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Comment by James F. Burgos on June 18, 2010 at 10:39am
Right On, Chuck ! ( boy, back to the 60's ) The problem is that BOTH Parties just don't give a Damn. Under Bush, right after 9/11, all airspace was closed, harbors were watched, but our Borders were left wide open. Today, especially in the Tucson sector, Border Patrol officers are finding Muslim Prayer Books, articles of clothing with Jihadist patches and Jihadist propaganda papers in the Arizona Desert. This is widely reported in Arizona. Do the rest of you hear any of this in the rest of the Country ???? Can you understand the concern and RAGE of Arizonans ? This Regime ( and the Bush Regime ) basically tells us to go to hell. We want our Country back !
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on June 17, 2010 at 4:14pm
Right on Mac, the politicians and Wall St. have sold us out to Globalism! We have placed WAY too much power into Huge Corporations (BP), they aren't born, don't need, air, water,food, and they never die...they need consumers, they will pack as many people into The Country as they can. It keeps wages down for the few jobs left and you can sell them crap made in China and imported tax free. Free trade and NAFTA have been a nightmare for the middle-class of the US.
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 17, 2010 at 4:13pm
Welcome back Wayne. Hope all is well.
Comment by Wayne Dixon on June 17, 2010 at 3:30pm
HELLO TO EVERYONE, BEEN GONE FOR A FEW DAYS, IF I HAVE ANY MAIL FROM YOU I 'LL GET BACK WITH YOU SHORTLY. I HAD 97 E-MAIL WHEN I RETURNED HERE THIS AFTERNOON. AGAIN HELLO TO ALL.
Comment by MAC on June 17, 2010 at 11:55am
all I can figure is that those in power have a hidden agenda to take this country we served and defended DOWN From the greatest country on earth to a third world shit hole. The enemy is inside the wire. but he is wearing camoflage. join OATHKEEPERS and support LTC. Lakin
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
 

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