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CA: Highway litter program can't bar group, official says (San Diego Minutemen)
Sac Bee ^ | 3/24/09 | Steve Weigand

Posted on 03/24/2009 10:30:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

There is no legal way to ban a controversial anti-illegal immigrants group from participation in the state's Adopt-A-Highway program without shutting it down entirely, state Transportation Department chief Will Kempton said Monday.

"The bottom line is there is no way to deny these folks regardless of how we feel about them," Kempton said in a meeting with a dozen Latino legislators and representatives of minority organizations. "We will lose in court if we try to eliminate these folks."

Latino lawmakers are angry that Caltrans issued a litter pickup permit to the San Diego Minutemen for a stretch of Interstate 5 that straddles a major immigration checkpoint south of San Clemente.

The group contends it is a patriotic organization that seeks to ensure U.S. immigration and border security laws are enforced. But critics contend Minutemen are racist vigilantes that use intimidation and harassment against immigrant rights activists.

"If they were people of color," said Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, "they would be labeled a gang." Saldaña said she has been repeatedly harassed by group members at public events in her district.

In a telephone interview, Minutemen President Jeff Schwilk responded that "we wouldn't waste five minutes on Lori Saldaña except to respond to her wild charges that lack one bit of truth."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; highwaylitter; minutemen; sandiego

1 posted on 03/24/2009 10:30:02 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

If they were of the “America First!” mindset it wouldn’t bother them in the least.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 10:31:35 AM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: NormsRevenge
Latino lawmakers: What is a Latino lawmaker? Does this mean that they are NOT American but foreign illegals?
3 posted on 03/24/2009 10:32:29 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing stopping the La Raza crowd from adopting a section of highway ... except it bears a strong resemblance to real work.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 10:34:52 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: NormsRevenge
This just in... the left seeks to censor Burma-Shave signs.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 10:35:44 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: NormsRevenge
"If they were people of color," said Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, "they would be labeled a gang."

Then nothing would be done about them either except you couldn't say anything bad about them.

6 posted on 03/24/2009 10:35:52 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
issued a litter pickup permit to the San Diego Minutemen for a stretch of Interstate 5 that straddles a major immigration checkpoint south of San Clemente.

Brilliant! Here's hoping they pick up ALL the litter.

7 posted on 03/24/2009 10:36:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: NormsRevenge

The insanity continues...they are trying to help Americans, our elected officials are not...

Crazy is sane.

Dumb is smart.

Illegal is legal.

Democratic double-speak.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 10:38:28 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: NormsRevenge
A very interesting little tidbit in their Comments section: It looks like the first sentence used (as usual) the term "anti-immigrant group". Somebody said, hey, it's "anti-illegal-immigrant", the Bee changed it thusly, then changed his comment to make him look like he hadn't read it right.
9 posted on 03/24/2009 10:40:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: YOUGOTIT
Latino lawmakers: What is a Latino lawmaker?

Ya want the simple truth?

It's a law maker that hates your guts, and quietly aids and abets this lawless, government sponsored, violent invasion of America.

10 posted on 03/24/2009 10:41:59 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: NormsRevenge

Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego - who elects maggots like this woman? Gangs...are 90% LATINO, mainly ILLEGAL and part of the CARTELS that make her former nation a 3rd WORLD CESSPOOL.

When will Americans wake up?

Political correctness and Liberal politics have crashed our safety net because of ILLEGALS. The healthcare crisis is largely due to ILLEGALS.

Even if they are working, they do not cover their social costs of high birthrates...

It is a joke and we will soon be Mexico Norte.


11 posted on 03/24/2009 10:43:23 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: bgill
Here's hoping they pick up ALL the litter.

I'll bet that's what the pro-lawbreakers are afraid of -- the Minutemen might call INS if they see a plain windowless white van halfway down to its axles going 45 MPH on I-5.

12 posted on 03/24/2009 10:43:36 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: NormsRevenge
"The bottom line is there is no way to deny these folks regardless of how we feel about them," Kempton said in a meeting

WE....?? And this from a government official.

13 posted on 03/24/2009 10:44:43 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Larry Lucido

KRAMER: Well, as of today I am a proud parent of a
one-mile stretch of the Arthur Berkhardt Expressway.

