Monday, August 18, 2008

A small quote from a story from AFP:

More than 30 people died in the worst weekend of violence this year in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, the scene of daily drug gang turf wars, police said Monday.

Drug-related violence in Mexico has killed 2,682 people since the start of the year -- nine more than in all of 2007 -- with nearly half in Chihuahua state, daily El Universal reported Saturday.

And this from AP:

Federal inspectors at U.S. border crossings repeatedly turned back filthy, disease-ridden shipments of peppers from Mexico in the months before a salmonella outbreak that sickened 1,400 people was finally traced to Mexican chilies.

Yet no larger action was taken. Food and Drug Administration officials insisted as recently as last week that they were surprised by the outbreak because Mexican peppers had not been spotted as a problem before.

But an Associated Press analysis of FDA records found that peppers and chilies were consistently the top Mexican crop rejected by border inspectors for the last year.

And yet, if we try to control our border, we're racist xenophobes.
Bush was a no-show on the border issue, and whether we get McCain or Obama... well, it'll be a free-for-all.

Drug runners, poisonous produce, tuberculosis, gang members, unsafe/uninspected trucks on our highways...
Yeah, Mexico is great. Well, if you don't get kidnapped.

And if our border guards shoot a drug dealer? 10 years in prison.

What about Mexico's military crossing our border? That's called an act of war anywhere else in the world, but we let it happen (repeatedly) and don't let our guys engage -- don't want to "upset our neighbors to the South".

We've got a great country, for a little while longer. I don't know why the people we've elected to protect it seem so hell-bent on ruining it by any means necessary.

Can ya tell I'm in a sour mood today?

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