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Texas Swiftboats the Border Issue: Your Move Obama

With a drug war raging unabated in Mexico just across the Rio Grande River, Texas has decided to act. The state has unveiled a small but expensive fleet of gunboats similar to those used in Viet Nam.

Texas gunboats at 1:50:

Don’t accuse Texas of being gun-shy. This morning, the Lone Star State commissioned the second out of six armored gunboats now being sent to the Rio Grande to fight Mexico’s drug traffickers. According to press reports, the Texas Department of Public Safety — state police who also oversee the Texas Rangers — is spending a total of $3.5 million to outfit six high-speed vessels with machine guns and armor plating. The boats, like the one commissioned in Austin this morning and named after fallen State Trooper David Irvine Rucker, are expected to begin operations this month (photos here). It’s all part of a plan to patrol the river, lakes and the ship channel along the Gulf of Mexico to watch for drug smugglers and pirates.

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“Cartel operatives have fired at law enforcement officers while they were attempting to interdict drug loads on the Rio Grande River. When our officers come under fire from these weapons, we want to afford them every opportunity to return home safely from each patrol mission,” Tom Vinger, assistant chief of public affairs for the department, told the San Angelo Standard-Times. —Robert Beckhusen for Wired

Obama and Homeland Security Chief, Janet Napolitano have said recently that the border is safer than ever. Citing statistics showing arrests for border crossings at a thirty year low, Obama recently suggested reducing the number of National Guard troops on the border. With thousands of murders along the border in the last year and mass graves constantly being discovered , how safe can the border be?

Just last month an El Paso woman was hit in the leg by a stray bullet from Juarez. Firefights between the rival cartels on the Mexican side of the border can be heard regularly by residents of Texas border communities. The violence spilled over recently in Hidalgo county where a Sheriff’s deputy was shot three times.

Border security is a federal responsibility. Texas has clearly decided that Obama and Homeland Security have failed their border responsibility. In this election year, it remains to be seen how Obama will respond to the new Texas navy.

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  1. Outstanding move by Texas!!!
    .
    I noticed the wuss newsreader guy could not restrain himself from being a liberal shill. At the very end of the report, he ponders whether the state should spend money on gunboats while they are failing to fund teachers to the degree he thinks they should. What a jackass.

    Your move, barack.

    • Yeah, he had to polish his liberal spurs at the end of the piece. That why I never watch them.

      Interesting, that here in 2012, the TDPS under which the Texas Rangers operate are on the case again, as in the old days when the Mexican bandits couldn’t stay on their side of the border.

      One riot, one Ranger. heh 🙂

  2. when is someone going to sue Holder for not enforcing the existing laws? Congress is riddled with lawyers… perhaps it is time for several of them to get off their butts or GO HOME.
    GO Texas!!!
    I knew we needed Rick Perry.

    • Oh my goodness, do you expect Boehner to put on his big boy britches. Hell no, he hiding under his desk, praying the Republicans can maintain control with a double pinky wish.

      Speaking MIA on the subject, there’s been not a peep about all the federal abuse of TX from that RINO TX Speaker Joe Straus . . . he’s got to go.

  3. I wonder how Texas is going to respond to the latest little EO dropped Friday by the Communist at 1600 (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness)? Please correct me if I am wrong, but something in the recesses of my memory causes me to think that when Texas joined the union they retained control over all their underground resources.
    I pray nightly 1) that we have any elections AT ALL in Nov. and 2) that if we do wind up with a brokered convention we can somehow get Rick Perry back. re Boehner… Michelle Bachmann would have been a better speaker… she has bigger hoo-hoos than he does. Hell, one of my cats would have been a better speaker. Do you think he’s crying whilst hiding under said desk?

    • Yes Texas negotiated to keep control of virtually all the surface within the state in 1845, unlike any other state I am aware of. The minerals (underground) went with that surface, are “dominant” in Texas law and were not “severed” (stolen) as they were by the federal government from other western states in their territory days – whose surfaces are owned by the feds to this day anywhere from 50% (California) to 80% (Nevada). It is one of the reasons – interestingly – why there are so few federal parks in Texas. And so many wildcat millionaires – they wisely negotiated to keep the feds pretty much out of the state from the get go. Save for latter day military installations of course which were welcomed when they came. It is one of the reasons why when people talk about Texas leaving the Union, it’s not a joke – land wise the state owes virtually nothing to the feds that it couldnt cover – with its new currency of Texas petro dollars!

