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4/2/2005 - A summarized profile of Minuteman...so far...

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  • Al Soto
    Ref: NY Times, 4/1/2005, Wanted: Border Hoppers and some Excitment, Too. by Timothy Egan They met on Toughnut Street in Tombstone... Most project members
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      Ref: NY Times, 4/1/2005, "Wanted: Border Hoppers and some Excitment, Too."  by Timothy Egan
       
      They met on Toughnut Street in Tombstone...
       
      Most project members are
      1.  elder retirees
       
      Walter McCarty - 82 yo, retired Marine Sgt., carries a .38 cal pistol, wants
      1.  adventure
      2.  some excitment
      3.  activity better than sitting at home watching rattlesnakes crawl out of his den
      4.  some distraction
      5.  some thrill
       
      Chris Simcox - 44,
      1.  former kindergarten teacher,
      2.  bought the Tombstone Tumbleweed newspaper to promote his anti immigrant crusade
      3.  is convicted of carrying a gun inside a Nat'l Park Service Monument
      4.  wants the Nat'l Guard along the Mexican border  (Canada...he doesn't say)
      5.  said his crusade was born out of anger over the govt's inability to curb the flood of (Mexican ) people
      6.  says he will refuse extremists groups in his project, (there is some concern about elder abuse, however)
      7.  promised peaceful protest ( with guns strapped on, of course)
      8.  wants project members to stay at the local RV Park, or the local Bible College's dorms
       
      Says he will track and report smugglers to the Border Patrol, has a "no contact" rule in approaching Mexicans...how about Canadians...???
       
      Mayor Roy Borane of Douglas, Arizona, town of 15,000...on the Minutemen "they have a lynch mob attitude"
       
      In Tombstone - "crime from illegal immigrants was not a prime concern"
       
      Bay Buchanan and her sidekick Tom Tancredo support and will address the Minutemen during weekend rallies...I can't wait...anybody have a cream pie...somebody needs some...seriously!!!
       
      Review, Opinion, Comment (ROC'n)
      Al Soto (c) 4/2/2005


      The government and the NEWS should reflect, not determine, the desires of the people.The news is to be reported not to sway opinion. Stop the melodrama and constant trivia on news time. The founding fathers knew that government is always corrupt, that is why they gave us civil liberties.  The people must lead to survive corrupt governments. Read the constitution. (In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this includes information for research and educational purposes.)  Al Soto (c) 2005

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