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  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Afghanistan South (Mexico)

    03/06/2009 6:27:54 AM PST · by kellynla · 57 replies · 1,835+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 03/06/2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and will keep 50,000 in Iraq after U.S. combat operations end in August 2010. But are U.S. vital interests more threatened by what happens in Anbar or Helmand than in the war raging along our southern border? Prediction: After all U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea have come home, there will be a U.S. army on the Mexican border. For this is where the fate of our republic will be decided, as the fate of Europe will be decided by the millions streaming...
  • FR's ChicagoLady on Chicago's WLS-AM 890 Thread (Running for Rahm's House Seat)

    03/04/2009 12:24:32 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 37 replies · 2,626+ views
    WLS 890 AM ^ | March 4, 2009 | ConservativeMind
    Grab the Listen Live or turn on your radios! She's on the Roe Conn Show
  • Minutemen to 1Lt. Easterling - Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! (re Obama)

    02/27/2009 1:18:12 PM PST · by rxsid · 5 replies · 780+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms ^ | 2/27/2009 | rxsid
    Minutemen to 1Lt. Easterling - Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! Stand Tall, Scott Easterling!!! America Supports you! Scott, our nation is in a crisis as you know. Our Constitution has been all but shredded now. We MUST get to the truth of Obama's eligibility and citizenship and you are leading the charge as an active duty servicemember. You will continue to be attacked by evil forces who want to transform America into a Socialist state. You must find other active duty soldiers to join you in this action! That is Obama and clan's worst fear is that this...
  • Mexico attorney general: We don't need U.S. troops to intervene in drug war

    02/25/2009 9:19:03 AM PST · by AuntB · 74 replies · 3,509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Mexico’s attorney general said Tuesday he sees no need for U.S. troops to intervene in his country’s war on drug cartels, nor to gear up for a spillover of violence across the border. U.S. officials view the violence as a potential national security threat, and last month the Bush administration’s homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, said Washington has drawn up contingency plans for a “surge” of both civilian law enforcement and military assets along the border. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry demanded a tighter security net from Washington, saying he’s asked the Obama administration for more aircraft and “a thousand...
  • Drug violence reaches into U.S.; time to act

    02/17/2009 1:25:56 PM PST · by AuntB · 87 replies · 3,460+ views
    TimesCall.com Colorado ^ | Feb. 17, 2009 | Times-Call Editorial
    Responding to fears of escalating violence in Mexico that could spill over the border into Texas and other states, the U.S. government has stepped up law enforcement. Border Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration agents were sent to shore up local law enforcement, and to their credit the violence has not spread to those communities and regions. In fact, El Paso — just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, which ranks as one of the most dangerous places in the world — is ranked as one of the safest cities in the United States. Unfortunately, the stepped-up enforcement in border cities...
  • Reality Intrudes on the Drug War

    02/15/2009 2:55:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies · 3,367+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | February 15, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    In the story of the emperor with no clothes, it took someone whose observations are rarely heeded -- a child -- to point out the obvious fact that no one else could acknowledge. In the case of drug policy, it takes people who are usually ignored by Washington policymakers -- Latin Americans -- to perform the same invaluable service. Last week, a commission made up of 17 members, from Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa to Sonia Picado, the Costa Rican who heads the Inter-American Institute on Human Rights, did nothing but admit the truth: The war on drugs is a...
  • America's Unacknowledged War

    02/14/2009 3:59:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies · 2,883+ views
    Threatswatch ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Jay Fraser
    Headline: Grenades that were used in three attacks -- the first two in northern Mexico, the last in Texas -- over the past four months all trace back to the same source, the paramilitary group known as Los Zetas. The attempted bombing in Texas occurred in January in a small town named Pharr, just outside of McAllen and Brownsville, and not all that far from the Mexican border and places like Matamoros and Monterrey. It so happens that another grenade failed to detonate in a January attack in Pharr. Three men, members of two gangs, Tri-City Bombers and the Texas...
  • CNBC's Marijuana Inc Video

