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Post By Steve Sailer on 09/20/2020
Robert Conquest’s first law is: Everyone is conservative about what he knows best. This probably best explains the dichotomy between Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ruthless race realism in hiring her own law clerks (apparently, she only hired one black out of about 150 hires over her 40 years as a judge) versus her dissent in the famous Ricci case that if on a firefighter’s promotion test black don’t sc...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/20/2020
Earlier: As of 2018, the Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Hired Only One Black Clerk in 38 Years on the Bench The only black clerk Ruth Bader Ginsburg ever deigned to hire during her 40 years on the federal bench was Paul Watford, the guy in the middle who looks like he might be J.K. Simmons’ secret son with Rashida Jones. Life has been good for Paul Watford: From the Orange County Register in 2016: ...
Letter By VDARE.com Reader on 09/20/2020
From: An Engineer in Alabama [Email him] No, blacks are not being held down by “systemic racism.” But yes, they are being screwed. One black man was (possibly) unjustly killed by a white police officer—out of a country of 340+ million people—and this single cherry-picked event has resulted in a massive top-down hysterical propaganda campaign that all the problems that black people face are due to w...
Post By Neil Kumar on 09/20/2020
Earlier: Hillary's Health, And The Lies About JFK, FDR, And Woodrow Wilson—Health Coverup "Conspiracies" Have Happened Repeatedly and We Were Lied To By FDR's, JFK's And Woodrow Wilson's Doctors—Why Believe Hillary's "Fainting Spell"? Displaying, yet again, that the average Trump supporter can marshal immensely more intelligence than can the over-credentialed Brain Trust that staffs the bipartisan ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/20/2020
Amy Wax of the U. of Pennsylvania law school wrote an insightful article about RBG earlier this year for the Claremont Review of Books. In Wax’s telling, Ginsburg was a brilliant workaholic, able to go head to head with the smartest men, but most women (like most men) are not brilliant workaholics. This meant that Ginsburg was increasingly irrelevant during the Great Awokening when the issue became...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/20/2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was frequently interviewed by admiring journalists, but, apparently, nobody ever asked her to reconcile her strongly stated views on hiring diversity and affirmative action for other employers with her own hiring record of only hiring one black law clerk in 40 years as a judge (approximately 1 black out of 119 clerks hired while on the Supreme Court; during her 13 prior years on...
Article By Washington Watcher II on 09/19/2020


Previously: The DACA Disgrace: Judicial Nominees Must Now Face An Immigration Litmus Test

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death puts President Trump in both a powerful and a tricky position. We are just a few weeks away from the November election and whoever Trump selects as his nominee could decide the winner. This is one of the most important decisions of Trump’s presidency, if not the most important. It is vital he selects someone who can be counted on to uphold solid immigration principles and not side with the open borders lobby. We need a justice who will strike down birthright citizenship, defend the executive branch’s aggressive enforcement of immigration law, side with American workers over the cheap labor lobby, stand firm against the dubious complaints of non-citizens, and understand the constitutionality of travel bans.

The most likely candidates and where they stand on immigration (as far as we can tell):

  • Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett is a Trump-appointed federal judge. She is the favorite among social conservatives and was on Trump’s shortlist when he picked Brett Kavanaugh for the court in 2018. She’s the most likely candidate if Trump decides to nominate a woman.

Her record on immigration is fairly good. In a dissent, she defended the president’s public charge rule, which denies permanent residency to immigrants who rely on government assistance.

However, there are questions. Barrett, as Ann Coulter points out on Twitter, has said she has to recuse herself from cases where her Catholic faith precludes from a proper judgement. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ notorious embrace of Open Borders may influence her to vote for liberal immigration policies. [Amy Coney Barrett Is Not a Safe Pick for the Supreme Court.  Her writings on faith and jurisprudence should worry conservatives, by John Zmirak, Human Events, September 19, 2019]. She also has two adopted black children from Haiti, which may influence her decisions as well. BREAKING: Coney Barrett is reportedly the front-runner.

  • James Ho

Ho is another Trump-appointed federal judge. He was recently added to the president’s judicial list and is a favorite among establishment White House staffers. He is an immigrant from Taiwan.

