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  •, Minuteman Project and Occupy D.C. Organizers hold a beer summit at CPAC.

    02/13/2012 4:36:56 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | ebecker2000
    It would have been just any mundane clash of civilizations with points thrown and missed until a Mad Hatter in the form of the gregarious Tea Partier appears in the thick of the stand off between Occupiers and Conservatives and says - hey stop shouting at each other - you got at least 60% in common - so lets have some beers (many beers) and discuss this. And so began the Beer Summit an initiative between possibly the minuteman wing of the Tea Party - attendees at the CPAC and some of the Occupiers who came to protest CPAC. At...
  • Jury clears Chicago businessman in Mumbai attacks

    06/09/2011 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2011 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman on Thursday of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but cleared him of the most serious charge accusing him of cooperating in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after two days of deliberations, finding Tahawwur Rana guilty of providing material support to terrorism in Denmark and to the Pakistani militant group that had claimed responsibility for the three-day siege in India's largest city that left more than 160 people dead, including six Americans.
  • BREAKING: Ilyas Kashmiri ‘killed’ in US drone attack [Osama bin Laden's replacement]

    06/04/2011 1:32:36 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 114 replies
    Dawn ^ | June 4, 2011 | Dawn
    PESHAWAR: According to a BBCUrdu report, Ilyas Kashmiri, a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al Qaeda, was among those killed in the latest drone strikes in South Waziristan. The report quoted locals as saying that Kashmiri was killed in the strike that killed at least nine militants. Kashmiri was the chief of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HJI), an organisation affiliated with al Qaeda. He is widely believed to have masterminded the attack on the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi. A government official in Peshawar told BBCUrdu that although he had been receiving information regarding the death of Kashmiri...
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Hypocrites, Liars and Charlatans: Is the minuteman movement doomed? (Is Chris Simcox ready?)

    04/21/2009 11:47:48 PM PDT · by Fichori · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Minuteman Project ^ | Unknown | Jack Sharpe
    <snip> Chris Simcox is the president of one of the largest Minuteman Project spin-off groups, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC). Chris and MCDC split away from Jim Gilchrist's Minuteman Project over two years ago to become a "project" of Declaration Alliance. Chris hired a slick Washington Consulting company (Diener and Associates) to handle MCDC's finances and raise money for the organization.Before Simcox knew it was happening, he had lost control of his organization to a DC beltway insider's coalition. They took control of MCDC's parent corporation after Simcox was convicted of a weapons violation on Federal land. For the...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Turning anthrax toxin into a cancer killer

    12/31/2007 7:05:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 168+ views ^ | 28 Dec 2007 | NA
    Story ideas from the Journal of Biological Chemistry By American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Most people wouldn’t consider anthrax toxin to be beneficial, but this bacterial poison may someday be an effective cancer therapy. Anthrax toxin has actually been shown to be fairly selective in targeting melanoma cells, although the risk of non-cancer toxicity prevents any clinical use. To develop a better and safer treatment, Stephen Leppla and colleagues created a mutated antrax toxin that could only be turned on by matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), proteins that are overproduced only in cancer cells. When they tested this mutated toxin...
  • 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...
  • CNN’s Roberts Corners Columbia Dean on Ahmadinejad, Minutemen Project

    09/24/2007 2:25:12 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 365+ views ^ | 09/24/2007 | Matthew Balan
    While ABCÂ’s Chris Cuomo played softball with Columbia University president Lee Bollinger on the upcoming speech of Iranian president Ahmadinejad, CNNÂ’s John Roberts directed tough questions to John Coatsworth, dean for ColumbiaÂ’s School of International and Public Affairs. Roberts opened the interview with a question which summarized AhmadinejadÂ’s record. "Here's a leader who's advocated the destruction of Israel, denied the Holocaust, and is accused by our government, the United States government, of supplying both fighters and equipment to insurgents in Iraq, to kill U.S. troops. Why would you ever want him on your campus?" Coatsworth appeared during the 7 am...
  • Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report

