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Suspected Briefcase Bomb Sparks 'Chaos' & 'Evacuation' at Kobach/Arpaio Anti-Illegal Immigrant Rally in OP, KS Last Night

The rally was billed as "Illegal means Illegal" in support of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigrant law, SB 1070, due to go into effect later this month. The rally was organized by UMKC law professor and now a candidate for Kansas Sect'y of State, Kris Kobach. He was instrumental in drafting the legal language for SB 1070.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the guest speaker at last night's rally and did a terrific job detailing the horrid plight of drugs; human trafficing; violence on our southern border; what can be done to stop it; and the Obama administration pathetic response to Arizona's actions to protect its citizens.

Mrs. Locomotivebreath - that curvaceous raven-haired beauty whom I'd marry all over again - and I attended the event inside the banquet hall, along with about 2500 other concerned citizens. Needless to say it was very crowded and warm inside, but well worth it. Thank you all who put on deodorant that morning.

I guess-timate about 200 or 300 misguided pro-illegal and ignorant open border folks stood on the sidewalk outside with their signs (see pics below), under the watchful eye of the Overland Park Police. The protesters were generally were quiet and well-behaved - except for that suitcase bomb thing.

Go figure.

From KMBC 9 News:

"The Ritz Charles banquet hall, where a Kris Kobach campaign event was held Tuesday night, was cleared after a suspicious briefcase was found inside the rally.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said the briefcase was locked and no one at the event claimed it. As a result, the Police Department's bomb unit and the FBI were called to the Ritz Charles

It was determined to be suspicious," he said. "It was not a bomb."

Douglass said he would not apologize for his department's handling of the suspicious briefcase.

An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration campaigned Tuesday night for Republican secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined Kobach at a rally Tuesday night at the Ritz Charles, 9000 W. 137th St.

The event attracted an overflow crowd. Those at the event were notified about the briefcase when it was first discovered before 8 p.m. and given the option to leave. Most stayed.

Practically every last one stayed, from what I could see, shouting USA! USA! USA! as Sheriff Joe took the stage.

Mrs. Locomotivebreath and myself stayed till 9 PM. We saw no "chaos." We heard no orders to "evacuate." We orderly and leisurely exited along with thousands of others out into the parking lot. I saw only one protester left standing on the sidewalk holding a sign by that time. The others had dispersed. So, imagine our dismay as we watched the nightly TV news and two talking heads started to bandy about words like "chaos" & "evacuation" which made it sound as if a national emergency had been declared.

Must be sweeps week.

I took all these pictures last night with the permission of everyone I photographed. No one objected and only one man questioned if this was personal or professional. I replied 'personal.'

*Perturbed protesters all in a row

*Compare and contrast these two news wagons. (hint: one is all in Spanish & the other is all in English)

*I simply can't fathom this kind of bigotry and ignorance.

*Agreed. Jim Crow SUCKS, but what does the morally repugnant brutality to deny American citizens their hard won civil rights have to do with denying illegal immigrants entry into this country?

And white supremicist? Again, I cannot fathom this type of bigotry and ignorance. I blame gub'mint schools.

*I think this guy down below needs to re-read his Bible. There's a teeny bit of difference between Eternal Salvation from a Holy God who forgives those who sincerely repent, and temporal amnesty from execrable mankind which simply won't prosecute unrepentant criminals.

*Hmm. Kinda ambiguous.


The facts are inside the rally. Will you listen? And I agree. Love your neighbor. Including your fellow citizens in Arizona who are on the front lines of the invasion from the Mexico.

*We agree! Support SB 1070!

*980 KMBZ Radio's broadcast diva and some handsome devil.

*You can't fix stupid.

*Kobach at the podium.
We're all Arizonians, now.

*NoBama Truck. Rising from the trailer hitch was a 24 ft. pole with Gadsden flag hoisted high.

I can see November from my house.
(thanx rick)


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Comments (12)

Guess they're finding out t... (Below threshold)

Guess they're finding out that the RACIST! card isn't playing at all any more.

I listened to the self appo... (Below threshold)

I listened to the self appointed leader of the demonstration outside the All Star game. What an ignorant fellow. Had no facts. Nothing but bumpersticker talk. In every answer he spouted "bigotry", "hate", "hard working taxpayers", etc. I know deep down they get it but they need to reach the stupid. There are a number of voters who only listen to bumperspeak. ww

By the way: The older white... (Below threshold)

By the way: The older white guy with the radio Diva looks like your typical white racist the liberals are talking about. (sarcasm off) ww

"Illegal is a little word u... (Below threshold)

"Illegal is a little word used to hide racist hatred"

They just dont come anymore ignorant then her. Unless were talking about a certain banished blogger.

The ignorant fools should t... (Below threshold)
John S:

The ignorant fools should take their signs down to the Arizona-Mexico border. They can use all that hope and love to clear the roads -- by walking 250 yards ahead of the police.

I love the use of the phras... (Below threshold)

I love the use of the phrase--"I can't fathom this level of bigotry and ignorance." I guess it takes a bigot to know one? If you need a little refresher this is the definition of a bigot. A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices. Pot meet kettle....kettle meet pot.

Get rid of one Lee Ward and... (Below threshold)

Get rid of one Lee Ward and another pops up.

Uh, Supremacist is spelled ... (Below threshold)

Uh, Supremacist is spelled correctly on that sign.

Jeff,I like... (Below threshold)


I like the way you think, but you miss the point. If you ever take the time to visit my blog, you'll read where I readily admit to your definition of 'bigotry' and ascribe it wholeheartedly to myself.

I'm also 'intolerant.' That is, I don't suffer fools gladly.

The main difference between me and those open borders protesters is that I admit to these predilections, while they delude themselves with their self-righteous hypocrisy of 'tolerance', (unless you're a conservative), their hide bound piety of 'compassion' - (except for conservatives), and their staggering ignorance of facts and history.

Other than that, these protesters are such sweethearts.

Wild Willie! Huh? What?

"Uh, Supremacist is spel... (Below threshold)

"Uh, Supremacist is spelled correctly on that sign."

Yeah well they are anarchist's not brain surgeon's.

Was Chris Stigall there? I... (Below threshold)

Was Chris Stigall there? I'm on deployment, or I would have been there myself.

Im beginning to get the fee... (Below threshold)
rich K:

Im beginning to get the feeling Arizona is gonna have an awful lot of R folks in office in the next few cycles.
Or secede from the fed.
Either seems a good road to travel.






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