Musings of a Real Texas Cowgirl

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

"Biting the Hand That Feeds You Day".. Kinda has a ring to it...

Congressman Steve King - Iowa, Fifth District

biting the hand that feeds you- April 25, 2006

On May 1st, the activists who brought you thousands of Mexican flags flying in marches down the streets of our cities are now bringing you "Nothing Gringo Day". With help from the Mexican government, Mexican unions, Mexican political groups, and through the Spanish language radio and newspapers, the call has gone out to make America experience a total boycott, both here and in Mexico. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

Just the word "boycott" sparks the image of noble dissent in the face of economic or social oppression. I think of American colonials bucking British economic interests in retaliation to the Stamp Act. Or perhaps the ostracizing of Irish landlord Charles Boycott, the namesake of the verb for all tyrannized people. If not tyrannized, at least disgruntled. If not disgruntled, maybe just bored.

Yet, isn't the key to a successful boycott an economic or social upper-hand? The cost must be felt if the offending party be forced to reform. For example, how does boycotting a movie you had no intention of going to affect the box office? More people probably see a boycotted movie due to the attention than if it had simply been ignored.

President Carter thought he was on to something when he kept American athletes out of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. That showed 'em. That particular boycott neither got the USSR out of Afghanistan nor brought down the Berlin Wall. It just caused our own athletes to suffer.

The May 1st anti-Gringo-fest is also being billed as "A Day Without Immigrants" which is a misnomer on a couple of counts. First, the threatened boycott fails to conjure the image of a Norwegian refusing to buy his May 1 lutefisk at the corner Fareway. Second, the pro-amnesty groups are insistent on confusing legal and illegal immigration. Let's not start mixing our apples and oranges. The issue before Congress is illegal immigration. Perhaps the May 1st boycott should give America a glimpse into "A Day Without ILLEGAL Immigration."

What would that May 1st look like without illegal immigration? There would be no one to smuggle across our southern border the heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines that plague the United States, reducing the U.S. supply of meth that day by 80%. The lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be saved who otherwise die a violent death at the hands of murderous illegal aliens each day. Another 13 Americans would survive who are otherwise killed each day by uninsured drunk driving illegals. Our hospital emergency rooms would not be flooded with everything from gunshot wounds, to anchor babies, to imported diseases to hangnails, giving American citizens the day off from standing in line behind illegals. Eight American children would not suffer the horror as a victim of a sex crime.

On the negative side, the price of a pound of tomatoes might go up from $0.79 to $0.80. That is unless you have a garden. But I'm guessing that the Mexican drug lords are not taking May 1st off. Neither will the 11,000 illegal invaders that pour over our border every other day of the year. It is a safe bet that the U.S. Border Patrol will have a very busy "Nothing Gringo Day."

Since September 11th, it remains true that OBL is the greatest threat to America. I will leave it to the reader to decide if the greatest threat is Osama bin Laden or the Open Borders Lobby. The emerging cheap labor "ruling class" in America is the strongest supporter of amnesty for illegals. Their anti-American "new servant class" has chosen to boycott them; the very definition of irony. On May 1st, Primero de Mayo, Americans will observe, as illegal immigrants celebrate, "Bite the Hand That Feeds You Day."


All Hell about to Break out on the Lebanon/Israel Border

The brave and insightful Michael Totten has a new post on his experiences on the Israeli side of the Israel/Lebanon border.  Apparently, the area is a no-man's land, patrolled not even by the Lebanese army.  It is populated by Hezbollah, now being supplemented with Iranian military, supplies and weapons.

The IDF on border duty, expect everyday for all hell to break loose.  Read the whole story, and don't forget to hit the tip jar.  We must support one of the few examples of real reporting.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

Border News Roundup

Well, all kinds of things are coming to the forefront of the border war.

As if Mexico didn't have enough problems, the Federales have now passed a law allowing previously illegal drugs to now be legal in small amounts.  Are they aiming to get American tourism back, after decades of jailing tourists and holding them for ransom when caught with small amounts of marijuana? 

May 1st will be here in two days, and Illegal Aliens and their supporters in the U.S. are proposing to bring the U.S. economy to halt.  Good luck with that.  Everyone I know is going shopping Monday, and I, in particular, am wearing my Minuteman polo shirt.  I will not, however, be purchasing anything from companies supporting or in any way condoning this demonstration.

The President of the United States, heretofore suffering from an acute case of "Border Blindness", unexpectedly declared that the Star Spangled Banner should be sung in English, and further that people living in this country should learn to speak English.  Hmmm....

And then, of course, there is the California Senate, admittedly a bastion of the looney left, that proclaimed "... the one-day protest the Great American Boycott 2006 and describes
it as an attempt to educate Americans 'about the tremendous
contribution immigrants make on a daily basis to our society and
So, I gather that it is okay with the California Senate for illegal aliens to boycott America.  I wish to hell they would.  Why don't they try stealing into Guatamala for a change?

The usual suspects are wrongly portraying this issue as an immigration issue.  Once again, I issue a reminder that this is not an immigration issue, it is an illegal invasion issue.  When illegal aliens are allowed to enter my country illegally and break whatever laws they wish, and then be made heroes in the media, Hollywood, and the press, I cannot help but think what the consequences would be for me, as an American citizen, should I decide to disregard the laws.  Do you suppose the ACLU would come to my defense, demanding that if the laws are disregarded for non-citizens/criminals, they should be disregarded for all?

This news is all so bizarre, I almost feel like I am stuck in a Twilight Zone episode.

For more border news and commentary, recent Coalition posts include and interesting analysis of future Third Party possibilities by Frau Budgie at Red Hot Cuppa Politics.  Also, in case you have ever wondered who are the millionaires in Mexico, and why is the general population so poor, the answer is: "...  the Mexican government is not a government of
and for the people, it is another legitimized crime organization motivated by money flowing into the pockets of politicians."

As the "U.S. prepares for A Day Without an Immigrant,'"  as noted above, I'm preparing for a day of shopping, wearing my Minute Man polo shirt.  Susie accurately points out that the issue is  about law not race.  In what other country in the world, could illegal aliens have the audacity to protest?  It was suggested that in retaliation, American citizens should, "... Boycott Cinco de Mayo! That is the big May 5th celebration Mexico celebrates in which weconsume huge amounts of Mexican food and products. So, on May 5th we will buy NO Mexican products this year. We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by staying home and ignoring anything Mexican. Heck why don't we extend this idea to boycotting Mexican products all together until this mess is fixed. No Mexican beer, produce, or any other product made in Mexico. Mexico should have stayed out of our politics."  I'm sure that might be a good idea, but man, I couldn't do that for more than a day or two.  I love Tex-Mex food and Negro Modelo.  Doing without Mexican, pesticide-laden produce is something I routinely do anyway.
**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.**


Friday, April 28, 2006

Warning: Completely politically incorrect

Border Patrol, the Game.  This is bad, but I think its popularity is an expression of our utter frustration with the invasion of our country.


An Alternative Universe: La Voz de Aztlan

I was just reading Crystal Clear, and the facts were astounding, so I fact-checked, following the links, and found the website of La Voz de Aztlan.  I've never bothered to go to that site before, because I knew it would be an artery-blower.  It is not as much an artery-blower, as it is like a Twilight Zone episode.

Americans should study this website.  It is, frankly, bizarre.  Also, read the referred-to article on Crystal Clear for background information with facts and figures, about the Mexican government.

In May Day boycott ridiculousityness, it is reported that:  
"Teachers' unions in major cities have said children should
not be punished for walking out of class. A spokeswoman for the Los
Angeles Unified School District said school principals had been told
that they should not try to keep students in class but instead should
walk with the children to help keep order.
Minneapolis-based agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. said it will close seven meatpacking plants so workers can participate."

