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11 hours ago, Ross said:

You don't like calling politicians morons? I suppose I can reword that to "Ogg and Mealer were apparently victims of a brain theft ring, as neither of them has shown any indication of being able to think critically or act in the best interests of Harris County"

 

That's at least clever and interesting. 

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19 hours ago, Ross said:

You don't like calling politicians morons? I suppose I can reword that to "Ogg and Mealer were apparently victims of a brain theft ring, as neither of them has shown any indication of being able to think critically or act in the best interests of Harris County"

 

This obsession of one with arguing rhetorical styles is so damned tiresome, especially considering the sardonic, condescending, and paternalistic tone of said person’s posts. (This is yet *another* example.) 

We can’t call a politician we disagree with a “moron”? I can’t think of anything more universally human than that. Directly calling another member a “moron,” sure, no need for that. Calling a politician, a public figure, a “moron” is the same as calling a highway expansion project “moronic" for all intents and purposes.  After all, the concept didn't birth itself.

I submit we “can do better” than forever being lectured on “doing better.” How utterly presumptuous. Somehow he has rationalized it in his head. (Either that or maybe he has already cast his lot?) Give me a break.

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18 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

We can’t call a politician we disagree with a “moron”? I can’t think of anything more universally human than that.

I genuinely feel bad for you.

18 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

I submit we “can do better” than forever being lectured on “doing better.”

If you want low-brow, low-quality arguing, you are welcome to join any one of the 50,000 newspaper web sites, or other social fora that cater to that sort of thing.  I see no problem with trying to make HAIF different than the rest of the internet.

If someone is simply not capable of engaging in discussion on a more thoughtful level, then perhaps they should try Facebook or Twitter or any of the hundreds of other alternatives. 

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12 hours ago, editor said:

I genuinely feel bad for you.

Feel whatever you want, buddy . . . it's a free country after all!

(Do you really believe that statement is effective in any way?  I mean, if I had to call it anything, I'd call it textbook "low-brow, low-quality arguing."  Seems to me like "HAIF can do better than that," as we have heard from on high.  I mean, at least some part of you must note the butt-naked irony?)

12 hours ago, editor said:

If someone is simply not capable of engaging in discussion on a more thoughtful level, then perhaps they should try Facebook or Twitter or any of the hundreds of other alternatives. 

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Whoa boy.

In my very short time here, you have written the book (er, well, textbook) on this (see Exhibit A above).  

As the Romans would note:

Q . . . E . . . D

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10 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

Do you really believe that statement is effective in any way

Clearly it had an effect, since the largest part of your response was the smallest part of what I wrote.

Regardless, whether it's chron.com, or Facebook, or Twitter, or Trump Social, I expect that you will find no shortage of people happy to engage you at the level you require.

I hope you find what you're looking for on those platforms. 

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15 minutes ago, Ross said:

Good thing I had not planned to buy anything from Mack. He needs to focus on business and charity and not play partisan politics.

I would generally agree but what he has done for Houston residents outweighs his politics.  

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Houston Police Retired Officers Association has endorsed Mealer for Harris County Judge:

 

On 8/9/2022 at 5:46 PM, Ross said:

Good thing I had not planned to buy anything from Mack. He needs to focus on business and charity and not play partisan politics.

He's also endorsed TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) for reelection.

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On 8/9/2022 at 5:46 PM, Ross said:

Good thing I had not planned to buy anything from Mack. He needs to focus on business and charity and not play partisan politics.

Even though he supports Republicans when they run locally, he does work with incumbent Democrats when it comes to disaster recovery, so I guess that's something?

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On 8/9/2022 at 5:46 PM, Ross said:

Good thing I had not planned to buy anything from Mack. He needs to focus on business and charity and not play partisan politics.

To be honest, I've never seen anything in his store I've been tempted to buy.  It is an interesting place to walk through if you're in the area just to see the kitsch and memorabilia he's accumulated, though.

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On 8/10/2022 at 9:58 AM, mattyt36 said:

What exactly is she going to do to "fight crime" and "fight corruption" besides talking in platitudes?  And what exactly is her experience in this regard?

Mealer and staff after a long day fighting crime and corruption...

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11 hours ago, august948 said:

Mealer and staff after a long day fighting crime and corruption...

