I have no words to express the sorrow I feel today.
WAKE UP AMERICA!
It is with great sadness that I must report that “Big Bob”, one of the original California Minutemen, has passed away.
Here is a paraphrased excerpt (names redacted) from a note his wife sent to another long time border watcher and fellow Patriot:
“Bob died in the middle of the night. He fought a long, painful battle with cancer, but he is no longer in pain. He had been in hospice care at home since Monday evening, His family surrounded him here to say goodbye on his last evening. He is at peace.”
And here is a story from another Original California Minuteman I received in an email. Its sums up the kindness, helpfulness and dedication Big Bob showed in his tireless efforts to help secure our porous southern frontier:
“Big Bob really was a great guy. I had nicknamed him “mother hen” because he was watching the East side of La Gloria Canyon, while us “three amigos” were at 141. Bob had several “newbies” assigned to him that night, and one of them just “took off” on him into the canyon! The guy was missing for many hours, and Bob had come over to tell us about him, as he didn’t want to announce it over the radio, in case you know who was probably monitoring our transmissions. We could then call Bob as Mother Hen, and ask if his baby chick had returned yet. When he finally did, Bob cussed him out and fired him, as his baby chick had wandered over the fence into Mexico and had wandered as far as the Felix Drug Hacienda before returning to Big Bob’s post…..”
While my first foray to the border was in August of 2005 on a hilltop in Tierra Del Sol, it wasn’t until April 2006 that I began “doing work” in the Campo area of operations. When I arrived at the headquarters at the PCT I was greeted by Big Bob who took me on an extensive tour of the area. He showed me all the spots, told me what those places were called and added a little history along with it before depositing me in “The Oaks’ for what would be my first of many days and nights of border watch.
I can’t help believing that my faithful dear departed Border K9 Hot Shot was wagging’ his tail up there to meet him. Together they peacefully patrol the Pearly Gates.
You will be missed Big Bob. Thank you for the help and inspiration you gave me. Rest In Peace Good Buddy
Thanks to the Watch Adviser for sending me the latest from Secure Border Intel:
Looking at the posts before and after this one makes me angry as hell. Lets make sure Agent Rosas didn’t die in vain.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
Thanks to JJ for sending this out and to Patriot Fire for posting it and allowing me to repost
And thanks to Gadget for his tireless efforts to secure the border.
From the Patriot Fire Website:
“A prominent personal injury attorney in San Diego, named Benjamin Israel Siminou, shamefully and violently attacked an elderly, pro-American protester at the “Keeping Families Together” march on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Waterfront Park near downtown San Diego. The protester, an Army veteran, goes by the handle “Gadget Dan”. Dan is, without doubt, one of the biggest supporters — if not the biggest – supporter of President Donald J. Trump in the Nation.
See the video below to see the attack about about 4:00 minutes.”
Read the rest about this despicable act here: https://patriot-fire.net/2018/07/16/help-gadget-dan-obtain-justice/
There are instructions there how to donate to help cover Gadget’s legal costs.
WAKE UP AMERICA!
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
THIS YEAR MEMORIAL DAY COINCIDES WITH THE BIRTHDAY OF THE UNITED STATES BORDER PATROL.
AS WE PAUSE TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE MEN WHO DIED PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES ABROAD LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES PROTECTING THE BORDERS OF OUR BEAUTIFUL HOMELAND.
This just in from SBI. Keep up the good work! Wish I could’ve been there with y’all.
A recent check of hidden cameras in the Tucson, AZ Sector revealed that smuggling traffic is on the rise. Obvious loads of marijuana appear less frequent and groups wearing camouflage and carrying smaller packs have taken their place. A condensed video clip is linked below.
I don’t do updates like this much anymore. Yes, I still make it down to the old AO pretty regularly. But it’s just that there’s really not much to report, that coupled with a bit of laziness I suppose. But with the border in the news again on a daily if not hourly basis I fought through my sloth and hit the keyboard.
K9-3 and I got the the border by the souther start of the PCT around noon Thursday 4/5/18. We decided to roll west and the first Agent we encountered informed us that there had just been at least two spotters on 241 immediately prior to our arrival. We kept an eye out on the top of that storied hilltop as we rolled past familiar incursion points of old that had changed little since my first foray to the frontier back in 2005.
The place we call the “tank trap”. No wall. Not even landing mat fence. An easy walk across from Mexico.
And just west of that, right below the hill with border monument 241, only three strands of barbed wire stand between the currently not so United States of America and Mexico.
I rolled past the 241 and on west past numerous easy points of entry still in need of fortification.
We rolled all the way to Tecate then turned around and headed back. It was getting late in the day and starting to get cool. The Bortac helicopter made a couple of passes, one directly over me while I was in Bell Valley. I proceed east to an old POE. A spot fondly referred to as “The Oaks” where I spent my night first night in Campo in 2006. (My first border watch was in Tierra Del Sol in 2005)
There in The Oaks, with night fast approaching and there air becoming cool and crisp I stopped to walk K9-3 and to put on some long underwear for night watch. I also checked my email and read a nostalgic post from an old border watcher which was forwarded to me from yet another border watch veteran. I replied that I was in the oaks, there had been spotters earlier on the 241 and that Bortac had been in the area. I ended the email with “Wish you were here”. Apparently they took it to heart for my words, though somewhat exaggerated, were forwarded to others and now I understand a group of these “Border Cowboys” will soon descend on the area en masse to reinforce another group of long time border watchers already scheduled to serve in the area.
K9-3 and I spent the rest of our uneventful night watch parked at the “couch trail” staring at the tank trap and beyond to the 241
The next morning, after a little shut eye at a generous and welcoming local’s place. We put in at Red Shank, Tierra del Sol. An Agent on duty welcomed us and said that in addition to regular incursions from the Mexican Village which sits between Red Shank to the west and Rattlesnake to the east, the agents were getting slammed in the Boundary Peak area. I regret that we did not make it that far east on this trip. We rolled west instead, past where Agent Rosas had been murdered and on through Smith and La Gloria canyons. Agents indicated regular crossings lately around Shockey Truck Trail and also through the bottom of Smith. We pressed on west.
We sat alone at the top of Patriot Point and glassed both east and west spotting no activity except for white tail deer in Mexico and snakes on the roads.
After enjoying the solitude and beautiful weather at the point we pressed on west. As we rounded 241 and faced down the border road we surprised four would be illegal aliens waiting for a BP truck to pass so they could hop the fence.
Needless to say they were not happy when the Unomobile rounded the bend. The old landing mat fence kept them completely obscured from the Agent in the truck who had know idea they were there until he rolled up to my vantage point and I showed him. We need a better and more tactical barrier!!!
The four men turned back south, their illegal entry undoubtedly only postponed, but we had fun messing’ with them. The Agents are doing a helluva job but they are short handed. Extra eyes and ears are needed on the border. Increased awareness is needed by the general public as well. I encourage anyone reading this block to show the pictures of the spotty and pourous souther frontier to as many others as possible. I have found that the majority of Americans have absolutely no idea just how insecure the border is. Show them the photos or better yet take them down in person. Maybe we’ll see y’all there.
We’ll be back…….
Thanks to Beast for sending me this video