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  • [Texas:] Day labor sites are hot spots in immigration fight

    03/05/2007 7:46:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 693+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 5, 2007 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    Advocates offer support to workers; others aim to expose illegal status GARLAND – Tucked between railroad tracks and a cemetery is a site that is part of a national debate over blue-collar workers outfitted with sturdy work boots but flimsy work documents. On one side are U.S. citizens who want to expose and shame employers who hire illegal immigrant workers. On the other are Mexican diplomats and U.S. advocates who want to ensure that both legal and illegal immigrant workers get a fair shake. And in the middle is the city of Garland, along with others in North Texas that...
  • The real story of the Minuteman Project takeover! LIVE

    03/03/2007 1:38:44 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 3 replies · 750+ views
    The Many Moods of Vince Daniels e-blast ^ | March 2, 2007 | Vince Daniels
  • The Los Angeles Chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

    02/24/2007 2:35:10 AM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 5 replies · 356+ views | 2/24/07 | Edwin R Williams
    Original Minuteman Tony Dolz has started a Los Angeles chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The new chapter is called LA Minutemen and it will focus on grassroots activism, border watches, political service and education. The LA Minutemen celebrate diversity and promote LEGAL IMMIGRATION and assimilation. Racism and hate speech will not be tolerated. Current MCDC members living in LA County are needed to fill leadership positions. Meetings will begin in March and will feature guest speakers and an open forum. All are welcome. For information or to join the LA Minutemen, contact Tony Dolz at (310) 383-3600 or...
  • Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting-Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"

    02/16/2007 8:13:17 AM PST · by ckilmer · 31 replies · 1,772+ views
    minutemanproject ^ | 2/16/2007 | Linda Muller
    Minutemen Go Inside Latino Immigration Meeting - Racism Espoused, Calls for Violence Against "Whites"by Linda Muller - Minuteman Project - There are many radical Latino groups calling for the violent overthrow of their "white" oppressors and the return of the American west to the mythical Aztlan from which they believe their land was stolen. Many Americans do not believe these fringe groups have any power and influence, so they dismiss them as harmless. Yet these groups continually draw U.S. Congressmen and staff members to their meetings. Corporate benefactors and foundations contribute funds and other means of support that enable...
  • [South Texas] Minutemen plan to watch McAllen construction sites Saturday

    02/09/2007 11:10:04 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 473+ views
    The Monitor ^ | February 09,2007 | Andres R. Martinez
    Give us your 2 cents at McALLEN — The Minutemen plan to conduct surveillance on city construction sites Saturday and recruit volunteers for a month-long border watch in April. "We will try to confirm that there is illegal activity going on," said Olivia Garces, the Minutemen’s local director. "Once we do establish that, we will be putting up a form on the building that says that they are breaking the law." This is the first time the group, formally known as the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, has conducted an operation in McAllen. The group was founded in 2004 to...
  • Michael Medved - Flushing Out Fear Mongers from Their Fever Swamps (FR Mentioned)

    01/09/2007 8:27:45 AM PST · by jmc813 · 374 replies · 4,688+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-4-2006 | Michael Medved
    I’m greatly encouraged by the lengthy, indignant responses by prominent scare-mongers Joe Farah and Jerome Corsi to my on-air and on-blog denunciation (“Shame on Demagogues for Exploiting ‘North American Union’!”, 12/28) of their self-promoting paranoia regarding an alleged conspiracy to merge the US, Canada and Mexico. The defensive tone of their commentary suggests that these two have been appropriately embarrassed: Farah, in particular, dramatically deescalated his rhetoric. While previous commentary on WorldNetDaily prominently and regularly featured the noun “plot” in defining this non-issue, his answer to my purposefully harsh attack omits that key word entirely and uses language in a...

    12/18/2006 4:01:25 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 11 replies · 482+ views | 18 December 2006 | Tim Bueler
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 December 2006 CONTACT: Tim Bueler (530) 401-3285 THE MINUTEMAN PROJECT VISIT DEMOCRAT PARTY EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Anaheim, CA - The Minutemen visit at the California Democrat Party Executive Board Meeting this past week was no doubt a surprise to many. "The visit was prompted by the fact that many of our Minutemen are registered Democrats who believe in securing our borders and stopping the latest amnesty scam in Washington. We were treated with respect and I felt that the Minutemen have long overlooked the conservatives that make up a large part of the Democrat party,"...
  • Minuteman fence rising on border ranch

