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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Beginning at midnight Friday evening the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada will be closed to all non-essential travel to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which the White House likened to a "war" during a briefing Monday morning.

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Huh, there were a couple of threads here last week that claimed that closing the border was racist and would do nothing to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Looks like both the US and Mexico disagree.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-20 11:07 PM | Reply

@#1 ... there were a couple of threads here last week that claimed that closing the border was racist ...

I know you are trying to be your usual provocative (trolling?) self, but I'll reply anyway...

I'm looking at something different here than how you seem to cast a different opinion than yours.

I do not just look at the closing of the border, I look at the intent, i.e. the "why," the border was closed.

In this instance, I do not have a concern about closing the border because the reason is not Pres Trump's usual reasons.

The reason is to protect people in the United States (all people, not just those with a skin color Pres Trump likes).

You're up.... :)

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-20 11:30 PM | Reply

Huh, there were a couple of threads here last week that claimed that closing the border was racist and would do nothing to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Looks like both the US and Mexico disagree.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2020-03-20 11:07 PM | REPLY | FLA

That's not racist, it's smaart and should have been done weeks ago.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-20 11:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Actually the border is being closed because Canada and Mexico want to close it after learning how bad the US has handled Covid.

The joint announcement is being done so the Snowflake in Chief doesn't get insulted and close the border to goods traffic.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 12:59 PM | Reply

The reason is to protect people in the United States (all people, not just those with a skin color Pres Trump likes).
You're up.... :)

That is where we have always differed, I still firmly believe that we need to cut down on illegal crossings for security, jobs, wages and health reasons, you know, things that protect the people of the US.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-21 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Huh, there were a couple of threads here last week that claimed that closing the border was racist and would do nothing to stop the spread of Covid-19."

Uh oh!

Someone may have been wrong? Oh dear.

If Mr

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

suggests closing all the borders it is perfectly reasonable to suspect his motives.

Regardless you deplorables should be very happy now. We are all locked in behind the great wall of trump and as a nation we are getting sicker and sicker and many of our most vulnerable are dying with little access to affordable health care.

Mission Accomplished???

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-21 02:32 PM | Reply

The virus doesn't care if those crossing are illegal. So no crossings then? North Korea sounds like the place for you.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 02:32 PM | Reply

@#5 ... That is where we have always differed, I still firmly believe that we need to cut down on illegal crossings ...

Why do you think I do not want to cut down on the illegal immigrants getting into our Country? I have never had that stance, and I continue not to have that stance. Indeed, I have said on more than one occasion here that I believe if you are in the Country illegally, then you should leave.

I suspect where we may differ is the means to that end.

For example, I agree with the CBP that Pres Trump's wall will not solve the illegal immigrant problem and that the money could be better spent on other means to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the Country.


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-21 02:32 PM | Reply

#5

which means what? Less of us getting sick?

#9 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-21 07:18 PM | Reply

Tempted to try to cross the border today just to see how it goes.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 07:27 PM | Reply

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Tempted to try to cross the border today just to see how it goes. ~ Snoofy

You'd be fine ... but go ahead, give it a go.

For example, I agree with the CBP that Pres Trump's wall will not solve the illegal immigrant problem and that the money could be better spent on other means to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the Country.

I don't believe it would either, but its a good start.

Or do you have a solution you'd like to share, that would put a stop to the illegal crossings?

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 07:37 PM | Reply

"Or do you have a solution you'd like to share, that would put a stop to the illegal crossings?"

I got this!
Letting Coronavirus destroy the country.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 07:38 PM | Reply

Minefields Andrea

#13 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-03-21 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Letting Coronavirus destroy the country.
#12 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I thought you said Trump was destroying the country?

Now it's the virus ... you really can't make up your mind can you, perhaps you need psychiatric help.

Minefields Andrea
#13 | POSTED BY PETROUS

Its gotta certain calculated risk doesn't it.

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 07:50 PM | Reply

Letting Coronavirus destroy the country.
#12 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
I thought you said Trump was destroying the country?

OK Boomer.
Time for your oatmeal.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 07:51 PM | Reply

Make 95% of the mines like firecrackers and the other 5% are lethal. Has a fair chance.

#16 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-03-21 07:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Huh, there were a couple of threads here last week that claimed that closing the border was racist and would do nothing to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Looks like both the US and Mexico disagree.

#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2020-03-20 11:07 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Is American a race? I don't think it's racist of them to want infected entitled Americans schitting virus all over their countries.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-22 08:13 PM | Reply

So ... this means that Canada will close the border but the Mexicans, and whatever other countries, will continue to pour poor people into our country?

Hey, Libbies - how ya like the idea of a wall now?!

#19 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-22 09:36 PM | Reply

So ... this means that Canada will close the border but the Mexicans, and whatever other countries, will continue to pour poor people into our country?

The comedy writes itself.

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-22 10:03 PM | Reply

You do understand that simply because one enters from Mexico that does not mean one was FROM Mexico, right?

There are numerous central and southern American countries that migrate into Mexico and then into the United States.

I guess what I'm saying is I'm a LOT smarter than you so shut the ---- up and stop posting replies that you think are funny because YOU are the comedy here.

#21 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-23 12:29 AM | Reply

Hey, Libbies - how ya like the idea of a wall now?!

#19 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-03-22 09:36 PM | FLAG:

it should be made of trump voters.

#22 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-03-23 12:33 AM | Reply

WTF does that even mean?!

#23 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-23 12:35 AM | Reply

Make the penalty for hiring an illegal death. The illegal hiring will dry up fast.

#24 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-23 01:38 AM | Reply

No it won't. You'd have to make stolen identities punishable by death to put a significant dent in it. Killing all those immigrants won't make you feel any better though.

#25 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-03-23 08:22 AM | Reply

Slavery is legal as punishment for conviction. That could force illegals out of the US

#26 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-03-23 05:50 PM | Reply

Then again, being sold into slavery may be better than Mexico and further south.

#27 | Posted by Petrous at 2020-03-23 05:51 PM | Reply

"Slavery is legal as punishment for conviction. That could force illegals out of the US"

Huh?
Why would you let your slaves go free?

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-23 05:53 PM | Reply

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