Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gun-totin' ability, yes; administrative skills, not so much

Couldn't have seen this one coming:

The Minuteman Project, an anti-illegal-immigrant organization that has monitored the southern border, is embroiled in a nasty legal fight over accusations of financial improprieties that has splintered the group and probably will sideline it during the busiest time of the year for border crossing.

Former leaders of the Minuteman Project accuse founder Jim Gilchrist, 58, of using $300,000 of the group's money to support his pet causes, including promoting a book he co-wrote and funding an unsuccessful run for Congress in a 2005 special election. Last month, saying they are the group's board of directors, they took over the Minuteman Project Web site and bank accounts, and fired Gilchrist as president.

People, can't we all just get along? Evidently not:

This is not the first time the group has fractured. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has operated separately from the Minuteman Project since December 2005, after a bitter internal dispute over funding.


  • At 9:44 PM, Blogger Wendi Aarons said…

    Hey, Susan...George...Susan George, wasn't she a blonde actress in the '70's? Anyway, thanks for adding me to your links to live by! I'm going to add a link on my blog to yours soon. Once I figure out how. Baby steps.
    Wendi Aarons

  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger Yasamin said…

    oh my god they soo need a Munny Penny.


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