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May 18, 2006 9:48 PM   Subscribe

1 DEPLOY GUNS AND BADGES. Josh Bolten's Five Point Plan is in full effect. "It'll be more guys with guns and badges," said a proponent of the plan. "Think of the visuals. The President can go down and meet with the new recruits. He can go down to the border and meet with a bunch of guys and go ride around on an ATV."
posted by scalefree (42 comments total)

 
What a nice photo. I feel better already.
posted by danb at 9:51 PM on May 18, 2006


Badges? They don't need no stinkin' badges.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:59 PM on May 18, 2006



ACCOMPLISHIN' MISSIONS!
posted by cloeburner at 10:15 PM on May 18, 2006


DEATH TO MEXICO!
posted by Artw at 10:24 PM on May 18, 2006


That't no ATV, golf cart, or even a dune buggy. Technically it is a "sand rail". I tried to find out who makes it but had no google luck.

Bush looks kinda like Dukakis in his tank.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 10:26 PM on May 18, 2006


Exciting! Cool ride, George.

I can't wait for step number three, "BRAG MORE".
posted by baklavabaklava at 10:28 PM on May 18, 2006




Read my lips: No new Texans!
posted by fandango_matt at 10:32 PM on May 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


I see they found somebody qualified to clear brush in order to better spot the illegals.
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:36 PM on May 18, 2006


STEP 2: President Bush catches border-crosser weighing more than twice as much as the established record.
posted by pruner at 10:51 PM on May 18, 2006


I heard Bush was disappointed when he found out it was catch-and-release.
posted by JekPorkins at 11:00 PM on May 18, 2006


So this is a photoshop thread now?


posted by delmoi at 11:22 PM on May 18, 2006


MORE PLEASE! I'm lovin' the photos!
posted by nlindstrom at 12:07 AM on May 19, 2006




...also works on Mars.
posted by milquetoast at 2:16 AM on May 19, 2006


We don't need no steenking badgers
posted by Sparx at 2:45 AM on May 19, 2006


plus
posted by Sparx at 2:52 AM on May 19, 2006


equals
posted by Sparx at 2:53 AM on May 19, 2006


is that badger pissing?
posted by quonsar at 4:06 AM on May 19, 2006


no, it has a laser.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:22 AM on May 19, 2006


Yes! A laser that emits a beam of pure antimatter!
posted by eriko at 4:29 AM on May 19, 2006


hysterical I love moon patrol
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 4:30 AM on May 19, 2006


Metafilter: Bush brings out the fark in us.
posted by nofundy at 5:10 AM on May 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


I demand to know what this administration's stance on badgers with crotch lasers is.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:42 AM on May 19, 2006


snakebitefallujah
posted by romanb at 5:42 AM on May 19, 2006


snakebite_freedom
posted by romanb at 5:59 AM on May 19, 2006


snakebite_afghanistan
posted by romanb at 6:19 AM on May 19, 2006


"No matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world." -- Stephen Colbert
posted by kirkaracha at 6:36 AM on May 19, 2006


The Bolten Plan
..1 DEPLOY GUNS AND BADGES.
..2 MAKE WALL STREET HAPPY.
..3 BRAG MORE.
..4 RECLAIM SECURITY CREDIBILITY.
..5 COURT THE PRESS.

It's so crazy it just might work.. I sure hope they're paying this Bolten guy enough.
posted by econous at 7:08 AM on May 19, 2006


milquetoast: Thank you.
posted by elderling at 7:10 AM on May 19, 2006


romanb: After doing so much work masking out the car, I can see why you'd want to get as much use out of itas possible :P
posted by delmoi at 7:17 AM on May 19, 2006


Read my lips: No new Texans!
posted by fandango_matt

That's the killer quote that may win the next election.
Someone needs to illustrate it with a good picture of Bush II against the Rio Grande border guard stations.

Anyone besides me old enough to remember the 1960s, when "That Was The Week That Was" was on TV in the US?

I recall they did a White House Press Conference sketch in which the representative kept slipping more and more outrageous bits of info about the [Vietnam] war in as though they were no surprise, and the press got increasingly outraged and eventually demanded that the President come out and explain what was going on. And the press rep refused to call him, saying:

"What?! You can't expect me to interrupt the President while he's visiting the front lines in California??"

And now, it's happened.
posted by hank at 7:53 AM on May 19, 2006


My apologies, I really didn't mean for this to be a Fark thread. I just wanted to point out the ridiculous literalization of the new strategy. I guess some graphic ridicule in response was inevitable. Oh well, live & learn. I did like the moon buggy, though.
posted by scalefree at 7:58 AM on May 19, 2006


1 DEPLOY GUNS AND BADGES.
2 PUT ON ROBE AND WIZARD HAT.
posted by Snyder at 8:00 AM on May 19, 2006


I'm pasting it into all of my family photos at the moment..
posted by romanb at 8:01 AM on May 19, 2006


If I were president, I would militarize the borders just so I could ride in an awesome buggy. Please delete this comment in 2024.
posted by drezdn at 8:34 AM on May 19, 2006




/fark?
posted by Fezboy! at 8:40 AM on May 19, 2006


Most. Freedom-Enhancing. Thread. Ever.
posted by rusty at 9:29 AM on May 19, 2006


Last summer, some friends and I went to see Treasure of the Sierra Madre, from which the "stinkin' badges" meme originated. We made t-shirts! The best line in the movie, though, was one that was unintentionally funny: "Can't you see the old man's nuts?" < /offtopic>
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:35 AM on May 19, 2006


Why does President Bush think he can secure the US borders when he hasn't been able to secure the borders in Afghanistan and Iraq? Securing borders isn't his strong suit.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:50 AM on May 19, 2006


Who loves ya, baby?



At least Dukakis had his finger on the trigger of a machine gun.

Bush wasn't even allowed to drive...
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 1:04 PM on May 19, 2006


Technically it is a "sand rail". I tried to find out who makes it but had no google luck.

My guess would be Chenowth racing. They have that somewhat distinctive cover of the front shocks and it looks rather like their Advanced Light Strike Vehicle.
posted by milovoo at 2:20 PM on May 19, 2006


I demand to know what this administration's stance on badgers with crotch lasers is.

Maybe you can get insane non-reporter Les Kinsolving to ask that question at the next white house press conference.
posted by odinsdream at 2:22 PM on May 19, 2006


While most conservatives realize this is just a ploy to make it look like Bush is interested in securing our borders, many "liberals" are a bit confused. They don't seem to realize that they're on Bush's side when it comes to massive legal and illegal immigration.

For instance, the Senate bill that Bush seems to support was to allow up to 100 million legal immigrants over the next 20 years. They've now reduced that to 66 million over 20 years.

And, that doesn't count all the illegal aliens who'd come here to take part in future amnesties.

Why make fun of Bush? He's on your side.
posted by LonewackoDotCom at 11:33 AM on May 20, 2006


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