Minuteman Volunteers Build Fence in CA

Power to “We the People!”

Cross posted from The Minuteman Blog

Fox News reports on the California Minuteman Civil Defense Corps efforts yesterday to repair a fence in the San Diego area that our government has left in disrepair for YEARS, as well as extend current fencing on government land. The CA MCDC had around 200 folks show up to help with fence repair and extension in areas where illegals and drug traffickers have torn down the American people’s fencing.

From the Fox News website:

BOULEVARD, Calif. — As immigrants and their supporters prepared for a massive boycott on Monday, opponents of illegal immigration went to work building a border fence meant to symbolize their support of a secure border.

About 200 volunteers organized by the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of California began building a 6-foot barbed wire fence Saturday along a quarter-mile stretch of rugged terrain in Boulevard, about 50 miles east of San Diego.

Tim Donnelly, the group’s leader, said volunteers ate apple pie and hot dogs as they worked on the fence, which was connected to an existing 12-foot-high fence previously built by the federal government.

The volunteers wanted to send a message to Congress that the government should block entry to the United States and not grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, Donnelly said.

Thousands of immigrants and their supporters are expected to boycott work and schools Monday to raise awareness of their contributions to society.

“This was largely sent as a message to Congress so they’ll see on May 1, there are jobs that even illegal immigrants don’t want to do, but Americans are more than willing to do them,” Donnelly said, referring to the fence-building.


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We Don’t Have What It Takes Any More

Cross posted from The Violence Worker

I’d like to say that the pro immigration invader rallies on Monday will strengthen the stance of all Americans against illegal immigration. I’d like to tell you that by Friday, a majority of Congresscritters will see the light and start drafting comprehensive, common sense legislation that will help secure our borders and deal with the millions already here. I’d like to tell you that we, as a nation, and as American people, stood strong against the illegal immigration winds that blew like a category 5 hurricane on Monday. I’d like to report to you on Tuesday that our national levees against lawlessness and intimidation held.

Most people understand the issue. There are a lot of opinions on how to deal with those who are already here, but this fact remains clear, people want our borders secured. The problem is that the left (somewhat successfully) manages to make the argument into one of race or ethnicity rather than the real issues of securing our borders and dealing with the astronomical drain of money and resources illegal aliens invaders put on our education, healthcare and law enforcement resources.

And that’s the problem. That’s why I won’t be able to tell you those things next week.

We Americans are weak. We don’t have what it takes any more to do the hard and dirty jobs and I’m not talking about picking apples. I’m talking about doing something about a problem. We are so damned afraid of offending someone or so damned afraid we might be perceived as racist that we just don’t take a stand or we equivocate until we crap our drawers. The people who will be marching on Monday understand that about us. Whatever steel backbone we once had is so weakened by the corrosiveness of the appeasement movement that I fear for our country.

Look at the groups supporting this march of madness – The Unions, the Socialists, the Communists, the Separatists (Those professing some plan to break away from the US) and now the radical Muslims. These are people who are anti-American and overtly working to change the United States into a third world Socialist Crapocracy©

They’ll slow things down in places, snarl a bit of traffic and make somebody’s life a little more miserable, but it won’t shut anything vital down. Face it. They know they can’t afford to shut things down for more than a few hours.

They also know that if they keep it up, they’ll be able to scare enough of the twits in Congress away from passing any meaningful legislation.

Contact your Representatives and Senators after the rally and tell them you intend to vote for candidates who promise to secure our borders.


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate**

From Joe Sixpack – Why ABC Will Always Be Mediocre … No Class

It was the White House Correspondents Association Dinner … traditionally, and this one was no exception, attended by the President. Fox reports on it Here.

Yet it’s the Who’s Who of power and celebrity in the audience — invited by media organizations to their dinner tables — that draws much of the attention.

Joining ABC were former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, Valerie Plame, the CIA officer at the heart of a leak investigation that has reached deep into the White House.

From my perspective, that defines ABC … Absolutely Bereft (of) Class. A poor showing … and your ratings reflect it.

Regards –


Defining Deviancy Down

Cross posted from InMuscatine 

Des Moines Register | Basu: Staying away on workers’ day :

International Workers Day isn’t much of an event in America, even though it was in this country that the labor movement’s call for an 8-hour work day spurred the first observance on May 1, 1886. But it’s about to become a very big event again tomorrow.

Across America, and in Iowa, immigrant workers will use the occasion to make a symbolic statement about their value to the U.S. economy.

They’ll do that by not showing up.

