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By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-16 00:47:00 -0500
From the Los Angeles Times today: Chicago police arrest two men in Jussie Smollett case and say attack was not a hoaxBy NARDINE SAADFEB 15, 2019 | 9:00 AM Chicago police say they have arrested two brothers in connection with the possible hate crime involving “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. “Interrogations will resume today with the two individuals and their attorney,” department spokesman Anthon...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-16 00:43:00 -0500
The editor of Esquire explains the magazine’s cover story about that normal American boy that elicited so much hate: Why Your Ideological Echo Chamber Isn’t Just Bad For YouIt’s also bad for your kids. FEB 12, 2019 I have a son, a fifteen-year-old. He’s the eldest of three, with two sisters who are three and six years younger. At present, the stress of life for my daughters appears to primarily...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-16 00:39:00 -0500
From The Guardian: Cousin marriages cited as significant factor in Bradford child deathsFatal genetic conditions more common in children of south Asian heritage, study says Nazia Parveen, North of England correspondent @NParveenGFri 15 Feb 2019 11.37 EST Marriage between cousins leading to fatal genetic conditions remain a factor in a significant proportion of child deaths in Bradford, accordin...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-16 00:35:00 -0500
From GQ: The Racist, Homophobic Attack on Jussie Smollett Is Far-Right America’s Endgame BY JOSHUA RIVERA January 29, 2019 When one of the most famous black and gay men in America is not safe, the message is clearer than it has ever been. … Whiteness in 21st century America has an endgame, and it is this: to divest itself from the shame of its power, while working to revive the fear it needs in...
By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-15 23:30:00 -0500

Fully

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com 

Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of Congress. Oh dear; oh dear, oh dear.

That funding bill is worse than bad: it's a catastrophe.

It contains some meager funding for border fences in crucial places on our southern border; but the local authorities in those places are given a veto on the actual building of the fences! Since all the jurisdictions concerned are, at best, deep-blue Democrat, and at worst, bought-and-paid-for by the Mexican smuggling gangs, there will be no fences.

The more you look at the bill, the worse it gets. There is a flat-out Amnesty provision in it for any illegal alien resident in the U.S.A. who says they might sponsor a unaccompanied-minor border-jumper, or who lives in a household with one, or who lives in a household that includes a person who might sponsor one, or whose cousin has a dentist who plays golf with a guy whose wife thinks she might know one.

As Daniel Horowitz has tweeted:

This bill is … worse than amnesty. Amnesty is a reprieve for a transgression of the past. This bill prospectively invites 15 million illegals to engage in human smuggling in order to obtain de facto permanent status here.

Quote from Dan Stein at the Federation for American Immigration Reform: "If this bill is enacted, expect the largest surge of unaccompanied minors this country has ever seen." [Experts: GOP/Dem Deal to Spark ‘Largest Surge’ of Young Border Crossers ‘Country Has Ever Seen’, by John Binder, Breitbart, February 14, 2019]

By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-15 23:27:00 -0500
01m05s  Lethargy in the Executive.  (Trump signs the funding bill.) 09m58s  The Data Gap.  (And the end of privacy.) 14m55s  Shopping for embryos.  (The future comes apace.) 20m32s  Knotty issues (1): Euthanasia.  (Report from the Netherlands.) 25m142  Knotty issues (2): Israel.  (Their trilemma.) 30m56s  I miss Jeff Sessions.  (Jeff misses Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.) 32m00s  Narrative collapse in Chica...
By VDARE.com Reader on 2019-02-15 22:40:00 -0500
From: A Patriot Lawyer [Email him] I share VDARE.com’s concerns with yesterday’s legislation, but find some small hope in the text of section 224(a) that no one seems to have noticed: None of the funds provided by this Act or any other Act, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection of fees available to the components funded by this Act, may be use...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-15 18:05:00 -0500
In the New York Times today, a classic example of how the NYT makes unwelcome stories seem boring by massaging inconvenient facts. Even though the Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday that the “persons of interest” in the Jussie Smollett purported lynching are said to be black, the NYT leaves out all mention of their race or nationality on Friday. Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potenti...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-15 18:04:00 -0500
Here are the two white supremacist MAGA bros taken into custody today in the Jussie-Smollett-lynching-during-Polar-Vortex case: Source: TMZ. From CNN: Two suspects arrested in connection to the attack of ‘Empire’ star Jussie SmollettBy Dakin Andone and Ryan Young, CNN Updated 2:39 PM ET, Fri February 15, 2019 (CNN)Two men have been arrested in connection to an attack reported by “Empire” actor J...
By James Fulford on 2019-02-15 17:28:00 -0500
The Hill reported this earlier today: President Trump said Friday he "just doesn't have the time to speak" to conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, who has been sharply critical of his decision to sign a bipartisan spending deal while declaring a national emergency to fund a southern border wall. At a Rose Garden press conference announcing Trump’s emergency declaration, NBC News White House corresp...
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By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-15 23:30:00 -0500

Fully

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com 

Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of Congress. Oh dear; oh dear, oh dear.

That funding bill is worse than bad: it's a catastrophe.

It contains some meager funding for border fences in crucial places on our southern border; but the local authorities in those places are given a veto on the actual building of the fences! Since all the jurisdictions concerned are, at best, deep-blue Democrat, and at worst, bought-and-paid-for by the Mexican smuggling gangs, there will be no fences.

The more you look at the bill, the worse it gets. There is a flat-out Amnesty provision in it for any illegal alien resident in the U.S.A. who says they might sponsor a unaccompanied-minor border-jumper, or who lives in a household with one, or who lives in a household that includes a person who might sponsor one, or whose cousin has a dentist who plays golf with a guy whose wife thinks she might know one.

