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  • Over and Out: Behind the Scenes of Fred Thompson's Last Stand

    01/23/2008 5:57:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 182+ views
    The Memphis Flyer ^ | January 23, 2008 | Jackson Baker
    COLUMBIA, S.C. --"I'm sad for my Dad," Tony Thompson was saying after plopping down in a booth at the bar of the downtown Hilton. I had been sitting there with Howie Morgan, a sometime campaign hand in Tennessee Republican campaigns and a supporter this time around of Mike Huckabee, who had just finished second to the now fully resurgent John McCain in the South Carolina Republican primary. Having spotted Thompson earlier on a cell phone outside the hotel, I had asked him to join us. It was only about 10 o'clock on Saturday night, but Tony's party was clearly over....
  • The Tale of No Tape

    01/18/2008 6:55:51 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 68+ views
    Orange County Weekly ^ | January 17, 2008 | DEREK OLSON
    A self-appointed Minuteman-watcher says he had some video of a police traffic stop—but not for long Santa Ana resident and warehouse worker Naui Huitzilopochtli has been pepper-sprayed, kicked, threatened and insulted for recording with his digital camera. But on Dec. 28, his citizen journalism got him another unexpected treat: being shaken down and probably added to a gang database by Garden Grove police, he says. Huitzilopochtli, whose documentation of rallies involving anti-immigration group the Minutemen has sometimes ended in near-violence at the hands of angry protesters, says he pulled out his camera after noticing a police stop in Garden Grove...
  • Huckabee Misleading Mailing on Immigration

    01/14/2008 10:00:26 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 240+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-14-08 | MIke
    This arrived in the mail Monday:Larger image here.Larger image here. While Minuteman Founder Gilchrist has endorsed Huckabee, the Minutemen who are actually building the border fence and manning border outposts has NOT! Confused? Via Marc Ambinder, here's the press release from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps: (Excerpt) Read more at Flopping Aces ...
  • Minutemen 'adopt' SoCal freeway

    01/12/2008 10:59:01 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 111+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Jan. 12, 2008
    SAN DIEGO — The Minutemen anti-illegal immigration group is going from picketing to trash-picking on a strip of Southern California freeway. State transit officials granted the group's San Diego chapter an Adopt-A-Highway stretch of Interstate 5 that includes the Border Patrol's traffic checkpoint near San Clemente, about 70 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The designation makes the chapter responsible for keeping the 2-mile strip of freeway clean. "We'll be out there in dorky-looking vests, hard hats and goggles, picking up trash," San Diego chapter founder Jeff Schwilk said Friday. Like other volunteer groups in the program around the country, the...
  • Huckabee and Minuteman Accused of Lies To America

    01/10/2008 12:24:06 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies · 127+ views
    News Blaze ^ | 1/10/08 | Alan Gray
    Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Minuteman Co-Founder Jim Gilchrist have been documented lying to America by the Washington Times after false headlines ran on Tuesday proclaiming Mike Huckabee would try to remove birthright citizenship from the Constitution. The article confirms that Huckabee lied on CNN about his campaign being contacted about Gilchrist's false statements and Gilchrist lied in a release about Huckabee's immigration stances. Gilchrist put out a press release on Iowa's election eve, under the fake name of "Perry Emerson" that contained several false statements and embellishments of Huckabee's immigration stances. The release claimed Huckabee would try to reverse...
  • Tancredo's impact: GOP race, country more mean-spirited (Laughable barf alert)

    12/22/2007 7:49:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 270+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | December 22, 2007 | Mike Litwin
    I'll admit it. I underestimated Tom Tancredo. I underestimated the impact he could make as a presidential candidate, particularly as a candidate who was polling, as many of us had predicted, around 2 percent. And yet, I had no idea he could take one issue and, with it, help make the Republican presidential race - and the country itself - an uglier, nastier and more mean-spirited place to be. He didn't do it by himself, of course. He wasn't even the lead player. You have to give that role to Lou Dobbs and the huge audience on his team. Still,...
  • Minuteman group won’t follow Gilchrist’s lead

    12/15/2007 7:05:59 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 117+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/07 | Aaron Blake
    The anti-illegal immigration Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and its political action committee have made it clear that they have not endorsed a presidential candidate, and if they do it will not be former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist created a stir in the anti-illegal immigration community on Tuesday by endorsing Huckabee, who has surged to the lead in the polls in Iowa but has concerned some illegal immigration hard-liners with his past stances on the issue. Chris Simcox, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps head who originally founded the Minuteman Project with Gilchrist, said in a...
  • *Illegals Foes Reject Nod to Huckabee* (Sorry, Huck-ites, Not So Fast!)

