State Senator Dan Patrick… “TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD ON ALERT

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:36 PM
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Called three friends in national guard in different locations and they said they haven't heard nothing. This guy is a proponent of using Texas taxpayers money to tackle the problem.


The alert was only issued by Gov. Perry this evening. Most guard members wouldn't be informed this quickly. Remember, this is an alert. An alert order does not necessarily mean deployment.




posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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About damned time. The situation at the Mexican border has been heating up and the Federal Government, under either party, has been ignoring it, telling the states not to do anything about it. And now here we are.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:41 PM
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Hmmmmmm, I wonder why washington was dragging its feet?


Here is your answer:

www.dallasnews.com...

Obama committed to "Repair out relations with Mexico". In fact, he made that promise 1 year ago today. He does not want to "upset" the Mexican" government by taking any action that may seem "Hostile".



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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well, I just did a youtube search and right off the bat i got this...




posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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The way it is looking is Texas has given them their chance to act and they have failed to respond.

The fed is just going to have to take it. If the Nat. Guard has to go fight, Obama has screwed the pooch he is just going to have to take it and either send reinforcements or do nothing.

Texas isn't about to hand control of the situation over to the Fed when they have failed to act.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Put troops on the border. Legalise marijuana. Wait a few months to see violence going down in Mexico. Reopen the border.

And if cartels want to try to attack the soldiers at the border, send tanks in and blast them to hell.

And it's not just about drugs, it's also about human smugling.

[edit on 20-2-2009 by Vitchilo]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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DO SOMETHING BESIDES HELP SEND THIS COUNTRY FURTHER INTO BANKRUPTCY!!!


As you remember David, Obama said the "Stimulus Package" had to be passed immediately as an EMERGENCY BILL. It was passed last Firday. Did Obama sign it on Friday? No!
Did he sign it Saturday? No!
Did he sign it Sunday? No!
Did he sign it Monday? No!
Did he sign it Tuesday morniing? No.
He took a 3 1/2 day weekend vacation, then flew to Colorado, THEN signed it Tuesday afternoon.

He's probably taking a siesta.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:48 PM
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Well I support them.

I am damn tired of waiting for the feds to come through. They never do. We are more than capable of handling the situation but they have screwed over our efforts. (i.e. Rameos and Campeon.)



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:52 PM
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Texas wanted the government to stand down.....I guess 'they' are standing down with no support.

Just a thought...........


GO TEXAS!!!!!

[edit on 20-2-2009 by tiso_us]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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Did he sign it Saturday? No! Did he sign it Sunday? No! Did he sign it Monday? No! Did he sign it Tuesday morniing? No. He took a 3 1/2 day weekend vacation, then flew to Colorado, THEN signed it Tuesday afternoon.


I know

ANd the people who voted on it didn't even read it the damn thing because there wasn't even time to do so.

Sigh...it's a shame that everything has to go down this way....why does it have to be this generation?



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:55 PM
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I know how you feel. They threw those two guys in jail for doing their job. That is pretty crappy.

On Glenn Beck he had a sheriff on his show that got into a standoff with the Mexican army, he said as soon as they get their legal issues cleared up they have a job on his force.


So all is not lost, we just need a few good men to do something you know what I mean?

I support them to the fullest too. It would be great for Texas to quit paying the fed taxes and funnel the money to pay the troops then when the Feds come a knockin' tell them to shove it.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:58 PM
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Thanks for the link. After I read the article this section caught my eye:



To reduce illegal immigration, we also have to help Mexico develop its own economy, so that more Mexicans can live their dreams south of the border. That's why I'll increase foreign assistance, including expanded micro-financing for businesses in Mexico.
Dallas News



Help Mexico develop its own economy. I wonder what ideas and plans might be on the books to do that? While they are at it, any ideas and plans to help fix our broken economy? Well, viable ones anyway.

Still while I understand that those in washington want to not set any new fires or spread the one that is already burning. We have been hearing about the fighting cartels in mexico for a while now, and the DOJ has listed it as one of the countries to travel in caution.

So it still makes me wonder what other underlying reason there might be that they didnt give help when asked. Usually, I use the "follow" the money reasoning, when I cant find an answer that makes sense to me. I guess when I get the time, Ill dig into that and see if anything interesting comes up.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:59 PM
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What depends on the success here is whether or not some of the industry here gets on board.