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Oh happy day, have been waiting for years for Houston to become some cosplay Fallujah.

Can't she just go run off and play Paintball?

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On 8/14/2022 at 10:56 AM, mattyt36 said:

Oh happy day, have been waiting for years for Houston to become some cosplay Fallujah.

Can't she just go run off and play Paintball?

Maybe instead of a debate we can have an Hidalgo vs Mealer paintball match?

Since you mentioned Fallujah, interestingly enough a quick search for homicide rates in Iraq shows an average of 10 per 100,000 for 2013 (latest year I could find), down from 16 per 100,000 in 2008. 

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5?locations=IQ

Per the chron article below we had 20 per 100,000 in 2021.

https://www.centerforjusticeresearch.org/in-the-news/harris-county-homicides-increase-in-2021-amid-similar-trends-nationwide

 

Safe in Iraq...

 

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5 hours ago, august948 said:

Maybe instead of a debate we can have an Hidalgo vs Mealer paintball match?

Since you mentioned Fallujah, interestingly enough a quick search for homicide rates in Iraq shows an average of 10 per 100,000 for 2013 (latest year I could find), down from 16 per 100,000 in 2008. 

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5?locations=IQ

Per the chron article below we had 20 per 100,000 in 2021.

https://www.centerforjusticeresearch.org/in-the-news/harris-county-homicides-increase-in-2021-amid-similar-trends-nationwide

 

Safe in Iraq...

 

Well, as we all know, the FPD is definitely recognized worldwide for their record-keeping and unique, yet effective, crime prevention skills.

Probably as recognized as the Center for Justice Research editors for their journalistic skills for posting a headline on Harris County homicides increasing when it appears they mean the City of Houston.  

But, what's not to love?  I'm sure Mealer will save us all from this crime-ridden dystopian hellhole with her investment banking and mattress selection skills.  (And large hands, of course.)

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Triggered? I would be mad too if an incompetent buffoon like Mealer tried to make crime my fault. Mealer probably supports the Cagle/Ramsey "shut down all county departments except the criminal justice system" plan. Mealer is probably mad too because Hidalgo has actually tried to help poor people , rather than follow the historic County bias towards rich White folks.

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4 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

Triggered might be a stretch, she is certainly defensive.  Not a great look.

In the video she's refuting someone's claim that she's defunding the police and cites the large chunk of the budget that goes to law enforcement.  Why then, are police organizations backing Mealer and not Hidalgo?

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1 hour ago, august948 said:

Triggered might be a stretch, she is certainly defensive.  Not a great look.

In the video she's refuting someone's claim that she's defunding the police and cites the large chunk of the budget that goes to law enforcement.  Why then, are police organizations backing Mealer and not Hidalgo?

The LEO organizations are backing Mealer because Hidalgo, and the Democrat Commissioners, didn't go along with the Cagle/Ramsey plan to add 1000 deputies by eliminating vast swathes of other County departments. The Cagle/Ramsey plan did not account for expenditures that would still be required, even if the current department was eliminated. The County Office of Management and Budget had a good analysis of the flaws in those proposals, but I can't find the link right now.

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On 8/19/2022 at 9:51 AM, crock said:

because the police organizations are racist and they like a candidate that uses a hard R.  

Disappointing to see the leadership of the Sheriff's Department, the Constable's Department, and the union leadership engage in what, at the end of the day, is described best as soft extortion, as are many similar law enforcement agencies across the country.  

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TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) putting Hidalgo & the Dem-majority of Harris County Commissioners Court on full-blast for defunding law enforcement agencies, etc.,

 

 

On 8/18/2022 at 4:29 PM, Ross said:

Triggered? I would be mad too if an incompetent buffoon like Mealer tried to make crime my fault. Mealer probably supports the Cagle/Ramsey "shut down all county departments except the criminal justice system" plan. Mealer is probably mad too because Hidalgo has actually tried to help poor people , rather than follow the historic County bias towards rich White folks.

Considering the TX GOP & Co., see Hidalgo as Target #1 in their mission to end her political career. I also anticipate Fort Bend County Judge KP George (D) will lose reelection as well.

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18 minutes ago, Blue Dogs said:

TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) putting Hidalgo & the Dem-majority of Harris County Commissioners Court on full-blast for defunding law enforcement agencies, etc.,

 

 

Considering the TX GOP & Co., see Hidalgo as Target #1 in their mission to end her political career. I also anticipate Fort Bend County Judge KP George (D) will lose reelection as well.

