June 28, 2022

"The bodies of 46 migrants were found in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio on Monday..."

"... the deadliest smuggling incident of its kind in U.S. history.... Rescuers pulled 16 people from the truck who were still alive and conscious, including four minors, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters.... According to Hood, the bodies removed from the truck 'were hot to the touch.'... The deaths come amid a surge in migration at the border, with the latest U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures showing that immigration arrests there in May rose to the highest levels ever recorded.... Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was quick to blame the president for the tragedy, writing that 'these deaths are on Biden' in a tweet.... The deaths 'are the result of his deadly open border policies,' Abbott wrote. 'They show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.'"

WaPo reports.

The previous record number of deaths in one incident — in the United States — was 19.

57 comments:

BillieBob Thorton said...

What's the deal with Democrats advocating for the killing of illegals?
Can we call them what they are now, the Death cult party.
Could they be any more barbaric?

Lucien said...

It’s time for common sense border control — er, “Border Safety” laws.

Christopher B said...

If you voted for Biden, you voted for this.

Howard said...

Wait, I thought you people supported shooting illegals because they are invaders. Shouldn't Biden get credit for exterminating these rapists and drug dealers?

Leland said...

That’s twice as many people than died in Uvalde, so I suspect this will be a news story for weeks.

Curious George said...

And people said Biden was an underachiever!

John henry said...

Those deaths are on Brandon and his anti-life gang and supporters. Including those who supported him silently through inaction

Brandon's no border policy encourages this smuggling and murder

John LGBTQ Henry

Mr Wibble said...

Why should I care about dead illegals?

wendybar said...

Progressives are the party of death.

David Begley said...

Will POTUS speak about this?

These deaths are on Biden and Harris.

Humperdink said...

Biden justice department wanted to bring charges against border agents on horseback. Because .....

Now we have asphyxiation on Biden's hands. Literally. Charges? Nope. June 28th commission? Nope.

PS: Howard with his now famous "you people" retort. Makes me smile.

Lyle said...

A secure border would have saved these people's live. Abbott was called all kind of vile things for having Texas authorities hold up trucks from Mexico to check each and every one.

Aggie said...

My God this is tragic beyond words.

Temujin said...

A bad policy has long term consequences. Looking at the policies of the Democrats over the last decade or so, and certainly since January of 2020, they do seem to encourage, or even clamor for death. Sound hyperbolic? Look at the news over the last couple of weeks.

I try to ignore the claims by some that Democrats are a death cult. I've looked at that for a long time as pure hyperbole. But, my God. Just what do they stand for? Certainly not individual rights. Not even collective rights, unless you are of the approved collective. Not national security. Not energy independence. Not the right to protect yourself as an individual. Just chaos. Open borders- giving an unaccounted for mass of illegal immigrants free schooling, medical, and housing. Anytime abortions. Schools intent on driving up funding for DEI education while dropping funding for the classics and STEM. Free shoplifting- no limits. Crime running rampant in the cities with their answer being that law-abiding citizens should no longer be able to get a gun for themselves. And of course, police should be banned.

Or more simply- look at the carnage in Chicago, St. Lous, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Washington DC, Memphis, Cleveland. Look at the desecration of the cities of San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, LA. And look at who is running these cities and have for decades and decades- in some cases over 100 years. Why, it's almost as if they want it this way.

Who are these people and how do any of them hold office currently? I have looked at disgust at the Republican Party for years. But that disgust was their lack of response to their own base. Their lies to their own base. And their lack of will do to anything- until Trump came along and forced them into some things. But I never looked at them as having a goal of eliminating the country as we know it. I do believe there is a growing segment of the Democratic Party that wants all out chaos. They want to break this thing up and start over in some fantasy Socialist/Totalitarian rule.

Is it too early to shout once again that there should be no Democrat elected for any office for two generations? We can make other choices, people. Our borders should not be a wide open Wild West event. We should not have reams of people coming in, and tons of fentanyl and heroin coming in. Not if we loved our country and ourselves. Not if we cared for other humans. You don't invite people into these bad situations, making them believe they can just cross over and life is fixed for them. Not if you really care about humans as you always claim you do.

