Completely dumbfounds me how someone can do such a poor job & still get a paycheck.
The right been fighting for a border bill for 6 months, the left attaches Ukraine to the bill ??????? And then on top of that Trump encourages his loyalist to stall to make him look better or Biden worse, if that's even possible.......wtf...
And the dumb weatherman said no rain on Saturday !!!!!!! We'll that was lots of fun on the harley,,,,,poured an inch in 3 hours.
How is it that these folks still have a job.
people are people and regardless of what they do...a lot of them end up in the ditch upside down.
Now those dingbats from up north driving like their still on the pa & jersey turnpike heading to the obx, those are the horrific crash causes.
I'd agree though, at least politicians. Weather people deal with crazy atmospheric dynamics which have zillions of inputs from local to global in scale, making prediction accuracy really hard. Politicians, I dont understand them very well.
What is needed is for this administration to work with the border states, instead of fighting them, to enforce the laws we already have.
Stupid is as stupid does; we keep paying them to waste our hard earned money all the while saying "yes master" to any and all restrictive "laws" and regulations they impose...
Which laws? Legitimately asking for your opinion, not trying to be contentious.
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i understand that but even with all that monitoring, there are about 500,000 truck accidents every year...resulting in thousands of deaths.
my point was not that truck drivers are bad, or that they are any more or less incompetent than anyone else. my point was that they are people...and just like politicians and weather men some are good...some suck...and some are downright dangerous.
Immigration laws for starters...
8 U.S. Code § 1325 - Improper entry by alien U.S. Code Notes prev | next (a)Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
Nah.....just simply PREVENT them.
Your post is silly, so I won't expound further.
It’s closer to 10,000 people entering the border per day, not 1,000.
1000 illegal immigrants shouldn't be getting in every day. They should be stopped at the border.
This is quite a different statement than "enforce the existing immigration laws." And just watched a video of a Venezuelan woman crawling under razor wire with her 2 year old child this morning. Again, call me highly skeptical that physical barriers are going to stop people from seeking a better life for themselves and their family.
And in response to sundowner, the issue is with asylum.
8 U.S. Code § 1158 - Asylum (a)Authority to apply for asylum (1)In general Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 1225(b) of this title.
Because it was an answer to this statement; "So if we're getting 1000 illegal immigrants a day, do you want to jail them?"
Never said that. I do think more border security in places can help, as can giving border agents more power, as can fixes to the asylum system, as can expediting work permitting for non-citizens.
Many who are "seeking asylum ", or claim to be, are merely seeking to exploit our asylum policies in order to get the free stuff. A very large percentage of "asylum seekers" have crossed several countries to arrive here. Why didn't they ask for asylum in the first country they came to that relieved them of the "persecution" they're trying to escape?
The use of razor wire at the border is not inhumane if you don't attempt to illegally crawl under it or over it. It's no more complicated than that.
Possibly. That's why I'd love to see fixes that expedite their cases so that they are not as much of a drain on the system. Get them working or get them out.
Why didn't they ask for asylum in the first country they came to that relieved them of the "persecution" they're trying to escape?
Lots of reasons. Economic opportunity likely being the biggest.
So if that's true, they are not necessarily seeking freedom, or relief from oppression, but they actually want a monthly welfare check, cell phone, SNAP card, free meds, etc, etc, etc........you know, all the Biden- Mayorkas freebies.
One thing a lot of folks don't take into account or consideration is the miles cdl drivers log....the 10 years I hauled seafood I was basically living in a truck & drove well over a million miles....that's more driving in 10 years than the average driver won't even get close to in their lifetime,,,, most statistics don't take that into consideration.
Or just a decently paying job.
It is a sad commentary on our country that a person who is not even part of our government has so much influence on pending legislation.
I ask these questions of my leftist-socialist "open border" advocates, and never get a straight answer except that "we can support a lot more immigrants".
Regarding what we can afford or tolerate, when someone shows me a robust economic analysis that compares the cost of immigration with the benefits of immigration, I'll have a better answer. My gut tells me the net economic benefits outweigh the costs.
It's funny how two guys that would otherwise probably enjoy bow hunting whitetails together could have such drastically opposite political views. I'm ecstatic that Trump could have an influence in stopping that disastrous "border bill".
A job is not asylum, no matter the pay.
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actually they do...at least for fatalities. per 100 million miles, fatalities involving large trucks are actually more common that the overall fatal crash rate for vehicles .
