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  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Should Focus On The White Vote

    07/22/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Gibbs
    Prepare to be mindblown. A black dude is going to tell you why the GOP’s winning strategy is to focus like a laser on the white vote. One key result of the increased polarization happening in America under President Obama is that Republicans have a chance to decisively capture the white vote in a historic fashion. In fact, the key to a Trump victory will be the white vote, not the Hispanic vote, the black vote, or any other vote. Why? For one, the Democratic Party has already lost the white vote, and lost it big. Mitt Romney won the...
  • Obama Administration Looks to Cement Ethnic Divides With Language Mandate

    06/09/2016 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Mike Gonzalez
    The Obama administration seems to live in a parallel reality, oblivious to the racial animus that has become the hallmark of late-stage Obama and to the ethnic strife that wreaks havoc on the rest of the world. Inside its own Platonic cave, the thinking is: Over half the world is polyglot, so why not us? Its latest policy statement, issued jointly late last week by the departments of Education and Health and Human Services, advises states to instruct early childhood students in home languages different from English, and to help them retain separate cultural attachments. The administration warns that “not...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: America's Balkan Values

    02/10/2016 10:32:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    White liberals and black careerists vigorously reject the MLK ideal of a color-blind society. The racial spoils industry survives on several requisites. One, Americans must be readily identifiable as being non-white or white. Two, once non-white claimants pass the racial litmus test, they must think and speak in a particular progressive manner, in dutiful obeisance to those who set up and perpetuate the racial spoils system. And three, racialism must remain defined as a one-way bias... Much of the liberal press has ridiculed Rubio and Cruz, either because their appearances and Cuban ancestry do not quite make them authentic "Latinos"...
  • White House Conference Call Reveals Insidious Plan To Balkanize America

    02/27/2015 1:51:56 PM PST · by Tareli · 65 replies
    Sword At The Ready ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sue Paine
    On the Mark Levin Show Thursday evening, Sue Paine of WCBM revealed that she was accidentally invited to take part in a White House Conference call about Obama’s ‘Executive Amnesty’ orders. What she heard on this call by officials in the White House and radical Amnesty planners was frightening. It is no less than an insidious plan to use American citizens own money to fund our own national suicide and demise. Sue revealed that the White House plans that these ‘New Americans’ will be subsidized by you and me, the taxpayer. That they will be given immediate access and priority...
  • The Third World Has Arrived

    07/22/2014 5:58:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Chip McLean
    The answer of course is that we no longer are one people. E pluribus unum is dead. The melting pot has been replaced with a toxic brew of “diversity”, of which our open borders policy - endorsed by members of both name brand parties—is one component that leads down the same path. The third world has arrived and it will be this nation’s future…unless Americans will get off their collective duffs and fight back. Some, in places such as Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York are doing just that.
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.‘Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of...
  • Crimea Vote Gets Attention of Europe's Other Secession Movements

    03/22/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/22/2014 | By MATT MOFFETT
    MADRID—When Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia—under the watchful gaze of Russian troops—some Spaniards viewed the drama through the lens of a conflict much closer to home. Spain's Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "the parallelism is absolute" between Crimea and Catalonia, the wealthy industrial region that has scheduled a nonbinding referendum on independence from Spain for November. Sunday's referendum in Crimea and the one planned in Catalonia each violates its nation's constitution, Mr. Garcia-Margallo said Monday, and thus "by definition violates international law." Catalan officials ridiculed his attempt to tar Catalonia with the Crimean brush. Catalans...
  • Fearful moment of truth for Ukrainians and Putin: Soviet-style tyranny or freedom?

    12/13/2013 8:36:57 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 48 replies ^ | December 13, 2013 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Who lost Ukraine? ....President Viktor Yanukovych, is on the verge of permanently consigning Ukraine to Russia’s sphere of influence. ....He wants Ukraine to become a vassal of Russia — as it was for centuries under Czarist rule. .... The Russian dictator is a murderous former KGB thug, who openly longs for the return of the Soviet Union. He believes the U.S.S.R’s disintegration was one of the greatest “tragedies” of the 20th century. Think about that: He is nostalgic for a monstrous totalitarian regime responsible for the deaths of over 40 million — including the genocidal terror famine, “the Harvest of...
  • Black, Brown and Obama (California's Mexican Mafia, the 21st Century's Ku Klux Klan)

