While reading the internetz about the great border closing, which oddly got more coverage than the environment march, I noticed right off it was in Starr County.
Starr County has one of the last legendary type mayors in Texas.
Check out the video here:
One simply cannot deny a Villarreal in a hat and belt buckle like that.
So right up on the great "Shut Down All Ports” meta data floating around, I noticed two thing.
One, the organizer was not Ron Cupp, but most definitely Rob Chupp. Media doesn't use fact checkers anymore, much less research departments. Getting the right name is a biggie though, so people can actually follow up on who is running and ruining this clown car show on our borders.
This is the same Rob Chupp of the Bundy Ranch fiasco for which no one was ever held accountable. Not only was Rob Chupp at White Man's Privilege Festival 2014, he was there with his sheriff, Sheriff Brad Rogers.
Here is a letter to editor showing his glowing respect for this sheriff, that went to the Bundy Ranch. Apparently this was a thing that happened I didn't notice at the time.
The sheriff had to walk this all back of course, because he did it in freaking uniform.
Merlin1963 here at Dkos noticed:
Here is Rob Chubb is complaining about vetting the Oath Keepers, remember that part of this circus?
Rob Chupp You can also send supplies to the guys doing outside perimeter security around the ranch (camp liberty) they are in deserate need of supplies. For some reason supplies are not making it to their camp. They have the most men out of all the security teams there.
April 27 at 4:37pm · Like · 5
Rob Chupp I wish people would vet their information before they post stuff .. I was part of the conversation with oath keepers .. they didn't pull out the, a hand full simply went to debrief and vet the information they had received. I think this is sad that this was even posted.. united we stand divided we fall.
April 27 at 5:28pm · Like · 3
Now, besides the Bundy thingie, the reason Rob Chupp rang a bell was because I also read Mexican websites.
Law enforcement readies for possible port protest
By Murphy Woodhouse, Nogales International
Those goals, according to Indiana-based protest organizer Rob Chupp, include the immediate release of active-duty Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who was arrested in April in Mexico for bringing loaded weapons into the country after apparently making a wrong turn into the San Ysidro port of entry in Southern California. Chupp’s group also wants the U.S. government to “secure our borders and protect the citizens in America from foreign threats.”
Among other things, a mission statement released by organizers demands, “[a] clear plan of action and confirmed intent to permanently seal off our Southern border, by means of a military grade fence with razor wire (or similar equivalent) and adding any and all additional Border Patrol Agents and militarized National Guard members needed to further deter any unauthorized entry. The Southern border MUST be sealed.”
Stasyi Barth, the Southern California-based originator of the protest, confirmed that the DeConcini port would be one of 17 ports of entry along the southern border targeted by protesters and one of four in Arizona.
Chupp claimed that an unnamed federal law enforcement body had advised the group to avoid certain ports because of potential threats from the Islamic State in the Levant, the terrorist group known by the initials ISIS or ISIL.
So there you go, from the horse's mouth, the threat was ISIS or ISIL.
Take your pick but that is what kept Rob Chupp and his fellow patriots from the border in Texas.
If I had pointed guns at federal agents for a good month then threatened economic terrorism, I am pretty sure I would not be giving interviews to Fox News.
Then again, I am as brown as Villarreal.
The co-pilot in this clown car caravan of cascading claptrappary is one Stasyi Barth.
Stasyi Barth is a slow moving train wreck I've seen one to many times.
Luckily Robin Abcarian is new to this circus and has a great character feature that smells of freshly buttered popcorn here: