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(Independent)   In order to appear tougher on illegal immigration before the 2018 midterms, Trump wanted to deploy a "heat ray" at the Mexico border because of course he did   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-26 9:31:10 PM  
Is it to get that golden color he prizes so much?

/ I am pretty sure the border is hot enough without some big magnifying glass terrorizing people.
 
2020-08-26 9:40:44 PM  
A real man would go with frickin' laser beams.

/JCWAA
 
2020-08-26 9:57:16 PM  
Trump thought it was this one:

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2020-08-26 10:49:39 PM  
I don't remember the title or even the main plot, but there was some movie that had a side bit of a parody of Pat Buchanan where an evil politician had a catch-and-release programme where the caught illegal immigrants were forced into collars similar to in The Running Man, and if they tried to cross the border a second time the collar would explode.

I'm surprised this hasn't been more strongly evaluated by the current administration.
 
2020-08-26 10:55:53 PM  
Meanwhile, the democrats, in their bid to show just how different they are than the republicans, proposed sending a sweet Ray.

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2020-08-26 11:25:56 PM  
he also suggested building a moat filled with alligators and installing spikes on the wall,

This man has said so many batshiat crazy things I can't remember them all.
 
2020-08-26 11:33:09 PM  
This is a guy who would have fried ants with a magnifying glass as a kid.  If he had been intelligent enough to figure that out.
 
2020-08-26 11:33:15 PM  
It was deployed.  However, it accidentally hit Becki Falwell.
 
2020-08-27 12:17:31 AM  
"Hey, Army Guys! You got anything back there that is gonna bend the Geneva Convention? Like low-power lasers to blind people or land mines that spray out whatever Catholics don't like? I mean, they're like the Moosilms and Jews with pork, right? We got any ham scented land mines? Whatever you got that we can't put on the front lines because 'it would be a war crime' would be great."
 
2020-08-27 12:38:42 AM  
Yes, fire a heat ray at people who don't flinch at working in 90+deg with 85% humidity for 12+ hours at a time.  That's like firing a cold ray at indigenous Siberians.
 
2020-08-27 2:12:56 AM  

hubiestubert: "Hey, Army Guys! You got anything back there that is gonna bend the Geneva Convention? Like low-power lasers to blind people or land mines that spray out whatever Catholics don't like? I mean, they're like the Moosilms and Jews with pork, right? We got any ham scented land mines? Whatever you got that we can't put on the front lines because 'it would be a war crime' would be great."


There's a few farkers who want to deploy regular landmines on the southern border; so Trumps idea is actually less evil than his follower's.
 
2020-08-27 2:13:12 AM  
Has he ever been to the border? I think mother nature beat him to it.
 
2020-08-27 2:16:37 AM  
They have a deadly heat ray in Arizona already. It's called the sun.
 
2020-08-27 2:16:50 AM  
Yeah, locking up children wasn't "tough" enough.

Time to start burning people.

Pretty soon he'll need to build some gas chambers.
 
2020-08-27 2:18:02 AM  
 
2020-08-27 2:20:03 AM  
...he also suggested building a moat filled with alligators and installing spikes on the wall, the Times reported.

I'm sure he had far more imaginative ideas than those.

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2020-08-27 2:20:37 AM  
It's only 95 Ghz out here. Balmy fall weather for Phoenix.
 
2020-08-27 2:22:24 AM  

UberDave: Yes, fire a heat ray at people who don't flinch at working in 90+deg with 85% humidity for 12+ hours at a time.  That's like firing a cold ray at indigenous Siberians.


He'd already asked about that one. He learned about that technology from a Saturday morning documentary.

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2020-08-27 2:26:09 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: This is a guy who would have fried ants with a magnifying glass as a kid.  If he had been intelligent enough to figure that out.


that was my exact thought.

immediately followed by "i bet he actually DOES want to fry migrants alive like ants. starting with the kids. and he wants it on video to watch again and again for fun! and he has NO idea how to make this real, i can hear him yelling for jared right now...."

-and he probably didn't give up on this idea because somebody convinced him that cooking kids alive on the nightly news would be BAD "for ratings," no sir, he simply forgot about it. his demented brain cannot hold a thought for a full day, even thoughts of himself must be constantly repeated....

damn do i hate him.
 
2020-08-27 2:27:06 AM  

PaulRB: It was deployed.  However, it accidentally hit Becki Falwell.


They shoot pool boys? I need to get me one of these!
 
2020-08-27 2:28:48 AM  
5G socialist Obamaphones?

