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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:00 PM
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Newt Gingrich Pledges To Build Double Fence Along Entire Mexico Border
Source: Huffington Post

Newt Gingrich Pledges To Build Double Fence Along Entire Mexico Border
First Posted: 12/ 1/11 03:40 PM ET Updated: 12/ 1/11 03:51 PM ET

As other candidates attack him for being too soft on unauthorized immigration, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich signed a pledge on Thursday to build a double fence along the entirety of the southern border of the United States.

The former Speaker of the House promised in the Americans for Border Security pledge to construct a complete double border fence between the United States and Mexico by the end of 2013, should he become president. Only one other GOP presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), has signed the pledge so far.

Gingrich promises on his campaign website to "control the border" by Jan. 1, 2014, implying that President Barack Obama lacks the "will" to stop unauthorized immigration from Mexico.

"The United States must control its border. It is a national security imperative," the website reads. "Every nation has the right to control its border. Historically, every country that has been determined to control their border has been able to do so. Controlling the border is a matter of resources and will."



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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:01 PM
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1. Put up that wall, Newt
How very Reaganesque of Newt.

:sarcasm:
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:15 PM
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57. And what about the Canadian Border, Newt?
Gee, I wonder why Newt doesn't want to build a border fence to the North?
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Blue Meany Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:03 PM
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2. But he will build it on the Mexican side, because the labor's cheaper n/t
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:50 PM
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37. Good one. As much as they hate unions you're probably right.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:06 PM
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3. He had a contract on america
his word may be worth 60,000 $ a speech but it doesn't mean shit-
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:07 PM
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4. & how much will that cost, Newt, and where are you getting the money?
taxing the poor and middle class more is the plan, no doubt. :shrug:
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:35 PM
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17. No, we will be building it.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 04:55 PM
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54. Halliburton will be building it with Blackwater security watching their backs
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:07 PM
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5. Newt, you ignorant slut:
If you build it - they will come -by water - and enter the US thru Corpus Christi or San Diego. Or they will just fly over it or tunnel under it. No es posible a le alto.
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:29 PM
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13. They've built some amazing tunnels already. (nt)
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:08 PM
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6. Maybe he can subcontract the Pizza Man to electrify it. -nt
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:08 PM
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7. dupe
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 03:08 PM by CakeGrrl
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:12 PM
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8. Hey, I always wanted my yard fenced.
If I fly a couple of Mexican flags and throw a Cinco de mayo party, do you think he'd fence me in for free?

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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:18 PM
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9. Romney: "I'll see your double fence and raise you a triple fence with machine guns".
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:35 PM
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16. DUzy!
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lostnote12 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:11 PM
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47. Nailed It !!!......very astute..lol
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:29 AM
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52. Cain: "QUADRUPLE FENCE WITH A MOAT AND ALIGATORS!"
:rofl:
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:18 PM
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10. All Bachmann need do to beat him...
is commit to a 3 layer fence.

They must have forgotten how their god like leader Ronnie, used to say, "Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev."
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:23 PM
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12. Then Paul will up the ante with an alligator-filled ditch & a mine field.
Once they eliminate the middle class, it'll be used to keep the proles in instead of the Mexicans out.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:39 PM
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18. Which makes me wonder
why they haven't stocked the Rio Grande with gators yet? :o
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:12 AM
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44. None of them want to be tarred with the label "Environmentalist" ...
"It gives me great pleasure here today to declare the
Rio Grande Alligator Park open!"

"Damn hippie tree-hugger"

:P
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:18 PM
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11. Yay!!! Another pledge!
I love the GOP. Hey, it's not as good as a pinky-swear, but damn near as entertaining!

Good luck with that fence idea, Newt.
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roman7 Donating Member (77 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:32 PM
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14. we should invite the mexican people to become a part of the good ol u.s.a.
hell we stole the best parts of mexico already.
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:45 PM
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22. Uh...
...what? So, you aren't gonna back Newt, or are you? You've got me all confused there, son.
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Itchinjim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:35 PM
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15.  Say adios to the Latino vote Newton.
What a maroon.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:41 PM
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19. I read "It Can't Happen Here", but it is...
RECALL WALKER/KLEEFISCH!!!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:43 PM
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20. Newt needs to be put on double secret probation.
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orwell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:44 PM
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21. What about the Canadian fence?
Oh that's right, those are the "safe" immigrants...
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:46 PM
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23. Plaster his picture all over Mexico..
"You want to break in to see this?".
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:47 PM
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24. How tall will it be? 20 feet? Then I need to get the 24' ladder rental concession.
Don't want to get inventory until I have a firm height.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:53 PM
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25. Buy it out of your own pocket Newty...I do NOT want my tax dollars going there.
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LeftHandPath Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:54 PM
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26. To keep us in?
Or to keep them out?
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:01 PM
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27. Back in the 1960's Mad Magazine
ran an occasional "The contents of his wallet/her purse" thing. One time, probably in the summer of 1964, they did the contents of Barry Goldwater's wallet. It included a estimate for building a fence around the entire country, along with a Senatorial discount.

