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(MSN)   The U.S.-Mexico border has finally been closed, in the Bizarro World   (msn.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, United States, Northern Mexican state of Sonora, Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen, Mexico, State Health Council, state government, border restrictions, Arizona Daily Star  
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2020-07-04 1:42:03 PM  
21 votes:
Huh.  So all along, Trump was right.  A border wall is going to be built, and Mexico will pay for it.

It won't be facing the way he told us, though.
 
2020-07-04 1:40:49 PM  
14 votes:
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2020-07-04 1:50:03 PM  
13 votes:

orneryredguy: toraque: Huh.  So all along, Trump was right.  A border wall is going to be built, and Mexico will pay for it.

It won't be facing the way he told us, though.

Came here to say this.

/How many fingers are left on his monkey's paw?


At least the middle one
 
2020-07-04 1:47:51 PM  
9 votes:
Hans, are we the baddies third world country?
 
2020-07-04 1:47:32 PM  
6 votes:

toraque: Huh.  So all along, Trump was right.  A border wall is going to be built, and Mexico will pay for it.

It won't be facing the way he told us, though.


Came here to say this.

/How many fingers are left on his monkey's paw?
 
2020-07-04 2:36:51 PM  
5 votes:
2016 - Trump promises travel bans 'until [we] can figure out what's going on.'
2020 - The world bans American travel.

/Seriously, WHO could have seen this coming
 
2020-07-04 2:08:44 PM  
5 votes:

ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"


This.

No farking aid to them, and a tax on wire transfers to them if they let things return to "normal".
 
2020-07-04 1:51:03 PM  
3 votes:

ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"


Border closing is something that should be saved for national emergencies.  Capitalist pigs in the neighboring country preferring to hire and grotesquely underpay people with guest worker documentation or no documentation is not a national emergency.
 
2020-07-04 5:26:13 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-07-04 5:05:53 PM  
2 votes:

Professor Science: We're not sending Mexico our best.  We're sending people with lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them.  They're bringing coronavirus.  They're covidiots.  They're anti-vaxxers.  And some, I assume, are good people.


Well sure, why would our best would want to leave...oh...yeah......how are we keeping the best from leaving?
 
2020-07-04 3:59:49 PM  
2 votes:

orneryredguy: toraque: Huh.  So all along, Trump was right.  A border wall is going to be built, and Mexico will pay for it.

It won't be facing the way he told us, though.

Came here to say this.

/How many fingers are left on his monkey's paw?


I can't wait until he takes credit for this one...
 
2020-07-04 2:33:06 PM  
2 votes:
We're not sending Mexico our best.  We're sending people with lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them.  They're bringing coronavirus.  They're covidiots.  They're anti-vaxxers.  And some, I assume, are good people.
 
2020-07-04 1:50:21 PM  
2 votes:

ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"


To Americans coming into Mexico?

Yes.

But you aren't using any sort of mechanical precision with your words and meaning, are you.

Just some sort of vague implication of associated concepts that have no actual relationship.

But good work on your zing. You are preaching to your choir and further cementing the fact that those who disagree with you are right to do so because your conflation of two non-related events are somehow the same thing.

Keep it up.
 
2020-07-04 1:45:05 PM  
2 votes:
In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"
 
2020-07-04 8:02:49 PM  
1 vote:

Bandito King: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"

yep.  and now it has a reason to.

Mexico really has no issue with migrant workers going to the US.  Why should it have cared before the US became a plague-infested no-man's land?

Similarly, the US didn't work super hard to keep illegal immigrants from crossing into Mexico. It's almost like that's something the nation that people are immigrating to has to handle.


Who illegally crosses *into* Mexico?
 
2020-07-04 7:54:49 PM  
1 vote:

lack of warmth: Professor Science: We're not sending Mexico our best.  We're sending people with lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them.  They're bringing coronavirus.  They're covidiots.  They're anti-vaxxers.  And some, I assume, are good people.

Well sure, why would our best would want to leave...oh...yeah......how are we keeping the best from leaving?


By getting ourselves banned from international travel. It's that 5d chess biting us in the ass again.
 
2020-07-04 4:17:56 PM  
1 vote:

the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"

yep.  and now it has a reason to.

Mexico really has no issue with migrant workers going to the US.  Why should it have cared before the US became a plague-infested no-man's land?