That was one lesson to be learned for the american Civil war, no succession effort will succeed without the industry to see the action through.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:01 AM
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I am not talking about deployment. Once the Governor puts the guard on alert, the command notifies the troops to be on standby, packed, and ready to go at any moment.

Kinda hard to believe that it is splattered on the internet but the troops don't know.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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Dan Patrick was also on Glen Beck:
Here is the rushed transcript:
www.foxnews.com...

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," February 16, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: OK. There is California. Let's try this one. Mexico is the 12th largest economy and second largest trading partner with the U.S. And I don't know if you have noticed this. Grab a fire extinguisher. It's on fire. Close to 6,000 people were killed by rival drug gangs which is twice as many as in 2007. Texas is terrified that the violence is going to spill over the border. In a minute, I will explain how the whole world is going to change if Mexico collapses. The number one place for kidnappings is Mexico City. Who do you think number two is for kidnapping? You know, I was thinking Bogota, Columbia. Maybe some place in Somalia. Well, close. It is Phoenix, Arizona where there were almost 400 reported kidnappings last year and many more went unreported. Excuse me? John McCain was on the campaign trail for how many months, and we never heard about this and it's happening in his backyard? No one is talking about it, because it's not in anybody's best interest, you know, except yours and mine. I think it's in your best interest to know all of the facts and what it means to you. Texas officials are now planning for the worst-case scenario of, what do you do if Mexico just collapses? State Senator Dan Patrick is joining me now. Hey, Dan, how are you? SEN. DAN PATRICK (R), TEXAS STATE SENATOR: Hi, Glenn. Thank you for your passion on everything. It comes through. • Video: Watch Glenn's interview with Senator Dan Patrick BECK: Thank you. Thank you. PATRICK: Thank you, Glenn. BECK: I have been, and I know you have been, too - talking about the border, not because ... PATRICK: Yes.
BECK: ... much to many people's chagrin here in America that I don't hate Mexicans. I don't hate people who are different than me. Almost everybody on the planet is different than me. I mean, look at me.

PATRICK: Right.

BECK: The problem is this is a dangerous situation. People feel disenfranchised. Mexico is on the verge of collapse. You've got massive murder problems and drug problems. What are you are guys worried about? And how are you preparing in Texas for a possible push into America from people just fleeing a drug state?

PATRICK: Well, Glenn, we had hearings a couple of weeks ago. And I asked our Homeland Security Director Steve McCraw of Texas if he feared the collapse of Mexico and did we have a plan. And he didn't deny the fact that it is a concern.

And since that subcommittee meeting we had a few weeks ago, he has been working with Gov. Perry and I'm meeting with him in a few days, as a matter of fact, to see their progress on developing a plan.

You will love this term, Glenn. The United States has a plan called "mass migration" as opposed to the collapse of Mexico. And we need a plan here in Texas because there are two scenarios, Glenn. One is a slow collapse, an economic collapse of Mexico in which hundreds of thousands would come here over a period of time.

The second is what I call a Colombian collapse of Mexico, an assassination of the president, the drug cartels taking over the country, civil war breaking out on the streets, people fleeing for their lives, not for a job.

We have to be prepared in the United States for both and Texas must be prepared.

BECK: What do you think -

PATRICK: We're already seeing violence on the border, on our side.

BECK: What are you going to do? Violence on the border - nobody even understands this. If I said, America - 20 people were beheaded last year on our border.

PATRICK: Right.

BECK: Would you be amazed? How about if I tell you 20 people were beheaded on our border last month? And nobody knows about it. What are you going to do for these bodies?

PATRICK: Yes, we found 1,000 bodies on the border in our last reporting year, by the way, Glenn. And what we're going to do is - what we need to do is we need the Federal Government to do their job and enforce the border, number one.

BECK: Dan, Dan -

PATRICK: We have 19 border crossings with Mexico. Number two, Texas - we should be calling out our national guard. We should be calling out Texas guard. We should be beefing up our sheriffs on the border. We should be beefing up our Department of Public Safety on the border.

BECK: It would be nice if candy bars came out of my butt, too.

