Wednesday, May 05, 2010


I've been torn about blogging much about the Arizona thing here since this is a milblog.  Going on about Shakira, Al Sharpton, and Suns (excuse me) Los Suns uniforms didn't really seem to fit.

But then today I listened to audio of Pinal County Sheriff's Deputy Louie Puroll's 911 call after he had been shot in the desert by suspected illegal immigrants when he was tracking drug smugglers.  When he said, "Tell my wife I love her" things changed.

Politicians are usually too worried about whether they're going to get reelected to take on "tough issues" in an election year.  Coyotes and drug runners don't give a rat's patootie if it's an election year.

When Janet Napolitano was our Governor, she asked to be reimbursed by the feds for the cost of incarcerating foreign nationals.  Now she's getting the same requests from our current Governor, Jan Brewer.  Napolitano complained about getting ignored when she was Governor.  Now she's doing the same thing to Brewer.

And please don't think I'm so naive that I don't wonder if Brewer would have signed 1070 if she wasn't running for reelection.

Meanwhile, a Sheriff's Deputy got shot in the desert.  He was making an effort to keep the people who shot him from finding him and coming back and making things a whole lot worse.  And he told the 911 dispatcher to tell his wife he loves her. There are real human beings on both sides of this story, even if most of the MSM only tells stories of one side.  These are people with families and hopes and dreams who just want to make it home each night to eat dinner with the ones they love and sleep peaceably in their beds.  Even the sheepdogs have to sleep sometimes.

I joked with a friend of mine who has been training for deployment to Iraq that he's just going to wind up on the border a few hours south of his home.  But the truth is if the situation escalates he just might.  Today the police are fighting the battle to stem the flow of drugs and human smugglers over our border.  Our soldiers have been called there before...

So maybe it is worthy of being noted on a milblog.

~~Code Monkey

PS Deputy Louie Puroll is recovering and the audio can be heard here.

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