DAVE ROSS

Ross: One solution to the infamous wall standoff … and potholes

Jan 2, 2019, 5:52 AM | Updated: 6:18 am

(KIRO 7)...

(KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

I come back from vacation and I’m seeing the same tweets I saw 10 days ago: the wall and the shutdown.

But I’m in too good a mood to debate this any more because I just spent 10 blissful days ignoring Twitter! Not on purpose. It’s just that my phone was tied up documenting every single facial expression of our new grandchild, including the Winston Churchill face she makes right after nursing. So cute!

The trip also happened to take us through West Virginia, one of those states where the potholes want your tires for dessert.

So it occurred to me, why not just go ahead and start building that wall if that’s what it takes to stop this unnecessary fight? Start manufacturing the reinforced concrete slabs, have the president shake the hands of the workers in the slab factory, and once the pieces are ready, sometime between 2-5 a.m. when the White House isn’t paying attention, lay them down over certain stretches of the West Virginia highway system, which I would be delighted to specify. Any leftovers could go to other states.

It’s exactly like a wall, only horizontal – and actually useful – since I, and many other grandpas, could then visit their progeny without losing a tire (And if you charge a toll, a fair number of Mexicans would likely be paying for it) Problem solved, faces saved, everybody happy.

Dave's Commentary

Dave Ross on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dave rossTune in to KIRO Newsradio weekdays at 5am for Dave Ross on Seattle's Morning News.

Dave Ross

forever chemicals living defensively...

Dave Ross

Ross: Living defensively has its limits when facing ‘forever chemicals’

The trouble is that "living defensively" has its limits – as we heard when 3M lost control of its "forever chemicals."

3 days ago

Image: In this photo illustration, the logos of social media applications Instagram, Facebook, Link...

Dave Ross

Ross: If you hope the government will save kids from social media, think again

Social media firm TikTok must sell itself to a non-Chinese company, or it goes dark in the U.S. But that law is headed straight to court.

5 days ago

kristi noem book...

Dave Ross

Ross: Gov. Kristi Noem’s new book includes alleged meetings with dictators, dead dogs

Did South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as she claims in her new book?

20 days ago

Image: Sound Transit tested train service on the 2 Line between southern Bellevue and Microsoft for...

Dave Ross

Ross: We built it, and they had better come

About 17,500 people attended the opening of the Eastside light rail line. It shows a curiosity about getting to Redmond without driving there.

24 days ago

Photo: A pro-Palestinian demonstration takes place outside the link light rail station at the Unive...

Dave Ross

Ross: Does the right to protest outweigh the right to learn?

When does a protest cross the line? I can answer that. When it devolves into violence, obviously it crosses a line.

26 days ago

privacy pods...

Dave Ross

Ross: Tracking employees’ vital signs at work via privacy pods, what could go wrong?

I saw a Bloomberg story about the latest innovation to reduce your stress level at work: Privacy pods.

2 months ago

Ross: One solution to the infamous wall standoff … and potholes