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Post By Steve Sailer on 12/06/2019
Here’s a rare MSM mention of hate crime hoaxes in the Washington Post: a tiny leftwing church in small Indiana gets “Heil Trump” painted on its wall. The story goes national: The graffiti in rural Indiana became a national sensation, part of a string of high-profile hate crime reports in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory. Late-night television host Stephen Colbert featured an image of one of ...
Post By James Fulford on 12/06/2019
An alert popped up on my phone about a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, which is in Florida. This, I realized, is a new shooting at a Naval base, after the one at Pearl Harbor in which the Navy still hasn’t officially announced the name of the submariner who ran amok in Pearl Harbor. A military source anonymously told the Associated Press that the Pearl Harbor gunman’s name was G. Romero. (...
Article By James Fulford on 12/05/2019

See, earlier: Robert Sussman’s “Tainted Sources”—Playing The Telephone Game Against AMERICAN RENAISSANCE’s Jared Taylor

To enter the 2019 VDARE.com War On Christmas Competition, email reports of egregious examples of War On Christmas attacks to either VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow [pbrimelow@vdare.com]  or VDARE.com Editor James Fulford. [jfulford@vdare.com]

At WWL Radio in New Orleans,  there's a journalist who calls himself "Scoot" [Tweet him] pictured right, who has a conspiracy theory about the War on Christmas. Scoot (Scott Paisant in real life) says it isn't really happening, and we made it up.  In Scoot: Is the “War on Christmas” a conspiracy theory? he recycles old attacks on VDARE.com and its Editor Peter Brimelow by the Daily Beast's Max Blumenthal, the $PLC, and others into a farrago of nonsense.

What “Scoot” exemplifies is the Telephone Game, which has been described as "The game where you sit in a circle and the first person whispers a phrase in the ear of the person next to him, until the phrase reaches the last person. When the phrase is spoken out loud by the last person, you find out that it’s altered in a very unexpected way. "

When Peter Brimelow was growing up in England, this same game was known, no doubt Deplorably, as  "Chinese Whispers", and that's what the Wikipedia article on it is called. The point is that they pass these things around without ever checking them, and get them wrong.

So here's what Scoot has to say:

The bigger question is whether the “War on Christmas” is real or an agenda-inspired myth?

Bill O’Reilly, when he was on the Fox News Channel, was credited with regenerating the “War on Christmas” in 2004 and went so far as to declare it a national emergency. But the alleged “War on Christmas” actually dates back to the early 1920s.

Wrong. In fact, there was a big kerfuffle about Christmas carols in New York City schools back in 1906. Our longtime War On Christmas chronicler  Tom Piatak wrote here in 2005 that there was  "a walkout of 20,000 Jewish students from the New York City public schools in 1906 to protest the singing of Christmas carols [This Season's War Cry: Commercialize Christmas, or Else, By Adam Cohen, NYT, December 4, 2005]. Thus the War on Christmas was not made up by Henry Ford, as Scoot suggests below. In 1955 National Review editorialized about the War On Christmas in the New York Schools as well.[Krismas, PDF, November 26, 1955].

“Scoot” goes on:

In 1921, automaker Henry Ford began spreading the idea that Christmas cards were difficult to find, and he accused Jews in America of working to abolish Christmas in public places. It was true that a few Jewish leaders challenged the practice of reading the Bible in classrooms of public schools, but that was a debate about the First Amendment rather than a Jewish conspiracy to abolish Christmas in public.

But what Henry Ford or his ghostwriter actually said was that it was difficult to find "Christmas cards that indicated in any way that Christmas commemorated Someone’s Birth" i.e.. lots of Santas, but no Jesuses.

We're not responsible for the fact that Henry Ford Noticed this, and using Ford as a stick to beat Christmas with is common. But in Telephone Game terms, you can see that “Scoot” has not only failed to check the original Ford quote, but he hasn't even understood the quote as reproduced by, say, Daniel Denvir in Politico [ A Short History of the War on Christmas , December 16, 2013] or by Snopes.[A History of the ‘War on Christmas’, by David Emery, November 29, 2017]

“Scoot” blunders on:

