Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Just Sniper Victims?

They are also victims of lax immigration policy. These citizens were killed by illegal immigrant snipers John Lee Malvo and John Mohammed. Pictures from ImmigrationsHumanCost.org.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Racist Whites Use Individualism to Keep Inferiors Down

See regular updates at the bottom of post.

At least according to the Seattle Public Schools. I read about this on Volokh last week but just didn't have time to post. Checking up on the site today revealed a very good debate (as always) transpired at Volokh over the following days. Be sure to check it out.

The school's website definition of racism overtly declares that only whites are racists,

The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites).
that whites are racists, even even while unconscious,

Individual racism can occur at both an unconscious and conscious level,...

Examples include telling a racist joke, using a racial epithet, or believing in the inherent superiority of whites.

and that we white racists are not only magicians, but also time travelers,

Those aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype, and label people of color as “other”, different, less than, or render them invisible. Examples of these norms include defining white skin tones as nude or flesh colored, having a future time orientation, emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology, defining one form of English as standard, and identifying only Whites as great writers or composers.


"emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology"? What short memories. It's only been 20 years since we ended a 50-year Cold War, where tens of thousands died to protect individualism over collectivism. Now we're told that the ideology that is built on 2,000+ years of the greatest philosophical debates in human history, the ideology that cultivated the best that humankind can offer, the ideology that has liberated more people globally than any other, is nothing more than cultural racism.

I'll be checking out Colorado's definition of "racism" soon. Are whites the only racists in Colorado? Stay tuned!

Update I: I checked out the Poudre School District. No mention of "cracker-only" racism here. Ditto with St. Vrain Valley School District; but I wonder how much this program costs (look for update).

Update II: I went through St. Vrain's latest amended budget and have determined that only a person whose full-time job is...well, let's just say that it may be impossible to determine how much the immigrant program costs. What I did find out is:

Revenues allocated for the English Language Proficiency Act--$103,000. Last year $82,000 was budgeted, but they spent $108,540 (pg 22). Their Bilingual policy.

St Vrain got Fed money for adult education and the Migrant grant pass through BOCES which totaled $191,000 (pg 22).

Boy! I'd sure hate to think how much the LA School District gets.

From the General Fund, $1,636,973 went to a program (or group of programs) called Integrated Education & English Language Acquisition.

Employee salaries and benefits (total, fy ending June 30, 2006) for Adult Basic Education was $957,190 (pg 32).

Employee salary and benefits for gifted kids? $146,107.

It costs taxpayers over $1,000 more to educate a kid at Central, Columbine, and Mtn. View Elementary schools than most other elementary schools. In the case of Eagle Crest, the school with the most students, the difference is over $2,000 (pg34). I was unable to find the racial makeup of the individual schools, though this page has district-wide info. Any ideas?

The Community Education Fund (pg 58) gets funding from tuition, donations, and "grants". There is no breakdown of the percentages which each contributes, but the CEF has expenditures of $3,100,000.

Is it too soon to request that we consider "separate but equal"?

UpdateIII: These are all 2004 numbers. Links also display test scores (by race) and drop-out rates.

Central School had 373 students, 35% are English as a Second Language, 39% are Free Lunch. Check out their bilingual website.

Columbine had 380 students, 69% are ELL, 75% are Free Lunch

Mountain View had 297 students, 19% are ELL, 36% are Free Lunch

Eagle Crest, the elementary school with the highest enrollment and the lowest cost per student, had 650 students, 11% have English as a Second Language, 9% of the students are Free Lunch.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Europeans: Will They Pull Their Heads Out in Time?

The Wall Street Journal did a piece on the plight of Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Apparently the European experience with mass immigration isn't working out so hot for Western liberalism,
Many Europeans initially rallied to President George W. Bush's "with-us-or-against-us" approach to combating extremism after the bombings in Madrid in early 2004 and the subsequent murder in Amsterdam of Mr. van Gogh, the filmmaker. Since then, however, this united front has narrowed in many parts of Europe to a populist battle against immigration.

Across Europe, dozens of people are now in hiding or under police protection because of threats from Muslim extremists. Dutch police say politicians reported 121 death threats last year. The number this year will likely be much higher. Geert Wilders, a right-wing member of parliament who also lives in a high-security apartment owned by the state, says he has received 120 menacing emails and letters since January. One of the latest reads: "Oh you cursed infidel! Don't think you are safe from our mighty organization....It is our wish to kill you by decapitation. Your infidel blood will flow freely on cursed Dutch streets!"
Europeans have a shorter memory than even Americans.

At the height of the cartoon furor in February, Danish businessmen who criticized their publication were denounced as traitors to free speech. Since then, a segment of the public, eager for a return to calm, has favored a more conciliatory approach toward Muslim anger,...
To this, Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten says, "I think it is very dangerous to give in to intimidation, because it sends a signal: If you threaten enough, we will do as you please."

