TIME Longs for the Dark Ages.

December 2, 2009

I was browsing this article Time.com (which I was directed to via Ace of Spades HQ) and I was so surprised by what I had read that I had to go back and read it 2 or 3 times before I was certain the article said what I thought it did.

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“My dog is hungry and he’s hungry for buttocks”

February 9, 2009

That’s supposedly a direct quote from the defendant of a lawsuit filed in Arizona.  I’m not sure if that’s a direct translation (the quote was originally spoken in Spanish) or the newspaper-friendly version, but either way it’s probably one of the more awesome things you’ll ever hear in a courtroom.

The quote is taken from an article that appeared in the Washington Times today about a group of illegals who are suing an Arizona man who held them at gunpoint when he caught them trying to cross his property into the United States.

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as “the avenue of choice” for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

That’s just the beginning few paragraphs of the article giving the basic premise of the situation.  What’s incredible is that these illegal immigrants apparently CAN sue Mr. Barnett since his lawyer’s initial request for a dismissal was denied.   Does anyone else find that shockingly disturbing?  A group of non-citizens apparently have the right to sue a legal citizen.

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2nd Amendment Rally (reporter on-the-scene) [UPDATED]

July 11, 2008

Hey everyone, I got back a couple hours ago from the 2nd Amendment rally downtown. It was a really great experience. I’ve never attended or been a part of a political “rally” before and it was something I really enjoyed. I might have enjoyed it MORE though if there were counter-protesters.

I decided to cover this the same way zombietime covers his rallies. I’d also like to thank him for getting back to me when I asked him for any advice he might have in regards to covering events like this.

The rally was held at the Thompson Center and emcee’d by local conservative talk-show host Cisco Cotto. Also there were a couple NRA VPs, representatives from the Illinois Rifle Association, State’s attorney candidate Tony Peraica, and several spokesperson for 2nd Amendment Sisters (pro-gun women), PinkPistols (pro-gun gay/alternative sexualty) and other local 2nd Amendment supporters.

Anyway, here we go…

[UPDATE]  Welcome Oleg Volk and readers!!!  Here it is, 8 months after I attended the 2nd Amendment Rally downtown, and a fellow blogger (who’s much more popular than I), was kind enough to link to this post.  Oleg Volk  came across my post and pictures, set up a link, and in the last three days I’ve gotten well over 500 views, so I just wanted to say thanks Oleg!!

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