A Bigger Jackass Than O’Jackass

Immigration was the topic and Bill O'Reilly had the senior economic idiot at the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Moore, on to discuss the present state of things. The very first words out of Moore's mouth were – if you build a thirty-foot wall, they'll get a thirty-one foot ladder.

Now let's put this nonsense to rest here and now, shall we?

You're standing there at the open border: How long does it take to cross it?

Now, you're standing there at a thirty-foot wall: How long does it take to get over that with your ladder?

Not to mention that the higher the wall, the longer it takes to get over. Somebody might high jump a six foot wall, poll vault a fifteen foot one, climb the ladder for the thirty-footer, and what about a fifty-foot wall, they get shot out of a cannon?

And how do you get a pregnant woman into a cannon, anyway? Hint: It ain't like Popes in a Volkswagen, folks.

O'Reilly should have just said, "Well, why don't we build a thousand foot wall then, if the length of time doesn't get 'em, acrophobia will.

And overlooking all that, what ratio of ladders to wetbacks is optimal?

Plus, doesn't carrying the ladder slow down the trek to the border in the first place?

And do you think O'Reilly had the presence of mind to ask even one of my questions?

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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8 Responses to A Bigger Jackass Than O’Jackass

  1. With all the good that O'Reilly brings to the table he too is guilty of being a belt-way elitist. While doing good too often he misses the chance for a kill.

  2. Kudos to you. Bill should have you stand in for him sometime. Excellent Q's and logic. I see that happen time and again from most of the interviewers of the Media. What is wrong with these people? Aren't they suppose to know how to apply follow-up questions?

  3. Gdub says:

    I don't like Bill O'Reily and I hate Illegal Immigration so this is a tough post for me to respond to.I am TOTALLY against illegal immigration, but I'm not sure a fence is the solution. I think actually prosecuting people who hire illegal immigrants is what's needed.

  4. X says:

    Stephen Moore, the chief economic idiot? What's wrong with traditional conservative economic policy?Spending money on a 30 foot fence does fly in the face of being fiscally responsible, unless you receive economic benefit by reducing immigrants. Anyone got numbers on this?Stephen Moore has research that seem to prove that immigrants do not cause economic woes. City Journal by the way does stand behind right leaning policies by the way. Interesting that they would publish this.So what is the reason for the 30 foot fence? What is worth spending that much money on? Security from terrorists? Terrorists will be dissuaded by an unthinking barrier? Not for long. All of that money should have been invested in something else related to security if that is the case.

  5. Scio, Scio says:

    I came across this while I was looking for free movies on Google Video. Found Akira, which was neat but depressing.Anyway, thought the fella made a few interesting points about immigration.

  6. TedWest says:

    Henrietta, you're not the brightest bulb on your family tree, are you? The thirty-foot fence was a straw man which showed just how big an idiot Moore is, not to mention how insanely liberal he is, if that's not redundant. Because those sorts of arguments are supposed to be easily knocked down. You didn't know that? And yet, when subjected to scrutiny, we see that his thirty-foot fence stands up, so to speak.
    Furthermore, you dingbat, this is not about whether immigration benefits America, it's about the illegal form of it. Pay attention.
    As for cost, none is too great if it maintains the security and integrity of this country, but I agree there are far cheaper and humane ways of stemming the flow of illegals. That's why I advocate a shoot-to-kill policy. It would virtually stop illegal immigration in its tracks and actually result is less illegal deaths that we have currently.
    And what do a few bullets cost?

  7. TedWest, Bless you for your willingness to speak the truth! You've actually voiced the solution most don't have the guts to do.

  8. TedWest says:

    Thanks for your comment, but you give me too much credit. It doesn't take any courage to advance something that has a less than zero chance of happening.
    One thing that distresses me in reading so many blogs is that even those who rail against political correctness are often so concerned that they might offend someone that they qualify, disclaim, and even apologize before they say what's on their minds. Then they usually temper and tailor their remarks so as to gingerly offer their criticism or proposal.
    Why they do that is beyond me except that even in a format such as this, the overriding concern is what some nameless, faceless person might think ill of them.
    Of course, there's always the possibility that everybody but me is planning to run for future office and doesn't want some reasonable suggestion coming back to haunt them.

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