    07/31/2007 1:00:11 AM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 51 replies · 1,180+ views
    CPA firm of Terrence Milaney ^ | July 30th 2007 | Perry Emerson
    The Minuteman Express News by Perry Emerson Minuteman Project Receives Glowing Financial Audit Report The long-awaited results of a financial audit of the Minuteman Project were presented publicly today with a positive audit report that establishes the integrity of that organization and its president, Jim Gilchrist. The audit firm’s “unqualified” report is the most prestigious and complimentary opinion that can be given to a company by the accounting and audit industry in the United States. The audit was conducted by the Burbank, Ca. CPA firm of Terrence Milaney. “I am elated,” Gilchrist said of the results of the two-month-long audit...
  • Immigration Sellout, Not Reform (Phyllis Schlafly condemns Kennedy-Kyl Amnesty Bill)

    05/30/2007 12:36:18 PM PDT · by Spiff · 41 replies · 1,628+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | 30 May 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Immigration Sellout, Not Reform The Kennedy-Kyl (K-K) Amnesty bill should be titled An Act to Destroy the Republican Party because it pits President Bush against the majority of the Party that elected him. When Senator Ted Kennedy appeared as the centerpiece of the photo-op announcing it, that told the grassroots all they needed to know about the politics of the deal trumpeted as bipartisan. The Bush Administration has been tone deaf about how offensive are the words comprehensive and compromise. The American people want border security that we can see with our own eyes on television, and they are...
  • [Arizona GOP] Chairman Pullen to Appear on Hardball Special Report Today (Opposing Amnesty)

    05/23/2007 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Spiff · 27 replies · 680+ views
    Official EMAIL from Arizona Republican Party ^ | 23 May 2007 | Arizona Republican Party
    CHAIRMAN PULLEN TO APPEAR ON HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS AND SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRIT HUME TODAY Tune into MSNBC today at 2:00PM local [Arizona] time and catch Chairman Pullen talk about the Senate's immigration bill with Chris Matthews. The show repeats at 4:00PM and 12:00AM. Then check out Special Report with Brit Hume on Fox News at 3:00PM and see another segment with Chairman Pullen on immigration reform.
  • AZ GOP Grassroots Action Alert: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Near Death!

    05/21/2007 7:39:33 PM PDT · by Spiff · 17 replies · 1,189+ views
    Official EMAIL from Arizona Republican Party ^ | 21 May 2007 | Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen
    AZGOP GRASSROOTS ACTION ALERT Dear Friends, It appears that a grassroots movement to stop this legislation may be working. Yesterday, I expressed disappointment on behalf of the Arizona Republican Party at the Senate legislation addressing Comprehensive Immigration reform. Minutes ago, the U.S. Senate delayed further action until at least next month. What happened in the last 24 hours? Your calls, letters, emails and faxes! What seemed to be at first our potentially darkest moments has the potential to become one of our finest hours! According to the latest press reports, there are now just 20 US Senators committed to...
  • [Arizona GOP] Chairman Pullen Statement on Immigration Reform [Legislation in U.S. Senate]

    05/21/2007 3:52:35 PM PDT · by Spiff · 14 replies · 691+ views
    EMAIL from Arizona Republican Party ^ | 20 May 2007 | Chairman Randy Pullen
    The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 On behalf of the more than one million registered Arizona Republicans who care very deeply about this state and have a tremendous love for our great nation, I am very disappointed in this new legislation about to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. The bill would allow all 12 million plus illegal aliens to remain in this country indefinitely and provides them, as well as their immediate families, a path to citizenship. This is amnesty, as they will be working and living in the United States, while those who...
  • Gilchrist Abandons Lawsuit(Minuteman alert)

    04/24/2007 8:23:35 PM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Minuteman Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist dropped the remaining portions of his lawsuit against fellow anti-illegal immigration activists today, bringing to a conclusion a legal battle for control of the group. Gilchrist has set up a new organization – the Jim Gilchrist Minuteman Project Inc. – and said he is ready to move ahead with his cause. "I am delighted that rather than spending the next two years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of (activists') contributions for attorney fees … I can focus full time on the critical issue of illegal immigration," Gilchrist said in a press...
  • Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action (Gilchrist)