Why is May 1 not much of an event in America? Well, for that you can thank your local communist, socialist, anarchist, and other sundry Liberal moonbat types for co-opting it. In reality the Liberals celebrate this day for taking by force what they couldn’t win at the ballot box, or through the courts. I quote what may be the most unbiased and authoritative voice on the subject :

Through much of the 1870’s and 1880’s Chicago was a leading center of labor activism and radical thought. Early in 1886 labor unions were beginning a movement for an eight-hour day. Union activists called a one day general strike in Chicago. On May 1 many Chicago workers struck for shorter hours. An active group of radicals and anarchists became involved in the campaign. Two days later a shooting and one death occurred during a riot at the McCormick Reaper plant when police tangled with the strikers.

Gee… radicals and anarchists. Who knew the Des Moines Register had such an affinity for Liberals?

The workers are hoping their absence will demonstrate more effectively than a rally or petition can just how essential they are, and why they shouldn’t be taken for granted.

This so called Day Without Immigrants comes at a critical time for the 11 million to 12 million immigrants (mostly Mexican) here without legal papers, as Congress considers making them felons.

And why should they not? After all, Mexico considers illegal aliens to be felons.

This is unprecedented, though movies and plays have satirized similar scenarios. The stakes are high. Some immigrant leaders fear the action could backfire, be seen as anti-American or ungrateful. Some correctly question the value of keeping kids home from school. But as one boycott coordinator said, “We’ve shown our power politically, but if we can’t show it economically, we are going to lose it.”

What power? You are not citizens of this country. Believe it or not, we got along just fine before you showed up, and we will be fine long after you have left.

Whether it’s the housekeeper who cleans your toilet or hotel room, the nanny who raises your kids, the assembly-line worker or field hand who handles your food, our society runs on labor by immigrants, some of them undocumented. They’re repopulating empty cities and reviving small businesses.

And sucking up resources, and sending capital out of the USA to the tune of $20 billion per year.

Whatever else the boycott disrupts, the greatest risk is to participants themselves. But they’re focusing on a greater cause. They’re forfeiting badly needed pay and risking being fired, the kinds of sacrifices that have been an essential part of hard-won workers’ rights.

Hard-won CITIZENS rights. Do try to get the minor details right, will ya Basu?

As Juan Jose Gutierrez, national coordinator for Latino Movement USA, told the Washington Post, “You can only march for so long to make your point. You have to think of other creative ways to make it clear to Congress and the Bush administration that we expect them to behave responsibly.”

Of course, to a Liberal “behave responsibly” is code for “let us break the law and get away with it”.

Of course, the effort has to collide with the vitriol of Iowa’s misguided monarch, Congressman Steve King — admirer of Joe McCarthy, apologist for torture at Abu Ghraib, advocate of English-only, opponent of judicial independence and architect of a bizarre plan to fence off Mexico. Suggesting that open-borders advocates are a greater threat than Osama bin Laden, he’s written a piece saying without illegal immigrants, we’d lose only drug smugglers, murderers, child abusers and flooded hospital emergency rooms filled with anchor babies, imported diseases and hangnails. Hangnails?

Ah, yes… The specter of “hate speech” rears its ugly head. Don’t debate anyone on the basis of fact, just go after the messenger.

Rep. King is correct, and I have said many of the same things about the influx of illegals – how are we benefiting from this invasion? We are not getting the next Bill Gates, or Jonas Salk, or Norman Borlaug. What are we getting out of this deal? We are getting a whole lot of criminals, we know that as fact already. Are all of them criminals? Of course not. But we do know in the future we are going to be getting a whole lot of Mexico’s drug addicts due to Mexico legalizing possession of drugs we hold to be illegal.

One only wishes King would borrow a page from the immigrants and observe a day without dishonest political bombast. But until he comes up with a better way to stop the out-migration of Iowans, our economy will continue to depend on immigrant labor. For example, the Cargill Meat Solutions pork-processing plant in Ottumwa will be closed tomorrow, since half of its 2,400 employees are Latino.

One only wishes Basu were capable of writing one column based on fact and logic instead of emotion. We don’t “depend” on immigrant labor. Who was doing these jobs before immigrant labor arrived on the scene? Americans. They were working for much higher wages, too. All you can prove by the addition of illegal immigrant labor is the lowering of our standard of living by artificially depressing wages.

Wait a minute… I thought Liberals were all about helping the poor and downtrodden? Doesn’t that mean they also must be against illegal immigration and the subsequent lowering of wages? Nope, that would mean they have devoted thought to their position, and we know that isn’t going to happen any time soon.

Whatever the reservations about it, the Day Without Immigrants can be effective only if enough people take part in it. It should be supported by everyone who values immigrants’ contributions and believes they should be treated fairly. After all, it is International Workers Day, one more thing immigrants are helping to revive.

If we use this day to support illegal aliens, then I demand a day to honor and support the officers of Enron. I want a holiday to honor bank robbers. I want a holiday to honor rapists. After all, we can’t discriminate, now can we?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let them know at what level you would like to participate.

What does it Take, to Come here Legally?

An Uncooperative Reader, Jim, sent me this via email. He graciously gave me permission to share it.