    01/25/2009 10:28:56 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 54 replies · 2,087+ views
    No article just a video for those who didn't see it and might want to watch. If California wants a nice steady stream of income, they'd be smart to LEGALIZE POT. The efforts to eradicate not only aren't working but wasting a lot of money and time when our cops could be fighting REAL CRIME.
  • Worth Reading: A Report on Drug Trafficking and Gangs That Terrifies

    01/25/2009 7:48:01 AM PST · by AuntB · 24 replies · 702+ views
    Douglas Farah ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Douglas Farah
    If you want a fairly complete, and completely terrifying view of the power of organized criminal activity in the United States, take some time to read the National Drug Threat Assessment of the National Drug Intelligence Center. Yet as good and comprehensive as it is, it reflects one of the fundamental weaknesses and walls that still exist. The entire report mentions the overlap with terrorist activities exactly ONE time, and that, in a footnote relating to prison radicalization. While different law enforcement agencies (the DEA in particular) have made drug cases leading directly to Hezbollah, the FARC and the Taliban,...
  • Minutemen group leader reports being shot

    01/16/2009 12:40:33 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 19 replies · 1,747+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | Friday, January 16, 2009 | Scott North and Jackson Holtz
    EVERETT -- The Everett-based leader of a group that she says patrols the nation's borders looking for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants was in an Everett hospital this morning being treated for an apparent gunshot wound in the arm.
  • Mayor Cook Saves City (El Paso) From Possible Embarrassment

    01/12/2009 6:54:02 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 2,789+ views
    KDBC - El Paso ^ | posted by Robert Boyd KDBC 4 News
    On Tuesday afternoon El Paso Mayor John Cook vetoed a resolution unanimously passed by city council that would have asked the U.S. government to begin a serious debate on legalizing narcotics. Earlier in the day city council passed a resolution, rationing that the best way to stop the drug wars in Juarez may be to legalize the drugs here in the United States. It was part of a larger resolution outlining several steps for the United States and Mexico to take in order to cut down on the number of murders between rival drug cartels. Last year more than 1,600...
  • Dates Set For Election To Replace Emanuel

    01/06/2009 3:18:01 PM PST · by TheRightGuy · 59 replies · 1,133+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | January 6, 2009 | CBS 2 Local News Staff - Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― A primary election is set for March 3 and a general election for April 7 to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rahm Emanuel. Illinois Republicans say the special election could be also be a chance to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate. Emanuel is leaving Congress to become Obama's chief of staff. ...snip ... On the Republican side, Tom Hanson, who ran against Emanuel in 2008, and Illinois Minuteman Project founder Rosanna Pulido are among those reportedly interested. ... snip ...
  • 2008 In Review: Immigration grabbed fewer headlines

    01/05/2009 1:57:42 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 482+ views
    North County Times ^ | 04 Jan 2009 | EDWARD SIFUENTES
    Issue hardly earned mention during presidential campaign There were no mass protests on the streets of North County or heated congressional hearings in Washington, but that doesn't mean the perennially controversial subject of illegal immigration did not grab headlines here and at the national level in 2008. Local immigrant rights activists criticized driver's license checkpoints as traps in Escondido. The San Diego Minutemen, a North County-based anti-illegal immigration group, successfully sued the state to keep its name on a highway sign. And immigrant workers weathered an economic storm that has led some to think hard about going home for good....
  • Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]

    01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | January 3, 2009 | Scott North
    Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting. On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers. Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported...
  • THE WAR NEXT DOOR

    12/19/2008 11:02:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 37 replies · 2,004+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2008 | Susana Seijas CBS News producer Mexico City
    Mexico has a serious drug problem these days. So serious that over 5,000 people have died this year due to drug-related violence. More than 5,000 dead. And that number keeps growing every day. How do you begin to understand that so many people are dying in Mexico? More than 5,000 casualties because of "narcotrafficking." That’s more than all of the American troops that have died fighting an actual war in Iraq. It is hard to keep a tally, but Mexico´s El Universal newspaper does a good job of keeping score. Mexican drug cartels, dominated by the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels,...
  • Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico

    12/19/2008 8:37:18 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 98 replies · 4,518+ views
    AmericanPatrol ^ | 12/19/08
    Removing All Doubt Obama Would Cede Southwest to Mexico American Patrol Report -- December 19 "We are all Americans, whether you are legalized or not" Anyone who still doubts that Barack Obama is determined to grant de-facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens should explain to the rest of us why he picked Hilda Solis to be Secretary of Labor. A long-time supporter of la Reconquista, the Mexican takeover of the American Southwest, Solis is also a leader in the movement to silence Americans who speaks out against the invasion, specifically Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly. At a...
  • In Mexico, Assassins of Increasing Skill

    12/12/2008 10:23:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 1,922+ views
    Washington Post Foreign Service ^ | December 12, 2008 | William Booth
    Well-Coordinated Cartel Hits Show Greater Sophistication CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The hit was fast, bold, lethal. Jesús Huerta Yedra, a top federal prosecutor here, was gunned down last week in a busy intersection 100 yards from the U.S. border in a murder of precise choreography. In Mexico's chaotic drug war, attacks are no longer the work of desperate amateurs with bad aim. Increasingly, the killings are being carried out by professionals, often hooded and gloved, who trap their targets in coordinated ambushes, strike with overwhelming firepower, and then vanish into the afternoon rush hour -- just as they did in...
  • U.S. Government Gives $400M Aid Package to Mexico to Fight Drug Cartels

    12/03/2008 5:35:31 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 37 replies · 1,024+ views
    MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government finally released the first part of a $400 million aid package Wednesday to support Mexico's police and soldiers in their fight against drug cartels. The money comes at a critical time: Mexico's death toll from drug violence has soared above 4,000 so far this year, and drug-related murders and kidnappings are spilling over the U.S. border as well. U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza formally released $197 million at a signing ceremony in Mexico City. The rest will be disbursed throughout the year. Garza said the Merida Initiative aid will enable the U.S. and Mexico to...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • In Mexico's Drug War, Bad Cops Are a Mounting Problem

    11/22/2008 9:36:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Time ^ | 11/22/08 | Tim Padgett with Dolly Mascarenas
    Few rituals are more futile than the "housecleaning" of Mexico's police forces. So deep, broad and brazen is cop corruption south of the border that removing it makes eradicating rats from landfills look easy. Mexico stages quasi-annual purges of officers high and low — last year it was 284 federal police commanders — and yet every year it seems to find itself with an even more criminal constabulary. This year's scandals, however, are especially appalling. Over the summer, President Felipe Calderon's anti-drug czar, Noe Ramirez, resigned abruptly. This week, the likely reason became apparent after Ramirez was detained and accused...
  • FBI: Zetas arming for confrontation with U.S.

    10/29/2008 8:58:44 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 72 replies · 2,352+ views
    McAllen Monitor ^ | October 29, 2008 | Jeremy Roebuck
    <p>McALLEN -- Recent U.S. efforts to disrupt drug smuggling routes through the Rio Grande Valley have prompted threats of retaliation against authorities on this side of the river, according to an FBI intelligence report. Vowing to maintain control over valuable trafficking corridors such as those in Reynosa, Matamoros and Miguel Alemán, the Gulf Cartel and its paramilitary enforcement wing, Los Zetas, have begun stockpiling weapons, reaching out to Texas gangs and issuing orders to "confront U.S. law enforcement agencies to zealously protect their criminal interests," the report states.</p>
  • Drug Cartel Infiltrated Mexican and U.S. Agencies, Officials Say

    10/27/2008 1:18:27 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 623+ views
    WSJ ^ | 27 Oct 2008 | DAVID LUHNOW
    In Mexico's worst case of drug-related corruption in a decade, a drug cartel infiltrated the highest levels of Mexico's Attorney General's Office, paying as much as $450,000 a month to get sensitive information about anti-drug activities, Mexican officials said on Monday. The cartel even seemingly placed a mole inside the U.S. Embassy that fed the drug lords information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a copy of an arrest warrant seen by The Wall Street Journal and obtained by Mexican newspaper El Universal. A DEA spokesman said: "We are currently investigating this issue along with our Mexican counterparts."...
  • Officials: Mexican Pot Growers Are Polluting American Wilderness

    10/12/2008 1:15:41 PM PDT · by metmom · 77 replies · 1,088+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Saturday, October 11, 2008 | Associated Press
    PORTERVILLE, Calif. — National forests and parks — long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels — have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said. The grow sites have taken hold from the West Coast's Cascade Mountains, as well as on federal lands in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
  • Do we need a freeper minutemen`s squad?