    12/10/2006 4:56:36 AM PST · by radar101 · 12 replies · 916+ views
    AZSTARNET ^ | 10 DEC 2006 | Brady McCombs
    Ben Grantham of N and B Fence works on a 17-foot-long post, part of a planned 0.9-mile fence to be erected on rancher Richard Hodges' 372-acre spread. and my family,". The section of new fencing on Richard Hodges' property, left, is dwarfed by the U.S.-Mexican border barrier between Douglas and Agua Prieta, Sonora. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps would like to build another fence beside the current fence and encase it in a high-tech mesh to detect entrants. Kelly Presnell / arizona daily star AREA OF FENCE The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is backing its big talk with a big...
  • Minuteman consulting charity fined[The Declaration Foundation](Simcox-Minutemen)

    12/05/2006 7:01:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 119 replies · 1,947+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    One of the charitable organizations cited by Minuteman Civil Defense Corps boss Chris Simcox on why financial accountability concerns raised by some corps members were unfounded has been fined for failing to keep its own financial records in order, The Washington Times has learned. The Declaration Foundation, a tax-exempt charity created by conservative activist Alan Keyes, who has vigorously supported the Minuteman movement, was fined $6,500 in August and prohibited by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations from soliciting donations until it becomes "properly registered." The Aug. 18 "agreement and order," signed by Declaration Foundation Executive Director Mary Parker Lewis,...
  • Minuteman group releases financial information (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/26/2006 2:42:57 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 108 replies · 1,638+ views
    AP ^ | 11-26-06 | Staff
    An Arizona civilian border patrol group has released financial records to answer questions about how the nonprofit spends contributions, but some former Texas members said they still aren't sure where the money goes. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps collected more than $54,000 in registration fees for background checks but spent only about $1,000 for that purpose last year, according to an IRS form and audit report released by group leader Chris Simcox. The group raised more than $418,000, mostly through contributions, and spent nearly $450,000, including about $280,000 for "program services" and $145,000 on fundraising. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps...
  • Ex-Minutemen want harder look at group's finances (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/24/2006 4:45:03 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 923+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11.23.2006 | Susan Carroll
    HOUSTON — For the first time, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. has revealed a smattering of intriguing details on its finances, but some former members want to know more about how the group has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributors' money. Chris Simcox, the founder of nonprofit border watch group, posted IRS forms and an audit on his Internet site Nov. 15 in response to media reports raising concerns about how the group was handling its contributions. The new documents offer a glimpse into the organization's finances, former Minuteman loyalists say, but leave several unanswered questions. "Just too...
  • Minuteman spending outstrips donations, fees (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/17/2006 7:41:22 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 22 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11-17-06 | Jerry Seper
    The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, under fire for a lack of financial accountability, spent nearly $450,000 last year for volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border -- about $31,000 more than it collected in donations and registration fees -- according to a report released yesterday.[snip]... [snip].... While the IRS papers document MCDC collections and expenditures through Dec. 31, a reported donation total of $418,493 is significantly less than the $1.6 million MCDC President Chris Simcox told The Washington Times in July that the group had collected in donations since its April 2005 creation. That figure was said to include $1 million...
  • Tony Dolz (Republican) Needs Help in LA

    11/04/2006 5:47:04 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 634+ views | 11/5/06
    BROADCAST - POST - VOLUNTEER TONY DOLZ flyer inserts in the Daily News and Los Angeles Times - Out now!!! The “Cross-Over” flyer with Tony, Feinstein and Boxer pictures, “United to Secure America’s Borders is not out in Daily News and Los Angeles times as inserts. TONY DOLZ oversized YARD SIGNS now being deployed across DISTRICT !!! The Signs are put up at night and some of them are taken down by the Leftist Goons in 24 to 48 hours. LOS ANGELES COASTAL AREA. SEE THE CITIES BELOW. URGENT a crew of 4 people that can work between 9 PM...
  • Dolz to confront RAT!

