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(ProPublica)   Privately funded border wall, known as the "Lamborghini" of border walls, is in danger of falling into the Rio Grande if nothing is done   (propublica.org) divider line
    More: Fail, Rio Grande, Rio Grande Valley, Tommy Fisher, Federal government of the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border wall, support of the fence, normal part of new construction projects  
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2020-07-02 6:37:48 PM  
26 votes:
If only there were a group of skilled laborers who would be willing to take on a job like that for a very reasonable level of compensation. Where ever could you find such people?
 
2020-07-02 6:46:54 PM  
22 votes:
"When the river rises, it will likely attack those areas where the foundation is exposed, further weakening support of the fence and potentially causing portions ... to fall into the Rio Grande,"

When the river sends its currents, it's not sending its best. It's not sending currents like you. It's sending currents that have a lot of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're turbulent. They contain pesticides. They erode.
 
2020-07-02 6:46:55 PM  
21 votes:
Lamborghini Aventador Catches Fire On The Streets Of Dubai!
Youtube N44icPfGi1M
 
2020-07-02 6:38:26 PM  
19 votes:
Fisher dismissed the concerns. A company attorney, Mark Courtois, called the erosion "a normal part of new construction projects like this and does not in any way compromise the fence or associated roadway."

Enjuhnear here. No, that's not normal at all. That'll be a $10,000 consulting fee, thank you.
 
2020-07-02 6:51:10 PM  
18 votes:
A company attorney, Mark Courtois, called the erosion "a normal part of new construction projects like this and does not in any way compromise the fence or associated roadway." The company will seek to build drainage ditches to lessen the deterioration, he added.

"There's nothing wrong, but we're going to fix it."
 
2020-07-02 7:12:01 PM  
17 votes:

skiinstructor: Flat earth guy crashed his rocket. He didn't survive...[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/hrAdayUh​6-4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


It's not too often you can live up to your ideals. In line with what he set out to prove, this man became a flat earther.
 
2020-07-02 6:48:13 PM  
17 votes:
Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols
 
2020-07-02 7:02:34 PM  
16 votes:
experts predict that when it falls, it will provide a safe crossing over the river for hundreds of millions of illegals every week.
 
2020-07-02 6:41:24 PM  
16 votes:
I guess that it's better than the Fiat of surgical equipment.
 
2020-07-02 6:25:24 PM  
11 votes:
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need an amphibious one
 
2020-07-02 6:53:09 PM  
10 votes:

Acidicnads: Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols


Huns
build an escalator to the top
giant human-carrying kite
lots of child-party helium balloons
trebuchet
BASE jump
moon boots
really big trampoline
 
2020-07-02 7:35:21 PM  
8 votes:
When I first came here, this was all river. Everyone said I was daft to build a bridge on a river, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the river. So I built a second one. That sank into the river. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the river. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest wall in all of Texas.
 
2020-07-02 7:31:40 PM  
8 votes:
Listen, Trumpanzees, I built this wall up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was river. Other despots said I was daft to build a wall on a river bank, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the river. So, I built a second one. That sank into the river too. So, I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the river, but the fourth one... stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, you sh*theels: the strongest 3 mile long, 100 billion dollar wall in this "racing toward the 3rd world" shiathole.

*Slight edits for accuracy*
 
2020-07-02 7:06:47 PM  
7 votes:
Just hit it with a van.

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2020-07-02 6:54:24 PM  
7 votes:
The Rio Grande is obviously a Never Trumper and part of the Democrat Party hoax to make Donald Trump look bad.
 
2020-07-02 7:07:29 PM  
5 votes:
Flat earth guy crashed his rocket. He didn't survive...
'Flat earther' dies in rocket crash
Youtube hrAdayUh6-4
 
2020-07-02 6:49:29 PM  
5 votes:

Dead for Tax Reasons: [Fark user image 500x293]

need an amphibious one


Sounds like it will be, soon.
 
2020-07-02 10:59:54 PM  
4 votes:

Carter Pewterschmidt: When I first came here, this was all river. Everyone said I was daft to build a bridge on a river, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the river. So I built a second one. That sank into the river. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the river. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest wall in all of Texas.