JERRY: Oh, that adopt-a-highway thing.

KRAMER: Yeah, I’m part of the solution now Jerry.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 10:45:26 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: NormsRevenge

Posted by one of the newspapers respondants:

• SCHOOLS

34% plus of Arizona students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens and 24% plus are non-English speaking

39% plus of California students in grades 1-12 are illegal aliens and 42% plus are non-English speaking

In Los Angeles County, 5.1 million people speak English - 3.9 million speak Spanish

SOCIAL SERVICES

43 % of all Food Stamps issued are to illegal aliens

41 % of all Unemployment Checks in the United States are to illegal aliens

58 % of all Welfare payments in the United States are issued to illegal aliens

Less than 2 % of illegal aliens are picking crops but 41 % are on welfare.

71 % Plus of all apprehended Cars stolen in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California were

stolen by ILLEGAL ALIENS or “Transport Coyotes “

47 % of cited / stopped Drivers in California have NO License, NO Insurance, and NO Registration for the

vehicle of that 47 %, over 92 % were ILLEGAL ALIENS

63 % of cited / stopped Drivers in Arizona have NO License, NO Insurance, and NO Registration for the

vehicle of that 63 %, over 97 % are ILLEGAL ALIENS

66 % of cited / stopped Drivers in New Mexico have NO License, NO Insurance, and NO Registration for

the vehicle Of that 66 %, over 98 % were ILLEGAL ALIENS

2006 (First Quarter) INS/FBI Statistical Report on Undocumented Immigrants

CRIME

95 % of Warrants in LOS ANGELES are for ILLEGAL ALIENS

83 % of Warrants for MURDER in Phoenix Arizona are FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

86 % of Warrants for MURDER in Albuquerque New Mexico are for ILLEGAL ALIENS

75 % of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque are ILLEGAL ALIENS

24.9 % OF ALL INMATES in California detention centers are Mexican Nationals here ILLEGALLY

40.1 % of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican Nationals here ILLEGALLY

29 % (630,000) Convicted ILLEGAL ALIENS felons fill our state and federal prisons at the cost of $1.5 Billion Annually

53 % Plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by ILLEGAL ALIENS

50 % Plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are ILLEGAL ALIENS


15 posted on 03/24/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If Liberals would pay their taxes, there would be no deficit..)
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To: YOUGOTIT

That is exactly what it means, they have no real interest in joining North American society.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 11:12:13 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: NormsRevenge
(Also....from NR today, unbelievable!)

PC Gone Wild [John Derbyshire]

This 36-second video clip is going round the web. It's from a Fox News broadcast. In case you can't play it, here is my transcription. A single studio newscaster is reading the story into the camera.

Well, there is an urgent need for firefighters in the West to battle about two dozen major wildfires. The Denver channel dot-com [?] reports that many of the new recruits are Hispanics who speak only Spanish, and in Oregon that means that some of the supervisors who speak only English are being laid off or demoted, because in Oregon a crew boss is required to be able to speak the language of the firefighters, even if it's only one worker on a twenty-person crew.

The state says the rule is necessary for safety reasons. So why not require the workers to speak English? The state has no clear answer on that.

17 posted on 03/24/2009 11:14:46 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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"If they were people of color," said Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, D-San Diego, "they would be labeled a gang."

Hispanic elected officials just say the damndest things. They don't even care whether or not what they say is truthful or factual. All they care about is trying to brainwash their constituency (their fellow Hispanics).

18 posted on 03/24/2009 11:19:16 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: NormsRevenge

bttt


19 posted on 03/24/2009 11:39:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Somebody’s got to pick up the discarded Dos Equis bottles, the taco wrappers and the empty frijoles refritos cans.
20 posted on 03/24/2009 11:48:08 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: NormsRevenge

This is more America-hating nonsense from the Mex Klux Klan and the Hispanic Ku Klux Klan type of groups.

The Minutemen want to secure the border, and preserve the rights of Americans.

The fact we have politicians, who support lawbreakers from third world drug hell-holes, should scare everyone


21 posted on 03/24/2009 12:32:45 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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