    10/27/2006 2:38:38 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 16 replies · 950+ views
    email alert from the Dolz Campaign | 10/25/06 | Tony Dolz
    You are invited to participate in a confrontation of ideas and positions. Julia and Tony are like Night and Day · Julia is for open borders, amnesty and guest-worker program · Julia is on record as wanting a path to citizenship to the millions of Illegal Alien Felons in our state · Julia was handpicked for the Assembly run by her closest buddy Sheila Kuhl (Sheila’s latest law calls for K-12 schoolbooks recognition of homosexual accomplishments – thus making our children into combatants in political battle) · Julia is endorsed and given max contribution by San Francisco Assemblyman, Mark Leno,...
  • Silent goodbye: Minutemen leave city ahead of schedule [Laredo, Texas]

    10/19/2006 8:09:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 606+ views
    Several weeks before the scheduled end of the Minuteman Project’s Laredo effort, the volunteer force has quietly left the area.Border Patrol officials along the Texas border couldn’t confirm whether Minuteman groups reported any border-crossers in the Laredo area during their stay, but Minuteman sources said they left the area after a successful vigil. Tim Bueler, a spokesman for Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist, said the border-watchers “claimed victory” after about two weeks because illegal activity stopped in the areas they patrolled. The group then shifted its efforts to the El Paso area, said Bueler, who is accompanying Gilchrist on a...
  • Smugglers seen getting 'sophisticated, organized'

    10/18/2006 11:39:13 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10-18-06 | Jerry Seper
    Law-enforcement authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned and outmanned by drug smugglers armed with automatic weapons, grenade launchers, bazookas, improvised explosive devices and state-of-the-art communications and tracking systems, a congressional report said yesterday. "While the United States has taken positive steps to secure its borders, much more is needed to combat an increasingly powerful, sophisticated, organized and violent criminal network, which seeks to move illegal contraband ... into our country for profit," said the House Homeland Security management, integration and oversight subcommittee report.
  • Minuteman committee aids GOP

    10/16/2006 2:50:31 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 168 replies · 2,260+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 16 October 2006 | Jerry Seper
    A political action committee created by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, whose financial accountability has been challenged by MCDC members, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to support Republican candidates -- much of it through private companies with ties to conservative activist Alan Keyes. Claiming access to 500,000 households nationwide, the Minuteman PAC has pledged to do what it can financially to help elect "committed and principled conservative leaders" -- citing as examples MCDC President Chris Simcox and Mr. Keyes. "Our intent is to secure our borders, and we are hoping to influence the elections to get...
  • Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting

    10/09/2006 9:23:34 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 2 replies · 741+ views
    10/9/06 | me
    This is a report from the Keep Arkansas Legal Meeting, Saturday October 8th at the Fletcher Library. Keep Arkansas Legal is a Central Arkansas group dedicated to stopping illegal immigration. We mainly discussed the effects of illegal immigration on Arkansas. Sharon told stories of how illegals who are supposed to do lawn work end up trashing the place. We all talked about ways to get people’s attention about this issue. Topics include the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Aztlan, in-state tuition for illegals, welfare for illegals, and population congestion. Brent gave us all a DVD about how socialism is destroying...
  • Anarchy at Columbia: Protestors Storm Minuteman's Stage

    10/06/2006 5:36:54 AM PDT · by CAWats · 59 replies · 1,831+ views
    cnsnews ^ | October 05, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - Protestors stormed the stage at Columbia University Wednesday night, yelling, waving banners and ending the speech from Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrest minutes after it began. As Gilchrest started to deliver his remarks at a speech sponsored by the CU College Republicans, members of the audience began yelling and cheering. He watched quietly as students rushed the stage with fists raised and displayed banners proclaiming, "No One Is Illegal." According to a statement released by Columbia University College Republicans President Chris Kulawik, protestors took control of the stage for "fifteen chaotic minutes" before security personnel ended the event.
  • Texas group splits from Minutemen border watch organization

    10/05/2006 8:24:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 726+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | October 05, 2006 | Juan Castillo
    New groups plans to concentrate on Texas immigration. Thursday, The former leader of the Texas branch of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps said Wednesday that he and other members split from the national watchdog group last month to form their own private patrol organization opposing illegal immigration: the Texas Border Volunteers. Mike Vickers, a Falfurrias veterinarian and rancher, had been state director of the civil defense corps since March. He said the new group, which he heads as chairman, will focus its efforts in Texas and form a political action committee to influence statewide elections and public policy. The committee...
  • The Zoo in Morningside Heights (Columbia Minuteman protest)