Hmmm. I wonder if that is the signal the Senate and the President sent to all of those illegals who protested for rights reserved for U.S. citizens. Hard to believe that some Dutch culture editor of some left-wing rag has bigger gonads that the U.S. president (though Teddy Kennedy is no surprise)...but there it is.

Nope. Things aren't looking good for Europe: European women wearing burka's to avoid being harassed by gangs of Muslim men, Scandinavian teenage girls wearing chastity belts to avoid gang-rape by Muslim men, and the European male will have no problem landing that role for the castrati at the local opera house. When will it end?

It won't, gang-rape, decapitation, and dhimmitude are a small price to pay for cheap immigrant labor.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I got into quite a row over at the Cato blog. The commenter's were quick to try to condemn my arguments, but woefully short on answering my questions:

  • What is the purpose of our government if not to protect the liberty of the citizens of the U.S.?
  • If we have no borders, then we have no country. Who protects the liberty of the territorial subjects (since we would no longer be "citizens") ? The U.N.?
  • The German's have a term, "gesellschaft", which means (roughly) more people=more crime=more laws=bigger government=less liberty. Why would libertarians choose to allow a few individuals to have a little more money if it means the loss of liberty to society as a whole?
  • There is an inverse relationship between population size and quality of life. Is quality of life important to libertarians?
  • As long as the U.S. is a Third World-despot safety valve, there is little reason for those regimes to reform and be held accountable by the people who live in those countries. Is holding one's government accountable important to libertarians?
And so on. I probably asked them a dozen more questions in the same vein and got nothing (literally) in return. I really expected a discussion, especially from Cato, but all I got was ... well, nothing. I left the site knowing that:

A) these were questions they'd rather not answer, so they didn't, and

B) these were questions they'd never been asked, and were caught unprepared.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Senate to United States: We Will Kill You!

The quicker the better ...

You worthless bags of mouth-breathing flesh. The very idea that you would hold on to some antiquated notion like the "United States of America" is proof that you are worthy of nothing more than our contempt. UP YOURS! You unwashed swine.

UPDATE: OK, OK. We'll kill you a little later, you f**king hayseeds.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What Price For a Clean Deck?

New City, NY--Mary and Daniel Nagle hired illegal immigrant Douglas Herrera Castellanos, 30, to clean their backyard deck. Upon finishing the job, Castellanos raped, strangled, and then mutilated Mary Nagle's dead body. Afterward he called the Nagles' friends and relatives to brag about his crime.

Armed with a green-handled box cutter, Herrera slashed and beat Nagle almost beyond recognition as he raped her for at least 30 minutes and mutilated her with the box cutter. Part of her earlobe was cut off, and she was cut across her hands while trying to fight off her attacker.
Illegal immigrant Castellanos, a Guatemalan whose visa expired in 2001, was sentenced Monday to life without patrol plus 124 years for the brutal crime.

Video from CBS affiliate WCBS-TV in New York.

What is most important is that the Nagle's saved a couple bucks, and have a clean deck. We know citizens won't clean decks, but I wonder, are rape, murder, and mutilation jobs citizens won't do?

Update: The president sends his daughters to explain his immigration plan to The Plumber.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Same Old, Same Old

I had an emergency plumbing repair that lasted the exact amount of time it took the president to give his big immigration speech. This left me with Hugh Hewitt as my source of info. I also heard Hugh's interview with "ICE Princess" Julie Meyers.

Like always, I'm not surprised. It looks like the Minutemen will continue with their plans to built their own fence.

You've Got a Friend

"The president made clear that the United States considers Mexico a friend and that what is being considered is not militarization of the border, but support of border patrol capabilities on a temporary basis by National Guard personnel," White House spokeswoman Maria Tamburri said, describing a telephone conversation between Bush and his Mexican counterpart. (emphasis added)


When I saw this quote, I immediately thought of this song by James Taylor (suggested lyric changes in parentheses),

You just call out my name,
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby
To see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah,

(And I'll be there, oh, oh, oh)
You've got a friend. (You've got an amigo)
If the sky above you
Should turn dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind should begin to blow
Keep your head together and call my name out loud
And soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name
And you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.

We've been calling Mr. President. Citizens could sure use a friend.

Free health care, free education, a free pass from cops, and a friend of the Chief Executive: how do I become an illegal alien?


Friday, May 12, 2006

One That Got Away

As most of you know, I don't watch the news or read most newspapers. So it is understandable when a significant news item slides under my radar screen. It wasn't till I checked my email (which I am loathe to do) that I found out about this story from ABC affiliate 7News in Denver.

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Castle Rock police say a man who kidnapped an 18-year-old girl, holding her hostage for three hours, was in the country illegally and had been deported four times.
Pedro Martinez, 24, is being held on $500,000 bond.

