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Palmetto State Awash In Immigration Rumors

 ARE BORDER SURGE REFUGEES COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU? Child immigrants fleeing Mexico’s drug war en masse  are not destined for the Palmetto State … or so the federal government tells S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Haley said she…

 ARE BORDER SURGE REFUGEES COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU?

Child immigrants fleeing Mexico’s drug war en masse  are not destined for the Palmetto State … or so the federal government tells S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Haley said she was relieved to learn South Carolina would not be used as a “mass shelter.”

Of course those assurance did nothing to dampen widespread uncertainty and anger stemming from the federal government’s efforts to find temporary accommodations for the border refugees.

“I heard about 200 of them were coming to Anderson,” one resident of Belton, S.C. told FITS. “Don’t think I won’t stand in the road blocking them.  Nobody wants them and their diseases here.  I’m pissed.”

FITS was unable to confirm one widely circulated rumor that immigrant children would be temporarily housed at the U.S. National Guard Armory in Anderson, S.C.

Meanwhile on the website of Americans for Legal Immigration (ALI), a page created to rally protesters warned of a “suspected illegal alien transfer point with buses and (Department of Homeland Security) vans” located in Greenville County, S.C.

Wow …

The surge of child immigrants has prompted protests across the country – as well as calls from liberal Pope Francis for the immigrant children to be “welcomed and protected.”

Francis also condemned the “racist and xenophobic attitudes” of those refusing to welcome the immigrants.

Last year nearly 40,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol.  That’s up 59 percent from 2012 and 142 percent from 2011.  This year?  The total is expected to pass 75,000.  And remember, those are just the kids who were apprehended … no one knows how many evaded detection.  Or didn’t survive the trip.

According to the government, the cost associated with housing these immigrant children runs as much as $1,000 a day.

Wait … what?  It costs $1,000 a day to house an immigrant child from Mexico?

That sounds like government math to us … or perhaps it’s just what happens when former bureaucrats get hooked up with sweet contracts for immigrant children to stay at posh facilities like this.

This website has never breathed a whole lot of fire on the immigration issue, but if you’re interested in our latest thoughts CLICK HERE.

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78 comments

Tomocchio July 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

Let’s all work together and educate those children.

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Hillary's Libido July 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

I’m thinking that you should not be allowed anywhere near anybody under the age of 25. Otherwise, just keep this in mind, Big Tom – I will be 69 in three years (soft sigh).

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idiotwind July 18, 2014 at 9:35 am

actually not interested in your thoughts on the subject since you appear to be making them out of bullshit and other people’s bullshit. no need to go past the ridiculous line “Mexico’s drug war”. these kids ‘fled’ all the way through Mexico. or are you one of those yanks who thinks everything south of texas is mexico?

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BrigidBernadette July 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

I totally agree you. What is up with this sentence: “Child immigrants fleeing Mexico’s drug war en masse are not destined for the Palmetto State … or so the federal government tells S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.” Huh? That isn’t even what is happening here, geez, I give up.

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BrigidBernadette July 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

Fleeing the drug war–although the intelligence report yesterday CLEARLY put the onus on the Dream Act suspension of deportations announced by the president as being THE reason these kids are coming from CENTRAL America.

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euwe peepee max July 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Uncle Harry and Aunty Nancy have said that they are our children so Harry and Nana are going to be hosting them…right?

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G.O.B. July 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

I bet a dollar to a donut those Mexicans will be displaced in the reddest states.

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Red States = biggest TAKERS July 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Only fitting since red states get the most federal dollars…you betcha!

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Hariett Tubmano July 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

The article in the Greenville news said that they are being dropped off on White Horse Rd in Greenville. News flash: there has been a Mexican bus service that disguises itself as a Church bus dropping off at a Mexican restaurant on White Horse Rd for 15 years. It is a weekly stop that usually drops about 20-25 off and picks up about the same number heading north.
If anything the Gubment has just elbowed in on an already illegal business that has routes all over the country. You may as well call it the underground railroad.

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euwe max July 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

let’s git our guns!

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euwe max July 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

Child immigrants fleeing Mexico’s drug war en masse are not destined for the Palmetto State … or so the federal government tells S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

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Oh man. This is bad. I thought I’d seen your most stupid day already with that whole T-Rav man-crush thing… but you don’t even have the crudest of grasps of the top news stories of the day. This really is a low point.. even for you.