    04/24/2007 2:46:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 4 replies · 491+ views
    Minuteman Press Release ^ | 4-24-07 | Jim Gilchrist
    Minuteman Announces Issuance of Preliminary Injunction And Dismissal of Action The Orange County Superior Court has issued a preliminary injunction that orders former Minuteman Project, Inc. advisory board members Marvin Stewart, Deborah Courtney-Peterson and Barbara Coe to stop diverting or spending Minuteman funds. With this much need relief in hand, Minuteman. announces that it has dismissed its action without prejudice to refile the lawsuit if further misconduct occurs. Minuteman Founder and President Jim Gilchrist stated: “I am delighted that rather than spending the next 2 years in litigation and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions for Attorney fees...
  • Minuteman co-founder criticizes both sides in leadership struggle (Simcox)

    04/23/2007 8:43:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 2 replies · 415+ views
    OCRegister ^ | April 23, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    Anti-illegal immigration activist Chris Simcox split from Jim Gilchrist last year, and favors neither side in Gilchrist's current lawsuit. Jim Gilchrist goes back to court Wednesday, this time hoping to convince Judge Randell Wilkinson not to place his Minuteman Project Inc. into an independent receivership while control of the group is litigated. This tussle with former allies isn't the first of Gilchrist's internal conflicts in the battle against illegal immigration. While Gilchrist was running a border-watch operation with Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox in April 2005, the two had a falling out. Simcox went on to form his own group. Last...

    04/13/2007 6:57:52 AM PDT · by pissant · 100 replies · 989+ views ^ | Jan 9, 1997 | Rudy Giuliani
    Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani today joined a cross section of New Yorkers on Ellis Island to announce the creation of an Immigration Coalition that will mount a public education campaign to the vital contributions immigrants make to our nation and to overturn recently enacted federal anti-immigrant legislation and policies. The Mayor was joined by members of the Coalition, which includes business leaders, educators, writers, artists and representatives of community and immigration organizations from virtually every ethnic community in America. Representing the Coalition at the press conference were Manuel Matos, executive director of the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Dennis...
  • Gilchrist denied control (Full Trial Needed to resolve who controls MMP!)

    03/22/2007 10:26:04 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 31 replies · 522+ views
    OC Register ^ | March 22, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    SANTA ANA - A Superior Court judge on Thursday rejected Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist's request to be immediately returned sole control of the anti-illegal immigration group – a ruling that leaves the organization immobilized. Judge Randell Wilkinson also placed restrictions on the three directors tussling with Gilchrist, noting in his order that there were "serious issues concerning the credibility of the claims of both Jim Gilchrist and the defendants…" Gilchrist was ousted from the group in January by the vote of the three directors, who said they were concerned with sloppy accounting and possible fundraising improprieties. The three then...
  • Gilchrist seeks control of Minutemen

    03/21/2007 5:47:46 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 22 replies · 793+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 21, 2007 | MARTIN WISCKOL
    SANTA ANA – An effort by Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist to regain full authority over his group today found a Superior Court judge encouraging the bickering sides to work out their differences. But Gilchrist of Aliso Viejo called the differences among the leaders of the anti-illegal immigration group "irreconcilable." Judge Randell Wilkinson is expected to rule within a week on whether control should be returned to Gilchrist until a full trial is held.[snip]... ...The three directors said they are still open to reaching an agreement with Gilchrist. But he made it clear such a deal wasn't going to happen,...
  • Minuteman Project headed to court over internal fight (Gilchrist)

    03/19/2007 9:31:49 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 7 replies · 362+ views
    KC Star ^ | Mar. 19, 2007 | Martin Wisckol
    SANTA ANA, Calif. - It was a match made in activist heaven. Barbara Coe had toiled for more than a decade against illegal immigration, becoming the gritty grande dame of the movement. Just as progress was sputtering, along came Jim Gilchrist and his two-week Minuteman citizen border surveillance. [snip]....Today, the Gilchrist-Coe partnership lay in tatters. On the eve of congressional debate over legalizing those now in the country without documents - a proposal opposed by Gilchrist and Coe - the fiercest battle for the activists is among themselves.[snip] Internal conflicts began surfacing late last year. Gilchrist bounced a series of...
  • Minuteman Project In Turmoil Over Financial Allegations

