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Border Patrol Group Seeks More Enforcement ~ After yesterday's unreported riots.....
Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 03, 2006 at 4:17:4 PDT | GILLIAN FLACCUS ASSOCIATED PRESS

Posted on 05/03/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Minuteman Project civilian border patrol group planned to kick off a 12-city tour Wednesday to build support for its get-tough border stance in the wake of pro-immigant rallies around the country.

Organizers said they will use the caravan, which is scheduled to finish on Capitol Hill, to mobilize voters and recruit members. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the border and strongly oppose illegal immigration.

The group hopes to counter the impact made by the more than 1 million illegal immigrants and their supporters who took to the nation's streets earlier this week. Project officials acknowledged, however, that they would have a hard time mustering the same kind of numbers for a rally of their own. Demonstrations by the Minuteman Project on Monday were scattered and small, often numbering fewer than 100 people per city.

"Our power is not putting a million people on the street, our power is putting 10 million people at the voting box," said Stephen Eichler, the group's executive director. "Their voice is accompanied by a lot of bodies, but our voice is accompanied by even more bodies who aren't going to go out in the street."

The caravan is scheduled to leave from Los Angeles and arrive on Capitol Hill for a May 12 rally as senators rush to pass an immigration reform bill before a Memorial Day deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.

Federal lawmakers must then reconcile the Senate bill - which will likely include a guest worker program and a potential path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants - with a House bill that would criminalize them.

The caravan will include about 100 staff members and supporters, said Eichler. It will stop in President Bush's vacation haven of Crawford, Texas, as well as in Phoenix, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Abilene, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Montgomery, Ala.; Atlanta; and Richmond, Va.

One supporter, Penny Magnotto of Upland, Calif., said she and a friend were planning to follow the caravan in their RV and visit seven additional states on their return to recruit more members.

"If one in 100 people that we meet up with kind of get it and see that we're nice family people I will be thrilled," said Magnotto, founder of the Minuteman spin-off Minutewomen on the Road.

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On the Net:

Minuteman Project: http://www.minutemanproject.com

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; illegalimmigrant; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrant; immigrantlist; immigration; mayday; minutemanproject; pinkodemayo; unodemayo

1 posted on 05/03/2006 8:31:39 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

which will likely include a guest worker program and a potential path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants



Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so. If they are going to be this tone deaf, they deserve to lose.


2 posted on 05/03/2006 8:35:21 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: trubluolyguy

"Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so."

Indeed.


3 posted on 05/03/2006 8:37:27 AM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What riots are you referring to? Fill us in.


4 posted on 05/03/2006 8:38:08 AM PDT by fourmation599
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To: fourmation599

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1625326/posts


5 posted on 05/03/2006 8:41:54 AM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I've looked briefly at their site and am very interested in learning more about them. I guess being from Ohio, I haven't really made the effort I should have to pay more attention to their work.


6 posted on 05/03/2006 8:42:09 AM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: fourmation599

FOX showed some video of some rock and bottle throwing at police from one of the illegal rallies on monday but I'm not sure where it was. Maybe Santa Ana.


7 posted on 05/03/2006 8:42:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: All
See this:

Reports of shots fired at Santa Ana illegal alien riot [unconfirmed]

8 posted on 05/03/2006 8:42:31 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe Santa Ana

Sounds more like Gaza....

9 posted on 05/03/2006 8:42:45 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (The GOP should not fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty.)
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To: Salem

Thanks Salem, I didn't see this.

-E


10 posted on 05/03/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT by fourmation599
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The riots in Vista?


11 posted on 05/03/2006 8:43:37 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: fourmation599

This was the first one posted that night:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1625094/posts


12 posted on 05/03/2006 8:45:22 AM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: fourmation599
Don't know what riots are being referred to but there was a riot (rocks and bottles thrown at police but no arrests)that took 3 hours to quell in Vista, California, just north of San Diego.Vista authorities called of officers from surrounding municipalities plus Sheriff and Highway Patrol.Also, there were unreported distrurbances at the scene of voluteers'fence building at the border.
13 posted on 05/03/2006 8:46:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (More true now than ever: Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Salem

That's the real thread.