    12/13/2007 5:18:54 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman co-founder James Gilchrist's endorsement of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred a backlash among illegal-immigration opponents who say the former Arkansas governor is soft on immigration enforcement. "Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a path to citizenship for illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that would require a lifting of current penalties," said William Gheen, whose 25,000-member Americans for Legal Immigration sent mass mailings yesterday to more than 300 pro-enforcement groups.
  • "Real Minutemen Do Not Endorse Huckabee."

    12/13/2007 8:23:36 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies · 147+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/13/07 | Chris Simcox
    No National Minuteman Group has endorsed Mike Huckabee. One individual Minuteman has personally endorsed him. For the sake of clarity, it is important to note that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), the nation's largest Minuteman organization, is a 501(C)4 non-profit organization and cannot and does not endorse any candidate for public office. MCDC is not associated with Mr. Jim Gilchrist, who today endorsed Mike Huckabee for president. Jim Gilchrist’s erstwhile Minuteman Project is itself an organization which by its own representations as a non-profit civic group cannot legally endorse candidates. It does not have any volunteers who observe illegal...
  • Jim Gilchrist Gives Major Endorsement to Mike Huckabee

    12/12/2007 8:28:38 PM PST · by BillyBoy · 81 replies · 114+ views
    The Minuteman Project Website ^ | Tuesday, December 11, 2007 | Jim Gilchrist
    Jim Gilchrist Gives Major Endorsement to Mike Huckabee Tuesday, December 11, 2007 LITTLE ROCK , AR - In Iowa today, former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee received a major endorsement from Jim Gilchrist, founder of the multi-ethnic Minuteman Project. Huckabee said he was honored to receive the endorsement. "No one can question Jim's commitment to this country and the immigration problem. He has mobilized a group of volunteers to go to the border and draw attention to the issue of immigration. All of us want a policy where people come to this country through the front door,...
  • Immigration's bedfellows find they actually can share the blanket

    12/12/2007 6:16:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Arizona Star ^ | 12-12-07 | Daniel Scarpinato
    PHOENIX — Talk about strange bedfellows. Consider Barry Goldwater Jr.; Minutemen founder Chris Simcox; Democratic State Rep. Pete Rios; and Carlos Flores, head of the Mexican General Consulate, together at a table to talk immigration over sandwiches. And earlier in the day, Simcox, a controversial figure who is credited and criticized for being the first to organize a citizen border patrol, made what some found to be stunning statements: He supports public education for the children of illegal immigrants and sees the fix as not just an issue of enforcement, but of reforming Mexico's economy and basing the number of...
  • Meet the GOP's Border Control Cross-Dressers

    12/12/2007 4:20:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 113+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Every Democrat running for president thinks anti-illegal immigration activists are all racists and xenophobes. Do we really need a Republican nominee for president who thinks the same way? Breakout GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, the soft-on-border control former governor of Arkansas, scored a jaw-dropping endorsement Tuesday from Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project. Despite a long gubernatorial record opposing employer sanctions and pushing tax-subsidized illegal alien education benefits, Huckabee won Gilchrist's support by unveiling a last-minute, tough-sounding homeland security plan. Trouble is, Huckabee has downright and longstanding contempt for his new bedfellows of convenience. Just two years ago, Huckabee appeared...
  • Minutemen Founder Jim Gilchrist Endorses Huckabee

    12/11/2007 4:59:47 PM PST · by f150sound · 36 replies · 547+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/11/07 | Adam Aigner-Treworgy
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Huckabee announced this morning the endorsement of Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the anti-illegal immigration and border security group the Minutemen. More to come. Huckabee also responded on Romney's ad, outlining differences on immigration. “I'm somewhat flattered as I seem to be the recipient of the first negative attack ad in the Republican Primary," Huckabee said. "That's usually a sign of desperation on the part of an opponent who feels that his only way of winning is to attack and to destroy."
  • Minuteman Project Founder Endorses Mike Huckabee