    02/16/2013 12:38:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Lloyd Billingsley
    <p>A federal hate-crimes indictment highlights differences in response between Barack Obama and previous presidents when racists target blacks with violence.</p> <p>The Feb. 8 Department of Justice press release says that members of the Compton 155 gang, whose members call themselves “nigger killers” (the release spells it out N***** Killers) or “NKs,” use “violence and threats of violence in an effort to drive African-Americans out of their ‘territory’ on the west side of Compton.” Further, “[t]o instill fear in African-Americans, members of the gang tag their gang moniker and ‘NK’ throughout their ‘territory.’”</p>
  • Lavender Graduation Trend Continues at Catholic Colleges

    05/01/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/30/12 | Matthew Archbold
    “Lavender graduation” events for homosexual students are sadly becoming common on Catholic campuses across the country. Georgetown University president John DeGioia is scheduled to deliver remarks at this evening’s “Lavender Graduation” ceremony. The Jesuit university’s website describes the event as “a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students to acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University.” (For readers unfamiliar with today’s campus jargon, “LGBTQ” means “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer,” and “ally” means any “heterosexual” person who is accepting of those who claim such other sexual “identities.” An “ally” is also commonly expected...
  • Treason from Within

    03/30/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/30/2012 | Patrice Lewis
    Many years ago in college, I took a required psychology class. One day we were told by our professor we had to divvy ourselves up into two groups for a particular project. I don’t remember the nature of the project, but I am quite serious when I say it took us three class days to divide ourselves. Much of that time was spent discussing all the hidden hurt feelings and angst that come with being “chosen” into one group or another, reminiscent of the painful procedure of choosing sides for softball in gym class. After one day of this ridiculous...
  • Bilingual Ballots Are a Bad Idea

    08/19/2011 5:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 19, 2011 | Linda Chavez
    At a time when many state and local governments cannot afford even necessary government programs, the Obama administration is about to force hundreds of jurisdictions to waste millions of dollars printing ballots in Spanish and other languages for voters who don't need them. Worse, some of these bilingual ballots may be used fraudulently to encourage people who are not citizens to vote illegally in next year's election. A perverse element of the Voting Rights Act makes the whole scheme possible, and, unfortunately, not even Republicans have been willing to challenge it. Under the Act, jurisdictions whose population includes at least...
  • Nine Perversions of Multiculturalism

    10/05/2010 2:03:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 5, 2010 | Michael Novak
    The fraudulence of much that currently masquerades under the name "multiculturalism" results from gross perversions of what, in 1972, I called the new ethnicity. Multiculturalism is a profound betrayal of the fundamental principles of the new ethnicity. In the current culture wars on campus, however, an explicit indictment of the perversions of multiculturalism may be useful. 1. Anti-Americanism. Since it regards the West (at least its white males) as imperialistic, and America as the most advanced face of the West, multiculturalism expresses hostility to American traditions and institutions, while glorifying non-Western cultures, especially those inimical to America.2. Victimology. Multiculturalism...
  • FoxNews Poll: Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America?

    09/20/2010 2:02:55 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 34 replies
    Should the American Flag be Banned -- in America? No. This is a lame decision. Teach the kids what the flag means, instead of banning it. Yes. The safety of students comes first. Not sure, but of all things to ban, the American flag would seem the least 'incendiary.' Other (post a comment)
  • Tasing Arizona

    07/06/2010 7:44:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Border: When the Justice Department sued Arizona Tuesday for the grievous crime of protecting its border, it did more than just signal a softer policy on immigration. It also put our national security at risk. 'A state may not establish its own immigration policy or enforce state laws in a manner that interferes with the federal immigration laws," the U.S. wrote in its complaint. But Arizona isn't "interfering" at all. It's just doing what should be Uncle Sam's job — protecting our border. Arizona should get a presidential commendation, not a lawsuit. It's bad enough that bankrupt U.S. states have...
  • Census Bureau: We’ll Work with ‘Community Organizations’ to Count All Illegal Aliens in 2010