PATRICK: We need to do all of those things and we need to do them now.

BECK: And I can eat all day. But they're not going to come out of my butt. So why are we talking about that? The government is not going to do it.

PATRICK: Glenn - Glenn, it will be done if we have leadership, if we have leadership here in this state and if we have leadership in the country.

BECK: Hang on -

PATRICK: And at some point, leaders will emerge, Glenn.

BECK: Oh, my god. It's a candy bar. It's not going to happen, Dan.

PATRICK: Leaders will emerge, Glenn.

BECK: You know what? I'm going to do this -

PATRICK: It will happen.

BECK: I'm going to do this - I'm going to eat chocolate for the next week, in hopes that I can make candy bars come into my pants. You keep trying to find a leader that is actually going to clean up the border. I bet I make candy bars in my shorts faster than you can find a leader.

PATRICK: And you know what, Glenn? I share your passion on these issues, and it is up to each of us. I have to lead from where I am. I'm not the president and I'm not the governor.

But I'm a state senator who has had enough of this. And I'm going to continue to push this issue by going to the border, by talking to our homeland security director, by talking to our governor and doing everything I can to push the issue.

BECK: Dan -

PATRICK: We all have to do everything we can ...

BECK: I know -

PATRICK: ... whether you're a sheriff on the border or a senator in Austin. And I'm not going to quit, Glenn. It's not an option.

BECK: Dan, look. I'm not taking it out on you.

PATRICK: I'm not going to quit talking about it.

BECK: I know, but there is - you know and I know there is something spoiled down on our border and we are part of it. Our government is part of it. I don't know what it is. You go and try to rat it out. You let me know. I'm going to be here trying to make candy bars in my pants.

PATRICK: I work on it every day, and the answer is not to do nothing. The answer is to continue to talk about it, bring forth a plan and execute that plan ...

BECK: I know.

PATRICK: ... and make America stand up and notice like you have and I have.

BECK: OK. Thanks a lot, Dan.

PATRICK: Thanks, Glenn.

BECK: We'll talk again.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by sylvrshadow
reply to post by ProfEmeritus
 


Thanks for the link. After I read the article this section caught my eye:



To reduce illegal immigration, we also have to help Mexico develop its own economy, so that more Mexicans can live their dreams south of the border. That's why I'll increase foreign assistance, including expanded micro-financing for businesses in Mexico.
Dallas News



Help Mexico develop its own economy. I wonder what ideas and plans might be on the books to do that? While they are at it, any ideas and plans to help fix our broken economy? Well, viable ones anyway.

Still while I understand that those in washington want to not set any new fires or spread the one that is already burning. We have been hearing about the fighting cartels in mexico for a while now, and the DOJ has listed it as one of the countries to travel in caution.

So it still makes me wonder what other underlying reason there might be that they didnt give help when asked. Usually, I use the "follow" the money reasoning, when I cant find an answer that makes sense to me. I guess when I get the time, Ill dig into that and see if anything interesting comes up.


Your right!. I can see Obama and those Idiots in washington throwing billions at mexico now.

Break the US, but we got to save those little countries.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:05 AM
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Well Texas is in a position of power though as you stated, oil and the like. If Texas succeeds it will be like a chain reaction.

If that happens we all are going to have bigger problems than just industry jumping on the bandwagon.

Honestly if it comes down to that, corporations will break apart. It could end up a real nasty situation.

We have reached a point where it is no longer of if the SHTF it is a matter of when.

It just who has the biggest gonads to step up and swing.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:09 AM
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I can see Obama and those Idiots in washington throwing billions at mexico now.


Here's a crazy notion...WHY DON"T THEY ACTUALLY DEFEND THE DAMN BORDER!!

Holy crap I'm a genius!!!!!

VOTE ME IN!!!

The simplest of solutions and they can't even get that right.

Thanks government! You are the best!



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:12 AM
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Obama is doing something....he is sending another 30k troops overseas.
He has 20k troops to screw with us in Northcomand.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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People are being kidnapped in the US because of this crap and it's being FLAT OUT IGNORED!

Yeah, Let's just wait until there is a full blown invasion of refugees and drug lords...THAT"S A GREAT IDEA.

We can handle it!! Our economy is in TIP TOP shape!!!







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