    03/12/2007 9:25:56 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 47 replies · 865+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 12, 2007 | Sonya Geis
    LOS ANGELES - The Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal-immigrant organization that has monitored the southern border, is embroiled in a nasty legal fight over accusations of financial improprieties that has splintered the group and will likely sideline it during the busiest time of the year for border crossing. Former leaders of the Minuteman Project accuse founder Jim Gilchrist, 58, of using $300,000 of the group's money to support his pet causes, including promoting a book he co-authored and funding an unsuccessful run for Congress in a 2005 special election. Last month, saying they are the group's board of directors, they took...
  • Murray: Battle For Control Of Minuteman Project Rages (Gilchrist)

    03/05/2007 4:41:52 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 23 replies · 624+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 03/05/2007 | Joe Murray
    "..With 1,200 volunteers accepting Gilchrist's call and a handful of closely-picked advisors assisting the MPP, Gilchrist spearheaded the largest minuteman assembly since our Founding Fathers in 1776. But unbeknownst to Gilchrist, there were some foxes in the hen house. Three of the MMP's advisors, and Gilchrist's close friends, decided that Gilchrist had overstayed his welcome as MMP's president. Last week, Marvin Stewart, Barbara Coe, and Debra Courtney, a.k.a. Debra Peterson voted to remove Gilchrist from the post he has served since MMP came into existence and transfer authority of the MMP's bank accounts, email lists, Web site and letterhead to...
  • Minuteman group splits as founder sues board (Gilchrist denies directors' allegations of fraud.)

    02/28/2007 9:18:14 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 20 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 02/27/2007 | Gillian Flaccus
    SANTA ANA - The Minuteman Project shot into the national spotlight shortly after it was formed two years ago, but now a bitter dispute over its leadership threatens to tear the anti-illegal immigration group apart. Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court last week after the group's board of directors fired him and his executive director over allegations of mismanagement and fraud. Gilchrist alleges in the lawsuit that the firings were illegal and that board members also illegally spent Minuteman money, seized its Web site and stole 20,000 pieces of letterhead.For their part, the board...
  • Minuteman founder wants reins back (Gilchrist said he did nothing wrong.)

    02/27/2007 9:01:44 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 15 replies · 624+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 26, 2007 | Jennifer Delson
    Jim Gilchrist, the Orange County accountant who gained national recognition as the co-founder of a citizen border patrol group, will ask a judge this afternoon to issue a restraining order in order to regain control of the Minuteman Project. Earlier this month, Gilchrist was removed by his board of directors, which accused the charismatic anti-illegal-immigrant figure of abusing his power. Minuteman Project officials said they will detail their allegations at a press conference later this afternoon. The rift, Gilchrist said, "could very well bring an end to the entire Minuteman Project. There are groups around the country with the name,...
  • Ousted Minuteman leader seeks court remedy (Gilchrist Ousted from MMP)

    02/27/2007 11:38:03 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 27 replies · 1,272+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | Jennifer Delson
    A behind-the-scenes power struggle over control of the Minuteman Project spilled into an Orange County courtroom Monday with ousted co-founder Jim Gilchrist asking a judge to give him back control of the citizen border patrol group. Superior Court Judge Randell L. Wilkinson said he would issue a ruling within a few days. Gilchrist, 58, a national figure in the fight against illegal immigration, was removed as president of the Minuteman Project this month by its board of directors, which accused him of abusing his power and leaving more than $400,000 of the organization's money unaccounted for. Gilchrist, a retired accountant...
  • Minuteman Project Changes Leadership [Jim Gilchrist is OUT, Marvin Stewart is IN]

