earliest weeks of pregnancy, even if her baby is born perfectly healthy, even if her goal was to protect her baby from greater harm.

The penalties are exceptionally stiff: one to 10 years in prison if her baby suffers no ill effects, 10 to 20 years if her baby shows signs of exposure or harm and 10 to 99 years if her baby dies.


In suburban Shelby County, southwest of the city, they are so aggressive that last fall they arrested a woman for smoking pot during pregnancy despite having no proof that she was actually pregnant (she wasn’t). In Marshall County, mothers whose newborns test positive for controlled substances routinely face bail of $250,000 to $500,000.

A wall looks good if it keeps that out.

RossK said...



But, to be fair, you could probably find more than a few folks in, say, Etobicoke (and/or central Lotusland) who would spout similar gibberishness.


Thanks Anon-Above--

It's tragic how this war on anything codswallop gets twisted...The key seems to be reasonableness rather an state-sancitioned extremism...Unfortunately, and I truly believe that we are getting pretty far down that road marked S.S. Extremis right now.


North Van's Grumps said...

If they build a wall to the North and the South, Atlantic and Pacific to the East and West, doesn't that make it a prison?

Anonymous said...

The USA must keep those people out.... becaus bad people don't enter Canada from the USA...

" September 25, 2015 7:44AM EDT

Toronto police say they have arrested 12 Chilean nationals, who allegedly entered Canada via the United States, using fraudulent identifications after a series of commercial break-and-enters in the Toronto area.

Police say that a number of commercial premises, including jewelry and pawn shops, throughout the GTA were broken into by a group of men wearing disguises, during the early months of 2015."

Guy in Victoria

mark mounce said...

Maybe the wall's a good idea. We need protection against the Americans