    04/29/2010 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 938+ views
    CNS News ^ | 4/2/10 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The US Census is using "community organizers" to count illegals in the Census. This means that a state harboring more illegal aliens can gain more House seats as long as the Census Bureau finds the illegal aliens and counts them. This also means that the illegal alien population resident in the United States during a census year has the potential to alter the regional and philosophical balance of power in Congress.
  • Census forms start arriving on Monday amid fears immigrants could be missed [Austin, Texas]

    03/14/2010 6:56:38 AM PDT · by deport · 20 replies · 637+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 3-13-2010 | Juan Castillo
    ...Today the city's Asian population perhaps more than any other symbolizes what Robinson calls a stunning evolution of diversity in Austin. The city counts among its fold growing numbers of Indians, Pakistanis, Koreans, Vietnamese, Bangladeshis, Chinese and others spanning the Asian continent. Robinson projects that the 2010 census will show the Asian population grew by 62 percent since the last head count of Austin residents 10 years ago — faster than any other group and triple the rate of Austin's growth overall. Immigrants also figure heavily in the explosion of the city's Latino population, the largest ethnic group in...
  • After Obama Fails

    06/18/2009 3:38:48 AM PDT · by Man50D · 115 replies · 4,217+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2009 | George Joyce
    A failed presidency for Barack Obama could turn into liberalism's worst nightmare. Barely six months into his term, the 44th president has succeeded in generating the most widespread and serious discussion of secession since the Civil War. Despite what Newsweek's Evan Thomas may claim, Obama is not the "God" who will bring us together but the autocratic sponsor of an overbearing, oppressive leviathan from which a growing number of Americans are seeking refuge. That refuge, according to author Paul Starobin, will come in the form of several regional republics that reflect the diverse character of Americans no longer bound in...
  • On May 5, Mexican dominance irks other Latinos

    05/05/2009 10:06:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 1,150+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 5, 2009 | By MANUEL VALDES
    SEATTLE -- With mariachis, tequila and parades, Cinco De Mayo will be celebrated this week in parties across the nation, kicking off a commemoration of Mexican heritage in the United States as a pseudo-holiday that has been adopted by the general population. But for Dagoberto Reyes, a Salvadorian immigrant living in Los Angeles, May 5 is more a reminder of the dominance Mexican culture has in a country that is home to immigrants from many Latin American countries. His prime example: Los Angeles-area public schools. "Our kids go to this school system, and the school system is more preoccupied with...
  • Muslims quit at Swift

    09/19/2008 1:20:26 PM PDT · by AuntB · 66 replies · 314+ views
    Grand Island Independent ^ | Sept. 19, 2008 | Tracy Overstreet
    GRAND ISLAND — About 50 to 80 Muslims quit at the JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant Thursday night. Dan Hoppes, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 22, said the matter stems from the recent debate over break time for the purpose of prayer during the holy month of Ramadan. "There were some Muslim people who wanted to get the rest of the people to back them to moving their (dinner) break to an earlier time, and when that did not happen, the rest of the people went back to work and those people protesting...
  • Bradley Project Report, 'E Pluribus Unum' - Calls for Dialogue on America's National Identity

    06/08/2008 11:52:44 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 17 replies · 1,489+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | June 3, 2008 | Anon
    The Bradley Project Releases Its Report, 'E Pluribus Unum' - Calls for National Dialogue on America's National Identity Report Finds That America is Facing an Identity Crisis and is in Danger of Becoming Not "From Many, One" - E Pluribus Unum - But Its Opposite, "From One, Many" June 3, 2008 PR Newswire (press release), NY Sixty-Three Percent of Americans Believe Our National Identity is Weakening, and One in Four Believe the Nation is So Divided That a Common National Identity is Not Possible WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bradley Project on America's National Identity today released...
  • Us and Them; The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism

    04/23/2008 1:48:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies · 55+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | March/April 2008 | Jerry Z. Muller
    Summary: Americans generally belittle the role of ethnic nationalism in politics. But in fact, it corresponds to some enduring propensities of the human spirit, it is galvanized by modernization, and in one form or another, it will drive global politics for generations to come. Once ethnic nationalism has captured the imagination of groups in a multiethnic society, ethnic disaggregation or partition is often the least bad answer.
  • Arab-America’s Store