But Ho is a non-starter with immigration patriots. He is a firm advocate of birthright citizenship and vociferously opposes any changes to this horrible standard [Disloyal Elements in Trump Administration Plan to Sneak Birthright Citizenship Activist onto Supreme Court, Revolver News, September 17, 2020]. That’s enough to disqualify him.

Post By James Fulford on 09/19/2020
Here is a roundup of our coverage over the years of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Steve Sailer, last month: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fandom Represents White Privilege To sum up [white female NYT writer] Amanda Hess’s logic, the problem with celebrating Ruth Bader Ginsburg is because it takes time away from celebrating George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, who are not white. Steve Sailer, earlier: Ruth Bader ...
Post By Paul Kersey on 09/19/2020
Previously by Paul Kersey: In a Just World, the Murderer of Amanda Blackburn Would be Publicly Hanged by the State Amanda Blackburn. Nathan Trapuzzano. Both victims of brutal black on violence in Indianapolis. Names you’ve never heard, drowned out in the cacophony of “Justice for George Floyd,” and “Black Lives Matter.” Her name is Wilma Hochstetler. Yet another white woman murdered by blacks in In...
Post By Steve Sailer on 09/19/2020
It would seem like the least we could do for the feminists after ignoring them all summer is to extend reverential capitalization to Women as well as Blacks (but not, of course, to men or whites). [Comment at Unz.com]...
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By Washington Watcher II on 09/19/2020


Previously: The DACA Disgrace: Judicial Nominees Must Now Face An Immigration Litmus Test

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death puts President Trump in both a powerful and a tricky position. We are just a few weeks away from the November election and whoever Trump selects as his nominee could decide the winner. This is one of the most important decisions of Trump’s presidency, if not the most important. It is vital he selects someone who can be counted on to uphold solid immigration principles and not side with the open borders lobby. We need a justice who will strike down birthright citizenship, defend the executive branch’s aggressive enforcement of immigration law, side with American workers over the cheap labor lobby, stand firm against the dubious complaints of non-citizens, and understand the constitutionality of travel bans.

The most likely candidates and where they stand on immigration (as far as we can tell):

  • Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett is a Trump-appointed federal judge. She is the favorite among social conservatives and was on Trump’s shortlist when he picked Brett Kavanaugh for the court in 2018. She’s the most likely candidate if Trump decides to nominate a woman.

Her record on immigration is fairly good. In a dissent, she defended the president’s public charge rule, which denies permanent residency to immigrants who rely on government assistance.

However, there are questions. Barrett, as Ann Coulter points out on Twitter, has said she has to recuse herself from cases where her Catholic faith precludes from a proper judgement. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ notorious embrace of Open Borders may influence her to vote for liberal immigration policies. [Amy Coney Barrett Is Not a Safe Pick for the Supreme Court.  Her writings on faith and jurisprudence should worry conservatives, by John Zmirak, Human Events, September 19, 2019]. She also has two adopted black children from Haiti, which may influence her decisions as well. BREAKING: Coney Barrett is reportedly the front-runner.

  • James Ho

Ho is another Trump-appointed federal judge. He was recently added to the president’s judicial list and is a favorite among establishment White House staffers. He is an immigrant from Taiwan.

But Ho is a non-starter with immigration patriots. He is a firm advocate of birthright citizenship and vociferously opposes any changes to this horrible standard [Disloyal Elements in Trump Administration Plan to Sneak Birthright Citizenship Activist onto Supreme Court, Revolver News, September 17, 2020]. That’s enough to disqualify him.

By John Derbyshire on 09/18/2020

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

Here’s a peek into Woke Capitalism. I shall tread carefully in this segment. I am working from inside information, and I don't want anyone to lose his job for being associated with an outlet as hatefully hateful as VDARE.com.

The particular corner of capitalism featured in this story is the fine old financial-services firm of Goldman Sachs. You may recall Goldman Sachs signaling their virtue to the world back in in January when they announced that they'd only do business with firms that had at least one diverse board member, which I think means not a straight white male.

