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By VDARE.com Reader on 2018-11-15 00:57:00 -0500
Re: Gilbert Cavanaugh's AG Keith Ellison and Rep. Ilhan Omar: Minnesota Muslims Exploiting Suicidal Scandinavians From: Simon Krejsa [Email him] Actually, Germans far outnumber Scandinavians in Minnesota—as well as Norwegians outnumbering Swedes by almost 2-1—and they're even more suicidal, guilt-addled, ethno-masochistic, and self-loathing for reasons too obvious to mention much less belabor. Such...
By Hubert Collins on 2018-11-15 00:18:00 -0500
I recently took a glance at Michelle Goldberg’s author page at the New York Times, and could not help but notice her rising existential rage at the state of the nation. She is mad that right-wingers are taking critics to court over libel. She also does not care for calls for “civility,” feeling that the apparent plethora of right-wing violence is the real problem. The column she wrote after that on...
By James Fulford on 2018-11-14 23:13:00 -0500
This is a fascinating Tweet from Joyce Carol Oates, who really is old enough to know better, especially since she was in  Detroit in the '60s during the riots: MLK's nonviolent tactics of civil disobedience were based on Gandhi's—he and his followers would do something illegal, provocative, and not overtly violent, and then blame the authorities for the reaction. Selma Bridge was the classic examp...
By Allan Wall on 2018-11-14 21:43:00 -0500

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Since 2013, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation has been entirely Republican. But on November 6th, in an upset victory, Democrat Kendra Horn defeated Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5). This district had been represented by Republicans uninterruptedly since 1975, when Rep. John Jarman changed his registration from Democrat to Republican. What happened?

I would attribute it to two factors–changing demographics and the fatal over-confidence of Representative Russell. This guy thought he had it in the bag.

The Fifth District, like many congressional districts, is a bizarre cobbled-together entity. It includes most of Oklahoma County (including much of the Oklahoma City metroplex) along with two rural counties: Pottawatomie County and Seminole County.

Back in 2014, when Russell first won a seat in Congress, The Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel wrote that long-term, things might not always be in the Republicans’ favor. Casteel quoted GOP Representative Tom Cole of the neighboring Fourth District, who also runs a GOP consulting firm:

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole…said Democratic candidates in Oklahoma City will benefit from the African-American and Hispanic populations, along with affluent, socially liberal voters in some of the neighborhoods in and near downtown. Also, he said, more young, single professionals who lean Democratic are moving into the downtown part of the district… “You can see an emerging opportunity,’’ Cole said, adding that the Democrats in the core area of Oklahoma City are “real Democrats, not the traditional conservative Democrats” of rural Oklahoma…. “You do have basic demographic building blocks” that will favor Democrats in the future, he [Cole] said.

Oklahoma City's changing demographics may test political status quo, November 2, 2014

By Nathan Doyle on 2018-11-14 18:10:00 -0500
Today the New York Times sent out an email notifying subscribers of a new weekly email newsletter called “Race/Related,” which will be edited by a black woman named Lauretta Charlton. The email announcing the creation of this newsletter read, in part: “Thoughtful stories about race can be difficult, but I believe they are more necessary than ever. They can also highlight our common humanity and te...
By Ann Coulter on 2018-11-14 16:24:00 -0500

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Election recounts would be more plausible if Democrats occasionally let the Republican win. But they don't. Ballots miraculously discovered days and weeks after the election—in the back seat of a car, after helpful "corrections" to the ballots by election supervisors, etc.—invariably result in a surprise win for the Democrat.

Voters are just supposed to accept that, unless Republicans win an election by an insuperable margin, the Democrats will steal it.

And the thieving is cheered on by our media. Whenever President Trump has the effrontery to mention that GOP victories are being stolen by corrupt Democratic officials, the media snippily note that his claim is "UNSUBSTANTIATED."

Thus, for example, in the first 60 seconds of CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Monday, Burnett said:

  • "(The email from Trump headquarters) without providing any evidence ... warns that, quote, corrupt Democrats are trying to, quote, steal election victories in Florida. ...
  • "It's a baseless claim that President Trump has been pushing for days. ...
  • "(Gov. Rick) Scott (is) talking about rampant fraud without providing any evidence. ...
  • "Now, 'steal an election,' 'committing fraud' are big claims to make without having evidence."

Hey! I have an idea! Why doesn't CNN rustle up some reporters to go and investigate the biggest story of the year?

By Michelle Malkin on 2018-11-14 13:37:00 -0500

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Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct.

Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner's got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What's her secret? The Herculean task of untangling official lies, investigative bias, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel and forensic junk science to free 19 innocent men requires more than intellectual firepower (of which Zellner possesses a chess grandmaster's surplus).

The job demands iron will and unshakeable fortitude to beat a system rigged to preserve government errors and protect prosecutions. As the "Survivor" slogan goes: "Outwit, outplay, outlast."

"If someone's innocent," Tenacious Z says with trademark bluntness, "you find a way."

