Border Closure Would Bring On the Avopocalypse

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The insanity needs to stop. We have our own avocado supply here in California, which will be seized and stored in government warehouses in case of emergency, but what about the rest of you? What will you do when your avocados run out?

But I guess it doesn’t matter. Trump is not going to close the border.¹ It’s just his usual idiotic blather, like going to the moon or banning European cars. The man really does like to blather, doesn’t he?

¹Probability = 90 percent because, in the end, you really never know with Trump, do you?


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