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I must admit, I do this too—when a writer is photographed on the back of a book jacket infront of his bookshelf, I turn the book on its side, and try to read the titles. But I don't want other people doing that to me.
Look what happened to Franklin McNeil, a black sportswriter for ESPN:
The Blaze reports a speech delivered by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in San Diego, California, the day before Memorial Day .
Big Business Wants The Border Patrol To Direct Traffic At The Border--But They Should Be Doing Interior Enforcement Instead
The Big Business outsourcers who offshore their manufacturing to Mexico, would like the Border Patrol to expedite border crossngs. They outsource to China as well, which is trying to bypass expensive U.S. ports like Long Beach and Oakland by exporting to the U.S. through Mexico's Pacific ports.
The San Antonio Spurs are now 10-0 in the NBA playoffs, as they go for their fifth NBA title since 1999 in their Tim Duncan Era. Even before this season, the Spurs' veteran Big 3 of Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili had the three highest career winning percentages among active NBA players.
One of the interesting unanswered questions about post-WWII arts and literature (e.g., the Mad Men era) is how much was it funded and molded by the CIA as part of a "twilight struggle" to make America look cooler than the Soviet Union. For example, old CIA agents have long claimed to have played a sizable role in the triumph of abstract expressionist (or "New York School") painting.
Over at Marginal Revolution, Tyler Cowen links to a study of why child labor expanded so much during the laissez-faire era of the industrial revolution. The comments are mostly the usual libertarian chest-pounding, leading up to Roy Swanson's:
I got my first job when I was nine. Worked at a sheet metal factory. In two weeks, I was running the floor. Child labor laws are ruining this country.
Congressman Silvestre Reyes has just been defeated in a primary, apparently for not being pro-immigration enough. Reyes, a Democratc, was defeated by El Paso councilman Beto O'Rourke. Beto is acutally Irish, and his name is Robert, not Roberto, but he's assimilating. Reyes was a Border Patrol Sector chief before getting elected to Congress.
In the 90s, Reyes was something of a hero to immigration restrictionists--in Alien Nation, [PDF] Peter Brimelow wrote (P. 238)
President Obama handed out Medals of Freedom on Tuesday, and they well reflected his political beliefs. Rock legend Bob Dylan got a lot of attention, and he was a famous social rebel in the sixties.
Swiss citizens have at times shown less interest than many Europeans in PC celebrations of diversity, as demonstrated by their voting against minaret construction (pictured below) and for deporting criminal aliens.
Compare the sentence given to two black teenagers named Kalee and Precious by a British court in a case where they attacked and viciously beat a 41-year old legal secretary:
Kalee and Precious got community service and a fine, and get to go home. The secretary doesn't feel she got justice.
I especially liked this line in my friend Jame Fulford's current post concerning Ben Wattenberg's woolly-headed triumphalism about the American future:
And please don't tell me about Einstein—immigrants today aren't Einstein.
James's cogent statement was anticipated several years ago by Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies:
A white English woman named Jacqueline Woodhouse has been sentenced to 21 weeks in jail by an English court for "racially aggravated intentional harassment" while drunk in the London Subway.
Sean Gabb mentions in his Diamond Jubilee piece that in 1979, the Queen " bullied Margaret Thatcher to go back on her election promise not to hand Rhodesia over to a bunch of black Marxists." Here's the story(with emphasis added):
“[Margaret Thatcher's]deference played to Elizabeth H’s advantage in her very first cont acts with her new prime minister. A Commonwealth Conference was coming up in August 1979, with the status of white-controlled rebel Rhodesia at the top of the agenda. For nearly a decade and a half, the former colony of Southern Rhodesia had been an ongoing embarrassment to the British government. The Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) by Southern Rhodesia’s white settlers in 1965, and the obstinate survival of the white rebel regime, were deeply resented by the black nations of the Commonwealth. Economic sanctions had failed and freedom fighters operating from neighbouring black African countries had made no headway against the white government, headed by Ian Smith.
Bill Kristol: Dictating more than just Foreign Policy?