    12/11/2007 10:30:06 AM PST · by pissant · 198 replies · 2,740+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/07 | staff
    Noting that he might not agree 100 percent on immigration with Huckabee, the firebrand illegal immigration opponent said Huckabee's recently released immigration plan won him over. "The governor has a plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, whose organization is separate from the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, has drawn protests in appearances at college campuses in recent months for...
  • Huckabee Picks Up Minuteman Founder Endorsement

    12/11/2007 1:01:35 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 623+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Deember 11, 2007
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Mike Huckabee, under fire for some of his immigration stands while governor of Arkansas, picked up an endorsement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, from the ultimate illegal immigration opponent: Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, the group that has roamed the border for the last several years operating effectively as an independent border patrol. President Bush called the group "vigilantes" two years ago. But Huckabee seemed eager to announce the endorsement, as it came on a day when former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney started running an ad that slams Huckabee for backing a provision that would...
  • Michelle Malkin: Minuteman Project founder endorses Huckabee?!?!?!

    12/11/2007 12:49:00 PM PST · by pissant · 105 replies · 413+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 12/11/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update: Here’s the official Huckabee campaign post on the endorsement. A commenter there also notes: Another positive sign is the fact that Roy Beck of NumbersUSA has changed several of his ratings for Governor Huckabee from “red” to “green” in response to his new immigration plan. This is a big turnaround from just a few days before, when Beck characterized the Governor as a “disaster” in the area of immigration. Here’s the new Numbers USA grid: We are entering Alice in Wonderland territory. *** Yeah, you read it right–the founder of the border control group, the Minuteman Project, is endorsing...
  • Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!

    12/02/2007 5:16:26 PM PST · by P8riot · 14 replies · 161+ views
    Minuteman Project Update | 12/02/2007 | JIM GILCHRIST
    Legal Challenge to Immigration Law Enforcement Dismissed!Rule of Law Prevails in VirginiaA federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged a suburban Washington county's (Virginia) recent effort to clamp down on illegal immigrants, one of the toughest such crackdowns in the country.U.S. District Judge James Cacheris said the plaintiffs (pro-illegal alien invasion supporters) lacked legal standing to challenge measures passed earlier this year by the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.One of the resolutions requires police to check the immigration status of people they detain if they have reason to suspect the person is an illegal immigrant. A second resolution...
  • Jim Gilchrist was supposed to speak at my school, Long Beach Community College at noon BUT...

    11/26/2007 1:39:42 PM PST · by rbosque · 11 replies · 118+ views
    rbosque
    Jim Gilchrist was scheduled to speak at my school, Long Beach City College (LBCC) this afternoon today, 26 Nov but the president of the school supposedly could not get security into the building to ensure his safety, citing that he was too "controversial". If he is too controversial, why was he invited in the first place? I told him that it's too bad some people don't have first amendment rights on college campuses. He just told me "whatever". Next to us and next to the podium where he was going to speak was a display case promoting Aztlan. For some...
  • Minutemen's high-tech border barrier called 'a cow fence' (Simcox-Minuteman)

    11/15/2007 1:28:04 PM PST · by gophergas · 44 replies · 901+ views
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2007 | Abbie Boudreau and Ken Shiffman
    It was supposed to be 14 feet high and topped with razor wire. It was also supposed to send a message to Washington that if the government wouldn't seal off the southern border, volunteers could. Almost two years later, the reality is a five-strand barbed-wire barrier that ranchers dismiss as a mere cattle fence.
  • Las Vegas Police Department Job Application lists Minutemen as a gang, subversive group

    11/12/2007 11:40:05 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 66 replies · 503+ views
    Americans4America ^ | November 13, 2007 | the eagle has landed
    57. Have you, your spouse, any members of your family, or any members of your spouse’s family ever been associated with gangs or subversive groups (Minutemen, Aryan Brotherhood, etc.) “ YES “ NO IF YES, EXPLAIN IN SEPARATE STATEMENT.
  • If feds will not act, locals must(Small town Editorial)

    11/12/2007 9:19:33 AM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Prescott Courier ^ | 12 NOV 2007 | Not Identified
    Mayor-elect Jack Wilson deserves kudos for convening his ex-officio task force on immigration this past week even before he takes office. At least it's a recognition of how serious the problem is. All of the usual suspects showed up with all of the usual comments, to wit: • City Attorney Gary Kidd said anything the city does to fight illegal immigration likely will elicit a federal or civil libertarian legal challenge. He's right, but that's exactly why the city should push. For the past 50 years, the Washington establishment has done nothing about the problem while zealously claiming exclusive jurisdiction....
  • What Daniel Beck Told the Minutemen at MCC – Part 3 – The Rule of Law

