Border Patrol recruiting at NASCAR venues

This is damned strange, if you ask me:

For most of its 83-year history, the Border Patrol has recruited from universities and military bases in the Southwest and other regions where its role is well known. Now, it’s looking to all 50 states for new hires, and stockcar races seemed like a good place to find candidates with the proper motivations.

Motivations like those of this aspiring polyglot:

“I’m looking for a better job,” said Heather Rydstrom, of Windham. “I could learn how to speak a different language, help the U.S.A., stop people from coming over and doing stuff.”

It’s sad to say, but anyone who self-identifies as a “patriotic American” is suspect and is most likely a wall-eyed semiliterate redneck with a hankering for guns and loud noises. It will be interesting to see if this recruitment effort leads to a measurable increase in Border Patrol applicants.

6 thoughts on “Border Patrol recruiting at NASCAR venues”

  1. “They were screaming it out, ‘Border Patrol, Border Patrol,’ ” he said. “They were amazing.”

    God help us all!

  2. NASCAR is a southern-white-boy-‘thang’, minorities not welcome.
    They might as well recruit from the Klan.

  3. It will also be interesting to see whether or not this leads to a measurable increase in killings by Border Patrol agents.

  4. Kevin said,

    …most likely a wall-eyed semiliterate redneck with a hankering for guns and loud noises.

    Much like darwinists are a bunch of anti-God pansy boys with a hankerin’ for apertifs and Kazakh goat porn?
    Folks, you ever think your critiques could be improved by actually trying the veal?

  5. “NASCAR is a southern-white-boy-‘thang’, minorities not welcome. They might as well recruit from the Klan.”
    Yeah-Southern-whites only-exept last weeks winner (Juan Pablo Montoya from Mexico) might be suprised to hear that, and this week they are racing in Delaware.
    By the way “Heather Rydstrom, of Windham” quoted in your article…that’s Windham, New Hampshire. Very Southern…
    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070630/REPOSITORY/706300307
    Let’s face it, anyone with $$$ and a tent can ‘recruit’ at races. You could claim Visa and Mastercard and Nextel and Jim Beam are ‘recruiting’ at NASCAR races.
    I’m tired of the sterotyping of the NASCAR fan and the South in general. Grow up folks.

  6. Oh, NASCAR’s definitely gone mainstream. It’s been a long time since it was the sole or even primary purview of traditional rednecks.
    The article, however, makes it clear that the recruiting effort by the Border Patrol is aimed not at the moms and dads bringing their families to the races, but at the core redneck faction.
    Alan — seriously, have you ever heard anyone either self-idenitify as a “patriotic American,” or call someone else patriotic, who wasn’t taking a page or three from Gribbit?

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