  4. It is a telling and *verifiable fact* that the Sovereign Republic of Texas (1836-1845) did a better job of enforcing its borders, than Obama’s craven federal government bureacrats are doing today. The present day state border on the Rio Grande is the one established by the Treaty of Velasco (1836) blood, tears, and Sam Houston’s army – not the US’. It has never rolled back now across three centuries. Further, from 1880 -1930’s the Texas Rangers did a pretty fair job contiuing enforcement, such that the feds really didn’t get involved until WWII for a radar station or air base here or there. Note Pancho Villa hit New Mexico, not Texas. Protecting the borders is *the #1 job of any federal government anywhere*. Then Texans you have to ask yourself, “now why did we join this Union and exactly what are we getting out of it from Mr. Obama but a fistful of abuse?”

  1. Outstanding move by Texas!!!
    .
    I noticed the wuss newsreader guy could not restrain himself from being a liberal shill. At the very end of the report, he ponders whether the state should spend money on gunboats while they are failing to fund teachers to the degree he thinks they should. What a jackass.

    Your move, barack.

    • Yeah, he had to polish his liberal spurs at the end of the piece. That why I never watch them.

      Interesting, that here in 2012, the TDPS under which the Texas Rangers operate are on the case again, as in the old days when the Mexican bandits couldn’t stay on their side of the border.

      One riot, one Ranger. heh 🙂

  2. when is someone going to sue Holder for not enforcing the existing laws? Congress is riddled with lawyers… perhaps it is time for several of them to get off their butts or GO HOME.
    GO Texas!!!
    I knew we needed Rick Perry.

    • Oh my goodness, do you expect Boehner to put on his big boy britches. Hell no, he hiding under his desk, praying the Republicans can maintain control with a double pinky wish.

      Speaking MIA on the subject, there’s been not a peep about all the federal abuse of TX from that RINO TX Speaker Joe Straus . . . he’s got to go.

  3. I wonder how Texas is going to respond to the latest little EO dropped Friday by the Communist at 1600 (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness)? Please correct me if I am wrong, but something in the recesses of my memory causes me to think that when Texas joined the union they retained control over all their underground resources.
    I pray nightly 1) that we have any elections AT ALL in Nov. and 2) that if we do wind up with a brokered convention we can somehow get Rick Perry back. re Boehner… Michelle Bachmann would have been a better speaker… she has bigger hoo-hoos than he does. Hell, one of my cats would have been a better speaker. Do you think he’s crying whilst hiding under said desk?

    • Yes Texas negotiated to keep control of virtually all the surface within the state in 1845, unlike any other state I am aware of. The minerals (underground) went with that surface, are “dominant” in Texas law and were not “severed” (stolen) as they were by the federal government from other western states in their territory days – whose surfaces are owned by the feds to this day anywhere from 50% (California) to 80% (Nevada). It is one of the reasons – interestingly – why there are so few federal parks in Texas. And so many wildcat millionaires – they wisely negotiated to keep the feds pretty much out of the state from the get go. Save for latter day military installations of course which were welcomed when they came. It is one of the reasons why when people talk about Texas leaving the Union, it’s not a joke – land wise the state owes virtually nothing to the feds that it couldnt cover – with its new currency of Texas petro dollars!

  4. It is a telling and *verifiable fact* that the Sovereign Republic of Texas (1836-1845) did a better job of enforcing its borders, than Obama’s craven federal government bureacrats are doing today. The present day state border on the Rio Grande is the one established by the Treaty of Velasco (1836) blood, tears, and Sam Houston’s army – not the US’. It has never rolled back now across three centuries. Further, from 1880 -1930’s the Texas Rangers did a pretty fair job contiuing enforcement, such that the feds really didn’t get involved until WWII for a radar station or air base here or there. Note Pancho Villa hit New Mexico, not Texas. Protecting the borders is *the #1 job of any federal government anywhere*. Then Texans you have to ask yourself, “now why did we join this Union and exactly what are we getting out of it from Mr. Obama but a fistful of abuse?”

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