On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 23:00:36 -0700, Fly-by-Night CC
|I was born in Cottonwood/Clarkdale area - after college, lived almost a
|decade in Flagstaff; my mom lives in Sedona. When I courted my wife and
|visited her stomping grounds I enjoyed the rural feel along with the
|scrub oaks, knee-high yellow grass, the ruggedness of the Chiricahuas
|and the Dragoons and the eerie, desolate ghost towns of deep southern
|Arizona. I haven't been back for almost 10 years so perhaps the same
|thing that happened up north has also happened down there.
No what's happened down here is Wetbacks. Sorry, I know that's not
politically correct, I should have said )*@^#^ wetbacks---I
mean---poor downtrodden, freedom loving, individuals just looking for
Despite what Homeland Security says, it is completely unsafe for a
citizen of the United States of American to travel in the backcountry
(or even in a national park) within 100 miles of the border unless his
A buddy and I and our wives took a trip over the Dragoons from the
west side over to Pierce a couple of years ago. We took Middlemarch
Road out of Tombstone and on the way down from Tucson passed a Border
Patrol checkpoint at the junction of Highways 80 and 82.
In the mountains we encountered four broken down and alien smugglers,
all clearly had used abandoned vans. At one windmill/water tank,
where we get out to look around, the ground looked like the dump.
Litter everywhere and I got the distinct feeling that some of the
litterers were hiding in the bushes. My buddy, a flaming liberal
notices my holstered .357 and says, "What are you doing with that?"
I said, "Look around you. Here we are a couple of guys with two new
4X4 trucks and two women, do you think we're targets or what?"
He says, "Oh, I see your point."
Note to Homeland Security: Two middle-aged guys and their wives,
while out for a Sunday drive, easily avoided the Border Patrol's
checkpoint. What if we'd been wearing hankies on our heads?
And it goes on. Two weeks ago a newlywed elderly couple, sitting in
their car waiting for a red light to change, were murdered when a
truck full of illegals fleeing from the police went airborne and
crushed them. http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB1MGKGG0E.html
Here's something to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. These killings
occurred on the highway that fronts Ft. Huachuca, home of the Army
Intelligence Center. Yet Ft. Huachuca is a smuggling route for drugs
and aliens! The United States Army cannot prevent invaders from a
foreign country from entering its bases.
So come on down. Bring a gun.