Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Gauntlet Of Deterrence

Sounds like a wrasslin' tag team. CNN (11.07.07), via BalloonJuice:
"It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire. It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could.

Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence."

Minuteman's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence'

"The fence to help stop illegal immigration was the dream of Chris Simcox, the founder and president of the Minuteman Defense Corps."

It was supposed to be "2,000 miles of state-of-the-art fencing at a cost of $55 million."

Simcox call it "'our high-tech, double-layered gauntlet of deterrent.'"

What did it turn into? "Former member Bob Wright said, 'It wasn't until they actually started the ceremony that it became clear. It was gonna be a cow fence.'"

The rancher whose ranch the thing was built on is happy with it because it keeps his cattle in and the Mexican cattle out.

No one seems to be really sure just how much Simcox raised. Or actually spent.

Funny, what?



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