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Senate Votes to Build 370-Mile Triple-Layered Fence on Mexican Border
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Posted on 05/17/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns

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To: The South Texan

I say we just pay the Minutemen to build a fence and patrol it. It would get done better and faster.


101 posted on 05/17/2006 12:31:38 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ((FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.))
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To: Rummyfan

Ok, Ok. So Ted Kennedy will have to turn sideways.


102 posted on 05/17/2006 12:32:12 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: BurbankKarl

That's a mighty impressive wall - will it help keep out 100-200m LEGAL aliens as part of this Senate package?


103 posted on 05/17/2006 12:32:55 PM PDT by lemura
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To: Roscoe Karns
This is a joke unless the basic rule of all obstacles is considered. All obstacles must be covered by either observation or fire to be effective.
104 posted on 05/17/2006 12:33:09 PM PDT by mosaicwolf
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To: TomasUSMC

Rove told lawmakers . . . “The president doesn’t want to enforce immigration law because he’s afraid he’ll inconvenience someone who wants to come into the country for a better life.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12838263


105 posted on 05/17/2006 12:33:50 PM PDT by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: brytlea

I hear you.


106 posted on 05/17/2006 12:34:18 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: SteveMcKing
Dare Bush vetos?

I wouldn't sweat it, the muscles in his veto hand have long since atrophied.

Seriously though, the fence is not incompatable with a reasonable guest-worker program. Speaking from a purely dirty politics point of view, he can take the high road on this along the lines of "The people have spoken and I won't go against them" and still be able to get a solid guest worker program and immigration enforcement that does not involve mines, machine guns or box cars packed with illegals.
107 posted on 05/17/2006 12:34:19 PM PDT by BJClinton
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To: TomasUSMC

"I say we just pay the Minutemen to build a fence and patrol it. It would get done better and faster"

I agree. Just like Wal-Mart was able to get supplies into the Katrina area faster than FEMA.

The private sector can do amazing stuff.


108 posted on 05/17/2006 12:34:55 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

I OPPOSE ANY FENCE THAT AFFECTS THE MIGRATORY PATTERNS OF THE DESERT SHREW!

:)


109 posted on 05/17/2006 12:36:07 PM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: areafiftyone
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an outspoken opponent of the Senate bill, derided the effort. “I didn’t see it was a persuasive event. If it was about Karl Rove seeking to convince members of Congress after debate that he’s right and we’re wrong it would have been better not to have the meeting,” he said.

It's good to see the House is standing their ground despite the pressure.

110 posted on 05/17/2006 12:36:08 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: The South Texan

DOGS - BORDER PATROL DOGS!!! HEREE KILLER!


111 posted on 05/17/2006 12:36:54 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: soccer_maniac

Oh my gawd! I don't even know what to say because if I said what I am thinking I would be permantently banned.


&^*%^&*(*&^%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!


112 posted on 05/17/2006 12:37:05 PM PDT by sheana
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To: truthkeeper
I hear the dam breaking. This fence will succeed in preventing border-jumping in urban areas like the San Diego fence has done, and will make it easier to isolate the illegals to remote areas where we can better concentrate personnel and UV minitoring. Additionally I think that vehicle barriers will be placed alongside a much wider border area.

This is a good beginning, and I am cautiously optimistic...

113 posted on 05/17/2006 12:37:09 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Four-time Bush Voter 1994-2004!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GarySpFc

Well its a wierd start but at least its a start!


114 posted on 05/17/2006 12:37:36 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: TomasUSMC

Arent' the Minutemen supposed to start building one? I thought they already had some building companies ready and waiting to start.


115 posted on 05/17/2006 12:38:27 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: The South Texan
ummmm ....

Doesn't the government use a bidding process to tender a contract to a private company to first assess and engineer the fence and then another private contractor(s) to build the fence(s)?

In other words the fence will be built by private companies

So I really have no idea what you are talking about.

116 posted on 05/17/2006 12:39:10 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Republican Red

Is this the same country that built the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, that built the Empire State building in about 14 months? The one that was at nearly zero aircraft produce before WWII and was producing hundreds of thousands of aircraft within 3 years? The one that mounted the Normandy invasion? Is this the country that built the interstate highway system? That put a man on the moon in the span of one decade's effort?

Will someone please tell me what all this nonsense about "we can't build a fence/wall/whatever it takes" to keep our border secure? What the heck is going on here? I know some people disagree, but this is the same weak, "can't do" attitude that is the primary reason (besides politicians) why there aren't two beautiful, reinforced, taller and grander World Trade Center towers standing alongside that awful hole in Manhattan.


117 posted on 05/17/2006 12:40:25 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: MikeWUSAF
They don't THINK. They KNOW. Look at the alarming number of people who think this is a good thing. You're right. It is about amnesty. Anything else is just thrown out to accomplish that ultimate goal. Rush proved that today when he announced the Senate had decided not to implement anything until after amnesty.
118 posted on 05/17/2006 12:40:59 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Al Simmons
"This is a good beginning, and I am cautiously optimistic...
"

I agree 100%...I live 7 miles north of the border and this is a huge step in the right direction. The bottom-line is that if the fence they build works to stop the crossings, then the pressure to extend it will be unstoppable!

-Toonces
119 posted on 05/17/2006 12:41:28 PM PDT by Toonces T. Cat (The Token Republican in Deep South Texas...)
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To: Rummyfan

Actally it's not all that smart to build a fence that long. Many desolate rural areas would be much better served using a combination of patrols, video monitoring and sensors.


120 posted on 05/17/2006 12:41:38 PM PDT by traderrob6
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