Friday, October 19, 2007

Steely Irony Made In China

It's difficult to decide whether I should roll my eyes and shake my head or point and laugh.
WASHINGTON – Members of Congress' steel caucus say they were alarmed to learn that pipes made in China have been used in the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border fence.

Republican Representative Phil English of Pennsylvania says he found out about it when he was given a photo apparently taken in San Luis, Arizona that shows black piping used as a fence post with ''China'' written on it in white letters.

So let's see where this leaves us:
  • Pesky bloggers point out the idiocy of building such a structure by referring to it constantly as the Great Wall of America™ to show its similarity to the Great Wall of China.
  • Congress authorizes funds in a bipartisan manner to build said wall, even though it has been proven that it increases the number of border-crosser deaths.
  • Burial sites of indigenous ancestors are dug up to make way for it despite protests of direct descendants and supporters.
  • Portions of the wall end up being constructed incorrectly on the Mexican side of the land.
  • Environmental protections are given the shaft by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Photographic evidence proves that it's the Great Wall of China, after all.
¡Ay! Dios mio.

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