In case you've been living in a cave, Zellner [Tweet her] is the breakout star of Netflix's "Making a Murderer: Part 2," released last month as a follow-up to the original 2015 documentary on the plight of Wisconsin auto salvage worker Steven Avery. He served 18 years for an alleged sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985 that he did not commit. Two years after being exonerated and freed when DNA testing cleared him and identified the real culprit, Manitowoc County police and prosecutors faced Avery's $36 million civil suit against them.

But just as two of the key architects of the wrongful conviction—former sheriff Tom Kocourek and former prosecutor Denis Vogel—were scheduled to be deposed, murder charges were brought against Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey in the death of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case conveniently short-circuited the landmark civil suit and landed Avery and Dassey in prison, where they remain today.

By John Derbyshire on 2018-11-14 11:05:00 -0500
The Radio Derb Transcript is up for November 10th. Go here to read or listen. Playlist: 01m53s  The Great Disappointment.  (Two years of nothing.) 08m07s  A cynic's guide to vote counting.  (Stalin and the accountant.) 12m09s  Jeff Sessions: Speak as you find.  (Sorry to see you go, Jeff.) 16m18s  The Great War for Civilization.  (And the guns fell silent.) 22m44s  Badthinker get government job.  (...
By Steve Sailer on 2018-11-14 00:14:00 -0500
From my new movie review in Taki’s Magazine: Killing Time With the Coen Brothersby Steve Sailer November 14, 2018 The Coen brothers’ eighteenth movie, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, might be their whitest yet, despite Mrs. Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, having devoted her Best Actress speech at last March’s Oscars to demanding “inclusion.” Since Blood Simple in 1984, Joel and Ethan Coen have never ...
By Washington Watcher on 2018-11-13 23:57:00 -0500

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President Trump’s biggest challenge right now is deciding who will be his next Attorney General. Especially after the loss of the House, this decision is critical for immigration patriots.

By all accounts, the acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, is a solid replacement to Jeff Sessions. Whitaker took the job upon the recommendation of immigration patriot hero Rep. Steve King, and he is reportedly intent on reining in special counsel Robert Mueller. But he’s only temporary, and Democrats in Congress are determined to make sure this acting AG has the shortest tenure possible. [Top Democrats Vow to Block Matthew Whitaker From Interfering in Russia Inquiry, by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, November 11, 2018]

Trump may just want Whitaker to throw a wrench in the Mueller investigation and leave. Trump aides hope he will limit the scope of Mueller’s final report and protect Trump from a subpoena. It would be easier for a man not dependent on Senate confirmation to accomplish this task more than anyone else. [Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump, by Adam Goldman, Michael D. Shear and Mitch Smith, New York Times, November 9, 2018]

The curtailment of the Mueller investigation would be welcome news to immigration patriots and conservatives generally. It would finally free up the President to focus on more important matters and clear up the impeachment cloud hanging over his head.

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By Allan Wall on 2018-11-14 21:43:00 -0500

Loser

Since 2013, Oklahoma’s congressional delegation has been entirely Republican. But on November 6th, in an upset victory, Democrat Kendra Horn defeated Rep. Steve Russell (OK-5). This district had been represented by Republicans uninterruptedly since 1975, when Rep. John Jarman changed his registration from Democrat to Republican. What happened?

I would attribute it to two factors–changing demographics and the fatal over-confidence of Representative Russell. This guy thought he had it in the bag.

The Fifth District, like many congressional districts, is a bizarre cobbled-together entity. It includes most of Oklahoma County (including much of the Oklahoma City metroplex) along with two rural counties: Pottawatomie County and Seminole County.

Back in 2014, when Russell first won a seat in Congress, The Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel wrote that long-term, things might not always be in the Republicans’ favor. Casteel quoted GOP Representative Tom Cole of the neighboring Fourth District, who also runs a GOP consulting firm:

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole…said Democratic candidates in Oklahoma City will benefit from the African-American and Hispanic populations, along with affluent, socially liberal voters in some of the neighborhoods in and near downtown. Also, he said, more young, single professionals who lean Democratic are moving into the downtown part of the district… “You can see an emerging opportunity,’’ Cole said, adding that the Democrats in the core area of Oklahoma City are “real Democrats, not the traditional conservative Democrats” of rural Oklahoma…. “You do have basic demographic building blocks” that will favor Democrats in the future, he [Cole] said.

Oklahoma City's changing demographics may test political status quo, November 2, 2014

By Ann Coulter on 2018-11-14 16:24:00 -0500

Everysingleone

Election recounts would be more plausible if Democrats occasionally let the Republican win. But they don't. Ballots miraculously discovered days and weeks after the election—in the back seat of a car, after helpful "corrections" to the ballots by election supervisors, etc.—invariably result in a surprise win for the Democrat.

Voters are just supposed to accept that, unless Republicans win an election by an insuperable margin, the Democrats will steal it.

And the thieving is cheered on by our media. Whenever President Trump has the effrontery to mention that GOP victories are being stolen by corrupt Democratic officials, the media snippily note that his claim is "UNSUBSTANTIATED."