    11/06/2007 7:32:00 AM PST · by chicagolady · 3 replies · 52+ views
    McHenry County Blog ^ | Saturday, November 03, 2007 | Cal Skinner
    McHenry County Blog is trying to give a full picture of what Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Daniel Beck told his Illinois Minuteman Project audience at Crystal Lake’s McHenry County College last Friday night. So far, we have covered how he fought GOP courthouse corruption and his motivation for entering the illegal alien fray. Standing on the MCC auditorium stage in front of a big screen Beck sometimes looked a bit like the movie’s George Patton talking to his troops while standing in front of a huge American flag. Beck used the written word, instead of a flag. He had a...
  • Rancher sees benefit from a fence

    11/04/2007 8:48:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies · 132+ views
    BISBEE — Richard Hodges was driving his Jeep along International Road after 8 p.m. one night this past summer when he noticed an opening in the barbed wire fence along one side of his property. He owns 372 acres near Bisbee Junction. The edge of his land is located on the border with Mexico. Fearing his cows might escape and cross the border, he stopped to close the hole in the fence. He parked his vehicle so the headlights were shining on the fence. As he was mending the section of barbed wire, he was struck in the chest by...
  • Minuteman group grows amid illegal immigration fight

    11/01/2007 12:12:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 364+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2007 | Carey Gillam
    Retired Kansas policeman Ed Hayes lives a quiet life with his wife and pet poodles in a spacious suburban home near Kansas City, far from the main front line over illegal immigration along the U.S. border with Mexico. But over the last 18 months the 66-year-old grandfather has been drawn into the battle nonetheless, becoming active on a second front. He has joined many individuals, who, with state and municipal leaders, have given up waiting for federal action and are working to control illegal immigration themselves. The issue has become a priority not only for activists like Hayes but also...
  • Happy Birthday To The Minuteman Project - 10/04 to 10/07

    10/30/2007 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 124+ views
    10/30/07
    Three years ago, a retired, Orange County account and Vietnam War Veteran, could not get an answer to what seemed like a simple question, “Why has American stopped enforcing it’s immigration laws?” Unable to get the political establishment to take notice, he organized a protest at the local illegal labor site, in Laguna Beach, which in turn lead to the founding of the Minuteman Project. Even though we were told Gilchrist was a racist nut, that Simcox was a criminal; even though MS 13 was going kill us, the ACLU was going to sue us, the border patrol hated us;...
  • Hispanic advocates will continue to seek Frances Semler’s removal from park board

    10/30/2007 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies · 103+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 10/28/2007 | BILL GRAHAM
    Local Hispanic advocates and a national labor leader said Sunday they will continue to seek the removal of Frances Semler from Kansas City’s park board. The latest development in the ongoing battle over Semler’s appointment by Mayor Mark Funkhouser came at a news conference local leaders called to launch new efforts to educate the public about their position. They have sought Semler’s dismissal or resignation from the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners because of her membership in the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a national anti-illegal immigration group. Funkhouser has said that although his views often differ from Semler’s, he...
  • Response to Minuteman boss less harsh[Simcox returns to UT San Antonio]

    10/30/2007 10:06:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Express-News ^ | 10/29/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    After a hostile reception in April, Chris Simcox's return Monday to the University of Texas at San Antonio was much quieter, though not entirely free of protest. Simcox, president of the Arizona-based Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was invited to campus by UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas to talk about the values of the Minutemen, often-armed citizens who patrol U.S. borders reporting illegal activity to police. He spoke in the Retama Auditorium at the University Center. A handful of students chanting "Racist, fascist, go away!" interrupted Simcox during his speech, but were led away in orderly fashion by...
  • MCC 'locked down' during immigration rally

    10/27/2007 4:05:03 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 21 replies · 79+ views
    the daily hearld ^ | 10/27/2007 | Kerry Lester
    On Friday, two armies converged upon McHenry County College. A group of Hispanic students offended by the presence of the anti-illegal immigration group on campus attempted to protest an Illinois Minuteman Project seminar at the college's conference center Friday evening. The students gathered at 5 p.m. in the college's common area in campus Building A, to collect their thoughts and tape "immigrant" signs to the backs of their shirts. At 6 p.m., they attempted to walk through the campus corridors to Building C, where the seminar was held, but were blocked by campus and Minuteman security. "MCC is basically on...
  • The Real Mrs. Semler (Minuteman Lady in Kansas City)