In other news, Greg Abbott called Beto a poo-poo head and blamed the DFW floods on critical race theory and the Uvalde school shootings on Hillary Clinton.  What does everyone think the chances are that Joe Biden will resign?  #RedWave!

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On 8/23/2022 at 1:35 PM, mattyt36 said:

In other news, Greg Abbott called Beto a poo-poo head and blamed the DFW floods on critical race theory and the Uvalde school shootings on Hillary Clinton.  What does everyone think the chances are that Joe Biden will resign?  #RedWave!

Abbott's the best Governor in TX history. 

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5 hours ago, Blue Dogs said:

Abbott's the best Governor in TX history. 

Well, I’m not denying that it’s his race to lose, but here’s a thought … why not compare his margin of victory in November 2022 when all is said and done with the margins of victory for every gubernatorial race since Bush, and I think you’ll be unable to deny that your opinion does not jibe with the majority of the State.

And why is that? Because he has gotten needlessly radical on ridiculous culture war issues, thus alienating a not insignificant portion of conservative voters, who look around and now think the Republican Party is the party of total whack-jobs, and with each passing day, noticing more and more how corrupt the party has become. I was admittedly very early to this party, and it hasn’t been easy, but common sense has the best chance it has had in the past decade because the Republicans have really risked overplaying their hand. Sure the voters of Shelby County, Texas are singing hallelujah over the absurd idea that abortion is just going to go poof and we’ll all be closer to God as a result, but I wouldn’t be bragging about Abbott being the best governor in the history of the state when he presided over completely alienating and losing the big cities where all the economic production is, the hopelessly conservative Ft Worth being the last domino to fall. And you may want to be ruled by Shelby County superstitions and values, but let me assure you the state has been slowly waking up and realizing that that is a path backwards. If you want to live in some 1950s fantasy of America, just do us all a favor and move to Shelby County, where most people will agree with your take and you can sip iced tea with your neighbors and all fantasize about the FBI framing Trump, a transparently obvious career criminal, while ruing the fact that you heard on Facebook there is 1 transgender athlete in Ohio and thinking therefore the rapture is coming. (I know the type.) Abbott could win by a 20-point margin if he followed Perry’s and Bush’s lead and avoided this nonsense. This simple fact seems to elude most cheerleaders. In short, sir, your claim does not hold up and is, in fact, rather ridiculous on its face. But keep on drinking the Kool Aid, friend. It’s certainly much easier when things are so black-and-white, which they definitely appear to be for you.

If the very, very weak Hidalgo manages to eke out a win, it is finally game over for Republicans in Harris County as it will be confirmation that people are now voting Democrat by default, much like the prior generation voted Republican by default—in other words the county is solidly blue and, guess what, the sky didn’t fall and we aren’t all communists and socialists and child predators and pro-crime. And Greg Abbott can take full credit for that. 

Hmmm, on that note, maybe I agree with your take after all …

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Well, it is unfortunate the young lady does not know how to spell Ann Richards but point stands! 
 

The only reason people love Greg Abbott is for negative partisanship reasons … he “owns the libs,” and, for whatever reason, a lot of people get, er, stimulated by that. But at the end of the day, he’s like the preacher in Footloose (how ironic!), just getting in the way of things for no good reason. Sure people hate Ann Richards’s politics, but those that love her love her as the absolute idea of Texas, a woman who beat the Good Ol Boys and lived life her way and who is an iconic Texan for that very reason, just like every other iconic Texan. People like Greg Abbott because … uh … they think he keeps people in line and is, um, somehow “closer to God”? (Yes, I know for sure plenty of people like him for this exact reason.) Give me a break. Greg Abbott is an iconic Texan only in the sense that he is exactly what the Texans have mythologically supposedly always been against and is a symbol of the fact that Texas is not Texas anymore. At the end of the day, no one wants to live in a police state run by the whims of superstition, even the superstitious, especially by an absolute blowhard/pretender … he wishes he could be Dan Patrick! Thankfully, for the most part, the true, law-and-order old school conservatives (you know, Blue Dogs, the ones who your friends are very likely to call “RINO”), for the most part, are passing the test nationally. I am worried when it comes to locally in a way I never was before … I used to laugh at the thought of Texas becoming Mississippi, but here we are.
 