This is the blogging equivalent of absent mindedly picking the boogers out of your nose, examining the giant crispy/wet glob on the end of your finger with studious intent and finally, with just a tiny hint of self-consciousness, nonchalantly slip it in your mouth, scrape it off on your upper teeth, lick your finger clean, rub your nose with the back of your hand and sniff the residual wetness from the edge of your nostril… never for a moment suspecting that you are behind a one way mirror, being viewed by complete strangers, invited to see the spectacle first hand.

The Child immigrants being processed by the are *not* fleeing Mexico’s drug war en masse. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, signed into law by George W. Bush, makes it nearly impossible to deport unaccompanied minors from Central America, not Mexico, dumbass!

sheesh… do I have to proofread *your* messages too?

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Manray July 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

The William Wilberforce Act specifically excludes Canada and Mexico.

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euwe max July 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Exactly! The point!

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Spy From Above July 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

You’re insane. I am surprised you are not locked up in a state mental hospital. Maybe you were at one time. Perhaps we shall check you out.

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euwe max July 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein.

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Gregory Geddings July 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

Hey…state mental hospital. That’s my domain, pussy head!

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

This state counts as a mental hospital, though he isn’t in it. He’s from an even crazier place: Texas.

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TSIB July 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I wish I could upvote this 1000 times.

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shifty henry July 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Can you actually fart and at the same time scratch your balls? This is news to me.

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euwe max July 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I do it all the time… gotta keep in practice in case I need a job as a pundit.

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No hablo July 18, 2014 at 9:52 am

I had a Mexican call about renting a house from me on Monday. The first thing he asked was “do you aspeaka Spanish?” My reply was “Si”. He aska how much pora renta? I tells him $2500 dollares. He phone go clicka.

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Toyota Kawsaki July 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

is that you Pedro?

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Clarendonian July 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Bullshit talks and money walks. I’m calling bullshit on this one.

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Manray9 July 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Yep, “racist and xenophobic attitudes.”

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GrandTango July 18, 2014 at 10:43 am

Like Haley, or hate her: she STUFFED this down Sheheen’s throat. As this immigration debacle blows up all over democrats, Sheheen ran for cover, while Haley smashed him with it…It’s why she’ll likely cruise, even w/ a spoiler trying to take her out…

GREAT READ: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/

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Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

HORRIBLE READ
And before you say it, fits nor Obama are my “god”. I just think you’re an idiot.

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idcydm July 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

FITS, do you have relatives in Belton?

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idcydm July 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

But the boarders are secure and more illegals are being deported than ever, so says the administration.

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SCBlueWoman July 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

“Borders?”

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The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

Boarders.

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idcydm July 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

You still got the the intent, must not have liked it, bless your heart.

But the truth is, we are boarding them and at tax payer expense.

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SCBlueWoman July 18, 2014 at 11:18 am

We need to return the Statue of Liberty. Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

You just need to shut up. All those immigrants attracted by Lady Liberty to Ellis Island were entering the country legally or had that thought slipped your addled mind?

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SCBlueWoman July 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Bless your heart. They didn’t come legally, the USA set up Ellis Island to register them as they came. You sound worse that addled to me.

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The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

All those folks who processed through Ellis Island did so under the Page Act of 1875. When immigration got out of control in the 1920s we basically shut down all immigration with the Immigration Act and the Emergency Quota Act for forty years. Liberals forced through a series of acts in the sixties that eliminated the very strict quota systems.

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The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Oh, Emma Lazarus was a socialist.

ReElect Nikki July 19, 2014 at 8:37 am

And Nikki Haley is an idiot.You know the woman you and your fellow Republicans are going to Re Elect in November to further destroy this state,but,hey, at least she Aint a damn Socialist!

vicupstate July 18, 2014 at 12:56 pm

That act dealt only with Asians, and convicts. What about all the non-convict Europeans?

The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

They were screened and almost immediately returned or cleared and allowed in – more than we can say now.

vicupstate July 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Could anyone that wasn’t a convict or an Asian, and who was willing to board the ship, come over and expect to stay? If so, how is that any different, just because we recorded their names back then?

The Colonel July 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

No, not really. Remember that we still had eighty bazillion square miles of understanding used land in the west, wee had just come through a war where we lost upwards of 650,000 men and the industrial revolution was

BrigidBernadette July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

My family, both sides, came through Ellis legally, we have the ID cards.

realamerican July 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

How embarrassing. Do you all have last names ending in vowels?

euwe max July 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm

You just need to shut up.
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Ten hut! Officer in the room!

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Until 1918, the United States did not require passports; the term “illegal immigrant” had no meaning. New arrivals were required only to prove their identity and find a relative or friend who could vouch for them.