/ Lizards!
//Pizza!
///Bengaziemail
 
2020-08-27 2:32:30 AM  

UberDave: Yes, fire a heat ray at people who don't flinch at working in 90+deg with 85% humidity for 12+ hours at a time.  That's like firing a cold ray at indigenous Siberians.


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2020-08-27 2:34:54 AM  

albuquerquehalsey: Hello


We're talking about using heat rays spanky, try to keep up.

Also, your talking point is so tired and weak it would trouble lifting a glass of water. Obama's admin built the cages for unaccompanied minors (usually tweens and teens) to be held in for a few days. tRump's used the cages after physically and sometimes forcibly separating children (including infants and toddlers) from their parents/families, leaving them in there for weeks.

Now how 'bout we go back to the topic at hand, and discuss the president* thought heat rays and alligator-filled moats were good border security plans.
 
2020-08-27 2:40:18 AM  
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2020-08-27 2:47:12 AM  

The.anti-Larry: Trump thought it was this one:

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Chopping Mall (1986) killer laser
Youtube oLv-cZO_BrA
 
2020-08-27 2:48:18 AM  
Jeff Wayne - Horsell Common And The Heat Ray
Youtube mrMfrUjk7Zc

"Two luminous disc-like eyes appeared above the rim. A huge rounded bulk, larger than a bear, rose up slowly, glistening like wet leather. Its lipless mouth quivered and slathered, and snakelike tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated..."
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2020-08-27 2:54:28 AM  
No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.
 
2020-08-27 2:59:16 AM  
I'm sure it was only for peaceful purposes.
MST3k - Tom Servo's Death Ray
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2020-08-27 3:00:35 AM  

abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.


Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.
 
2020-08-27 3:08:15 AM  
The device was not the only idea briefly considered by the president, as he also suggested building a moat filled with alligators

Nobody tell him about the dogs with bees in their mouths.
 
2020-08-27 3:11:03 AM  

KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.


Don't forget the cruelty. That's the point.

But it's more than that... it's about the pure sadism of torturing everything (and I say 'thing' because he doesn't see us as human) that doesn't worship him.

I would not be shocked if he's not sitting on the throne playing with sharpies and weather maps to make sure Laura doesn't hit Reb people.

/be safe, my fellow peeps
 
2020-08-27 3:15:48 AM  

I Ate Shergar: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/mrMfrUjk​7Zc]
"Two luminous disc-like eyes appeared above the rim. A huge rounded bulk, larger than a bear, rose up slowly, glistening like wet leather. Its lipless mouth quivered and slathered, and snakelike tentacles writhed as the clumsy body heaved and pulsated..."
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That soundtrack is amazing.
 
2020-08-27 3:18:45 AM  

KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.


Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.
 
2020-08-27 3:21:49 AM  

KodosZardoz: KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.

Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.


That was me. I misclicked. I have a cig and a beer and 3 cats. I blame Merlin, who sat on the laptop. But I, unlike our President, take responsibility.

I am sorry.
 
2020-08-27 3:26:39 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: hubiestubert: "Hey, Army Guys! You got anything back there that is gonna bend the Geneva Convention? Like low-power lasers to blind people or land mines that spray out whatever Catholics don't like? I mean, they're like the Moosilms and Jews with pork, right? We got any ham scented land mines? Whatever you got that we can't put on the front lines because 'it would be a war crime' would be great."

There's a few farkers who want to deploy regular landmines on the southern border; so Trumps idea is actually less evil than his follower's.


Um....

Don't be so sure about that.


https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/01/31/u​s​-trump-administration-abandons-landmin​e-ban

"US: Trump Administration Abandons Landmine Ban"
(Washington, DC) - The Trump Administration's decision to cancel a policy to eliminate all antipersonnel landmines reverses years of steady steps toward alignment with the 1997 treaty banning the weapons, Human Rights Watch said today. The new United States policy rolls back the US prohibitions on landmine production and use.
"Most of the world's countries have embraced the ban on antipersonnel landmines for more than two decades, while the Trump administration has done a complete about-face in deciding to cling to these weapons in perpetuity," said Steve Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch. "Using landmines, which have claimed so many lives and limbs, is not justified by any country or group under any circumstances."
 
2020-08-27 3:26:59 AM  

innocuous77: KodosZardoz: KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.

Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.

That was me. I misclicked. I have a cig and a beer and 3 cats. I blame Merlin, who sat on the laptop. But I, unlike our President, take responsibility.

I am sorry.


Lol. No prob. I figured it was mistake. Done stuff like that myself.
The thing is, I always like to joke around. But  I've just been angrier and angrier every day watching all this stuff.
Interesting enough, my last comment got a funny so now someone is just trolling me. To that person: Stay classy, dickhead.
 
