Mexicans, no, but we’re death on Canadians!

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US moves to secure our border.

Illegals are pouring over our border in Arizona and the federal government not only does nothing about it but, via the Obama Administration, derides Arizona for simply doing what the feds refuse to do. Meanwhile, up in Franklin, Vermont, a sleepy town on the Canadian border, the feds tell a dairy farmer to accept $39,500 for his five acres of his land or they will take it from him by force, so they may spend $8 million to “secure” a little-used border crossing abutting his property. The feds do this, obviously, so they may claim they are “doing something” about illegal immigrants yet be spared angry accusations from the usual suspects they are targeting the wrong illegal immigrants

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11 responses to “Mexicans, no, but we’re death on Canadians!

  1. Anonymous

    Aren’t affirmative action and racial profiling the same thing?

  2. Anonymous

    VT is a commie state better donated to the Chinese or some other commie country like France, if they would take our “gift”

  3. Dem from OG

    What’s fascinating to me about the “control the borders!” crowd is that they don’t ever produce numbers to illustrate their claim that the border is out of control. I can hear it now: “Come on, you commie! Everyone knows that!”

    Fine! If it’s true, let’s see the numbers. The problem is, of course, that the numbers and the testimony of people like the border county sheriffs and law enforcement officers shows a reality different from all the commotion. The border is secure.

    I can hear steam pouring out of the ears of FWIW’s regular commenters, and before you break an index finger rushing to send off an angry response, don’t take it from me. Take it from Pima County, Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who told the Washington Post on May 4, 2010: The border has “never been more secure.” Yeesh!

    What do I know, I’m just a guy from Connecticut! Thankfully, the Internet allows us to read newspapers from the scene of the action. So what does the Arizona Republic say?

    An article from May 2, 2010: “Violence is not up on the Arizona border.” (http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/05/02/20100502arizona-border-violence-mexico.html) Wasn’t increased border violence one of the main rationales for Arizona’s new anti-immigration law? This won’t be fun to read, but: ”
    FBI Uniform Crime Reports and statistics provided by police agencies, in fact, show that the crime rates in Nogales, Douglas, Yuma and other Arizona border towns have remained essentially flat for the past decade, even as drug-related violence has spiraled out of control on the other side of the international line. Statewide, rates of violent crime also are down.”

    I’d be happy to look at numbers that make the case that our borders are “out of control,” or to use the words of FWIW’s proprietor, that we are being “invaded.” But I don’t think you’ll find them.

  4. Fly Girl

    OT: 21 Shoal Point Lane, R’side.

    1. Is it SOP to advertise a house as ‘Greenwich’ when it’s not?
    2. How much does one add to value being on the water? This house calculates to be $1393/psf. Seems way over priced to me.

  5. Anonymous

    Dem from OG

    quote “The border is secure.” So how are billions of dollars of illegal drugs coming into this country? Falling from the sky? Wise up!

  6. I think it’s a toss up between Riverside and Old Greenwich. The proximity to Todd’s Point could give an edge to OG for some people.

    Did you see this article predicting a rebound for residential RE next year?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704912004575252530764637448.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_news

    I think it’s probably optimistic, but I’m no expert. There was also an article in the Journal last week reporting that builders are busy building new houses in Los Vegas despite the huge inventory because people don’t want to deal with the short sales and foreclosures and because the houses that were build during the boom are now considered to be to old. That really surprised me.

  7. Dem from OG

    Anon,

    First of all, billions of illegal drugs are coming into our country because of Americans’ insatiable demand for them.

    Second of all, they come from all over: across the Canadian border, into Miami from Central and Latin America, in cargo ships at our ports, et cetera.

    Our border with Mexico is thousands of miles long. We will never be able to seal it completely. Moreover, its in our economic interest not to seal it completely. Trade with Mexico is vital to our economy and to theirs.

    If you’re interested in fighting the proliferation of illegal drugs, I propose you start by taking a long hard look at our country’s indefensible “drug war” policies. Thankfully, the Obama administration is aiming to change our policy here.

  8. Anonymous

    Dem from OG

    You’re missing the point – The border is not secure! To think otherwise is just ignorance.

  9. Anonymous

    note the responses from ‘dem in OG’. so typical of a liberal to never respond to the argument. he says border is secure. response that we’re drowning in drugs from over the border is not ‘evidence’ of his flawed proposition — rather, he deflects by saying that it’s because we have insatiable demand for drugs. and to the 12 million illegal aliens from mexico, central america and south america, is that not evidence of a poorly controlled border? to ‘dem in OG’, of course not; it’s evidence of something else. blame bush.