14 posted on 05/03/2006 8:46:48 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (FR's most controversial FReeper)
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To: fourmation599; NormsRevenge; BurbankKarl; Brad's Gramma; onyx

See the links above....Santa Ana, here in Orange County, Vista in Northern San Diego county and there was action in Los Angeles County.,...

Reports are being suppresed by most local media however....


15 posted on 05/03/2006 8:46:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: trubluolyguy

Why the 11 million number is reported is a mystery to me. In the '00 census the estimates used were 11-20 million. Now they have nailed it down to no growth in 6 years?


16 posted on 05/03/2006 8:48:16 AM PDT by jeremiah (How much did we get for that rope?)
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To: trubluolyguy

i feel like 'they' don't just loose, we all loose and aside from voting, I can find no groups/sites where there is any discussion on how to prevent it from happening. Nothing ticks me off more than to do nothing.


17 posted on 05/03/2006 8:48:21 AM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: Salem; cripplecreek; Kimberly GG; Andy'smom

Thanks, that was the one I was looking to refind....


18 posted on 05/03/2006 8:49:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: All
From Michelle malkin's Blog:

L.A.'S RECONQUISTA REPORTER,br> By Michelle Malkin · May 02, 2006 01:24 PM

*************************************AN EXCERPT *********************************

L.A.'S RECONQUISTA REPORTER
By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 02, 2006 01:24 PM

valdez.jpg
Tony Valdez: Not so fair and balanced

Yesterday at Hot Air, we linked the incredible audio of an interview by KFI'S John and Ken with Tony Valdez at the illegal alien protest in Los Angeles.

Valdez rants about 1846, invokes “manifest destiny” as a rationale for supporting the sabotage of our immigration laws, recycles the “We didn’t cross the borders” nonsense, inveighs against the war in Iraq, and exclaims:

“You took this country. You killed people in order to take this country for yourselves.”

Who is Valdez? A MecHa leader? An ANSWR radical? A La Raza official?

No.

He's a local FOX reporter at KTTV-LA.

Contact KTTV management here.

***
Allah Pundit follows up.

19 posted on 05/03/2006 8:58:04 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Kimberly GG

It's hard to prevent it from happening when the Senate RINO's just will not listen or do not care...or both.


20 posted on 05/03/2006 9:02:37 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: trubluolyguy

I am sure the AP will send reporters to cover this.


21 posted on 05/03/2006 9:05:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Democrats = The Culture of Treason)
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To: All
See this:

MASSIVE photo essay on the Los Angeles immigration protest!

22 posted on 05/03/2006 9:06:14 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Spiff; NormsRevenge; BurbankKarl; Brad's Gramma; A CA Guy; bd476; lainie; pollywog; socal_parrot; ..

fyi


23 posted on 05/03/2006 9:11:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hot Air Bump!!!


24 posted on 05/03/2006 9:20:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bumping the link. Thank you Ernest.


25 posted on 05/03/2006 9:24:15 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
FRom yesterday at FR..

Revealing pics from the San Diego May 1st protest the MSM and our politicians are not showing ^

26 posted on 05/03/2006 9:26:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: trubluolyguy
Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so. If they are going to be this tone deaf, they deserve to lose.

It's not just the GOP that will lose. All of the U.S. will be destroyed when the anchor babies that are being indoctrinated into the world of Aztlan and socialism start voting.

27 posted on 05/03/2006 9:42:13 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies get to vote!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma
See the link at post #22 for some photos:


28 posted on 05/03/2006 9:45:06 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All; Brad's Gramma; bd476

my friend at LAPD pointed me to some KABC video of the MacArthur Park incident

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4135443#


29 posted on 05/03/2006 9:52:28 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

Thank you!


30 posted on 05/03/2006 9:58:36 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don't get it.
One would expect that printing the riots would sell more papers than covering them up. Or isn't selling papers the essential aim of the publishers anymore? (Sarc.)


32 posted on 05/03/2006 10:05:19 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

"The caravan is scheduled to leave from Los Angeles and arrive on Capitol Hill for a May 12 rally as senators rush to pass an immigration reform bill before a Memorial Day deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn."