    02/26/2007 11:27:40 AM PST · by RonDog · 161 replies · 4,715+ views
    Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator, Minuteman Project | February 24, 2007 | Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator
    . Contact: Robert Vasquez, Media coordinator 208-989-4260 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc., CHANGES LEADERSHIP FEBRUARY 24, 2007 "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," (MMP) was a concept created to defend the sovereignty of the United States of America. The organization created sought to empower American citizens in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demand redress of grievances from the government's failure to enforce United States Immigration law. While "The MINUTEMAN PROJECT, Inc.," recognizes the efforts and contributions made by Mr. Jim Gilchrist at the inception of the organization, the MMP Board of Directors has determined that a change of leadership...
  • Eileen Garcia of the Minuteman Project

    01/12/2007 9:13:45 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 463+ views
    Coast Line Pilot ^ | Jan 11, 2007
    Eileen Garcia didn't plan to spend her retirement this way, but, nonetheless, she has become a thorn in the side of the city of Laguna Beach, which she contends is misusing taxpayers' money by running the controversial day labor center. The Laguna Beach resident, who is a well-known anti-illegal immigration activist and member of the controversial Minuteman Project group, recently agreed to an interview with Coastline Pilot Editor Tony Dodero to discuss what is driving her on this crusade and why she believes the press and some members of the public have painted an inaccurate picture of her and those...
  • 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...
  • At Columbia, Students Attack Minuteman Founder

    10/05/2006 4:55:47 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 78 replies · 2,442+ views
    New York Sun ^ | October 5, 2006 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Students stormed the stage at Columbia University's Roone auditorium yesterday, knocking over chairs and tables and attacking Jim Gilchrist, the founder of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the border between America and Mexico.
  • Mob rule at Columbia University (Michelle Malkin: Video at Link

    10/05/2006 7:12:21 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 89 replies · 2,735+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/5/2006 | various
    Minutemen Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist spoke at Columbia University tonight. He tried to speak, that is. During his remarks, a mob of students stormed the stage and sabotaged the event. Every Columbia U. alum should be assailing the administration. Gilchrist is owed an apology. This is a disgrace. The staff of the Blue and White, a Columbia Univ. undergrad magazine liveblogged it at "The Bwog" and took photos. Here's one: A bit of their report: STUDENTS WITH A BIG YELLOW SIGN JUST CAME ONTO THE STAGE. The sign says, "There are no illegals." Students rise en masse from the audience...
  • The Minutemen Come to Columbia (Columbia University)

    10/01/2006 9:57:56 PM PDT · by rmlew · 15 replies · 2,128+ views
    On the evening of Wednesday, October 4th, join us in Roone Auditorium to see Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen Project. The Minutemen will speak on the threat posed by illegal immigration, the current state of our open border and what needs to be done to secure our nation. As one of the nation's largest and most important grassroots organizations, it is truly our honor to host this event. Again, that's October 4th in Roone Aldridge. Doors will open ~7:45
  • First Hand Report at Mexico/Arizona Border from Liberal National Guardsman:

    09/27/2006 1:07:41 PM PDT · by rface · 16 replies · 1,089+ views
    National Guardsman just back from the border | 09.27.06 | Squatch
    All, My NG unit redeployed a couple of days ago from spending the summer augmenting the US Customs and Border Patrol in Arizona. We covered 160 miles of border from Nogales to Lukeville.Let me tell you that the immigration problem is quite a bit more considerable than the media has portrayed. When I deployed to the border, I was fairly ambivalent to the whole issue. However, within the first few days of being down there, I saw that undocumented aliens (UDA) and drug runners are causing significant problems, everything from trampling well-worn foot paths (literally thousands of these paths) in...
  • Graf Receives Wide Support from National GOP

    09/18/2006 11:41:48 PM PDT · by Spiff · 131 replies · 2,306+ views
    Graf for Congress Website ^ | 18 September 2006 | Graf for Congress Press Release
    Graf Receives Wide Support from National GOP (Tucson, AZ) Randy Graf, the Republican nominee to replace retiring US Congressman Jim Kolbe, was pleased to announce that the national Republican Party and its leaders have come together to support his campaign. After winning the Republican Primary for the Eighth Congressional District of Arizona on September 12, 2006, Randy flew out to Washington, D.C. the following day to meet with national party leaders who have pledged their support and promised to help Randy’s campaign collect the needed resources in order to win the general election on November 7, 2006. Among those who...
  • A Minuteman Boosts Border Overhaul Reform (Graf win puts immigration back in play)