    10/05/2006 8:00:16 AM PDT · by Tirian · 7 replies · 962+ views
    Powerline ^ | October 5, 2006 | Scott Johnson
    Last night the Columbia University College Republicans hosted what was to be a speech by Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minuteman Project. Within moments of Gilchrist taking the podium, however, the event was disrupted by left-wing students mounting a coordinated attack on the stage. Columbia Public Safety stood by and watched. In the YouTube video above, CTV's Natalie Yammine caught the riot on tape. My daughter was also on hand at the event for the New York Sun. Eliana reports: Having wreaked havoc onstage, the students unrolled a banner that read, in both Arabic and English, "No one is...
  • Texas Minuteman - Minuteman Project helicopter crashes while patroling border

    10/01/2006 8:27:21 AM PDT · by TLI · 11 replies · 1,104+ views
    Texas Minutemen ^ | Oct 1, 2006 | Texas Minutemen
    Texas Minuteman - Minuteman Project helicopter crashes while patroling border Written by Texas Minutemen - Minuteman Project Saturday, 30 September 2006 Latest update: At approximately 6:20 pm, September 29, 2006 while patrolling an area north of Laredo, west of Carrizo Springs and south of Eagle Pass the helicopter flying for Texas Minutemen – Minuteman Project attempted an emergency landing that resulted in the helicopter being destroyed. The pilot is reported to be in good condition with no serious injuries. All of the pilot’s immediate family has been notified that he is ok. Operations for the Texas Minutemen – Minuteman Project...
  • The Mexican-American War Friday 9/29/06 at 7:00pm central time(A History Channel Doc)

    09/29/2006 5:05:24 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies · 710+ views
    The History Channel is showing a documentary hosted by Oscar dela Hoya Friday 9/29/06 at 7:00pm central time. It looks like a propoganda piece for Mexico. A description of the show from the History Channel's website is below. At a time when immigration reform continues to be one of the most heated topics in political and business circles, this 2-hour special reexamines the controversial war that resulted in the United States taking control of what was nearly half of Mexico's territory. Featuring lavish reenactments, and interviews with both Mexican and American historians to ensure accuracy from both nations' points of...
  • Join Our Sidewalk Rally … Stand for American Workers

    09/27/2006 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 2 replies · 401+ views | Tony Dolz
    Join Our Sidewalk Rally … Stand for American Workers Dear Fellow Patriot: The illegal alien lobby is planning a massive protest this week on Thursday afternoon, staging outside the Radisson Hotel in Los Angeles , and marching down Century and Sepulveda Blvd. to disrupt traffic to LAX (see for more details). The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps PAC, in alliance with many other sponsors and participants, is countering this so-called “Beyond Legalization” civil disruption with a patriotic rally – “American Workers for the Rule of Law!” If you are anywhere within driving distance of Los Angeles International Airport , I...
  • Minutemen holding ground on Miller boycott

    09/22/2006 11:36:17 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 504+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | Sep 22, 2006 | Sara Inés Calderón
    Border watch group snubs beermaker for alleged 'illegal' backing The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, civilian border watchers out of Arizona, are pushing a nationwide boycott on Miller Brewing Company and all of their products, according to their national executive director. “We found out that they are very instrumental in financing illegal immigration in different forms,” said Al Garza, a leader in the Minuteman organization. “They are in fact hiring illegal immigrants,” Garza alleges. There have been no reports of this activity at any of Miller Brewing Co.'s operations. Original calls for the boycott stem from Miller's reported support of a...
  • Napa Minuteman offers tales from border patrol

    09/16/2006 5:34:26 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | September 16, 2006 | DAVID RYAN
    A Napa resident who has patrolled the California-Mexico border as part of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps gave a talk to a mostly supportive crowd of Republican Party members this week, describing his experience on the frontier and explaining how he became so active on an issue that is spurring debate around the country. John Clark, 37, said when he visited the border, he saw "coyotes" smuggling people, criminals smuggling drugs and even armed bandits on all-terrain vehicles who prey on immigrants. He said that with the chaos, U.S. Border Patrol agents are happy to have the Minutemen on the...
  • Man arrested after spitting incident (Lake Forest - Pictures)Felony Warrant!

