Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's day was as uneventful as it can get. Since I'm not Irish and I don't drink, I went about my day, business as usual.

After running a couple of errands, I made a pass through the Sonoran Desert National Monument to check for smuggling activity. I encountered a couple of friendly faces doing the same thing.

Shortly after rescuing a horse used by drug smugglers on one of our patrols in the Vekol Valley, I came across this news story on the local Fox News. There's nothing more offensive to me than somebody that would abuse an animal this way.

Horses: The Silent Sufferers of Drug Smuggling

DOUGLAS - Horseback -- its how many drug smugglers move hundreds of pounds of their product across the Mexican border into Arizona.

Horses are used to carry drugs across the border, then abandoned and left to die. We should warn you, the video may upset some viewers.

Census: Maricopa population tops 43,000

According to data released late Thursday by the United States Census Department the city of Maricopa officially has a population of 43,482. This is an almost unbelievable 4,000 percent increase since the 2000 census when the city was an unincorporated area with a population of 1,040.

All this population explosion has brought us is more crime, minorities (which are the majority) and garbage. I liked Maricopa much better before incorporation. What developers and businessmen call progress is better referred to as “social demolition”.

Hidden Valley, AZ -- No problems here?

Nestled just south of Maricopa, Arizona, a quiet little corner of the desert known as Hidden Valley is waking up to the fact that it is not very quiet anymore. In fact, it feels more and more like a war zone. Hidden Valley is square in the middle of what is fast becoming a battleground between major Mexican smuggling cartels, American law enforcement, and citizen militia groups on both sides of the border.

I have been living in the Thunderbird Farms area near Hidden Valley for nearly two decades. I have watched the crime and violence problem grow exponentially all that time. Armed robberies were once unheard of. Now, they are part of everyday life.

We as citizens should never back down and hide from this uncivilized scum that's attempting to take over our land. Ultimately, it's our duty to protect our country, even if that means taking up arms.

Arizona Senate rejects 5 major immigration bills

The Arizona Senate on Thursday voted down five significant immigration measures.

The included a package of birthright citizenship bills intended to spur the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider how the nation grants citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.

The four other bills would have banned illegal immigrants from state universities, made it a crime for illegal immigrants to drive a vehicle in Arizona, required school districts to check the legal status of students and required hospitals to check the legal status of patients.

Naturalization Act of 1790 : That any alien, being a free WHITE person, who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States , for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof....

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Walking down my street is still a dangerous proposition.

Dogs roaming at large still makes being a pedestrian, a dangerous proposition in my neighborhood. People are still ignoring laws and common sense. Walking as a recreational activity on Val Vista Road in Thunderbird Farms south of Maricopa, AZ still requires me to carry an AR-15 rifle with a 30rd. Magazine along with my Canon camera.

When I began this blog in June of 2009, my intention was to inform and educate the dumb asses that inhabit my neighborhood. I'm convinced that most of the population is too stupid to exercise common sense. Dogs at large and public safety was my first topic.
This is the post that got “Just another day” started:

It's not safe to walk on my street

On Saturday, June 6, 2009, this dog chased a bicyclist, three girls on horseback and confronted me at my front gate. This all happened before 6:00AM. The dog resides at 10003 N. White Rd Maricopa, AZ 85239. The property is owned by Cal Bonefield.

On a previous occasion, Pinal County Animal Care/Control responded to Bonefield's residence due to a dog at large complaint. A dog was taken away from his home at that time. Apparently, Bonefield thinks that he is above the law. Not long after the first incident, he acquired another even more aggressive dog which he freely allows to roam at large and endanger people's lives. I believe this violates A.R.S. 13-1208. The way I see it, Cal Bonefield is a criminal and he should be treated like one.

Today, Sunday, March 13, 2011, I took my dog, Bailey and a friend for a walk eastbound on Val Vista Road. We didn't make it half a mile before a pack of German Shepherds ran out of their yard and out on to the street. I actually chambered a round in my AR-15 rifle. I didn't know what these dogs were going to do.

Fortunately, my aggressive stance and yelling encouraged these free roaming dogs to go back to where they belonged.

These dogs were located at Abbott's German Shepherds at 50956 W. Val Vista Rd.(520-568-3843). One would think dog breeders would know better than to let their dogs roam at large. Hopefully, some mutt will contaminate the bloodline making their dogs worth substantially less.

On the return trip, Abbott's neighbor walked out and we spoke with him for a few minutes. He had a large dog and kept it under control. He went on to tell me that Abbott left the responsibility of keeping his gate closed to his children.

A few minutes later, a large dog ran out on the street from 50880 W. Val Vista Rd. Again, no caring dog owner came out to see what I was yelling at. The dog was "encouraged" to return to its' yard. This residence was once a very popular drug house. I'm not sure if it's still being used for this unlawful activity.
Never leave adult responsibilities to children. They'll always let you down. I'm reasonably sure the homeowner would blame his kids if one of their dogs attacked and bit a human. This is the sort of irresponsible “idiot”s mentality” I seem to deal with on an almost daily basis, here in Thunderbird Farms.
In all, we walked a little over five miles. I lost count of the number of dogs we saw roaming around unsupervised.

From the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. . .

110310243 No Code Entered ANIMAL CONTROL
Time Reported: 23:00
Time Occurred between: 22:58:35 03/10/11 - 22:58:35 03/10/11

I love reports like this. Some irresponsible idiot lets their dog roam at large and it gets hit by a car. Rather than blame the dog's owner, the motorist that hits the dog is demonized for driving away. Why should a motorist care about an animal if it's owner didn't care enough to keep it safe at home?

A couple of months ago, a large dog bounced off the 3” chrome bull bar on the front of my truck and ran away. I didn't slow down or even bother to look. Why should I care? I found that caring about the welfare of animals and public safety only gets you unfounded complaints and criminal charges.

If you don't believe me, come watch my upcoming trial at the Maricopa Justice Court at 19955 N. Wilson Ave. on April 26, 2011 and you'll see what I mean.

When the battle ended and the smoke had cleared away, they found a bullet in his head but still they heard him say,"You pushed me too far this time, so I did what I had to do. You only got one of me, but I got a bunch of you."