Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm pretty sure I know why Matt Drudge's lead story earlier today was this "flash":

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate hearing Tuesday that unmanned aerial drones will soon fly through Texas skies!

"Big Sis" declared that over the past 15 months, federal law enforcement initiatives have made the border more secure than in any other time in history, the SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS reports in Wednesday editions....

Drudge ran with this because Napolitano (whom he always calls "Big Sis") is seen as a jackbooted Antichrist on the right. Drones on the U.S. border, sent by Napolitano? The regime is seizing dictatorial power!

... Er, except that, this time around, that's not the reaction on the right. Brown people are involved, so righties are saying she's not jackbooted enough.

Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

What is the use of this GOOD tactic if the strategy by the federal govt is to do very little .. at most capture via the same failed techniques, and then release back into Mexico? ...

This, at best, needs to be backed by highly mobile interdiction. And the govt of Mexico needs to be at the begin of a quiet process of being informed that if they are trying to govern a region so chaotic they cannot secure it, we will have to take certain measures to defend it....

Drones are a good idea.

Snooper's Take Our Country Back:

Don't count on anything happening. The idiot Nappyheaded Napoleanitano is in charge and what business of this is hers?

... Nappyhead. Moron. Obamabot. Jerk whistle.

Pesky Emotional Republican:

Call me suspicious, but I am wondering whether this is happening now in order to convince the populace that the federal government is indeed doing something to protect our borders, thus eliminating the need for those Draconian Arizona illegal alien laws.

Also, I'd like to know what happens after a drone spots illegals crossing the border. Will the drone send an email to Janet Napolitano? Well it advise the illegal that he has to go to ICE and turn himself in?


These "drone" only have the ability to tell you something is happening on the ground. You still need boots on the ground to stop the illegal activity.


Yes, by all means let us use the most expensive method we can dream up and after we have thrown away several more billion we will throw up our hands again and say well we spent all this money on enforcement and it just didn’t work.


here's a thought, protect the border by having boots on the ground and then seeing as it is illegal to be in those country illegally then go after them

what the hell is a couple of drones going to do....


So are they going to just watch with them or load them?


They can use the drones to keep track of them and register them to vote.


Arm them and you might get somewhere.

Oh, Matt, you're being so 2009. These are non-white people we're talking about. No amount of big government is enough when you're dealing with non-white people who are doing things white people don't like.

(Oh, by the way, we've been flying drones over other border states since the Bush years; Texas hasn't had them because of crowded airspace.)

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