M Jordan said...

Imagine dying in the back of a semi. True preventable tragedy.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

Perhaps Biden should say something. Revoke his invitation.

hawkeyedjb said...

"Shouldn't Biden get credit for exterminating these rapists and drug dealers?"

Yes Howard, he should. I give him full credit.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

Howard - don't be an ass.

You corrupt shithead invited illegal entrants to pour over our border. His goons shuffle and secretly the illegal entrants on planes in the dead of night to the interior of our nation.

Please inform the class why this is OK and if other Western nations do this. thanks.

oh and it's the left who invited people to risk their lives to come here. so - your goons have the gun. Your dems might as well have shot all of these poor people.

JAORE said...

46 people die in a horrible manner and THIS is your thought:

"I thought you people supported shooting illegals"

Hmmmm, I'm hesitant to support red flag laws, but Howard seems like a candidate I could agree with.

Kate said...

Howard equating "illegal" with rapists and drug dealers.

Let's both have some coffee. It's hot as hell here, but cheers and good morning.

Richard Aubrey said...

Leland. Drop the snark. "for hours" is the real bet.

Kirk Parker said...

" ... providers who are not federal employees could be prosecuted..."

Wait, what????

Federales are above state law?

Drago said...

Howard: "Wait, I thought you people supported shooting illegals because they are invaders."

When you have to vomit up such transparent lies AND thinking these moronic missives are such sick burns against conservatives, you have already lost.

As the political shift of Latinos to the republican party, particularly in border areas, demonstrates conclusively.

You and gadfly were made for each other.

Wince said...

Howard it seems doesn't recognize the moral or legal difference between a bad faith invitation to enter and a lawful prohibition against entry, whether at the doors of the US Capitol or the border with Mexico.

Gusty Winds said...

These migrants mean nothing to Democrats other than being pawns in their effort to turn Texas and Arizona Blue.

Women are raped crossing the border, children trafficked and abandoned. Drugs flow into Americas cities. Trump was right. There are many reasons for border control. There are only inhumane sinister reasons to leave it open an porous.

46 migrants dead, but no more mean tweets. To a Democrat, that's a fair trade-off.

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

Joe Biden. Returning us to normalcy in record-breaking fashion.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

If Kids in Cages (TM) was an impeachable offense what is this cruel mass extinction event?

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

Ban tractor trailers!

- random Democrat's response

Rusty said...

Aggie said...
"My God this is tragic beyond words." To call it tragic is to imply that it wasn't preventable. It is not a tragedy. It is a crime. Another crime Biden voters can take credit for.

Buckwheathikes said...

"Perhaps Biden should say something"

Biden and his wife traveled to Uvalde. Will he travel to San Antonio for the burials of these 42 people?

Is Biden calling for a halt to illegal immigration while we figure out what's gone so wrong here?

Where is Kamala Harris today? Isn't she in charge of immigration?

Crickets.

Howard said...

Just quoting PDJT when he was riffing about the wall and people from shithole countries. If I'm honest, it's no ones fault. We are lucky to have been born in the US. Is it no wonder people from narcokleptocracies will risk life and limb for the opportunity to achieve the American Dream?

I'm impressed with Governor Abbott who has managed to wheel himself up onto the top of that pile of corpses to score political points.

Dave Begley said...

Temujin:

Excellent post. But you left out how Green energy means we are handing the keys to our electric system to China. China is the main beneficiary in the rush to wind and solar.

ColoComment said...

May I just applaud the consistent high quality of Temujin's comments on this blog? They are consistently well thought out, well written, speak to the issue, and unfailingly add quality to the discussion rather than divert or detract.

Temujin is the antithesis of Howard (& Howard's ilk).

Drago said...

Humperdink: "PS: Howard with his now famous "you people" retort. Makes me smile."

Howard's (and other lunatic lefties) insistence with carrying on the "Latinx" slur makes me smile even more.

Poor Overseer Howard and gadfly. Those darn uppity Latinos simply refuse to stay on the modern democratical plantation!

Clyde said...

I said it in the open thread early this morning, and I'll say it again here: Biden and his regime have more blood on their hands.

Iman said...