    09/03/2006 12:12:14 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 21 replies · 1,447+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 9/3/2006 | CINDY CARCAMO
    LAKE FOREST – Deputies arrested a man on a felony warrant after he spit toward a crowd of anti-illegal immigration protesters Saturday in Lake Forest, Orange County Sheriff's officials reported. Hugo Maldonado, 23, is being held without bail at the Orange County Men's Jail on a federal felony immigration warrant and suspicion of resisting arrest, Lt. Val Wilson.
  • No vigilantes ; LULAC protesters speak out against Minutemens scheduled arrival in Laredo

    09/03/2006 6:48:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 1,049+ views
    Minuteman Project protesters composed of members of LULAC District 14 and others stood by Gen. Ignacio Zaragozas bronze statue a symbol of Mexican liberation on Saturday at San Agustin Plaza and held a forum on keeping immigration enforcement in the hands of the U.S. Border Patrol and not those of "vigilantes."Protesters said they opposed the coming of the Minutemen, a nationally organized group whose goal is to stop illegal immigration at the U.S. borders. The group is expected to set up shop in Laredo and Webb County from Sept. 11 to Nov. 7. "We think it is wrong to allow...
  • The Hispanic voice behind Illinois Minutemen

    08/31/2006 6:05:10 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 22 replies · 528+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | 8/31/06 | Tara Malone
    Her name throws people. The vision and voice behind the Illinois Minuteman Civil Defense and its suburban mobilization is, in fact, Hispanic. Rosanna Pulido contends her heritage and her gender - she's the only woman to head a state Minuteman branch - make her an effective leader for those who say illegal immigration must be thwarted, borders sealed and laws enforced. So, too, do her ethnic roots confound immigrant activists who wonder why the granddaughter of a Mexican farmer and a Christian who once ministered to Mexico's poor would put security over solidarity. Pulido, a 50-year-old Chicago native, shrugs off...
  • Opinions clash in initial meeting of Ark. immigration watch group

    08/30/2006 3:49:52 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 24 replies · 770+ views
    Opinions clash in initial meeting of Ark. immigration watch group Viewpoints clashed Tuesday night during the Arkansas Minuteman Civil Defense Corps organizational meeting at Lake Hamilton Fire Department. Nearly half of the packed meeting room at the station were there to voice their opposition to the organization’s mission, while the other half voiced staunch support. "It’s up to us to do what we can to protect the birthright of our children and grandchildren," meeting organizer Bill Riggins of Hot Springs told the crowd. "With every benefit and every reward comes responsibility." Riggins called the influx of illegal immigrants into the...
  • Up Date From Campo, CA Minutemen (Mad Maxx Returns -Pics)

    08/20/2006 11:54:08 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 3 replies · 420+ views
    Mexican Neighbor Shows Rope Tricks Buddy and Kingfish Roofer 1 and a roofer 2, Chicago, Chechstan, Howard and Max San Diego Union Tribune: Interviews Kingfish Showing the photographer over the fence figuring out the cell phone Max, JJ Kingfish, Chicago Felix Cartel Drug House
  • Feuding Minutemen only united on border woes (Simcox Minutemen)

    08/17/2006 1:18:46 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 101 replies · 1,172+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 16, 2006 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - More than a year after their first stakeouts on the U.S.-Mexico border, Minuteman civilian patrol volunteers are divided and questions are being raised about whether their movement's influence is on the wane. The Minutemen leaped into the media spotlight in April 2005 when its force of housewives, office workers and veterans camped out in lawn chairs in southern Arizona to spot illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico. Sixteen months later, the founders of the movement have split acrimoniously, and questions swirl over how a breakaway group spent a reported $1.6 million in donations. Dubbed vigilantes by President Bush...
  • Border group's finances a secret (Simcox-Minuteman)

    08/15/2006 12:58:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 507 replies · 5,378+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-15-2006 | Jerry Seper
    A Texas firm that manages hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says it has not been authorized to divulge a detailed accounting of the funds, despite assurances by the MCDC's top official that it would do so. Maureen E. Otis -- president of American Caging Inc. in Stafford, Texas, an agency hired to collect, deposit and disburse donations to the civilian border-patrol group -- told The Washington Times that neither MCDC President Chris Simcox nor the group's board of directors had given her permission to "disclose any numbers." Mr. Simcox, who has been...
  • Meeting a Minuteman - NY Times - Video and Pics

    08/14/2006 6:46:42 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 1 replies · 425+ views
    CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.
  • Poised Against Incursions, a Man on the Border, Armed and Philosophical (Campo Minuteman in NY)

    08/14/2006 6:37:39 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies · 643+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2006 | CHARLIE LeDUFF
    <p>CAMPO, Calif. — Five miles past the paved road, up on a hill of no name, lives a one-eyed man with a one-eyed cat.</p> <p>They sleep in a van parked against the patchwork fence that lines the border with Mexico. He is solitary, lean, trying to hold back a tidal wave of humanity. The cat is overweight.</p>
  • Latest Aerial View of the MinutemanHQ Border Fence

