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Man patrols, petitions to ban day laborers from parking lot [Patriotic Duty Alert]
Union Tribune ^ | Aug. 22, 2006 | Elena Gaona

Posted on 08/24/2006 8:07:30 AM PDT by conservativecorner

RAMONA – Clint Hamilton says he'd rather be playing softball with his 10-year-old daughter.

Instead, the Ramona resident said “patriotic duty” pushes him to spend at least 20 hours a week trying to stop day laborers from gathering outside the downtown grocery store where he once shopped.

A one-man Minuteman army, Hamilton videotapes and photographs people hiring workers and said he's been criticized and threatened.

“All I ask them to do is get out of our parking lot,” he said.

Hamilton, 44, speaks in calm tones and wears a U.S. Border Patrol baseball cap. “I'm basically a nice guy,” he said.

Outside a doughnut store in the shopping center, men gathered for coffee on a recent morning said they don't see Hamilton that way.

“He's just racist,” said Antonio Murillo, 75, who buys a pastry and a cup of coffee and spends his mornings chatting with the workers, something he said he has done each morning for more than 15 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; daylaborers; illegalaliens; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico; wetbacks

1 posted on 08/24/2006 8:07:37 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: conservativecorner

Big old "attaboy"!!!


2 posted on 08/24/2006 8:11:08 AM PDT by jdsteel ('nuff said (old Marvel Comics reference....))
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To: conservativecorner
Racist must be the first word liberals are taught at birth.

Their knee-jerk reaction to everything is "Racist!"
3 posted on 08/24/2006 8:13:49 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: jdsteel
Big old "attaboy"!!!

Ditto.

Since Hamilton's efforts began, the number of employers coming to the site has plummeted, about a dozen men looking for work said recently.

4 posted on 08/24/2006 8:28:31 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: conservativecorner
“We're not animals,” said day laborer Arturo Lozano, 39, of Mexico, who is undocumented. “I have a wife and three kids. I'm out here to support them.”

When Hamilton drives by with his camera, “I feel powerless because of the racism,” Lozano said. “No one deserves to be treated like a creature.”


So get "documented".
5 posted on 08/24/2006 8:33:27 AM PDT by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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To: conservativecorner

Hope he's taking his 10 year-old daughter with him.
Otherwise, you gotta question his priorities.
Sounds like this guy's got too much time on his hands.


6 posted on 08/24/2006 8:47:36 AM PDT by XR7
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


7 posted on 08/24/2006 9:05:51 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: conservativecorner

Courageous kudos to Mr. Hamilton and others like him. It takes real courage to stare down these law breaking evil doers all the while looking it in the face. Others should take comfort and solace from this mans patriotic actions and acts of personal courage.


8 posted on 08/24/2006 9:18:18 AM PDT by Ron H. (Throw the OBL bums out of office no matter their party affiliation!!!)
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To: XR7
Hope he's taking his 10 year-old daughter with him. Otherwise, you gotta question his priorities. Sounds like this guy's got too much time on his hands.

He's doing more for his daughter's future (any YOUR daughter's future and MY daughter's future) than playing softball with her. Or maybe you think all the fathers in George Washington's army should have left Valley Forge to spend more time with their kids?

This guy is a true patriot. More so than all the whiners who complain about illegal aliens but won't make any sort of personal sacrifice to do something about them!

9 posted on 08/24/2006 10:11:40 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: Ron H.
Others should take comfort and solace from this mans patriotic actions and acts of personal courage.

Better yet, get out there and join him! Get involved with the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps in your area, or start a neighborhood watch program of your own. Just the fact that you are out there, observing and recording, puts a little paranoia into the illegals and the corrupt businesses who employ them.

10 posted on 08/24/2006 10:16:25 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: conservativecorner

American Hero.


11 posted on 08/24/2006 12:37:39 PM PDT by X918
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To: AppleButter
This guy is a true patriot.

BTTT!

12 posted on 08/24/2006 5:14:21 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: AppleButter

"Hope he's taking his 10 year-old daughter with him. Otherwise, you gotta question his priorities. Sounds like this guy's got too much time on his hands."

So right Applebutter...that's the problem with a lot of Americans...they'd rather go on with their lives and watch their country go down the drain than get involved...


13 posted on 08/24/2006 10:06:14 PM PDT by Niteflyr
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To: Nickname

I think American citizens better get use to being called racists...illegal immigration supporters have adopted this tactic as they have no real defense for their position. I use to cringe at the term "racist" but in the last year I've gotten use to hearing it and it doesn't bother me at all...


14 posted on 08/24/2006 10:18:34 PM PDT by Niteflyr (If that's the best you can do ...talk to the hand...I'm not listening...)
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To: Niteflyr
I use to cringe at the term "racist" but in the last year I've gotten use to hearing it and it doesn't bother me at all...