Well, a friend of mine is employed at Goldman Sachs, and he's been passing stuff on to me: stuff like this, which I reproduce with my friend's permission, some names redacted

It's a memo that was prominently featured on the main page of the internal Goldman Sachs web site August 27th, for the edification of all employees. The title of the memo is: Why Language Can Be One of Our Biggest Allies at Goldman Sachs. The main text is over seven hundred words, too long for me to read out in its entirety, so I'll just cherry-pick a few representative quotes, with links added.

By Lance Welton on 09/17/2020

The time is long gone when CNN Talking Head Dr. Sanjay Gupta could flatly assert that Covid-19  “doesn’t discriminate based on race.” It does, albeit for reasons that are not fully understood. Now a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has presented evidence that a previously overlooked factor may be relevant: race differences in a gene which impacts how easily you can stop Covid-19 entering your body. 

There are clear race differences in the prevalence and deadliness of Covid-19 and, as I have previously reported, these differences persist even if you control for the socioeconomic factors that the Left insist are responsible for the disparities. For example, South Asian doctors in Britain’s NHS are much more likely to succumb than white doctors.  One factor for which a strong case has been advanced: the ability to synthesise UV Light into Vitamin D. Non-whites, in Western countries suffer from Vitamin D deficiency because their dark skin renders them less able to absorb UV Light and so synthesise it into Vitamin D. Europeans’ white skin probably evolved in winter darkness for this very reason.

The new study—“Racial/Ethnic Variation in Nasal Gene Expression of Transmembrane Serine Protease 2 (TMPRSS2)”—was published in the prestigious journal on September 10th and was carried out by three researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York [Supinda Bunyavanich; Chantal Grant, MD; and Alfin Vicencio]. It sets out to make sense of why African-Americans suffer a death rate from Covid-19 that is around three times their proportion of the U.S. population.

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 09/17/2020
Earlier by Patrick J. Buchanan: Are the Forever Wars Really Ending?  Having presided over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region. Assuredly, this is a major diplomatic breakthrough, and Nancy's Pelosi's sour-grapes dismissal of the deal as a "distraction" t...
By Allan Wall on 09/16/2020

Earlier by Allan Wall: MEMO FROM MIDDLE AMERICA: Calling Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK)—The Left Hates WHITES, Not Just Confederates. AOC Says So!

My family and I spent half of July travelling through the Old Confederacy from North Carolina in the east to Texas in the west. What a great joy it was to see fascinating historic sites—yet how sad I was to know they’re under attack from those who hate our country and want to destroy the heritage of the Historic American Nation.

A simple fact: The mobs tearing down statues don’t really care about the Confederacy. They hate our heritage. They hate America. Otherwise, they wouldn’t attack statues of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt as well.

For the record, although I’m an Oklahoma native, my kinsman, James Dunlavy (right), received the Medal of Honor in 1864 for capturing Confederate general John Sappington Marmaduke. And though I’m no neo-Confederate, I recently discovered that another line of my family were Southerners who supported Confederacy. Like many Americans, I have family on both sides.

What we saw on our journey through the Confederacy:

COUNTY CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

Traveling through southern Tennessee, we stopped at three courthouses, each of which had at least one Confederate monument. Thanks to the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act Confederate monuments have been safe in the Volunteer State.

These county monuments honored the young men, many only teenagers, who fought and died for the South.

  • An obelisk on the courthouse lawn of the Hardeman County Courthouse, in Bolivar, dating from 1873, was dedicated “To the Confederate Dead of Hardeman County, Tennessee,” “To the memory of Her Sons,” and “In Hope of a Joyful Resurrection.”
  • The courthouse in Fayetteville, Lincoln County (which is named for Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln) features two monuments. Standing guard since 1906 is a Confederate private, made in Carrara, Italy and donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It was erected “In loving memory of the 3000 Confederate soldiers of Lincoln County.” UDC donated another statue in 1904 that honors “the Women of the Confederacy, who kept intact the homes of the South, while the men of the South were fighting her battles.”

  • The Confederate monument at the Hardin County courthouse in Savannah, Tennessee, was set up in 1995 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This one is dedicated to the “honor of the valiant Confederate soldiers of Hardin County who fought, died and suffered during the War Between the States,” and bears this thought-provoking quote:
Poor is a nation that has no heroes. Shameful is a nation that has heroes and forgets them. No nation can long survive without pride in its traditions.

Long may Tennessee counties continue to protect their monuments.

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