Comments: Predator joins border patrol

Good idea, but they need to arm the things. I don;t especially want to kill Mexicans but if it made them stay on their side of the border . . .

Posted by Jay at October 3, 2005 08:03 PM

Ha! I should have thought to email you about this.

I usually try to remember you whenenver the Predator makes the news...

Posted by Murdoc at October 3, 2005 09:23 PM

Over ten years ago, I had a rigid meeting with a US Federal Marshall at the Blaine Border crossing between BC and Washington State.

A customs agent gave me permission to sell graphics products in Bellingham. That tuned out to be an error on his part. Somebody phoned me in to the feds and I was sitting in a computer equipped police cruiser.

This guy in the dark green uniform was one junkyard dog. After fingerprinting I suggested we go back and see the agent I spoke with.

We went to the border crossing and the guy was off shift. Oh no. Junkyard assured me I was going to spend some days in the lock-up.

We did some more talking and I assured him there would never be another incident, so he let me get back to Canada with a warning.

If the guys in dark green were that mean then, I would hate to be in their clutches in today's post 9/11 mood. ugh. 73s TG

Posted by TonyGuitar at October 4, 2005 12:46 PM

Tony, Don't feel badly. Even I have had my problems at the border, but the surprise is the larger number of times they just waved me through. My kids swear my accent gives me away as an American (I still can't say roof to Canadian standards.)

Jay, you already know that arming a Predator over U.S. soil would be illegal but I sure get your drift!

Murdoc, I was going to claim that you didn't need to notify because I already got my coded communique from Karl Rove but I was afraid some idiot would actually believe it.

I simply adore the Predator - especially when it's accessorized with Hellfire missles - because its existence lets us sleep better knowing that the enemy can't. (And besides, it drives the loonier liberals nuts.)

Posted by Debbye at October 4, 2005 01:37 PM