You’ve may have heard that establishment GOP pol Lindsey Graham said his party has gone batsh*t crazy. And as proof of that, you may also have heard that Chris Christie has endorsed Donald Trump. Apparently out of spite against Marco Rubio. Or something.
But one politician who wisely declines to endorse Trump under any circumstances is former Mexican president Vicente Fox, who says he has no intention to pay for Trump’s f*cking wall.
Good man, that Fox. Any chance one of the parties could draft him?
Sorry for the bad language. But on the other hand, it may be a good sign that politicians have finally driven each other to fits of cussing, rather than merely driving us to cussing at them.
And while Forbes says you really can’t be arrested merely for not paying your student loans, it appears that if the fedgov gets serious about the matter, quite a few doddering ancients could get busted.
But that makes perfect sense, in a day when even the upwardly mobile … aren’t.
Enjoy our “interesting times,” guys. Now I’m signing off the ‘Net and returning to sanity for a few days.
The U.S./Mexico border is 1,933 miles through some of the most desolate and thinly-populated terrain in the country.
The Berlin Wall was 96 city miles long, and 40,100 people escaped across it, plus 163,815 that escaped through other countries.
It will be trivial to collect money from Mexicans and other immigrants for the wall–simply tax remittances, which is what most countries do. Private contractors could build ten walls for the amounts that a 30% remittance tax would bring in….and it would harm Carlos Slim and the New York Slimes, better yet….
Israel has walls, and my understanding is exactly zero people have gotten past them…I have personally driven virtually every mile of the US/Mexican border, and there are many areas with trackless desert and mountains for long distances into Mexico, where people or off-road vehicles could be seen for many miles. Almost all the crossers, in fact, are near cities on the Mexican side…
I’m with Peter Connor on this one. Further, I wouldn’t want Fox anywhere near the White House, for two reasons: 1) he was one of the four most mediocre world leaders during the time frame Carville-Morris was getting morons elected, namely Clinton, Blair, Fox, and Ehud Barak, who wanted to help the PLO decimate Israeli territory, and only because the PLO finally admitted they wanted Israel destroyed did they reject what they claimed they had always wanted; and 2) because Fox’s response to 9/11 was that the US should stop being greedy. Considering that US foreign aid and remittances are the nexus of the so-called Mexican economy, I for one don’t want to hear one damned word from him on that or any other subject. All remittances to foreign countries should be taxed at 500%, with 60% of that going to the states, and the rest being evenly split between the remittance services and the scumbag feds.
The purpose of the ‘wall’ has NEVER really been about keeping people out.
It’s about keeping those who realize what Tyranny is IN!
(Ask any pilot about “eAPIS”. Ask why the IRS can repo passports, and strong-arm expats anywhere. This is not new, it’s just that the gloves are off.)
I have to agree with Trump on this one. He responded – very effectively, I think – in typical fashion. http://www.hapblog.com/2016/02/trump-tell-president-of-mexico-wall.html I remember Edward Abbey wrote that illegals should be given a good rifle and a case of ammunition and sent back home to solve their own problems.
Trump is proving to be no simple minded loudmouth buffoon. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Chris-Christie-Marco-Rubio-Donald-Trump-endorsement/2016/02/26/id/716341/?ns_mail_uid=8454689&ns_mail_job=1657122_02262016&s=al&dkt_nbr=otkirsbo
He knows exactly how to appeal to the unprotected. http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-the-rise-of-the-unprotected-1456448550
All that said, he scares me. His history gives us no assurance, to say the least, that he will protect individual freedoms. Desperate or trying times, as Thomas Sowell astutely noted, historically have spawned charismatic oppressive leaders, including Lenin, Mussolini, and Hitler. http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/01/23/do-emotions-trump-facts-part-ii-n2108185 And our last two presidential elections brought us Obama.
Even scarier, if he gets the nomination, the Republican party apparatus may choose not to support him (as they did to the party candidate in the most recent Virginia gubernatorial election) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-party.html?_r=0 leaving us with Hillary.
When my youngest approached me for advice on student loans, I asked her to research the history and concept of indentured servitude and get back to me. Problem solved.
Ha! Well played, Unclezip!
If you want a really scary look at the “important” issues faced at today’s colleges and universities, and what students are getting into so much debt just to be exposed to, take a look at The Chronicles of Higher Education at chronicle.com.