The victim of this preventable crime, Amber Scott, says "the incident has forever changed her outlook on life."

"I appreciate things a lot more, like my family and definitely not materialistic things," Scott said.
Now that may be a good argument for the open-borders crowd: being kidnapped at knife point (what else?) and held hostage by an illegal alien has given her a more positive and spiritual outlook on life. We should all be so lucky.

Of course, now she'll be outlooking over her shoulder anytime she sees someone of Latin American descent.

Did Protests Backfire?

Well they sure didn't help. The Center for Immigration Studies hired Zogby to do a poll on this seemingly contentious issue. Among the conclusions,

On immigration generally, Americans want less, not more, immigration. Only 26 percent said immigrants were assimilating fine and that immigration should continue at current levels, compared to 67 percent who said immigration should be reduced so we can assimilate those already here.

While the Senate is considering various bills that would increase legal immigration from 1 million to 2 million a year, 2 percent of Americans believe current immigration is too low. This was true for virtually every grouping in the survey by ethnicity, income, age, religion, region, party, or ideology.

When offered by itself, there is strong support for the House bill: 69 percent said it was a good or very good idea when told it tries to make illegals go home by fortifying the border, forcing employer verification, and encouraging greater cooperation with local law enforcement while not increasing legal immigration; 27 percent said it was a bad or very bad idea.

Support for the House approach was widespread, with 81 percent of Republicans, 72 percent of independents, 57 percent of Democrats, and 53 percent of Hispanics saying it was good or very good idea.

When offered by itself, there is also some support for the Senate approach, though not as much as for the House bill: 42 percent said the Senate approach was a good or very good idea when told it would allow illegal immigrants to apply for legal status provided they met certain criteria, and it would significantly increase legal immigration and increase enforcement of immigration laws; 50 percent said it was a bad or very bad idea.

There were few groups in which a majority supported the Senate plan, even when presented by itself, exceptions included Hispanics 62 percent of whom said it was a good or very good idea and the most liberal voters (progressives) 54 percent of whom approved of it.

When given three choices (House approach, Senate approach, or mass deportation), the public tends to reject both the Senate plan and a policy of mass deportations in favor of the House bill; 28 percent want the Senate plan, 12 percent want mass deportations; while 56 percent want the House approach.

But when given a choice between just the House and Senate approaches, without the choice of mass deportations, the public prefers the House approach 64 percent version to 30 percent.

One reason the public does not like legalizations is that they are skeptical of need for illegal-immigrant labor. An overwhelming majority of 74 percent said there are plenty of Americans to fill low-wage jobs if employers pay more and treat workers better; just 15 percent said there are not enough Americans for such jobs.

Another reason the public does not like Senate proposals to legalize illegals and double legal immigration is that 73 percent said they had little or no confidence in the ability of the government to screen these additional applicants to weed out terrorists and criminals.

Public also does not buy the argument we have tried and failed to enforce the law: 70 percent felt that past enforcement efforts have been "grossly inadequate," while only 19 percent felt we had made a "real effort" to enforce our laws.


Maybe the open borders crowd should put something in the drinking water that makes citizens take leave of their common sense.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Gosh, Am I Wrong? Could I be so Out of Touch?

I still don't know. As I wrote yesterday, I wasn't surprised to learn that the Border Patrol, at least the "higher-ups" in the Border Patrol, were snitching out the locations of the Minutemen to the Mexican government. When you have internationalists run your federal government, it should be assumed that global priorities will mean more than national ones.

Well, apparently it has turned into a much bigger deal. It's been on the radio all day and it is all over the blogosphere.

CNN did a piece

Andrew McCarthy discusses the law.

Malkin uncovers (more!) cronyism at the Department of Homeland inSecurity. And blogs here, here, and here. Boy! She's is all over this one!

Debbie Schussel wonders why tax dollars pay for Julie "ICE Princess" Meyers personal attorney.

and there are now resignations out of frustration among the men on the front lines,
***update from Daily Bulletin: " Scott James, a former Tucson agent, resigned after eight years of service in February, citing a lack of support for agents by the Department of Homeland Security. He said that U.S. Border Patrol officials provided office space inside their headquarters to Mexican consulate officials, allowed the consulate to dictate the agents' activities, and gave the consulate information on ongoing investigations. Such courtesies were not extended to consulate offices of other countries, James said."***
I read all of the links and I gotta say, I'm still not surprised.

Major Dailies Down the Drain

The Outlander has a post on the declining circulation numbers of the major daily newspapers across the nation, and that USA Today enjoys the highest circulation of the lot.

I don't know what is more sad: that the major dailies are politically tone deaf, or that USA Today is the most widely read newspaper.