Article By Patrick J. Buchanan on 12/05/2019
The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination--Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg--are all white. The six candidates who have qualified for the Dec. 19 debate--the front four, plus Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer--are all white.  Speaker Nancy ...
Post By James Kirkpatrick on 12/05/2019
There's an unspoken premise shared by many immigration boosters. They assume that the folkways, social problems, and dangerous groups that plague the unfortunates in Third World countries simply don't exist in the United States. This assumption even partially shapes our foreign policy. "We have to fight them there, so we don't have to fight them here." But if we bring "them" here, what we do abroad...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/05/2019
In my review of the current movie Midway, I opined in passing that in June 1942, the Japanese Zero carrier plane might have been “perhaps the best fighter in the world at the time.” The Zero was extremely light and thus had outstanding range and maneuverability in dogfights. Commenter Hun in the Sun counters: Yes! Let us here and now forever bury the Cult of the Zero. It was underpowered, underarm...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/04/2019
From the San Francisco Chronicle: Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first timeBy Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 12:28 pm PST, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 … Revealing a rise in Arabic names, Muhammad and Aaliyah made the top 10 for the first time, replacing Mason and Layla. Okaaaaay … Now, you might say: “Well, that doesn’t mean much. It’s just that Muslims always name their s...
Post By Paul Nachman on 12/04/2019
This was originally published in the Daily Interlake, Kalispell, Montana, January 31, 2016. It's being reposted for the use of grassroots activists like the ones who braved sub-zero temperatures to protest a refugee dump in Bismarck, North Dakota. What’s your opinion on bringing Syrian refugees to Montana? You might want to consider that question because WorldMontana, a Helena-based non-profit orga...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/04/2019
Here’s my movie review of Midway in Taki’s Magazine: ‘Midway’: Effective Bang-Bang-Boom-BoomSteve Sailer December 04, 2019 Midway is a surprisingly accurate and competent WWII movie about the most thrilling naval battle in American history. While only 38 percent of film critics gave the film a thumbs-up, 92 percent of its audience approved. It doesn’t rank with the best films of 2019, but gay ...
Post By Anonymous Attorney on 12/04/2019
A West Philadelphia black woman recently elected to the state legislature amid shouts of praise to Allah for being the first female Muslim representative is expected to resign for using her charity as a personal bank account. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Wednesday charges have been filed against the West Philadelphia Democrat, including perjury, tampering with public records, t...
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By James Fulford on 12/05/2019

See, earlier: Robert Sussman’s “Tainted Sources”—Playing The Telephone Game Against AMERICAN RENAISSANCE’s Jared Taylor

To enter the 2019 VDARE.com War On Christmas Competition, email reports of egregious examples of War On Christmas attacks to either VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow [pbrimelow@vdare.com]  or VDARE.com Editor James Fulford. [jfulford@vdare.com]

At WWL Radio in New Orleans,  there's a journalist who calls himself "Scoot" [Tweet him] pictured right, who has a conspiracy theory about the War on Christmas. Scoot (Scott Paisant in real life) says it isn't really happening, and we made it up.  In Scoot: Is the “War on Christmas” a conspiracy theory? he recycles old attacks on VDARE.com and its Editor Peter Brimelow by the Daily Beast's Max Blumenthal, the $PLC, and others into a farrago of nonsense.

What “Scoot” exemplifies is the Telephone Game, which has been described as "The game where you sit in a circle and the first person whispers a phrase in the ear of the person next to him, until the phrase reaches the last person. When the phrase is spoken out loud by the last person, you find out that it’s altered in a very unexpected way. "

When Peter Brimelow was growing up in England, this same game was known, no doubt Deplorably, as  "Chinese Whispers", and that's what the Wikipedia article on it is called. The point is that they pass these things around without ever checking them, and get them wrong.

So here's what Scoot has to say:

The bigger question is whether the “War on Christmas” is real or an agenda-inspired myth?

Bill O’Reilly, when he was on the Fox News Channel, was credited with regenerating the “War on Christmas” in 2004 and went so far as to declare it a national emergency. But the alleged “War on Christmas” actually dates back to the early 1920s.

Wrong. In fact, there was a big kerfuffle about Christmas carols in New York City schools back in 1906. Our longtime War On Christmas chronicler  Tom Piatak wrote here in 2005 that there was  "a walkout of 20,000 Jewish students from the New York City public schools in 1906 to protest the singing of Christmas carols [This Season's War Cry: Commercialize Christmas, or Else, By Adam Cohen, NYT, December 4, 2005]. Thus the War on Christmas was not made up by Henry Ford, as Scoot suggests below. In 1955 National Review editorialized about the War On Christmas in the New York Schools as well.[Krismas, PDF, November 26, 1955].