Someone needs to do the same for Newt: have him contacted by various contractors offering him estimates on building the double wall, emphasizing the price differences when built with legal citizen labor or with "other".
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guyton Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:06 PM
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28. which way will the barbed wire point?
sure it won't be designed to keep us from leaving?
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LevelB Donating Member (181 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:16 PM
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29. Two fences!!
And crocodiles with frickin' lasers on their heads!

Honest to God - this is their "ideas guy"?

LevelB
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:27 PM
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30. Why stop there?
Promise to put up guard towers every 100 feet, privatized, of course, and give those guards permission to shoot to kill anyone in between those two fences.

It's not big government because it's privatized.

It will stimulate the economy given the number of personnel required for staffing. This will be a further benefit to companies like the one reported on last week on the Mother Jones site providing temporary housing to oil field workers in North Dakota. I'm sure there's republican cronyism in there, so you've also got those bases covered.

And since the dead bodies will be on American soil, you have a growth industry for funeral directors, who will be shipping bodies back to Mexico.

Think of the uniforms, weapons, etc.

You know full well that this proposal would be greeted with cheers at the next republican debate (the 74th?), and those people will mean it.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:35 PM
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31. just a great way of increasing the nation's debt
I hope that he is using his own money?
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IamK Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 04:43 PM
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32. a moat with sharks with laser beams would be cool...
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A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:35 PM
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33. I'm in favor of this.
As long as Newt himself actually literally builds it.
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cosmicone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 05:57 PM
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34. Now Romney will have to pledge a triple fence, Bachman a quadruple fence
and Herman Cain a quintuple fence .... and then Sarah Palin would pledge a wall with a moat stocked with alligators....
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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:07 PM
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39. or sharks with frikkin lazer beams on their head
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:05 PM
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35. ...paid for with the tears of hungry children.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 04:41 AM
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50. Why are they hungry, when they can work as school janitors?
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 06:13 PM
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36. This is all a marketing ploy for
Tiffany's new line of diamond & platinum fencing materials. (Tiffany blue "Keep Out, You Poor Slobs!" warning signs can be monogrammed w/your initials or family crest for a small additional charge.)
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 07:59 PM
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38. That is simply insane. You couldn't build half of it for less than a trillion dollars.
What ever happened to "reigning in government spending"? :shrug:
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zogofzorkon Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:47 PM
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49. Use poor children to build it w/ 1 master fence builder to supervise.
This would help teach the little tykes the concept of hard labor and give them some pocket money. They can't all clean schools to help offset their keep.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:30 PM
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40. "...pledge to construct a complete double border fence..."
....Oldt, what kind of cheap crapitalist 'double border fence' are you recommending for unauthorized border crossings?....how about we at least start with a fourth generation Berlin Wall

http://www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall/history/facts.htm

....and work our way up to replacing machine guns with computer guided drones, lasers and death-rays....a job worth doing is a job worth doing right....
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:32 PM
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41. Did Newt bother to ask himself how he's going to pay for it?
Probably take it out of heating for the poor. Let them freeze!
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:14 PM
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42. Call it big government
Conservatives are only for small government when it comes to screwing the middle class and poor.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:39 PM
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43. Newtser's commercial should be ...
I promise to build a double fence, and I triple dog dare you to vote for anyone else.
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:01 AM
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45. When are they going to realize building fences does nothing? They need to start
punishing the companies that hire illegal immigrants- if they can't find work, they won't come here. Building fences is a waste of time and money.
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 04:09 PM
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46. Never saw a fence people couldn't get around, over, through or under.
Bribery seems to work for the drug trade.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:12 PM
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48. LOL.
What a dumbass.
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Gringostan Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:55 AM
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51. Can I be president of Gringostan?
I will build a triple fence; now, can I be president of Gringostan?
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:48 AM
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53. Wouldn't land mines be cheaper? We probably already have enough...
a modest proposal :sarcasm:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 08:18 PM
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55. East Germany controlled their border fairly well. Maybe Newt could get some of their border guards
out of retirement.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 08:21 PM
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56. "Poor kids" from the cities could build the fence in the summer time when they aren't cleaning
schools. Win Win.
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