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March 22, 2009

Mexico City Blues

Filed under: Border Security — by Philip J. Palin on March 22, 2009

I know how and when to pull the trigger, Janet tells us.

Tom tells us there are entirely too many triggers.

But together we can triumph, Chad tells Texans.

Great God Almighty
   What’s to be done?
   O what’s to be done?
Sings the majestical keener
   and moaner
At the Mexican Funeral home -
And from a clap in the upclouds
Comes a clap of clouts,
All has been done.
As Theravada say “Nothing”

224th Chorus of Mexico City Blues by Jack Kerouac (1959)

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

March 23, 2009 @ 9:43 am

At one time the plan for mass immigration emergencies mandated by Congress after the Mariel Boatlift in the Carter Administration was being coordinated throughout civil Executive Branch agencies and DOD. Called most recently “Distant Shore” I hope it is being continuously worked on. Several internet bloggers are again stating that FEMA is build concentration camps for a variety of the reasons. I think it behooves Janet N as Secretary DHS (there is no FEMA Administrator in place) to openly address these statements and address FEMA and DHS involvement in utilization of DOD domestic bases for housing of those relocated in disasters. Also an excellent hearing presided over by Senator Mary Landrieu on the 18th of March yielding a treasure trove of information and statistics on disaster housing generally and also during Katrina.

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