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By Steve Sailer on 07/19/2019
From the New York Times: FACT CHECK Examining Trump’s Claims About Representative Ilhan Omar By Linda QiuJuly 18, 2019 … On Wednesday, Mr. Trump drew attention to rumors that Ms. Omar had married her brother. WHAT MR. TRUMP SAID “Well, there is a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it.”— in remarks to reporters on Wednesday Rumors that Ms. Omar had...
By Steve Sailer on 07/18/2019
From the New York Times: To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond. By Mary Robinette KowalJuly 17, 2019 As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA has started Artemis, a program that aims “to return astronauts t...
By Steve Sailer on 07/18/2019
The New York Times explains that while, technically speaking, the Soviets lost the Moon Race, they still won the race that really matters, the Race Race to Inclusion in Space. How the Soviets Won the Space Race for EqualityThe U.S.S.R. sent women and people of color to space years before the U.S. By Sophie PinkhamJuly 16, 2019 The Cold War was fought as much on an ideological front as a military...
By James Kirkpatrick on 07/18/2019

The Cold Civil War” is heating up with the fight between President Donald Trump and “The Squad” of Leftist minority congresswomen, particularly former refugee Ilhan Omar. The question in this political struggle is as fundamental as the one at the center of the more violent 19th century conflict: The Republican base clearly believes the U.S. is a majority-white country rooted in the traditions of the Founding—the Historic American Nation. But Democrats (and some of the controlled opposition in Conservatism Inc.) think America belongs to the entire world—that it isn’t really a nation at all. This is an irrepressible conflict. and lines are clearly drawn between a GOP base that believes in the old America and Leftists who explicitly want to replace it.

President Trump’s base is to the right of the Commander-in-Chief himself. Thus the Main Stream Media smeared Trump’s tweets against Ilhan Omar and others a “racially charged attack,” but grassroots Republican support for the president actually increased afterward [Republican support for Trump after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll, by Chris Kahn, Reuters, July 16, 2019]. This is especially striking because most of Conservatism Inc. condemned him in hysterical terms [Donald Trump’s Tweets Were Malicious, and Republican Silence is Deafening, by David French, National Review, July 15, 2019]. At the most recent rally, it was the attendees who spontaneously chanting “send her back” in reference to Ilhan Omar [Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’, by Deb Reichmann, AP, July 18, 2019]. Beltway Right types and the Main Stream Media condemned it in their typically scripted way. And back in the White House, Trump backed off—putting him the extraordinary position of disavowing his own voters [Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally, Politico, July 18, 2019].

The Republican base clearly wants real action on immigration, including deportations and a wall. Yet little has materialized. There’s bluster, but no action. President Trump speaks loudly, but carries a small stick. If he’s just going to denounce people for repeating his own opinions, he’d be better off not saying anything at all. [Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant, AP, July 18, 2019]

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 07/18/2019
In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions. Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "The Turks are the hero of heroes. There is no impossibility for the Turkish Brigade." President Harry Truman awarded the brigade a Presidential Uni...
By Brenda Walker on 07/18/2019
On Tuesday, a Senate committee held a hearing titled Google and Censorship through Search Engines, a topic long overdue for investigation. One person testifying was Dennis Prager, whose website PragerU has suffered many instances of censorship by Google with no explanation. PragerU takes on liberal shibboleths, such as the “Nation of Immigrants” myth, which may anger the far left. (Actually, we are...
By Steve Sailer on 07/18/2019
From the Washington Post: By Rachel Hatzipanagos July 12 While the American memory of the Space Race is most often filtered through black-and-white photos of white men on the moon, NASA’s reality was Technicolor. People of color, including the black female mathematicians who worked as “human computers” and were depicted in the Oscar-winning “Hidden Figures,” were a part of NASA’s space program f...
By Peter Brimelow on 07/17/2019

Courtroom Crusades: Political Lawfare and VDARE’s Fight For Free Speech, An Update

Even informed Americans simply don’t know about the totalitarian crackdown against free speech going on in their own country. Thus a reader who follows VDARE.com on Twitter just responded to our criticism of Yoram Hazony and David Brog’s manipulative exclusion of American immigration patriots from their just-concluded so-called “National Conservatism” Conference by asking: “How about creating your own event?”