Customs agents kept an eye out for lunatics and the infirm (and after 1905, for anarchists). Ninety-eight percent of the immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island were admitted to the United States, and 78 percent spent less than eight hours on the island. (The Mexico-United States border then was unguarded and freely crossed in either direction.) “Shipping companies did the health inspections in Europe because they didn’t want to be stuck taking someone back,” said Nancy Foner, a sociology professor at Hunter College and author of “From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration.” “Eventually they introduced a literacy test,” she added, “but it was in the immigrant’s own language, not English.”

When Congress enacted immigration quotas in the 1920s, it left the door ajar for Northern Europeans and Mexicans, whom even then American businesses sought as cheap labor. By contrast, in 1882 Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, barring the Chinese from U.S. shores. And when Congress contemplated a similar law for the Japanese, the government in Tokyo instead entered into an agreement with the United States to prohibit immigration and avoid international humiliation.

The majority of Irish immigrants came through Ellis Island a 120 years ago. What papers of legality did Irish come with? They all came to Ellis Island like many other American immigrants and were processed ON American soil, not before getting here.

*side note for suthnus: “…the authors of the Constitution protected the foreign slave trade, a major source of immigration, by prohibiting interference with it for twenty years (Article 1, Section 9). When that period expired, Congress, at President Jefferson’s invitation, promptly made that trade illegal, but did not interfere with either the domestic slave trade or slavery itself. The approximately 50,000 slaves entering the United States after 1808 became the first illegal immigrants.

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ouch! July 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

And especially, dear Lord, send me the ones voting 95+% Democrat.

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Manray July 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

Wow — “racist and xenophobic attitudes,” Pope Francis seems more familiar with South Carolina’s enlightened citizenry than I expected. I wonder if the unidentified Belton resident who stated: “Don’t think I won’t stand in the road blocking them. Nobody wants them and their diseases here. I’m pissed” considers him or herself a Christian? The “disease” aspect of the story is a regurgitation of a Rush Limbaugh shibboleth. Can’t expect Beltonites to think for themselves.

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aikencounty July 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

You mean they can’t be quarantined in “Possum Kingdom”?

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

“The “disease” aspect of the story is a regurgitation of a Rush Limbaugh shibboleth. Can’t expect Beltonites to think for themselves.”

And Slimebaugh is regurgitating the anti-Semites of early last century as eastern-European Jews were pouring in. What next, the films and stills of those teeming rats that Goebbels and Streicher reveled with?

But to be fair, no civilized nation would want the Belton area emptied to it either.

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E Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

What civilized nation doesn’t have borders, and just let’s people come in a and stay?

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ouch! July 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

But, they are diseased, and so were the jews that we thankfully turned away in 1938-39. I understand they received a “warm” reception when they got back to Germany.

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ouch! July 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

But, they are diseased, and so were the jews that we thankfully turned away in 1938-39. I understand they received a “warm” reception when they got back to Germany.

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Thomas July 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Yea, well when the Antipope Francis defrocks all homosexual clergy in the Vatican and in the Latin Rite, then he gets street cred. The problem of families fleeing Honduras started when Sec of State Clinton supported the scum that took over the Honduran Government in 2009. That scum stole the nations wealth and resources ushering in bone crushing poverty. Coupled with this poverty, MS-13 took hold and is forcing juveniles into their transnational criminal organization. Can you blame them for coming to the US somehow assured acceptance by Our Homosexual w/o Briefs and his Tranny live in lover, Michelle? House them in public schools. They can sleep in classrooms, have bathrooms, a cafeteria etc. National security is at stake flooding our military installations with illegals…unless this is one desired outcome.

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nitrat July 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

OMG. Another Big T/Grand Tango/Emily Peterkin alter ego.

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Thomas July 19, 2014 at 11:22 am

The Pope is a fraud. Benedict is a fraud. Benedict resigned right before he was to be arrested by the ITCCS. Francis is soon to be. The illegal children immigrants are, surprise, being deported back to Honduras. There was a military coup in Honduras in 2009. Clinton and Obama abandoned the Democratically elected government. International reaction to the 2009 Honduran coup d’état was marked by widespread condemnation of the events. The United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the European Union condemned the removal of Zelaya as a military coup. On 5 July, the OAS, invoking for the first time Article 21 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter voted by acclamation of all member states to suspend Honduras from the organization. Sec State Clinton failed her first test. This crisis could have been avoided. You, as usual, are a nitwit.

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shifty henry July 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

This is only one part of the Bad Shit. The Really Bad Shit is yet to come — but you are getting a whiff of it now.

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Vanguard16 July 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

The Feds would not be obligated to tell whether or not they will send them here or not!