How many really know what it takes to get into this
country legally?

First and foremost, we need to forget about the
politics and the spin that the media (from either
side) put on the issue of the so-called
illegal-immigrants. The politically correct term of
“illegal-immigrant” is an oxy-moronic term. They are
NOT immigrants, as this term is used to defined those
that have followed the laws of our nation and are
immigrating (legally).

We don’t need NEW laws. We only need to enforce the
laws that are already on the books… and by current
law, these people are breaking FEDERAL laws, which
classifies them as Illegal ALIENS and likely felons.

Therefore, if they are breaking the law, then they
should be pursued, captured and dealt with in
accordance with the law.

No, I’m not one of those right-wing extremists, as I’m
sure some will jump up and scream! I’m an ordinary
American who is married to a LEGAL immigrant. I make
less than $27K/year, so I am by no means, making a lot
of money. We spent months and months (over 9 months)
filing the paperwork, PAYING the FEES, and all the
other requirements that were neccesitated by the
government in order for her to come here. And three
years later, we’re still having to file forms, pay
more fees and justify our reasons for her to be able
to stay here.

To give amnesty to these Illegals in any fashion or
form is a slap in the face to those that obey the

If our government provides these LAW-BREAKERS with any
sort of amnesty, then they should give me back all
that money that I paid them in fees and expenses that
we’ve had to pay for her to come here legally.

My wife and I can NOT use any government assistance
programs! If she needs medical care, she can not go to
a free clinic. If she does, I have to pay back the
government for those costs. She can not apply for
welfare, or any other public assistance, including
unemployment benefits.

Before she was allowed to IMMIGRATE, she had to
provide police reports showing that she had no
criminal background. She had to get a COMPLETE
physical to insure that she had no diseases,
communicable or otherwise, as it might be a cost to
the US government or a drain on the medical
facilities. This includes such things as cancer, heart
disease, etc., not to mention STDs, HIV, or any other
communicable diseases. Of course, we had to pay for
all these requirements before she could get a visa to
enter (yes, that cost us money, too).

If these ILLEGALS are allowed all of this for FREE!
THEN, I WANT MY MONEY BACK! AND I want access to all
the free medical care and other entitlements that
these ILLEGALS get by NOT following the LAW!

These are the views of a native born Texan and most of
all, an American. My wife is Canadian. Had she been an
illegal from the south, we’d probably have a much
better life. However, we’ll live ours the old
fashioned way… the American way!

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**

MBA Member Hit With Multi-Million Dollar Federal Lawsuit

From MBA:

Media Bloggers Association Member Lance Dutson who blogs at Maine Web Report was recently served with a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Maine. The lawsuit alleges copyright infringement and defamation for reporting and commentary written and published by Dutson on his blog.

“This case is nothing more than an attempt by a deep-pocketed litigant to bully a blogger for criticizing state officials and state contractors”, said MBA President Robert Cox. “We have successfully defended MBA members in nine previous cases and I don’t expect the outcome here to be be any different.”

Dutson went public this morning with news of the lawsuit and provided key links here including his account of the events leading up to the lawsuit and the complaint served on Dutson by the local sheriff at his home in Maine. Dutson has vowed to fight.

“The idea that criticism of the state government can be defamatory is absurd”, said Dutson, “This attempt to bludgeon critics of the state government is not going to work.”

Through it’s legal defense initiative, the MBA provides member bloggers with “first line” legal defense, pro bono advice on how best to respond to legal threats related to the member’s blog.

“Bloggers don’t usually have an in-house legal department or high priced outside First Amendment counsel, but they’re at least as likely to need one as any MSM outlet. That’s where we come in,” said MBA General Counsel, Ronald Coleman of the Coleman Law Firm.

Dutson has secured the services of Greg Herbert of Greenberg Traurig, a specialist in media law and First Amendment/defamation litigation and private attorney Jon Stanley. The MBA, through Coleman, will act as co-counsel.

Herbert noted, “Many of these cases, where a large corporation sues an individual for criticism over the internet, appear to be motivated, primarily, by an attempt to silence legitimate criticism and suppress speech.”

In addition to providing pro bono, “first line” legal advice, the MBA seeks to raise awareness of attempts by governments and corporations to intimidate bloggers and citizen journalists by encouaging members to report such actions on their own blogs and encouraging all bloggers to carry the news throughout the blogosphere.

Take an Illegal Alien’s Job Day

Someone sent me this idea in an email.

Regarding the upcoming “Day Without Mexicans” I suggest that Americans who want jobs should take advantage of it by showing up at companies that employ illegals and see if they need workers on Monday. Maybe this day will start us on the solution to two problems at once: putting more Americans to work and encouraging illegal aliens to return to their native countries because there is no work for them here.

An excellent idea wouldn’t you say?

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**