Very reassuring to know we are considered to be a project done only while in a, "RUSH". This is why we NEED the Minutemen.

God Bless The Minutemen. We Love You...
God Bless The Minutemen. We Love You...
God Bless The Minutemen. We Love You...
God Bless The Minutemen. We Love You...





33 posted on 05/03/2006 11:00:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: BurbankKarl

Thanks.....


34 posted on 05/03/2006 11:07:13 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

35 posted on 05/03/2006 11:17:34 AM PDT by texson66 ("Tyranny is yielding to the lust of the governing." - Lord Moulton)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

5 out of 7 members of the Herndon, Virginia City Council including the mayor lost their seats yesterday, largely due to their votes last fall to create an illegal alien "day laborer center".

Pols beware: continue the pandering to illegals and we will eject you from office no matter what your party.


36 posted on 05/03/2006 11:29:58 AM PDT by angkor
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To: L98Fiero
"Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so."

For the last decade, I've watched the conservatives I've helped elect slide ever closer to the abyss of liberalism. At this point in time, the Republican party is, by and large, so close to the democrats as to be indistinguishable. It's time for a revolution, or for a thrid party.
37 posted on 05/03/2006 12:37:30 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Heraldo Rivera was the same way.... He actually threatened that there would be trouble if Americans treated illegals as anything less than "Honored guests". He also ranted about "$50 bunches of bananas" and "$10 avacados".

Of course this is the sam Heraldo Rivera which has been ridiculed his entire adult life as being a dramatist putz.


38 posted on 05/03/2006 12:44:06 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: snowrip

"Geraldo" Rivera.

born "Jerry Rivers"

I don't know if he is any more "latino" than John F'n Kerry is "irish"


39 posted on 05/03/2006 4:14:51 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: trubluolyguy
"Which would spell the end of the Republican majority for a long long time and deservedly so"

As much sense as this rhetoric makes, just imagine a 'Democrat majority' - talk about going from bad to worse!

40 posted on 05/03/2006 4:21:29 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: snowrip
"It's time for a revolution"

As long as it's not of the 'Che' variety...

41 posted on 05/03/2006 4:22:51 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: the anti-liberal

As much sense as this rhetoric makes, just imagine a 'Democrat majority' - talk about going from bad to worse!



Put the kool aid down and READ. I didn't say I wanted the repubs to lose. I said IF, IF they don't listen to those that put them into office, they will pay at the ballot box in November. I never mean't that the electorate made sense, I said they were angry.


42 posted on 05/03/2006 5:10:59 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: trubluolyguy
I'm just speaking to the issue of the Repubs losing at the ballot. I agree that there should (and likely will) be consequences for their (in)actions, but if they continue to waffle on this issue and if they do lose at the ballot, that can only mean that the dems will win at the ballot (even if they are on the illegals side in this) and everyone except the illegals and the liberals will lose. Hence "from bad to worse".

I would like to see some action with a more beneficial short and long term impact than simply voting the 'pubs out and the dems in.

Could just be wishful thinking, but I'm gonna wish anyway... :^)

43 posted on 05/03/2006 5:20:00 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (OUR schools are damaging OUR children)
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To: the anti-liberal

Could just be wishful thinking, but I'm gonna wish anyway... :^)



Well, good luck with that. I'll be donating my time and money to folks that want to close the border and enforce the law....I don't really care what party they are in.


44 posted on 05/03/2006 5:23:19 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (It wasn't the spikes that kept Him on the cross.)
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To: fourmation599; Ernest_at_the_Beach
What riots are you referring to? Fill us in.

The ones the media decided not to show you; instead, we had Baghdad Bobs reporting about "Dancing in the Streets" and the "blissful" singing in Spanish our National Anthem.

45 posted on 05/03/2006 5:27:50 PM PDT by nicmarlo (Bush is the Best President Ever. Rah. Rah.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Fed Up With the Illegal Immigration?
Sponsor Giant Billboards To "Stop The Invasion"

46 posted on 05/03/2006 5:41:47 PM PDT by Texas Jack
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