As Daniel Horowitz has tweeted:

This bill is … worse than amnesty. Amnesty is a reprieve for a transgression of the past. This bill prospectively invites 15 million illegals to engage in human smuggling in order to obtain de facto permanent status here.

Quote from Dan Stein at the Federation for American Immigration Reform: "If this bill is enacted, expect the largest surge of unaccompanied minors this country has ever seen." [Experts: GOP/Dem Deal to Spark ‘Largest Surge’ of Young Border Crossers ‘Country Has Ever Seen’, by John Binder, Breitbart, February 14, 2019]

By Allan Wall on 2019-02-14 22:11:00 -0500

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Gabriel_Quadri_de_la_Torre_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_Latin_America.jpg/800px-Gabriel_Quadri_de_la_Torre_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_Latin_America.jpgGabriel Quadri (right) is a white Mexican politician who ran for the Mexican presidency in 2012 under the banner of the small PANAL party. By training, Quadri is a civil engineer and economist. By Mexican standards, we might say he’s a sort of socially liberal/free marketeer.

Quadri recently grabbed the limelight with an almost universally condemned January 11th  tweet:

If Mexico did not have to carry Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, it would be a country of medium development and an emerging power… [My translations throughout]

The three states Quadri is referring to are the southern states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

guerrero-oaxaca-y-chiapas

What makes this a racial issue is that these three states have large indigenous (=Indian) populations.

According to a Quadri-bashing article in the ironically named Libertad Bajo Palabra [“Liberty under the Word”]:

social media users have begun a campaign to demand that the Universidad Iberoamericana fire Quadri….[Quadri] is one of the professors in that school. For their part, the indigenous peoples of the entities in Question have united and have demanded that Quadri go to the southeast to apologize….

Yeidckol Polevnsky le responde a Quadri: “Este país sería mucho más rico sin gente descerebrada como él”; en las redes piden a la IBERO que lo corran [Yeidckol Polevnsky responds to Quadri: “This country would be much richer without brainless people like him”; and social media is calling for IBERO to fire him] January 14, 2019,

Quadri was declared persona non grata by the state legislatures of Oaxaca and Guerrero. [Congresos de Oaxaca y Guerrero declaran a Quadri 'persona non grata', ElSigloDeDurango.com.mx, January 17,2019]

The Libertad Bajo Palabra article cited above reported that Yeidckol Polevnsky, President and General Secretary of President AMLO’s MORENA party, responded to Quadri’s tweet: “This country would be much richer without brainless people like him, ambitious, vulgar and corrupt.”

hijoHere is some more Quadri-bashing from Quadri’s own twitter feed:

Even Carlos Slim’s poorer billionaire cousin Alfredo Harp Helu (net worth, only 1.2 billion USD vs. cousin Carlos’ 65.5 billion) felt the need to respond, tweeting that

You have no idea of the human, cultural and natural potential of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas… Alfredo Harp Helu,12 Jan 2019

But Quadri did not back down. To Harp Helu he responded that

 “…nobody doubts the cultural and natural wealth of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas. But the institutional and political context that explains the poverty and backwardness should be seriously discussed. Beyond taboos and useless political correctness.”

The governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, son of a previous governor Jose Murat Casab, tweeted on January 11th that “The commentary on Oaxaca is unacceptable and offensive. I demand of him a public apology to all the Oaxacan people.”

To which Quadri responded (January 12th)

Pardon me, but the apology should be given by bad governments and those responsible for the unproductive institutions that have made Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas the poorest and most backward states of Mexico… 

But not everybody disagreed with Quadri. In an article in Excelsior about the kerfuffle,  commenter Gabriel Valles, from (much more European) northern Mexico—took it much further:

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-02-14 17:23:00 -0500
See, earlier, by Peter Brimelow: The Democratic Party Has Tipped—Great News For The GOP (Which Doesn’t Deserve It) Both of America's great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity—racial, religious, ethnic, cultural—as its own and as America's "greatest strength." Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. I...
By Ann Coulter on 2019-02-13 16:17:00 -0500

Trump wall

On account of the president's cowardly retreat from the wall, Ann Coulter is too angry to type. In her place, we present a guest columnist outraged at the president's capitulation.

By Donald J. Trump

This election ... is our last chance to secure the border, stop illegal immigration and reform our laws to make your life better.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably—probably—from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence. ... And it's got to stop, and it's got to stop fast.—Donald Trump, New York City, June 16, 2015

We take anybody. Come on in, anybody. Just come on in. Not anymore. ... We need a system that serves our needs, not the needs of others.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in health care costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc.—Donald Trump, Immigration Policy Paper,[PDF] Aug. 16, 2015

Whether it's dangerous materials being smuggled across the border, terrorists entering on visas or Americans losing their jobs to foreign workers, these are the problems we must now focus on fixing.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

By Hubert Collins on 2019-02-12 21:45:00 -0500

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With a new Democrat announcing their intention of running for President in 2020 every few days, it is safe to say that the battlefield for the Democratic nomination will be a crowded one. As President Trump lost the popular vote in 2016, has suffered arguably low approval ratings throughout his presidency, and has inspired a near-infinite amount of backlash from all corners of the Left, every Democratic politician thinks that beating him in 2020 will be a cinch. But they’re wrong.

Foremost is the simple fact that America almost always re-elects her Presidents. Since 1900, only four sitting Presidents have lost their bid for a second term:

The outlier: President Hoover’s loss in 1932, which was almost entirely a consequence of his being in power when the Great Depression hit in 1929. Only the most charming and/or Machiavellian politician could get re-elected after such a catastrophe.

The other three re-election losers have one big thing in common: for each, there was a strong third-party contender, and/or a strong primary challenger.

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