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(Independent)   After announcing Texas will Build The Wall last week, now Gov. Abbott is soliciting donations from citizens to pay for it. Steve Bannon nods approvingly from his new yacht in St. Tropez   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-16 10:46:16 PM  
And the grift goes on.
 
2021-06-17 12:05:54 AM  
Let them build the wall if it is with state tax dollars. It won't cost me on the East Coast anything.
 
2021-06-17 12:52:48 AM  
From citizens of Mexico, right?
 
2021-06-17 1:03:19 AM  
They do realize that if the secede, that we're going to need a southern border wall of our own, right? I mean, when Texas sends people to Washington, they're not sending their best. They're sending folks like Ted Cruz, or Louie Gohmert or Dan Crenshaw. We're going to need some tough standards on this newly formed and dirt poor country to prevent their people from leeching off our healthcare system. Looking to our Coast Guard to bail them out when they do something stupid, or try to draw on our water supplies. I mean, they may soon realize that no one from Mexico wants into their sh*thole country. No NFL. College ball with just Texas teams?

Yeah, we may have to build two and fill the space between them with spikes.
 
2021-06-17 1:19:19 AM  
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?
 
2021-06-17 1:19:35 AM  
 
2021-06-17 1:20:54 AM  
And it's worth noting, it's supposed to be 102 here in St. Louis on Friday and our local electric company has not told us we need to conserve yet.

Just sayin'.
 
2021-06-17 1:21:18 AM  
How many times do I need to ask you to stop being evil?
 
2021-06-17 1:22:35 AM  

hubiestubert: They do realize that if the secede, that we're going to need a southern border wall of our own, right? I mean, when Texas sends people to Washington, they're not sending their best. They're sending folks like Ted Cruz, or Louie Gohmert or Dan Crenshaw. We're going to need some tough standards on this newly formed and dirt poor country to prevent their people from leeching off our healthcare system. Looking to our Coast Guard to bail them out when they do something stupid, or try to draw on our water supplies. I mean, they may soon realize that no one from Mexico wants into their sh*thole country. No NFL. College ball with just Texas teams?

Yeah, we may have to build two and fill the space between them with spikes.


They might be ever so slightly shocked when they find out they won't be able to print US dollars either.  I suspect there would be whole counterfeiting cartels.
 
2021-06-17 1:26:14 AM  
The only thing bigger in Texas is the quantity of assholes and their lack of shame.
 
2021-06-17 1:27:50 AM  

aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?


Texans suffering and dying is a price Gov. Abbot is willing to pay to defend racism, xenophobia, and hate
 
2021-06-17 1:29:34 AM  
Umm maybe you guys should focus on keeping the power on instead.
 
2021-06-17 1:35:02 AM  
Governor roller peg... still a grandstanding asshole who does this to deflect from his continued power grid fark up.
 
2021-06-17 1:36:02 AM  
Probably building walls around select polling stations.
 
2021-06-17 1:36:06 AM  
Yes, focus on keeping on people out of the country who could learn how to drive a truck to help with the bottleneck in the supply chain.  The could also help with harden the power grid.
 
2021-06-17 1:37:14 AM  
Build the wall and make Vladimir Putin pay for it
 
2021-06-17 1:37:19 AM  

hubiestubert: They do realize that if the secede, that we're going to need a southern border wall of our own, right?


Its called Oklahoma, and ive been told its a barren wasteland
 
2021-06-17 1:38:52 AM  
Speaking as someone who has lived for decades in Kern Place, an idyllic neighborhood mere miles from our southern border with Mexico, I can honestly state...there is no border catastrophe or humanitarian crises as defined by the GOP. Never has been. We have WAY more problems with drunken locals, dumbass UTEP students, brawling Ft. Bliss soldiers and American biker gangs than we've ever had with poor immigrants coming over here to happily do any menial job they can find.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kern_Pl​a​ce
 
2021-06-17 1:40:26 AM  
That was a lot of ads before the article.
 
2021-06-17 1:44:59 AM  
Grift, grift, grift, bzzt, power out. Dangit! How can suckers donate when the power goes out and they can't click the donate button!
 
2021-06-17 1:47:39 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: hubiestubert: They do realize that if the secede, that we're going to need a southern border wall of our own, right?

Its called Oklahoma, and ive been told its a barren wasteland


I've traveled through Oklahoma.

Can confirm.
 
2021-06-17 1:49:18 AM  
Don't they already have walls along the populated areas? The wall-less borders are out in rural bumfark where the cost/benefit ratio for miles of walls is very very poor.
 