    10/21/2007 8:22:17 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 118+ views
    The Pitch ^ | October 11, 2007 | Carolyn Szczepanski
    A few months ago, mostly just gardeners and Minutemen knew the woman who’s been at the center of Kansas City’s biggest controversy. ....Funkhouser's appointment alienated the Hispanic community and many allied organizations that call the Minutemen a vigilante group....[snip] [snip]..Semler acknowledges that she wasn't exactly forthright with Funkhouser when, before he appointed her to the parks board, he asked whether she was a member of other organizations. She says she thought Funkhouser was interested in groups like the Clay County Rose Society and the neighborhood association, where she held a leadership position. Her membership in the Minutemen, she says, just...
  • Groups call for 'civil' immigration debate

    10/18/2007 4:09:25 PM PDT · by LNewman · 23 replies · 400+ views
    Orange County (CA) Register ^ | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | Vanja Petrovic
    Web site names Jim Gilchrist, Lou Dobbs as 'voices of intolerance.' WASHINGTON – A coalition of human rights and labor groups have begun a campaign to counter what they call the "vile and vicious" rhetoric of the anti-illegal immigration movement and "recapture the civility of discussion and debate" on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. The campaign, called Campaign for a United America, launched Wednesday with the release of its Web site. As part of their work, the coalition will give tool kits to community groups that include sample letters to the editor and instructions on constructive meeting techniques. "Today...
  • Border-watch group begins monthlong effort in the county [AZ]

    10/01/2007 5:29:36 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 121+ views
    Herald/Review ^ | September 30, 2007 | Jonathon Shacat
    PALOMINAS — More than 40 people turned out Saturday for the Patriots’ Border Alliance’s kickoff rally of a month-long effort intended to “help stop the flow of illegal immigration into our sovereign nation.” “Operation: Allied Minutemen” will run through October. The mission is to coordinate and organize different Minuteman groups in Palominas and work together to spot and report illegal activity to the U.S. Border Patrol. “Also, we will work to shut down this heavily trafficked area by maintaining a minuteman presence across the Huachuca Mountain regions and areas near our border,” the group says in a press release. Participants...
  • Minuteman group sets up new seminar at MCC

    09/28/2007 6:35:08 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies · 108+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | Sept,28, 2007 | Kerry Lester
    The work of an unwitting political foe will bring the Illinois Minuteman Project charging back to McHenry County. The controversial group battling illegal immigration will host a seminar Oct. 26 at McHenry County College. Minuteman leaders say they got the idea from the McHenry County Peace Group, whose protest plans led to the cancellation of the Minuteman's first attempt at this seminar. The peace group held their own seminar at MCC last month. "After hearing the Peace Group was at MCC, we thought this would be a good place to check out," Minuteman director Rosanna Pulido said Thursday. The first...
  • Minutemen try forum again

    09/28/2007 6:26:51 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 1 replies · 49+ views
    The Northwest Herald ^ | Sept 28,2007 | SARAH SUTSCHEK
    CRYSTAL LAKE – A month after its original conference was canceled, the Illinois Minuteman Project has found a place to hold its anti-illegal immigration seminar. The group’s seminar, featuring an Ohio sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration, will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at McHenry County College. Dave Gorak of NumbersUSA, which supports immigration restrictions, also is scheduled to speak. “I really liken what’s happening with illegal immigration to [Hurricane] Katrina,” Illinois Minuteman Project Director Rosanna Pulido said. “We are drowning in illegal aliens and false documents. “I believe that we have to...
  • Border War Over Immigration Comes to Midwest (Kansas City, MO)

    09/26/2007 2:44:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 9/26/2007 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A routine city hall appointment threatens to turn Kansas City into a new front in the U.S. debate over illegal immigration, even though the closest Mexico border crossing is hundreds of miles (kilometers) away. Anger has been simmering among Hispanic leaders since the summer, when newly elected Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Frances Semler, a dues-paying member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), to the city's parks and recreation board. Critics say the group is a racist band of vigilantes patrolling the Mexican border with guns and intimidation. "The Minuteman is an extremist group ......
  • HITLER .. BUT NOT THE ROTC

