The Minutemen Diet Plan—Vigil The Weight Off!!
So I`m a bit ornery in today`s column but this story hit
me when I was feeling exceptionally irritated
about the whole border fiasco.
You`ve been warned…
After a long period of serious contemplation, I have
decided that I don`t like people. I`m all for
humanity—just not the vessel, if you know what I
say they are the worst and I`m grading on a curve. This
conclusion excludes the top three species from my list:
snake handlers, people who dress like
Neo from the Matrix and
hairless cats. (Well, all cats.)
Then I read Diana Ponce`s story and a
new curve was established. Here`s her picture:
Ok, the caption for this photo could be
anything—limitless joke potential.
But truth is
stranger than fiction. This woman is actually
Uh-huh—poodle here is on a hunger strike. Read
“Diana Ponce talks on
a phone in the yard of her San Pablo home Wednesday, the
fifth day of a hunger strike to protest the gathering of
armed volunteers, the Minuteman Project, at the
Arizona-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants
entering the United States.”
Hunger strike protests anti-immigrant vigilantes,
San Francisco Chronicle 4/21/05, Chronicle photo by John
(Toss in the gaggle of ACLU volunteers
busted on film doping up their self-righteous minds
and the Arizona border must look like a three-ring
circus…or a Woodstock revival).
According to the CC Times` Shirley Dang
“Earlier this month, Ponce read a newspaper account of
the Minuteman Project, a loose band of armed
volunteers gathered in Arizona this month to catch
illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border.”
“President Bush has called them
vigilantes, but the administration has taken no
The Contra Costa Times described Ms. Ponce`s
condition as “delirious“
by the fourth night of fasting.
Additionally, note the fence-strung banners that read
“Tenemos Que Unirnos“ or “we have to
isn`t alone—her husband visits in the morning and after
the long days, she grips a pink teddy bear and plays
pit bull. (A pit bull!…didn`t see that one
Interestingly enough, she is also a
diabetic. So engaging in a form of protest that
excludes food was an interesting pick.
also offered the Contra Costa Times this
explanation for the hunger strike:
was also asked about her choice of locale.
inalienable rights say she. Would that include
the right to avoid a
hostile take-over by illegal aliens who hail from
places like Michoacan?
Explaining the front yard setting, she said something
that sounded unbelievably close to rational.
“And I figured the government can`t get involved if it`s
my own property,”
Goodness gracious, the lady is on to something. Ponce is
of the opinion that government interference should be
private property rights.
But she wants the government to interfere in Arizona…
Would it extend far enough to cover the private property
rights of an
If so, I just happen to have one in mind.
More to the point, she is guided by the same system of
beliefs shared by most pro-immigration enthusiasts:
Bryanna Bevens [email
her] is a political consultant and former chief of staff
for a member of the California State Assembly.