2021-06-17 1:52:26 AM  

Notabunny: aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?

Texans suffering and dying is a price Gov. Abbot is willing to pay to defend racism, xenophobia, and hate


And he thinks it will get him the Oval Office.
 
2021-06-17 1:52:43 AM  

Mrtraveler01: And it's worth noting, it's supposed to be 102 here in St. Louis on Friday and our local electric company has not told us we need to conserve yet.

Just sayin'.


Here in Utah it'shiat over 100 the last 3 days...no power outages.
 
2021-06-17 1:56:04 AM  
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2021-06-17 1:56:43 AM  
Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?
 
2021-06-17 1:57:45 AM  
No, screw links to the Independent. I just spent 30 seconds trying to get to the text of the article and every time I approached some text more ads were loaded and the text was pushed further down screen. Ads on a "news" site are a necessary evil but that level of a push is complete bullshiat
 
2021-06-17 1:58:06 AM  
Jesus, I really need to come up with a stupid idea to sell to idiots.
 
2021-06-17 1:59:22 AM  

austerity101: Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?


Uhh.. Republicans are pretty emboldened right now and ignoring the federal government and its laws is pretty much standard operating procedure. It plays really well with the base!
 
2021-06-17 2:03:17 AM  

liquidsiphon: austerity101: Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?

Uhh.. Republicans are pretty emboldened right now and ignoring the federal government and its laws is pretty much standard operating procedure. It plays really well with the base!


Well it's super awesome that our federal government is stepping up to put them in their place!

... Oh. Oh dear.
 
2021-06-17 2:26:30 AM  
I'm pretty sure that the border is federal property, so they can't legally continue construction on the wall that Trump started. I guess they could build the wall on state land approaching the border, but 1,200 miles is a lot of ground to cover.

Not that it really matters anyway, since they have no intention of ever finishing the wall and any funds will just go towards grift for a few GOP-friendly contractors and donors.
 
2021-06-17 2:36:13 AM  

austerity101: liquidsiphon: austerity101: Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?

Uhh.. Republicans are pretty emboldened right now and ignoring the federal government and its laws is pretty much standard operating procedure. It plays really well with the base!

Well it's super awesome that our federal government is stepping up to put them in their place!

... Oh. Oh dear.


Maybe you should complain and vote republicans out for that. Unless you think it is the democrat side doing the bad things like insurrections, DOJ abuse, voting rights abuses, or whatever you are oh dearing about.

I'll admit here.. I don't really understand what your complaint here is. Clarifying would be nice and might even embarrass me as I am not sure of your point here.
 
2021-06-17 2:40:21 AM  

aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?


A quarter billion might get him what, 150 miles of wall? If it is fencing, I can see several hundred miles. But for a wall, that amount might just pay for the EIR assessment.
 
2021-06-17 2:44:35 AM  

liquidsiphon: austerity101: liquidsiphon: austerity101: Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?

Uhh.. Republicans are pretty emboldened right now and ignoring the federal government and its laws is pretty much standard operating procedure. It plays really well with the base!

Well it's super awesome that our federal government is stepping up to put them in their place!

... Oh. Oh dear.

Maybe you should complain and vote republicans out for that. Unless you think it is the democrat side doing the bad things like insurrections, DOJ abuse, voting rights abuses, or whatever you are oh dearing about.

I'll admit here.. I don't really understand what your complaint here is. Clarifying would be nice and might even embarrass me as I am not sure of your point here.


I am frustrated that our federal government is letting stuff like this happen. I don't understand why they just let these assholes get away with fascist sh*t like this.

There are no Republicans for me to vote out. All of my senators and representatives are Democrats. I did my part.

"There are two kinds of evil people in this world. People who do evil stuff and people who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it." -- Janice Ian
 
2021-06-17 2:57:57 AM  

austerity101: liquidsiphon: austerity101: liquidsiphon: austerity101: Why is this even a thing they're allowed to attempt to do? Is not the border the purview of the federal government? If not, why isn't it?

Uhh.. Republicans are pretty emboldened right now and ignoring the federal government and its laws is pretty much standard operating procedure. It plays really well with the base!

Well it's super awesome that our federal government is stepping up to put them in their place!

... Oh. Oh dear.

Maybe you should complain and vote republicans out for that. Unless you think it is the democrat side doing the bad things like insurrections, DOJ abuse, voting rights abuses, or whatever you are oh dearing about.