Anyway, this’ll catch up with him and the Texas Republican Party soon enough … as us natives would say, the politicians have “gotten too big for their britches.” It just ain’t good for business, at the end of the day. If they are still in power 10 years from now, it’ll be a completely different party. Or I guess most of us will be dead from a nuclear war, which is a very logical outcome of Trumpism. SORRY, Mr Blue Dog. (Or maybe that would count as “owning the libs” and therefore somehow all be worth it? I dunno … you tell me.)

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On 8/23/2022 at 1:35 PM, mattyt36 said:

In other news, Greg Abbott called Beto a poo-poo head and blamed the DFW floods on critical race theory and the Uvalde school shootings on Hillary Clinton.  What does everyone think the chances are that Joe Biden will resign?  #RedWave!

Well, at least Abbott got it half right.

By resigning do you mean not running in 2024?  I thought that was being pushed by Dems worried that a senile president with a record comparable to Jimmy Carter might not be the best candidate.

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13 hours ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

GrAbbott's problem is that the busses he is loading with illegal aliens are headed north and not south.

He doesn't have the option of sending them south.  The current administration has already allowed them in.  Gotta do something, there's been a curious spike in illegal crossings since the Biden administration took over.

 

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12 hours ago, august948 said:

Well, at least Abbott got it half right.

By resigning do you mean not running in 2024?  I thought that was being pushed by Dems worried that a senile president with a record comparable to Jimmy Carter might not be the best candidate.

Well, actually we may not have to wait until 2024.  The Former Guy is now calling for the 2020 election to be called for him, almost 2 years after the fact, and if that doesn't work, a "do-over" election.  So, I guess Biden may actually be out before 2024, considering this will eventually become the official position of the Republican Party and its base of wannabe Confederates.

Trump Demands a New 2020 Election Right Now! (nymag.com)

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11 hours ago, august948 said:

He doesn't have the option of sending them south.  The current administration has already allowed them in.  Gotta do something, there's been a curious spike in illegal crossings since the Biden administration took over.

 

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A little research would show that this is entirely attributable to a change in how they counted enforcement actions--see 

CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2022 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

"Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics. Inadmissibles refers to individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe."

"Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics. Apprehensions refers to the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest."

This page shows counts of those, which were not in the data prior to March 2020:

Title 8 Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions: 1.817MM for the 10-month period ended July 2022.

Title 8 Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions: 201K for the 10-month period ended July 2022.

Your data appears to be some subset of the CBP enforcement action data.

(I mean, c'mon, you could see from one look at that that something was very likely off . . . why politicize?)

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2 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

A little research would show that this is entirely attributable to a change in how they counted enforcement actions--see 

CBP Enforcement Statistics Fiscal Year 2022 | U.S. Customs and Border Protection

"Beginning in March FY20,  OFO Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics. Inadmissibles refers to individuals encountered at ports of entry who are seeking lawful admission into the United States but are determined to be inadmissible, individuals presenting themselves to seek humanitarian protection under our laws, and individuals who withdraw an application for admission and return to their countries of origin within a short timeframe."

"Beginning in March FY20,  USBP Encounters statistics include both Title 8  Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions. To learn more, visit: Title-8-and-Title-42-Statistics. Apprehensions refers to the physical control or temporary detainment of a person who is not lawfully in the U.S. which may or may not result in an arrest."

This page shows counts of those, which were not in the data prior to March 2020:

Title 8 Apprehensions and Title 42 Expulsions: 1.817MM for the 10-month period ended July 2022.

Title 8 Inadmissibles and Title 42 Expulsions: 201K for the 10-month period ended July 2022.

Your data appears to be some subset of the CBP enforcement action data.

(I mean, c'mon, you could see from one look at that that something was very likely off . . . why politicize?)

So you're saying this is fake news from CNN?  I guess that's not too surprising, then...

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/29/us/mexico-border-encounter-data-analysis-cec/index.html

 

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12 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

Well, actually we may not have to wait until 2024.  The Former Guy is now calling for the 2020 election to be called for him, almost 2 years after the fact, and if that doesn't work, a "do-over" election.  So, I guess Biden may actually be out before 2024, considering this will eventually become the official position of the Republican Party and its base of wannabe Confederates.

