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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:42 AM

Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas will build border wall amid 'unprecedented crisis'

Source: Austin American-Statesman

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas will build a border wall, although he did not provide details on the cost or location — or how the state would pay for it.

"I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas," said Abbott, who spoke after meeting with local and state officials in Del Rio about border security.

Abbott held the meeting amid his ongoing dispute with the Biden administration over a recent surge in border crossings, including many migrants fleeing gang violence in Central America and seeking asylum in the U.S. Administration officials on Monday threatened to sue Texas over Abbott's plan to force state-licensed shelters contracted with the federal government to stop housing migrant children.

The governor has placed a heightened focus on the border in recent months, declaring a disaster in counties along the border.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/state/2021/06/10/immigration-texas-governor-greg-abbott-says-state-build-border-wall/7646238002/

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Reply Gov. Greg Abbott: Texas will build border wall amid 'unprecedented crisis' (Original post)
TexasTowelie Yesterday OP
2naSalit Yesterday #1
Initech Yesterday #2
DemocraticPatriot Yesterday #40
Initech Yesterday #41
JohnnyRingo Yesterday #3
keithbvadu2 Yesterday #26
caraher Yesterday #4
PatSeg Yesterday #20
greenman3610 Yesterday #24
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onetexan Yesterday #38
csziggy 8 hrs ago #55
joshdawg Yesterday #5
Escurumbele Yesterday #14
not fooled Yesterday #28
onetexan Yesterday #39
gab13by13 Yesterday #6
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area51 Yesterday #21
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speaknow Yesterday #9
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Grokenstein Yesterday #10
duforsure Yesterday #11
Javaman Yesterday #34
Wanderlust988 Yesterday #12
cstanleytech Yesterday #13
LeftInTX Yesterday #44
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Historic NY Yesterday #18
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:12 AM

1. I hope je can be stopped.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:42 AM

2. Conservatives on 1/6 literally proved that walls don't work.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:11 PM

40. They should wall up their northern border while they are at it--

I don't want any of the wack-a-doodle bastards getting out and polluting the rest of the country.

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Response to DemocraticPatriot (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:30 PM

41. I'm starting to think if Texas wants to secede, let 'em.

Then we can make DC a state and not have to change flags!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:52 AM

3. Not practical at all.

Just looking at the southern border of Texas shows that the Rio Grande twists and turn most of its length. To begin, the US claims half way across that river. Will Abbott cede that property by building a wall in a straight line on the stable ground somewhat north of the river? Of course not. Remember the Alamo!

Can Abbott take eminent domain by walling off ranchers property for being too close to the border? Ask that Bundy guy and his buddies how they feel about that.

That leaves a few miles in western Texas where a security wall already exists. This is a Lone Star equivalent of a chicken in every pot. He must be prepping his re-election strategy by making promises he knows he isn't going to keep.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:53 AM

26. Repubs like a wall/fence unless it is their property being taken by eminent domain.

Repubs like a wall/fence unless it is their property being taken by eminent domain.

Then, it seems to lose charm.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:53 AM

4. Hey, how about fixing your power grid?

Funny what Abbot thinks is a crisis and what isn't...

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Response to caraher (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:06 AM

20. Good point

And where does he think he's going to get the money for this wall anyway? Sounds like a lot of political hype.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:38 AM

24. no worries, Mexico will pay, right?

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:46 AM

32. Oh yes, of course

I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't!

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Response to caraher (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:07 PM

38. Ditto. I get the feeling the damn fool is gunning for POTUS 2024 it seems.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 01:36 PM

55. Let's see Abbot and DeSantis fight it out in a cage match

Survivor gets to run for POTUS in 2024.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 02:55 AM

5. abbott, like his idol/hero the other guy, is

unhinged, nutso, and just plain brain-dead stupid.
Walls don't work, but this guy somehow believes they do.
Like I said, nutso. Dumber'n a ten pound bag of stupid.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:54 AM

14. Lets not be fooled by thinking they believe in anything. They go to bed thinking about what they

can say that will move their base, not from ideology but from a marketing perspective. "How can I get more votes?" and because they have no dignity, no shame and the modus operandi is lying, they will come out the next day saying what they think will bring them votes whether they believe it or not.

They know their base are stupid enough to believe anything they say, and nothing easier than to rattle the racist.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:00 AM

28. That's it

this "wall" is just an abstract concept to plant in the addled brains of the haters in the base.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:08 PM

39. The RWNJ politicians have seen the Con was able to pull it off w such craziness so theyre taking a

Page out of his book.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:16 AM

6. It's not a wall, it's a fence.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:36 AM

7. But not enough money to do something about issues that are actually killing Texans

The power grid.

Lack of health insurance.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:16 AM

21. +1 n/t

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:48 PM

46. you forgot - lack of brain's

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:39 AM

8. Abbott will make Mexico pay for it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 03:46 AM

9. Better idea for Texas is to build a wall

all around the State. Then tell good people before done
to get out. Then we'll know where all the crazies are
located.