Answer: Because our venues cancel due to threats from the Left.

We protect ourselves from institutional damage in these situations, thanks to our strong contracts. But it’s extremely harmful to the growth of patriotic immigration reform movement that its supporters can’t exercise their elementary rights to meet, share ideas, network and organize.

Which, of course, is why the Left keeps pressuring.

However, the ultimate question raised by VDARE FOUNDATION v CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, JOHN SUTHERS is why a Republican Mayor in a Republican area (El Paso County, in which Colorado Springs is  located, voted 56%-34% for Trump in 2016) would join in the Leftist campaign against us, when we are essentially just defending Trump’s 2016 immigration agenda.

Which is exactly what John Suthers, the Mayor of Colorado Springs, did when he announced in 2017 that “the City of Colorado Springs will not provide any support or resources to this event, and does not condone hate speech in any fashion” i.e. he would not provide police protection, fire service protection, presumably not even emergency medical services, to our projected conference at Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Lodge.

Shortly thereafter, Cheyenne Mountain Lodge cancelled our conference.

Of all the litigation that VDARE.com has been forced reluctantly to initiate, this is the case that our lawyers regard as the most straightforward. There is very extensive federal case law establishing the principle that local governments must respect the First Amendment rights of even unpopular groups.

For more details, see “PATRIOTS HAVE RIGHTS. THEY HAVE JUST NOT ORGANIZED TO DEFEND THEM—UNTIL NOW.” Peter Brimelow On VDARE.com’s First Amendment Civil Rights Suit Against CO Springs RINO Mayor John Suthers, which I posted on March 7, 2019.

But this has not prevented Suthers and the City of Colorado Springs’ lawyers from digging in their heels, as I reported on May 15: VDARE.com’s First Amendment Suit Against CO Springs Mayor John Suthers: An Update—And Thanks To Our Patriot Lawyer Readers!

Further developments.

  • On May 24, our lawyers filed a response to the City’s Motion To Dismiss. [PDF]
  • On June 7, the City of Colorado Springs replied to our response. [PDF]

Note that our lawyers filed as an exhibit the Colorado Springs Charter. [PDF] 

In contrast, the City of Colorado Springs filed as an Exhibit regulations giving the police chief power to implement regulations for the police department. [PDF]

(Again, I want to thank the patriot lawyer readers who have been writing to us about this case.)

U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Tafoya is expected to rule on the motion to dismiss very soon.

Our lawyers believe this case will go to trial. Although they are confident, every single step is expensive—and Mayor Suthers’ bills are being paid by the unfortunate taxpayers of Colorado Springs.

Please help us (tax-deductibly) NOW! (You can earmark your donation).

We (and your posterity) will be most grateful.

Peterssig_1c(1)

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.

 

By James Fulford on 07/17/2019
I keep hearing that it's racist to tell an immigrant who's a member of a minority group to go back to her country for any reason, especially if she's an American-born Palestinian, or a naturalized Somali immigrant. Do you have any idea how many times Peter Brimelow has been told to "go back to England?" In 1995, A. M. Rosenthal used his column in the New York Times to attack both Arianna Huffington...
By VDARE.com Reader on 07/17/2019
From: A Former National Review Subscriber [Email him] I saw this absolutely insane cuck fantasy at NRO and had to write you.  National Review Online has an article called The Rise of the Chinese-American Right, by Rong Xiaoqing, July 17, 2019, which  postulates that because some Chinese-Americans are ticked off about affirmative action programs in education they are going to be magically transforme...
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By James Kirkpatrick on 07/18/2019

