Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, December 15, 2017

The land agents started working the border between Texas and Mexico in the spring of 2007. Sometimes they were representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Other times they were officers from the U.S. Border Patrol, uniformed in green, guns tucked into side holsters. They visited tumbledown mobile homes and suburban houses with golf course views. They surveyed farms fecund with sugar cane, cotton and sorghum growing by the mud-brown Rio Grande. They delivered their blunt news to ranchers and farmers, sheet metal workers and university professors, auto mechanics and wealthy developers.

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"That was the law."

Red meat for all the dogs.

#1 | Posted by et_al at 2017-12-15 12:20 AM | Reply

I, for one...am willing to toss in a few more tax dollars to cover a wall along the 49th...hey, what's a few more bucks on top of what I toss in to have healthcare and infrastructure that won't kill me.

#2 | Posted by ghoti at 2017-12-15 11:37 AM | Reply

I'll pay a bunch for a N-S wall along the East side of California + Las Vegas. Have to keep fascists out and Mexican cuisine in.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-12-15 12:17 PM | Reply

I won't chip in a red cent. I discovered something a long time ago. It's called the Gulf of Mexico.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-15 12:21 PM | Reply

FTA:
"The fence was born in the middle of a fierce national debate on immigration reform. In 2006, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, introduced a plan to build hundreds of miles of a physical barrier along the southern border. Although controversial, the proposal won bipartisan support. Then Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Republican, led the fight for its passage. Yea votes came from Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

On Oct. 26, 2006, President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act. President Obama oversaw the fence's construction.
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Is this one of those times where both sides ARE bad, or is it just an example of governmental dysfunction that cause people to push for a more limited government?

#5 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-12-16 12:27 PM | Reply

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