Saturday, April 08, 2006

Arizona rednecks win a round against the ACLU

Part One....of a Series of Residents and Ranchers along our Borders...."Their Daily Life"
From the 'Title of this Post' from the article below-only a section is copied. I recommend taking the time to read it's entirety.
Arizona rednecks win a round against the ACLU
It is just so refreshing to see a story in a mainstream publication get it right.After all the bigoted trash the news media propogated about the Minuteman Project, the Wall Street Journal publishes an accurate account,and holds the media's feet to the fire.
Excerpt- But a MUST READ!!!!! Minutemen in Wall Street Journal
I've been a reporter in Arizona for 30 years. As the border story has heated up, I get calls from out-of-town reporters wanting me to hook them up with angry border residents. If I mentioned in a story that a particular rancher carries a gun, that's the rancher the reporters want to see. They're less interested in understanding his problems than getting film of him and his six-shooter.
These border residents are routinely snickered at and called racist vigilantes. But most are decent folks caught up in the daily invasion of illegals who tramp across their land. Ranchers in hard-hit areas spend the first hours of every day repairing damage done the night before. They find fences knocked down and water spigots left on, draining thousands of precious gallons. And then there's the trash: pill bottles, syringes, used needles, and pile after pile of human feces.

Sometimes illegals hammer on residents' windows in the middle of the night, demanding to use the phone. Some even walk right into the ranch house and refuse to leave until the rancher pulls a gun and forces the issue. One rancher told me about illegals who rustled one of her newborn calves. The intruders beat the 12-hour-old animal to death with a fence post, then barbecued it on the spot.

How bad is it? In the Tucson Sector alone in January 2005, the Border Patrol arrested 35,704 people, seized 34,864 pounds of marijuana, and impounded 557 smuggling vehicles. In one month. High-speed chases and accidents on our back-roads are now common. Residents know to stay off certain roads at night because the smugglers--of people and drugs--own them, and if you're not careful they'll come around a bend at 100 mph and run you into a ditch or worse.

In some hilltop spots near Douglas, you can unfold a lawn chair, crack open a Schlitz and watch the invasion happen. As dusk falls, they come, hundreds of headlights from Mexican cabs streaming north, each filled to the windows with soon-to-be illegals. Are they good folks? Are they carrying biological agents? We have no idea. They could be the worst terrorists and thugs. If that sounds alarmist, consider that some ranchers have found Muslim prayer rugs and Arabic dictionaries on their property. And the feds confirm that the ultraviolent Mara Salvatrucha street gang is using Arizona as a gateway into this country.

But you haven't heard much about these problems nationally, because the media soft-pedal them. Why? It's politically incorrect. We've built a new third rail in American life. Leave the harmless illegals alone and go after their victims instead.

I've interviewed a fellow named Bud Strom, a retired Marine and a pretty fair cowboy poet who has a ranch south of Sierra Vista. He tells about a reporter for the New York Times coming out to his place and doing a story on what it's like to live on the border. "The story made it sound like I was out there helping them, giving them water and such," says Bud laughing. In fact, when he sees a group, he wheels his horse and gets out of there fast, then calls the Border Patrol.


Bud knows what he's dealing with. He has had a truck stolen, found bales of drugs on his land, and routinely has illegals approach him demanding beer. It used to be that one or two would ask a local resident for water and a sandwich, and, once fed, be on their way with a polite "Gracias, Señorita." The new breed now comes in groups of 50. They demand to be driven to their pickup spot, and if you refuse they flip you off. Sometimes they poison barking ranch dogs or cut their throats to quiet them. How long do you suppose such outrages would go on in Fairfield, Conn.? Or Greenwich? It'd be a day and a half before some kumbaya-liberal flipped sides and founded the Merritt Parkway Minutemen. Or the BlackBerry Brigade. Minutemen in Wall Street Journal-Full Story
Right now, I am researching residents and ranchers along the U.S. and Mexican Border and will try to publish more stories as I go along. Part 1

Fed-Up Border Residents Want a Line in the Sand (excerpt below)
A father says he doesn't know how to protect his family now that law enforcement says the attack upon his preteen daughter by three likely illegals was a figment of her imagination. A security chief for a border ranch finds vehicle tracks through his fences. The kids can't walk to Grandma's house anymore— they don't know who they might run into along the way. It took more than two hours for border patrol to show up when called about a gang hanging out in town. Residents Fed-UP on Border
Plus Unbelievable Pictures - Please click here - Border Trash Pictures-A Must See inside this site you will find "the famous and festive ladies panties rape tree" Click Here
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