The audacity of the pro-amnesty bunch is summed up in this letter to an anti-amnesty blogger.
It's sad to see the ignorance of the ani-immigrant mind, they tell us
Latinos that an amnesty will doom "THIER" beautiful country, (which
runs on immigrants) do to the fact that this event will repeat itself
and immigrants 10 years from now will again DEMAND a well deserved
amnesty. This country is doomed without us, Immigrants are the backbone
of the USA no matter what they do what they say, and what disgusting
law they pass, WE ARE HERE TO STAY!!!!!!!!!!!! we work to keep up a
country which turns its back on its base. its time we unite and fight
back, LATINOS UNIDOS. Jamas seran vencidos.  (Latinos United. We are
invincible.  VW)

Read the witty response.

**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.


Thursday, April 27, 2006

Newt's Take on How to Handle Illegal Immigration

Newt Gingrich has a great piece entitled, "Ending the Dishonesty:  The Way Forward on Border Control and Patriotic Immigration."  Read it here.


Texas Fred Has Had Enough!

Don't miss Texas Fred's take on the threatened May 1st boycott.  It is a must read, fully exemplifying the sheer frustration on the part of conservatives with their elected representatives.


Another Birth in the Desert/Another Anchor Baby

AP reports that an illegal immigrant gave birth in the desert near Tucson AZ.  She was spotted by Border Patrol helicopter, and then transported by helicopter to the hospital, while the baby was taken to the hospital by ambulance following a 5-mile ATV ride.

Welcome to America! 

Let's see what we've already spent on this pair of illegals:  Medical helicopter transport, Border Patrol resources, ambulance, and emergency resources once at the hospital.  Gee!  Wonder who is going to pay for all that?

Oh, that's right.  We are.

Plus, we will now have the privilege of paying for social services and health care, not to mention food, housing and education for Mama Illegal Alien, and her Baby American Citizen, plus whatever kiddos Mama Illegal Alien left behind that will be joining them here soon.

Think maybe we should change some laws?


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

They're Still Not Getting It

Reuters reports that the President has threatened to veto a war-funds bill, bloated with all sorts of special goodies, in addition to the monies necessary for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to re-build the Gulf Coast.  The President had requested about $92 billion.  The Senate, in its infinite wisdom, has added approximately another $14.5 billion, to cover things like moving a Mississippi railroad (pardon me:  shouldn't this have come under "transportation bill"?), offset expenses at a Gulf Coast shipyard (already covered by insurance), aid for farmers who have been the victims of weather-related disasters (ever heard of crop insurance?), and funds for the U.S. fishing industry (can't even imagine what that's about.... either the fish are where you are fishing, or they aren't... hmmm...).

While it is true that the rank and file Republicans are displeased with the pork-laden legislation of the past years,  Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ-R) blamed such budget busting legislation as the reason, "... we're in the tank.." with voters.

Let me give you Beltway Bozos a cluebat:  You are in the tank with voters because you are acting like Democrats.  You are not only spending our hard-earned money on pork-barrel projects, but you are wasting it as well with all your investigations and manuvering, sending letters to constituents rather than replying to emails via email.  You have accomplished exactly nothing worthwhile that I can think of.  Worst of all, you are not a cohesive group against the whiney, loud-mouthed Democrats and the GOP-hating MSM.  We are totally disgusted with you.  Frivilous spending sticks in the craw, but that isn't the sole reason you are "in the tank."

Speaking of "in the tank", reminds me of gas tanks, which reminds me of the number one reason the GOP is losing support.  Let me explain this clearly, so that even the most mentally challenged BB (Beltway Bozo) can understand.  When you are a regular person, you generally have a budget.  That budget includes certain amounts of money each month set aside for:  housing, utility bills, food, clothing, and gasoline.  We will call these the "necessities."  Whatever is left over (if any), is either saved or spent.  Many people are cutting it pretty close to the line.  When one or more of the necessities listed doubles or triples in price, it breaks the budget, and there is no left over money, and there may not even be enough money for the necessities. 