Trump Demands a New 2020 Election Right Now! (nymag.com)

Not likely the RNC would officially push this.  Too much hay to be made over the next two election cycles on deep state and media interference in our democracy at the behest of the DNC.  It's kind of like how the Dems complain about Dreamers but then don't actually do something about it.  Makes a great talking point.  Plus I'm sure they want to let the Jimmy Carter II scenario play out.  Could be 12 years of Republican white house ascendancy starting in 2024.

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10 minutes ago, august948 said:

Could be 12 years of Republican white house ascendancy starting in 2024.

Only in the feverest of fever dreams.  The only way this happens is if they cancel or override the elections.  (Which, admittedly, they're pretty much openly saying they will do now, so I suppose certainly within the realm of possibility.)

20 minutes ago, august948 said:

So you're saying this is fake news from CNN?  I guess that's not too surprising, then...

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/29/us/mexico-border-encounter-data-analysis-cec/index.html

 

I'd say equally poorly researched.

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11 hours ago, mattyt36 said:

Only in the feverest of fever dreams.  The only way this happens is if they cancel or override the elections.  (Which, admittedly, they're pretty much openly saying they will do now, so I suppose certainly within the realm of possibility.)

I don't recall the elections of 1980, 1984, and 1988 being cancelled or overridden and I can, unfortunately, remember the Carter presidency.

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35 minutes ago, august948 said:

I don't recall the elections of 1980, 1984, and 1988 being cancelled or overridden and I can, unfortunately, remember the Carter presidency.

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Times were different then. Politicians had some sense of honor, and tended to be fairly decent people who actually got along with their political opposites and could discuss things rationally with them. 

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13 minutes ago, Ross said:

Times were different then. Politicians had some sense of honor, and tended to be fairly decent people who actually got along with their political opposites and could discuss things rationally with them. 

And so the expectation is that people will love how the Biden administration has done things and re-elect him?

The brilliance of that Reagan campaign slogan was that it encapsulates the tendency of voters to consider if they are doing better or worse under the current president.  That needle is decidedly in the red right now.

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3 hours ago, august948 said:

I don't recall the elections of 1980, 1984, and 1988 being cancelled or overridden and I can, unfortunately, remember the Carter presidency.

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I don’t remember a bunch of Carter supporters storming the Capitol, threatening a Civil War, or Nixon becoming president again in 1980, but pls correct me if I’m wrong.

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20 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

I don’t remember a bunch of Carter supporters storming the Capitol, threatening a Civil War, or Nixon becoming president again in 1980, but pls correct me if I’m wrong.

In my recollection, the 1980 election hinged on inflation and the appearance of weakness in the sitting president, not on Watergate or other political events that had happened four or more years earlier.

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1 hour ago, august948 said:

In my recollection, the 1980 election hinged on inflation and the appearance of weakness in the sitting president, not on Watergate or other political events that had happened four or more years earlier.

Ah, yes, I see now, def the exact same conditions … you’re right, Republicans are def a shoo-in, it’s a true fait accompli. 🙄

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On 8/30/2022 at 8:26 AM, august948 said:

He doesn't have the option of sending them south.  The current administration has already allowed them in.  Gotta do something, there's been a curious spike in illegal crossings since the Biden administration took over.

 

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Graphs with no sources are meaningless.  Especially ones like the above, which purports to show information for 2021 and 2022.  2021 information hasn't been fully tabulated yet.  2022 isn't even over.  So I hope you understand that to me, it seems like the chart is fake.

The Department of Homeland Security's most recent statistics show a decrease in the most recent year for which numbers are available: 2020.

2009: 889,212

2010: 796,587

2011: 678,606

2012: 671,327

2013: 662,483

2014: 679,996

2015: 462,388

2016: 530,250

2017: 461,540

2018: 572,566

2019: 1,013,539

2020: 518,597

Source  (page 91)

DHS stats show the most active period was 1995-2001, when between 1.3 and 1.8 million people were apprehended each year.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm for the subject, let's not use HAIF to spread misinformation lies.  If you got it from social media, there's a non-zero chance it was planted there by people who are gullible, greedy, or do not have America's best interests in mind. 

Statements of fact should be backed by sources.