That's the danger of over-using a word. It ultimately loses all meaning. The term "racist" can now mean anything from a rabid white supremicist to someone who simply doesn't agree blacks are owed reparations for slavery. There's some Ivy League professor (forget his name) who says ALL white people are AUTOMATICALLY racists because they enjoy "unearned benefits" from living in a society that has exploited nonwhites in the past. A white person would have to give away all his wealth (stolen from slaves); forget his education (slaves were denied education); and dye his skin (society equates white skin with beauty and goodness) to stop being a racist.

15 posted on 08/25/2006 6:55:58 AM PDT by AppleButter
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To: AppleButter

"ALL white people are AUTOMATICALLY racists"

actually I think that's the legal definition...

sooo...if I'm white and someone hate's me because of
the color of MY skin...what are they????

like members of La Raza and MeCha...their platform sounds pretty damn racist to me...


16 posted on 08/27/2006 12:36:57 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("racist" is a term used by those who have nothing of substance to say...)
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To: conservativecorner

In my long history at FR, I don't think I've ever once advocated violence, and I'm not doing so now. That being said, I wouldn't shed a tear if these guys were to unload a can of whoop-ass on Hamilton.

Yeah, I know it's the new anti-PC to never admit that something is racist no matter how racist it is. The anti-PC is just as bad as the real thing. Sorry, I refuse to play the game. Hamilton obviously is upset about the browning of his little corner of the universe, and nothing more.


17 posted on 08/27/2006 1:15:12 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Melas
That being said, I wouldn't shed a tear if these guys were to unload a can of whoop-ass on Hamilton.

Be careful what you wish for. Either something has to be done to stop the illegal immigration, or there IS going to be conflict. You shouldn't have written that. But, you did.

18 posted on 08/27/2006 1:20:27 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Melas
That being said, I wouldn't shed a tear if these guys were to unload a can of whoop-ass on Hamilton.

I doubt many here on FR would shed any tears about you! If you want to live next door to legal Mexicans, head south!

19 posted on 08/27/2006 1:21:39 PM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Why shouldn't I have written that?


20 posted on 08/27/2006 1:22:14 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: pageonetoo
I doubt many here on FR would shed any tears about you!

I'm sure that a fair number wouldn't, but a fair number would. I can live with that.

21 posted on 08/27/2006 1:25:19 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: pageonetoo
If you want to live next door to legal Mexicans, head south!

Well, at least you you honest about it, and didn't try to pretend that it was about illegal immigrants vs legal immigrants. It's refreshing to see someone admit that he/she holds legal immigrants in equally low regard.

22 posted on 08/27/2006 1:28:01 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: pageonetoo

How do the actions of Mr. Hamilton upset you, and lead you to make that statement?


23 posted on 08/27/2006 1:30:24 PM PDT by rudy45
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To: pageonetoo

sorry, I misdirected that last post


24 posted on 08/27/2006 1:31:15 PM PDT by rudy45
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To: Melas

see post 23.


25 posted on 08/27/2006 1:31:33 PM PDT by rudy45
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To: Melas
Maybe I should rephrase so I can offend you (re: your tagline).

I said you should move south if you wish to live next to LEGAL MEXICANS. Illegal Mexicans are not welcomed in the United States Constitution. Illegal anybody is not welcomed in it, either! They are invaders. They should be shot on sight! they are stealing from tax-paying Americans, and their heritage. Yep, I'll refresh you, good!

26 posted on 08/27/2006 1:32:15 PM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: rudy45
Ok, I'll happily oblige with an explanation. Hamilton is harassing these men, and I'm convinced that he's doing so because they are Mexican.

Don't let the red herrings in the story throw you. For example, Hamilton's lament that he can't keep them out of "our" parking lot. There is no "our" parking lot, at least not with an an "our" that included Hamilton. It's Albertson's parking lot, and anyone with a shred of common sense knows that Albertsons could post the parking lot and dispense with this gathering at will.

The fact that Albertsons, or rather it's management hasn't done so is the telling, but omitted fact in this article. So long as the management isn't telling them to leave, they have every right to be there.
27 posted on 08/27/2006 1:43:03 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: pageonetoo

Having briefly explored your previous posts, I've found your problem: You've smoked too much dope...with and without your children.


28 posted on 08/27/2006 1:44:48 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Melas
Having briefly explored your previous posts, I've found your problem: You've smoked too much dope...with and without your children.

Wow, I'm impressed. You wasted a portion of your life on me. I hope you enjoyed your visit!..

I doubt if I will waste any more of mine! My problem is with people who think everythng is about race or color. You're the bigot in the picture, dude! I am a businessman, and I woul not use illegal labor to cheapen my product, nor unfairly compete. Americans suffer for those illegals to be here. They are doing jobs that Americans can do.


29 posted on 08/27/2006 1:49:16 PM PDT by pageonetoo (You'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: Melas

Are you OK with having illegal aliens congregating in a parking lot?


30 posted on 08/27/2006 2:00:52 PM PDT by rudy45
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To: Melas

Suppose we asked Mr. Hamilton, and he told us that race has nothing to do with it, it's a matter of legal vs. illegal. Does he still deserve a hypothetical beating?


31 posted on 08/27/2006 2:02:27 PM PDT by rudy45
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