...but do they call me Donnie the wall builder? They do not. But you fark one country..
 
2020-07-02 7:01:49 PM  
4 votes:

Acidicnads: Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols


Per the article, just wait a week or two and walk across where it fell.
 
2020-07-02 6:59:11 PM  
4 votes:

PainSorrowLoss: Acidicnads: Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols

Huns
build an escalator to the top
giant human-carrying kite
lots of child-party helium balloons
trebuchet
BASE jump
moon boots
really big trampoline


shovel
grinder
grindr
sawsall
determined prairie dogs
oxcetalyne torch
any cutting torch
the human torch
bubba truck
dump truck
bulldozer
herd of bison
rain
water
wind
earth
fire
time
walking around it
over it
through it

/ Honestly the aerostats and flights (most of em drones) have done a better job of keeping the borders safe.
// RIP Fat Albert.
 
2020-07-02 8:31:19 PM  
3 votes:
They're still making The Grand Tour, aren't they?  Because Jeremy Clarkson just bought a new Lamborghini.

Let's see if the "wall" can stand up to an actual Lamborghini.

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Operating it requires great care for more reasons that just its proportions, Jeremy has discovered - due to the amount of torque generated by its straight-six turbodiesel engine (775 lb ft), fitting machinery to the back is a risky business.
https://www.driving.co.uk/news/jeremy​-​clarkson-bought-lamborghini/
 
2020-07-02 7:36:03 PM  
3 votes:
Wall, not bridge.

/Trust me to screw the quote up.
 
2020-07-02 6:51:16 PM  
3 votes:

UberDave: Article said "border wall" where it should have said "waste of money".


But then it would've said Lamborghini twice.
 
2020-07-02 5:50:55 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-07-02 7:55:35 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-02 7:36:16 PM  
2 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: Let it fall in.  It can serve as a monument to the hubris of the builder and serve as a marker of the quality of his building.


I say give it a push

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2020-07-02 7:22:05 PM  
2 votes:
Erosion on a river bank? I are an engineer.
 
2020-07-02 6:44:02 PM  
2 votes:

Cafe Threads: [Fark user image 425x410]


Not only that but a cross-section of the border would have looked like swiss cheese due to all the tunnels long before there was even talk of a wall. My favorite was when authorities found a small car tunnel.
 
2020-07-02 9:03:46 PM  
1 vote:
The Mission private wall project, Fisher's second following a similar undertaking outside El Paso, is a little known but crucial part of the effort to help President Donald Trump meet his campaign promise to build 450 miles of "big, beautiful wall" by the end of 2020.

But I thought it was all going to be built by the feds and paid for by Mexico? Now you have donors trying to help you cheat to get your goal? Hey Donnie? You didn't build that.
 
2020-07-02 8:22:36 PM  
1 vote:

WithinReason: The builders got their no bid contract payed, why would they care now?


That's the entire point of the current grifters administration in charge.

Make as much money possible for themselves and their cronies.
 
2020-07-02 8:19:59 PM  
1 vote:

Acidicnads: Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-07-02 8:03:34 PM  
1 vote:

Avery614: Carter Pewterschmidt: Wall, not bridge.

/Trust me to screw the quote up.

That's okay, you missed it by like 2 minutes anyway, almost simultaneous though. Either way, I like where your head's at ;-)


True. I searched the thread before I posted because I was sure someone would have posted it already.
 
2020-07-02 8:03:10 PM  
1 vote:
Just Google "Chamizal" to find out how fluid the US/Mexico border is on the Rio Grande.  There's a word for rivers that don't respect property lines.  Unless you dam them and concrete over the dry bed, nature has a way of ditching your effort to take a second $1.7B from the American taxpayer.

Many of the "Indian"-settler wars in the Southwest had to do with forcibly changing the flow of rivers, and starving out people down stream.

Does this Bubba come from around here, or is he a Yankee transplant.
 
2020-07-02 8:02:24 PM  
1 vote:
gameshowhost:

I've already seen a crash with the corvette


And just a few hours ago I saw a Maclaren slammed sideways into pole in a parking lot.

