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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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.