    03/03/2008 8:30:06 AM PST · by Westlander · 23 replies · 289+ views
    2008 Newsweek, Inc. ^ | 3-10-2008 | 2008 Newsweek, Inc.
    Hamad, 34, has shopped at Wal-Mart before, but never one like this. She is overcome with nostalgia as she spots Nido powdered milk and Al Haloub Cow, canned meat she calls the "Arabic Spam." "My father loves this," she says. "People from war-torn countries, this is what you lived on when you couldn't go out of the house to shop." This Wal-Mart, though, isn't in a war zone. It's in Dearborn, Mich., home to nearly a half-million Arab-Americans, the largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East.
  • The return of ethnic nationalism

    02/27/2008 7:32:24 AM PST · by Main Street · 11 replies · 309+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In Africa last week, President Bush deplored the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s, defended his refusal to send U.S. troops to Darfur and decried the ethnic slaughter in Kenya. Following a fraudulent election, the Kikyu, the dominant tribe in Kenya, have been subjected to merciless assault. People are separating from one another and butchering one another along lines of blood and soil. According to a compelling lead article in the new Foreign Affairs, "Us and Them: The Enduring Power of Ethnic Nationalism," we may be witnessing in the Third World a re-enactment of the ethnic wars that tore Europe...
  • Is this crazy, or is this crazy?

    02/26/2008 3:45:21 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 35 replies · 73+ views ^ | 24 February 2008
    The decision by Britain, America and certain other European countries to recognise Kosovo as an independent state is mind-blowingly stupid and suicidal and of a piece with their obvious determination to capitulate in the war for civilisation. It is a rotten decision for the following reasons: 1) It endorses a breach of a country's right to maintain its own integrity. Serbia is a properly constituted democratic country. To recognise the validity of such a secession is to undermine the principle of a country's right to determine its own composition. It puts up two fingers to international law, which explicitly recognises...
  • Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?--the free world’s policy to spread Shari'a law in Europe?

    02/22/2008 7:15:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies · 67+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2-22-08 | Julia Gorin
    Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?   By Julia | Friday, February 22, 2008 As Americans look quizzically at their TV sets while non-Muslim protestors in Europe torch a U.S. embassy, they should know that yesterday’s 200,000-person protest in Belgrade (whose members are separate from the fire starters) is the first time in two decades that Serbs are showing a glimmer of rational behavior--amid 20 years of the “free world” foisting terrorist neighbors upon them.To put this in perspective, with advance apologies to any offended ethnic groups: How would Americans react if Latino gangs started ambushing police and killing government...
  • Kosovo and Islam`s Balkanization of the World

    02/21/2008 1:59:14 AM PST · by kronos77 · 24 replies · 438+ views
    Even as the world rushes to embrace the newly manufactured Kosovo as a country, the rise of a splinter Muslim country in Europe can't help but give hope to Islamic terrorists fighting to create breakaway states in Thailand, the Philippines, Israel, India and Kenya among many others. Balkanization, or divide and conquer, has always been a key element in bringing down countries and with a global Islamic war, each country with a Muslim minority, natively converted or imported, is on the same track as Yugoslavia. What Hitler did with the Volksdeutsche, ethnic Germans, across Eastern Europe, his former Muslim allies...
  • Belgrade's US Embassy set on fire (FNC Report: charred body found in US Embassy)

    02/21/2008 11:04:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 999 replies · 1,661+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 minutes ago | By SLOBODAN LEKIC, Associated Press Writer
    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy Thursday and set fire to an office after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence that drew an estimated 150,000 people. Masked attackers broke into the building, which has been closed this week, and tried to throw furniture from an office. A blaze broke out inside one of the offices and parts of the facade also caught fire. Authorities drove armored jeeps down the street and fired tear gas to clear the crowd. The protesters dispersed into side streets where they continued clashing with authorities. The neighboring Croatian Embassy also was...
  • Does Balkanization Beacon Anew?

    02/19/2008 3:55:15 PM PST · by Doctor13 · 7 replies · 98+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 18 February 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    When the Great War comes, said old Bismarck, it will come out of “some damn fool thing in the Balkans.” On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot the archduke and heir to the Austrian throne Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, setting in motion the train of events that led to the First World War. In the spring of 1999, the United States bombed Serbia for 78 days to force its army out of that nation’s cradle province of Kosovo. The Serbs were fighting Albanian separatists of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). And we had no more right to bomb Belgrade than...
  • Does Balkanization Beckon Anew?

