We’re going to party like it’s 1899:
Up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops will be deployed to Texas to help the secure the border between the United States and Mexico.
Governor Kristi Noem announced her decision to send the troops Monday on Twitter.
It comes following Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s request for help.
The initial deployment will last between 30 and 60 days. South Dakota Adjutant General Jeff Marlette and the South Dakota Department of the Military are working to finalize details of the mission.
The news release from the governor’s office says the deployment will be paid for by a private donation.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history!
I’m so old that I can remember the hysterical pearl-clutching that would burst out among all the Very Serious People when anybody would point out that Republicans were getting just a little fascist-sounding lately. Now it’s all just right out in the open.
. . . If this were happening in the “developing” world: