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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:53 PM

What Are The 'Unbelievable' And 'Stronger' And 'Better' Vehicles Currently Assaulting Our Border?

{Edited to point out that I can't link to images at Jalopnik.}

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What Are The 'Unbelievable' And 'Stronger' And 'Better' Vehicles Currently Assaulting Our Border?

Michael Ballaban 3 minutes ago

The United States Border Patrol is notoriously bad at driving its Ford F-150 Raptors, but the thing is, it has Raptors. It is pretty much the best high-speed desert-driving mass-market vehicle there is. If you want something better, you’re going to have to go with a buggy, which the cops also have. But apparently, it is not enough. President Donald Trump is warning of smugglers or migrants using even better, “unbelievable” vehicles on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Yes, stronger, faster and more “unbelievable” than the Raptor. That make a lot of money. The best vehicles you can buy!

Trump’s comments came during a larger stream-of-consciousness verbal diarrhea riff on his dumb wall, which will not work, as captured by Daily Beast head of video and Friend of Jalopnik Tim Burke:

Trump, talking about people migrating illegally to the U.S.: "They have the best vehicles. They have bigger, stronger, and faster vehicles than our police have."



And if you can’t listen, here’s the full transcription:

The fact is, that if we don’t have barriers, walls, call them what you want, but if we don’t have very strong barriers, where people can, not any longer drive right across there. Unbelievable vehicles, they make a lot of money, they have the best vehicles you can buy, they have stronger, bigger, and faster vehicles than our police have, than ICE has, that Border Patrol has. So they’re pretty good at that.

I was confused by this statement. There are very few vehicles in this world that are better at desert running than an F-150 Raptor.
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If you have a photograph to back up Trump’s absolutely obvious horseshit claim, please do send it to tips [at] jalopnik [dot] com.

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Reply What Are The 'Unbelievable' And 'Stronger' And 'Better' Vehicles Currently Assaulting Our Border? (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jan 10 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 10 #1
JHB Jan 10 #4
Stuart G Jan 10 #10
rusty fender Jan 10 #11
JHB Jan 10 #13
Stuart G Jan 10 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 10 #15
dalton99a Jan 10 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 10 #2
malaise Jan 10 #3
IllinoisBirdWatcher Jan 10 #5
anarch Jan 10 #6
NurseJackie Jan 10 #7
lunatica Jan 10 #8
underpants Jan 10 #12

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

1. They have these:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:56 PM

4. and these

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:00 PM

10. Wonderful picture...could I ask, please, what movie is it from???

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:05 PM

11. Looks like "War of the Worlds"

starring Tom Cruise

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:48 PM

13. War of the Worlds. The 2005 Spielberg remake.

Overall the movie misses a few marks, but the tripods were amazing and terrifying

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Response to JHB (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

14. Thank You ....I have never seen that one, but I did see the 1950s version..Yes,

that one is "old" but I like it because now that I think about it,....I am old too.....
But I need to watch that ..perhaps I will go to the library and take it out...

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Response to JHB (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:43 PM

15. The thing that bugged me about the remake is that the little girl wouldn't stop screaming.

She screamed nonstop, to the point where I wanted the triffids to eat her.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:58 PM

9. Which is why we need barriers

Maybe something like this:






Better yet:




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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:56 PM

3. He just made that shit up

like everything else

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:57 PM

5. So says the man with the bigliest and bestest armored limo in the world. eom

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:57 PM

6. here's a recent picture from the border...



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:58 PM

7. Nine times out of ten, I can confidently spot a Republican by their appearance.

Women are often easier to spot than men (for me) but when a man's outward appearance suggests to me that he's a GOPer, then he's really obvious (and could probably also be mistaken for a televangelist).

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:58 PM

8. The burro

It’s unbelievable how strong they are!


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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 01:29 PM

12. You all are cracking me up

I’ll check out the links in the OP later

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