    02/19/2008 7:35:00 AM PST · by Billg64 · 35 replies · 257+ views
    town hall .com ^ | 2/19/08 | Patrick Buchanan
    On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip shot the archduke and heir to the Austrian throne Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, setting in motion the train of events that led to the First World War. Kosovo Albanians from France and Germany, waving their national flag, left, and wearing a t-shirt of a black double-headed eagle on a red background, celebrate in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Kosovo declared itself a nation on Sunday, mounting a brash and historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and key European...
  • Serbia Betrayed

    02/18/2008 10:04:35 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 21 replies · 160+ views ^ | 2/18/2008 | David Yeagley
    Serbia has been betrayed by the world. From this day forward, all "nationhood" is liable. No nation is safe, no ethnicity is secure--except those being used to destroy others. Today, Sunday, February 17, 2008, the Albanian Mohammadans (Muslims) living in the Serbian province of Kosovo have declared themselves an independent nation. They have the full support of Europe and the United States. Only Russia opposes the move, based on some dim, past notion that Serbia is part of the once grand "Soviet Union." has been a faithful supporter of Serbian nationhood and sovereignty. With numerous journal entries and many...
  • Bush Recognizes Kosovo's Independence

    02/18/2008 7:23:50 AM PST · by CJ Wolf · 167 replies · 448+ views
    AP ^ | 2-18-08 | AP
    President Bush on Monday hailed Kosovo's bold and historic bid for statehood, saying "The Kosovars are now independent."
  • Protestors riot at US embassy

    02/17/2008 2:04:19 PM PST · by DogBarkTree · 9 replies · 94+ views ^ | 2/18/08 | correspondents in Belgrade
    SEVERAL hundred protesters threw stones and flares at riot police protecting the US embassy in Belgrade today after Kosovo's declaration of independence, witnesses said. One policeman was injured during scuffles as riot police fought to keep the protesters, mainly hardline football fans, away from the embassy building, the witnesses said. One embassy window was smashed. The protesters marched through the middle of the capital towards the US embassy chanting "Kosovo is Serbia" and anti-American slogans. They waved Serbian flags and vowed to protest "until Kosovo is returned to Serbia". After the scuffles, protesters dispersed in nearby streets, while the police...
  • Albanian Triumph, Serb Anger as Kosovo Secedes

    02/17/2008 3:03:48 AM PST · by raybbr · 58 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | N/A
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo Albanians will proclaim independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia but cementing a bitter ethnic frontline in the Balkans. Kosovo will be the 6th state carved from the Serb-dominated federation since 1991, after Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Montenegro, and the last to escape Serbia's embrace. The Serbs vow never to give up the land where their history goes back 1,000 years. They will reject independence in defiance of the Albanians and their Western backers and will keep their grip on strongholds in northern Kosovo, making the ethnic...
  • "McCain Tries To Avoid Questions About Immigration" - El Universal (Translated from Spanish)

    01/30/2008 9:35:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 33 replies · 458+ views
    El Universal Online (TRANSLATION) ^ | 31 January 2008 | El Universal (Translated to English)
    Intenta McCain evadir preguntas sobre inmigración Expresa el aspirante a la candidatura republicana que respalda los esfuerzos para impedir el cruce de indocumentados; afirma que la gente pide que primero sean aseguradas las fronteras ...
  • Spanish paper: Mistake called Kosovo

    01/24/2008 12:45:48 PM PST · by kronos77 · 22 replies · 97+ views
    24 January 2008 One of Spain's most influential dailies says that Kosovo's independence is imminent, and wrong. "Kosovo will soon declare independence, with the backing of Germany and the United States, despite the fact that the border change was not in keeping with international law, nor EU practice, and Spain is not heard or listened to by anyone in the EU," ABC's said today in an editorial. "The creation of an independent state for Kosovo Albanians will set a precedent for many parts of Europe with minorities who, often without reason, consider themselves discriminated," the daily wrote. "The self-determination of...
  • English won't be Bakersfield's official language