2020-08-27 3:41:26 AM  

KodosZardoz: innocuous77: KodosZardoz: KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.

Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.

That was me. I misclicked. I have a cig and a beer and 3 cats. I blame Merlin, who sat on the laptop. But I, unlike our President, take responsibility.

I am sorry.

Lol. No prob. I figured it was mistake. Done stuff like that myself.
The thing is, I always like to joke around. But  I've just been angrier and angrier every day watching all this stuff.
Interesting enough, my last comment got a funny so now someone is just trolling me. To that person: Stay classy, dickhead.


Heh. Come sit by me. Regardless of the years I've been reading here, and the short time I've been posting here, I should be more careful.

Anger can only be a rational response to this hell. I can't wait for Our President to throw paper towels at our brethren and tell the rest of us that he's helping the Black folks...

Yep - shared anger.
 
2020-08-27 3:41:36 AM  

JRoo: Yeah, locking up children wasn't "tough" enough.

Time to start burning people.

Pretty soon he'll need to build some gas chambers.


Those children are still there by the thousands being held by ICE guards that have had over half of them as members of a facebook hate group, they lie and say no children are sick or dead from covid at all, and they cannot even say how many children they have exactly. Some are being trafficked. Some have been sold by Betsy Devos in a black market baby adoption scheme. Others are being medically experimented on. And the remainder are in prisons although they are children who have committed no crime.

and I am a person with a lot of issues and faults but I cannot and will not forget about them nor will I ever stop talking about them until they are free and back with their families.
 
2020-08-27 3:45:22 AM  

Almea Tarrant: albuquerquehalsey: Hello

We're talking about using heat rays spanky, try to keep up.

Also, your talking point is so tired and weak it would trouble lifting a glass of water. Obama's admin built the cages for unaccompanied minors (usually tweens and teens) to be held in for a few days. tRump's used the cages after physically and sometimes forcibly separating children (including infants and toddlers) from their parents/families, leaving them in there for weeks.

Now how 'bout we go back to the topic at hand, and discuss the president* thought heat rays and alligator-filled moats were good border security plans.


Actually, none of the facilities were built for children, specifically. There was an influx of unaccompanied teen male youths to avoid the gangs when Obama was president. It was Trump, however, who began the "metering" process of choosing one in ten families to randomly separate. As a "deterrence" to get the word out what could happen if immigrants tried getting across the border. They would lose their children. For a while, they did it to all families, but when protests began, they went back to metering.

Those facilities are out of sight, out of mind, and have no inpsections and no oversight. Those children are in a living hell and there is only immigration attorneys, and me, one crazy old lady, to speak up for them.

more need to be doing so. please. they need more voices than just mine.
 
2020-08-27 3:45:52 AM  

abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.


yes.
 
2020-08-27 3:46:28 AM  

innocuous77: KodosZardoz: innocuous77: KodosZardoz: KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.

Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.

That was me. I misclicked. I have a cig and a beer and 3 cats. I blame Merlin, who sat on the laptop. But I, unlike our President, take responsibility.

I am sorry.

Lol. No prob. I figured it was mistake. Done stuff like that myself.
The thing is, I always like to joke around. But  I've just been angrier and angrier every day watching all this stuff.
Interesting enough, my last comment got a funny so now someone is just trolling me. To that person: Stay classy, dickhead.

Heh. Come sit by me. Regardless of the years I've been reading here, and the short time I've been posting here, I should be more careful.

Anger can only be a rational response to this hell. I can't wait for Our President to throw paper towels at our brethren and tell the rest of us that he's helping the Black folks...

Yep - shared anger.


Yeah. I've been on edge lately. It ain't good. I just gotta relax and vote as soon as the polls open for early voting. Can't do much until then except to try to convince others to vote. Which I've had a bit of success doing so lately, so that's good.
I just hate losing my sense of humor. It's one of the few things that keeps me sane.
 
2020-08-27 3:48:51 AM  

Kirablue42: JRoo: Yeah, locking up children wasn't "tough" enough.

Time to start burning people.

Pretty soon he'll need to build some gas chambers.

Those children are still there by the thousands being held by ICE guards that have had over half of them as members of a facebook hate group, they lie and say no children are sick or dead from covid at all, and they cannot even say how many children they have exactly. Some are being trafficked. Some have been sold by Betsy Devos in a black market baby adoption scheme. Others are being medically experimented on. And the remainder are in prisons although they are children who have committed no crime.

and I am a person with a lot of issues and faults but I cannot and will not forget about them nor will I ever stop talking about them until they are free and back with their families.


Nor will we. We need good Dems across the board for a generation to even get close to fixing this.
 