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Psychotics Love Obama July 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

New Obama rule could force cities to house illegals …..
federal grants that could be used as a hook in the nose of these cities, forcing them to house illegal immigrants against their will.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/new-obama-rule-could-force-cities-to-house-illegals/#6vpYl8tHV7Dp4ES1.99

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Psychotics Love Obama July 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Feds Drop ‘Unknown Number’ of Illegals Outside DC Without Warning…

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Psychotics Love Obama July 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Federal government had contracted to house illegal alien children in Virgina without informing any county or state officials.

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Psychotics Love Obama July 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Obama could force cities to house…

Two-thirds of children approved for asylum…

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euwe peepee max July 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Isn’t it lovely, how the federal government has taken over our rights on how we conduct ourselves?

First Obama used the IRS as guard dogs to try to bring down the Tea Party..Now, he is using illegal aliens to turn red parts blue…verses LISTENING to the constituents. We are nothing more than slaves to him.

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ScrewedNSC July 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

This just might be the boost our education system needs. Some of these children may help raise the test scores in SC.

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euwe peepee max July 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Legalized, Not Prosecuted: Illegal Alien Who Stole Identity of Dead SSI-Collecting Baby Son

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ReElect Nikki July 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Nice move by Haley.

Responding to a nonevent to get on the good side of the Tea Partiers.

You needn’t worry Nikki.Theyre all going to vote for you anyway.After all,deep down, they’re just Republicans like you.

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Inciteful July 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm

STOP CALLING THEM IMMIGRANTS! Sheesh. Immigrsnts are folks following (or eho have followed) a legal process. The people are Illegal aliens. Stop repreating the PC montra.

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GrandTango July 19, 2014 at 8:10 am

The Gov. got it straight. She called out Obama. They swear it’s not true:

Anyway: The Tim McGraw scandal is BIG: McGraw should be in JAIL for assault.

SCPD NAILS it: http://scdigest.blogspot.com/2014/07/tim-mcgraw-should-have-been-arrested.html

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Norma Scok July 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Tim McGraw SHOULD be in jail. I’d hit Faith Hill too! (and twice on Sundays)

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sparklecity July 19, 2014 at 9:42 am

It is a biological fact that all species migrate when certain environmental or other stresses occur.

It’s gonna happen one way or the other

That being said, the right wingnut talkers on radio have been going apeshit over this.

I love it when they do that!!!

Has anyone seen the video of the Arizona state senator flipping his lid in Oracle, Arizona? It’s priceless!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Any rumors that give a hotfoot to the goobers are OK by me.

We should cook up some more outrageous ones. It’s not likely we could cross the threshold of credulity (GOPgoobers will believe anything) so lets make them some whoppers.
“They will soon be a majority in your local high school and will replace football with soccer . . . and will marry your daughters . . . including the girls.”

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

All the old Klan and Know-Nothing anti-Catholic delusions can be blended into the hinterland-haters’ new fear fantasia too.

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Let drive the racists out of the Republican party.. starting with they freed the slaves.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Hinds are easy to herd.

More porcine than feline.

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm
euwe max July 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

No need to make shit up.

Wolf Blitzer did his best to pin Ron Paul down on a health care question where a 30-year old uninsured person had six months to live. After getting a bit of a runaround, Blitzer flatly asked Ron Paul whether that person should simply be left to die.

Before Paul could answer, the audience did, with cheers of “Yeah!” and applause. If anything comes of these debates, let it be this: Conservatives really believe people should be left to die with no intervention. Ron Paul answered the question after the audience cheered with an answer about churches taking care of their own.

PAUL: No. I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals.

(APPLAUSE)

Makes you want to be a Christian, doesn’t it? Why die in the cold with your last bottle of MD 20/20 if you can die in church in front of your “Messiah?”

http://crooksandliars.com/karo

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm

It is obvious that today’s Americans are not going to outwork or out-study the rest of the world. So it’s just as well that we can still attract and draw those who want to give great effort to succeed. Those who against adversity show up at (or past) our door have already been preselected for adeptness.

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

The quiet industry of la Raza is existential proof of the inferiority of the white man. Fear of objective humiliation, ironically, results from being passed over as a sexual partner – genetic inferiority in natural selection. For what comely Southern Belle would choose a weak, listless, dissipating, anemic, pasty-white cubical bunny in sight of strong, healthy males? The very thought renders the average GOPer unable to assert their tiny manliness with the bar set so high, even with guns.

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euwe max July 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Immigrant rumors rampant
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Yeah, like they’re from Mexico. or was that just tongue in cheek?

BTW, I just bought my wife a leper jacket.

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