A question: has anyone else noticed that Howard is arguably the inspiration for Zippy the Pinhead?

MAJMike said...

This is on the Drooling Moron in the White House and his enablers.

Lyle Smith said...

Howard... who pressured Governor Abbott to stop roadblocking along the Texas border? Was it you?

Aggie said...

Rusty said: "To call it tragic is to imply that it wasn't preventable." Suggest you read some Shakespeare and then get back to me on the definition of 'tragedy' as un-preventable. I made no such implication and would have it that criminal prosecution would proceed straight up the accountability chain. To leave a parked vehicle full of people baking to death out of simple venality - and to understand that the people who should be held accountable, probably won't be? That's a pretty good definition of tragedy.

stunned said...

Howard, this is for you.

https://www.additudemag.com/why-do-i-say-stupid-things-rein-in-impulsive-adhd-speech/

Michael K said...

Blogger Howard said...

Wait, I thought you people supported shooting illegals because they are invaders. Shouldn't Biden get credit for exterminating these rapists and drug dealers?


Howard, the only "shooting of illegals" is taking place in Democrat cities, like Chicago. There is even a Latino candidate for Mayor who is trying to do something about the killing. Biden definitely gets "credit" for the drug dealers plus these murders. Putting 60 people in a semi trailer in summer in Texas is murder.

Dude1394 said...

These migrants mean just as much to democrats as inner city blacks. Nothing except on voting day.

hombre said...

Collateral damage from the Biden Immigration Doctrine.

Old and slow said...

For god's sake, haven't you lot figured out that arguing with the unpleasant old man from Mass is what sustains him? He isn't coy about what he is, I'll give him that. Feed the animals and they keep coming back.

Narr said...

Should, but won't, get maximum publicity among the others: STAY AWAY--YOU WILL DIE!

This is only a large incident out of many, to be sure.



Original Mike said...

Of course this is on Biden.

Václav Patrik Šulik said...

Goodbye to my Juan,
goodbye Rosalita;
adiós, mis amigos,
Jesús y María...

n.n said...

catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform

Readering said...

Up to 50.

Chris Lopes said...

"For god's sake, haven't you lot figured out that arguing with the unpleasant old man from Mass is what sustains him?"

I admit I have been tempted to respond to his nonsense over the past few weeks. Each time though, I remember he isn't really engaging in real conversation, he's just trying to disrupt everyone else's conversation. To reuse a very over used (by me) metaphor, he's trying to ruin the party by shitting in the punch bowl.

MalaiseLongue said...

It might be tempting to describe these people's suffering as unthinkable, but maybe we should all think long and hard about how it feels to die so horrifically, and to watch your loved ones die in this manner, and to be powerless to save them or yourself.

On Real Clear Politics today, a link to this story ("50 Found Dead in Truck as Admin Struggles to Control the Border") is featured on the sidebar, under the heading "Biden Administration." Rightly so.

"Struggles."

FJB.

Jim at said...

Remember when the nightly news led off with Kids in Cages!!!!!! for weeks on end?

Any chance they'll even mention this?

Eric Rathmann said...

Oh Howard, your thinking process is so sad.
The UN is trying to identify the 24,000 bodies drown in the Mediterraean from 2011 through 2016 or so. Roughly half from Libya, exacerbated by Obama/Hillary/Biden misadventures in Libya in 2011 and half from Syria, to a lesser extent made worse by US policy. Europe should have taken the Trump approach and vetted refugees at border camps abroad and safely transported the eligible into Europe. Instead refugees got on cheap boats. Boats were confiscated upon arrival and airlines would not transport people to Europe when airlines had to pay the cost to return the ineligible.
A true border crossing with enforcement would solve these problems. People sneaking across borders are putting themselves at great risk. Trump was working toward a more humane and orderly solutions. And Congress should have limits, in line with other OECD countries on emigrants. Instead partisan vitriol ruined effective policy making.

Iman said...

Dementia Joe’s legacy…

Robert Cook said...

"Why should I care about dead illegals?"

Because they're human beings.

JAORE said...

The border is under control? What, by monsters without souls.

anonymous said...

They wanted an open border. This is what an open border gets you