    09/17/2006 1:59:35 PM PDT · by Spiff · 22 replies · 821+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 17 September 2006 | Angie C. Marek
    A Minuteman Boosts Border Overhaul Reform An Arizona win puts immigration back in playBy Angie C. Marek Posted Sunday, September 17, 2006 DAVID BUTOW-REDUX FOR USN&WR Randy Graf's supporters in Tucson on primary night TUCSON, ARIZ.-A few weeks ago, it was became suddenly clear that the Republican free-for-all primary in the southeastern corner of Arizona was anything but ordinary. Randy Graf--a former golf pro, state representative and cowboy-boots-clad founding member of the Minutemen border group--had vaulted into the lead with his focus on fixing what he called the "security crisis" at the border. Opponents attacked him as extreme, and...
  • The Minuteman Project and "Operation Sovereignty"

    09/06/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT · by madfly · 25 replies · 832+ views ^ | Sept. 6, 2006 | Jim Gilchrist and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D
    Welcome to the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project and "Operation Sovereignty" by Jim Gilchrist, Founder of The Minuteman Project and Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.From all over the nation, volunteers of The Minutemen Project are loading up their lawn chairs and binoculars, preparing to head to Laredo, Texas to join us on the border for Operation Sovereignty. From 9/11 until the November Election Day, The Minutemen Project plans to bring to national attention the threat to our national sovereignty that this massive invasion of illegal immigrants represents. As co-authors of Minutemen: the Battle to Secure America's Borders, we have sought to...
  • Anti-Immigration Movement Newspapers Inflated Minuteman Numbers, Report Finds

    08/24/2006 2:01:33 PM PDT · by PDR · 74 replies · 1,034+ views
    SPLC ^ | Summer 2006
    Anti-Immigration Movement Newspapers Inflated Minuteman Numbers, Report Finds Minuteman co-founder Chris Simcox made big promises but didn't deliver much. A new study of media coverage shows that a large number of daily newspapers wildly exaggerated the number of volunteers who actually took part in the Minuteman Project, a vigilante "citizens border patrol" operation that took place in southeastern Arizona over the month of April 2005. The report, "Creating the Minutemen," is based on an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) analysis of 581 articles and editorials printed in major U.S. newspapers between January 2005 and February 2006. The ACLU has been...
  • Committee talks border security

    08/18/2006 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Spiff · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 18 August 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    Committee talks border securityBy Jonathan Clark Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Three members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee peppered a panel of local and regional law enforcement officials with questions about border security and surveillance during an open hearing on Thursday. What they heard was that Southern Arizona remains a hotspot for smuggling activity, and that while the potential exists for terrorists to penetrate the nation’s porous southern border, there is little evidence that they are doing do. During his opening remarks, ranking committee member Rep. Rick Renzi, a Republican from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, told the audience that human-...
  • 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...
  • [Minuteman] Border barrier moving forward

    08/09/2006 11:22:15 AM PDT · by Spiff · 22 replies · 643+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 9 August 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    Border barrier moving forward 9 August 2006By Jonathan Clark Sierra Vista Herald/Review BISBEE — Plans by the Minuteman Civilian Defense Corps to build a border barrier on the Bisbee-area ranch of Richard Hodges are moving forward, with groundbreaking on the project likely to begin later this month, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. “We’re getting ready to survey, we’ve got bulldozers and materials ready to go, and we’ve got the camera company ready to test camera systems down there,” said Minuteman spokeswoman Connie Hair. “Everything is pressing forward.” The civilian anti-illegal-immigration group had initially hoped to break ground on the fence in...
  • [Pence Amnesty] A Compromised Plan

