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Friday, August 17, 2012

Joe the Plumber on Illegal Immigration

Samuel Wurzlbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, is running for Congress in Ohio.  He was in Arizona plugging for Republican state senate candidate Lori Klein, and offered his personal solution to the illegal immigration problem: 

“I’m running for Congress. How many congressmen or people running for Congress have you heard, put a fence up and start shooting?  None?  Well you heard it here first. Put troops on the border and start shooting, I bet that solves our immigration problem real quick.”

The guy called Joe the Pumber
Came out with a plan this summer:
Put troops on the border
To shoot’d be the order.
You really can’t get much dumber.

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