    10/04/2008 8:02:24 PM PDT · by nomad · 92 replies · 1,695+ views
    self | 10/04/08 | nomad
    I`ll keep this brief.I think we need a freeper minutemens squad that`ll be ready to respond to any october suprises,ours or their`s.We need freepers willing to compile and share a listing of links to freindly media,talk radio,Fox Cable,web sites and anyone who`ll listen(individuals excluded).When our side hits,we respond with support.When the Rats hit we counter with facts and criticism.What do you,my fellow freepers,think of the idea?Comments,both pro and against are welcome.
  • "Anti-immigrant rally fizzles as DNC opens" [RightMarch/Bob Barr; what they should have done]

    08/25/2008 5:40:36 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 11 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Vail Daily ^ | 8/25/08 | Kristen Wyatt
    Remember the hot immigration debate? The topic won't be headlining either presidential convention this year — and the border security issue barely drew a crowd Monday to a daylong anti-illegal immigration rally in Denver aimed at keeping immigration before politicians this fall. A rally by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps featuring Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr drew just a few dozen people...
  • Minutemen Anti-Illegal Immigration March in Denver's Congress Park on August 25, 2008 from 10AM-6PM

    08/22/2008 10:56:50 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 5 replies · 311+ views
    RightMarch.com ^ | August 22, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally at the Democrat Convention! August 25th! We've got some BIG NEWS for you -- the all-star lineup of speakers at the Rally Against Illegal Immigration just got even BETTER! We've just confirmed that Ambassador Alan Keyes, Congressman Bob Barr, and Reverend Chuck Baldwin -- all of them running for U.S. President -- PLUS anti-amnesty hero Rep. Tom Tancredo, will ALL be speaking at the day-long rally, right near the Democratic National Convention! You DO NOT want to miss this event!!! This MASSIVE Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally in Denver is less than ONE MONTH AWAY -- August 25th...
  • Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Founder Relates Bomb Attack in San Francisco

    08/01/2008 9:27:28 AM PDT · by locke22 · 9 replies · 276+ views
    Old Glory Radio ^ | 08/01/08 | Old Glory Radio
    Part of my interview with Jim Gilchrist today concerning his recent appearance (July 30th, 2008) in San Francisco to call attention to the sanctuary city status that Mayor Gavin Newsom is presiding over. During the interview, Mr. Gilchrist related the details of the chemical bomb attack against him during the appearance. 08/01/08
  • Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest

    07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign. They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin...
  • Judge orders Minutemen road sign to be reposted

    06/29/2008 11:29:46 AM PDT · by South40 · 11 replies · 153+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | June 29, 2008 | Tanya Sierra
    Caltrans moved them from I-5 checkpointFEDERAL COURT A federal judge has ordered Caltrans to repost the San Diego Minutemen road sign on a two-mile stretch of Interstate 5, a victory for the anti-illegal immigration group. The Minutemen were granted a northbound stretch of the highway near the Border Patrol's checkpoint south of San Clemente in November as part of the Adopt-a-Highway litter cleanup program. They were reassigned to state Route 52 near Santee in January after complaints to the agency about the group's controversial nature and the location near the checkpoint. The group, alleging free-speech discrimination, sued Caltrans in February...
  • The drug war just across the border

    06/29/2008 6:49:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 126+ views
    Chicago Tribune, ^ | June 29, 2008 | Clarence Page
    As if our military didn't have its hands full in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Minuteman Project border security group seems to think Minutemen might make good narcotics cops. Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist suggested in recent radio interviews that the U.S. give Mexico 12 months to corral its criminal drug cartels and rising violence, particularly in border towns such as Juarez and Tijuana—or deploy the U.S. Army to do the job. That's the Minutemen. Their remedies for the drug war next door sound simplistic, but at least they're paying attention. While most of us north of the border...
  • OCEANSIDE: Judge orders Minutemen's Adopt-A-Highway permit reinstated

