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McCain blames some Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrants
CNN ^ | June 19, 2011

Posted on 06/20/2011 7:10:55 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Edited on 06/20/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

"There is substantial evidence that some of these fires have been caused by people who have crossed our border illegally," McCain, R-Arizona, said Saturday at a press conference. "The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border."


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; illegalimmigration; mccain; wildfires

1 posted on 06/20/2011 7:11:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
McCain blames some Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrants

Ya' think?

2 posted on 06/20/2011 7:13:16 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
McCain blames some Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrants

McCain's too much of a liberal sycophant to make this sort of statement without direct facts to support it.

He probably was not able to release that source of information for one reason or another, but couldn't resist revealing the fact that he knew...

3 posted on 06/20/2011 7:15:49 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"It's easier to fan the flames of intolerance, especially in Arizona," said Randy Parraz, a civil rights advocate who ran unsuccessfully against McCain as a Democratic candidate in 2010.

C'mon, Randy. Blame it on lightning. T

4 posted on 06/20/2011 7:17:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Join the AFL-CIO. The Communist Party needs new blood.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

McCain, R-Arizona, said Saturday at a press conference. “The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border.”

The guy is senile...duh!


5 posted on 06/20/2011 7:17:39 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I'm confused. McCain is only supposed to talk this way during election years.
6 posted on 06/20/2011 7:18:10 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: Caipirabob

The worst fires are not on or near the border.

Illegal immigrants from where?

Iran?

Perhaps, because Mc Cain loves illegals from south of the border


7 posted on 06/20/2011 7:19:38 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Any doubt that Juan McCain has lost his mind is officially gone. He's been so all over the map in recent weeks on just about every major issue... all I can say to this is WTF?
8 posted on 06/20/2011 7:24:16 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That’s..... racist!


9 posted on 06/20/2011 7:25:15 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Setting the fires that American Citizens won’t set???? Huh McLame....


10 posted on 06/20/2011 7:25:18 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“substantial evidence”?
Really John?
Where are the Senate hearings?
Where is the news media on this?

Are these wildfires an act (or acts) of terrorism?
Texas also?


11 posted on 06/20/2011 7:27:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They are bleeding our country dry with demands on welfare and education. But he wants to secure the borders because they set some fires? Sheesh.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 7:30:01 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: rdcbn

Surely, you’re aware of the fact that illegal immigrants can be found as far north as Michigan? Once inside the country, they don’t necessarily hang out on or even near the border. A lot of them want to put some distance between them and the border.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 7:31:21 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: MizSterious

On the news this morning there was a report of a man arrested for driving a stolen car on I-94 in Jackson county. The report went on to say that the man was using a false passport.

Michigan has a huge number of illegals and they didn’t come from Canada.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 7:37:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Nooo NO Not his Gods Children!! They are perfect and we are the bad guys,This coming from a POS who split the party and allowed the RATs to take both houses in 06,Then Azz kissed a Marxist Circus clown in 08 and helped him into the Oval office.

McInsane your sacrifices would be a single Ounce,While the damage you have done to our country would be in Tons,go away you imbecile.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 7:42:15 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

McCain didn’t even realize we had a southern border until he was feeling some Tea Party heat during his last Senate reelection bid.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 7:54:22 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rdcbn

It is true that the worst fires are not on the border but there are several serious fires on and near the border. The Horseshoe 2 fire in the Coronado Forest has been burning for some time, the Monument fire near Sierra Vista, AZ is serious and there have been numerous smaller fires including one that went through my area yesterday that have burned thousands of acres. The Horseshoe 2 is very likely to have been started by illegals- in fact the first reports said Border Patrol was pursuing smugglers and the smugglers set the fire as a diversion- of course when media started reporting it there was no confirmation from the government up the food chain because that was not politically correct.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 8:09:36 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: rdcbn

The Horseshoe 2 fire has burned over 200,000 acres, cost is several million to fight- seems rather large to me. The “little” fire that went through here yesterday burned 5,000 acres.

Horseshoe 2 info:
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2225/11899/


18 posted on 06/20/2011 8:23:15 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"The answer to that part of the problem is to get a secure border."

Coffee, up nose, ouch!

19 posted on 06/20/2011 8:27:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: cripplecreek
The report went on to say that the man was using a false passport.

Mexian illegals don't use passports. Passports/visas are used by OTMs (Other Than Mexicans). Sounds like another terrorist. Hope they check out his workplace, house and associates.

20 posted on 06/20/2011 8:31:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Caipirabob

You are spot on. The source is the BP; at least, that’s who I’ve heard it from.

I listened to him make the comment on TV on Saturday and nearly fell over. I couldn’t believe he came out and said it.


21 posted on 06/20/2011 8:53:30 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A a side note, Arizonans are a generous lot. See how we’re sharing our fire with New Mexico.


22 posted on 06/20/2011 10:05:40 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Colon, Rep or Panama Juan, is at it again.


23 posted on 06/20/2011 11:05:38 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Tammy8

Hey, I’m in Oregon, and we got no shortage of illegals. I’m amazed the muzzies haven’t tried setting the West ablaze. Just drive up or down I-5, setting fires. The Japanese tried it in WWII...launching balloons carrying incendiaries. Only fatalities in CONUS during the war were some picknicking children that found one of the bombs and detonated it.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 11:29:43 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: jakerobins

Actually, it may be a jobs program. Illegals work on putting out fires. Knew a guy that worked for USFS way back when, He said they’d set fires for this reason.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 11:31:43 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

There is no shortage of illegals anywhere that I have heard of- we had a wide open border for so long and they poured in here by the millions. The border is a little more secure but they are still coming in droves so don’t think there will be a shortage anytime soon.

I think the reason terrorists haven’t thought to set fires in the West is little payoff for them for the difficulty. Most of the West is sparsly populated so even a large fire won’t terrorize that many people. The other issue is because of sparse population everyone knows everyone and it would be real hard for them to not stick out like a sore thumb.


26 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:05 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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