2020-08-27 3:49:33 AM  

Psychopusher: Meanwhile, the democrats, in their bid to show just how different they are than the republicans, proposed sending a sweet Ray.

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Oh, great, after I've forgotten about Crazy Town after all this time...........
 
2020-08-27 3:56:19 AM  

KodosZardoz: innocuous77: KodosZardoz: innocuous77: KodosZardoz: KodosZardoz: abitofbuffalo: No pardons for these people. We need our own Nuremberg Trials after all this is over. All of the cruelty and inhumanity needs to be made public and the people responsible need to be held accountable.

Absolutely. Just watched Colbert's opening. He said several times that Trump does not care whether you live or die. It was good to see the gloves coming off finally. These people are murderers.

Um, whoever thinks my comment was meant to be funny. It wasn't. If you still think it's funny. Fark you.

That was me. I misclicked. I have a cig and a beer and 3 cats. I blame Merlin, who sat on the laptop. But I, unlike our President, take responsibility.

I am sorry.

Lol. No prob. I figured it was mistake. Done stuff like that myself.
The thing is, I always like to joke around. But  I've just been angrier and angrier every day watching all this stuff.
Interesting enough, my last comment got a funny so now someone is just trolling me. To that person: Stay classy, dickhead.

Heh. Come sit by me. Regardless of the years I've been reading here, and the short time I've been posting here, I should be more careful.

Anger can only be a rational response to this hell. I can't wait for Our President to throw paper towels at our brethren and tell the rest of us that he's helping the Black folks...

Yep - shared anger.

Yeah. I've been on edge lately. It ain't good. I just gotta relax and vote as soon as the polls open for early voting. Can't do much until then except to try to convince others to vote. Which I've had a bit of success doing so lately, so that's good.
I just hate losing my sense of humor. It's one of the few things that keeps me sane.


Maybe I should come sit by you? I moved from Ohio to Oklahoma right when the pandemic hit. Since March, I've seen my city (Tulsa) explode, quibbling over street art, a man die (bye 999), and a farking fly epidemic. I have a black eye because the damned bushes in my backyard are evil when i prune them. And one of my cats just barfed on the bed.

Yes, I'm single. Why do you ask?
 
2020-08-27 3:58:32 AM  
Yeah but it would be white people heat rays. White people are like, "Damn, this apple juice is spicy.'
 
2020-08-27 4:01:58 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Yeah but it would be white people heat rays. White people are like, "Damn, this apple juice is spicy.'


User name checks out.

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2020-08-27 4:14:13 AM  
he should have gone with a canal filled with piranha and with floating razorwire on entire surface.
 
2020-08-27 4:54:50 AM  
"In order to appear tougher on illegal immigration before the 2018 midterms, Trump wanted to deploy a "heat ray" at the Mexico border because of course he did"

No, he didn't. He told the DHS that "extreme action" should be taken.

Then at a DHS meeting, some officials suggested this as a possible extreme action, whilst other officials went WTAF, and Kirstjen Nielsen told them never to mention in front of her again.

This, apparently, is true and arguably more mental.

"Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That's not allowed either, they told him."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/us​/​politics/trump-border-wars.html
 
2020-08-27 5:25:04 AM  
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2020-08-27 6:15:59 AM  

Excelsior: Commander Lysdexic: hubiestubert: "Hey, Army Guys! You got anything back there that is gonna bend the Geneva Convention? Like low-power lasers to blind people or land mines that spray out whatever Catholics don't like? I mean, they're like the Moosilms and Jews with pork, right? We got any ham scented land mines? Whatever you got that we can't put on the front lines because 'it would be a war crime' would be great."

There's a few farkers who want to deploy regular landmines on the southern border; so Trumps idea is actually less evil than his follower's.

Um....

Don't be so sure about that.


https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/01/31/us​-trump-administration-abandons-landmin​e-ban

"US: Trump Administration Abandons Landmine Ban"
(Washington, DC) - The Trump Administration's decision to cancel a policy to eliminate all antipersonnel landmines reverses years of steady steps toward alignment with the 1997 treaty banning the weapons, Human Rights Watch said today. The new United States policy rolls back the US prohibitions on landmine production and use.
"Most of the world's countries have embraced the ban on antipersonnel landmines for more than two decades, while the Trump administration has done a complete about-face in deciding to cling to these weapons in perpetuity," said Steve Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch. "Using landmines, which have claimed so many lives and limbs, is not justified by any country or group under any circumstances."


Sigh. Trump is the guy who tries to kill a fly in his kitchen with a hammer. And he invited the rest of his drunken remedial PE classmates to help. That's how I see this administration: the not-too-brights with tools they can't understand.
 
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