    06/28/2008 7:02:25 AM PDT · by RightField · 19 replies · 490+ views
    The North County Times ^ | June 27,2008 | CRAIG TENBROECK , Staff Writer
    OCEANSIDE ---- A federal judge on Friday ordered the state Transportation Department to let a controversial group of anti-illegal immigration activists pick up litter near a Border Patrol checkpoint. In a 34-page order, Judge William Q. Hayes granted the San Diego Minutemen's request for a preliminary injunction that gives Caltrans 30 days to reinstate the group's Adopt-A-Highway permit for a 2-mile stretch of Interstate 5 near San Clemente. The state also must restore the courtesy sign bearing the Minutemen's name, the judge ruled. The judge's decision enables the North County group to once again pick up trash alongside the busy...
  • Border control rally planned for Saturday [Santa Clarita Valley, CA]

    06/27/2008 3:53:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 149+ views
    The Signal ^ | June 27, 2008 | Signal Staff
    Border control will be the theme Saturday during the "Honor America" rally at the Santa Clarita Valley Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Honor America/Secure Our Border event is being hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley Independent Minutemen. Among the speakers scheduled to attend are Monica Ramos and Joe Loya, wife and father-in-law, respectively, of Ignacio Ramos, who is in prison after shooting an allegedly unarmed illegal immigrant and drug smuggler on the U.S. and Mexico border. The Civic Center is located at the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Magic Mountain Parkway.
  • Minutemen, others march in L.A. to protest illegal immigration

    06/22/2008 7:25:43 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 19 replies · 123+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 22,2008 | Anna Gorman
    About 50 protesters marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to decry violence by illegal immigrants and to demand that the Los Angeles Police Department change its controversial policy limiting when someone can be questioned about their immigration status. The marchers, including anti-illegal-immigration Minutemen and local community activists, also called for justice for Jamiel Shaw II, 17, a black athlete who was shot and killed in March by an alleged gang member who was in the country illegally.
  • Azteca Television Visits The Campo Minutemen (Minutewoman Assaulted)

    06/20/2008 10:26:54 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 10 replies · 341+ views
    Campo Minutemen ^ | 6/18/2008 | Campo Minutemen
    Azteca Televsion Visits The Campo Minutemen TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican Television Network. The network also operates Azteca 13 Internacional, reaching 13 countries in Central and South America. Journalism is a dangerous business in Mexico, second only to Iraqi in violence toward the profession.The crew from Azteca was interested in the concerns of American Citizens and the situation in their country which is causing so many of their countrymen to flee. They were amazed at the absence of any physical barrier at the border. The Following Pictures feature Campo Minutemen Ray and Robin and Juan Rocha of Azteca...
  • Campo Minutemen Clean Up and Light up the Border (pics)

    05/26/2008 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 5 replies · 115+ views
    Campo Minutmen | 5/27/2008
    Report from G - Man - 337 apprehended this year It has been very busy over here ,at least two groups every 24 hrs and sometimes three to four with six to 18 per group. I'm not getting much sleep because they are coming through at all hours. In the last 24 hours alone we have apprehended 47. My year to date is now 337, yet the news says apprehensions are down. Who are you going to believe? ----------------------------------------- Campo Minutemen Cleaned up Buckman Springs Road, removing 200 gallons of trash. They had a BBQ dinner at 141 and lit...
  • Striking Changes in Arizona as Illegal Immigrants Flee the State

    05/16/2008 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 254+ views
    The Loft (GOPUSA blog) ^ | May 15, 2008 | Rachel Alexander
    Since Arizona’s local law enforcement began enforcing illegal immigration laws and an employer sanctions law went into effect, illegal immigrants have been fleeing the state in large numbers. The effects have been far-ranging. Commuters are reporting fewer vehicles on the freeways, shortening their rush-hour commutes. What had become a serious transportation problem in Arizona is losing its urgency. English Learner Language (ELL) students started dropping out of school. This helped end a confrontation between the state legislature and a liberal federal judge who had ordered the state to spend more money on ELL classes. Fewer illegal immigrants are using hospital...
  • Obama: Enemy of America's Armed Forces

