The WSJ piece
John Brimelow refers
to above contains a reference to Bud Strom, a border rancher with a thousand head of cattle, and a zillion illegals opening his gates, and maybe
closing them, and occcasionally cutting the wire for no reason.
Leo Banks writes that
I`ve interviewed a fellow named Bud Strom, a retired Marine and a pretty fair cowboy poet who has a ranch south of Sierra Vista. He tells about a reporter for the New York Times coming out to his place and doing a story on what it`s like to live on the border. "The story made it sound like I was out there helping them, giving them water and such," says Bud laughing. In fact, when he sees a group, he wheels his horse and gets out of there fast, then calls the Border Patrol.
Since the WSJ can`t manage the massive linking we do here at Vdare.com,
I thought I`d link to the original story
, so you can see for yourself the New York Times
getting it wrong one more time.
But also, since Bud Strom is on the frontlines there in Arizona, I thought I`d do the friendly thing and link to his cowboy poetry CD here.
You either like cowboy poetry
or you don`t, of course, but have a look. Maybe someday he`ll get round to one of those immigration reform anthems
that James Taranto doesn`t like.
Oh, by the way, Bud Strom is a youthful looking 72; this post is called "Young Strom"
because of the contrast with Ol` Strom,