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Comment by James F. Burgos on June 17, 2010 at 10:00am
Correction " Interstate 8, not I-80 ! In fact, two months ago, a Deputy Sheriff was wounded and nearly Killed. Two weeks ago, two (Legal) Mexicans were murdered by invaders one mile from the Freeway. Signs are being posted warning Americans to stay out of certain Areas. In other words, they are no longer part of the USA !!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 17, 2010 at 9:55am
Edward, for years after the loss of the Legions, Octavian Ceasar ( Augustus ) roamed the halls of his palace shouting " Publius Quinctilius Varus, give me back my Legions ! " I live about 90 Miles north of the Mexican Border and now we have shootouts going on just one mile so. of I-80 ! The INVADERS don't run from the cops anymore, they attack with Kalashnikovs. Napalitano says our Border is secure, we don't need a fence !! I think that our real enemy is in Washington, not SW Asia.
Comment by MAC on June 16, 2010 at 7:17pm
i suppose the job of the military now is only to protect the far flung reaches of empire america and its subjects but not the homeland or its citizens
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 16, 2010 at 5:59pm
2d Cavalry has been on the Mexican border a few times in the past...during the War with Mexico (which the 2d Cavalry "started"); prior to WW I when Pershing was chasing Pancho Villa; and at the beginning of WW II when it was feared the Japanese might invade the US through Mexico. Too bad the 2d Cav is busy in SW Asia now.
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on June 16, 2010 at 3:57pm
Borders, what borders, who knows anything about borders here. Ironic that Sen McCain (AZ) stated that the military's job was NOT to protect the border...and that it COULDN'T ! That brought me right out of the recliner. Pray tell what is it's job? And I'm damn sure we know how to do it...well maybe not the Navy. We are being invaded here in CA...you don't have to be armed to be an invader
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 16, 2010 at 12:55pm
I DO applaud Arizona for their bold stand on illegal immigrants, though.

Hopefully the rest of the country will take heed.
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 16, 2010 at 12:38pm
MAC, Arizona is just getting started. A bill has been introduced that will not allow birth certificates to be issued to Illegal children born here. Just like ALL European countries !!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 16, 2010 at 11:18am
Got an old friend that has been trying to get me down to Tucson for years.

I can't stand heat...I have all the illegal Mexicans I could ever want right here in my neighborhood...and I lost my weapons rights so Arizona's lax weapons laws have no appeal to me. I'll stay up here and grow moss between my toes.
Comment by MAC on June 16, 2010 at 10:42am
James
unlike the U.S. at least Arizona has a leader with the courage and conviction to protect U.S. citizens
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 16, 2010 at 10:13am
Dave, as for your Bier fund. I live in Arizona , soooo do you accept Pesos ?? Just a few miles from my home , Cartel runners are openly running around ( in daylight ) with AK 47's.
 

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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888

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