The Cold Civil War” is heating up with the fight between President Donald Trump and “The Squad” of Leftist minority congresswomen, particularly former refugee Ilhan Omar. The question in this political struggle is as fundamental as the one at the center of the more violent 19th century conflict: The Republican base clearly believes the U.S. is a majority-white country rooted in the traditions of the Founding—the Historic American Nation. But Democrats (and some of the controlled opposition in Conservatism Inc.) think America belongs to the entire world—that it isn’t really a nation at all. This is an irrepressible conflict. and lines are clearly drawn between a GOP base that believes in the old America and Leftists who explicitly want to replace it.

President Trump’s base is to the right of the Commander-in-Chief himself. Thus the Main Stream Media smeared Trump’s tweets against Ilhan Omar and others a “racially charged attack,” but grassroots Republican support for the president actually increased afterward [Republican support for Trump after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll, by Chris Kahn, Reuters, July 16, 2019]. This is especially striking because most of Conservatism Inc. condemned him in hysterical terms [Donald Trump’s Tweets Were Malicious, and Republican Silence is Deafening, by David French, National Review, July 15, 2019]. At the most recent rally, it was the attendees who spontaneously chanting “send her back” in reference to Ilhan Omar [Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’, by Deb Reichmann, AP, July 18, 2019]. Beltway Right types and the Main Stream Media condemned it in their typically scripted way. And back in the White House, Trump backed off—putting him the extraordinary position of disavowing his own voters [Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally, Politico, July 18, 2019].

The Republican base clearly wants real action on immigration, including deportations and a wall. Yet little has materialized. There’s bluster, but no action. President Trump speaks loudly, but carries a small stick. If he’s just going to denounce people for repeating his own opinions, he’d be better off not saying anything at all. [Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant, AP, July 18, 2019]

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 07/18/2019
In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions. Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "The Turks are the hero of heroes. There is no impossibility for the Turkish Brigade." President Harry Truman awarded the brigade a Presidential Uni...
By Peter Brimelow on 07/17/2019

Courtroom Crusades: Political Lawfare and VDARE’s Fight For Free Speech, An Update

Even informed Americans simply don’t know about the totalitarian crackdown against free speech going on in their own country. Thus a reader who follows VDARE.com on Twitter just responded to our criticism of Yoram Hazony and David Brog’s manipulative exclusion of American immigration patriots from their just-concluded so-called “National Conservatism” Conference by asking: “How about creating your own event?”

Answer: Because our venues cancel due to threats from the Left.

We protect ourselves from institutional damage in these situations, thanks to our strong contracts. But it’s extremely harmful to the growth of patriotic immigration reform movement that its supporters can’t exercise their elementary rights to meet, share ideas, network and organize.

Which, of course, is why the Left keeps pressuring.

However, the ultimate question raised by VDARE FOUNDATION v CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, JOHN SUTHERS is why a Republican Mayor in a Republican area (El Paso County, in which Colorado Springs is  located, voted 56%-34% for Trump in 2016) would join in the Leftist campaign against us, when we are essentially just defending Trump’s 2016 immigration agenda.

Which is exactly what John Suthers, the Mayor of Colorado Springs, did when he announced in 2017 that “the City of Colorado Springs will not provide any support or resources to this event, and does not condone hate speech in any fashion” i.e. he would not provide police protection, fire service protection, presumably not even emergency medical services, to our projected conference at Colorado Springs’ Cheyenne Mountain Lodge.

Shortly thereafter, Cheyenne Mountain Lodge cancelled our conference.

Of all the litigation that VDARE.com has been forced reluctantly to initiate, this is the case that our lawyers regard as the most straightforward. There is very extensive federal case law establishing the principle that local governments must respect the First Amendment rights of even unpopular groups.