    08/02/2006 8:38:36 PM PDT · by Registered · 175 replies · 8,112+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 08-02-06 | Registered
  • Keeping the trust is the first order (Minutemen-Simcox)

    07/28/2006 3:05:06 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 327 replies · 2,992+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 28, 2006 | Wesley Pruden
    The first thing a Minuteman has to learn is to keep his powder dry. The bigger the powder magazine, the bigger the risk of getting it all wet. This is the lesson that Chris Simcox, the president of the volunteers on the border, who have almost single-handedly aroused the nation's conscience about the tide of illegal immigration, seems to have missed in basic training. The "powder" is the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Americans have contributed to the Minutemen, who have been exceedingly helpful to the U.S. Border Patrol. The careful, rigorous reporting of Jerry Seper in The Washington...
  • Immigration protesters scuffle in New York

    07/26/2006 5:51:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,912+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/26/06 | Michelle Nichols
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Members of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, pushed and shoved members of an immigrant rights group that showed up at the event. Jim Gilchrist and Jerome Corsi, authors of "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders," were whisked away when some immigrant rights supporters broke through a police barrier and scuffled with Minutemen...
  • Minutemen not watching over funds (Simcox Questioned Over Funds)

    07/19/2006 7:30:46 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 680 replies · 6,744+ views
    Washington Times. ^ | July 19, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization's leadership over financial accountability. Many of the group's most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry -- primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes. Several of the group's top lieutenants have either...
  • Meetings focus on day-labor center (Update: Minutemen in Laguna Beach, CA)

    07/10/2006 7:04:16 AM PDT · by TheDon · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 10, 2006 | LAYLAN CONNELLY
    The group that runs the day-labor site along Laguna Canyon Road will meet Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of moving to a different location within the city. ........ The California Department of Transportation ordered the city to close the site after Eileen Garcia, a Minuteman member and anti-illegal-immigration activist, dug up records late last month showing that the land is state-owned and not properly permitted for the use. Meanwhile, it has been business as usual for the day laborers. The water and bathrooms on the site are still working, and workers still gather and wait for work – although...
  • State: Labor center violates the law (Minutemen in Orange County, CA)

    07/08/2006 8:39:25 AM PDT · by TheDon · 6 replies · 539+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | July 1, 2006 | MARTIN WISCKOL, ERIKA RITCHIE, AMY TAXIN and PEGGY LOWE
    A longstanding day-labor center on Laguna Canyon Road has been ordered closed by Caltrans after an anti-illegal-immigration activist discovered the site was on state land without proper permits. The Laguna Beach City Council responded that it will determine its strategy for dealing with the order at its next meeting, according to Caltrans spokeswoman Pam Gorniak. That meeting is July 11. ....... Minuteman member Eileen Garcia did the research determining that the site did not have necessary permits and presented the information to the California Department of Transportation on Wednesday. Caltrans gave the city a notice on Thursday to remove the...
  • Tip Leads to Closing of O.C. Laborer Pickup Spot

    07/08/2006 8:30:17 AM PDT · by TheDon · 4 replies · 417+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 1, 2006 | Jennifer Delson
    Caltrans ordered a longtime Laguna Beach day labor center to close Friday, saying it was illegally operating on state property, land that the state didn't even know it owned. The state Department of Transportation issued the order after a Laguna Beach resident who is a member of the Minuteman Project border patrol group checked property records and brought the information forward as part of a protest against the center. ..............
  • Broken Borders: Broken Promises (Simcox-Minuteman)

    07/07/2006 8:58:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2,448 replies · 26,599+ views
    ABC 15 Investigators ^ | 4/27/2006 | Staff
    Americans are donating thousands of dollars to support Minutemen patrolling the border. But you may be surprised where your money is NOT going in this 4-month investigation. Video (Requires Real Player)
  • 2 1/2 miles of Minuteman fencing completed, more planned

    07/05/2006 6:29:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 787+ views
    With 2 1/2 miles of border fencing along one Arizona ranch completed, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps plans to build a stronger security fence several miles east. Connie Hair, a spokeswoman for the group, which opposes illegal immigration, said Wednesday that construction of vehicle barriers will start soon on the first fence project, headed by contractor Peter Kunz. An 800-foot section of the five-strand barbed wire fencing constructed on the ranch owned by Jack Ladd and his son, John, had to be restrung after vandals cut the wire strand-by-strand within about 4 inches of each support post, Hair said. After...
  • Minutecouple ought to be in pictures (FR Mentioned)

