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Re: “Canadian PM Battles Trump to Handshake Draw

LOL...the horses-ass doesn't even know how to shake hands without looking like an idiot...and I ain't talking about the Canadian..

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Posted by mejjep on 02/13/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Everyone talks about the cost to construct the damn thing, but no one is talking about the annual cost to maintain it once it is built. To stabilize and suppress costs, we could hire skilled labor from south of the border for such tasks but then we would need to build a second wall north of the first to prevent those individuals from entering the US. Perhaps a triple wall solution would provide adequate protection...

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Posted by barf on 02/13/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

After all ern, that is what the court said before they grabbed that little boy Elian Gonzalez while he was hiding in a closet and sent him back to Cuba.

Also, as I recall, Obama told many people to shut up and sit down. On several occasions. He is also quoted as saying his orders will be followed without question because that is what an executive order is, an order.

Isn't that what people demanded, countless times on guns, that Obama order them outlawed?

Is this not the same as the court telling the President that he cannot enforce the law regarding immigration? Are they not saying that they (the court) will not be questioned?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/13/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Canadian PM Battles Trump to Handshake Draw

Trudeau also greeted him in French to throw him off.

You can barely hear him say "Bonjour vous tes un imbcile et votre main sent l'urine"

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 02/13/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

More importantly, "The end result of this, though, is that our opponents, the media, and the whole world will soon see, as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."
Heli Yes!

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Posted by ern on 02/13/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

LoveBC, you're moving to the Philippines?
I had you as more of a TJV type.

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Posted by Nick R on 02/12/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

I agree with Brac about enforcing existing laws. I am getting ready to retire from my corrections gig and I think I will start my new career with BPS, since I am experienced with catch and release.

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Posted by LoveBC on 02/12/2017 at 8:05 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Brac and I agree that the judicial branch is vitiate happy.

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Posted by ern on 02/11/2017 at 9:21 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

I also would like to see existing laws regarding immigration enforced, like the one in the constitution that the 9th circuit vitiated just the other day.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/11/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Orrrrrr they could enforce existing laws that would fine employers of illegals which would actually pay for itself.
Unfortunately it would cost Donald and his Billionaire cabinet. Andrew Puzder would plotz.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 02/11/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

LoveBC,

I don't think so. After all, we use them to do all sorts of things, including keeping people an other things from crossing out of one place and into another place. They work very well.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/11/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

What I think may be going on Bric-a-Brac is what mathematicians call regression.

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Posted by LoveBC on 02/11/2017 at 7:29 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

If walls don't work then why are there so many of them?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 02/11/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Oak did a great job with the above comment, and there is nothing I can add about the wall. Therefore, I will turn my attention to our northern neighbor Canada. A new International bridge is nearing completion between Windsor and Detroit. I find it interesting that the province of Ontario and the national government of Canada is picking up the tab on the bill which is north of nine figures. Free and open trade is essential as in immigration. Canadians get that.

Mexico is important for trade and even national defense. Many of our military grunts are Mexicans. We need them, they need us.

Trump is right about how free trade is often unfair to American manufacturers. Quick examples are that Chinese manufacturers do not have to be concerned about environmental concerns and worker safety. Also, American manufacturers have pay tariffs, whereas foreign concerns are often given a bye. Yes, some of rules have to be re-negotiated and Trump claims this as his forte.

I get fair immigration, but I don't like walls. The Great Wall of China bankrupted the nation, the French wall of WW II wasn't even a hiccup to the Germans, and the Berlin Wall proved to the World how rotten Commies were.

Find a way to build bridges, not walls.

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Posted by LoveBC on 02/11/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Back to the Future

@nightcrawler - Saying a tabby cat is a russian blue don't make it so. Although, crawling around at night and in the dark like you do, you may not be able to tell the difference. Try a more powerful flashlight. You'll be able to see the markings.

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Posted by OakTree on 02/10/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Back to the Future

Nightcrawler,
Bolstering you ignorance by making something up may yet secure you a cabinet post. And the breadth of your ignorance makes you suitable for just about any of them

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Posted by CL Mullins on 02/10/2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Back to the Future

Oak, "Bat Scat Crazy Bernie" is a socialist; and we all know what a socialist is: an unarmed communist.

Barry, Bill, Hillary, et al are all dyed in the wool Progressives and they were and have been running their political party for the last eight or so years...right into the dirt.

Because of the sorry aforementioned Progressives, the Democrat Party has been rendered to irrelevant, insignificant and powerless.

Don't believe me? Well, just ask Stevie Cohen (off the record at a cocktail party, perhaps), he'll lament the truth, I'm sure. But probably at a whisper.

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Posted by Nightcrawler on 02/10/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “How Smugglers Will Circumvent Trump's Wall

Every 'measure' has a 'countermeasure'. That doesn't mean you don't take measures to enforce the law. Changing national policy to stop the War on Drugs would likely decrease the incentive for drug runners to cross, but there would still be human trafficking, and simple economic migrants who fail to register as the law requires, and try to enter our country illegally.

Controlling the borders is a basic requirement of the nation state. Trump is correct about that. What is needed, is an honest discussion about what uncontrolled illegal immigration does to the labor pool of those who already are here in America. Sure, we need a guest worker program. Sure, we need to figure out a way to get hard working people who want to come here integrated into our economy. Sure we need to retain our character as a nation of immigrants.

But it needs to be part of an overall strategy, considering labor market forces, tariffs, and trade. As well as implementing close control of our borders for people who flout the law.

There was a lot of hand clapping this week, when Trump had to walk back on the travel ban executive order. I was one of them. We are, after all, a democratic nation, which is governed by laws, legislated by citizen representatives, not a dictatorship, subject to the whims of some strongman in Washington.

Strangely though, the very same people who were applauding the idea that the Rule of Law applies to the President, seem incapable of seeing that it should likewise apply to those who seek to cross our borders, and join us as citizens. And that's a very curious thing.

It brings to mind a quote by one of my heroes, Frank Zappa:

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Yep... so true...

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Posted by OakTree on 02/10/2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Back to the Future

Republicans have allowed radical racists to take over their party and it worked. We are now seeing the true colors (pun intended) of many Americans.
They can talk all they want about jobs, but the truth is that fear of the other is what motivated so many of the voters in those tiny, rural counties. If they really wanted jobs, they could make a move to a place that has jobs. Instead they stay in places like Ticklick, WV and complain about Mexicans taking their jobs.

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Posted by nobody on 02/10/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Back to the Future

When the winners whine more than the losers one might question the contest.

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Posted by Nick R on 02/09/2017 at 11:50 PM

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