October 23, 2011
Send in the Clowns
How dumb can the GOP get? How dumb ya got? How about this, for example, from McClatchy Newspapers:
WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders.
If the legislation is approved, the Border Patrol would not have to comply with the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Solid Waste Disposal Act and 32 other federal laws in such popular places as Olympic National Park, Glacier Park, the Great Lakes and the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area…
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 23, 2011 04:07 PM
The clowns are already in; the problem is getting them out.
Not funny at all. The Border Patrol has become surprisingly high-handed along the northern as well as the southern border in ways that infringe on the ordinariness of small-town life.
I live on the Canadian border in Maine. I've been buzzed by a US Customs helicopter while standing on my own highly taxed property. The Border Patrol and their over-the-top tinted windows, harassment of youngsters fishing on the river, keeping themselves aloof from the community they're invading (for damn good wages I might add),and showing up at every local incident (not terror or border related)show just what the fear industry in this country can produce in a place considered the outback of beyond. They've poisoned our community and I hope all those scaredy-cats in middle America are happy with their police state & the rights we on the edges of this mad nation have forfeited so they can shoot their guns while praising the Lord & beating their children & wives. NOT IMPRESSED.
I'd like to see the Border Patrol start dumping their spent sump oil in Washington's water supply, but I expect there's an understanding that only the 99% will be poisoned.