    09/27/2007 2:14:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 161+ views
    Bakersfield, Calif. (AP) -- A bid to make English the official language of this San Joaquin Valley city failed after much debate. The city council also shot down on Wednesday another proposal that would have made clear that Bakersfield is not a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, but it approved a resolution calling on the federal government to enact immigration reform. After the meeting, opponents of the English-only and the sanctuary resolutions praised the council for making the "morally correct" decision. . . . Famed labor leader Dolores Huerta, who spoke to city council members, called the defeated resolutions "hateful" and...
  • Macedonia: Pro-'Greater Albania' professor probed

    09/24/2007 11:01:05 AM PDT · by joan · 8 replies · 194+ views
    AKI ^ | September 21, 2007
    Tetovo, Macedonia, 21 Sept. (AKI) - Macedonian authorities may bring charges against a professor who at an ethnic Albanian rally in the northeastern town of Tetovo, called for the creation of a 'Greater Albanian nation' consisting of Albania, Kosovo and parts of Macedonia. "It is our universal right to live in one country," the professor, Miljaim Fejziu, said at the gathering held on Thursday to launch the Macedonian branch of the Unity of World Albanians (UWA) movement. Macedonia's State Prosecutor's office said that if Fejziu, who teaches at a university in Tetovo - which has a population of 80,000 of...
  • Deadly blast strikes Kosovo capital (Bill Clinton Blvd. Explosion)

    PRISTINA, Serbia (AFP) — A strong blast in the Kosovo capital Pristina killed two people and injured 11 on Monday amid renewed tensions arising from the future of the UN-administered Serbian province. A double-storey business centre on Bill Clinton Boulevard was severely damaged by the explosion at 2:10 am (0010 GMT), which damaged at least a dozen shops, cafes and restaurants at the premises, police said. One person was immediately killed, the other died of injuries in a hospital, while another victim was in critical condition, local police and medical authorities said, adding that the others' lives were not threatened....
  • Diversity's Dark Side

    09/11/2007 7:51:48 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 24 replies · 940+ views
    TCS ^ | 9/11/07 | John Luik
    For at least the last twenty years the cultural and political elites of the United States have championed the cause of multiculturalism by claiming that diversity was something that made all of us better. Little effort was ever made to define precisely just what was meant by diversity, difference or most crucially "better." Nor was there any significant research that provided empirical support for the claim that multiculturalism and diversity translated into better people, better communities, better organizations and businesses or a better country. But now a considerable amount of solid evidence about multiculturalism is in, and it suggests that...
  • Highlights from Democrat's Univision debate

    09/09/2007 10:42:41 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 32 replies · 959+ views
    LonewackoDotCom ^ | 9/9/07 | self
    John Edwards: "Just a few months ago, I was in Canton, Mississippi, as part of a poverty tour, and I met with poultry workers who worked in a poultry plant in Canton, Mississippi. And one of them was a man named Daniel who had been badly hurt on the job. And because of his injuries, he wasn't able to work. And when he asked about trying to get health care or workers' compensation, the first question they asked him was, "What's your immigration status?" This is a perfect example of what's wrong with Washington and why the government is not...
  • Univision Goes Mainstream With Democratic Debate

    09/09/2007 3:12:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 772+ views
    NBC6 ^ | September 9, 2007
    MIAMI -- For the first time in a U.S. presidential campaign, candidates vying for the Democratic nomination will take part in a debate Sunday that will be broadcast across the U.S. in Spanish. The event, held at the University of Miami and broadcast by the Univision Network, marks the Democratic candidates' recognition of the growing political muscle that the country's more than 44 million Hispanics could wield in the 2008 election. Seven of the eight Democratic candidates will be taking part in the debate — including front-runners Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and...
  • Check Out A New LOGO of the "Government of The United States"

    09/04/2007 7:40:46 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 352 replies · 6,777+ views
    Website of the Government of the United States of America ^ | 5 September 2007 | United States Government
    I kid you not.Go see for yourself, to the link above, at US.GOV, the official website of the United States of America.Go to the right. Read the text closely. For oldertimer Freepers, get out your reading glasses.
  • Judge Puts Hold on White House Plan to Warn Employers About Hiring Illegals

    09/01/2007 5:03:04 AM PDT · by devane617 · 25 replies · 1,067+ views
    Fox ^ | 09/01/2007
    A federal judge has put a halt on a planned White House crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants while she considers a lawsuit filed by the AFL-CIO claiming the move would harm citizens and those working in the U.S. legally, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. Click here to read the report from the Washington Post. The ruling, issued by U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney, bars the Department of Homeland Security from sending mail notices to 140,000 employers about suspect Social Security numbers. The AFL-CIO and the American Civil Liberties Union say that DHS is going beyond its...
  • Can You Save The Dream That Was America? (Immigration, Values, etc) [Must Read!]