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Response to speaknow (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:20 AM

16. Just like 'Escape From New York'

The thing is... I expect Texas to actually like that. They love to boast about being 'manly' and 'Texas tough'... let's see how they like it when it is more than someone sitting in their climate-controlled house hurling insults on their nice new computer. We already know they cannot maintain power under any duress!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:10 AM

10. FFS.

Guess (he thinks) he's got nothing better to do than carry on the "work" of his idiot idol Dim Don.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:26 AM

11. Abbott is showing his desperation by doing this,

Because he's losing supporters , and voters are running from him and his failures from the power grid failure, and his idiotic policies he's promoting now. He'll never win another election in Texas, and people are fed up with his antics. This wall thing will backfire badly for him. Abbott's a fraud, always as been.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:55 AM

34. exactly my feelings as well.

this is nothing more than whipping bullshit and trying to call it chocolate.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:34 AM

12. Okay, let Texas taxpayers pay for it, not me

If he wants to waste his state's tax dollars, then please proceed.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:32 AM

13. The Federal government has jurisdiction on people entering the country not the States so it will be

interesting to see if the Courts will step in and block this which they should.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:08 PM

44. Technically, he could build something north of the actual border

But it would probably be a patchwork thing, on private property that he seizes via eminent domain or willing ranchers.

Any rancher can put up a "wall" or "fancier fence" than barb wire if they wish..I guess the state will "pay" for it now
Many people travel through ranches in South Texas until they get past the final checkpoint.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:40 AM

15. Texass should build the wall on the northern border.

So how is that whole power grid thing going?????

Who do they want to keep out? Is it the native Americans who we stole the land from?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:24 AM

17. Abbott is a psychotic asshole, this is insane demagoguery, I've no doubt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:29 AM

18. Abbott's all hat and no cattle,

how does he plan to build on federal land?

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:10 PM

45. It will probably be on private property north of the border.

But who knows if it will happen. It's not in the budget, but I guess that will be part of the special session...

There are ranchers who probably would appreciate a better fence than barb wire.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:30 AM

19. Next year is re-election. We will hear a lot of "I will ..." from Abbott and no action.

Considering some other areas that affect Texas more, like healthcare and education, Abbott should spend money on those instead of a stupid wall. Texas has the highest percentage of people with no healthcare in the country. And the maternal death rate is also the highest in the country, ranking right up there with some third-world countries. That rate spiked after Republican legislators forced the closure of 81 actual health clinics that provided care for poor women (versus the fake Christian pregnancy crisis centers that provide no healthcare and only tell lies to stop an abortion).

And our energy system needs to be weatherized. They’re supposedly working on that, but given Republican “regulations” I’m not expecting much. A Republican regulation is when you make it appear that you’re doing something to add control when all you’re doing is encouraging greater profits.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:22 AM

22. The Texas freeze was an unprecedented crisis. What's he doing about that?

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:30 AM

23. He waved his magic wand and said that it is fixed. nt

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:54 PM

50. Want to know what Texans REALLY think of Abbott's "Freeze Fixing"?

Get in line for a home generator. It'll take 3 to 6 months to get one installed, if you're lucky. That's what Texans think of Abbott and what he's going about the next massive freeze.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:52 AM

25. This is rather comical, actually.

Abbott can build a wall along the southern border, sure. But he has to stop as soon as he hits the New Mexico state line, as he has no authority there. So all the migrants have to do is go to New Mexico, then turn right and boom, they're in Texas.

Abbott is a whizkid, all right...

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:07 AM

30. Yeah, but that turn from New Mexico is a very hard right.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #30)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:14 PM

51. +10 nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:57 AM

27. I am sick of this crap.

There are days when I wish we would just encourage Texas to go away. Let them try to create their own country for wing nuts (yes I know that it is unconstitutional). Perhaps if they are distracted trying to create their own Q-Anon paradise we can move on and get stuff done.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:07 AM

29. New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana might want to build a border wall.

They've got dangerous crazies next door.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:00 PM

37. Only New Mexico is smart enough to know it though

The rest of them just aspire to be like us.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:46 AM

31. He's not going to waste all that lovely tax money on infrastructure, you know

He doesn't give a rip about the lives of people living there, he just wants to keep other people out.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:53 AM

33. just yet another money grab by the right wing, hiding under the guise of...

"protecting US/Texas".

this will allocate a huge amount of our tax dollars whose sole goal is to further line the pockets of texas repukes.

this is assholes abbotts feeble attempt at trying to look "presidential" by retreading stupidity. (I have a feeling, if asshole abbott survives reelection, he's going to announce a run for prez)

the mouth breathing morons on the right wing qnuts will eat this shit up.

aka asshole abbott doing all he can to spin this bullshit so he doesn't get primary'd...which I think he will be.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:57 AM

35. So abbott opts to allow

Texans to freeze to death and use money not to improve its grid but to build a wall?

Sounds about right for rethugs.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:14 AM

36. Going to wall off New Mexico too?

Even for political grandstanding, this is dumb. Really, really dumb.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:46 PM

42. whatever dude....I'm sure your taxpayers will be happy about this....

asshole....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:06 PM

43. Just waiting for the taxpayers of texas to see the actual figure amount from the Texas Gov. THEN

I'll wait until the REAL amount comes out from a DEPENDABLE source!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:50 PM

47. he'll ask JERRY JONES FOR A LOAN "

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:50 PM

48. A fading echo of Trump.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:23 PM

49. He's a piece of work isn't he.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:20 PM

52. With What Money

How does he plan to pay for the building of a border wall?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 12:31 AM

53. the only crisis texas has got is abbott !!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jun 12, 2021, 05:15 AM

54. Let me guess--he's going to get Oklahoma to pay for it?

He's going to build a border wall like he's going to cure cancer.

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