While scouring the news looking for articles to post at my all border news site  

I found this article

Now I may be mistaken but it looks like long time border watcher and Campo Minuteman “Gadget” got his mug on World Net Daily!

What do y’all think?

Way to go Gadget!




 Image via Flickr: Bob Jagendorf




We Are So Blessed. Please Pause and Listen..

D-Day: The greatest day of the 20th Century

I had the opportunity to be at a middle school in California today.  Not a single child I spoke with, and there were many, knew the historical significance of June 6th………

I’m afraid that today the D stands for doomed


First Wave at Omaha Beach

D-Day: The greatest day of the 20th Century




Memorial Day

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams

Memorial Day: In Honor of American Patriots

Patriots, we set aside Memorial Day to honor the service and sacrifice of generations of our fellow Armed Forces Patriots, now departed, who defended American Liberty with honor.

Accordingly, I invite you to read our tribute to fallen American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. I also recommend this tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Col. Leo K. Thorsness, who died earlier this month.

On Memorial Day, flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon, your local time. Please join Patriots honoring veterans across our great nation by observing a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time for remembrance and prayer. Finally, extend a personal word of gratitude and comfort to surviving family members who grieve for a beloved warrior.




Note from Chivis…and another plea for help

A note from Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat:

Just when I think something is solved…..

We were riding high and smoothly after my last effort to recruit help for Borderland Beat.

Fact of the matter is, we are now hurting …big time.  The blog work cannot be on the shoulders of 2 or 3, we need a strong team of at least 4 regular contributors, that are willing to contribute 3 posts a week, and another 3 or 4 folks that will contribute a 1 or two a week.

We also have an option of Guest Reporters.  Anyone can become a guest reporter.  And no set number of contribution is expected, it may even be that you want to share something and it is a onetime event.  It all is appreciated.

Truth is, Borderland Beat will not be able to exist if we do not get solid commitments. I have been on a semi medical leave and continue to have treatments.

I have not publicly discussed my issue, but on last July 3rd, I awoke at 3am with excruciating pain in my legs and became non-ambulatory.  No more walking, no more standing, driving etc.  It is an autoimmune disorder that attacked the nerves in my lower extremities and did quite a bit of damage.

That said, I am doing great.  The July attack was my second.  And by far worse than the previous attack.  But I am no longer using the wheelchair, unless I am having a bad day physically, but rare, and even the walker I am using far less and trying to strengthen my good nerves and muscles.   Luckily I was in pretty good condition.  I can now walk “a ways” without aid, but need to be near a rail or wall “In case”.  I believe I am going to be able to walk one day and drive and travel!

Sadly, I tried getting down the staircase myself after the attack and fell, broke my leg, and ankle, so until that heals completely….don’t know the true prognosis.  BUT honestly I am doing much better than expected.  I thought I should explain to you all why I do drive bys and no longer at BB each day.

DD has picked up my duties and Otis has been invaluable.  Wachito  and the others were great but it is not easy to work for free, one has to believe in the project, and I think the project created by Buggs is an important link for English language people to know the true scope of  Mexican Organized Crime.

DD is going on a leave of absence.  I will push myself to do more.  But that is not the answer.  And Otis is in law school and cannot do more.

So I ask those who signed up last time and sorta disappeared, let me know via EMAIL what your plan is.

And for those of you wanting to help….please let me know or DD or Otis.  Our email addys are at the upper right.

Thank you all for your good wishes, and if I have not replied to your message please forgive me, sometimes it isn’t easy.  But I will try to do more, and better. But honestly, the future of BB does not look good.