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Congressman calls for Mexican border to be closed
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/25/2009 9:10:21 PM PDT by IDRATHERNOT

The "swine flu" that has infected more than 1,000 people in Mexico has led a lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee to call on U.S. officials to close the southern border.

Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) said the border should be closed until the threat is resolved.

"The public needs to be aware of the serious threat of swine flu, and we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately and completely until this is resolved," Massa said in a statement.

"I am making this announcement because I see this as a serious threat to the health of the American public and I do not believe this issue is receiving the attention it needs to have in the news," Massa said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; ericmassa; flu; influenza; massa; mexicanflu; mexicanswineflu; mexiflu; swineflu
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1 posted on 04/25/2009 9:10:21 PM PDT by IDRATHERNOT
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To: IDRATHERNOT

A little late Congressman. The border should have been protected years ago. Time to finish the fence and wall. Illegals go home.


2 posted on 04/25/2009 9:11:55 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Under the bus for you, Eric. How dare you imploy the swine flu is coming from Mexico. What are you? A racist?


3 posted on 04/25/2009 9:12:10 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Whoa!


4 posted on 04/25/2009 9:12:12 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: holyscroller

Oops... shoulda been “imply”, sorry.


5 posted on 04/25/2009 9:13:04 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Idiots — now, suddenly, the border should be closed. I truly loathe these people in Washington.


6 posted on 04/25/2009 9:13:09 PM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Don’t just close it, Ziplock it!


7 posted on 04/25/2009 9:13:17 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Wouldn't it be better to just let Americans die from this stuff instead of running the risk of America being branded as "racist" for closing the borders?

extreme sarc/off

8 posted on 04/25/2009 9:14:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud charter member of Napolitano's rightwing, nutcase American, watch list.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Wait until I get back from Cabo next week :) Hopefully I can get in a weeks worth of Golf before I get sick :)
9 posted on 04/25/2009 9:14:45 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: IDRATHERNOT

How?


10 posted on 04/25/2009 9:15:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama, the king of Kowtow)
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To: Frantzie
Time to finish the fence and wall. Illegals go home.

Are you saying we should teat down all those beautiful two foot walls Kay Bailey Hutchinson built for her Texas operator, owner, controller, when some people are bought they stay bought..

11 posted on 04/25/2009 9:15:35 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: holyscroller

Maybe Juan McCain and his pal Janet “our soldiers are babykillers” Napolitano will blame Canada.


12 posted on 04/25/2009 9:16:08 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: IDRATHERNOT
we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately and completely

That's stupid. Like it or not there is a lot of legal commerce between the two countries.

13 posted on 04/25/2009 9:16:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Oh B.S., we’ve been told for many years that it is impossible to close the border. And now some dem comes along and just says close it.


14 posted on 04/25/2009 9:16:54 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: martinidon

Don’t slice or shank any balls into the out of bounds there.


15 posted on 04/25/2009 9:17:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: Londo Molari

Let’s not be too hard on him. He could be looking for a new party within hours.


16 posted on 04/25/2009 9:17:14 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Graybeard58

Like massive drug dealing and human sex slavery.


17 posted on 04/25/2009 9:17:42 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: org.whodat

Kay Bailey the RINO?


18 posted on 04/25/2009 9:18:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: CindyDawg

What CindyDawg said!!!

Knock me over with a feather. Closing the borders to protect the LEGAL citizens of the United States of America?!?!?! WHODA THUNK IT?!?!?!


19 posted on 04/25/2009 9:18:48 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Those idiots will keep the border opened if it kills them (or us).


20 posted on 04/25/2009 9:18:51 PM PDT by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: freespirited

I think it’s great that he is calling for closing the border. It will do nothing but put more pressure on “the idiot with big ears”.


21 posted on 04/25/2009 9:19:20 PM PDT by tatown
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To: IDRATHERNOT

The border should have been closed days ago. Obama’s incompetence is astounding. This is both a health and a national security threat.


22 posted on 04/25/2009 9:20:13 PM PDT by boroman
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Think of all the money that could be saved with National Health Care if a large portion of America’s population died from this epidemic/pandemic!! Wow, the savings could be used in more efficient ways then for those who survive!! Golly gee!
This swine flu has a silver lining after all!!

/extreme sarc off (but remembering what happened to the world when the Plague wiped out a large portion of humanity!!)


23 posted on 04/25/2009 9:21:02 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Graybeard58

Ummm.....stopping illegal immigration has nothing to do with legal commerce.


24 posted on 04/25/2009 9:21:07 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Now they’re worried about borders-unbelievable


25 posted on 04/25/2009 9:22:04 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
A dem finally agrees with us.....I'll TAKE IT!

FINISH THE BLOODY FENCE!!!

26 posted on 04/25/2009 9:22:30 PM PDT by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
*I know my Granny used to have some smelling salts around here somewhere* This a Demorat saying this? Now one wants to close the Border cause of swine flu? Oh, I guess it's okay now to want to close the border. Good grief. People been yelling for years to do this before this kinda thing could happen. Hope someone will actually close it, but ain't holding my breath to wait for it to happen.
27 posted on 04/25/2009 9:22:39 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

Good luck getting into an emergency room if you get it.

You will be tripping over all the illegal aliens getting their free healthcare, heart bypasses, births and other freebies we pay for. You can wait in the parking lot because they must be served first.


28 posted on 04/25/2009 9:23:34 PM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: boroman

yes, and an ELECTRIC fence would suffice, I would think.


29 posted on 04/25/2009 9:23:52 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Let me get this straight--We can kill babies by mutilation, but we can't throw water on our enemies?)
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To: Shadowstrike

Indeed, although I always thought it would be an epidemic/pandemic of tuberculosis!