I have stopped calling the mass media "mainstream" because the mainstream is decidedly to the right of most major news outlets. Though a mass media outlet, I consider FOX mainstream, and I think The Washington Times is more mainstream (though maybe a little right) than the NYT (which is considerably left). For sure there are other factors that contribute to this decline - I went a week w/o internet assess and felt ignorant vis-a-vis current events - but there is still no acknowledgement by these newspapers, like the Denver Post, that there is an obvious Leftist bias in the mass media, and that this bias has alienated the majority of their potential audience.

As for USA Today, this is the fault of the public school bureaucracy and its insane belief that high self-esteem is more important than high educational standards. Equality of outcomes becomes more important than equality of opportunity, and easiest way to achieve that goal is to lower the standards. Once this becomes the "mindset", low standards is all that is expected, or achieved.

Cameras, Cameras Everywhere...

and all too high to smash.

One of the Rights I think people should have in this country is the right to be as anonymous as one wishes. This is the reason I am opposed to a national ID card (as well as a SS card) which some are advocating simply to work, something I consider a human right.

Cameras in public places similarly grate on my nerves. I understand all too well the reasons businesses and government use cameras to monitor their respective properties. It's obvious, too many people have no respect for property. This is the fault of socialists mostly, who have done a magnificent job of convincing people, starting in elementary school, that respect for private property is unreasonable because private property is an outdated "notion", just like the "notions" of the nation-state, popular sovereignty, and patriotism. Of course, this isn't the way it's taught, it's just the practical effect of socialism.

But what happens when cameras become a source of revenue for a government? Well, the government becomes just as dependent on that revenue as any business depends on a source of revenue. The difference of course is that the government is the only institution - versus a business or charity for example - that can legitimately coerce compliance in a free society. Another difference? Bad or unethical businesses and charities can be held accountable. When the government is unethical, a news story may highlight the questionable practice, then it is never discussed again - and nobody is, or can be, held accountable.

This is the case of the "speed and red light cameras" used by governments worldwide. The amount of money generated by these cameras is so high, that government dependency on camera revenue invites and accepts fraud and abuse. According to Radley Balko over at Cato in this article (don't worry, it's short), abuse is rampant. However because of the parasitic nature of government, a little fraud and abuse won't stop them from making a buck.

Governments will continue to install spycams, and you will be assumed guilty when "caught". If you are an illegal it's no big deal, you simply ignore the ticket. But if you are a citizen, you could spend a grand on a lawyer and try to fight the ticket, but most citizens will shrug their shoulders, grit their teeth, and pay.

And the extortion, and the loss of privacy, will continue...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Border Patrol Supervisors: Jobs U.S. Citizens Won't Do

I was going to split for the day but this story is making the rounds. It isn't surprising to me, but it seems to be picking up a lot of steam.

The last link("rounds") is from the Minuteman blog. It has a little more info than the Daily Bulletin.

Jeez-o-Pete...

Somebody turn the lights out!

I had originally intended to blow her face up (figuratively speaking) to life-size, but I was absolutely horrified. Then I realized that I would have to see this face till the post got recycled into the always illuminating archives.

It's probably a good thing to send Ms. Thomas down to the archives. I need a troll to keep an eye on things as I've heard that Sandy Berger has been snooping around.


Thanks a lot Mike, Helen's beautiful smile will be in my dreams tonight.

Monday, May 08, 2006

"We're Only Here to Work"


"County workers in Santa Anna looked out of their windows on May 1st to see Mexicans beating other county workers and police before they rushed towards the government building and stormed it, stabbing one worker with a Mexican flag in the process. Moreno described the stabbing as seen on a video tape of the incident. "The men start running and then you can see all these people, and they weren’t just kids, some adults and the kids were behind them, but you can see this guy chasing this man down and he plunges the stick of his flag pole into this man’s chest…."

Full story at WeHateGringos.com

Friday, May 05, 2006

How Many Immigrants?

Who the hell knows? Bear Sterns has their own idea. (pdf)

And Jessica M. Vaughan knows how to get rid of them.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Illegal Alien Gets Stopped by Cops, Then Kills 15-Year-Old

Yep. In fact, illegal alien Mauro Najera and fellow illegal alien Jose Garcia-Felix, were stopped just 30 minutes before the wreck that killed 15-year-old Guadalupe Sanchez ... for careless driving in front of an elementary school. The driver, illegal alien Mauro Najera didn't have a drivers license. Whataya bet he didn't even have insurance?

Photos from 9News link.

Can anybody say sanctuary? If he'd been arrested and his car towed (like what would have happened to a citizen), Miss Sanchez would be in school today.

Free education, free health care, and a free pass from cops; how can I become an illegal alien?

Story and video here from NBC affiliate 9News in Denver.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

New Currency for the United States of Mexico



These are rolling around the blogosphere. Funny, huh?