    08/03/2006 9:37:59 AM PDT · by Spiff · 17 replies · 644+ views
    National Review ^ | 3 August 2006 | Editors
    August 03, 2006, 9:03 a.m. A Compromised Plan By The Editors Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, both Republicans, are making a last-ditch effort to bridge their party’s divide on immigration and pass a bill this year. We agree that the country, and the Republican party, would benefit if a sensible immigration plan were passed soon. The Pence-Hutchison plan isn’t one. The pro-amnesty Republicans have responded more favorably to the plan than the enforcement-first Republicans, and both sides are reading the plan correctly. Its central component is to allow illegal immigrants to continue...
  • Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Responds to Washington Times (Simcox)

    07/29/2006 9:36:41 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 269 replies · 3,195+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jul 29, 2006 | Chris Simcox
    Recently, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, Inc. (MCDC), and our fiduciary accountability has been called into question in reports in the Washington Times newspaper. Its editors continue to misrepresent the facts and have purposely based their reports and editorials on information that is inaccurate. They continue in their attempt to hold us to a different and improperly applied fiduciary standard than any other non-profit in the country. Jerry Seper and Wes Pruden seem not to understand the first, most basic matters of non-profit accounting and regulatory obligation. Further, Pruden absurdly describes Seper’s reporting as “careful, rigorous” when Seper has not...
  • 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...
  • Tancredo Introduces Bill to Halt Illegal Alien Voting

    07/27/2006 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Spiff · 141 replies · 2,389+ views
    Press Releases :: July 26, 2006 Will Adams, 202.226.6997 Tancredo Introduces Bill to Halt Illegal Alien Voting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the 104-Member House Immigration Reform Caucus, introduced a bill that would penalize states which refuse to require proof of U.S. citizenship for voting. Under the Voter Integrity Protection Act (VIP Act), states would need to see a valid photo ID proving U.S. Citizenship for voting or those states would have their federal highway funding cut by as much as 40 percent. “In some parts of our country, all residents are granted a de facto...
  • Pence-Hutchison “Compromise” Induces Illegal Aliens to Leave By Letting Them All Stay

    07/27/2006 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Spiff · 60 replies · 1,081+ views
    Pence-Hutchison “Compromise” Induces Illegal Aliens to Leave By Letting Them All Stay Plan Compromises the Security of the Middle Class by Putting Business in Charge of Immigration Policy Washington, DC—In a desperate effort to “get something done” on immigration before the end of the congressional session, two normally sober members of Congress have hatched a plan that is vague on details when it comes to securing America’s borders and protecting American workers, while containing specific promises to millions of illegal aliens. The plan offered by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) would require that the...
  • [Pence-Hutchinson Amnesty] Compromise would allow unlimited immigrants

    07/27/2006 6:54:46 AM PDT · by Spiff · 23 replies · 705+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 July 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Compromise would allow unlimited immigrants By Charles Hurt THE WASHINGTON TIMES July 26, 2006 The latest proposal in Congress for a "guest"-worker program would allow unlimited immigration of eligible workers during the first three years and allow them and their families to remain here indefinitely. Offered by two Republicans, the plan is criticized by proponents of stricter immigration laws. They say the program would tilt the nation's immigration system toward millions of uneducated, unskilled workers. [...Snip] Detractors are skeptical that President Bush would provide an honest assessment of border security and questioned the commitment of Mr. Pence and Mrs. Hutchison...
  • Hutchison-Pence Immigration Proposal is Discriminatory Amnesty

    07/27/2006 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Spiff · 47 replies · 757+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 26 July 06 | NumbersUSA
    Hutchison-Pence Immigration Proposal is Discriminatory Amnesty 7/26/2006 7:11:00 PM Contact: Caroline Espinosa of NumbersUSA, 202-543-1341, WASHINGTON, July 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- NumbersUSA today condemned the Hutchison-Pence plan for amnesty based on national origin, virtually unlimited foreign workers, and a path to citizenship for those who have broken our laws. "The Hutchison-Pence proposal caters primarily to the big business and cheap-labor lobbies as it would allow importing unlimited workers under indentured servitude-like conditions," said NumbersUSA Executive Director Roy Beck. "This bill should be called the 'Chamber of Commerce Bill' since its members and cheap-labor allies are the real beneficiaries of...