30 posted on 04/25/2009 9:24:07 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: Islaminaction
stopping illegal immigration has nothing to do with legal commerce.

we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately and completely

What does that say about illegal immigration? It says close the borders period.

31 posted on 04/25/2009 9:24:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Selah)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

OH, GREAT! Now OBAMA will claim that Amnesty is needed because the illegals would contract swine flu if sent back.


32 posted on 04/25/2009 9:27:13 PM PDT by Tuketu (Lack of Legislative & WH control doesn't mean the GOP can't tell the Dims, we'll undo all Socialism)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

What is the discussion? The Federal Government is responsible for the borders. The border should never have been open in the first place.

Get the damned thing closed up, and the laws enforced, and don’t let it happen again is the attitude we the people need to project to the Government that is supposed to be working for us.

Impeach Obama.


33 posted on 04/25/2009 9:28:00 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Frantzie
A little late Congressman. The border should have been protected years ago. Time to finish the fence and wall. Illegals go home.

Correct. When the politicians see trillions of new tax dollars to be made by granting amnesty to a new "class" of citizens, they are lax in enforcing existing immigration law.

BUT when they realize they may LOSE trillions of tax dollars if legitimate Americans languish from a foreign-borne disease, they suddenly want to close the southern border ...

Hypocrites -- f*cking hypocrites!

34 posted on 04/25/2009 9:36:04 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: DrewsMum

“yes, and an ELECTRIC fence would suffice, I would think.”

Land mines and snipers...


35 posted on 04/25/2009 9:37:38 PM PDT by babygene (It seems that stupidity is the most abundant element in the universe)
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To: Tuketu

nah, barak will have all mexicans moved here. If they’re in USA, they won’t get the flu in mexico. So far the USA flu is not as deadly as the mexican one thus closing the border will happen when all have immigrated here.


36 posted on 04/25/2009 9:40:58 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Massa may be a Dem that actually has some brains. He knows that if this flu spreads because of illegals coming to this country, it will likely mean the end of the Democrat party should they proceed with their plans to naturalize millions of illegals. They will not be able to spin their way out of the responsibility for this mess. Of course, they might be screwed, anyway, but I don't have a problem with that.
37 posted on 04/25/2009 9:41:32 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

The flue is already here, and the CDC stated Friday the flu can’t be contained.


38 posted on 04/25/2009 9:46:37 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: IDRATHERNOT
Typical DUmbass from the party of JACKASSES....


39 posted on 04/25/2009 9:46:57 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

What’s the incubation period on Swine Flu? 7 days? 14? 21? 3? How many infected people can cross the border—legally and illegaly—in those time frames? The mind boggles.


40 posted on 04/25/2009 9:48:50 PM PDT by redhead (REMEMBER DAN'S BAKE SALE!!!)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

They only care when THEY could be affected.

4,000 dead Americans per year illegal crime and accidents
Billion upon billions wasted on social services
Schools flooded
Crime skyrocketing
Courts overwhelmed

...I think at some point, WE may need to deport these illegal aliens ourselves.


41 posted on 04/25/2009 9:51:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: Frantzie

no insurance required, but if I come in bleeding, the fat secretary will pry the insurance card out of my bloody wallet before allowing me to see a Doctor...

Our appeasement ends up making us slaves to people that SHOULD NEVER HAVE BENN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.


42 posted on 04/25/2009 9:55:06 PM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ..
"The public needs to be aware of the serious threat of swine flu, and we need to close our borders to Mexico immediately and completely until this is resolved," Massa said in a statement.

Where were you 8 years ago, Congressman?

43 posted on 04/25/2009 9:57:34 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Londo Molari; HiJinx; AuntB
I truly loathe these people in Washington.

Yeah - the citizens of this country just LOVE the drug resistant TB the illegals bring into our country every single day, the rapes, murders, child molesting, robberies, DUI killings of innocent families, ID theft, and "entitlement" with all the 'freebies' they all get, with our tax dollars!

I could go own and own and own - but what good would it serve - we all know what damage is being caused to our country - so just leave the borders open, and, with open arms, welcome more and more illegal parasites, you disgusting Congress people and Senate people.

Oh. And, thank you - you elected officials you who 'support and adhere' to the Constitution of the United States. You b*stards who WE elected to represent us all!

44 posted on 04/25/2009 10:00:12 PM PDT by yorkie (Today - smile at a stranger. It may be the only smile that person has been given. It is a blessing)
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To: wac3rd
“They only care when THEY could be affected.”

Ain't that the truth. They think themselves immune to all other destructive consequences of these illegal invaders...
but when it comes to potentially deadly contagious diseases they find themselves in a more vulnerable position...don't they.

45 posted on 04/25/2009 10:02:29 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Welcome to the revolution.)
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To: IDRATHERNOT

“Congressman calls for Mexican border to be closed”

Why, Is there anyone still over there? I thought they were all here in California.


46 posted on 04/25/2009 10:03:52 PM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: HiJinx
Where were you 8 years ago, Congressman?

8 years ago? How about a couple of decades ago.

47 posted on 04/25/2009 10:05:37 PM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Frantzie

The damned fools are now afraid they will catch it, but they haven’t worried about the risks the rest of us have faced for years. I don’t want to hear from any politician pretending to be concerned about the average American now!


48 posted on 04/25/2009 10:05:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 1035rep

True - I was thinking 9/11...


49 posted on 04/25/2009 10:09:19 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Shadowstrike
"but ain't holding my breath to wait for it to happen. "

Sen. Juan McCain will stop the closing for sure.

50 posted on 04/25/2009 10:12:09 PM PDT by matthew fuller (BHO- The new Jim Jones. USA- The new Jonestown.)
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