Oops! (The Border Wall)

Remember that “wonderful” border wall that is now being built?

If not let me refresh your memory on what the president has said about the wall…..

“Now, the wall still, obviously, has a ways to go, but we’re building it at a breakneck speed. I wanted them to show you the interior of parts of the wall and what’s inside of each individual slat. And you’ll see it’s a combination of steel, concrete, and — as one of the folks just said — it really is virtually impenetrable. Any walls that were put up would get knocked down very quickly, very easily. This wall is not something that can be really knocked down. I guess anything can, but this is very tough.

And it goes down six feet. It’s three and four feet wide. The concrete — you see it right here; it’s exposed. And I might ask General Semonite to say a few words about it.

And I’d like to bring them right up — look at the inner tube — to see what happens. Because after the wall is up, we pour concrete, and concrete goes into the tube. And in addition to that, we have rebar. So if you think you’re going to cut it with a blowtorch, that doesn’t work because you hit concrete. And then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside.

So it’s a very powerful, very powerful wall — the likes of which, probably, to this extent, has not been built before.”

(Pres. Trump Sep 2019)

I refresh your memory because I want to explain the title of “Oops!”…….

A newly installed section of border wall toppled over onto the Mexican side amid high winds Wednesday. Steel barriers had been erected between Mexicali and Calexico, Calif., but a concrete base had not yet cured when the 30-foot-high panels fell onto trees lining a parallel street, reports the Guardian. “Luckily, Mexican authorities responded quickly and were able to divert traffic from the nearby street,” Border Patrol agent Carlos Pitones tells the Los Angeles Times. “We are grateful there was no property damage or injuries,” he adds, per CNN, which notes wind gusts in the area reached as high as 37mph on Wednesday.

The section of wall, part of an effort to replace 11 miles of existing barrier, has since been re-erected. Customs and Border Protection “will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues,” Pitones tells the Times. The outlet reports “the barrier is constructed of steel bollards filled with concrete and rebar, then topped with metal plates.”

If a bit of wind toppled it how can we expect it to hold up to determined violators of our immigration laws?

More money that has been pissed away…..

How fucking sad!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “Oops! (The Border Wall)

  1. In a 37 mph wind? That’s not a very high wind speed at all.
    I still want to see that wall built, and to watch how fast someone gets over it, or under it.
    We have the English Channel separating us from Europe. But that doesn’t stop many people managing to get in illegally. There always have to be ‘points of entry and exit’, and they will be the weak spots.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. “Fixed fortifications are monuments to man’s stupidity. If mountain ranges and oceans can be overcome, anything made by man can be overcome.” – quote attributed to General George S. Patton Jr.

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