The price of gasoline affects not only filling up our vehicles, but it also affects the price of other goods that we buy.  You see, it is rare that something is produced out behind the store that we buy it at.  Which means, that it must be shipped in from somewhere.  Lacking the powers of teleportation, gasoline or diesel is used to transport those goods, and the increased cost of same are added into the cost of said goods to the end-user (consumer).  So, here's the deal.  Because of the high cost of gasoline, all the other bills have increased as well.

Are you getting it yet?  The economy is roaring, but wages have not increased to compensate for the rapid rise in the costs of necessities to the average person.  This is the number one reason the GOP is in the tank with the voters right now.

The worst part, is that it is easily fixable by "The Decider."  The President has the power to declare a national emergency and repeal the Federal gasoline taxes.  That would provide instant relief for the average person.  It is just that easy.

The other reason the GOP is in the tank is because 5 years into the GWOT, our borders have not been secured.  We have demanded/ howled/ faxed/emailed/ phoned/ snail-mailed letters/ and demonstrated by way of the Minuteman CDC, the effectiveness of boots on the ground.  While we are no longer being ignored, nothing is being done to stop the 24/7 invasion of our country by illegal aliens.  We, the people, are not stupid, and the BB's continue to insult our intelligence.  Here's the cluebat, seal our borders now, and enforce the laws we already have.  Then, you can take your time with the rest of the so-called "immigration reform."  We do realize that immigration and invasion are two different things.  It is apparent the BB's don't understand that very important point.

The bottom line is that the GOP BB's are acting like Democrats, wasting our money and endangering our country.  Unlike the rank and file Democrats, Republicans hold their elected representatives accountable.  And we are beyond disappointed.

In order to maintain Republican control in the House and Senate in November, here are a few things the GOP must do ASAP.

1.  Effect an immediate decrease in the price of gasoline.  Just do it.
2.  Seal our borders immediately, and enforce the laws we have (both as to deportation of illegal aliens and to employers of illegal aliens).
3.  Stop all unnecessary spending.  Giving the President line-item-veto power would be a good start there.
4.  Act like you are all on the same team.  Reign in the renegade GOP or banish them from the party.  Stick together and go on the offensive against the socialist whiners of the Democratic Party and the MSM.

Doesn't look to difficult to me.  It's called, "doing the job you were elected to do."  If you fail to do so, you will be looking for a new job come November.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Everything there is to know about the CIA leak scandal thus far... has a great synopsis of the Mary McCarthy story, thus far.  It is long, but thorough.  If you missed part of the story, read it here now to get all the interesting facts that the MSM is NOT telling you.

Hat tip:  The Discerning Texan


Will you pay for unbiased reporting?

Michael Totten has dazzled us with his independent reporting from the hotspots of the Middle East.  His stories and photographs portray an unbiased, non-agenda based, style of journalism, not much seen in recent years.
Michael is now at a crossroads of sorts.  In his most recent post, he asks:

What I need to know before I can do any of this is if you’re willing
to “hire” me to write about places other than Northern Iraqi Kurdistan. Can I turn this blog into a job? Or was I lucky just this one time?

Working for you in Northern Iraq was the best job I ever had. If you want unfiltered, unplugged, and unedited foreign correspondence from other places as well, hit the Pay Pal button and I’ll provide you with lots of it for a long time.

I am thrilled that an independent journalist can evidently do better financially by actually "reporting", unfettered by editors and agendas.  My question, is will we, the readers, be willing to pay for it?


Monday, April 24, 2006

Can you say, "RINO"?

It is unbelieveable that Gov. Schwarzenegger gets two posts on this weblog in the same day.  However, this story warrants another rant.  In the article, Arnold is quoted as saying,
"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday said that building a 700-mile wall along the Mexican border to deter illegal immigration would amount to "going back to the Stone Ages," and instead urged the use of high-tech gear and more patrols to secure the nation's southern boundary."
Arnie, the combination of wall and big-ass fence is working great in Israel.
To be fair, Arnie "
also repeated his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants."
I just don't understand why our elected officials don't "get it."  Build, fence/wall/troops on the ground, whatever it takes to secure our borders.  Then, round up the illegal aliens in our midst.  It just ain't rocket science.