    09/24/2007 7:29:14 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 27 replies · 437+ views
    Neals Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | September 24, 2007 | Neal Boortz
    Columbia University has rightfully been under fire for inviting Iran's President to speak to its student body. Now Columbia's Dean is not only defending the decision, but says that Columbia would offer a platform for Hitler to come and speak if he were alive and in America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxmEGsOkEVc So, there you have Dean John Coatsworth of Columbia University was on Fox News late last week telling the world that Hitler would be invited to speak at Columbia, were he available. Wonderful. But how do you square this against the decision by Columbia to un-invite the founder of the Minutemen? How...
  • Minuteman controversy centers in Kansas City

    09/23/2007 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 124+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep. 22, 2007 | Lynne Franey
    A week from now, 81-year-old Kansan Robert Baker will be cruising near the border in Arizona in his four-wheel drive vehicle. He’ll have a handgun, a rifle, a shotgun and lots of pepper spray, plus a two-way radio. When he spots people he thinks are illegal “border jumpers,” he’ll alert his fellow Minuteman Civil Defense Corps members. They’ll call federal Border Patrol agents, who will probably respond and detain the illegal immigrants. Baker and his group find themselves in the middle of a Kansas City debate that is beginning to go national: Just what does it mean to be a...
  • Who Speaks For You?

    09/23/2007 3:11:25 PM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 694+ views
    J D Pendry ^ | 23 SEPT 2007 | J D Pendry
    I took some time off from serious news and politics for few days following my last post. The American media did too, but that’s not unusual. When I tired of the newest chapters in the sad lives and times of Orenthal James and Britney and the ensuing solemn discussions about his guilt and her fitness to raise children, I thought I’d poke around and see if there was anything else important and deserving of my attention - other than football. I found some things interesting and telling. I may meander a bit, but I’ll eventually arrive at a point. Orenthal...
  • Francis Semler, K.C. Parks Board and Minuteman will be on Fox and Friends this morning

    09/23/2007 4:17:31 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 11 replies · 421+ views
    Vanity
    Just a heads up to all of you who are following the Kansas City Parks Board member, Francis Semler. Semler will be on Fox and Friends this morning around 7:20 central time. The AP ran this story http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hvKfSdRprsGKF7xQST3NJ9TNpGpg Semler has been the target of the local Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. They have demanded that she be removed from the Parks Board because she is a member of the Minutemen. The National Council of LaRaza and the NAACP have threatened to pull their conferences from Kansas City unless Semler is removed from the Board.
  • COLUMBIA PULLS U-EY: SCRAPS 'MINUTEMAN'

    09/19/2007 6:10:57 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 143+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2007 | YOAV GONEN
    Columbia University students have scrapped plans to hear from the founder of the Minuteman Project - a year after their classmates violently interrupted a speech by the anti-illegal-immigration activist. The nonpartisan Columbia Political Union voted late Monday night to cancel a planned Oct. 4 appearance by Jim Gilchrist, who is based in California. The student group said in a statement that
  • While NAACP, La Raza threaten to pull conventions, Minutemen plan one

    09/15/2007 8:32:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 35 replies · 766+ views
    KSHB ^ | 9/14/07
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city's parks board. But now, stepping into that convention breach is the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps itself, which has announced plans to hold a convention in Kansas City in December. The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have said they are considering canceling conventions in Kansas City because of...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...
  • do not support the air show in hesperia

    09/14/2007 3:25:52 AM PDT · by tvxpunk · 9 replies · 581+ views
    hesperia air show
    apparently the president of the hesperia air show was bullied by foreigners and illegal aliens and has pulled the minutemen from having a booth.This is an outrage to our country,state, and our security.It is cowards like this that are hurting our country.I will stand to the end in support of what is right and beneficial to myself,my family and my country."illegal" means exactly what it says.ILLEGAL.Wake up Hesperia.I know MANY people who are outraged.Standing up for whats right.
  • Airshow Cancels Minute Man Booth

    09/13/2007 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Excellence · 19 replies · 797+ views
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | 13 September 2007 | HILLARY BORRUD
    The Victor Valley Airshow Association told a local Minutemen chapter Wednesday morning that they cannot have a booth at the annual airshow Saturday after an immigrant rights activist threatened to stage a protest. The airshow association acted quickly after receiving a protest threat from Hesperia activist Jennaya Dunlap from the national Immigrant Solidarity Network that same morning, Banks said.
  • Minutemen chapter cannot have a booth at Victor Valley Airshow, Association says.