    06/28/2007 12:47:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 2,040+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 28, 2007 | Douglas MacKinnon
    As an everyday citizen of the United States, what are your realistic options when you believe your country to be in a death spiral from which it almost assuredly won’t recover? If you are an American who still deeply believes in the promise of our republic, how can you fight back against those from within, intent on destroying everything you hold sacred by subverting traditional family values, western civilization, national security, and just plain commonsense? Shockingly, maybe you can’t. I’m told it’s basically too late to save the nation that represents the last best hope for mankind. Six months ago,...
  • Albania Gives Bush A Hero’s Welcome

    06/10/2007 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 76 replies · 1,683+ views
    CBS ^ | 06/10/07 | staff
    US President George W. Bush, leaving behind thousands of anti-Bush protesters in Rome, got a hero's welcome in Albania on Sunday as he became the first American president to visit this tiny impoverished nation. When Mr. Bush arrived on his brief stop in Tirana, the hills overlooking the capital boomed as military cannons fired a 21-gun salute to the president. Thousands of people gathered in the downtown square on a brilliantly sunny day to see the president and first lady Laura Bush
  • Bush Urges Independence for Kosovo

    06/10/2007 6:44:05 AM PDT · by indcons · 72 replies · 1,597+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jun 10, 2007 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    President Bush, getting a hero's welcome as the first American president to visit this Balkan nation, said Sunday that there cannot be endless dialogue about achieving independence for neighboring Kosovo. "Sooner rather than later you've got to say `Enough's enough. Kosovo's independent,'" Bush said during a news conference with the prime minister of this tiny, impoverished country. Bush's press for statehood was aimed at Russia and others that object to Kosovo's independence. Standing alongside Prime Minister Sali Berisha, Bush said any extension of talks on Kosovo must have "certain independence" as the goal. In response to Albania's push for NATO...
  • Immigration Bill Subverts Americanization, English Language

    05/31/2007 9:58:50 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 43 replies · 866+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 30, 2007 | Deroy Murdock
    To judge how important assimilation is to senators John McCain (R.- Ariz.) and Ted Kennedy (D.-Mass.), peruse their immigration bill, now before the Senate. “Assimilation” appears only once in this legislation, and not until the 343rd of 347 pages. “Americanization” never emerges. Too bad the most sweeping immigration measure since 1986 shortchanges assimilation. Whether America ultimately absorbs 12,000 or all 12 million illegal aliens estimated to live here, it will be better for them and this nation if they speak, study, and vote in English, understand America’s Constitution and political culture, respect our history and civic traditions, and honor our...
  • Myth Monopoly - Misleading amnesty advocacy

    05/23/2007 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Shermy · 19 replies · 596+ views
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    Every aspect of the current immigration bill, and of the arguments made for it, has “fraud” written all over it. The first, and perhaps biggest, fraud is the argument that illegal aliens are “doing jobs Americans won’t do.” There are no such jobs. Even in the sector of the economy in which illegal immigrants have the highest representation — agriculture — they are just 24 percent of the workers. Where did the other 76 percent come from, if these are jobs that Americans won’t do? The argument that illegal agricultural workers are “making a contribution to the economy” is likewise...
  • Why They Won't Assimilate

    05/21/2007 11:32:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 100 replies · 2,838+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    Today's immigrants are not assimilating into our culture.  Ted Kennedy's Immigration Reform Act of 1965 has created a situation in which 85 percent of our immigrants hail from the Third World and Asia. This portends the destruction of the western civilization that has given us everything we hold dear, from our  freedom to our prosperity, not for reasons of race, but because of circumstances at least partly created by Americans ourselves. Assimilation is not a process magically initiated upon setting foot on American terra firma.  Rather, it only occurs when one or both of two conditions are met: The foreign...