No! Arnie! No!

"The science is in," the actor-turned-politician claimed. "The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming."

The good news is that California has a Republican governor.  The bad news is that he is two sandwiches short of a picnic.


Feds Arrest 183 Illegal Immigrants in Fla.

Maybe they are "getting it"?

Federal immigration authorities arrested 183 fugitives and other illegal immigrants in Florida alone last week, the state's largest roundup in a single week, officials said Monday. The arrests included people convicted of sex offenses, child abuse, cocaine trafficking and weapons violations. They were originally from 26 countries and most eventually will be deported.

"Anybody who is a fugitive from justice is a danger to the community," said Michael Rozos, the field director in Miami of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's "Operation Phoenix" effort to find and deport fugitive illegal immigrants.

"These operations have been going on for years, but they have become more focused," he said.

Of the 183 arrested, 130 were fugitives who had already been ordered deported by an immigration judge. The remaining 53 were also illegal immigrants who happened to be present when fugitives were taken into custody, Rozos said.

The fugitive operation is separate from another ICE-led crackdown on employers who hire and harbor illegal immigrants. Rozos said both are part of the Secure Border Initiative, a Homeland Security Department plan intended to beef up enforcement of existing immigration laws inside the U.S. and toughen border security.

Ninety-five of those arrested were in South Florida, 35 were arrested in Tampa, 30 in Jacksonville and 23 in Orlando, according to ICE.


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sample letter or email to Beltway Bozos re: instant solution to gasoline prices

Dear Sen. Frist and Speaker Hastert,

Please do not waste our tax money asking the President for investigations on the high cost of gasoline.  We already understand that the price of gasoline is tied to the world market price of oil.  We also understand that based on the economic principles of supply and demand, when the world demand for oil is increased, so is the price.

Accordingly, here is the solution to this problem.  Ask the President to repeal the Federal taxes on gasoline.  He does have the authority to do this.  Such action will cut the price per gallon to the consumer about in half, which, while still high, is affordable for most people with vehicles.  An added bonus, it that the relief to the consumers will be immediate, thereby allowing people to continue going to work, take summer vacations, and with an added bonus to the GOP, that the people who elected you might feel a little more kindly toward you on election day.

This solution is swift, simple, and expedient.  The people who sent you to Washington demand you take this action.

Very truly yours,

Sen. Frist's email address

Speaker Hastert's email address

And, just to give the President a "heads-up" about this, here is his email address.


How about applying a little common sense to remedy the high gasoline prices?

In a WaPo article, Leaders Question Gasoline Prices, Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, plan to ask the President to order investigations into possible price gouging by the oil companies.

How ridiculous!  The price of gasoline is a direct reflection on the price of oil in the world market.  How can these people not know this?

Here's a better plan.  Let's all write/phone/fax/email our Senators and Congressmen, and demand they ask the President to repeal all the Federal taxes on gasoline.  While the price at the pump would still be higher than we like, it would be at least affordable.  And the results would be instantaneous. 

How stupid do the Beltway Bozos think we are?  The real question, I suppose, is ....How stupid are the Beltway Bozos?


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Final Summary of Minuteman Duty in Texas, April 2006

I think I'm in the mood to write about this now that the bills have been paid, larder re-stocked, Cowchild located (cell phone was MIA, thus Cowchild was MIA at college), and various errands and urgent to-do's completed.

Minuteman duty this time was truly different and vastly more enjoyable than in October.  In the intervening months, there had been a change in the State leadership of the project, and that was truly for the best.

Probably due to the Beltway Bozos allegedly taking on "immigration" reform, we had a much lower turnout of volunteers than in October.  That being said, our leaders used all of their cunning and wiles to use the volunteers, equipment, and locations available to us to the greatest advantage.  Within the first week, we were able to completely disrupt and displace the human trafficking along one major north-south corridor in South Texas.  At least 6 coyotes were put out of business: two permanently out of business due to a rollover truck crash while being pursued by Border Patrol  and DPS, two more in jail, and two others who were locals and are now under local and federal law enforcement surveillance.

