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Mexican citizen busted for crabs
Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | December 9, 2008

Posted on 12/09/2008 12:31:37 PM PST by SwinneySwitch

McALLEN - Ever on the lookout for drugs, guns and money, customs agents at a Hidalgo County international bridge crossing busted 191 units of an unusual sort of contraband -- hermit crabs.

A 49-year-old Mexican citizen from McKinney, Texas, was crossing back into the United States at the Hidalgo Port of Entry when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a box full of live hermit crabs inside his vehicle and another bag of the crabs in the trunk,..

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; crabs; mexico; smuggling
They took the crabs and then fined him $1,910 for not declaring them.
1 posted on 12/09/2008 12:31:39 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Dunno about you but I got a hell of a chuckle just reading the headline...


2 posted on 12/09/2008 12:32:38 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Im stunned


3 posted on 12/09/2008 12:33:34 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I better leave this one alone.


4 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:04 PM PST by SouthTexas (Remember, it took a Jimmy Carter to bring us a Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There are so many bad jokes in your headline...........


5 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:50 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From The Democrats. Amen.)
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To: MNDude; CPT Clay; BellStar; bayouranger; stan_sipple; time4good; Guenevere; mugsaway; CSM; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


6 posted on 12/09/2008 12:35:53 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

One night in Tijuana..............


7 posted on 12/09/2008 12:36:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I’m itching to comment on this one but I think I will leave it alone


8 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:10 PM PST by voteNRA
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Headline ping.


9 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:33 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Sorry, all out of free Brightsides and Lazamatazes. If you took two, please return one.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

.

But, he said his sister was a vir-gin.

.


10 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:54 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

11 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:55 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck)
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To: Severa

"damm, now I'm gonna double the size of my next hairball. Thanks!"

12 posted on 12/09/2008 12:38:05 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Red Badger
"One night in Tijuana.............."

And that's what you get.

13 posted on 12/09/2008 12:38:15 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: SwinneySwitch

I can’t believe THAT got by the editor.


14 posted on 12/09/2008 12:39:36 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Severa

“Dunno about you but I got a hell of a chuckle just reading the headline...”

Ditto here. “Crabs” connoted something a little more up close and personal. LOL


15 posted on 12/09/2008 12:39:57 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: SwinneySwitch
A coworker's wife once gave him crabs for his birthday.
16 posted on 12/09/2008 12:41:14 PM PST by KarlInOhio (11/4: The revolutionary socialists beat the Fabian ones. Where can we find a capitalist party?)
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To: Gabz; Slip18; secret garden; Xenalyte; Lazamataz; Severa; SwinneySwitch

Confuseus say, “Better to get busted for crabs, than get crabs in bust.”


17 posted on 12/09/2008 12:43:56 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

“They took the crabs and then fined him $1,910 for not declaring them. “

Judging by that rather misleading headline, one might think they would’ve let (made) him keep the crabs and hustle him to the border pronto!


18 posted on 12/09/2008 12:44:05 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: voteNRA

Butter not scratch that itch you have to comment on crabs.....


19 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:06 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Lawd. I thought the headline was about ‘panty crickets’ for a minute. ;)


20 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:21 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Severa

It was either this story or

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inflation in Mexico has spiraled to 6.2 percent in November after already hitting a seven-year high.

I took the low road!;^(


21 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:21 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
We have Roger Corman to thank!


22 posted on 12/09/2008 12:45:21 PM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: SwinneySwitch
How to Get Rid of Crabs
23 posted on 12/09/2008 12:47:04 PM PST by Pistolshot ("Democrats don't show respect, they just demand respect " - ClearCase_guy)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Blue Ointment bump


24 posted on 12/09/2008 12:48:19 PM PST by wordsofearnest ("The fundamental solution (w/b) that there is no longer any need to immigrate")
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Panty crickets”! OMG! I’m busting up laughing on this thread! LOLOL!!


25 posted on 12/09/2008 12:48:36 PM PST by sneakers
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To: SwinneySwitch

When my mother in law drowned in a bay in the northwest we were shocked to see 27 alaskan king crab attached to her body, were were able to bring her up the next day too but only 23 the second time.


26 posted on 12/09/2008 12:51:54 PM PST by sierrahome
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To: SwinneySwitch
A 49-year-old Mexican citizen from McKinney, Texas

A "Mexican citizen" from McKinney, TX? How's that?

27 posted on 12/09/2008 12:52:21 PM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: SwinneySwitch

28 posted on 12/09/2008 12:52:33 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: SwinneySwitch

There was a similar case a few years back of a guy getting caught trying to smuggle in 900 pounds of Mexican bologna in his car.

And yes, it’s taking all my better nature *not* to make a tasteless joke about the crab smuggler.... ;-)


29 posted on 12/09/2008 12:52:33 PM PST by DemforBush (Millions of conservatives have got your back, Sarah!)
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To: sierrahome

OMG!! LOL!


30 posted on 12/09/2008 12:57:18 PM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What in the hell was he doing with all those crabs? It’s not like you can eat hermit crabs...can you? I’ve never heard of anyone eating hermit crabs.


31 posted on 12/09/2008 1:00:22 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: Pistolshot

How to Get Rid of Crabs (US Navy version)

1. Shave one side bare.

2. Set the other side on fire.

3. When the crabs come running out, stab ‘em with an ice pick!


32 posted on 12/09/2008 1:20:53 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"Panty crickets"?!

ROTFLMAO!

(snort)

33 posted on 12/09/2008 1:31:43 PM PST by LiberConservative (Typical white guy)
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To: pgkdan
What in the hell was he doing with all those crabs?

Bait.
34 posted on 12/09/2008 1:32:53 PM PST by Mike Fieschko (et numquam abrogatam)
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To: al_c

Mexican national living in McKinney.


35 posted on 12/09/2008 1:35:51 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Panty crickets”??!!!
-

OMG!!!! I’m laughing so hard I’m crying!!! Thanks. I really needed it...


36 posted on 12/09/2008 1:36:28 PM PST by montesquiue
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To: DemforBush
Chorizo found in ‘soiled diapers’, confiscated

The woman was fined $300 and released. The officers seized the chorizo (sausage).

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/diapers_37872___article.html/woman_border.html

37 posted on 12/09/2008 1:45:26 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: pgkdan

Kids get them for pets.


38 posted on 12/09/2008 2:27:10 PM PST by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Agggggghhh!!!!


39 posted on 12/09/2008 9:41:04 PM PST by DemforBush (Millions of conservatives have got your back, Sarah!)
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To: SwinneySwitch; Lazamataz

40 posted on 12/10/2008 7:27:54 AM PST by houeto ("And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark...")
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To: SwinneySwitch

” 49-year-old Mexican citizen from McKinney, Texas, “

Isn’t a Mexican citizen FROM Mexico?


41 posted on 12/11/2008 8:59:35 AM PST by CSM (I’m jubilant! Now that the Dems are completely in charge, we can FINALLY blame THEM for everything!)
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To: CSM

Presidente Felipe Calderon:

“Mexico does not end at its borders.”

“Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”


42 posted on 12/11/2008 9:11:17 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
I will never eat a Chorizo and egg breakfast taco again.
43 posted on 12/11/2008 9:15:48 AM PST by nomorelurker
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To: SwinneySwitch

Good point.


44 posted on 12/11/2008 9:33:48 AM PST by CSM (I’m jubilant! Now that the Dems are completely in charge, we can FINALLY blame THEM for everything!)
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