    09/13/2007 1:14:06 PM PDT · by cowboy_code · 29 replies · 1,034+ views
    Victor Valley Airshow Association told Minutemen chapter Wednesday morning that they cannot have a booth at the annual airshow. Organizers want to avoid `distraction’ of threatened protest HILLARY BORRUD...www.vvasa.com HESPERIA: The Victor Valley Airshow Association told a local Minutemen chapter Wednesday morning that they cannot have a booth at the annual airshow Saturday after an immigrant rights activist threatened to stage a protest. (BLACKMAILED by violent illegal aliens groups?) This is a distraction big time to the airshow, said Randy Banks, president of the Victor Valley Airshow Association. The patriotic family event, which runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m....
  • Mexican Trucks Come into US - Otay Mesa, CA (pics)

    09/09/2007 3:28:59 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 48 replies · 2,203+ views
    Campo Minutemen | 9/18/07
    While the Minutemen protest, the Teamster try to recruit the Mexican Drivers.
  • 'I don't intend to resign' (LaRaza flap in KC)

    09/06/2007 10:34:53 PM PDT · by peggybac · 62 replies · 1,301+ views
    KC Star ^ | 9/6/07 | DEANN SMITH, DAVE HELLING and LYNN HORSLEY
    The woman in the middle of a Kansas City political storm isn’t quitting. Frances Semler said Thursday she was feeling pressured because the city could lose two national conventions unless she resigned from the park board. And she was shaken by a local group that showed up at her doorstep Wednesday. But, she said, “I don’t intend to resign.” Mayor Mark Funkhouser said Thursday that he understood if Semler wanted to resign after the National Council of La Raza and the NAACP said they were reconsidering holding their conventions in Kansas City because of her membership in the Minutemen Civil...
  • NAACP urges Semler to quit; Funkhouser stands firm

    09/06/2007 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 7 replies · 416+ views
    Kansas City Star - Prime Buzz ^ | 9/5/07 | DeAnne Smith
    The national chairman of the NAACP said Wednesday that Mayor Mark Funkhouser should accept the resignation of a controversial parks board appointee. Julian Bond said Frances Semler’s membership in a group that has been part of armed patrols of the U.S. borders is crippling Kansas City’s image nationally. He confirmed the organization is reconsidering holding its 2010 convention in Kansas City. “If I were the city of Kansas City, I would want to remove this blot as quickly as I could,” Bond said in an interview with The Kansas City Star.
  • La Raza warns it might pull out of 2009 convention in Kansas City

    09/04/2007 10:36:38 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 62 replies · 1,716+ views
    NBC Action News ^ | Aug 31, 2007
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization is warning it may move its 2009 convention from Kansas City because of a controversial city park board member. The National Council of La Raza is already looking at other cities after the appointment of Frances Semler, an anti-illegal immigration activist, said Janet Murguia, La Raza's president. City Councilmembers have also heard concerns from members of the NAACP, which is expected to hold its 2010 convention in Kansas City. The city hasn't heard directly from officials of the national organization. Losing two national conventions could hurt the city's image...
  • Kansas City Star: La Raza Hispanic Activists More Desirable Than Patriot Minutemen?

    09/01/2007 8:15:29 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 39 replies · 1,044+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 9/1/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Which would you find more desirable in your community: a group that advocates to abide by U.S. law, or one that advocates to break U.S. law? Well, leave it to an American newspaper to present a story as if a member of a group that advocates for America is a less desirable person in the community than a member of a group that promotes ideas against America. In a story on the La Raza Council's threat to move their annual convention out of Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Star has labeled the patriot group The Minutemen a "militant group"...
  • Giuliani talks Minutemen, Iraq in Anaheim visit

    08/23/2007 9:12:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 43 replies · 668+ views
    orange county register ^ | August 23, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    ANAHEIM – Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, was in town Tuesday and Wednesday for a ballgame and a fundraiser. Before leaving, he spoke with the Register at the Hilton Anaheim about immigration, border safety and Iraq. Here are some excerpts. You've been here twice as many times as any other candidate this year. You've been to California nine times… And eight of them have included Orange County. This is probably the most frequently visited place. This is a very important county for a Republican primary and (for) a general election....