The first week, our sightings and reportings were half of the total for the entire month of October.  After that, the sightings dwindled mightily, due to our success in disrupting the illegal traffic.

It is amazing what a small group of people can do in such a short time.  It is frustrating to know that despite our efforts, the human and other illegal trafficking, simply re-routed to a non-Minuteman patrolled location.  What this proves, however, is that, it is possible to stop the invasion of our country .  It simply takes boots on the ground, and enforcement of the laws presently on the books.

The local Border Patrol were great.  We have all read the MSM articles where some high-ranking border patrol spokesperson denigrates the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  The local BP sing a different song.  They are frustrated by their lack of personnel, and by the waves of illegals invading our country.  They need more manpower, better and more equipment, and support from Homeland Security so that they can enforce the laws of our country.

As to the other volunteers with whom I served, you just couldn't imagine a more diverse group.  There were volunteers from as far away as Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Rhode Island, Florida, Indiana, and numerous states in between.  It was fun visiting (Texas for "talking") with the volunteers from distant states.  It seems amazing that places not close to any border are suffering from the ramifications of this invasion of illegal aliens.  Just as we were from different places, we were also diverse in our backgrounds, but as we were all united for a single purpose, there was no problem among the volunteers, and we just did our job, and tried to have fun at the same time.  And in that regard, we most defintely succeeded.  We did a helluva job and had a helluva lot of fun getting that job done.

I'm looking forward to serving with those wonderful patriots again, although if our government decides to step up and do its Constitutionally mandated duty to defend our borders, the Minuteman CDC will step down.  If that happens, then I will treasure the knowledge that there are many, many people in this country who were willing to step up to the plate when their country was in jeopardy and the government was unresponsive to the dangers.


Friday, April 21, 2006

Great Article on Reforming the GOP

JB Williams at New Media has a great piece entitled, "Thinking Outside the Box...Work Within the Party."  It is a common sense approach to remind those of us who are fed up with our elected GOP, that voting independent or not voting will only help the Demonrats who are even less acceptable than the current GOP office holders.  Read the whole thing.


Red Fridays

This sounds like a good idea to me, if I can just remember to wear red.  On second thought, do I even have any red clothes?  Good excuse to go shopping.  Cowgirl

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing  Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used   to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.   We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal  media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.    Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that .. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

   By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If  every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

  The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things
better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers. Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear some thing red every Friday.


News Flash! Kerry thinking hard

In an article entitled, "Kerry 'thinking hard' about a 2008 run for president," besides the Great Flip Flopper, the other Demonrats thought to be presidential wannabees are: the esteemed Sen. Clinton, former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, and pretty boy, John Edwards.

The only real hope for the GOP in 2008 is that the Dems remain clueless, planless, and full of hate and scorn.


Feds Warn Companies Using Illegal Workers

(AP) - The government plans to crack down ever harder on employers who harbor and hire illegal immigrants, pursuing companies that ignore the law so they can exploit cheap labor.

"We are going to move beyond the current level of activity to a higher level in each month and year to come," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. He pledged to "come down as hard as possible" on violators.

Interesting, ain't it?  Do you think the Feds are finally "getting it"?  While it is true that if many illegal aliens cannot find sources of employment, they will return to their native countries, there will still be many who choose to remain here for the social services, health care, and educational benefits they currently enjoy, courtesy of the "anchor baby" laws.

To prevent more abuse of our laws, the Congress should amend the anchor baby laws to reflect that at least one of the parents is an American citizen.

Stopping the tidal wave of illegal invasion, the Feds must act now by putting troops on the border, and building fences where practicable.

I am personally tickled by the Minuteman Border Fence Project, and plan to be in Arizona for the groundbreaking ceremony Memorial Day weekend.  The desperation of the border landowners should be evident to all, by their agreement to participate in this project.

