No, there’s no border wall yet — heck, it’s taking forever just to finalize a concept to raise the fence around the White House to keep unwanted guests from jumping over while preserving the view. Permanent enhancements were to have been made to the fence in 2016, and ideas considered included an electrified top rail and a moat.
But back to the border wall. Companies have submitted proposals for a barrier between the United States and Mexico, although Sen. Lindsey Graham in April insisted “there will never be a 2,200-mile wall built” and the wall was more of a metaphor for increased border security. What if the “wall” were composed of “bricks” including, say, blimps and motion detectors?
Two months later, word is that the wall will be an actual wall, and solar panels along the top will help pay for it.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) June 6, 2017
"Who's going to pay for the wall?"
Doesn't have quite the same ring. https://t.co/YGnPFRPPDo
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) June 6, 2017
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2017
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) June 6, 2017
Oh perfect, this fixes EVERYTHING! 🙄🙄🙄🤦🏼♀️
— Artie J. Cooper (@RTJCooper) June 6, 2017
not what's I expected, but appropriately weird!
— Ian Bowers (@iggdawg) June 6, 2017
I realize this is problematic on many many levels, but tbh, if they're hell bent on building a wall, solar panels aren't an awful idea
— Damawe (@damawe82) June 6, 2017
Since they need to face south, the locals could just blast away at them, rendering them useless. Target practice, ya know….😎
— glitter bug (@glitterybug79) June 6, 2017
Hey, what about a coal-powered wall?
— Mye Krennish (@MyeKrennish) June 6, 2017
Didn't a congressman say this is a joke a couple days ago?
— gallows pole (@Zepplinrules) June 6, 2017
They'd be beautiful all right, and extremely expensive. Where is Trump going to get the money to pay for that? Forget the nonsensical wall.
— Louise Kimmich (@KimmichLouise) June 6, 2017
here's a prototype pic.twitter.com/n7O7mYvDfR
— Seyi (@SeyiTalks) June 6, 2017
Id prefer solar paneled machine gun turrets on top but whatever.
— Destro1000 (@bigburnell) June 6, 2017
The president pitched the idea of solar panels during a meeting with GOP Congressional leadership Tuesday, but that idea was just one of several proposed and which the Associated Press wrote about in April.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 4, 2017
Also included were an “art” installation made of “a polished concrete wall augmented with stones and artifacts” and a really cool sounding nuclear waste border wall, lined with trench at least 100 feet deep to store nuclear waste, with an option to convert it it energy.
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Is President Trump prepared to accept blimps, motion sensors as bricks in his border wall? https://t.co/7fflxDEVX6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 25, 2017