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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    They legally registered at the border in hopes of securing refugee or immigrant status, which, as I understand it, is the appropriate process.

    Spraying them with DDT? Isn't that a poison?

    In your eyes, apparently, anyone seeking to enter the country at the southern border is basically vermin. Nice.
    It’s a reference to past immigration practices, probably too obscure for most people.

    https://www.vox.com/2019/7/29/893484...o-dark-history


    edited to add: The medical testing and treatment of border jumpers today is probably more akin to what our immigrant ancestors encountered at Ellis island. Anyone who looks sickly failed a TB test wouldn’t have been able to get on a bus to go to Martha’s Vineyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    Yes he was. He is claiming it is political and he is innocent although he has not claimed it is a witch hunt (yet).
    DeSantis got mad at Disney and wants to dissolve their special Reedy creek tax status. Kind of playing with fire to punish such a big employer who draws an enormous amount of dollars here. But have no doubts, DeSantis is very smart and knows exactly what he is doing. And he is far more clever and charismatic than many of the MAGA type politicians. As I said, he is very popular. And not enormously Wealthy like many candidates who are very far removed from what ordinary people want.

    Regardless of whom the democrats run he could very well be our next president. He knows how to work a crowd without inciting violence too.
    Dear God, I pray you are wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Dear God, I pray you are wrong!
    I hope she's right! It would ensure years of entertaining hand wringing from you and JP1.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    On the one hand, I hate seeing people used as political pawns. On the other, I will admit I enjoy seeing some of these insufferably self-righteous progressives whining about the impact of a tiny fraction of what poor Texas border towns are expected to absorb every day. I heard Massachusetts called out the National Guard to deal with fifty people.

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    I hope she's right! It would ensure years of entertaining hand wringing from you and JP1.
    They do say with conservatives the cruelty is the point. Exhibit A.
    Trees don't grow on money

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    On the one hand, I hate seeing people used as political pawns. On the other, I will admit I enjoy seeing some of these insufferably self-righteous progressives whining about the impact of a tiny fraction of what poor Texas border towns are expected to absorb every day. I heard Massachusetts called out the National Guard to deal with fifty people.
    JB Prickster in IL issued a state of emergency. I laughed when I heard that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I hope she's right! It would ensure years of entertaining hand wringing from you and JP1.
    You want more Hitler wannabes, I see. ... more maga republicans. Thought you were against trump... this is his minion???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    They do say with conservatives the cruelty is the point. Exhibit A.
    That and enraging their base.

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    "Caring about these people (Venezuelans fleeing communism) would require empathy, which would require a heart, and I guess we know where that goes... --Nicolle Wallace, former White House Communications Director for GW bush, former Republican

    Please explain to me how these asylum-seekers are less worthy than those fleeing communist Cuba.

    ETA: Oh, this just keeps getting worse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NxX_orvxhw "It is sickeningly cruel," said an official in Martha Vineyard.

    Apparently, agencies lied and conspired to thwart these people's attempts to gain any chance of asylum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Dear God, I pray you are wrong!
    I could be, but the second Trump came down that escalator I said he would be the next president. Everyone (especially my kids) said I was crazy. And then there we were. I can’t see the republicans put up a moderate at this point and I have no idea who the dems are going to run. Biden and Harris are not very popular with some democrats and enormously unpopular with republicans. Abbot does not come across the strong and charismatic way Desantis does. So who else might be the next President?

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