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2006-02-17 Home Front: WoT
Arizona considering constructing a wall without the Feds
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Posted by Jackal 2006-02-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [431 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 heh heh - tax on transfers= money sent home to Mexico rather than invested here. Win-win
Posted by Frank G 2006-02-17 00:13||   2006-02-17 00:13|| Front Page Top

#2 maybe we could tax the funds being electronically sent out of country to help pay for the wall.
Who will build this wall, will we need illegals to do the jobs that americans don't want? hawh.
Maybe we could set up donations for folks to give Arizona for this cause.
Posted by Jan 2006-02-17 00:16||   2006-02-17 00:16|| Front Page Top

#3 BTW - the Sierra Club argument is total BS except where there's large non-avian migration (= nowhere) along the Mexican/Arizona border. The sam euseful idiots in Code Pink, Aztlan, et al also pervade and pollute the environmental movement, skewing an originally good-principled movement. Cookie-baking Betty Crocker Communist Hillary..oops...
Posted by Frank G 2006-02-17 00:21||   2006-02-17 00:21|| Front Page Top

#4 The hidden costs to the US taxpayer connected with illegal immigration are staggering, property taxes, policing, prisons, hospital costs, etc. I wish Washington would get off it's arss. Good fences make good neighbors. Where do I donate.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-02-17 06:51||   2006-02-17 06:51|| Front Page Top

#5 I'd like to throw in a spot for AZ tourism, in that there is *lots* of avian migration in the area. There is an enormous riparian preserve in southern AZ that in its extended season has more, and more different kinds of birds than you can shake a stick at. Birdwatcher's paradise.

Boom times for hummingbirds, especially.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-02-17 09:05||   2006-02-17 09:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Given the galloping Latino demographics, borderlands rapidly approaching "one people,one land" demand time....
Posted by borgboy 2006-02-17 10:54||   2006-02-17 10:54|| Front Page Top

#7 "...environmentalists oppose the construction of a wall because it would create a barrier for wild animals that normally cross the border."

Good pointÂ…forgot about the wildlife. Maybe they could dredge the Rio Grande and stock it with humongous killer Snapping Turtles.
Posted by DepotGuy 2006-02-17 11:03||   2006-02-17 11:03|| Front Page Top

#8 Radar and sensors aren't worth a bucket of warm spit unless "someone" is willing and able to act upon the data, grab the infiltrators/invaders and hurl their collective asses back into Mexico. Will Arizona back the wall with manpower? Are they willing and able to shoot it out with the coyotes / drug cartels/ Mexican Army if it comes to that? Otherwise, this is just feel-good political eyewash.
Posted by RWV 2006-02-17 12:16||   2006-02-17 12:16|| Front Page Top

#9 What a stupid position for the Sierra Club to take. Not surprising though. A highway causes a barrier for animals, but unlike a wall which would keep animals from crossing, a highway provides a chance to die without warning or fanfare. Does the Sierra Club oppose highway construction ?

Arizona should call it the John McCain Memorial Wall, and bury him in the first posthole.
Posted by wxjames 2006-02-17 14:25||   2006-02-17 14:25|| Front Page Top

#10 Does the Sierra Club oppose highway construction ?
Yes. And surface streets. And more intercity rail lines.
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