I'll admit here.. I don't really understand what your complaint here is. Clarifying would be nice and might even embarrass me as I am not sure of your point here.

I am frustrated that our federal government is letting stuff like this happen. I don't understand why they just let these assholes get away with fascist sh*t like this.

There are no Republicans for me to vote out. All of my senators and representatives are Democrats. I did my part.

"There are two kinds of evil people in this world. People who do evil stuff and people who see evil stuff being done and don't try to stop it." -- Janice Ian


That I do understand. You can only do what you can. Sometimes life sucks because too many people are determined to do the wrong thing.
 
2021-06-17 3:06:44 AM  

ImOscar: And the grift goes on.


Done in one.

All the data suggests that the vast majority of illegal immigration is through official ports of entry (visa overstayers).

The whole wall idea was the brainchild of a man whose entire life has been about profiting from phony development deals, stiffing contractors and grifting rubes. This is no different than the Steve Bannon "we build the wall" Kickstarter scam.

Take the money, sell to the highest bidder (who conveniently has personal/political ties to Abbott and his gang), load up the site with no-show jobs. They'll spend more money on publicity for 20miles of fence (to prove a job well done) than they will for the fence it self.

At this point if you believe the GOP are acting in anyone's interest but their own self service you're a goddamn fool.

/Shame on anyone who doesn't call them out on these scams
//Im looking at you, the media
 
2021-06-17 3:27:52 AM  
FTFA: State Sen. Jane Nelson, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, said in the press conference that the $250 million in state money - that Abbott referred to as a down payment - was being allocated as authorized under emergency orders. She did not clarify where the public money came from originally, but in a letter released later by Abbott's office the governor said said it would come from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's budget.

We're defunding the police! Yay us!
 
2021-06-17 3:56:23 AM  

Mrtraveler01: And it's worth noting, it's supposed to be 102 here in St. Louis on Friday and our local electric company has not told us we need to conserve yet.

Just sayin'.


106 in Omaha tomorrow, and OPPD DGAF. Public utilities are the best.
 
2021-06-17 4:16:34 AM  
Secede already so we can bombard you with EMPs and gift you to Mexico.
 
2021-06-17 4:18:11 AM  

recondite cetacean: FTFA: State Sen. Jane Nelson, chair of the state Senate Finance Committee, said in the press conference that the $250 million in state money - that Abbott referred to as a down payment - was being allocated as authorized under emergency orders. She did not clarify where the public money came from originally, but in a letter released later by Abbott's office the governor said said it would come from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's budget.

We're defunding the police! Yay us!


I'm sure it comes out of a hypothetical A/C fund for prisons.
 
2021-06-17 4:28:37 AM  
We Build The Wall 2: The Fleecening
 
2021-06-17 4:37:11 AM  

aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?


Third World countries often have odd priorities.
 
2021-06-17 4:39:42 AM  

aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?


Or saving for the next hurricane or tropical storm to pass by
 
2021-06-17 4:41:12 AM  

JRoo: Jesus, I really need to come up with a stupid idea to sell to idiots.


You said it yourself....Jesus.

These suckers love to fall for the religion con.
 
2021-06-17 4:41:42 AM  
Just when I thought I could not get any angrier, the sheer stupidity and waste of this and punishing local residents like me without caring about us.

There is no way my hate for Abbot can go any higher I have reached the peak. Future family members will never know what the horizon looks like at my ranch without a wall obstructing the view.
 
2021-06-17 4:44:48 AM  
Crank down the temps! Roast those sub-stations!

The rest of America has exactly zero sympathy for you.

Sweat your nuts off, Texas. You did it to yourself.
 
2021-06-17 4:49:44 AM  
There's a lot of guns in Texas. This guy moves really slow.

/Just unrelated observations.
 
2021-06-17 4:55:21 AM  
And the stupid get poorer.  And then blame the elites for their anxieties.
 
2021-06-17 4:56:19 AM  

kdawg7736: Let them build the wall if it is with state tax dollars. It won't cost me on the East Coast anything.


Texas doesn't have a state tax.
 
2021-06-17 4:58:16 AM  

dsmith42: Notabunny: aleister_greynight: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico

Couldn't think of anywhere else you need to spend that money?  Like maybe weatherizing your power grid?

Texans suffering and dying is a price Gov. Abbot is willing to pay to defend racism, xenophobia, and hate

And he thinks it will get him the Oval Office.


Tell Biden to pull up the ramps.
 
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