"In 2022 in Michigan, the fatal crash rate for tractor trailers was 1.5 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled compared to the overall fatal crash rate of 1.171 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled."
Huh? I never said it was. You're saying they're abusing the asylum system to gain freebies. I'm saying they're abusing it to gain a job.
I agree the asylum system needs fixes. The welfare system needs fixes. The work permitting system needs fixes.
Yep, and the Dems had a Dem supermajority in both Houses of Congress, a super-left Dem president, yet did nothing with this issue. What does this say about the perceived seriousness? Dems are all for unfettered illegal immigration until the polls tell them the American people are sick of it, in an election year, and Dem cities are finally getting what they wanted courtesy of busloads of illegals with no money to pay for their care. Then, all of a sudden, we have to do something, NOW! Seriously.
Says about the same thing regarding the seriousness as the GOP killing a bill that aimed to address (to varying degrees) all those things.
But more importantly, what leads anyone to believe this administration would enforce any of it even if it did pass as a standalone package. In three years they have shown no interest in border enforcement, attack the states that are trying to do something about it, lied over and over about the status and situation, and appointed Cackles as the "Border Czar" (who refused to visit the areas most affected, while insisting that the "border is secure").
What part of "illegal" do Democrats not understand? Oh wait, I remember now. Punish the law abiding and release the criminals seems to be the mantra of this sick, disgustiing liberal ideology
This is exactly how legislation always gets written. Now we have all the other stuff passing the Senate without any immigration clauses.
which would effectively ratify illegal immigration at historically high levels
Kinda depends on your definition of legal and illegal. Plenty will argue that those declaring amnesty are now here legally. It’s a gray area that’s being exploited. And it’s an area the bill aimed to address as the fact is there is no current cap. Amnesty International opposed it because, amongst other things, it put caps in place. As they said:
“The immigration measures in this deal are the most extreme anti-immigrant proposals this country has seen in 100 years. From ending the legal right to asylum, to creating unworkable standards that will fail to protect the most vulnerable, to funding to detain 50,000 people and build a border wall, these policies are draconian and antithetical to human rights.”
It would never pass the House anyway because no one would answer the simple question, "How will you pay for it?"
That’s not why it wouldn’t pass the House. It’s because Daddy Trump has much greater sway in the House.
Still waiting to hear what law is currently going unenforced?
Senate Republicans introduced a bill in early 2023 that would seriously tighten it up (again, why do we need a new law to force compliance with existing law..?) but Dems in the Senate killed it.
And you think the alternative of “catch and hold” is better? Catch and send back is more or less of the table under the current laws.
They are coming here ILLEGALLY. Treat them accordingly.
I don’t have an issue with bettering yourself by wanting to come to America. Pay taxes work and raise a family and be a good citizen. I don’t care what nationality you are. Cross illegally, shoot em. We have policies in place use them. It’s simple to see it’s a democratic way of trying to get more idiots on their side. Kinda like Gator, Dana, Fdp Soccermom, KS flat bill. Just to name a few. Hopefully you guys are opening up your houses and taking in a few illegals to help them out.
Senate candidate Rep. Barbara Lee has a solution to inflation and high prices:
CSPAN has the tape of her speech) “Raise the minimum wage to $50 an hour “
Dumb as bricks….
He twice mistakenly referred to the dead male German chancellor Helmut Kohl when he was describing a discussion with living female Angela Merkel
He cited a conversation he had with François Mitterand -- the French president who died 27 years ago -- when that conversation was actually with President Emmanuel Macron
At a press conference meant to bolster confidence in his mental health, Biden referred to Egyptian President Sissi as the president of Mexico
This is the guy investigated for taking secret docs and left them in his garage…..the Hur report found; …that President Biden is a "well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory" and "diminished faculties" -- a man who couldn't remember when his term as vice president began or ended, or even "within several years" when his son Beau died
So who do the Dems have running the country? The real question is who the puppet masters behind the scenes are going to swap Biden out for? Kamala slept her way to the top and is dumb as a brick. Newsom- god help us…he wrecked SF…then wrecked CA ….and is just now seeing all the crime his policy has created and claims he will, “ Act Decisively”…hopefully that means he will resign. Can the DNC fool the rest of you across country? Maybe, I dunno anymore. Common sense has left the building.
The DNC will probably just prop up another no namer they can manipulate…otherwise why would they cast off Kennedy?