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Friday, July 08, 2005

Go Home, Minutemen

The Minutemen are coming to Houston, The Houston Chronicle reports. It is about time someone did something about those poor, unfortunate day laborer immigrants who come to this country in search of a better life, performing work that no one else is willing to perform, for wages that no one else will accept.

By referring to themselves as “Minutemen,” the vigilantes who think it is their place to stop the flow of illegal immigration dishonor the valiant individuals who played an integral role in this Country’s fight for its independence. Where were the Minutemen when Arab men in America on tourist visas were taking flight lessons and traveling too and from Europe in the months and years preceding the September 11 attacks? Their name suggests timeliness, but I think they were a bit too late. These xenophobes should limit their efforts to keeping trespassers off the militia members’ ranches.

5 Comments:

  • wtf are the minutemen going to do in houston anyway? i thought they liked to sit in lawn chairs on the border and wait for supposed "illegal" immigrants to shoot.

    By Blogger red.hot.mamma!, at 1:37 PM, July 09, 2005  

  • I think the Minutemen are bigoted rednecks who became motivated enough to leave their lawn chairs. The Houston Chronicle quoted Bee County Sheriff Carlos Carrizales, an attendee of Minutemen meetings who ceased his affiliation with the bunch of nuts, as saying of a meeting, “someone in the back shouted: ‘Can’t we just shoot ’em?’ Then others started to feed on that.” http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3258963.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 5:31 AM, July 10, 2005  

  • Maybe the title "minuteman" isn't only referring to their historical predecessors.

    By Blogger Thomas, at 8:54 AM, July 11, 2005  

  • geez. i found out yesterday that the national minutemen group isn't having anything to do with the TX group because the tx group doesn't want to run criminal background checks or provide any training. sweet. i'm so glad those nutjobs are roving our streets! i thought the point was to hang out ON THE BORDER. they can't "protect" the border from 300 miles away!

    By Blogger red.hot.mamma!, at 3:17 PM, July 13, 2005  

  • The AP reports that hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Las Cruces, NM in a LULAC organized march on Saturday to protest the "Minuteman Civil Defense Corps" volunteer group.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 6:54 AM, July 24, 2005  

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