Please keep sending your faxes/emails/letters to your elected representatives.  The McCain-Kennedy-Specter Immigration bill  is pure junk, and will not solve the problems with which we are currently dealing.  It is an amnesty program, pure and simple.  Make sure your representatives know that you will not vote for them if they support anything other than securing the border and enforcing the laws already on the books.

If you want to join or contribute to Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, click here.


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ICE Goes to Work......'Bout time!

The story is headlined,

Hundreds nabbed in immigration raid
Executives, workers arrested in nationwide move against pallet maker

All I can say is, ..... it's a start.


Mexico Harsh to Undocumented Migrants

Apparently, the Mexican government has two standards for illegal aliens: (a) good treatment expected for Mexican nationals invading the US, vs. (b) harsh treatment (i.e. death, rape, robbery) for Central Americans illegally in Mexico. Hmmm..... Read the story.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Pretty Clever Editorial

This was sent to me, and I found it rather clever.

"Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own
borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.

Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors; I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house)."

According to the protesters, not only must you let me stay, you must add me to your family's insurance plan and provide other benefits to me and to my family (my husband will do your yard work because he too is hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part). If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my right to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself. I'm hard-working and honest ... um, except for ... well, you know.

And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness, prejudice and being anti-housebreaker.

Did I miss anything? Does this sound reasonable to you? If it does, grab a sign and go picket something. If this sounds insane to you, call your senators and enlighten them because they are stumbling in the darkness right now and really need your help."

Linda Myers
April 10, 2006 - New-Sentinel


Open Letter from a Minuteman

The following is an email I received today from a Minuteman I served with in South Texas.

Mr. President,

I am heading back to the border again today. We have made a difference on the border.... now if we can just make a difference in the Senate and you, Mr. President.

In 1986, Reagan gave us an amnesty bill.... we trusted that along with amnesty, the borders would be better secured and employers would be sanctioned or fined if they abusively hired illegals as provided for in this law that, as of today, is still not enforced. What's that old saying.... "Trust but verify".....? Well....., we have had 20 years to verify and have seen our TRUST totally violated.

In our little spot in South Texas along the highway from Mexico, we have seen our illegals sightings go from 150+ a night down to less than 30 a night. From Border Patrol being too busy to be successful ... to BP successes. We can make a difference. Putting additional resources on the border will make a difference....and it will save money. The MEXICANS and others....must TRUST we will do this or they will keep coming.

On CSPAN two weeks ago, the Senate Judiciary committee, held meetings on Immigration many new ones were needed, how many new judges were needed, where they were needed, when they were needed and how much they would cost. THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION OF SECURING THE BORDER........ MAKING ALL OF THE ABOVE UNNECESSARY....! I want to make it known to you and your Senators that this is a very bad use of limited funds. I am encouraging all my email friends to email, phone and write until as in the DUBAI insult, you understand the problem enough to do right thing.

I used to visit friends in Laredo crossing the border in the evening to enjoy one of the fine restaurants there. These friends do not go there anymore, they are Hispanic and certainly will not take me there anymore.

My own wrap-up of Minuteman duty will be posted as soon as I've paid bills/caught up laundry/bought groceries/etc.


Saturday, April 08, 2006

Cowgirl Reporting 1st Week of Minuteman Texas Operation

What a week this has been! We have been working very hard, watching and reporting. In one week, we have sighted and reported over 400 illegals on the properties we are operating on. The total number for the last month-long operation, October, was 800. The number of captures is far more than our reportings, as the border patrol is looking at us as real helpers this time around.

The folks here are just great people. They are the kind of people you would invite over for dinner and a game of dominos. I love to watch the way everyone pulls together to figure out how to solve an equipment or logistical problem in preparation for some special operation. These are regular people from all walks of life, who would never have met under normal circumstances. Yet, here we are, spending time with one another, all trying to preserve our country.

The media is all but ignoring the month-long Minuteman operation. If you can put any pressure on Fox News or any of the other networks to give us some publicity, it would be great.

