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Sat May 26, 2018, 10:48 AM

(Republican Governor Kay) Ivey sending Alabama National Guard troops to Mexican border

Proving soundbites for campaign ads are very important.

Source: AL.com, by Jeremy Gray


Gov. Kay Ivey today announced that five members of the Alabama National Guard and a guard helicopter will be deployed to the Mexican border.

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Reply (Republican Governor Kay) Ivey sending Alabama National Guard troops to Mexican border (Original post)
yallerdawg May 2018 OP
handmade34 May 2018 #1
yallerdawg May 2018 #3
CanonRay May 2018 #2
yallerdawg May 2018 #4
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2018 #5

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 10:59 AM

1. waste of money/time

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/05/25/border-patrol-union-head-calls-national-guard-deployment-a-colossal-waste-of-time/


The deployment is estimated to eventually cost as much as $220 million to $252 million by the end of this year, said Christopher Sherwood, another Pentagon spokesman. Those costs cover pay and support for 3,143 troops and 12,000 flying hours....the head of the national Border Patrol union said the agents have “seen no benefit” and calls the deployments a “colossal waste of time.”

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #1)

Sat May 26, 2018, 11:18 AM

3. "Promises kept."

It's all about the extremist rightwing base.

Let's just hope more of "us" turnout this time than "them" - everywhere.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2018, 11:10 AM

2. Cuz they don't have a border of their own?

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Sat May 26, 2018, 11:40 AM

4. So far...

no one in any of our neighboring states seems inclined to move here.

But you can bet our Republican overseers are keepin' a watchful eye out.

So we can spare 5 to help with the Texas border.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon Jun 4, 2018, 12:56 PM

5. She is a nasty piece of chit. nt

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