    07/05/2006 11:21:32 AM PDT · by TheDon · 2 replies · 861+ views
    OC Registers ^ | July 5, 2006 | Frank Mickadeit
    One of the big fears permeating the whole debate between the Minutemen and the immigrant-rights people, of course, is that the undesirables in our midst will marry, maybe even have children. The worst, indeed, has now occurred. Intruding into my cyberspace on Monday was a press release announcing that a Minuteman and a Minutewoman who met while patrolling the border against marauding Mexicans are getting married Saturday in a "pro-America wedding ceremony." Deborah Sattler, 45, of Mission Viejo and Britt Craig, 57, formerly of Georgia, "found their dedication to protecting the United States sovereignty and their love of country brought...
  • Minutemen leader to speak in Bryan

    06/24/2006 10:02:29 AM PDT · by TLI · 37 replies · 443+ views ^ | 6-24-2006 | CRAIG KAPITAN, Staff, TheEagle
    By CRAIG KAPITAN Eagle Staff Writer The leader of a controversial group that that has garnered headlines in the past year for patrolling the Texas-Mexico border has been invited to by a Republican group to speak in Bryan next week. Texas Minutemen co-founder Shannon McGauley will speak at the Brazos County Republican Party headquarters Tuesday, according to an announcement made Friday by the Brazos County Young Republicans. McGauley's group, based out of Arlington, is modeled after the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps - a national organization that first started attracting publicity last summer with patrols of the Arizona-Mexico border. The private...
  • Minuteman III launch successful

    06/14/2006 6:13:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 670+ views
    6/14/2006 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFPN) -- An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Launch Facility-04 on North Vandenberg at 1:22 a.m. today. The primary purpose of the launch was to assess and demonstrate the operational effectiveness of the Minuteman III weapon system. The missile’s three unarmed re-entry vehicles traveled approximately 4,800 miles in about 30 minutes, hitting pre-determined targets at the Kwajelin Missile Range in the western chain of the Marshall Islands. Col. Jack Weinstein, 30th Space Wing commander, was the spacelift commander. Lt. Col. S.L. Davis, 576th Flight Test Squadron commander, was the...
  • Minutemen hit D.C.

    05/12/2006 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Man50D · 68 replies · 2,614+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 12,2006
    Members of the Minuteman Project will stage a rally at the U.S. Capitol today to celebrate the end of a cross-country caravan meant to protest the flow of illegal aliens across the border. "This is a Trojan horse – a covert invasion," Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, said of illegal immigration. The caravan began in Los Angeles May 3, and participants have been holding rallies in several states along the way. The caravan's "official pace car" is a 1970 Mercury Cougar dubbed "The Spirit Of Allegiance." The final rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the park...
  • Minuteman Project THROWN OUT OF JOHN McCAIN's OFFICE -- After Action Report Part II

    06/04/2006 8:01:07 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 170 replies · 6,932+ views
    Self | June 4,2006 | The Spirit Of Allegiance (former screen name Blurblogger)
    Friday, May 12, I with about a dozen others in the Minuteman Project Caravan to Washington D.C. visited the offices of Senators offices on both sides of the 'Amnesty' issue. We first stopped by the office of Senator Jeff Sessions and expressed our GREAT APPRECIATION for his heroic fight against the Leftists and the compromised 'Conservatives' in the Senate. His staff was very pleased to host our group. Then, we went to some that were not exactly heroes, at least not lately. As a group or individually, I also visited the offices of Frist, Feinstein, Brownback and a number of...
  • Minuteman Project Caravan to DC Pace Car -- Freeper After Action Report

    06/03/2006 7:59:11 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 60 replies · 1,075+ views
    Self | June 3, 2006 | The Spirit Of Allegiance (former screen name Blurblogger)
    Hi All. What a trip it was! I dropped everything to participate in this historic caravan. I logged 6,930 miles. Now that I've got things normalized a bit, let me start out with a THANK YOU to Jim Robinson for his sincere interest in restoring America to her greatness! Thanks to Doug from Upland, La Enchiladita, JustPiper, Rondog and so many others for the enthusiastic online support and prayers and to Eeevil Conservative and NewRomeTacitus for showing up at rallies. Apologies if I've overlooked someone, it was a flurry of energy, people and names at times so please remind me....