Spirits were down when it looked like the Senate had reached a compromise on that completely ridiculous immigration bill, thereby pursuing politics rather than the preservation of our country. In case you missed it, there were 3 classes of illegal aliens set out in the bill, which is ludicrous on its face (are there 3 classes of income tax evaders?). The first class involved a road to citizenship without leaving the country for people who had been here 5 or more years. OK. These are "undocumented" workers. How are they going to prove they have been here 5+ years? You can just scratch out the other 2 classes of illegals, because they will ALL say they have been here for 5 years. Just how stupid do our elected representatives think we are? Give me a break.

We were all relieved when Congress went on Easter break. I'd kinda like them to stay on break. That way they can't pass any more assinine bills, thereby fouling things up even more.

Bottom line. All that needs to be done is for the government to enforce the laws now on the books, and to seal the borders to prevent more invasion. And, I intentionally used the word invasion. We don't need more laws..... we already have just what we need. There is also that little document known as the Constitution of the United States, that assigns the federal government the duty of defending America's borders. Enforcement of existing laws is all we need.

Well, maybe that's not exactly accurate. Enforcement and Generation 3 night vision equipment is what we need. We could use some more of that. The coyotes have better toys than we do. If anyone would like to donate directly to the Texas operation so we can have the best toys, the HQ number is 361-325-5121.

Of course, if you want to be a Minuteman, get online and register, and then phone the HQ number. The more people we have, the more territory we can watch.

Thanx to everyone for your kind wishes and moral support. One very tired cowgirl, signing off.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cowgirl Reporting from Minuteman Duty in South Texas

The month-long, 24-7, April border watch operation of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. is gearing up with wildly amazing reporting of illegal aliens in South Texas.

Last night, the radios and volunteers were hopping!

Starting from just after evening deployment, the sightings began to pour into HQ. The local Border Patrol office was quickly put on "speed dial."

Throughout the night, very large groups of illegals were spotted and reported.

Compared with the month-long October operation, the numbers of illegals making the march into our country have increased exponentially. We are truly being invaded.

As a rancher, I can identify with the local ranchers who are at their wits' end over what to do to stop the daily (and nightly) trespassing and destruction of their property. I realize it is difficult to imagine, but there are literally hundreds of illegals trespassing on private property every 24 hours.

In an earlier post, I questioned how much city-dwellers would appreciate hundreds of people traveling through their yards every day. That is what people must understand. Private property is just that. Private property which has been bought and paid for by the work and effort of those who own it is not to be confused with public property, and it is especially not international property.

It is difficult for me to adequately describe what happens to the ranches in South Texas due to the flood of illegals traveling through the property. The water tanks are fouled. The property is littered with backpacks, clothes, assorted personal hygiene items, empty water bottles, and the list goes on. Fences are cut, resulting in the risk of livestock being loosed on public roadways, and financial loss to the owners.

This week, I went to an absolutely wonderful home set upon a rolling hill surrounded by stately live oak trees. It is a house and a setting that I cannot imagine anyone would not fall in love with. Sadly, the owner can no longer live in the house due to the dangers posed by hundreds of people passing through the property every day.

Bottom line. This is the United States of America. This situation is simply unacceptable.

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN: The greater the number of volunteers, the more property we can cover with our border watch reporting. The more reporting that is done, the more Border Patrol agents will be assigned to an area. Please, please. If you can possibly get away from your real life for a little while, go online and join the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. and come down to South Texas this month and help us continue to raise this issue up to the American people, so our illustrious elected officals can no longer ignore the fact that our country is being invaded, and that before any "immigration" reform is even considered, our borders must be sealed.


Monday, April 03, 2006

First Post from Minuteman Duty

We are beginning Day 3 of the month-long April border watch. The first night, we sighted and reported well over 100 "travellers." I think close to half of them were apprehended by the Border Patrol, based on our reports.

If you can get the word out that we could use more volunteers, as the more volunteers we have, the more land we can patrol.

People should register online at, and then they can phone the Texas HQ 361-325-5121 to get Texas-specific information.