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Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:27 PM

U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump's call to arms

U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html



Michael Vickers, a veterinarian and rancher in Falfurrias, Texas, says he won’t let outside militia onto his property and he doesn’t think such groups will be trusted by most area landowners. (Dominic Bracco II/Prime/FTWP)

By Mary Lee Grant and
Nick Miroff November 3 at 6:40 PM

FALFURRIAS, Tex. — Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They’re packing coolers and tents, oiling rifles and tuning up aerial drones, with plans to form caravans of their own and trail American troops to the border.

“We’ll observe and report, and offer aid in any way we can,” said Shannon McGauley, a bail bondsman in the Dallas suburbs who is president of the Texas Minutemen. McGauley said he was preparing to head for the Rio Grande in coming days.

“We’ve proved ourselves before, and we’ll prove ourselves again,” he said.

McGauley and others have been roused by the president’s call to restore order and defend the country against what Trump has called “an invasion,” as thousands of Central American migrants advance slowly through southern Mexico toward the U.S. border. Trump has insisted that “unknown Middle Easterners,” “very tough fighters,” and large numbers of violent criminals are traveling among the women, children and families heading north on foot.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:30 PM

1. Prudent of him, militias are full of sovereign survivalist types, racists, grifters, thugs...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:42 PM

2. Don't they work? Have a job, life or family?

No because they are worthless losers

Give 'em a week, tops. Once these out of shape fat fucks realize there are no drive thrus, their ice melts and backs ache from sleeping on the ground, and their comrades at arms smell and get on their bored nerves, they will shirk back home

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:44 PM

3. Falfurrias - where the best butter in the world comes from.

Cattle country as far as the eye can see, and pretty close to the King Ranch.

I've driven by there many times.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 09:39 AM

16. Falfurrias butter is now made in Winnsboro (east of Dallas)

The Falfurrias chamber of commerce informed us that the butter that made the town a household word across Texas is no longer produced locally. The name was bought by a large dairy company and butter is still marketed under the famous name - but it doesn't come from South Texas. Falfurrias' famous butter is still remembered in a vintage sign that remains mounted on a downtown wall.

http://ci.falfurrias.tx.us/index.php/about-us2/history/falfurrias-butter


The Dairy Farmers of America, which has a huge plant in Winnsboro, now owns the family-owned butter company.

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/whats-the-truth-behind-a-label-a-story-of-texas-butter-nostalgia-7027326

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 10:08 AM

17. That's sad. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:46 PM

4. Perhaps they'll forget to vote. n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:47 PM

5. Real border patrol agents don't want them there.

Not because they are in the way and no help, which is true, but because they steal equipment from the border patrol.

Yet there are rumors started by “someone” that the migrant caravan could try to steal border patrol agents’ equipment. Most curious.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:49 PM

6. Let's see troops to border, militia and vigilante groups, what could go wrong?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:50 PM

7. The military won't want them either

The army will have to protect us all from those RW luna-ticks.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:54 PM

8. is there any way........

we can convince each group that the other groups are actually "illegals" and then maybe they wipe each other out?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:56 PM

9. People like this guy

https://www.facebook.com/dana.crow.14div

Already reported multiple violent posts of his on a local new station's FB page

And check out this group he's shared from:
https://www.facebook.com/wearethethreepercent/

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:56 PM

10. be sure to leave by Monday guys

don't be late to the border, wouldn't want you to be cooling your heels at home on Tuesday when the migrant crime caravan attacks our nation. do your duty, "faithful patriot"

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 10:58 PM

11. JUST WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW




A bunch of self-righteous, chest-thumping, self-important, trigger-happy, gun-humping vigilantes.

Anybody remember the Malheur Nature Wildlife Preserve in Oregon ?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 11:04 PM

12. Get those fools out of there! They have no authority to do this and they are interfering.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2018, 11:06 PM

13. Trump is a traitor. He's creating chaos.




He is chipping away on several fronts. Hoping to destroy the USA from within.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:45 AM

14. The real danger is the military opening fire on the militias

Lots of jumpy guys in camo, running around in the brush at night with assault rifles, trailing the US military.

What could possibly go wrong?

It would be incredibly ironic and sad if Trump's calling out of the military to "protect" us from foreigners ended up in the deaths of US civilians.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 08:53 AM

15. Y'All Qaeda the sequel.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2018, 12:29 PM

18. Hope they don't shoot themselves

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