Thus, for example, in the first 60 seconds of CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Monday, Burnett said:

  • "(The email from Trump headquarters) without providing any evidence ... warns that, quote, corrupt Democrats are trying to, quote, steal election victories in Florida. ...
  • "It's a baseless claim that President Trump has been pushing for days. ...
  • "(Gov. Rick) Scott (is) talking about rampant fraud without providing any evidence. ...
  • "Now, 'steal an election,' 'committing fraud' are big claims to make without having evidence."

Hey! I have an idea! Why doesn't CNN rustle up some reporters to go and investigate the biggest story of the year?

By Michelle Malkin on 2018-11-14 13:37:00 -0500

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Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct.

Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner's got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What's her secret? The Herculean task of untangling official lies, investigative bias, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel and forensic junk science to free 19 innocent men requires more than intellectual firepower (of which Zellner possesses a chess grandmaster's surplus).

The job demands iron will and unshakeable fortitude to beat a system rigged to preserve government errors and protect prosecutions. As the "Survivor" slogan goes: "Outwit, outplay, outlast."

"If someone's innocent," Tenacious Z says with trademark bluntness, "you find a way."

In case you've been living in a cave, Zellner [Tweet her] is the breakout star of Netflix's "Making a Murderer: Part 2," released last month as a follow-up to the original 2015 documentary on the plight of Wisconsin auto salvage worker Steven Avery. He served 18 years for an alleged sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985 that he did not commit. Two years after being exonerated and freed when DNA testing cleared him and identified the real culprit, Manitowoc County police and prosecutors faced Avery's $36 million civil suit against them.

But just as two of the key architects of the wrongful conviction—former sheriff Tom Kocourek and former prosecutor Denis Vogel—were scheduled to be deposed, murder charges were brought against Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey in the death of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case conveniently short-circuited the landmark civil suit and landed Avery and Dassey in prison, where they remain today.

By Washington Watcher on 2018-11-13 23:57:00 -0500

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President Trump’s biggest challenge right now is deciding who will be his next Attorney General. Especially after the loss of the House, this decision is critical for immigration patriots.

By all accounts, the acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, is a solid replacement to Jeff Sessions. Whitaker took the job upon the recommendation of immigration patriot hero Rep. Steve King, and he is reportedly intent on reining in special counsel Robert Mueller. But he’s only temporary, and Democrats in Congress are determined to make sure this acting AG has the shortest tenure possible. [Top Democrats Vow to Block Matthew Whitaker From Interfering in Russia Inquiry, by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, November 11, 2018]

Trump may just want Whitaker to throw a wrench in the Mueller investigation and leave. Trump aides hope he will limit the scope of Mueller’s final report and protect Trump from a subpoena. It would be easier for a man not dependent on Senate confirmation to accomplish this task more than anyone else. [Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Dog With Ambition Beyond Protecting Trump, by Adam Goldman, Michael D. Shear and Mitch Smith, New York Times, November 9, 2018]

The curtailment of the Mueller investigation would be welcome news to immigration patriots and conservatives generally. It would finally free up the President to focus on more important matters and clear up the impeachment cloud hanging over his head.

By James Kirkpatrick on 2018-11-12 20:44:00 -0500

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Tucker had it coming. That seems to be the consensus among mainstream journalists after Tucker Carlson’s wife and family were threatened by an Antifa mob. Among those sympathizing with Antifa:

  • Matthew Yglesias [Email him] of VOX.com, who scolded readers who “empathize with the fear of the Carlson family rather than with the fear of his victims” that “you should take a moment to reflect on why that is.”
  • Adam Peck [email him] of Think Progress sneered that it’s a “real shame racists can’t spread their bile in peace anymore.”
  • Brooke Binkowski of Truth or Fiction and Julie Gerstein of Insider, both of whom mocked CNN’s Brian Stelter for condemning Antifa. [Antifa Targets Tucker Carlson, by Ashley Rae Goldenberg, Capital Research Center, November 8, 2018]

Nor is Tucker Carlson’s ordeal over. He is now facing possible criminal charges after one Juan Manuel Granados allegedly insulted his daughter and a confrontation ensued. Granados is another of those immigrants to this country, like Jose Antonio Vargas, who makes his living complaining about racism and discrimination. [Video shows Tucker Carlson cursing during a bar scuffle. He says he was defending his daughter, by Avi Selk, Washington Post, November 11, 2018] Granados is being defended by none other than lawyer Michael Avenatti, who spread rumors about Brett Kavanaugh that were so outrageous that Democrats even blame him for Kavanaugh’s ultimate confirmation to the Supreme Court. [Some Democrats are blaming Michael Avenatti for muddying the waters on sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, by Kevin Breuninger, CNBC, October 8, 2018]

Unless you were there, no one can say with certainty what happened. However, given Avenatti’s record and Granados’s history of grievance-mongering, I believe Tucker Carlson is telling the truth. The Antifa ethos of completely destroying opponents by any means necessary has taken over the American Left, and this includes having a complete indifference to facts. Even when caught on video, the hard Left will deny having committed violent acts or saying certain things, and they are so zealous and deluded they may even believe what they are saying.

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