I'm still not going to vote for you, Ricky.
For those of you who don't feel like clicking on the embedded link, Governor Perry has announced a plan to place several hundred night-vision-enhanced Internet camera s along the Texas/Mexico border, accessible by anyone with an Internet connection. The feed from these webcams is supposed to be real-time, and there will be toll-free numbers to call, so that watchers may report suspicious activity.
So, in the comfort of my own home, I will be able to access any one of several hundred "real-time" web cameras placed at what Gov. Perry states are "criminal hotspots and common routes used to enter this country".
Call me cynical, but I foresee the following things happening:
1) Folks being so happy that the State of Texas is Doing Something About Illegal Immigration that they over-look other things that the State of Texas is doing. Like the afore-mentioned Trans-Texas Corridor; and
2) That in most instances the first, last, and only thing showing on the Internet will probably be a
3) That the most internet activity will be from .mx and .gov addresses pin-pointing the locations of cameras
Maybe I'm just cynical. We'll see what happens.