Because thousands of people (including children) are hurt by human traffickers? The drugs are just additional shiat on that.

yes, but that's not why ICE raids happen.

and if the US really cared about human trafficking from/through Mexico, it would disband and rebuild both ICE and the Border Patrol as professional oorganizations worthy of respect.

Most of the trafficing occurs because Border Patrol allows it to happen based on graft and greed.

Most of the trafficking occurs before they get to the USA. The whole Coyote system?

My mistake.  I thought your concern was with the US-Mexico border.

So you're saying you have not really concerned with people illegally crossing the border for work on their own.

I take it you're in favor of increasing the number and types of refugees let into the US then?  Maybe you should go work for the State Department to help work on these things.

Actually, I do think we should give lots of working visas - especially jobs for which Americans refuse to do the work (see: Alabama where pay was significantly above minimum wage and 90% of Americans of all colors didn't show up after day 1).

You're right, I'm far less concerned with people who come on their own to cross the border. The ones (read: non-Mexicans) who pay $10,000 to a coyote who likely bribes local officials to leave him and his flock alone are my concern. Mexico has strict deportation laws if you don't pay your bribe or stop in México. It's actually kind of funny to me that people ignore that aspect.

Again, Mexico has many sins that it needs to address before I show any sympathy for this stunt that only affects a small number of tourists and likely mostly affect the religious nuts from AZ who cross the border on land.

US tourism is very big business in Mexico.  Especially the high-end resorts.

So your concern is not with Mexico but streamlining the US Immigration system, adding more immigration courts and expanding entry permits.  Sounds like a pretty liberal agenda.

Do you tend to vote for people who have been pushing this agenda (i.e. most SouthWestern Democrats) and against those who are against it (most Republicans including the current and last 3 Republican Presidents)?


I voted for Obama twice. Couldn't vote for Clinton as I moved right before the election and stupidly didn't have my absentee ballot.

I'm voting Biden, but may vote republican in my local elections as the taxes here are absolutely farking nuts.
 
2020-07-04 4:00:08 PM  
1 vote:

ColonelCathcart: links136: gar1013: ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"

This.

No farking aid to them, and a tax on wire transfers to them if they let things return to "normal".

Okay country that invaded Iraq, put the sub prime mortgages fraud on the world and is now leading the world in zoonotic virus cases.

Right, let's punish Mexico for not revolving around us like good spics.

Or maybe not allowing their own citizens to engage in mass human and drug trafficking?


Fine. Start arresting executives of companies that pay for smuggled people and seizing those facilities used in their exploitation.
 
2020-07-04 3:46:07 PM  
1 vote:

rebelyell2006: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: the voice of raisin: ColonelCathcart: In other news, "México could have closed its border anytime it wanted"

yep.  and now it has a reason to.

Mexico really has no issue with migrant workers going to the US.  Why should it have cared before the US became a plague-infested no-man's land?

Because thousands of people (including children) are hurt by human traffickers? The drugs are just additional shiat on that.

yes, but that's not why ICE raids happen.

and if the US really cared about human trafficking from/through Mexico, it would disband and rebuild both ICE and the Border Patrol as professional oorganizations worthy of respect.

Most of the trafficing occurs because Border Patrol allows it to happen based on graft and greed.

Most of the trafficking occurs before they get to the USA. The whole Coyote system?

My mistake.  I thought your concern was with the US-Mexico border.

So you're saying you have not really concerned with people illegally crossing the border for work on their own.

I take it you're in favor of increasing the number and types of refugees let into the US then?  Maybe you should go work for the State Department to help work on these things.

Kinda hypocritical that a Warsaw Pact refugee is denouncing people who are fleeing Central America.


I'm am not a refugee, but I know many of those of whom you speak. They worked for everything they got, follow the law...unlike people who retroactively try to claim asylum after they are caught or spend decades here and don't adjust their status.
 
2020-07-04 2:24:08 PM  
1 vote:
It's amazing how, when American conservatives whine about undocumented migration, the idea of punishing employers for hiring undocumented workers never comes up.

FOX has programmed its zombies well.
 
2020-07-04 1:46:49 PM  
1 vote:
Can't  blame Mexico for doing what's best for itself but this will help the US more than Mexico probably
 
2020-07-04 1:43:10 PM  
1 vote:
We don't need no steenking plague rat Americanos.
 
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