    05/16/2008 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 283+ views
    The Stentorian ^ | 05/16/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    COPYING (not linking, it uses my bandwidth) and circulation is encouraged. http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14 is the reference for the Michael Moore quote.
  • Minutemen Group Complains California Removed Its Adopt-a-Highway Sign

    05/11/2008 1:46:54 AM PDT · by Califreak · 14 replies · 163+ views
    Tri City Herald ^ | May 10, 2008 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    SAN DIEGO When members of an anti-illegal immigration group offered to sponsor litter cleanup on local roads, they never imagined California officials would offer them an Adopt-a-Highway stretch near a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5, the main artery carrying illegal migrants north from the U.S.-Mexico border. On Friday, lawyers for the San Diego Minutemen told a federal judge that the state had no right to rescind the offer after state legislators complained to the California Department of Transportation. The group asked that its blue Adopt-a-Highway sign be put back where it stood without incident for about six weeks until...
  • Beware of Chertoff's Promise to Secure Border

    04/15/2008 10:21:20 AM PDT · by fweingart · 18 replies · 262+ views
    Email: Minutemen | 04/15/2008 | Carmen Mercer
    Build the U.S. Border Fence Now! Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and the Bush administration are deservedly under assault for not keeping their promises. After a long public outcry over promises broken, the government says they have agreed to construct a border fence. But this is Washington, promises aren't meant to actually be honored. Chertoff and the Bush administration are creating needless public controversy about the fence over what must be done to and with the land, and they are exploiting a backdoor Democrat Party and Open Borders Lobby effort that provides a smoke screen for the feds to...
  • Private tollway?

    04/08/2008 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 252+ views
    The Midwest City Sun ^ | April 7, 2008 | Eric Bradshaw
    Several Oklahoma legislators are concerned that individuals and organizations are quietly working on plans to create a privately-operated tollway in Oklahoma. Many referred to Spain-based Cintra, which has been involved in the development of a proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. Cintra also took over the operation of the Indiana East-West Toll Road from the Indiana Department of Transportation in 2006. Oklahoma State Sen. Randy Brogdon and state representatives Eric Proctor, Richard Morrisette, Scott Inman and Charles Key all expressed concern that efforts to open up Oklahoma to a privately operated tollway system were being kept out of the view of the general...
  • Minuteman volunteers heading to border for annual spring watch

    03/27/2008 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 375+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune/AP ^ | March 27, 2008 | Arthur H. Rotstein
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Volunteers who intermittently stake out portions of the southern Arizona desert hoping to spot and report suspected illegal immigrants will begin another monthlong operation this weekend. Members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will stage their annual spring border watch operation for the fourth year southwest of Tucson, near Arivaca and the port of entry at Sasabe – an area popular with smugglers bringing illegal immigrants across the Mexican border. Other group members plan border watches in Texas, California and Washington. It actually will be the fifth year for a number of volunteers who began with the...
  • Busy and Successful Weekend at The Border

    03/15/2008 9:18:10 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 5 replies · 490+ views
    3/15/2008 | Campo Minutemen
    Very busy and successful weekend at Campo. Friday Night, G-man reported a group of 17, ALL of whom where appended. Kingfish spotted and reported a group of about seven and Viking, Max and Chicago were all up until 3:30 am, spotting and reporting various illegal border crossers, from the Oaks to 147. Saturday Morning we were joined by a media group. They spent previous evening with Jim Gilchrist and the day with the Campo Minutemen. They asked the border patrol's opinion of the Campo Minutemen and the Border Patrol described as "the most effective group out there." Trash clean up...
  • Reconquista Mexican Consulate Claims US belongs to Mexico!

