• Well Mr. Obama, you still think it's fun and games down here in Texas? I say the United States need to seperate itself from this country and let them know that they will no longer recieve any courtesies. Build a wall, with a moat and alligators. Line the border with military and close the border.
    The sad part is that this President and those before him do not realize the issues here. Once these clowns to the south accidentally kill a prominent friend of some politician we'll see action. Until then, it's who really cares and business as usual in the US.
    From the article:
    The southwestern state of Texas is warning Americans to avoid the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo over the July 4 independence day weekend, fearing that US citizens will be targeted.

    State and local police have "received credible intelligence from multiple sources that indicates the Zetas Cartel is planning to target US citizens who travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend," the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement.

    Nuevo Laredo is located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas on the Rio Grande river, which serves as the international border, across from the Texas border city of Laredo.

    "According to the information we have received, the Zetas are planning a possible surge in criminal activity, such as robberies, extortions, carjackings and vehicle theft, specifically against US citizens," DPS Director Steven McCraw said in the statement.

    "We urge US citizens to avoid travel to Nuevo Laredo this weekend."

    July 4, 2011 at 4:58 a.m.

  • Those that think ANY kinship betwen radical Islamic Terror Cells and Mexican Drug Cartels is even possible, simply do NOT understand the motivations or points of view held by EITHER. You could not find two more radically opposed groups of, the Southern Border is not a logistically or operationally "safe" place for a major Islamic terrorist mission to infiltrate the US....and there is a LOT more, and more letha,l hardware than drones and sensors being used everyday to make sure this stays this way....

    May 12, 2011 at 2:07 p.m.

  • "All the stuff they asked for, we've done ... I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goalposts one more time. ... Maybe they'll say we need a moat. Or alligators in the moat ... They'll never be satisfied ... But that's politics."

    Now I know why his staff insists he uses a teleprompter.

    May 11, 2011 at 9:39 p.m.

  • Q: How do you know when something is true?
    A: When dems call it a "talking point."

    May 11, 2011 at 9:37 p.m.

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    May 11, 2011 at 9:13 p.m.

  • Difference was, mike, that not a single Republican agreed or wanted to be more civil in their tone, even after many in your party claimed the shootings in Tucson were results of conservative talk shows.

    The only superficial person is in the White House.

    May 11, 2011 at 9:12 p.m.

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    May 11, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.

  • Hictoria
    Are you saying that the efforts of Governor Rick Perry did not work?But in fairness uou mentioned other states but I could find similar data.

    From his website:

    Ranger Recon. In September, Gov. Perry launched the Ranger Recon security initiative, which utilizes Ranger Reconnaissance Teams to tap the specialized criminal intelligence and apprehension capabilities of the Texas Rangers to protect Texans who live in remote areas of the border and whose lives and property are threatened by criminals coming across the border.

    Surge Operations. Starting in June 2006, state-funded operations have committed resources to strategic areas, resulting in an average of 65 percent reduction of all crime, including rape, murder, human trafficking and narcotics smuggling in our border communities. In 2009, the 81st Legislature reapproved funding for border operations, dedicating more than $110 million for the second consecutive session.

    I'm surprised Rick Perry kept the 65% reduction in crime was not exactly accurate.

    The White campaign, citing Texas Department of Public Safety data, said total crime rates in the 14 Texas counties bordering Mexico dropped 3.1 percent between 2005 and 2008. And the total crime rate in unincorporated border areas rose 3.9 percent, while the rate of violent crime fell 2.4 percent.

    May 11, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.

  • Hictoria
    I can't argue with a hypothetical.

    Wide open spaces on the northern border vs arial drones, Virtual fences, and other high tech surveillance... I have never been a drug dealer, nor do I wanna be, but I probably watched the same TV shows you have...;-)...You might right,I don't know.

    May 11, 2011 at 3:11 p.m.

  • Lol.... The same place the GOP violators are... Don't be so superficial; presidential candidates will not win wearing halos and praising their opponents. It wasn't sustainable and reasonable people knew that...

    May 11, 2011 at 3:06 p.m.

  • My best guess would be they could find it easier due to the fact Mexico's border with Texas Arizona, and California is not what it once was due to the drug cartels taking over on their side of the fence. Virtually no police there from what I have been reading, even when there was, it was sub par by far. If I were a terrorist, I would definitely come through on the south side. Maybe even work out some kind of deal with the cartel to help me get in. Just sayin...

    May 11, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.

  • Wasn't it BO who called for civil discourse between the two parties a few months ago in Tucson?

    Where's that guy now?

    May 11, 2011 at 3 p.m.