For more details, see “PATRIOTS HAVE RIGHTS. THEY HAVE JUST NOT ORGANIZED TO DEFEND THEM—UNTIL NOW.” Peter Brimelow On VDARE.com’s First Amendment Civil Rights Suit Against CO Springs RINO Mayor John Suthers, which I posted on March 7, 2019.

But this has not prevented Suthers and the City of Colorado Springs’ lawyers from digging in their heels, as I reported on May 15: VDARE.com’s First Amendment Suit Against CO Springs Mayor John Suthers: An Update—And Thanks To Our Patriot Lawyer Readers!

Further developments.

  • On May 24, our lawyers filed a response to the City’s Motion To Dismiss. [PDF]
  • On June 7, the City of Colorado Springs replied to our response. [PDF]

Note that our lawyers filed as an exhibit the Colorado Springs Charter. [PDF] 

In contrast, the City of Colorado Springs filed as an Exhibit regulations giving the police chief power to implement regulations for the police department. [PDF]

(Again, I want to thank the patriot lawyer readers who have been writing to us about this case.)

U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Tafoya is expected to rule on the motion to dismiss very soon.

Our lawyers believe this case will go to trial. Although they are confident, every single step is expensive—and Mayor Suthers’ bills are being paid by the unfortunate taxpayers of Colorado Springs.

Please help us (tax-deductibly) NOW! (You can earmark your donation).

We (and your posterity) will be most grateful.

Peterssig_1c(1)

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.

 

By Ann Coulter on 07/17/2019

See earlier, from 2013: Funny Thing—ACLU Didn’t Say Its Legalize-Marijuana Poster Boy Is Convicted Gang-Banger

Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC's "Kasie DC" to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime.

Caldwell reported:

"William Underwood, now 65 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonviolent drug-related crime. It was his first felony, but in the middle of the tough-on-crime era, the judge showed no leniency. With no hope of ever walking free again, Underwood has made the best of his time in prison, mentoring others and staying devoted to his children and grandchildren, as (his daughter) Ebony fights for his release."

Another black body in prison for mere possession of a joint!

Actually, no one is in prison anywhere for possession of a joint, except in the pea-brain fantasies of chubby college coeds everywhere. We don't have the prison space.

By The Zman on 07/16/2019

See also “East is East And West is West”: What The Hazony/Brog Heresy Hunt Says About July’s “National Conservative Conference”

[VDARE.com senior management was disinvited from the “National Conservatism” conference sponsored by the newly-founded Edmund Burke Society’s Yoram Hazony and David Brog, but the blogger ZMan snuck into what he pointedly calls “The Gatekeeper’s Ball” and has sent us this exclusive assessment. For his own reports, see here, here, and here].

In his talk at the “National Conservatism” conference just concluded in Washington D.C., Tucker Carlson joked about how after Trump’s improbable victory, he had to re-evaluate everything he thought he knew about the world. If Trump could win the election, then maybe UFOs are real. He was exaggerating, but he was serious about re-evaluating his view of the world.

Carlson also made the point that official Washington continues to struggle with the reality that Donald Trump is President. It’s why Carlson was happy to come to the conference and talk, as it was the first sign that Washington is starting to come terms with what happened in 2016. He may not be on board with the Hazony-Brog project, but he was onboard with the discussion of what comes next.

Carlson is a level-headed guy, so when he talks about re-evaluating his politics in light of Trump, he is doing so within the bounds of reason. For people like Bill Kristol [Email him]and Max Boot, [Email him] the disconfirmation has driven them to madness. Not only have they lost their previous certainty about politics, they are now imagining all sorts of weird fantasies about You Know Who coming back from the grave.

That is an important starting point for understanding what’s going on with Yoram Hazony’s National Conservatism stuff. Some of the people getting involved in his project have been critics of Conservatism Inc. for a while, so they see this as an opportunity to do damage to the Conservative Industrial Complex. Instead of being outsiders, they will get to be insiders and set the agenda.

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