“Scoot” goes on:

In 1921, automaker Henry Ford began spreading the idea that Christmas cards were difficult to find, and he accused Jews in America of working to abolish Christmas in public places. It was true that a few Jewish leaders challenged the practice of reading the Bible in classrooms of public schools, but that was a debate about the First Amendment rather than a Jewish conspiracy to abolish Christmas in public.

But what Henry Ford or his ghostwriter actually said was that it was difficult to find "Christmas cards that indicated in any way that Christmas commemorated Someone’s Birth" i.e.. lots of Santas, but no Jesuses.

We're not responsible for the fact that Henry Ford Noticed this, and using Ford as a stick to beat Christmas with is common. But in Telephone Game terms, you can see that “Scoot” has not only failed to check the original Ford quote, but he hasn't even understood the quote as reproduced by, say, Daniel Denvir in Politico [ A Short History of the War on Christmas , December 16, 2013] or by Snopes.[A History of the ‘War on Christmas’, by David Emery, November 29, 2017]

“Scoot” blunders on:

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 12/05/2019
The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination--Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg--are all white. The six candidates who have qualified for the Dec. 19 debate--the front four, plus Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer--are all white.  Speaker Nancy ...
By Ann Coulter on 12/04/2019


Earlier by Ann Coulter: “We'll Tell You Who's Privileged”

I gather it would be proof positive of “white nationalism” to point out that the only group discriminated against in college admissions is white people.

We’ve heard a lot about discrimination against Asians lately, which reminds me: Asians are SO lucky they’re not white! Otherwise, America’s leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center, would be churning out reports on the worrying rise in Asian Supremacy.

In fact, however, a recent study by Georgetown University (probably White Nationalist), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (presumed hate group), found that if colleges admitted students based solely on SAT scores, every single ethnic group would decline, except one: whites.

By Michelle Malkin on 12/04/2019

Earlier by Michelle Malkin: Three Cheers for Refugee Reduction!

Should U.S. citizens have input into whether their neighborhoods are fundamentally and permanently transformed into United Nations refugee camps full of welfare dependents and tax burdens?

Government-funded charities that profit mightily from the federal refugee resettlement program say: "Hell, no!"

But President Donald Trump and growing numbers of informed Americans across the heartland are raising their voices to say: "Heavens, yes!"

This week, an extraordinary revolt took place in Bismarck, North Dakota, where an overflow crowd of residents braved subzero temperatures to register their opposition to allowing the Lutheran Social Services to dump any new refugees in their backyard.

By Washington Watcher II on 12/03/2019

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is the GOP’s newest star. Her aggressive questioning of witnesses during last month’s impeachment hearings made her a national figure and a prominent White House ally. Many Trump supporters see Stefanik as a hero, but immigration patriots should be skeptical. The New York Republican consistently votes against patriotic immigration reform. Her sudden celebrity signifies a serious problem with Trumpism—apparent loyalty to the president matters far more than America First. But that won’t build a movement, and will permit cheap-labor enthusiasts to co-opt Trumpism for their own corrupt ends.

Let’s give credit where it’s due: Stefanik did do a number on the Democrats’ witnesses [Yovanovitch Admits Being Prepped By Obama Admin On Hunter Biden & Burisma During Confirmation, GOP War Room, Nov. 15, 2019]. Trump called her a “a new Republican star,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised her political skills, and other major figures want to see her in the leadership. At the same time, celebrities and prominent liberals are donating heavily to Stefanik’s Democratic opponent, further cementing her importance [Rising GOP star thrust into spotlight with Trump defense, by Juliegrace Brufke and Brett Samuels, The Hill, November 25, 2019].

Stefanik’s star power relies on the 35-year-old’s youth and sex. Few young women are in the GOP caucus and the party is desperate (foolishly, ask Ann Coulter) to have its own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

And unlike AOC, Stefanik has brains. She’s a Harvard grad. (Perhaps significantly, she was reportedly a friend of Peter Buttigieg there—Pete Buttigieg and Elise Stefanik unlikely friends from Harvard days, by Jon Levine, November 30, 2019 ).

Yet Stefanik’s rise exposes the problem with the top shelf of the GOP on Capitol Hill: If the party fully embraced immigration patriotism, Stefanik’s immigration agenda would exclude her from leadership. She holds a dismal D career rating from NumbersUSA. (She was first elected in 2014). This term she rated a mediocre C. The low ratings are fully warranted, as her long history open-borders statements and legislation demonstrate:

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