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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:25 PM

Will Scott Walker's Canadian Wall Keep the Teachers Out, Too?

BY CHARLES P. PIERCE

Hold all calls. We have a winner.

There was no reason for the judges even to consider either This Week With The Clinton Guy Shocked By Blowjobs, or Face The Nation, where John Dickerson is ably filling the greaves of former Laeodician war correspondent Bob Schieffer. The House Cup this week went almost instantly into the dark, mysterious halls of broadcasting's Hotel Overlook at NBC, where my man Chuck Todd always has been the caretaker. He was joined this week by Scott Walker, the thrice-elected goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their Midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin, and Walker did everything except drop his drawers and dance the hootchie-koo. There is neither a box of rocks nor a bag of hammers big enough to analogize to this guy. Dunces look at him and think, Jesus, maybe I should look into a career in astrophysics after all. In villages all over Europe, idiots look at Scott Walker and get out of the business. Look, I achieved the degree Scott Walker never quite caught up with, and I'm not exactly Stephen Hawking here.

Let's start with the single most hilarious thing said by any candidate in the current field. Asked about the possibility of building a fence, not along the country's southern border, but along the nearly 4000-mile border that separates the United States and Canada, this is what Walker told my man Chuck Todd.

"Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire…They have raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that's a legitimate issue for us to look at."


There is some ensuing flubdubbery about "securing the homeland" and about "counterintellig…er…ah…wubba…wubba…counterterrorism" in there, too, but consider the vast and staggering vista of stupidity opened up by the idea of building a fence from upper Maine to the shores of the Pacific. Leave aside the basic impracticality of the entire idea – What the hell are you going to do about that part of the border that runs through Lake Superior? Submarine nets? Sonar? Volunteer muskie fishermen with AK's in their boats? Yikes. Forget I said that last part. – and concentrate solely on the fact that, what Walker believes makes this a "legitimate issue for us to look at" is the fact that "some people" at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire brought it up to him. I will pay anyone a shiny buffalo nickel if they will show up at a future town hall meeting in New Hampshire and ask Scott Walker if we should fire sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads into synchronous low earth orbit to prevent undocumented immigrants from Zontar from entering the country. It probably would be declared a "legitimate issue for us to look at."

(And this is not even to mention the fact that, apparently, Walker is opposed to people crossing our Canadian border but has no problem at all with the world's dirtiest fossil fuel being pumped across that same border and through the richest farmland in the United States. Tar sands don't kill people. People kill people.)

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http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a37529/what-are-the-gobshites-saying-these-days/

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:30 PM

1. Scott Walker gets blasted for comments on Canadian border





X-posted from LBN



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141194443

Scott Walker gets blasted for comments on Canadian border

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
Aug. 31, 2015 3:02 p.m.

(165) Comments

Madison -- A day after presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said considering building a wall along the border with Canada is a “legitimate issue,” the notion got panned.

“Putting a wall up between us and Canada is sort of a ridiculous notion,” said U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who is also seeking the GOP presidential nomination.

“It is sort of like everybody is now competing to say, ‘Oh no, I’ll put them in camps. Oh no, I'll throw them out. Oh no, I’ll put everyone in jail. And I’ll have an electric fence, and I’ll do this.’ And it’s like, you know, the biggest thing we need to do is have a functioning immigration system, with a good work program," he told Boston Herald Radio.

Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin called Walker’s suggestion “plain goofy since immigrants are not exactly streaming in from Canada.”

And Canada’s minister for national defense and multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, told BBC that his country would "vigorously oppose any thickening of the border” and that a relatively open border was essential to trade.

Walker took the hits after saying Sunday on “Meet the Press” that building a wall along Canada’s border was “a legitimate issue for us to look at.”...........

Walker has struggled to regain his footing in recent weeks as he has seen his support drop off and Trump’s surge.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/323487571.html


Many DU members helped in the blasting of this stupid Idea

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141192961

Walker says wall on Canadian border worth reviewing

Source: AP



Sunday, August 30, 2015

By:
Associated Press

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:31 PM

2. But can it keep Cruz out?

FAIL

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:39 PM

3. Had a hunch this

 

dweeb was the real deal and he had just proved it to the whole world. For crying out loud,this turd got a free ride to UW Brewtown,and he blew it. But hey,he is against that Socialistic for of Education,explains tons.

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 07:13 PM

4. The Canadian Wall is to keep Americans IN

I know more than a few folks, myself included, who'd move their if they'd only have us!

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 08:23 PM

5. I never watch Chuck Toad, but assumed the fence talk was broadcast

because it was all over DU. Now see that the Toad tried to protect the Weasel from his own stupidity by shuffling that part off onto the web.

I hate Walker for countless reasons and now hate Todd for negligence of journalistic duty.

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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 02:51 PM

6. Best description of Walker ever

I have loved Charlie Pierce's goggle-eyed homunculus description of Scott Walker, but Charlie outdid himself this time:

There is neither a box of rocks nor a bag of hammers big enough to analogize to this guy. Dunces look at him and think, Jesus, maybe I should look into a career in astrophysics after all. In villages all over Europe, idiots look at Scott Walker and get out of the business.


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Tue Sep 1, 2015, 08:15 PM

7. Did he watch a marathon of Canadian Bacon?

How can he sleep at night? At least Wisconsin has a water boundary with Lake Superior with Canada, think of the horror to have a undefended land border like MN and ND have.

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