This is a chart I made from the DHS numbers.  Note that it looks nothing at all like the magic hockey stick chart of unknown origin that was posted previously.

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On 8/29/2022 at 4:27 PM, mattyt36 said:

Well, I’m not denying that it’s his race to lose, but here’s a thought … why not compare his margin of victory in November 2022 when all is said and done with the margins of victory for every gubernatorial race since Bush, and I think you’ll be unable to deny that your opinion does not jibe with the majority of the State.

And why is that? Because he has gotten needlessly radical on ridiculous culture war issues, thus alienating a not insignificant portion of conservative voters, who look around and now think the Republican Party is the party of total whack-jobs, and with each passing day, noticing more and more how corrupt the party has become. I was admittedly very early to this party, and it hasn’t been easy, but common sense has the best chance it has had in the past decade because the Republicans have really risked overplaying their hand. Sure the voters of Shelby County, Texas are singing hallelujah over the absurd idea that abortion is just going to go poof and we’ll all be closer to God as a result, but I wouldn’t be bragging about Abbott being the best governor in the history of the state when he presided over completely alienating and losing the big cities where all the economic production is, the hopelessly conservative Ft Worth being the last domino to fall. And you may want to be ruled by Shelby County superstitions and values, but let me assure you the state has been slowly waking up and realizing that that is a path backwards. If you want to live in some 1950s fantasy of America, just do us all a favor and move to Shelby County, where most people will agree with your take and you can sip iced tea with your neighbors and all fantasize about the FBI framing Trump, a transparently obvious career criminal, while ruing the fact that you heard on Facebook there is 1 transgender athlete in Ohio and thinking therefore the rapture is coming. (I know the type.) Abbott could win by a 20-point margin if he followed Perry’s and Bush’s lead and avoided this nonsense. This simple fact seems to elude most cheerleaders. In short, sir, your claim does not hold up and is, in fact, rather ridiculous on its face. But keep on drinking the Kool Aid, friend. It’s certainly much easier when things are so black-and-white, which they definitely appear to be for you.

If the very, very weak Hidalgo manages to eke out a win, it is finally game over for Republicans in Harris County as it will be confirmation that people are now voting Democrat by default, much like the prior generation voted Republican by default—in other words the county is solidly blue and, guess what, the sky didn’t fall and we aren’t all communists and socialists and child predators and pro-crime. And Greg Abbott can take full credit for that. 

Hmmm, on that note, maybe I agree with your take after all …

Hidalgo will NOT win on November 8th. Majority of law enforcement agencies are backing Mealer & the Harris County GOP is energized to vote out Hidalgo & Garcia as well as the other liberal district judges.

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22 minutes ago, editor said:

Graphs with no sources are meaningless.  Especially ones like the above, which purports to show information for 2021 and 2022.  2021 information hasn't been fully tabulated yet.  2022 isn't even over.  So I hope you understand that to me, it seems like the chart is fake.

The Department of Homeland Security's most recent statistics show a decrease in the most recent year for which numbers are available: 2020.

2009: 889,212

2010: 796,587

2011: 678,606

2012: 671,327

2013: 662,483

2014: 679,996

2015: 462,388

2016: 530,250

2017: 461,540

2018: 572,566

2019: 1,013,539

2020: 518,597

Source  (page 91)

DHS stats show the most active period was 1995-2001, when between 1.3 and 1.8 million people were apprehended each year.

While I appreciate your enthusiasm for the subject, let's not use HAIF to spread misinformation lies.  If you got it from social media, there's a non-zero chance it was planted there by people who are gullible, greedy, or do not have America's best interests in mind. 

Statements of fact should be backed by sources.

As referenced above, I got this via CNN.  However, since CNN isn't always a reliable source of information, mea culpa.

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1 hour ago, Blue Dogs said:

Hidalgo will NOT win on November 8th. Majority of law enforcement agencies are backing Mealer & the Harris County GOP is energized to vote out Hidalgo & Garcia as well as the other liberal district judges.

Is this some Law Enforcement Agency Endorsements=Certain Victory axiom that you read about on Breitbart? I guess someone better tell Donald Trump.

(Something tells me your predictions were off in November 2020 as well. If people can’t see what an absolute cult the Republican Party has become, I’m not sure what to say.)

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