Tuesday, April 16, 2019

donnie’s Risible Idea

Remember the WKRP in Cincinnati episode with Mr.Carlson and the turkeys?

donnie has finally ascended the ultimate heights of absurdity, rivalling the turkey bombs of yore.

All we needed to complete the scene – ultimate reality TV, I would proffer – is Les Nessman live on camera.

This is a cut and paste from Yahoo News.

As Notre-Dame in Paris burned, US President Donald Trump tweeted some advice to French firefighters.

"Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"

But doing that would have brought the ancient cathedral crashing down, French fire chiefs told AFP Tuesday.

"Everything would have collapsed," said Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Bernier, a fire chief who speaks for the national civil defence organisation and who described the suggestion as "risible".

Releasing even one load from a Canadair water bomber used to fight forest fires on Notre-Dame would be "the equivalent of dropping three tonnes of concrete at 250 kilometres per hour (155mph)" on the ancient monument.

"It would have been like bowling with the cathedral... the two towers might have fallen.

"It was technically impossible, undoable and most of all would have been utterly useless" to douse the flames from the air, Bernier added.

In fact, dropping a 6,300-litre (1,664-gallon) load from a Canadair water bomber would have put the lives of firefighters and anyone in the area at risk, he added.

"Neighbouring buildings would have been hit by flying blocks of hot stone, and the whole area would have had to be evacuated."

As Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames, French fire officials said flying water tankers -- as suggested by Donald Trump -- would have brought the building crashing down

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