Take your blood pressure right now if you care how your money gets spent…
The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT), the brainchild of three faculty members at the University of California-San Diego and a colleague at the University of Michigan, is a software application that can be installed into a GPS-enabled cell phone. In addition to helping immigrants locate water and landmarks, it also could alert them to Border Patrol checkpoints. And to make the trek a little less arduous, it also plays recorded poetry.
“It’s amazing to think that university professors, whose salaries are funded by taxpayers, are actually designing a GPS application intended to facilitate illegal entry across the U.S.-Mexico border,” [Joe] Kasper [U.S. Rep Duncan Hunter's spoksman]said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “In this case, the university is functioning as a platform for a system that would ultimately help smugglers, other criminals and illegal immigrants navigate the border.”
The faculty members behind the project — UCSD’s Micha Cardenas, Ricardo Dominguez and Brett Stalbaum and the University of Michigan’s Amy Sara Carroll — declined comment for this story.
Wow, huh? Your tax dollars are actually paying the salaries of these d-bags who are making apps for phones to help illegal immigrants, drug dealers, terrorists, smugglers, etc cross the borders without getting caught. Your tax dollars. the faculty members declined to comment but they did send Fox news an e-mail when they were asked for comment and it went a little something like this…
“As a collective, we have decided that we would prefer not to be interviewed by Fox News,” Carroll wrote in an e-mail. “Our aesthetic diverges so much from your network’s that we question the possibility of genuine dialogue in an exchange with you.”
Let me translate that for you: “We can’t figure out a way to polish this turd and there’s no way we’re going to get crucified as we should on a major news network so we’re going to cower behind a veil of arrogant indignation”.Oh, and although the faculty members declined to comment for this story, here’s what they said in an editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune…
“Compare the escalating economic costs of waging two wars and upgrading a border wall ($65 billion) to those of saving lives and exercising freedom of expression,” the editorial read. “We submit that the latter two options are ‘priceless’; but, we’re open to competing cost-benefit analyses and nonviolent dialogue about the project.”
Now let me translate that for you: “We can’t defend our position so we’ll use a completely non-sequiter argument to deflect the attention off of our clearly illegal aiding and abetting and try to blame Bush again. And we’re open to ‘non-violent dialogue’ which means that we’re open to discussing things right up until the point where you disagree with us and make us look like asses.”
Dude. Cut their funding, fire them, and charge them. They’ve got it coming.