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Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:20 PM

GOP Rep.: Bales Of Marijuana Concealing Nukes Can Cross Border

A Republican congressman from Arizona defended the construction of a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border by arguing that a nuclear weapon could be smuggled across a porous border in a bale of marijuana.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), whose district is just over 100 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, referenced the illicit drug trade in a discussion Wednesday with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“The reality, Brianna, is that we have to measure all of the costs, ancillary and otherwise, and make the best decision that we can. But I can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” Franks said. “We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, ‘Well, we'll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’”

“So the implications of a porous border have national security dimensions that are very significant and that bear a lot of conversation when we talk about costs," he said.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trent-franks-marijuana-border-nuclear-weapon

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Reply GOP Rep.: Bales Of Marijuana Concealing Nukes Can Cross Border (Original post)
EarthFirst Feb 2017 OP
rug Feb 2017 #1
Motown_Johnny Feb 2017 #2
EarthFirst Feb 2017 #4
EarthFirst Feb 2017 #3
CrispyQ Feb 2017 #5
BannonsLiver Feb 2017 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2017 #7
NightWatcher Feb 2017 #8
Best_man23 Feb 2017 #38
spanone Feb 2017 #9
Blue_true Feb 2017 #31
TlalocW Feb 2017 #10
Motown_Johnny Feb 2017 #17
panader0 Feb 2017 #11
jmowreader Feb 2017 #12
flyingfysh Feb 2017 #13
mikelewis Feb 2017 #22
yuiyoshida Feb 2017 #14
Takket Feb 2017 #15
Vinca Feb 2017 #16
struggle4progress Feb 2017 #18
bathroommonkey76 Feb 2017 #19
hunter Feb 2017 #20
Blue_true Feb 2017 #33
mikelewis Feb 2017 #21
Warren DeMontague Feb 2017 #23
msanthrope Feb 2017 #25
kimbutgar Feb 2017 #26
Warren DeMontague Feb 2017 #29
kimbutgar Feb 2017 #37
Mendocino Feb 2017 #24
Blue_true Feb 2017 #34
marybourg Feb 2017 #27
Kablooie Feb 2017 #28
scscholar Feb 2017 #30
Warren DeMontague Feb 2017 #32
GReedDiamond Feb 2017 #35
Budgies Revenge Feb 2017 #36

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:22 PM

1. What's he been smoking?

 

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:24 PM

2. Uranium 235? n/t

 

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:25 PM

4. +1 nt

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Response to rug (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:25 PM

3. Probably that crap they keep sending here... nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:25 PM

5. With the legalization of MJ gaining steam across the land,

most of the MJ is warehouse grown. Locally. But hey, I remember finding concealed contraband in my over-the-border MJ purchases back in the day - pesky seeds!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:28 PM

6. Member when there were WMD's in Iraq?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:28 PM

7. I heard that they were smuggling Mexicans across in bales of marijuana

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:29 PM

8. No sticks, no seeds, no WMD's. Buy legal, buy local.

Boom! Reason to legalize cannabis right there.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 12:08 AM

38. And grow it

And tax it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:32 PM

9. i'm always amazed at how little intellect is needed to be a member of the house.

jeeebus

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Response to spanone (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:30 PM

31. A republican house member. Democrats don't say wild shit like that. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:33 PM

10. Not only that

The trucks hauling them aren't even trucks at all but several dozen illegal Mexican immigrants who have disguised themselves as a truck!

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 07:57 PM

17. With calves the size of cantaloupes? n/t

 

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:35 PM

11. I found a wrench in a kilo once!!!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:38 PM

12. I've heard of "free with every purchase" but this is ridiculous

Let's say I buy a bale of marijuana because I roll big joints. If there's a nuclear weapon in it, do I get to keep it?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:45 PM

13. By that logic, watermelons are also dangerous

You could hide a nuke in a truckload of watermelons

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Response to flyingfysh (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:49 PM

22. Poor Gallagher

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:49 PM

14. That would be a total waste of

Marijuana!


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:51 PM

15. Yeah because people smart and evil enough to steal a nuke

After going to all the trouble to get it to the border are going to go... "Shit. A wall. Fuck it. Let's go home"

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 06:56 PM

16. Hmmm. Do you suppose an American is more likely to be killed by a hidden nuke in a marijuana bale

or an AK-47 legally sold to a paranoid guy who sees things after smoking marijuana? The GOP sees danger where this is none and doesn't see danger when it exists.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:05 PM

18. "And don't even get me started on what could be hidden in those sheets of blotter acid!"

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:13 PM

19. This is the plot for a bad stoner movie. n/t

 

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:46 PM

20. The best way to smuggle a nuke is to shove it up the ass of a Republican Congressman from Arizona.

They're so full shit they'll never notice and nobody charged with protecting our borders is willing to inspect those foul orifices.

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Response to hunter (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:37 PM

33. Nailed it. Maybe that is why ISIL wants republicans. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:48 PM

21. I don't know... I'd kinda like to smoke a joint rolled in a nuke... sounds edgy

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 08:53 PM

23. Nobody smokes Mex weed anymore, Trent

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:20 PM

25. Don't tell them man....they'll cramp the good supply. nt

 

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:23 PM

26. I was thinking the same thing

They can get smoke now from California and Colorado. Why get it from Mexico.

Trent is such an idiot.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #26)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:48 PM

29. California? Blasphemy

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 11:21 PM

37. I give a +1 for that comeback!

The thing I love about DU witty, funny, and insightful members.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:17 PM

24. Nothing smarter than

smuggling a WMD wrapped with an illegal smelly substance easily detected by a dog.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:42 PM

34. That Arizona republican is one of their intelligentsia. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:24 PM

27. I'm visiting him on Fri.

Another Publican who gets his "news" from donors whispering in his ear.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:27 PM

28. Yeah! And what about all those nukes smuggled in as tooth fillings!

Each one 100 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb!

We must have everyone's teeth pulled before entering the United States!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 09:49 PM

30. If you could smuggle something that large then you could also smuggle an assault rifle!

 

That's the problem.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:31 PM

32. Honestly we've probably spent way more over the years on the stupid drug war, than we have

on keeping ourselves safe from the threat of rogue nukes.

Nice that they're worried about actual dangers, now, when the past four decades we've been more busy spending billions putting pot smokers in prison.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:51 PM

35. Yet another fucking idiot republican asshole...

...who is incapable of critical thinking and/or logic.

Way to go, Trent!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2017, 10:56 PM

36. Bales I say!

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