    03/15/2008 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies · 2,287+ views
    Youtube ^ | March 14, 2008 | ALIPAC1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HSgbeTegko There are other videos regarding this incident as well.
  • Jim Gilchrist and Sky Media Visit the Campo Minutemen

    03/13/2008 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 2 replies · 246+ views
    3/14/2008
    Jim Gilchrist and Sky Television came to view the border and interview the Campo Minutemen today. They were taken on a tour of the old fence, and showed the vast space where there are no barriers at all. They interviewed the Minutemen regarding their continued commitment to the border long after the Original Minuteman Project. Journalism was the topic of the day, as Jim Gilchrist studied journalism and Campo Minuteman Kingfish (Britt Craig) is the nephew and namesake of famed reporter Britt Craig, known for his coverage of the Otto Frank trial. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parade_%28musical%29 At one point a reporter asked Kingfish...
  • 5+5= 82. Update from Campo Minutemen

    03/09/2008 2:49:37 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 608+ views
    3/10/2008 | Campo Minutemen
    http://www.campominutemen.com/ 5+5 = 82!! G-Man, from his top secret post, reported two groups of five, over the weekend, all of whom who were later apprehended. This brings his total since January 1, 2008 to 82. An Iraqi War Veteran and his younger brother, traveling the 48 contiguous United States, spent some time on the Border with The Campo Minutemen. We are not sure what Chinook Helicopter was doing at the border. It makes a couple of runs a day.
  • La Raza moves national convention from Kansas City to Chicago

    02/07/2008 2:03:44 PM PST · by radar101 · 40 replies · 196+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7 FEB 2008 | not identified
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group on Thursday announced plans to hold its 2009 national convention in Chicago. The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the conference from Kansas City because a woman on the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board was also a member the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The member, Frances Semler, resigned from the parks board last month. La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics. The group is known for its citizen patrols on the Mexican border and for picketing construction sites where...
  • Lou Dobbs Guests Jim Gilchrist/Minuteman Project, Dan Stein/FAIR, Roy Beck/NumbersUSA Weds 2/6/08

    02/06/2008 5:25:07 PM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 4 replies · 205+ views
    THIS TEXT FROM AN EMAIL, not CNN site: -------------------------------------------------- LOU DOBBS MAKES HISTORY AGAIN! Jim Gilchrist the Founder and President of the Minuteman Project along with Dan Stein, President of FAIR and the President of NumbersUSA Roy Beck will appear together as honored guests on the Lou Dobbs show Wednesday February 6. The three top leaders of the immigration law enforcement advocacy movement will discuss the outrageous statements made by La Raza. La Raza, translated as “The Race” has repeatedly made accusations charging that the immigration law enforcement advocacy movement is nothing less than racists, bigots, and hate-mongers. This inflammatory...
  • ACLU backs San Diego Minutemen in road battle

    02/02/2008 7:08:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 188+ views
    North County Times ^ | 2/2/08 | Teri Figueroa
    NORTH COUNTY ---- The regional chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is backing the San Diego Minutemen in their battle to pick up trash near a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. The civil rights group said it supports the Minutemen's efforts to win back permits to pick up freeway trash near the Interstate 5 checkpoint along Camp Pendleton and may join in the coming legal battle. "If people are surprised, they shouldn't be," David Blair-Loy, legal director of the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties, said Friday. "The ACLU defends the Constitution and the Bill of Rights for...
  • CA: Minutemen to fight being assigned new adopted highway stretch

    01/30/2008 6:30:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 93+ views
    An anti-immigration group says it will fight the state transportation department's decision to relocate their Adopt-A-Highway site away from a busy Border Patrol checkpoint to a less-traveled stretch of roadway. Early Wednesday, the San Diego Minutemen's Web site said the group was soliciting donations for a legal fund so they can sue the state over Monday's order to move their highway cleanup site from a two-mile stretch of Interstate 5, California's major north-south highway, to an area on State Road 52. The group's leader, Jeff Schwilk, said that they were "dumbfounded" by the decision. "There is absolutely no reason to...
  • Minutemen lose adopted highway near Border Patrol checkpoint (poses "a significant safety risk")

    01/28/2008 9:37:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,104+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    An anti-illegal immigration group's adopted stretch of highway near a Border Patrol checkpoint is being orphaned. The California Department of Transportation said the San Diego Minutemen's participation in an Adopt-A-Highway stretch of Interstate 5 poses "a significant safety risk." "The risk is in the potential for disruption to the operation of the state highway as well as public safety concerns for the traveling public and volunteers in the program," Caltrans district director Pedro Orso-Delgado said Monday. He did not elaborate. The Minutemen will get another stretch on State Route 52 in San Diego - far from the Border Patrol checkpoint...