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Gov. Rick Perry calls for tighter border security measures (Predator Drones to Border)
Dallas News Journal ^

Posted on 02/10/2010 9:39:41 AM PST by mnehring

IRVING – Gov. Rick Perry tried to shore up his border security credentials Monday as he campaigned for re-election by calling for a Predator drone at the Texas-Mexico border and highlighting a transnational gang initiative.

Perry, a Republican seeking his third full term as governor, said he has asked the Defense Department to deploy an unarmed drone to the Texas border to assist in border security and provide "real-time" data. "Why not fly them from Brownsville to El Paso?" Perry said in remarks at the Irving Police Association Hall.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; illegals; mexico; perry; predator; texas; toolateperry
I'm sure the feds will try to block him like they did Operation Rio Grande and Operation Linebacker.
1 posted on 02/10/2010 9:39:41 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

ROFL. What an ass. Perry, YOU are responsible along with Say Daily MushandSpin for gutting the Secure Fence Act


2 posted on 02/10/2010 9:41:01 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehring

He always talks a good game at election time.

He may not be great but he is consistent.
Best option of the three, in my opinion.


3 posted on 02/10/2010 9:43:28 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: mnehring

With missiles aboard?


4 posted on 02/10/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: mnehring

Expensive flying cameras, instead of a fence?


5 posted on 02/10/2010 9:44:45 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Da Coyote

Stink bombs...

It would be effective.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 9:45:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: humblegunner
Best Least bad option of the three, in my opinion.

Fixed it.

7 posted on 02/10/2010 9:46:26 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pissant

Must be an election coming ./S

Gotta look good to the voting block with something new because their memory is about as long as my ........


8 posted on 02/10/2010 9:46:33 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: mnehring

What a coincidence.


9 posted on 02/10/2010 9:47:46 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Da Coyote

Now THAT would be worthwhile


10 posted on 02/10/2010 9:48:38 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

It was the feds/homeland security that killed the Texas border fence.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-10-09-texas-border-fence-nixed_N.htm

The part Perry got involved in was the eminent domains who didn’t want to give up their land for the fence. I seem to recall a while back we had people all up in arms about land seizures.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/17/border.fence/index.html

I wouldn’t be surprised if I find you posting a few years back supporting blocking of eminent domain seizures.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 9:49:02 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

No, it was KBH that inserted language into a different bill that gave DHS the option of doing whatever they wanted instead of following the CLEAR, direct requirements enumerated in the SFA. And Mitt Perry was cheering her on.

Them’s the FACTS.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 9:51:07 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehring; TADSLOS

Eminent domain is perfectly acceptable and necessary to build a border fence. Of Course, Mitt Perry was happy to build the Illegal Alien Expressway with eminent domain


13 posted on 02/10/2010 9:55:15 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehring

CBP Air and Marine division has had Predator drones on the Arizona border for several years. No reason why they couldn’t extend the program to Texas. The trick will be getting the funding for them.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 9:58:29 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: mnehring

Perry was one of the four border governors who were all for McCain’s Amnesty bill in 2007.
Unfortunately, Hutchinson is not much better, having proposed her own amnesty lite bills.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 10:00:28 AM PST by oldbill
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To: mnehring

Only an idiot would believe Rick Perry wants tougher border security.

Perry is a Liberal Bed-Wetting Open Borders Anti-American Globalist....he was the one who pushed the NAFTA Superhighway and the Trans Texas Corridor....which would have blown the door wide open on the US-Mexican border. If not for Texans protesting en masse over the deal (which was beginning to seize land from Texas landowners to build the TTC and NAFTA Superhighway).

I just hope Texan voters are much more smarter than the “I didnt vote for McCain, I voted for Sarah Palin” crowd.

Rick Perry is to Secure Borders....like Al Gore is to Climatology accuracy.....


16 posted on 02/10/2010 10:14:14 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: humblegunner

Perry plan to arm the drones that will also fly over, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin and throughout the sate with doses of HPV vaccine which will be fired at all adolescent girls in Texas.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 10:14:28 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: mnehring
Vote for Perry, unless you want to anger Chuck Norris...

18 posted on 02/10/2010 10:38:50 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: trumandogz

Kids already get vaccinated sixteen ways to Sunday.

Which of those vaccinations do you oppose?


19 posted on 02/10/2010 12:58:17 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

The mandatory HPV vaccine that Perry wanted to force on 11 year old girls in Texas.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 1:00:00 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

So, what else do they get vaccinated for and why isn’t this a problem?


21 posted on 02/10/2010 1:03:40 PM PST by humblegunner
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