I do think though those that drive the Japanese supercars though are a different breed of car owners/drivers
 
2020-07-02 7:54:17 PM  
1 vote:

Carter Pewterschmidt: Wall, not bridge.

/Trust me to screw the quote up.


That's okay, you missed it by like 2 minutes anyway, almost simultaneous though. Either way, I like where your head's at ;-)
 
2020-07-02 7:43:23 PM  
1 vote:
Guy sounds like a Lamborghini CoontDouche.
 
2020-07-02 7:41:01 PM  
1 vote:
Overpriced and usually in a state of disrepair, perfect name.
 
2020-07-02 7:35:48 PM  
1 vote:
Oh the one that idiots built too close to the water and people told them it would fall in and they built it anyways? WEll at least they got conned into giving people money for it.
 
2020-07-02 7:29:37 PM  
1 vote:

skiinstructor: Flat earth guy crashed his rocket. He didn't survive...[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/hrAdayUh​6-4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]


What a farking idiot. Commercial aircraft fly higher than his "rocket" could ever go. And are safer.
 
2020-07-02 7:22:47 PM  
1 vote:
Supercars suck.

Long term upkeep gets more and more expensive.

Any vehicle that goes up in value has not been driven.

The vast majority of drivers suck. Including both you and me.

The vast majority of roads suck.

Pushing the car to its limits really is only for track's, so if you're driving it only to feed your ego, must suck to have money but no self worth

Most end up totaled or rotting, I completely understand why Ferrari limits who can buy new from them and what that person can buy.

/ I'll take a Bentley Continental GT though, something a bit more comfortable and can actually take a speed bump
 
2020-07-02 7:21:00 PM  
1 vote:

Xzano: PainSorrowLoss: Acidicnads: Some basic ideas of how to get over a wall (feel free to add):

ladder
tunnel
hot air balloon
catapult
tying a rope tied to a rock and launching the rock with a catapult
dynamite
a skilled rock climber
19 century flying machines
pole vaunting

using the flat earth guy's rocket
cheerleader pyramid
just stack a bunch of shiat next to it and make a slope up wall
visualize it
mongols

Huns
build an escalator to the top
giant human-carrying kite
lots of child-party helium balloons
trebuchet
BASE jump
moon boots
really big trampoline

shovel
grinder
grindr
sawsall
determined prairie dogs
oxcetalyne torch
any cutting torch
the human torch
bubba truck
dump truck
bulldozer
herd of bison
rain
water
wind
earth
fire
time
walking around it
over it
through it

/ Honestly the aerostats and flights (most of em drones) have done a better job of keeping the borders safe.
// RIP Fat Albert.


Heart (Captain Planet)
Heart, the band
The Power of Love
 
2020-07-02 7:11:22 PM  
1 vote:

holdmybones: Army Corps of Engineers officials have said the firm won because it submitted the lowest bid.

The beginning of every doomed project starts with those words. And people continue doing it day after day.

Not that this project has merit to begin with.


It's not as if bids are accepted from people without the expertise and resources to complete a project, or unreviewed for completeness and feasibility - it really should be described as the 'lowest qualified bid'.
 
2020-07-02 7:03:03 PM  
1 vote:
So this piece of wall will soon be a bridge?
 
2020-07-02 7:02:46 PM  
1 vote:
is in danger of falling into the Rio Grande if nothing is done

Good analogy. Just like a Lamborghini this wall appears to be delicate and high maintenance.
 
2020-07-02 6:53:02 PM  
1 vote:
Bryan Kolfage again?  Not surprised at all that it's falling apart.
 
2020-07-02 6:38:42 PM  
1 vote:
That sounds about right. Lamborghinis are shiat cars, purchased by wealthy dopes who don't know any better.
 
2020-07-02 6:37:23 PM  
1 vote:
Well, if that's not a metaphor for this entire administration, I don't know what is.
 
2020-07-02 4:44:02 PM  
1 vote:
Article said "border wall" where it should have said "waste of money".
 
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